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Corpsetimer at the Larimer Lounge

What could be more ridiculous than a tribute band, really? Maybe a tribute band for the hilariously absurd, entirely fictional, animated-series metal outfit Dethklok from the popular Metalocalypse program on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim segment. Even deeper into that hole is the fact that an actual band tours as Dethklok. It's the sort of thing that would have been dreamed up by Philip K. Dick, working with the minds behind the mini-series The Prisoner. Except that this band, Corpsetimer (due at the Larimer Lounge on Saturday, May 22), is not likely to be responsible for the deaths of untold thousands, and its members are fully aware of its comedic value. After all, what band in its right mind, other than the Breeders, would list one of its players as "Michael Hunt"? Humor and technical ability are a rare match, and they're both here aplenty.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.