How Murder by Death Is Bringing Live Music to Colorado's Most Infamous Hotel

With song titles like "As Long As There Is Whiskey in the World" and "Rum Brave," Murder by Death -- whose best album is 2012's ambitious Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon -- is a little bit like Jack Nicholson's legendary character in The Shining, who famously said, "I'd give my goddamn soul for just a glass of beer." The Indiana-bred American Gothic indie-rock group is led by baritone-voiced singer/guitarist Adam Turla, who makes MBD sound not unlike Arcade Fire fronted by Johnny Cash.

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Pittsburgh native Adam Perry is a cyclist, drummer and University of Pittsburgh and Naropa University alum. He lives in Boulder and has written for Westword since 2008.
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