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iZCALLi's Joyful First Gig at the Gothic
Karl Christian Krumpholz

iZCALLi's Joyful First Gig at the Gothic

Miguel Aviña: “We were opening for the Spanish singer Bebe. We arrived for load-in and started setting up. Bebe’s manager came to us and told us that their backline had not arrived and that we could literally save the show if we let them use our gear. Of course we agreed. At the time we didn’t have the best gear, but we made it work. We had to make some calls to find the extra gear they asked for, which included percussion and turntables.

iZCALLi's Joyful First Gig at the Gothic
Karl Christian Krumpholz
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“We made it back to the venue just in time for Bebe to do a quick soundcheck before doors. The show went off without a hitch. Bebe and her entourage thanked us by inviting us to their after-party, a night out on the town, after-hours clubs — the works. They showed us how to party like rock stars. Downright one of the wildest and most memorable nights we have ever experienced as a band.”

iZCALLi's Joyful First Gig at the Gothic
Karl Christian Krumpholz

iZCALLi is at work on a new album and will celebrate its release at the Bluebird Theater on May 18.

Editor's Note: The Denver Bootleg is a series chronicling the history of local music venues by longtime Denver cartoonist Karl Christian Krumpholz. Visit Krumpholz's website to see more of his work.

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