Concert Reviews

Joy Subtraction at the hi-dive, 8/4/12


JOY SUBTRACTION @ HI-DIVE | 8/4/12

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"This is the first song on our new album," Joy Subtraction's Abe Brennan announced last at the hi-dive, goofing on Cheap Trick after the first couple of songs of the set. Then the band hurtled into "Kill the Blue Dogs." The band's cutting guitar, propulsive drums and the accented flow of low end made each song seem fiery and unpredictable yet accessible.

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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.