Concert Reviews

Mono at Larimer Lounge, with Chris Brokaw, 9/27/12


Mono's entire set felt like a grand meditation on the interconnectedness of patterns from the tides coming in and out daily in step with the tides of the moon, and changing in character with the changing of the seasons. The flow and evolving levels of sonic density and intensity between the two guitars, the sensitivity of the percussion to the shifting dynamics and the use of both bass and piano to set the pace felt like music for an entire year compressed into a hyper real experience inside ninety minutes and maybe ten distinct songs.

See also: Chris Brokaw on the time he played a show with GG Allin in drag and under an assumed name

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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.