Concert Reviews

Naked Raygun at Summit Music Hall, 1/31/14

NAKED RAYGUN at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 1/31/14 Everyone who got to see Naked Raygun at Riot Fest last year got to see a good set, but it wasn't near the caliber as this show. Jeff Pezzati was even more of an unconventionally charismatic and eccentric frontman than usual, prowling the stage like a praying mantis at times. And he sang with real power, conviction and musicality. When the band played jazzy art-punk song "Peacemaker," the crowd went crazy, even though the song has unusual and definitely not standard punk dynamics. Naked Raygun is definitely not following some kind of standard punk template.

See also: Naked Raygun's Jeff Pezzati on Wax Trax, and why and how the band got back together

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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.