Concert Reviews

Review: The Dandy Warhols at the Gothic Theatre, with 1776 and Wymond Miles, 6/12/12

THE DANDY WARHOLS @ Gothic Theatre | 6/12/12

"I Love You" by the Dandy Warhols, which came just after midset, is already a hypnotic song with its fuzzy edges, but last night the Dandys took a four minute song and stretched it into a mind-bending journey with strobes to accent each beat, each step outside the mundane. Zia McCabe's whisper of a chorus somehow passed through the pulsing haze of guitar feedback and echoing swirl of sounds, over the heartbeat cadence of Brent DeBoer's steady percussion and into your brain. At the end of the tune, McCabe said, "If that song didn't make you feel fucked up, this song will. That's the nice thing about our shows. If you buy the ticket, you don't have to buy the drugs too." The follow up was the equally tripped out but more organic "Mohammed."

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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.