Concert Reviews

Science Partner at Larimer Lounge, 9/14/12

After ten songs, the audience didn't want Science Partner to go -- so Tyler Despres, Maria Kohler and Jess DeNicola stayed on stage to do their original Miley Cyrus-themed song. Despres had joked about how if the audience knew the words, it could sing along and that if it didn't, it could anyway. But they didn't have to worry: So many people in the audience knew the words to this absurd ode to child stars, though "Child Stars" had been performed earlier in the set. One gauge of knowing you've connected with people is seeing them recite the words to your songs; and throughout this show, the audience knew the material well.

See also: Tyler Despres of Science Partner on how a really good melody should be like a nursery rhyme

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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.