Concert Reviews

SummerGrind at Gothic Theatre, 9/1/12


SUMMERGRIND FESTIVAL @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 9/1/12

The final performance on the outdoor stage was moved inside the Gothic Theatre -- presumably due to volume complaints -- which pushed the night's lineup back an hour, but this did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm for Leftöver Crack. Early in the set, Stza (aka Scott Sturgeon) dedicated a song in semi-reference to the reason the show was running late. "This one goes out to the Denver pigs," he announced. "It's called 'One Dead Cop.'" The entire area on the floor in front of the stage seethed with people surging forward and back and singing along, arms pumping and waving overhead.

See also: Blag Dahlia of Dwarves on kicking ass and not being old guys going through the motions

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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.