Music News

The Slants

There's no right way to make a splash in the world of music, and Portland's Slants definitely didn't take the route one would expect of an electroclash-glittered post-punk band. Touring the U.S. on the strength of its draw at anime conventions, the band has reached a broad fan base most others wouldn't think to go for. The act's previous Denver performance, at the Lion's Lair, was a tour de force of energy and infectiously catchy dance music with an experimental edge. Aron Moxley is the type of frontman who's out in the audience, bringing the crowd in on the fun. Laughing at racial stereotypes with their very name and dubbing a Caucasian bandmember gaijin, these guys turn challenging your preconceptions into a good time.

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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.