If you're not feeling like braving an Interpol sans Carlos D, the Morning Benders show at the Bluebird tonight should be a welcome option. With a handful of EPs and two full-lengths (the latest, Big Echo, came out this year on Rough Trade) under its belt, the dudes from Berkeley, California, have a comforting, washed-out sound, perfect for enjoying on a low-key fall evening.
The last time around, the Morning Benders played at the hi-dive, and with the press the band has received over the last year, it seems a jaunt upstream is in the cards. All this really means to you is that maybe checking the band out at the Bluebird now would be a good idea, before they move on to bigger shows and, you know, inevitably higher ticket prices.
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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.