Once upon a time, MTV played music videos, and a whole generation was introduced to Unsane (playing the Marquis Theater tonight with Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire) through "Scrape," the trio's film tribute to brutal skateboard take downs. Forming in 1988 and taking a short break in the early '00s before reforming in 2003, the aggressive New York band was part of an influential scene -- which also included Helmet and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion -- that brought noise to the forefront as a viable element of rock and roll.
Over the last twenty years, Unsane has released nine studio and live albums on a versatile handful of labels like Matadoor and Relapse, putting out its last effort, Visqueen, on Ipecac Records in 2007. This show is all ages, and tickets are $12. Doors open at 8 p.m. Bands start at 9 p.m.
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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.