Concert Reviews

UMS Night Four Travelogue: The Conjugal Visits, Constellation of Cars and more

UMS Travelogue, Night Four
7.25.10, Baker District/South Broadway

Getting a late start, I got to the TS Board Shop stage in time to catch The Conjugal Visits. Before the show, I saw Pete on the side of the truck, and asked him about the new band, and he said it was kind of the same thing as the Nicotine Fits. The guy's too modest on both counts. Whereas the Nicotine Fits are a feral, dark garage punk like the Dead Boys, the Conjugal Visits takes that youthful energy and turns it to much more melodic music infused with soul and humor.

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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.