Comics

That Time the Wild Lives Singer Kicked a Hole Through a Wall

Karl Christian Krumpholz
Blake Pendergrass: “Wild Lives tries to go with with a group costume theme for all of our shows. These include spandex tuxedo singlets, a People’s Court theme, a football team, mimes, pink rompers, furry pajamas...


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Karl Christian Krumpholz
“Our first show was in 2014, at a short-lived RocketSpace warehouse in Globeville. Except for a small lamp, it was pretty much pitch-black when we played our 25-minute set. Our singer, Hans, dove over the drums during the first song and kicked a hole through the wall. The next day he went back to patch and spray-paint the drywall. (Much love and respect for Kate Innes from RocketSpace.)”


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Karl Christian Krumpholz
Wild Lives is currently recording its second EP with Felipe Patino at Green Door Recordings and will play with Cheap Perfume and Bad Year at Lost Lake on December 20.

Editor's Note: The Denver Bootleg is a series chronicling the history of local music venues by longtime Denver cartoonist Karl Christian Krumpholz. Visit Krumpholz's website to see more of his work.
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