Diplo performs at the Westword Music Showcase on June 21, 2014. Photo by Evan Semon, heyreverb.com.
For traditional musicians, cold weather is an unforgiving environment to perform in: Instruments get out of tune quickly, amps take time to acclimate to the temperature and the musicians’ fingers will freeze, leaving them unable to play complicated chords or handle drum sticks.
So, that must mean electronic musicians have it easy — no wood, no strings, no problem. Right?
That’s not entirely true, says Diplo, who will be playing the annual cold weather concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Winter on the Rocks, on Jan. 30.
Ahead of his show at the Larimer Lounge on Jan. 27, King Tuff’s Kyle Thomas talks to Reverb about unexplainable recording phenomena during his latest LP “Black Moon Spell” and hanging out at Moe’s BBQ. Photo courtesy of Sub Pop.
It’s almost believable when Kyle Thomas says he writes his music while jacuzzing with mermaids. His band, King Tuff, is making B-movie mystical garage rock — the kind that has a glammed up sense of humor. Thomas began writing music at age seven and has toured with acts like Matt and Kim and most recently, Ex Hex.
We talked to Thomas as the musician was driving to Memphis the weekend before his Denver show at Larimer Lounge on Jan. 27. He talked about unexplainable recording phenomena during his latest LP “Black Moon Spell” and hanging out at Moe’s BBQ in Denver.
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 22: Artist and musician Mark Mothersbaugh is photographed in front of what he calls an untitled coagulation of rugs and video exhibit that is part of his show called Myopia at The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver), in Denver, CO on October 22, 2014. (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/ The Denver Post)
Mark Mothersbaugh, founder of the pop band Devo and the star of a current retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, will next curate an exhibit at another city institution, the Clyfford Still Museum.
The exhibit will open March 6 and run through May 3, overlapping with the MCA show, which closes April 12.