The average length of a player’s career in the NFL is 3.3 years, and intuition suggests that the expected lifespan for bands is similarly short.
That’s why it’s especially sad that veteran Denver group all capitals is calling it quits after playing together for more than half a decade. Saturday’s 3 Kings Tavern show, featuring opening sets from Izcalli, the Hate and the Saddle Bums, will be the group’s last.
“Everybody’s heart just isn’t in the same place anymore. It takes a lot of time, commitment and work to do it,” said Tony Corona, drummer for all capitals. “So if everybody else doesn’t want to put as much effort into it as needed, then there’s no point in going on.”
While changing priorities may have played a part in the group’s dissolution, Saturday night’s performance will likely see all capitals as focused as ever.
The marathon hour-and-a-half set will feature material from all capitals’ entire canon (including tunes that haven’t been played live in the last five years) as well as a guest musician to help on songs that were originally performed when the group was a four-piece.
“It’s gonna be a night to remember for sure,” Corona said.
According to Corona, all capitals will continue to keep an online presence and hope to release a posthumous EP in spring 2013.
“There’s no hard feelings between us,” he said. “We still plan on playing music together on a recreational basis … it’s just going to be less of a business for us.”
Doors for Saturday’s show, which is 21 and older, open at 8 p.m., and admission is $8.
Nic Turiciano is a writer and student in Fort Collins. You can follow him on Twitter at @nic_turishawno or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.