Denver stalwarts, all capitals, play last show SaturdayBy Nic Turiciano | December 14th, 2012 | No Comments »
The average length of a playerâ€™s career in the NFL is 3.3 years, and intuition suggests that the expected lifespan for bands is similarly short.
Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s especially sad that veteran Denver group all capitalsÂ is calling it quits after playing together for more than half a decade. Saturdayâ€™s 3 Kings Tavern show, featuring opening sets from Izcalli, the Hate and the Saddle Bums, will be the groupâ€™s last.
â€śEverybodyâ€™s heart just isnâ€™t in the same place anymore. It takes a lot of time, commitment and work to do it,â€ť said Tony Corona, drummer for all capitals. â€śSo if everybody else doesnâ€™t want to put as much effort into it as needed, then thereâ€™s no point in going on.â€ť
While changing priorities may have played a part in the groupâ€™s dissolution, Saturday nightâ€™s performance will likely see all capitals as focused as ever.
The marathon hour-and-a-half set will feature material from all capitalsâ€™ entire canon (including tunes that havenâ€™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.
â€śItâ€™s gonna be a night to remember for sure,â€ť Corona said.
According to Corona, all capitals will continue to keep an online presence and hope to release a posthumous EP in spring 2013.
â€śThereâ€™s no hard feelings between us,” he said. “We still plan on playing music together on a recreational basis â€¦ itâ€™s just going to be less of a business for us.â€ť
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.