Larimer Lounge

Autolux proves essential at Larimer Lounge

It’s been six years since LA’s Autolux released new material - and just about as long since they last played a gig in Denver. During that time, the members of the three-piece have been busy - guitarist Greg Edwards rejuvenated Failure with the band’s first album in 19 years and extensive touring, while drummer Carla Azar played with Jack White’s all-girl project Peacock, among other things - but the space between records wasn’t especially long, comparatively (Autolux took six years to release their second album, 2010’s "Transit Transit", as well).

Speedy Ortiz at the Larimer Lounge in Denver (review)

Anyone who has followed Speedy Ortiz from the band's earliest days knows how satisfying the growth and rise has been. After winning love and and praise with debut full-length "Major Arcana," the musically brainy and brawny foursome upped its game to deliver a sophomore album that didn't find them in a slump.

PHOTOS: King Tuff at the Larimer Lounge in Denver

There are likely few people who know what actually happened at the Larimer Lounge on Tuesday. One minute King Tuff is ripping through the title track from the band's latest album, "Black Moon Spell," and what felt like a second later, pink blow up couches were surfing on top of the audience.