The Knew, Common Anomaly
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
"New Austin, Texas, band Boyfrndz, is very well-put-together, with a decidedly math-rock bent. (You don't pack a six-string bass for nothing, right?) But they're much more than that. They merge kinetic, head-exploding release with an airy sense of song. This melodic heavenliness makes their technicality an invigorating punch and not a dragging anchor of overreaching display that kills the humanity in their music. It's the kind of experimental rock with real beauty, the kind that doesn't lose sight of the emotionality of music. Boyfrndz is just one of those bands you don't want to label with technical mumbo-jumbo. One moment you're caught in the hook with eerie vocals, bobbing your head, and the next a complicated guitar riff slams and faster-than-light drums hit you in the back of the head. If music is a journey, Boyfrndz is weaving in and out the back roads on a schizophrenic highway."
The Knew are some front row boys that picked up some instruments and think everybody else should do the same.
These four friends have spent past three years developing the odd blend of dance-rock, alternative, and electronica that is Common Anomaly. While the group's numerous influences range all the way from The Mars Volta to Daft Punk, their sound ultimately falls somewhere among the likes of Foals, Minus The Bear, and The Faint. Their polished, high-energy live performances have earned them a growing loyal fanbase and a regular schedule of shows all over the Colorado Front Range, where they can frequently be seen with fellow up-and-comers The Photo Atlas, The Epilogues, and The Knew, as wells as opening for national acts such as Bear Hands, Biffy Clyro, and Royal Bangs.