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FEST 18: NOVEMBER 1-3, 2019
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BlackDots

BlackDots

Denver, CO

La Escalera

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Bio

When a baby’s born, I can’t help but think about the parents. Are they ready? Do they know what they’re getting into? Is that kid sorta fucked or sorta blessed? Same goes with bands where you already know their genealogy before the needle hits the groove. April Froschheuser was/is in Vena Cava. John was in The Achievement: two so-honest-it-aches bands that I’ve spent weeks-worth of spins listening to over the years. Black Dots sounds like a wise democracy that’s figured out its infrastructure before putting up flashing signage. Three principle songwriters. Two principle singers—vacillating between Florida ex-pat Wade and John—topically ranging from teenage depression-cutting to “the journey vs. the top of the mountain” headspace of an isolated band playing in Denver. In the background, on the blacktop in the distance, I hear Rumbleseat, Tim Version, long drives to find sympathetic souls, and small, semi-hidden tattoos being way more meaningful than sleeves of brightly-colored ink. Like little black dots. Worth seeking out. –Todd Taylor, Razorcake

  • Wunderland Tattoo
  • Feed the Scene
  • New Noise Magazine
  • Erapop
  • SmartPunk
  • Death Protector Collective
  • Fat Wreck Chords
  • Meltdown Creative Works
  • Press Press Merch
  • Fueled By Ramen
  • ACME Band Supply
  • Hornito's
  • Maker's Mark
  • We Are Neutral
  • Opus Coffee
  • A-F Records
  • Punk Rock Theory
  • Rocket Fuel Podcast
  • Punkoleum Magazine
  • The Bad Copy
  • Razorcake
  • Loosey's
  • Emiliano's
  • Swamp Head Brewery
  • Mother's Pub and Grill