Heeeey! Remember that time that Dying Scene crashed and was out of commission for two and a half years? Yea….that sucked. So, in an effort to ensure that doesn’t happen again, we threw a bunch of punk rock shows across the country to raise some cash for ongoing operational expenses and future site upgrades! Smart! Huh?? The first of these Dying Scene ‘Resurrection’ shows took place in Denver at Ratio Beeroworks (Overland) on June 6th (beer and punk, a classic combination) and raised about $200! WHOA!!! That’s almost enough to pay for basic website hosting for a whole year! Way to represent Mile High!
*If you’re interested in donating to our cause but couldn’t make it out to one of our shows, you can send your extra dollars and cents to paypal.me/dyingscene!
One of the members of local favorites, All Waffle Trick tested positive for Covid the morning of the show, so the rest of the band couldn’t show up. But, lead man Jeff Giles tested negative and treated us to a solo acoustic set which definitely primed the swelling crowd. After the blistering opening set, an older gentleman came up to us at the merch table and remarked that Mr. Giles reminded him of “Bob Dylan but louder” which is a pretty fucking rad compliment if you ask me!
Next up was one of the newer pop punk acts here in The Mile High, Gunpoint Alibi. This quartet hits the mark on all 3 P’s (precision, poise and power) with an incredible stage performance and an exceptionally high level of musical talent (even if the bass player had to lie about his bass playing acumen to get the gig #fakeituntilyoumakeit). If clean, catchy pop punk is your thaang, you’re gonna love this lot!
By the time fan favorite pop punks The Loser’s Club hit the stage, the crowd had reached it’s zenith. This tremendous trio is a ton of fun to watch live, with plenty of on stage banter and crowd participation. They’re so fun in fact, that I didn’t get many pics of their set because the music was so good that I felt compelled to drag my mid 40’s aged ass into the pit for a few trips around! While it was fun at the time, my body wasn’t very ‘poppy’ the next morning. You boys owe me an Advil!!
Rounding things out for the night was ska veterans, Younger Than Neil who, as one would expect of a ska outfit, always brings a full and boisterous crew! I’ve had the pleasure of catching this band perform live on numerous occasions and I have never seen a set that lacks maximum effort across the board. No one ever takes a night off and no one ever rests during the performance. It’s quite a spectacle to behold!
Check out the rest of the night’s action in the gallery below!