Oh, Whale

Oh, Whale

1000 Miles of Fire, The Midnight Club, Creature Canopy, Viretta

Fri Mar 16 2018

7:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Oh, Whale
Oh, Whale
Pop punk/emo from Colorado Springs, CO.

Cory - Vocals
Thomas - Vocals/Guitar
Chance - Bass
Don - Vocals/Drums
1000 Miles of Fire
1000 Miles of Fire
With catchy, hard hitting songs you can dance to and a high energy live show, 1000 Miles of Fire has made quite the breakout since their original formation in 2011. Combining aspects of indie, progressive, alternative and pop punk, 1000 Miles of Fire brings together honest and emotional songs that will make a meaningful connection with just about anyone. Armed with their highly anticipated EP Moving On | Moving Forward, it’s easy to see why this young band has been catching the attention of the local scene. When asked about 1000 Miles of Fire’s vocalist, Andrew Elofson, John O’Callaghan of The Maine said that “he commanded the audience more than anyone” and that “if you’re apprehensive about me, and our band, you will not be apprehensive about this young man right here.” Joined by lead guitarist, Phil Miceli, and drummer, Brant Shettron, this talented and passionate group has shown no signs of slowing down. With radio play on KTCL 93.3, countless packed local shows, some out of state performances (including a few east coast run this summer) and even an opening spot for The Maine under their belts, 1000 Miles of Fire are proving that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
The Midnight Club
The Midnight Club
Founded in late 2015, The Midnight Club seeks to combine catchy, dynamic music with an enthralling, interesting visual aesthetic. The theme of the band takes place in the 1920's. Despite being in high school, the band's creativity and mature music have proved them to be a promising act.
Creature Canopy
Creature Canopy
reature Canopy is a two-piece Electronic Rock outfit from Denver, Colorado. The band is populated by Cody Troyer (Vocals, Production, Synthesizers) and Joe Mondragon (Vocals, Guitar, Bass).

Troyer, a jazz studies minor in college who was bad at jazz, had always written and played music, but never in serious projects. He grew up listening to any and all music featured at Warped Tour, and accredits this upbringing with his success in the pit.

Mondragon fell in love with music after seeing “Yellow Submarine,” and knew he wanted to be a professional musician after performing “Let It Be” during a high school talent show. He studied music business at University of Colorado Denver, and (conversely to Troyer) has been a member of more than 20 Denver bands (Chemistry Club, Bad, Almost Legends).

Mondragon met Troyer met through a mutual friend in the winter of 2015, when Mondragon was commissioned to play a retirement party, and invited Troyer to accompany him.

Despite the disparity in historical musical taste, and schismatic views on the movie Interstellar, the duo began writing together in the summer of 2015. They found musical common ground in burgeoning Indie-Pop groups of the time (Bastille, Churches, Alt-J) and merged their collective influences into the new project.

After months of consideration, they decided to go with the name Creature Canopy. Which is fine. It has good SEO, which is nice. 6/10.

The release of their first video for their single “Us Against the Cause” (October, 2015) had critics flocking to the band with comments like: “The beard part doesn’t really make sense.” (Dan Rachlitz, the video’s director) and "Joe [Mondragon] are you naked in this??” (Debra Mondragon, Mondragon’s mother)

Creature Canopy released their first EP (Self-titled) in December of 2015. The Permanent Rain Press (A real publication) praised the debut as “upbeat and fresh,” and "technically captivating with its use of electronic beats and the pair’s poignant, contrasting vocals.” The third song from the EP, “Heartbeat,” was selected as a finalist for 93.3 KTCL’s Big Gig 2016 contest.

The band released their second EP, “Again” in December of 2016 and played their release to a sold out audience at Larimer Lounge in Denver.

They are going to keep being a band.
Viretta is a four piece alternative-rock band from Denver, Colorado. Serving up molten hot riff rock like it's nobody's business, and smooth contemplative guitar work like Queens of the Stone Age falling backwards into Radiohead, Viretta works harder, and gets around more than your trouble-making little sister.

Now recording their first major full length, Viretta looks forward to a bright future, championing energetic live shows, raw emotional sets, and good old fashioned rock and roll. When it comes to Viretta, everyone’s going home happy. You’ll thank us later.
Venue Information:
Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909