6/6/13; La Madness @ Herman’s Hideaway
Traveling from Minneapolis, La Madness was the second band of the evening. Led by front-man Kurt Vatland, this group spread the news of their self-created genre, Indie/Grind/Blues. It’s a different breed of Indie Rock, Blues and Alternative/Grunge, with lyrics people can hear and relate to. They started their set with CC Club and followed up with Rock N Roll Kennedy. Their songs have a Southern California flavor and brought the Sunset Strip to Denver, if only for a short time. A song that is getting air time on Minnesota stations was next, Got Me Wrong, then Hella LA. Check out their Got Me Wrong video.
Riggs Kessler let loose on lead guitar, powering through riffs and showing great talent. David Kettleson popped the bass, and Aaron Willey pummeled the drums. They took their next song, Sunset right into their rocking tune, Misery, followed up by The Break. They wrapped up their energized set with Don’t Tell. It was an incredible display of talent and you could tell these guys put a lot of work into making things just right. It was one of those sets you wished would never end. They got the crowd all worked up and then their short set was done. I definitely look forward to their return to Denver. Check out their Hella L.A. video.
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