Friday :: Bluebird Theatre VIP pre-party :: 9:20 p.m.
— Alex Samuel
Out of the ashes of several now-defunct Denver bands, comes Young Coyotes — a group of rowdy, glockenspiel-heavy indie-rockers. Lead-singer Zach Tipton left his band in Georgia to work with Chain Gang of 1974’s drummer Adam Halferty and Matt Wilcox. And, while people have compared the Denver boys to The Shins or Arcade Fire, it’s hard to ignore Tipton’s vocal similarity to Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse. Westword’s Dave Herrera said that Tipton has a “masterful sense of melody that is matched by Halferty’s command of dynamics … the buzz is already significant and deservedly so.”