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Surfer rock to bring west coast vibes to Colorado


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Allah-Las, a surfy indie-rock band formed in Los Angeles in 2008, is headlining the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colo. on April 7th.

The group consists of Matthew Correia on percussion, Spencer Dunham on bass, Miles Michaud on vocals and guitar, and Pedrum Sidatian on lead guitar. Three of the four–Correia, Dunham and Siadatian–musicians met while working at the infamous Amoeba record store in LA.

“All experiences filter into your tastes and your tastes are are your guiding force.” Michaud said of their groups LA influence. “At least they should be, in my opinion.”

The group is reminiscent of the classic rock’n’roll from the 1960’s. Michaud’s voice is reminiscent of a young Mick Jagger and their instrumentals are a salute to the laid back, buoyant and airy signature of California itself.

“We started as music fans more than musicians and have always been eager to find and hear new sounds. Best way to hear what we are listening to and inspiring us is to check out our podcast Reverberation Radio.” Michaud says.

The group has an eclectic style, not conforming truly to an particular genre; not quite surf-rock, not quite rock’n’roll and not quite indie, but a sound that uses melancholy pings that propel the band’s sound between catchy sing-along riffs and moody instrumental grooves.

“In the next few months we are going to release some cover tracks we recorded recently, and after this round of touring we will probably start working on writing and demoing some new original stuff, which is always a good time.”

The Allah-Las will be performing at The Gothic theatre in Englewood on Friday, April 7th with Babe Rainbow. Ticket are available here.

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