Formed in late 2008 by veterans of the Denver underground scene, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake has shared the stage with The Dead Weather, Black Angels, The Rapture, Devotchka and Rocket From The Crypt since their debut performance on Valentine's Day in 2009. With severe yet ethereal guitars chiming over the top of tribal percussion and shot through with singer Hayley Helmericks' caustic lyrics, Snake sounds like a vital combination of spooky surf band, dark-wave rock and Siouxsie Sioux fronting a synth-driven New Order. The sense of menace and haunted introspection ultimately transforms into the kind of catharsis born of vanquishing personal demons with a joyfully cinematic flair.
A benchmark for a band that has already received several accolades, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake was chosen by a panel of music industry experts to be awarded a tour grant in 2012 though the ground-breaking IMTour Program funded by the Western Arts Federation. After their debut full length Sineater (2011), the band gained national momentum with a Daytrotter session in 2011, also winning local awards for “Band of the Year” (303 Magazine and The Denver Post) and “Best Indie Rock Band” three years in a row (Westword). Always a compelling live act, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake has played the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, made multiple SXSW appearances and is poised to strike out of the insular Denver rock scene and into wider pastures.
Turquoise Boy (Opening Act)
Turquoise Boy is a rock 'n' roll band. Turquoise Boy wants to make your girlfriends dance. And, like so many accidental bands before, Turquoise Boy is just a group of friends who happen to play music together. Having shared stages with St. Vincent, Imagine Dragons, Portugal. The Man, The Airborne Toxic Event and more, the Alaskan indie pop band has enjoyed success in the far north since their official inception in early 2011.