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Local punks the Wiredogs play a launch show for their third EP, Kill the Artist Hype the Trash, at the Marquis Theater in Denver on January 24, following on from their successful appearance at Riot Fest 2014. We spoke with singer and guitarist Daniel Aid to get the lowdown.L

Yellow Scene: When did the band form, and what was the concept?

Dan Aid: The band originally formed back in 2013, and basically came together I had just gotten out of college. I hooked up with a bass player I had worked with in the past – Mark Hibl and started working on some songs that became a record called Authors. We started playing together. At that time, we started writing what would become the first Wiredogs EP, the Resistance EP. The whole idea behind Wiredogs is that, as a band, we’ve always been obsessed with this idea of honesty and telling social stories in a way that people can relate to.

YS: What can we expect from the Boulder show?

DA: First and foremost, it’s a benefit show for Youth on Record, which is an awesome, local non-profit that works with Denver Public Schools and specifically works with students in under-served communities or students that are struggling, and they go in and bring music into the classrooms. We’re going to be playing the new EP in full. We’re also going to be doing a couple of songs with a couple of secret special guest artists.

YS: What’s next, after this show?

DA: We’ll be going to South By Southwest. We’re working on booking a little tour for that. We’re also writing our fourth EP right now. We’re working with a local group called SpokesBUZZ, and we’ll be taking part in a program of theirs next year called Band Swap, where they send artists from Colorado to another state and they bring artists from that state back to Colorado.

The Wiredogs play with Slow Caves and Allout Helter at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 24 at the Marquis Theater; 2009 Larimer St., Denver; 303-487-0111; $10-$15.


Brett Calwood
Brett Callwood is an English journalist, copy writer, editor and author, currently living and working in Los Angeles. He is the music editor with the LA Weekly. He was previously a reporter at the Longmont Times-Call and Daily Camera, the music editor at the Detroit Metro Times and editor-in-chief at Yellow Scene magazine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Callwood

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