Big Dopes (release show), Bellhoss


Saturday, November 13
9:00 PM


Broadway Roxy, 554 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209, Denver, 80210

Event Description

Big Dopes will release their sophomore album, “Destination Wedding,” on November 5. Come celebrate its arrival at this album release party featuring live music by Big Dopes, with more live music from Denver space-folk splendids Bellhoss!

9 p.m. doors / 10 p.m. show


“Big Dopes’ 2019 album Crimes Against Gratitude was simply one of the most meaningful records out of the realm of indie rock and power pop that year. With tastefully fuzzy melodies the band’s poignant and touchingly poetic lyrics stripped bare the pretense that coats too much modern popular music.” Tom Murphy, QUEEN CITY SOUNDS AND ART
Big Dopes recalls the loose, lighthearted feel of 90s alternative and indie, like Built to Spill and Pavement. Lead songwriter Eddie Schmid (also of Denver dream-pop band Oxeye Daisy) uses a playful, conversational baritone to sing through neuroses about long-distance relationships, being a houseguest, and wasting money on shitty headphones.
Veteran drummer Ricky Brewer lends a steady groove and harmonies, and Justin Catanzaro’s bass often takes the lead, playing energetic, melodic lines. Paul Simmons contributes tasteful guitar, synth, and violin.
In 2019, the band released its debut album Crimes Against Gratitude. It was named one of the best albums of the year by Birdy Magazine, and featured among the Top Colorado Albums of 2019 by Colorado Public Radio.


bellhoss sits in a purgatory between folk and DIY punk, writing sad songs for herself and for people who keep secrets. bellhoss specializes in puppy birthday parties (alongside run-of-the-mill sad dog birthday clowns) and government acronyms.

In 2021, the band released the visual EP “Hiding.” [it’s really good! – Big Dopes]



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