RXP@103.9 Presents


Moontower, The Holy Dark

Fri Aug 09 2019

7:00 pm

$13.00 - $43.00

This event is all ages

NIGHT RIOTS is setting the alternative underworld ablaze as swift and smartly as their brooding, melody rich and timeless songs have already endeared them to critics. The Southern California based band has a unique melodic sensibility – delivering transcendent pop music that is both modern and timeless; as well as both sinister and romantic, with the downbeat flare of new wave, '80s movie soundtracks.

Frontman Travis Hawley spent five years in England before moving to a small coastal town with only one traffic light, where he met guitarists Nick Fotinakes and Matt DePauw, bassist Mikel Van Kranenburg and drummer Rico Rodriguez. Now heralded by the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard, MTV, FUSE, Huffington Post, Earmilk, KROQ, NYLON, AV Club, KCRW, Filter and more, Night Riots just wrapped up their Fall Tour with K.Flay and Step Rockets, and have shared the stage with a diverse group of bands including Cage The Elephant, Walk The Moon, Meg Myers, OK Go, The Mowgli's, Wild Cub, Driver Friendly, Youngblood Hawke, The Front Bottoms, Angels & Airwaves and many more.
After the tremendous success of their debut EP, Young Lore, Night Riots signed on with Sumerian Records for the release of their latest EP, Howl. Released on January 20th, 2015, the Eric Palmquist-produced (Bad Suns, Trash Talk, Waaves, Mars Volta) EP just debuted at #17 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart, and lead single "Contagious" is climbing the radio charts – skyrocketing to #5 on SiriusXM Alt Nation's Alt 18 Countdown and breaking into the Top 50 at Alt Radio.
Moontower, a three piece indie-electronic band, seeks to tell the story of a young man named William Holywood. This protagonist, much like the individual members of the band, has found himself lost in the jungle of suburbia, chasing lost loves and remedying broken promises as he navigates the odyssey of adolescence. But don’t feel bad for young William; though he may be down on his luck, his journey has just begun. Moontower is excited to invite you into his world, one of ninjas, rollers skates, pickaxes, and orange juice breakfasts.

As a band Moontower is known for their captivating live performances that feature their industrial electronic indie-pop anthems. Moontower has shared the stage with artists such as Bad Suns , YUNGBLUD , Colouring and MAGIC GIANT.
The Holy Dark
The Holy Dark
The Holy Dark is an emerging Portland based Gloom/Folk outfit formed by songwriter John Miller. The upcoming record “Pretty Little Bird” which was recorded in 2017 at Toadhouse Recording Studios with Adam Pike in Portland, Oregon explores the mysterious and often times bewildering complexities of human emotion.

The Holy Dark has a “sounds like folk but feels like soul” stage presents which is highly regarded as a must-see performance.

Previously performing under his own name, John Miller started releasing full length studio records in 2009 with his first chapter “Shades of Autumn Everywhere” which was recorded in Morgan Hill, California at dB Sound Studios with Ben Whittaker. This first installment immediately put him on the local radar.

John Miller continued as a solo outfit for the release of his second full length studio record “Beneath The Willow” which was also recorded with Ben Whittaker in 2012.

By this time it became clear that Miller’s next steps would lead him into something very new and much larger.

With inspiration by the cosmically profound poetry of Tracy K. Smith The Holy Dark found it’s name and is releasing “Pretty Little Bird” with the support of Showoff frontman Chris Messer’s label “Dodgeball Records” on October 31st of 2017.
Instagram/Twitter @TheHolyDarkBand
Venue Information:
Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909