Overcasters is at it again, drumming up a new album release and wrangling Denver acts for its second Gathering of the Clouds music festival, which originated at the end of 2010 and whose fest title just may have been influenced by “In the Cloud” off the band’s 2010 release, The Whole Sea is Ranging.
In 2012, the gathering will take place at City Hall on South Broadway, boasting three packed nights of music, art and plenty of delectable merch on February 23, 24 and 25.
Thursday, February 23rd
DJs kickstart Gathering of the Clouds festival on Thursday, featuring DJ Julie Lizak’s kickass post-punk sets and of DJ Mondo Garage. An array of bands follow, from Rowboat Row’s ghost town melodies and Munly’s shadow-filled serenades, to Varlet’s indie folk cascades, ending the night with Land Lines.
Friday, February 24th
The second day in, Double // Shadow jumpstart’s Friday night with a deep groove set, followed by Glass Homes’ infectious electro pop, the hip shake of Wire Faces, and indie rockers Le Divorce, before Overcasters introduce the crowd to tracks from the new album, Curses/Prayers, recorded by Rick Parker (Dandy Warhols, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club). Then stick around kids, ‘cause the world-renowned Secret Special Guest (TBA) is hitting the stage (wink, wink).
Saturday, February 25th
Last but not least, Saturday flies in with a packed line up, beginning with sets from DJs Tyler Jacobson, Jake Ryan, and Boyhollow. Denver’s Spires follows with its flare for flowery dreampop with a few thorns throw in to keep you on your toes. The effervescent, psychedelic Hearts in Space hits the stage next, and then New York’s Twin Guns who make a big rock ‘n roll splash at last year’s Underground Music Showcase.
If you happened to miss Friday night, this is your second chance to take in Overcasters’ set, which again, will no doubt include some brand spankin’ new music along with favorites from the 2010 release, The Whole Sea is Ranging. To end the night and the festival, Spindrift slink in from Los Angeles, snaking their way into minds and ears of the crowd.
Advance tickets will be only $15 for a three-day pass ($20 day of) and can be purchased at http://www.coclubs.com/show/detail/55824, the box office at 1155 Sherman St. Mon-Fri. 11-4pm (cash only), or at Twist & Shout (2508 East Colfax Ave, Denver). Doors will be at 8:00 PM.