Having seen this wonderful band three times already, I had no plans to attend their latest show in Boulder. However, when a new acquaintance uttered the words “We should go!” at lunch one day, I couldn’t say no to introducing a new person to the magical experience of seeing A Silent Film live. Said person did not actually end up going to the show, but I did, and I brought a friend who was a fan but hadn’t seen them in person.
I’ve heard a lot of hoopla about the live shows put on by Walk the Moon, and I was very much looking forward to this concert. Throw The Mowgli’s and Smallpools into the mix and holy hell what a lineup. Both openers were fantastic and did a great job pumping up the crowd with their charismatic and joyful sets. So much so in my case that I couldn’t help but be disappointed once Walk the Moon took the stage.
If you’re a fan of Italian horror, you know Goblin. Masters of the synthesizer, they’ve created some of the most hauntingly cool scores ever put to film. Needless to say, this film nerd jumped at the chance to see them on their first U.S. tour. How apropos that one of the stops on the tour would be at the Gothic Theater.