Danielle Ate the Sandwich wasn’t the only new act I saw Friday at the last Skyline Park concert of 2009 in downtown Denver. Speakeasy Tiger was great fun. Lead singer Kyle Simmons’s voice reminded me of Patti Smith from time to time, but Todd heard Siouxsie and the Banshees. Metromix said her voice “split the difference between Flyleaf and Melissa Etheridge.” What the hell? Who is Flyleaf anyway?

Speakeasy Tiger lead singer Denver Aug 2009The uniform: white pants and dark vests.

Speakeasy Tiger 1 Denver Aug 2009

Let’s not forget the drummer (Luke Gordon):

Speakeasy Tiger 5 drummer Denver Aug 2009The keytar player (Pete Schmidt) loved to jam with guitarist Tavis Alley. Cutting Alley’s head off was not an artistic decision; I just wasn’t fast enough on the shutter to keep up with the two of them.

Speakeasy Tiger 4 Denver Aug 2009

Here’s Schmidt with bassist Lauren Gale.

Speakeasy Tiger 3 Denver Aug 2009


Speakeasy Tiger and Danielle Ate the Sandwich play at the Monolith Festival at Red Rocks on September 12-13. According to the website, it’s a green music festival. The Society of American Travel Writers named Denver number 10 of the top 10 North American cities for live music. Pretty cool, huh?


This weekend, Labor Day weekend, check out the Taste of Colorado at Civic Center Park.

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  1. Denveater September 3, 2009 at 9:42 am - Reply

    You seen Bad Luck City yet? You know they’re a fave of mine, right?

  2. Beth Partin September 3, 2009 at 10:05 am - Reply

    No, I’ve never heard of them. Are they local?
    .-= Beth Partin´s last blog ..Denver Bands: Speakeasy Tiger, or, White Pants =-.