Name: Fear the Vacuum
Sound: “Our music is like an angry orgasm that pulses to the
beat of a drum with guitars added for her pleasure.”
Members: Mike Fitzpatrick, vocals, Kris Hodgell, bass, Daron
Pursley, guitar, Aaron Johnson, guitar and Shane Zweygardt,
Crowd Response: “Those guys really rock. I haven’t seen that
kind of onstage orgy of electric excitement since Merle Haggard
rocked the Dropbiscuit Inn,” said George Michael Cassidy, senior
Next Gig: May 23, Starlight.
Name: Native Joe and the Custer Alliance.
Sound: Transcendental Americana, power-funk with a little
Members: Joe Roybal, lead vocals and keyboard, Ryan Hoisington,
synthesizer and Ben Gaines, chord organ.
Crowd Response: “Their music is really unique, I mean really
unique. I wouldn’t say you could dance to it, but it’s definitely
amusing,” said Pamela Vetters, Fort Collins resident.
Next gig: Your backyard: 472-5363
Sound: An abrasive mix of metal and sappy romance songs with
strong guitar and angry lead vocals.
Members: Ray Thresher, vocals, Mark Lauwers, guitar, Kevin “Fat
bottom” Mickey, drums and Matt Boyd, bass.
Crowd response: “I saw them in their garage once and thought
they were pretty aggressive musicians. Then I saw them at the
Starlight and … I liked their garage performance better,” said
Karin Parker, senior graphic design major.
Next gig: May 17, Kat’s House of Sports, Arvada