Embrace Your Inner Monster with Gila & The Monsters This Weekend

By: Trevor Ryan

Gila & The Monsters play The Walnut Room this Saturday, February 4th in celebration of their debut EP IN CONTRAST, which dropped in November 2016, and here’s why you should come support this Denver rock duo:

Formed in Denver by guitarist/vocalist Shawn Kramer and drummer Hector Casillas, this project combines bluesy riffs with plenty of grunge influence, which makes for a fresh new take on the band’s overall rock sound. Humbly declaring themselves abar band” just out to make music that people want to “stay up late” to, we especially get this notion from the duo’s new EP with its plethora of heavy distortion, and a balance of bluesy, and at times, mellow interludes.

Listen to IN CONTRAST:

So what really sets these guys apart from your everyday rock band? It's the focus on their instrumentals that really draw out the pure, raw talent, that Gila & The Monsters possess. A nearly flawless transition between powerful riffs that choose to tell their story without lyrics is balanced by the sincere, heartfelt emotion of Kramer’s vocals throughout IN CONTRAST.

Gila & The Monsters. 

Gila & The Monsters. 

Bottom line: If you're looking for a solid show to truly feed that rock enthusiast inside us all, The Walnut Room is the place to be this Saturday. Come out to remind yourself of the talent that still exists within the independent industry, and face the monsters in your own closet.

Get your tickets to Gila & The Monsters here. Doors open at 7PM; show starts at 8PM.


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