Channel 93.3 & Westword Present


Use the Sun, Sylva

Tue Oct 23

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Fox Theatre

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Ages 15+ without a parent

All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase

Listed price does not include tax and service charge

Price is the same online, over the phone, or in the Box Office.


The Midnight Club
The Midnight Club
Originating from Denver in late 2015, high school students Owen Coleman, Harry Springer, Miles Bragg, and Sean McCarthy formed the Alt-Pop-Rock band - The Midnight Club. Influenced by their heroes of 1970s rock ’n’ roll - The Midnight Club flaunt powerful melodic lead vocals, soaring guitars, and an edgy retro style tailored for the 21st century.

Early on, The Midnight Club quickly grabbed their hometown’s ears by winning the coveted opening slot for Denver’s Alternative Rock Radio station, KTCL 93.3’s Big Gig 2016. Additionally the band went on to headline packages with fellow Denver bands at The Gothic Theater, Marquis Theater, Summit Music Hall, and most recently Sold Out their headline show at the popular club, Lost Lake Lounge.

Behind their local success, the band took to the studio to write and record their debut single “Close Your Eyes” mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Walk The Moon), which is slated for release on September 29th, 2017. The Midnight Club are performing their next headline show on November 25th, 2017 (Thanksgiving weekend) at The Larimer Lounge to celebrate the release of “Close Your Eyes” and to debut new music.
Use the Sun
Use the Sun
The history of Use the Sun is so full of twists and turns that any source will give you a different version. Most historians agree that Zack "The Soundtrack" Marshall started the group in 1997, whilst mired in a depression after breaking up with Courtney Love's secretive twin sister Cameron. Marshall, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, wound up in Anaheim after a botched mission resulted in the drowning of his entire unit, leaving him a minor celebrity in the military world. After settling down with Love in Anaheim, Marshall discovered the city's burgeoning emo scene, nicknamed "DIYsneyland" after the theme park where they held most of their house shows. With his new friends, Marshall would form the best band north of Garden Grove that the late '90s would ever see.

Marshall assembled a crack team of emo musicians to form Use the Sun, in what Southern California emo historians call the greatest musical pairing since Jimmy Eat World. Bassist Fischer Harris was the first to join the band after Marshall saw him play at a Chris Farley memorial concert. Drummer Jack Long was a friend of Marshall's from the military world; Long spent a decade as an operative for the Sandinista National Liberation Front before moving to Washington, D.C. Max Speyer rounded out the group; a hardworking farm boy from South Dakota, Speyer came to Marshall in a dream.

They have released three albums so far, getting mixed reviews.

-Owen Zoll
Why is Pop music so frequently dumbed-down drivel? Why does Progressive Rock and Fusion have such a difficult time writing songs that appeal to every listener? These questions are what SYLVA, a Rock/Funk band based out of the Boulder, CO area, seeks to answer. With a focus on catchy hooks, tight grooves, fat basslines, huge guitars and an unwavering dedication to solid songwriting, SYLVA has something for every listener.

SYLVA is born out of an equal love not only for Progressive Rock and Fusion bands like Dream Theater, Frost, Muse, Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock and Return to Forever, but also of the funky Pop and R&B stylings of Maroon 5, Jamiroquai, Toto, Prince, Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson.

The idea behind SYLVA has existed far longer than it’s been in the public spotlight, with some of their songs being created as far back as 2008 when bassist/producer Tony Dickinson and vocalist Travis Moberg founded the first iteration of the group. Since then, several musicians have come and gone through SYLVA’s ranks but Tony and Travis’ vision always remained. Finally in 2015, longtime friend and veteran Jazz drummer Pat Lewis and guitarist Peter Lacis came to complete the rock solid core that you hear today.
Venue Information:
Fox Theatre
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO, 80302