Rock: it comes in many forms and from many places, a constantly evolving genre that musicians continue to explore. On Wednesday, March 7, the Hi-Dive will host a couple indie rock bands from across the country whose experimental approach make them a couple of the genres modern explorers. Their creative use of influences and innovation make this show very appealing.

The headliner is Reptar, a five-piece band from Athens, GA. With guitar, bass, drums and keyboards in their arsenal, they create a synth driven modern rock sound that combines elements of psychedelic rock, indie-pop, disco-funk, world music, progressive rock, and a little bit of punk attitude - a truly eclectic combination of sounds that makes perfect sense once seen in the context of Reptar. Their fun, upbeat sound is propelled by the incredible presence and energy of this band - check out their prior coverage on this blog. They will be releasing their first full-length album this summer, so Denver will get a chance to hear some of their new songs live before they get released. Check out "Sebastian".

Finn Riggins is an indie rock trio originally from the small town of Hailey, ID. The best way to describe their sound would be experimental rock, but only because the songs in their repertoire encompass a wide range styles - from avant-garde to psych-rock to indie-pop, this trio is quite versatile. Despite only having three members in their band, they each exhibit a bit of multi-instrumentalism with a wide range of musical tools, including some items not normally considered instruments. Check out "BENCHWARMERS".

Quiet Hooves is indie pop-rock band also from Athens, GA. This band is a self-described "weird pop" band, an eight member ensemble who specializes in an unconventional sound. The band experiments with a range of styles drawing from influences both past and present to create a sound that sounds like a futuristic version of vintage music - think synth heavy classic country western or experimental, future-forward folk. Check out "Your Body".

The show takes place on Wednesday, March 7 at the Hi-Dive. The doors open at 8:00PM and the music starts at 9:00PM. The show is 18+ and tickets are $10. Tickets and more information are available online at the Hi-Dive website.

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