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Welcome to the pilot episode of Adam Leechs Reverb! You may remember me from that peculiar little vintage clothing and music store on Weber Street (that you know you always drive by) called The Leechpit.

Let me apologize in advance for any bands, venues, persons or institutions that I may omit, offend or otherwise misrepresent.

(Case in point: Poesis, a new band from the west side thatll be performing a bunch around town toward the end of August. Stick with me guys I wont leave you hanging!). It is my intention to be as comprehensive and impartial as possible, and to try to keep the feedback positive. But you know how it is sometimes it just slips out!

Enough nonsense, though. Its time to make like The King Himself and start takin care of business.

Last week saw more signs of scene growth with the release party for The Nicotine Fits EP, Like the Curse, at The Black Sheep. Despite a thinner-than-expected turnout (stupid lousy, completely awesome The Simpsons Movie ), The Fits put on their most electrifying show yet. Every set they play is a little louder, tighter and just plain more fun than the last I cant wait to see them seasoned once they return from their upcoming West Coast excursion.

For now, you can catch Like the Curse at the better record stores around town.

Rounding out the bill: The Hot Finks, whose new lead bird can really chirp, and the unquenchable punk n roll of The Mansfields, whose set was cut short by technical difficulties.

Now a brief rundown of some cool stuff to catch in the future: On Saturday in Acacia Park (115 E. Platte Ave.), therell be a good ol-fashioned teenage Battle of the Bands. Performing and competing live, for guitars and glory, are The Airport Scene, Burn, DiresEve, Exit Stage Right, Times Like These and Unreal. Dont let these precocious little buggers fool you what they lack in experience, they more than make up for in raw talent and nervous enthusiasm.

Further down the line, we should all prepare for some serious mind-blowing as The Black Sheep brings us not only Pelican (again), but Supersuckers, Aesop Rock, the Toasters and finally the legendary Melvins!!! The first time I saw the Melvins was at the Denver Coliseum with Nirvana! Can we please show these amazing (and historically significant) bands a good enough time that theyll want to come back? Yes, we can!

Thats all for now kids. Remember, you read it, you cant unread it!

Reverb, a weekly feature in the Independent, deals exclusively in the local scene and it needs your help. Got something to say about the scene or about your own local act? Send news, notes, updates, tips, thoughts, rants, shout-outs or, well, anything to scene@csindy.com. Well savor everything you send our way. Seriously.

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