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Old Dusty Death / Bio

Old Dusty Death is the biggest band you haven't heard yet. Catch them at their next show to experience what the Denver music scene has deprived from you--guys who know how to seriously, consistently rock--reaffirming your belief in the necessity to turn it up to eleven without the gimmicks. We're talking 100% rock yield. Many bands have grazed the surface of rock 'n' roll only to eventually succumb to their dirty habits of formulaic, bland song-age. Imagine if Doc Brown's amplifier hadn't exploded and Marty McFly was able to continue to rock - this is only a fuzzy approximation of the potential rock magnitude of Old Dusty Death.

Hyperbole aside; known as The Fastwalkers throughout 2008, the newly anointed Old Dusty Death has returned to take Denver back for rock n' roll. ODD's sound is the result of their three members' diversity and passion for music.

Drummer Mike Colacino's love for and roots in the hardcore punk scene of Venice Beach are reflected in bands like Black Flag and the Minuteman. This is emphasized by his copious tattoos that only the friend of a tattoo artist could have. Colacino brings an energy and enthusiasm to live performance that he can only express shirtless and tempts the fans to do the same. He is the force in the band that drives ODD to take an avant-garde approach to song writing that can be most readily heard in their chaotic, hardcore number "Givin' it Back," a song about the recent Occupy movement.

Bassist Jared Barnes brings his brand of rock from the classy town of Renton, WA. His influences range across the spectrum from the sounds of Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Local H, to the words of George Carlin and Bill Hicks. Barnes might contribute to the band the most through his critical eye on the juxtapositional extremes of the human condition.

Guitarist and vocalist John Lo contributes the best way he knows how - ripping the guitar and screaming his lungs out. Lo brings the rhythmic guitar energy of Motorhead and the Ramones, and a lead guitar energy that can be represented best by the foreboding tone in one of Old Dusty Death's fan's questions: "What steps have you taken to prevent any of John Lo's guitar solos from traveling back in time and killing his grandfather, thereby creating a paradox where ODD never existed?"

Old Dusty Death is what you get when you take the above ingredients and bake a delicious rock and punk pie. Find Old Dusty Death live to taste what you've been missing.

General Info

Band Members
Jared Barnes, John Lo, Michael Colacino
Artist Name
Old Dusty Death
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Alternative / Punk

Contact Info

Denver, CO

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