King Crawdad

Intense Energetic Rock

King Crawdad instills emotion, sincerity, and feeling into our rock and roll music. We perform with intense effort and energy at all times. We leave every inch of ourselves on stage after each performance. We provide a unique blend of garage rock, punk rock, and alternative rock that energizes listeners. We use heartfelt and emotional lyrics to express our sound and to try to provide a raw and real musical experience.


Miles Mercer and Nick Perich, who were also members of a band called the Varmints at the time, formed King Crawdad in 2005. We have developed a strong musical bond and our chemistry has evolved in each of the 15 years we have played together. In 2018, we recorded our first quality EP with our long time producer Jason Larson. We were able to capture our sound in an amazing moment where guitar, vocals, and drums were recorded in singular live takes. We only overdubbed bass and one additional background vocal for one song. We take pride in being able to create a raw, live feel for these recordings that truly captures our sound.

2019 was our best year for our band. We got to celebrate our 15th year as a band and play a variety of shows! In addition to being selected to play our first FoCoMX, we played over 35 shows all across Colorado. We still cannot believe we got the opportunity to play some of our favorite venues like Pinball Jones, New Belgium Brewery, Surfside 7, in addition to others. We also continued to participate even more in the DIY scene and become a bigger part of this phenomenal music scene that we love so much. We got to open up for some of our favorite bands like Plasma canvas, the Velveteers, Wolfblitzer, Bitter Suns, Copper Teeth, the Sickly Hecks, Sinister Pig, Spliff Tank, Los Toms, and many more! We love playing live music in this scene, supporting bands, and going to as many local shows as possible!