King Crawdad

Saturday 5:30PM @ The Atrium At The Alley Cat

Raw, Energetic, Rock

Miles Mercer and Nick Perich formed King Crawdad in 2005. We have developed a strong musical bond and our chemistry has evolved in each of the 16 years we have played together. We have been lucky to add Tucker Valentine to the band in 2020. The addition of his talent and energy has been better than anything we could have imagined. His presence has helped us further evolve, and we feel like we have a whole new set of possibilities open to us. The best way to describe our music is a raw combination garage rock and alternative rock. King Crawdad performs with intense effort at all times. We use heartfelt and emotional lyrics to express ourselves and to try to put as much energy into each performance. We recorded our first EP with our long time producer Jason Larson in 2018, recorded our second EP with Alan Hlavacek in 2020, and recorded our third EP with Dylan Brown at the Blasting Room in 2020. We take pride in being able to create a raw, live feel for these recordings that truly captures our sound.
The last three years have been our bands best. In addition to being selected to play our first FoCoMX, we played over 35 shows all across Colorado in 2019. We still cannot believe we got the opportunity to play some of our favorite venues like Pinball Jones, New Belgium Brewery, Surfside 7, Blast N Scrap, 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, the Beeves, Wolfblitzer, Bitter Suns, Copper Teeth, the Sickly Hecks, the Crooked Rugs, Sinister Pig, Spliff Tank, Los Toms, A Shadow of Jaguar, and many more! Even though 2020 was hard for all artists, we still got the opportunity to play New Belgium and the Lyric in outdoor, socially distanced events as well work on new material. In 2021, we were fortunate to get to perform more at the Lyric, New Belgium, Blast N scrap, the Aggie Theatre, Surfside 7, as well as expand our presence along the Front Range. It was also nice to see the return of the DIY scene. Additionally, we got to play our first mini tour with A Shadow of Jaguar and our first festivals at the Psychs Peak Festival as well a Endless Fest at the Lyric. We love playing live music in this scene, supporting bands, and going to as many local shows as possible!