Music Scene: Scarlet Canary and other shows for May 23–29
Don’t even try to compare this canary with the yellow animated “Tweety” bird. It’s an entirely different song.
Denver-based hard rock and metal band Scarlet Canary will sing (and scream) at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St.
Explaining the bird differences on its Facebook page bio, Scarlet Canary advises fans to “Forget the age-old idea that a canary is a weak bird that’s only purpose is to comfort old ladies and outsmart cartoon cats.”
Scarlet Canary’s lead vocalist, Hannah Haze, “is known for her ability to scream into the dark caverns below just to get better reverb and hit a higher harmony,” says the bio, whereas, the yellow canary, who — long a part of coal mining lore — warns miners of a deadly build up of gases when its sweet singing stops and it dies.
“Scarlet Canary is an energetic rock act balancing heavier dropped guitars and deep driving toms that back clean hard rock inspired vocals,” the bio says. Haze and the band — there is drummer Ryan Sutton, guitarists Allen Maddox and Justin Vaughn, and bassist Marcos Gonzales — have played with Skillet and Saliva while touring with Stitched Up Heart.
“Just when the music has reached a climatic bridge it is not uncommon for Ms. Haze to scream into the crowd. Hannah is a bird of prey ready to show any audience why the caged bird screams.”
Tickets cost $5 for the all ages show.
Call 241-1717 for information, or go to Scarlet Canary’s Facebook page for information and song downloads.