SOUND CHECK: Zolopht and the Destroyers
One of the band members called the music “mountain rock with a reggae influence.”
But it’s better to listen to Zolopht and the Destroyers than try to have one of the six members of the group try and explain its sound, the same band member said.
For nearly two years, the six members of Zolopht and the Destroyers — Zac Grant on vocals and rhythm guitar, Greg Indivero on percussion, Jared Schmidt on vocals and drums, Cam Vilar on vocals and lead guitar, Allen Bradley on bass and Ian McGowan on violin — have played mostly to a regional audience.
But band members are ready for a change.
After essentially meeting “more or less through the local scene,” Grant said, the group is ready to take its Grand Junction act to different markets.
Soon, the band members are heading on their first real tour of the state specifically to “spread our music regionally,” Indivero said.
Although the band takes its music seriously — evidenced by the fact they travel with a dedicated sound guy in Conner Ivie of Concert Design Innovations — the guys are still laid-back musicians comfortable in flip-flops, T-shirts and baseball caps when playing local shows.
(There’s where the mountain and reggae come in to their musical influences.)
Grant estimated the group plays four or five times a month locally, depending on everyone’s schedule. He admitted it’s hard to get all six guys together at one time.
In fact, McGowan missed a recent show because he was out-of-state.
The band’s next local gig is 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive No. 100. Cover is $5, which includes a free drink.