It’s a little raw, a bit loud, unapologetic and honest. It’s blue-collar, Carhartt-wearing, hard-working, PBR beer-drinking rock and roll and it’s something that Strange Americans are crafting with both brawn and finesse. The Colorado quintet imparts an accessible, straightforward, no-frills 1970’s FM rock, rescued from the rust pile with a matching aesthetic that is heavy on songwriting and storytelling, sung with strong harmonies, twinged with a touch of outlaw country, and presented with reverb-drenched punch and passion. They inject quite the high energy fervor into their live concerts. As one of Denver’s up and coming artists, they’ve already amassed a strong following and unanimous enthusiasm with praises such as “soaring,” “surpassed expectations,” “incredible talent” and just plain “rockin.’” Strange Americans has two full-length records and has recorded sessions with Audiotree, Daytrotter and Jam in the Van.

Food: Hogwood BBQ