Dick Stusso

Lost Lake Presents

Dick Stusso

Jo Passed, Paul DeHaven

Sunday, 3/18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10 - $12

This event is 16 and over

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Jo Passed
Jo Passed is an emergent project by songwriter/vocalist/producer/multi-instrumentalist, Joseph Hirabayashi. Joseph formerly played in Vancouver based neo-psychedelic band Sprng, which formed out of the disbanding of pronk experimental punk band, SSRIs. Joseph lead both bands with his neurotic perfectionism coupled with his propensity for outlandish humour and rebellion. Sprng released an LP titled "Celebrations" in march of 2014 and subsequently toured Canada and down the west coast 3 times.

After a third tour in 2015, the band began to slowly disintegrate over a period of a few months. A ten year long collaborative relationship between Joseph and his friend since childhood, Elliot, got put on hold and left Joseph scrambling, hulking and wading through a deluge of personal and creative issues. The result left Joseph with a case of insomnia that lasted months, until the day a song was finished for a new potential project. Jo Passed is formed out of the idea that songwriting is more of a natural reflex than a cultivated act.

Joseph began jamming with drummer Mac Lawrie (Cult Babies, Tough Age, Energy Slime, Flash Palace) in June of 2015 with the idea of recording and moving to Montreal together to check out the east coast music scene. Spring had officially disbanded and Joseph sold all their belongings and drove across Canada to Montreal, in a move to not so much sever ties with Vancouver as much as uproot and commit to touring as a lifestyle. Out EP was written and recorded in Summer to fall of 2015 in both Vancouver and Montreal.

Jo Passed takes the project DIY recording studio approach to an uncomfortable, but rewarding place - recording in whatever spaces become available and keeping things flexible.

Writing for the UP EP began just after masters were completed for the Jo Passed debut, Out. The UP EP was eventually finished after a challenge was presented by a fellow musician in Vancouver about whether Joseph would able to finish a follow up in time before leaving on a spring tour.

Inspired by early Pere Ubu with the inclusion of the synth talents of west coast Passed family member: Bella McKee, UP adds noisey synthesizers to the Jo Passed palette.

The title is a taken suggestion by Joseph's brother in law and is a reference to the numerous labels that literally passed up releasing the Jo Passed debut Out.
Paul DeHaven
Paul DeHaven
Paul DeHaven has been a fixture of the thriving Denver music scene for over 10 years, well-respected for his time crafting licks and tunes as a founding member of now-defunct folk darlings Paper Bird and high desert psych virtuosos Eye & the Arrow.


On Paul DeHaven’s debut LP, “King of Gold”, he adheres to the DIY aesthetic, recording and playing nearly every instrument himself. On it he explores loss, disappointment, vanity, and a longing to find purpose and connection in a modern world seemingly devoid of these. “It may be more of a generational thing — at least for a lot of the artistic types I know. You know, we’re in our 30s and still living hand-to-mouth and trying to get by — feeling just a little discouraged by the system.”
The song “No Gold” sums it up: “The secret to being a man/Is pretending that you have/something other than a fistful of sand...There is no gold out there”. All of value lies within, and that story is told through rickety drum machines, commanding electric guitar riffs, and Paul’s ever more confident vocals.


The songs from Paul DeHaven's 2016 album, the EP "What Are You Looking For That is Here Only", are built on tasteful and forward guitar playing, his unique songwriting, and his belief that just because it's a solo record, that doesn't mean it has to be boring. "It's not a singer-songwriter record, even though I do both of those things. I think of myself as much as a guitarist and producer as I do a songwriter." The songs range from straight ahead straight ahead folk-rock ("Side of the Road"), fuzzed out dub ("Live Your Life"), to instrumental and found sound soothers ("Postcoital Lullaby").
Venue Information:
Lost Lake
3602 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO, 80206
http://lost-lake.com/