Big Dopes w/ Claire Heywood + Barbara

Ages 16 and up
Thursday, May 09
Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm

Lost Lake Presents Big Dopes with Claire Heywood and Barbara on Thursday, May 9th.

“Tastefully fuzzy melodies … poignant and touchingly poetic lyrics. Big Dopes is one of the best Denver bands not enough people know about yet.” Tom Murphy, QUEEN CITY SOUNDS AND ART

Big Dopes recalls the loose, lighthearted feel of 90s alternative and indie pop, with influences somewhere between Paul Simon, Jonathan Richman, and Pavement. Lead songwriter Eddie Schmid uses a playful, conversational baritone to sing through neuroses and inner dialogues, touching on long-distance relationships, being a houseguest, and gratitude for friends named Tom.

In August 2021 the band made waves for its energetic live show at Denver’s Underground Music Showcase festival. That November the Dopes released their sophomore album, Destination Wedding, produced by Mark Anderson (Paper Bird, The Still Tide). The group completed its first tour behind the new LP, culminating in a slot opening for Tokyo Police Club at Denver’s famed Bluebird Theater and later for Colorado favorites Kiltro and Wildermiss at the Gothic Theatre. The band continued touring behind the album in April 2022. In November 2022, they teamed up with Little Trips to release a psychedelic remix of their song “Take You Anywhere.” 

More new music is planned for spring 2024. 


Crimes Against Gratitude – one of the top 10 Colorado albums of 2019, COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO / INDIE 102.3

– 16+, under 16 admitted with ticketed guardian
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