Native Daughters brought their natural sounds to Phil’s Radiator, on Sept. 14. They were the main support. Rock N' Roll Roulette and Cuatrachos were the opening acts.
Eddie Maestas and Justin Hackl are the guitarists, Tom Chegolla and Colin Madden are the drummers and Gene Martinez is the bassist of Native Daughters.
Before Native Daughters began to play their instruments, a voice was heard and it provided a speech. As the voice continued on and the stage lights dimmed, Madden struck one of his cymbals. As “Triangles continued on, his playing method intensified and so did the speech. Chegolla showcased his talents and his abilities made it appear as had the strength of an entire drum line. Madden soon accompanied Chegolla and they played alongside each other with perfect precision.
“War Elephant” was similar to “Triangles”, as it provided another set of recorded vocals. Hackl accompanied the voice, as he strummed his guitar. As he began to play at a rapid rate, it drowned out the vocals and the rest of Native Daughters accompanied him. Madden stood up and hovered over his drum set, as he rapidly struck his cymbals with a set of soft tip drum sticks. Chegolla, Maestas and Hackl chimed in; as Madden paused to readjust his drum set and tightened up some loose wing nuts.
Maestas started “Summon Everest”, as Chegolla played his high-hat. As the instrumental began to pick up, Martinez provided the bass line grooves. As Chegolla took a break, Maestas and Hackl took over the instrumental duties. As Chegolla returned to drumming duties—Lil’ Thunder’s Dan Fox stood beside him. Fox walked and aligned himself with the front row; head banged and provided air drums to Chegolla’s beats.
During “GDS”—Maestas and Hackl simultaneously took a beverage break, as Martinez kept the music going. As Madden played his drums, he took his right stick and tucked it under his left arm pit. With his right hand—he took a drink of his water, maintained the beat and struck his drum set with his right drum stick.
Prior to “Duke Roufus”, Madden stood up and introduced them as a band and told the audience Native Daughters were from Denver. He went onto compliment the crowd for their responses. Then, he was accompanied with Chegolla and they began the song with their exactness.
“Happy New Year, Nurse” was also a part of Native Daughter’s set.