They've been around the globe and back again, so we asked brothers Mikaiah Lei and Anaiah Lei where the best skate spots are.
Brothers Mikaiah Lei and Anaiah Lei make up the LA-based garage-rock act The Bots — a head-spinning walloping force if there ever were one. Oddly driven by only two, The Bots push an addictive sound forward with its catchy, low-fi anthems and sun-drenched melodies. The interesting dynamic of the band puts them in a distinction all on their own: A valuable trait to have in the industry’s seemingly endless monotony.
The duo comes to town to play the Lost Lake Lounge tomorrow, Apr 1. As the guys are big skateboarders (though they say they’re slowing down a bit to avoid getting hurt and not being able to play) we asked them to give us the lowdown on some of the best skate spots they’ve encountered with their travels.
Our kick-it-list now officially has a few new entries …
“If you live in Glendale, you at one point are going to skate the school. It’s not so bad when it comes to … well ya it’s actually pretty bad. I don’t want to get into the whole police situation and all of that, but it’s a good spot. There’s too much there to really explain how it is.”
“Every time we go through to Chicago we have a couple buddies there that we’ll meet up with. After a show or something we’ll skate around the general metropolitan area. It’s super nice, super, super nice. It’s very vast — lots of things untouched and not a lot of people out at night."
“It’s amazing. There’s a skate park there that we always try to hit. I’m all about skating everywhere, but this one skate park — a bunch of buddies of mine are locals there — take me there. Every time I’m in the UK I’m skating there, definitely”
“Oh the factory! It’s a local spot for us. It’s in Glendale. Right near where we live, there’s a city called Atwater, there’s this factory which was abandoned, not really in use, and there’s lots of different excess wood and blocks you can makeshift kickers and stuff. Get creative with it. That’s a spot we were at all the time. Although they say you can’t skate there, no one ever says no when you do."
Who: The Sound & Color w/ The Bots and Bloods Band
When: Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 // Doors @ 8:00 pm
Where: Lost Lake Lounge // 3602 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO
How Much: $10 adv, $13 dos