Teacup Gorilla

Teacup Gorilla

 Denver, Colorado, USA

Petite deadly ground-dwelling apes that inhabit the china shops of Denver, CO. What started in crowded small-town basements has grown into a long-term post-rock collaboration, at-home in poetry readings hard-core house shows, composing live theatre soundtracks, generally bending expectations.


The smallest extant genus of primate musicians by size, Teacup Gorilla are petite & deadly ground-dwelling apes that inhabit the china shops of Denver with angular riffs, obtuse stomping, street-level poetry, and yelling at the audience.

What started with small-town math-punk in crowded basements has grown into a long-term collaboration between three experienced artists (Daniel, Eric, Sondra) and four or five artistic genres. The three have played/fought for over ten years, in bands like Elephants for Sale, Dirt Circle Dogs, Iron City, and Raven Jane.

Since forming in 2010, Teacup Gorilla have performed at poetry readings and hard-core house shows, composed live theatre soundtracks, and founded The Bakery arts warehouse. They are the next closest living relatives to humans after the bonobo, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse, Mogwai, Bad Luck City, The Widows Bane, Songs: Ohia, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fugazi, and Low (to name an odd few).

They may be fine artists in the parlor, but they're nasty in the garage.

Set List

- A Dark Plain
- Five(5)
- I of Mine (Papa M)
- Whiskey from Strangers
- Cowboy Dan (Modest Mouse)
- Suicide Note
- Pig Says
- 16 Tons (Merle Travis)