At a glance there are plenty of reasons to dismiss this show. First, there's that band name. How pretentious can you get, using the Alaskan Native American word (which means "the great one") that is used to describe Mt. McKinley, the highest point in North America. Or maybe it's not so much pretentious as cheesy -- these days the word Denali is most commonly associated with gas-guzzling luxury SUVs. Either way, it's not exactly the image most hip indie bands try to project. Then there's guilt by association, as the band records for the Jade Tree label, known for emo bands like the Promise Ring and Jets to Brazil, and finally they're brought to town by the Hands Up Houston booking collective, a group that, to put it mildly, is not as selective... More >>>