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It makes sense that the Daily Afflictions have a diverse sound; their brew of eclectic, exploratory blues-tinged rock finds unexpected muses in indie, country, and even punk rock roots to create one manifestation of four very different people. The Daily Afflictions were borne from the minds of Timothy Dean and Khurrum Ansari, during a chance meeting in Crested Butte, Colorado two years go. Dean draws upon his traveling salesman and professional drinking career to conjure bluesy, whimsical sonic fantasies about beaches, paradise, and the perfect woman in the vein of Tim Buckley. Ansari, a rocket scientist by day (seriously), adds fuzzed-out mind trip electronics for a little extra fever. Both play lead and rhythm guitar, creating a communal onstage dynamic that sometimes shines the most during their intimate acoustic sets. Then Western Homes brings the heat. An entertainment and sports journalist, as well as an audiophile, Homes beats out slapdash, energetic indie and punk rock bass lines, fevered backup vocals, and in-heat harmonica solos. And Alex Venetucci, an alumni of Berklee School of Music, thrums out a concoction of rhythm on drums, conga, djembe, as well as backup harmonies. The resulting blues-infused rock is exploratory, electric, rambling and reminiscent, then tumultuous and revelatory; all steeped in the Boulder scene for a uniform sound.