June 19 2009, 7:35 AM
When Denver's indie-pop band the Hot IQs released its latest video at The Bluebird Theater in December, it was impossible to predict that six months later the venerated group would be calling it quits. Citing a need to explore the future as individuals, the trio's members, led by Eli Mishkin, will play their last show tonight at the Bluebird. But the event is more like a rockin' party than a teary-eyed funeral. The Hot IQs are giving away free tickets to anyone 21 and over--and the younger set will pay just $10. Since the band's going out while it's on top, the set list should pack plenty of the group's signature quick melodies and illustrative lyrics. Fri, June 19, 9 p.m. The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., 303-377-1666 Free tickets are available at Hot IQs website. Photo by Sterling Andrews.