In 2008 artists from the Athens, GA-based Elephant 6 Recording Company set out on a tour during the holiday season. The aptly titled “Holiday Surprise Tour” featured members from the collective’s groups went across the country, but did not visit Denver. Back in March, right before I went to SXSW, the Elephant 6 Orchestra made its Denver debut with an astonishing 3-set performance at the Larimer Lounge. Although I’m not really sure which holiday this Holiday Surprise Tour was celebrating, the evening was certainly an unforgettable night of great music. For more on understanding E6, check out the AV Club’s beginner’s guide to E6. To hear a recording of the show hop over to The Flat Response. In the meantime enjoy these photos.