With local bands dominating early and the weekend culminating
with accomplished national acts, there should be some good
listening throughout the end of January.
Friday night gets us off to a great start when The Mercury
Project plays with George’s August Brew and Freedom Movement at the
Soiled Dove in Denver. The Mercury Project formed in 2001
describing themselves as “an eclectic mix, full of rich vocal
harmonies, lyrical intelligence and surprising versatility in both
style and instrumentation.”
Lyrical intelligence huh? Sounds like sophisticated shiznit.
By the way, if George’s August Brew sounds familiar that’s
because they won Scene Magazine’s Battle of the Bands this past
Saturday night promises to serve up some dope lyrics and ill
rhymes with the MC Battle at the Starlight Theatre. If it’s
anything like the battles in 8 Mile (and with the striking
similarities between Fort Collins and Detroit why wouldn’t it be)
it should be a holla good time. Yo yo… check it.
Denver promises to serve up some choice music on the same night.
The Fillmore plays host to an absolutely dynamite show featuring
Sound Tribe Sector Nine with Ozomatli and very special guest Perry
Farrell. Farrell will be joining the group as DJ Peretz, and yes,
this is the same insanely famous Perry Farrell who has been the
lead singer of Porno for Pyros and Jane’s Addiction, as well as
founder of the world-famous Lollapalooza Festival. This show gets
the “Guaranteed Dope Show” stamp of approval, a rare and
Another Saturday night option is Victor Wooten at the Gothic,
also in Denver. Victor Wooten is one of the best electric bassists
in musical history. In 1999 he received the Nashville Music Award
for Bassist of the Year, for the second time. He also has been
named Bass Player of the Year by Bass Player Magazine three times
and has two Grammy awards. Wooten is most widely known for his work
with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and has ill style coming out of
his ears, and, if you’re lucky, directly into yours.