Weekly Buzz

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Jan 282004
 
Authors: Gabe Dance

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

November.

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

prestigious award.

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.

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