Zion I w/ Stay Tuned, ROOKE5

Mighty Tree Presents

Zion I w/ Stay Tuned, ROOKE5

Sat, April 15, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$20 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

** MURS SCHEDULED APPEARANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED **

MURS will not be able to perform due to a family emergency. Zion I will still perform.  The show must go on.  Thanks for understanding.

Zion I
Zion I
Since the release of the debut album, Mind Over Matter in 2000, Zion I has risen up the ranks of independent hip-hop to solidify their standing as one of the most prolific conscious rap groups of the past 2 decades. Boasting a catalog that consists of over two-dozen albums, EPs, mixtapes and collaborations, Zion I (currently consisting solely of MC/producer Zumbi) continues to create inspired music influenced by social & political woes, personal challenges & triumphs as well as family, spirituality and a raw perspective on the world at large.

Cited by A.V. Club as “remarkable”, Zumbi continues to showcase his talents as a unique, diverse and skilled MC while maintaining his place as one of the most recognizable voices in Hip-Hop.
The latest release, The Labyrinth was cited by PopMatters as “a timely new album of politically engaged hip-hop”. Fueled by his own personal losses as well as the current political and social climate of the world-at-large, Zumbi has created a record that, as the Huffington Post put it; “is as heartfelt as it is badass”.

Being one of the most energetic and engaging live acts out there, Zion I continues to bring the music to the masses at festivals, events and venues across the planet. With a sound and style that bends musical genres, Zion I is able to perform alongside a diverse range of artists ranging from rap, rock and reggae to jam band and EDM.

With an 11th studio album on the horizon, Zion I continues to make music that while left-of-center is still relevant, fresh and exciting as ever. As Okayplayer put it; “At the end of the day, Zion I’s strength lies in the same areas where many artists falter – evolving without abandoning tried and tested methods.”
Stay Tuned
Stay Tuned
In an internet age where information is coming to us at light speed, how does one bridge the gap between real life and our pixelated version? Stay Tuned to find out.
One of the few live acts to successfully marry the concept of Audio and Visual -
and quite possibly the only live Hip-Hop act to do so - Stay Tuned was the most
fitting name for the outfit, based initially on their love for all
"sub-genres" of Hip-Hop and music as a whole, and the influence those
styles have had on them. This was first reflected in the recorded music made,
taking Boom-Bap, Dubstep/Electro, Hardcore, Downtempo...righteously, whatever moved them at the moment, and crafting live sets as such. Boston MC, Akrobatik pointed out to the duo that he admired how they'd bounce around sonically in their live sets, which was also metaphoric for the ups and downs that were faced in the industry itself. The light bulb flashed. MC Mane Rok figured
"Stay Tuned" would perfectly describe the musical path taken-of which
grew when the live set coupled itself with the visual portion, leaving the
group's then DJ-DeeJay Tense- as the program director controlling a live video
feed with his turntables. This continued to grow and began to come full circle,
influencing how overall ideas and themes for albums came to fruition. The first
being the fictional story of a serial killer (with an underlying theme
questioning media practices) in the form of "Murder He Wrote: A Love
Story."
The Stay Tuned moniker would allow the group to have interchangeable parts. Akin to the idea of channel surfing, letting them invite special guest performers,
making each show unique. The channel surfing idea has now come to full bloom in their self titled EP released 1/24/15 (simply take a listen to understand),
which was also the official introduction of the groups new DJ, DJ AWHAT!!
(formerly of The Pirate Signal,) and the change itself begs the listener
to...well...Stay Tuned.
ROOKE5
ROOKE5
ROOKE5, pronounced Rooks, is an independent hip hop artist born and raised in Colorado. Heavily influenced by a variety of genres, ROOKE5 draws inspiration from the likes of anyone from Sam Cooke and Curtis Mayfield to more recent artists such as Murs and Grieves. Not only does it bring variety to his music but also a creative balance between blues and modern hip hop.

Born in the town of Loveland, Colorado, Luke Whitrock (aka ROOKE5) has always been business and music oriented. Working from the youngest age he possibly could, Luke developed a strong work ethic in every aspect of his life. At the age of 14, he was uprooted from his hometown and relocated to El Paso, Texas where he attended high school and college. It was in El Paso that Luke found his passion for music and took the first steps in pursuing music as a potential career. He began writing over popular instrumentals ranging from Rick Ross to Kanye West, and recording in the home studio of a co-worker. Needless to say Texas was a large influence on his musical perspective. In the spring of 2010, he traveled back to Colorado. The trip marked a new beginning. ROOKE5 has played everywhere from local spots like Cervantes in Denver, The Woodcellar in Evergreen and The Aggie Theater in Fort Collins to playing a Lollapalooza after party in Chicago in 2012.

ROOKE5 has had the privilege of sharing the stage with nationally touring acts such as Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh, Madchild, Amp Live, PROF, Grieves, Blueprint, Gift of Gab, Sol, Pigeon John, Sam Lachow, Hasan Salam, The MC Type, Brothers From Another, Sam I Am as well as many other local acts. Rooted in the pursuit of an energetic environment, his music seeks to ignite the crowd while sharing in their relationships in life, past and present. Together we rise!
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/