FREE SHOW! - Roster McCabe w/ Technicolor Tone Factory and Genetics

FREE SHOW! - Roster McCabe w/ Technicolor Tone Factory and Genetics

Thu, January 24, 2013

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

Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

Denver, CO

OVER 21: FREE Before 10 PM & $10 After 10 PM / UNDER 21: $10 All Night

This event is 16 and over

Roster McCabe
Roster McCabe
Roster McCabe formed in Minneapolis, MN in 2006. Since that time the band has experimented with many genres, ultimately favoring a blend of electronic dance and rock. The combination of soulful vocals, lush programming and heavy guitar riffs, swirling and intelligent fret work, and an airtight, seemingly veteran rhythm section, RMC creates an elaborate and euphoric sonic landscape.

Roster McCabe is:
Alex Steele (vocals, keyboards)
Michael Daum (Lead Guitar)
Drew Preiner (Guitars, Synths, Vocals)
Jeff Peterson (Drums, Vocals)
Scott Muellenberg (Bass, Vocals)

Roster McCabe sounds like no one and sounds like everyone. The second release of this three-year-old band, Through Space and Time demonstrates a deep, fresh, and inventive approach to modern music by twenty something musicians.

Recorded at the famed Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, Minnesota and mastered by renowned Brian "BigBassBrian" Gardner, this Minneapolis based quintet has created a new hybrid sound fusing the best of the past 50 years of music into a cohesive, singable multi-genre album. Masterfully dipping into reggae, disco, funk, rock, metal, pop, soul and R&B, summing up this album with a single style would be disingenuous and impossible.

The rhythm section made up of 25 year old Jeff Peterson on drums and 23 year old Scott Muellenberg on bass sound like they've been grooving together for 30 years. The flair of Peterson's drumming never interferes with the deep groove of each song- something sought after but rarely attained by flashy drummers. The metal-esque parallel guitar riffs throughout the album powerfully played by Drew Preiner and Michael David Daum offer a healthy juxtaposition to Alex Steele's soulful vocals.

From the inspiring reggae based "Swords" admitting in these uncertain times that "love might be the only solid ground" to the club-raver instrumental "Soar" including a guitar solo by Daum that sounds like it was lifted from a Manhattan jazz club in the 1970s, the depth of diversity within this collection of songs secures a full-length listen without fatigue.

While Roster McCabe live shows embrace extended arrangements and improvisation, in Through Space & Time each song was crafted with the aid of co-producer Chris Kalgren to highlight the best of what fans have loved about this band for years. Nashville songwriters could take cues from these melodies, while jazz players would marvel at the solos.

With the intricacies of the arrangements, details such as tones, lyrics, vocal harmonies and performances could have been over looked, but every element was meticulously fashioned with Kalgren and co- producer Paul Marino to fit perfectly into this album. Grammy nominated Marino, arguably one of the best mixing engineers in the world, managed to warmly utilize the full sonic sphere while still offering incredible clarity of each recorded element.

The finishing sonic touches were added by mastering engineer Brian "BigBassBrian" Garnder, who has worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Dr. Dre.

Through Space & Time reminds you why you love music. Listen with headphones for true ear candy. Funded by fan donations achieved through, Through Space & Time is truly an effort dedicated to Roster McCabe's loyal fan base, who made this endeavor possible.

Playing over 150 shows in 2010, Roster McCabe plans to continue to tour heavily in 2011 promoting this release.
Technicolor Tone Factory
Technicolor Tone Factory
Technicolor Tone Factory is a musical enigma. Boulder based, this collaboration draws its roots from a monstrous palette of styles ranging from Rock to Jazz while touching on everything in between.

Fondly referred to as TTF by their avid fans, the group heralds a virtuosic excellence that is rivaled by few. Together, the two rhythm specialists effortlessly blend technical precision with a creative prowess that is sure to keep hips moving and heads nodding well into the night. Bassist Zach Jackson holds down the grooves with his intricately composed bass lines and penetrating vocals, accompanied by Bryan LaFever, whose marching-band history with the Blue Knights has crafted his drumsticks into high-energy rhythm weapons.

Guitarist Jarrod Guaderrama is the last of a dying breed. Where many have tried and failed, Guaderrama successfully blends old school riffs with a new age touch resulting in melodies that are filled with passion, managing to remain both familiar yet unique simultaneously.

Only fellow guitarist Brian Boster rivals Guaderrama’s prowess on the fret board. Boster’s loose but intentional riffs are the perfect punctuation to the TTF sound. His soulful additions to the musical experience that is Technicolor Tone Factory pay tribute to classic rock and roll heroes like Derek Trucks and Jimi Hendrix, while maintaining a level of originality that is rare in a world saturated in the homogeneity of mass media.

The final cog in this musical machine is keyboardist, Greg Kalfa. Armed with an arsenal of influences from Chick Corea to Joey Porter, Kalfa’s agile fingers masterfully lace texture, melody, and rhythm into a musical net sure to entrap any self-proclaimed music fan, especially when he and Jackson combine their words to create TTF’s profound vocal harmonies.

Together these five musical forces combine to create the TTF experience, one that is sure to leave your feet sore, your smile muscles searing, and your ears screaming for more. As Guitarist Jarrod Guaderrama says: “Music is a fundamental aspect of humanity. Every culture around the world has music in its midst; it is a remarkable tool for bringing people together. As musicians, we understand its power, and as fellow members of humanity we aim to disseminate our passion for music to our fans. A TTF concert is more than just a show, it’s an experience where everyone involved finds a common ground in their love of music.”

So next time you hear that Technicolor Tone Factory is coming to town, be sure not to miss an opportunity to be part of a community focused on sharing their passion for music by embarking on the musical adventure that is Technicolor Tone Factory.
With something unique and creative to share with the masses, this musical act will expand your mind and leave you excited for the next time you see them live. Using the combination of multiple genres and amazing compositions, be prepared for a musical adventure to remember. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan but currently residing in Fort Collins Colorado, Genetics has been turning heads and creating excitement throughout CO and the Midwest. Hard driving big sound, psychedelic improv jams, and intriguing melodies are what set this act apart from the rest. Keep a sharp eye out for this fresh act around your hood.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205