Revenge Of The 90s III ft. Members of Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Rose Hill Drive, YAMN, Fox Street Allstars, The Congress, MTHDS, Kinetix, Octopus Nebula, Tiger Party and Andreux & The See Of Sounds

J2G Live and Listen Up Denver! Present

Revenge Of The 90s III ft. Members of Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Rose Hill Drive, YAMN, Fox Street Allstars, The Congress, MTHDS, Kinetix, Octopus Nebula, Tiger Party and Andreux & The See Of Sounds

Sat, March 30, 2013

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

Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

Denver, CO

$20 Day Of Show

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 16 and over



Who didn’t love the music in the 90′s? Well now it’s time to relive it all!

For three years in a row J2G Live has been bringing together local musicians and hitting Denver with a night of 90’s hits. This year, J2G Live and Listen Up Denver! have teamed up to make it the best Revenge Of The 90’s yet, and they will be bringing the party to Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and Cervantes Other Side.

To kick things of The Whales will be performing a 90’s Unplugged set at the Other Side and Mikey Thunder will be dropping special VJ sets in the Ballroom.

Revenge Of The 90s is proud to be working with Flobots.Org, and a silent auction will be held during the event.

Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
25 years ago, Kyle Hollingsworth set out on a career in music. Since then, with a wealth of desire and an abundance of ability, Hollingsworth has established himself as a formidable and versatile music talent, with the ability to contribute, collaborate, compose, and communicate on a number of levels and within a vast spectrum of musical environments.

Today, as a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. Playing in SCI has allowed him unrestricted access to the world of music, and has bestowed on him the kind of fearlessness a composer needs to flirt with such disparate genres. Those who've seen SCI know that they can jerk from funk to bluegrass on a chord change. "In the jam world, where there are no set ways of doing things, we're not afraid to move in and out of genres," he says, "and because of that I've learned to be creative, not only onstage but in the studio. I can get on board with something pretty quickly. You have to."

Kyle's first solo album release in 2004 reflected his jazz tastes. Titled Never Odd or Even, Joshua Redman and Robert Randolph guested, among others. Never or Odd or Even was the recording Hollingsworth had always wanted to make since he was a kid. In addition to his jazz influences, the album's music demonstrates Kyle's ability to seamlessly fuse genres.

Kyle moved west to Colorado in 1993, and quickly gelled with a handful of Denver- and Boulder-based musicians. After his young band Durt opened for an early version of SCI, the band invited him into the fold for a tour they were doing. That stint led to a full-time gig and, consequently, a career in music. Today, 12 years after joining SCI, the learning process Hollingsworth began as a child is now flourishing into an impressive and rewarding career. "I'm always looking for challenges," he says. "I thrive on the challenges posed by unique groups of musicians."
Rose Hill Drive
Rose Hill Drive
Rose Hill Drive is a rock n roll band. People who say they like Rose Hill Drive often say they like old school rock n roll, but the may also say they like drugs, and Rose Hill Drive doesn't know anything about those drugs. Rose Hill Drive just wants to kick out the jams and be a responsible and integral part of the emerging global community. One time somebody asked Rose Hill Drive if they were for real, and Rose Hill Drive asked simply, "are you for real?".

Rose Hill Drive happens when Nate Barnes plays the drums, Daniel Sproul plays the lead guitar, Daniel's brother Jake plays the guitar and sings, and Jimmy Stofer plays the bass. Sometimes one of them will play the maracas, sometimes one of them will play the keyboards. And every so often, one of them won't play anything at all. Whoa. Heady. These details should be of little concern. The take home point is that Rose Hill Drive loves making rock n roll together and playing it for enthusiasts of electric music.

Rose Hill Drive wishes the Starz hit comedy Party Down would come out with a 3rd season, but that aside, they are elated about their 2011 release "Americana." Their collective opinion is that it is their best music to date and their best music to date to.

Rose Hill Drive doesn't like to name drop so they will refrain from telling you that they did open for The Who, Van Halen, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, Wilco, Queens Of The Stone Age, and are curently on the road supporting Stone Temple Pilots. This is big time, and to remain down-to-earth, to keep their heads on straight, Rose Hill Drive will trade off giving each other lashings with a studded whip.

You may also find Rose Hill Drive cooking breakfast on a coleman grill in your local wal-mart parking lot. And if you do, feel free to stop and say hello, maybe share a brew and story or two about the good ol' American west. And kick 'em a couple bucks if you feel so obliged.
Yamn
Yamn
Yamn resides in Denver, CO. First and foremost their heart is in their live experience. One that scintillates the senses with courageous beats, grooves that cause instant and contagious grins to ripple across the undulating crowds, heart-warming peaks and head-banging rock riffs. This refreshed and revitalized Yamn is a band hungrier than ever to push the
limits of progressive live-tronica. To lend a hand in enhancing the full-bodied, crisp melodies and free-flowing power rock jams that Yamn has come to be known for, is a lighting experience that encompasses a world class rock show.

With more than 100,000 road miles after the original members met in cold and snowy Breckenridge, Colo., the trance-fusion rockers continue hurtling toward their evolving vision. As their dedication, virtuosity and pure enjoyment propelled them through music scene’s across the United States, Yamn’s focus remains on the here, the now and the what-is-to-be while
continually fulfilling the journey of enhancing their lives and the lives of those listening with powerful and seductive sounds.
Fox Street
Fox Street
"Fox Street is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the hardest working rock and roll bands on the Colorado music scene. Voted Denver’s “Best Traditional Rock Band” at the 2013 Westword Music Showcase, the group also played raging headlining shows for packed houses at The Bluebird Theater and Larimer Lounge. In the February 2014 edition of Colorado Music Buzz, Fox Street was named amongst the "best jam bands" in Colorado:

"Fox Street just might be the most unique band on this list, fusing a honky-tonk inspired soul sound in with the funky freshness of the jam scene... The press train continues to add critical acclaim to the band... Fox Street is a top band to watch in 2014."

While the band is proud to be a part of the vibrant Denver music community, they have been making strides on the national scene as well: Fox Street was named a “must see” act at Musikfest 2013 (America’s largest free music festival in Bethelhem, PA) by both theLos Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.

Fox Street boasts a big, soulful rock n' roll sound laced with three-part harmonies, screaming guitars, soulful sax, and a devastatingly funky rhythm section. It certainly helps that the members of Fox Street share varied influences throughout American roots music -- blues, jazz, country and a whole lotta funk -- but also having shared the experience of taking Fox Street on the road together gives the band a certain tightness, a dynamic range that simply cannot be acquired any other way. Over the past five years, Fox Street played hundreds of shows, maintained a relentless coast-to-coast tour schedule and spent countless of hours in the studio with Denver engineer/producer Josh Fairman (New Mastersounds, Ivan Neville, Kinetix) crafting two internationally acclaimed, self-produced, full-length albums: Welcome to Mighty Pleasin’ (2010) and Tough Talk (2013).
It’s the Fox Street sound that’s landed the band gigs sharing the bill and often the stage with contemporary touring acts like Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Robert Randolph and The Family Band and Galactic; as well as members of legendary groups including The Allman Brothers Band, Little Feat, and The Meters.
2014 is set to be another landmark year for Fox Street -- In addition to writing and recording new music and expanding their United States tour schedule, the band is currently booking its first European trek for later this fall.

Look out for the band to headed your way soon -- Check out www.foxstreetband.com or keep up with Fox Street tour dates and new releases on Facebook or Twitter."
The Congress
The Congress
Evoking emotions that you thought had long passed – the feeling of your first cigarette, or the way you feel listening to a worn vinyl as it warmly crackles against the sound of a summer night – The Congress is naturally compared to many names and styles of years gone by. But drawing such comparisons is, in many respects, a misguided endeavor. Misguided not because you’d be wrong, but because you’d be missing the beautiful point – The Congress are a natural evolution of more than 60 years of purely American music. With a spirit rooted just south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and now calling Denver – “The Queen City of the West” – their home, they’ve got enough soul, grit, and have spent enough time in the woodshed and on the road to call them pretty much whatever you want. But whatever words you think you need to describe their contribution to the American music tradition – save your breath. The Congress play Rock & Roll.
MTHDS
MTHDS
"The Methods" or Music That Heightens Different Senses are Rocky Mountain beat-dealers who combine booze soaked rock, street-wise hip-hop with a soulful over-the-top party groove. They have been blazing their way across the West Coast and will now take their assault global. Musically, MTHDS often draw comparisons to Sublime and Slightly Stoopid, but in their short history, they have shared the stage with artists as diverse as The Roots, Method Man, Collie Buddz, Ozomatli, Ludacris, Savoy, Rusko, Major Lazer, Talib Kweli, RJD2 and many more. They have appeared at notable ski competitions, the Honda Sessions and the Winter Dew Tour and countless other epic parties.

MTHDS just completed a solid tour with Chali 2na (Jurassic 5). Their new album "Trade" which includes features from Binary Star, Grouch & Eligh, & Chali 2na is expected for release in early 2012.
Kinetix
Kinetix
Dynamic. How better to describe Kinetix, a band whose most recent album Let Me In hit #47 on the iTunes Top 200 Rock Charts and yet just wrapped separate national tours with hip hop darlings Flobots and Australian roots-rock kings Beautiful Girls, not to mention performing late night sets at a slew of summer festivals? ‘Let Me In’ certainly plays like a byproduct of a unique career trajectory, managing to maintain a fresh approach while smoothly transitioning between energetic rock and carefully crafted pop. Hot on the heels of their new album, a free acoustic show release and a packed Fall tour, Kinetix looks to be even more potent in the coming months. Already renowned for their performances, it’s easy to call Kinetix in 2011 a “must-see” live act. Simply put, they’re the type of band that reminds you why it’s fun to let loose.

Kinetix’s rise from their humble Denver roots into a nationally touring band is the result of talent, enthusiasm and a lot of hard work. Formed at the Lamont School of Music at Denver University, Kinetix was originally meant as a vehicle to blow off steam and play music at weekend hangouts. However, their popularity during those early days became a campus phenomenon that quickly outgrew the limited confines of house parties and campus events. Within two years of forming, Kinetix was selling out local theatres and collecting invites to summer festivals nationwide. Encouraged by the warm response, the band set out to establish themselves nationally and have been building their fanbase ever since.

The eleven tracks of Let Me In were engineered and mixed by Jason Livermore at the reputably rock and roll Blasting Room Studios and mastered by Chris Gehringer of Sterling Sound. The new album builds upon the band’s reputation as a live tour de force, but now heralds the rock quintet as studio musicians capable of creating an album worthy of mainstream radio play.
O-NEB
O-NEB
Colorado's O-NEB has recently opened up on the scene, impressing audiences far and wide with their new style of music that blends elements of electronic, ambient, downtemps, breakbeat, rock, acid jazz, and ethereal grooves.

O-NEB consists of Fleeb Thomas on bass, Dan Raasch on Drums and Matt Newhard on Guitar. These musicians have come together not only to inspire the dance floor (which they do on a regular basis), but also to spread positive vibrations through music.

The rise of O-NEB has been swift and complete, as was evidenced at the first show they ever played together, a sold-out gig at Colorado's famous Mishawaka Amphitheater with musical icons from across the pond, Shpongle and Ott. In addition to these two major names, O-NEB has shared the stage with such heavy-hitters as the Disco Biscuits, Random Rab, Bluetech, Lotus, David Murphy (of STS9), Ana Sia, Eskmo, Boombox, Signal Path, EOTO, and RJD2.

Currently laying out the textured psychedelic grooves for their first album, O-NEB shuns the formulaic in favor of a purely original sound, a gamble that has paid off in the long run for this talented quartet. The music refuses to be classified and, as a result, gives the sense that the members of O-NEB are truly breaking new ground.
The Whales
The Whales
Tapping into the history of rock & roll, the Whales are blending contemporary and classic sounds alike: With rich vocal harmonies, heavy song craft, and an impeccable live show, the band is quickly turning heads with their original blend of blues, americana, soul and rock & roll.

Led by Jonah Wisneski (guitar/vocals) and comprised of Scott Roush (Drums/Vocals) & Logan Muckler (Bass), the Whales formed following gigs in support of Wisneski’s solo debut “Lights” (2011). Building on an already strong catalog of originals, the Whales are constantly adding new songs to their dynamic shows. From heavy hitting blues & high energy rock, to slow winding americana, the band twists and turns through the fabric of American music, while exploring sonic textures with musical prowess and finesse. With shows that top 3+ hours long, the band weaves in and out of various tempos and styles, to find a balance that captures the ears of it’s listener.

It’s not hard to find the band playing close to 100 shows a year throughout Colorado and the neighboring states. With future ahead, the Whales are are showing no signs of slowing down.
Tiger Party
Tiger Party
TIGER PARTY is a collaborative musical project led by keyboardist Blake Mobley and features musicians from both the East Coast and Colorado. This group of ever-changing musicians has brought in players from bands like Lotus, Signal Path, Octopus Nebula, The Malah, The Bridge and many more. As the lineup changes so does the music, making each show a unique experience for both the audience and the tiger-musicians.
Ableminds
Ableminds
Ableminds is the creation of Jordan Linit and Charles Parker Mertens. Combining Dirty Beats and Live Looping with ripping synths, Filthy Basslines, and heavenly guitar, performed by two instrumentalist's/DJ's. This project truly integrates the party atmosphere of a DJ w/ the excitement of a live band that can improvise and make each performance unique. This music is "sure to make your ass shake". It is a combination of their love of composing, performing, and producing bass heavy, dance laden BEATS.

The Duo has been in the studio on and off for a year shaping their sound and working on their debut album scheduled for release in the Summer of 2011. With the album nearing completion, Ableminds has focused on incorporating live looping/improvisation with the original beats created by these 2 Colorado producers.

On stage Charlie and Jordan perform (and loop) guitars, basses, and many synthesizers, while at the same time DJ both original tracks and audio created on the fly. This dual DJ/ Live band is sure to make you think about what an "Electronic Band" should be.
Mountain Standard Time
Mountain Standard Time
“[MST has]…captured a classic sound, fiddled with their filters until just the right level of light shines through, and layered their work for the discerning ear.” (Daily Camera – Boulder, CO).

For Mountain Standard Time, there is one focus: making good, honest music. The organic process of expression—from heart to hands to ears—preserves the integrity of the finished product. While the band spends an exhaustive amount of time crafting and perfecting their material, they don’t pay any mind to the rules and confines of genre. With elements of Bluegrass, Prog Rock, Latin and Americana, attempting to categorize the band can be challenging. MST coined the term “free grass” so that they could stop focusing on labeling their music and stick to what they do best: playing it.

MST brands its own style of "Rocky Mountain FreeGrass," blending acoustic guitar and mandolin with keyboards, electric bass, and drums. The members of MST migrated to Colorado from different regions of the country, bringing wildly diverse musical backgrounds and influences along with them. Their paths eventually crossed in Nederland - a small, Colorado mountain town steeped in bluegrass music. Musical relationships were forged through the camaraderie of late-night jam sessions that characterize the music scene of the Front Range. Shortly after meeting, MST grew quickly and performed all over Colorado and across the country, with appearances at Wakarusa Music Festival, 10,000 Lakes Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, and NedFest, among many others.

After some time away from the road, MST returned back to the live music scene in 2012. The band’s sound adds new dimension as Zack Scott (drums), Nick Dunbar (mandolin, guitar) and Stanton Sutton (guitar, mandolin) are joined by Otis Lande on bass and Ryan Ebarb on keyboards. Solid vocal harmonies and genuine lyrics interplay with well-crafted melodies over a soundscape that varies from lush and delicate to lively and complex—often within the same song. Plenty of room for improvisation keeps everything exciting, while unique transitions stitch it all together. They released their first EP, Sunny, in early 2013, which captures the spirit of the band’s live energy.
Broken Tongues
Broken Tongues
This innovative, alternative hip-hop collective from Denver, CO is giving novel insights into evolving trends within modern music. The Broken Tongues have a singular, live-instrumental sound that at times can be funky or thrash, and at others, soulful and refined. The result is a genre-bending alchemy, conjuring the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder and Atmosphere. Indeed, the genre moniker, "hip-hop" is ill-equipped to fully describe exactly what BT creates, which is an aural amalgamation of hip-hop, progressive rock, jazz and livetronica.
Filthy Children
Filthy Children
Slap!
That’s right. Filthy Children just slapped you right in the face. Take a moment. Just feel that for a second. You haven’t even heard their music yet – much less do you even know them – but they slapped you right up in your face without shame. Goddamn. That wasn’t personal. That’s just how it is baby. They’re just trying to help prepare you for when you actually get up and come with your friends on down to the show. I know that you may be feelin a little guilty because you actually enjoyed that. Don’t. It’s all part of their thing. Filthy will give you that funk soul slap that stings so good. Three buttery horns, a smokin female vocalist, drums, bass, guitar, and a smattering of analog synth burbles to fill the spaces. You don’t believe it? Slap!!! There it is again. What’d I just tell you? Dig it. You can’t take you’re attention away now. You want to know more don’t you? Mmmm Hmmm….

Based out of Denver, Colorado, Filthy Children first hit the stage together in Nov, 2003. Since then, they have been laying it down all over the land, landing headlining gigs at nearly all of Colorado’s most respected venues and festivals including: Boulder’s The Fox, Aspen’s Belly Up, The Bluebird and Gothic Theaters, Ft. Collins’ The Aggie Theater, Hodi’s Half-Note and Mishawaka Ampitheater, as well as a headlining performance at Summerfest in Milwaukee two years in a row. Filthy band members have shared the stage with such funky musical luminaries as Galactic, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Rebirth Brass Band, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, J.J. Grey and Mofro, and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band to name just a few.
DJ Russo
DJ Russo
Known for his unique, far-reaching DJ sets and mix CD's, Derek Russo, aka DJ Russo, is one of Colorado's best DJ's. Not limited to one genre, Russo rocks big clubs, outdoor mutli-bill stages and intimate venues with an amazing selection of music ranging from gritty funk, downtempo, hip hop and soul, to dance party house, disco and electro, to experimental electronica and dubstep. .... Since picking up the headphones in 2002, Russo has steadily made a name for himself every year. Russo relocated to Queenstown, New Zealand in 2002, and landed a weekly Saturday night gig on NZ's premier all-electronic music station, The Studio. All this just 6 months after learning how to DJ. .... DJ Russo has shared the stage with such wide-ranging acts as:
Soulive, The New Mastersounds, Adam Deitch, Frederico Aubele, All Good Funk Alliance, DJ Garth, Pretty Lights, Nosaj Thing, Boombox, 2020 Soundsystem, Lee Burridge, Orgone, the Pimps of Joytime, and graced the stage at venues like the Mishawaka Ampitheathre in Colorado, The Walnut Room in Denver, Boulder Theater, & Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, and the Communikey Festival of Arts. In addition, Russo gets out to places like the Burning Man Festival, Brooklyn, Jackson Hole and many Colorado Ski town venues regularly to rock the decks....
Robby Peoples
Robby Peoples
Robby Peoples may not have a degree in music, but he is certainly a scholar of Rhythm and Blues. Having grown up in Mississippi, Peoples learned to play harmonica and guitar in the traditions of Hill Country Blues and Rock and Roll music on the porches of Oxford. Originally From Jackson, his music career began with a guest appearance with the band Shady Deal, where he joined them on a west coast tour that ended with him playing the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, California.

From there, he started his own collaboration with friend Chris Wheeler, Cool Papa Bell. The band enjoyed success at a 2006 battle of the bands winning them a fully sponsored album. The resulting LP, The Good Word, released later that year, can still be found on iTunes.

Since leaving Cool Papa Bell he has relocated to Colorado where he's found an unfilled niche as a "down South" harmonica/guitar player. Since then he has guested with and joined The Congress on tours on both the East and West coasts.

In Denver he is fortunate to have played with many heavy hitters in the rock and roll and blues genres; including Sam Holt, Polytoxic, and guesting in a Thanksgiving Day performance of The Last Waltz.

While Robby's back up band The Bank Walkers' lineup continuously evolves his live performance is rock solid. Compared to the likes of Tom Waits and with the energy and showmanship of Joe Cocker his performances are rare for this day and age. "Fighting the good fight" to keep southern roots rock and roll alive his energetic, lyrical, aggressively edgy, kick-ya-in-the-balls performances are what make this showman a not-to-miss on the rise artist.
Andreux & The See of Sounds
Andreux & The See of Sounds
Andreux & The See of Sounds combines traditional rock, psychedelic blues, and modern melodies with contemporary sound-scapes and beats that are sure to hypnotize and mesmerize listeners. The band consists of Andrew Portwood the lead singer/songwriter in CO based band Frogs Gone Fishin' and a rotating roster of dynamite members from cities like Nashville, Denver, and New Orleans. Andreux & The See of Sounds has performed in Nashville, Telluride, Steamboat Springs, Vail, State Bridge Amphitheater, Breckenridge, The Gothic Theatre in Denver, and at the YarmonyGrass Festival in 2011.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/