Joey Porter's Vital Organ and PHO w/ Dharma Krewe

Joey Porter's Vital Organ and PHO w/ Dharma Krewe

Fri, October 13, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Joey Porter's Vital Organ
Joey Porter's Vital Organ
Joey Porter (Juno What?!, Motet), Garrett Sayers (Motet), Dan Schwindt (Kyle Hollingsworth Band), Daren Hahn (John Common) play funky soulful jazz!!
"With their sophomore release two, the rising PHO use funk as a vehicle to explore their “Minneapolis sound” influences with torch in hand. Intimate and soulful, intense and highly energetic, the new album comes sprinkled with psychedelia and hip-hop, while maintaining the tight arrangements of funk tradition. The thirteen tracks, which were produced by John Davis, feature Kirk Johnson of Prince’s New Power Generation on percussion. Recorded in Cannon Falls, Minnesota at the legendary Pachyderm Studio(‘Nirvana-In-Utero’), there was no shortage of vintage vibe amidst a playground of old ‘70s synths and classic guitars, all articulated in the expansive array of musical colors ever-present throughout the mix.

The youthful PHO has been proving their funky prowess to the national music scene with a powerful live show that leaves crowds in awe. They’ve achieved this stature alongside big names in the business, including The Motet, Dopapod, Dumpstaphunk and many more.

PHO has been acquiring new fans with each appearance, but in the winter of 2016 they attracted a truly unexpected fan when Prince caught a live performance from their YouTube page, which prompted an invite to open for Larry Graham (Graham Central Station) at the iconic Paisley Park in Chanhassen, MN. That performance triggered another Prince Tweet: “Come back anytime. Just Holla.” Having the blessing of “The Purple One” before his untimely death has pushed PHO to continue cultivating the Minneapolis sound’s legacy, and with the release of two, PHO promises to bring a new and exciting brand of funk to the world."
Dharma Krewe
Dharma Krewe
Dharma Krewe is a Funky Soul & Reggae fueled dance party wall of sound that is undeniably New Orleans and heavy on the Colorado vibe. Colorado native Seth Strickland arrived in New Orleans in 2016 with his original brand of Funk Soul & Reggae. A surrogate child of the Subdudes family, Strickland has banded with New Orleans natives Mikey B3 Burkart (Eric Lindell, Billy Iuso, MB3 Trio, Wild Magnolias & more) on Keyboards and Eric Brown (Legal Dread, Medians) on Drums.

Bassists for the Krewe have included NOLA veterans Tom Witek & Jimmy Messa (Subdudes), as well as Colorado bassmen Otis Lande (Euforquestra, MST, Green Buddha, Big Medicine Gang, Intuit) and Clay Bedell (Alcapones, Big Medicine Gang)

Dharma Krewe has just released their debut record "7th Floor" which Strickland co-produced with New Orleans Producer & Engineer James Whitten (New Mastersounds ‘Made For Pleasure’). The material on the album is lead by Strickland’s distinctive singing and seamlessly shifts from dubby love songs with beach scene imagery to, soulful rhythm tunes with heady yet accessible lyrics, to down right dirty funky rock that hearkens back to the sounds of the early 70’s.

Singer, songwriter & guitarist Seth Strickland delivers distinct and soulful lead vocals, along with a visceral rhythm guitar sound full of warmth and tone. Strickland's writing style is a seamless blend of Funk, Reggae, Blues & Soul. Seth's parents were heavily involved in theater and Seth has been in and around the performing arts his entire life.As a surrogate child of the Subdudes family in the 90's, Seth got his first gigs as a 19 year old with a Subdudes side project called Parlor Sessions, headed up by John Magnie of the Dudes. Seth's father Steve has been songwriting partners with the Dude's Tim Cook since 1979 and Magnie since the late 80's.

Eric Brown, a New Orleans native, grew up surrounded by the sounds and the soul of the city. Naturally his drumming resonates with the feel of the roots music for which his hometown is so well known. Blending grooves swamped in funk, soul, rhythm & blues or reggae, his style is as eclectic, yet grounded as the musical tradition he draws from.

Michael Burkhart, a native of St. Bernard, Louisiana, (known as Mikey B3) grew up in Arabi, the first town of St. Bernard Parish before Chalmette, near the 9th ward in New Orleans that’s now so famous from Hurricane Katrina.

Tom Witek is a veteran resident bassist of the big easy and joined the Krewe for the recording of 7th Floor along with the first handful of NOLA gigs
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205