Cycles, w/ lespecial, The Elegant Plums

Cycles, w/ lespecial, The Elegant Plums

Fri, January 26, 2018

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

$15 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Drawing influence from artists such as Rage Against the Machine, J. Dilla, Primus, Weather Report, and many, many more, Cycles fuses an eclectic blend of genres to produce a truly unique and cohesive sound. Although only two years old, Cycles have over 200 shows under their belt with tours extending across the entire U.S. In the middle of a massive Fall Tour in support of their first full-length album, Vacation, the band is dialed and at the top of their game.

The first full-length album, Vacation, is out now. After releasing two DIY EPs recorded in their basement within the first year of the band’s existence, the guys were eager to do some work in a real studio. Recorded at Mountain Star Studio in Blackhawk, CO, Vacation captures the current sound and direction of the band. This album presents the listener with an accurate representation of Cycles’ uniquely dark and heavy sound, catchy hooks, and exceptional musicianship.

“A fast-paced journey through time and space, with riveting guitar work and a jam-heavy sound that seems near impossible to create with only three musicians” –Live For Live Music

“Musically heavy songs that contain thoughtful lyrics and legitimately interesting compositions and changes” –Grateful Web

“This album blurs lines between genres and takes listeners on a sonic journey.” -NYS Music
Born in the woods of Connecticut and raised in the wilds of Boston, lespecial has established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. The aggressive death-funk dance trio explodes with energetic live sets, tapping into a primitive past distorted through the lense of contemporary technology. Coming off the release of their second EP, Ceremony, preceded by Playonbrother Sessions (2011), Jonathan Grusauskas (guitar/keys/trumpet), Luke Bemand (bass guitar) and Rory Dolan (drums) ignore convention, instead amalgamating the familiar styles of Afro-Latin rhythmic traditions, Hip Hop, Funk and Metal into a singular sound that dexterously transforms during their live sets and over the course of their studio albums. As Ben Weiss of Relix Magazine puts it, “Amidst the rest of the noise, lespecial is the squeaky wheel that demands attention.”
The Elegant Plums
The Elegant Plums
From starting out as just wee little seedlings in the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. music scene, The Elegant Plums have sprouted and grown and are now calling Denver, Colorado home. The Plums are a 5-piece band with influences ranging from rock, to blues, to funk, to jazz, to bluegrass and so much more. They have been fortunate enough to play at venues such as the 9:30 Club, Gypsy Sally's, The Rock & Roll Hotel, Jammin Java', the Oriental Theater (Denver), and many more. The Plums are known for their energetic live performances with surprises at every turn that will make you keep your head, and hips, on a swivel. From their original songwriting, to fun take on covers, and live shows that leave you wanting more, The Elegant Plums are a fruit with a juice worth the squeeze...

Vocals, Guitar / Taylor Stevens
Keyboard, Synths, Vocals / Devin Galloway
Drums, Vocals / Danny Price
Bass / Michael Tynan // Lead Guitar/ Anthony Gaglia
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205