DUAL VENUE - Jeff Austin Band w/ Chain Station, Acoustic Mining Company (BALLROOM) AND Cycles w/ lespecial, The Elegant Plums (OTHER SIDE)

DUAL VENUE - Jeff Austin Band w/ Chain Station, Acoustic Mining Company (BALLROOM) AND Cycles w/ lespecial, The Elegant Plums (OTHER SIDE)

Fri, January 26, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$30 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

DUAL VENUE TICKET - JEFF AUSTIN BAND & CYCLES

Purchasers of a DUAL VENUE TICKET will have access to both venues and both shows on Friday night, 1/26.  Dual Venue ticket purchasers will be able to see Jeff Austin Band who are performing in the Ballroom AND Cycles who are performing at The Other Side with support from lespecial and The Elegant Plums.  Dual Venue ticket purchasers will have the freedom to move back and forth freely between both shows in both venues.

Jeff Austin
Jeff Austin
"When I'm writing a song, it's not about the hot licks, it's about the voice and how it can be showcased from song to song," says musician Jeff Austin. His focus is on transporting his audience by way of his vocal: "It's the direct communication with the crowd — not just asking them how they're feeling, but bringing something out of them." For Austin, the act of speaking to people through his art really means using his voice.

The career of the Colorado-based artist has already seen him break through jam and bluegrass scenes, play stages from The Fillmore Auditorium to Red Rocks Amphitheater, and outdoor events like Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, among many others. But with the launch of his solo career in 2014, Austin is now building on the foundations of previous ventures while honing his own sound and charting new courses.

"I've learned a lot from the people I've played with," says Austin who has shared stages with such luminaries as Del McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Earle Scruggs, Jon Fishman, and Phil Lesh. And it's artists such as these who have helped crystalize Austin's idea of what he wants to do as he moves forward with his eponymous project. "From both the rock side and the bluegrass side," he explains, "I've learned a lot about song structure, solo ideas, playing with guts, and being who you are."

Although he considers the Jeff Austin Band his primary focus, the mandolinist and singer is also known for embracing collaborations. In 2004, he released a full-length album with Chris Castino (The Big Wu) that featured guest appearances by Noam Pikelny, Darol Anger, and Sally Van Meter. Just two short years later in 2006, Austin teamed with Keller Williams and Keith Moseley to record a live album of bluegrass takes on Grateful Dead covers. The project, released under the name Grateful Grass, benefited the Rex Foundation. And most recently, Austin revived 30db - his project with Brendan Bayliss of Umphrey's McGee.

In truth, Austin only began playing the mandolin a few years before co-founding progressive bluegrass outfit Yonder Mountain String Band, a group with whom he parted ways in 2014. And, picking prowess aside, Austin has always considered his voice to be his first instrument. He was drawn to singing from a young age, pursuing musical theater in high school and college. That passion is still evident in his approach to song craft.

Austin draws from those varied roots and readily admits to still loving musicals, being fascinated by Madrigal singers, and tuning-in to a wide range of vocal powerhouses. He channels all of these influences into his solo career, while also seeking personal innovation. For his newest project, Austin sought out musicians on the cutting-edge of the acoustic and jazz music circles. Artists proficient in theory and technique, but not afraid to lend themselves to some "far-out arrangements." The result is some of Austin's most structured, yet exciting, compositions to date with an approach that fits within his own evolving journey and personal motto, "The work continues."

Although there is a strong undercurrent of momentum and innovation that course through Austin's newest project, there is also a connection to the past with the bandleader revisiting selections from his back catalog. Offerings include "Dawn's Early Light," "Snow in the Pines," and others dating back to the 1990s. What matters, Austin points out, is that those songs evoke strong emotional responses both from the audience and himself. Played by this new ensemble, those songs feel revitalized and fresh.

When it comes to dynamics and structure, Austin taps the variety of sounds and styles he's absorbed from theater, jamming, nearly twenty years of performance, and his love of experiencing live music as a fan. It's that inner concert enthusiast that binds him to his own audience and a powerful exchange between the stage and the crowd. "I hope they take with them exactly what I hope they leave with us," he says. "And that's inspiration."
Chain Station
Chain Station
Chain Station's smokin' new studio album "Where I Want To Be" was recorded at Swingfingers Studios in Fort Collins.
Release date: 10/7/16
Official Denver Release Show 10/7/16 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Album available now for pre order, shipped to you TODAY at http://chainstationmountainmusic.com
In the summer of 2006, Alex Thoele and Jon Pickett met while playing guitars around a campfire, high on a mountaintop in Estes Park, CO. The two have been entertaining and writing music since. In 2010, they were joined by mandolin player and fellow midwesterner, Jarett Mason, and shortly after by James Weatherly, the band’s only Colorado native, on banjo.
Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor string band from Denver, Colorado. Their music is well-steeped in Americana roots, with vocal harmonies that are high, lonesome, and tight. Their picking ranges from lightning-fast to mountain mellow. They are a bluegrass band that would satisfy a picky old-timer and delight fans of newgrass, a delicate balance indeed.
They've become known for winning over crowds with creative, fun original songs that flow from the mountains, through them and right back to you. Pure Mountain Music! It's obvious these guys love what they do, engaging their growing fan base with energy and stage antics that guarantee one hell of a night out.
The band’s newest album is “Where I want To Be” October, 2016. In 2015 a live album “Chain Up Volume 1” was released and the debut studio album “Dancin’ With the Law” hit the scene in 2013. Chain Station has directly supported bands such as The Devil Makes Three, The Travelin' McCourys, Sierra Hull, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Todd Snider, Trout Steak Revival, The Railsplitters, Fruition, Hot Buttered Rum, Deadphish Orchestra and many more.
This band has been living life through music and adventures together for more than six years. Relentless gigging in their home state of Colorado, the mountain west and the midwest has made this band of brothers one of the tightest and most professional little ragtag pack of muppets on the scene today.
Acoustic Mining Company
Acoustic Mining Company
Acoustic Mining Co. has a distinctive, unique sound to their songwriting and arranging that stands out...reminds me of bands like Yonder Mountain or New Grass Revival...they surpass imitation on this disc with their exclusive sound. - Pow'r Pickin
Cycles
Cycles
Cycles epitomize the power-trio format with ripping guitar, fat bass grooves played out through furious slapping, and dynamic drum beats flowing over intricate tempo changes. Each member wields a unique take on their instrument that when played together, forms a truly fresh and cohesive sound. Patrick Harvey commands the guitar with speed and precision reminiscent of Jimmy Herring while using his loop pedal virtually as its own instrument, a skill unique only to him. Michael Wood has subtly forged a drum style that showcases his rare ability to mashup funky hip-hop beats with frenzied rock riffs and only displays flashy chops when necessary. At the heart of the band lies Tucker McClung’s dominant slap-bass chops that captivate audiences while pumping the musical blood through the band.
Drawing influence from artists such as Rage Against the Machine, J. Dilla, Primus, Weather Report, and many more, Cycles fuses an eclectic blend of genres to produce an original sound that has become harder and harder to find. Although only two years old, Cycles have over 200 shows under their belt with tours extending across the entire U.S.
lespecial
lespecial
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' and The Other Side - DUAL VENUE
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80203
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/