Particle and George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners (BALLROOM) AND J.Wail Live Band w/ Ken Carl Project and Special Guests (OTHER SIDE)

Particle and George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners (BALLROOM) AND J.Wail Live Band w/ Ken Carl Project and Special Guests (OTHER SIDE)

Fri, June 15, 2018

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

$20 Advance / $25 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

DUAL VENUE ACCESS

Anyone who purchases a ticket to Particle and George Porter Jr. & Runnin Pardners in the Ballroom will also have access to J.Wail Live Band in The Other Side.

Particle
Particle
Particle began its journey in Los Angeles in 2000 as one of the key pioneers of the emerging ‘livetronica’ music scene. The band created a signature sound that combined elements of Electronica, Funk and Rock with a heavy emphasis on improvisation and sonic exploration, and their influence can still be felt and heard in many of today’s top touring Jam and EDM/Funk bands.
Always striving to think outside the box and create unique concert experiences, Particle paired their high-energy dance music with cutting-edge multimedia production, thematic special events, and epic marathon sets that quickly developed a loyal fan base of Particle People spanning genre lines from jam to EDM.
Particle went on to perform in eight different countries and headline venues coast-to-coast, from the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles to Irving Plaza in New York City. The band has also been a staple at major U.S. festivals including Bonnaroo, Coachella, ACL Festival and Lollapalooza.
Particle is led by keyboardist/songwriter, Steve Molitz, whose innovative approach to keyboards and improvisational music has made him a mainstay on the national music scene since he first founded the band fourteen years ago. Well-known for programming and playing vintage keyboards and analog synthesizers, Molitz appeared at the inaugural Moogfest (A Tribute to Bob Moog), and was later tapped to help design Moog’s Little Phatty synthesizer. Molitz has also toured, recorded and performed with a wide range of artists, including: Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Robby Krieger (The Doors), Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), G Love and Special Sauce, Tricky, Eve, The Allman Brothers Band, and many more.
Particle's first studio album, Launchpad (2004), was produced by Tom Rothrock (Beck, Moby, Foo Fighters) and received critical praise and exclusive coverage from mainstream news outlets, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and CNN. The band's double-live CD and DVD Transformations: Live (2006) was produced by Shout Factory and featured guest performances by Joe Satriani, Robby Krieger, Blackalicious, and DJ Logic.
In late 2006, Particle went on a semi-hiatus, as they cut down to less than 20 shows per year to accommodate the band’s changing family and work situations. During this time, Molitz began a long run of touring and recording with other high-profile artists, and composing music for video games and film. The band’s semi-hiatus lasted until 2014, when Molitz felt the overwhelming desire to relaunch Particle as a full-time band. For years he’d been listening to fans remind him of classic performances (“I was there!”) and ask when the band would finally return to the road again. So along with guitarist Ben Combe, bassist Clay Parnell, and drummer Brandon Draper, Molitz has officially returned to touring full-time with Particle, and to continuing the band’s ever-evolving journey…
Particle is currently hard at work finishing enough studio tracks to populate up to two new full-length albums, both of which will be released in 2015. In the meantime, the band plans to premiere select studio singles and to make their new music as accessible as possible for old and new fans alike. As Molitz said in a recent interview, “Particle has always been fueled by the energy of our fans, and we’re so excited to get back out on the road full-time, and to share all of this new music with the Particle People...”
George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners
George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners
George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste. The group was formed in the mid 60's and came to be recognized as one of the progenitors of funk then called R&B. The Meters disbanded in 1977, but reformed in 1989. Today the original group still plays the occasional reunions but the Funky Meters, of which Porter and Neville are still members, most prominently keeps the spirit alive.

Few bass players in the history of modern New Orleans music are as storied as George Porter Jr. During the course of a career spanning more then four decades, Porter has not only made a deep impression with his work in the Meters, but he’s notched session work with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, Patti LaBelle, Robbie Robertson, Tori Amos, Taj Mahal, Ryan Montbleau and live performances with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Steve Kimock, Eric Krasno (and including recent studio releases with Warren Haynes and Bill Kreutzmann) just to name a few. Early in his career, Porter worked with seminal New Orleans artists like Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Lee Dorsey, and Johnny Adams, Irma Thomas, The Lastie Brothers again to only name a few.

Porter is also the band leader of his own unique long term project the Runnin’ Pardners, well respected not only as a quintessential New Orleans band, the touring band continues to receive accolades on the jam band and festival scene. He has assembled some seasoned and talented musicians to join him on this project. Familiar Pardners - Brint Anderson (guitar) and, Michael Lemmler (keyboards) and rising stars on the New Orleans music scene Khris Royal (saxophone) and Terrence Houston (drums). George Porter Jr. plans to keep a smile on his face. “I feel like I am working towards something that will be remembered.”

Porter has proven to be capable of the ultimate fusion of rock, funk and R&B, and has gained recognition as one of the industry’s elite bass players. He continues to be not only an in demand performing artist but an accomplished studio musician and producer.
J.WAIL
J.WAIL
* J.WAIL *
It is the dawn of an age of digital wizardry and in this modern era gadgets seem to surge in song, congealing in an amalgamation of buzzes, beeps and blips. The pulsing of machines and pounding of concrete and steel in symphonic collage power our world. J.WAIL rises to the call of the sonic traffic controller, poised behind a palette of electronic devices, guitar and live drums creating a realm of joy, funky flavors and euphoria for all. The dance floor becomes the launch pad where J.WAIL fuses live instrumentation with organic electronic music propelling mind, soul and booty into the upper stratosphere of sound. In the resonance of music and technology, J.WAIL melds the sounds of tomorrow with the power of now into a bumping, party anthem for modern mankind. Stretching into the DJ-based dance sound with the approach of a live band, J.WAIL encompasses genre and mind bending music, with the element of surprise and improvisation. On a quest to spread music, tours have logged stops on many corners of globe and far off galaxies. Wailian dance parties have been spotted all around North America, Asia, Africa and little beach towns in Hawaii and Mexico. J.WAIL has shared on stage collaborations and jams with EOTO, members of Lotus, Ween, Particle and has performed on bills with national artists such as Bassnectar, The New Deal and Boombox. J.WAIL's unique style infused with live drums leave the audience with orgasms for your soul and a dance party for your booty!

video link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2lo6gsewl8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5852hzbA8Cg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOBNtT3jrCk

tracks:
https://soundcloud.com/jwail/warm-hearts/s-7QlZj
https://soundcloud.com/jwail/phish-cavern-april-5-1998-providence-civic-center-jwail-remix
https://soundcloud.com/jwail/trenchtown-rock-bob-marley-j
http://www.reverbnation.com/jwail/song/1662728-subliminal-flyin
Ken Carl Project
Ken Carl Project
This is the solo project of Kenneth Broussard, former guitarist for Dimitris Ascent and Kessel Run. With a rotating lineup of top musicians, Ken Carl Project delivers a performance with a blend of Rock, Blues, and Jazz originals and covers.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/