Elektric Voodoo w/ Spyscraper

Elektric Voodoo w/ Spyscraper

Tue, June 12, 2018

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

$12 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Elektric Voodoo
Elektric Voodoo
Elektric Voodoo is a new band from San Diego, CA that blends afrobeat, deep space blues, and psychedelic rock & roll into rhythmically charged 4 to 7 minute songs that end up being neither genre or era specific. This 5 piece ensemble is centered around the drums, percussion, and bass as all of the songs were built on driving rhythms that are undeniably propulsive. On top of this beat heavy foundation layers of guitars, vintage keyboards, and undefinable sounds swirl and build into emotional peaks and hypnotic drones.

The band was started by Scott Tournet (formerly of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Blues & Lasers, Solo) who recorded the album in makeshift studios around San Diego. After recording the the majority of the record he met some likeminded musicians that turned this recording project into a proper band. The group consists of Ty Kiernan (percussion), Matt Bozzone (drums), Ben Moore (keyboards), and Evan Lucas (bass).

The lyrics drift in and out, touching on a number of different emotions and moods while the common theme seems to be the push and pull between two varying entities. The characters and perspective shift in a way that sometimes the relationship is between the narrator and the unknown (Echo), a girl and her boyfriend who is out of town for the weekend (Boyfriend), a friend giving a friend who is on a losing streak advice (Expectation), to one character telling another that they've gone over the edge (The Other Side).
Born out of the thriving Colorado music scene, Spyscraper is an electro-groove fusion quartet that is guaranteed to bring the fun(k) every night. Featuring Mike Blasius on electric mandolin, Kyle Hale on bass, Matt Shultz on keys, and Jasper Drisko on drums, Spyscraper boasts a stacked lineup of dedicated, experienced, and downright funky musicians whose chemistry on stage creates explosive jams and dangerous beats you can’t help but dance to.

Spyscraper’s sound is built on diverse but always danceable grooves and a deep pocket. Seamlessly flowing between tight melodies and energetic improvisation, this band sends listeners on a ride through intergalactic wormholes and always leaves them wanting more.

Members of Spyscraper have had the privilege of sharing stages and collaborating with such national touring acts as STS9, Big Gigantic, Papadosio, moe., Lotus, Primus, Thievery Corporation, Greensky Bluegrass, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, The Motet, Moon Taxi, The Floozies, Twiddle, Emancipator, The Revivalists, and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong as well as members of The String Cheese Incident and Umphrey’s McGee.

Lookout for Spyscraper’s sonic espionage coming your way soon!
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205