Polytoxic’s Last Show Ever w/ Sneaky Bastards [LATE SHOW]

Homegrown Productions Presents

Polytoxic’s Last Show Ever w/ Sneaky Bastards [LATE SHOW]

Sat, November 17, 2018

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$15 Day of Show

Tickets at the Door

This event is 16 and over

Polytoxic
Polytoxic
By incorporating soulful vocals, powerful drum lines, and floating keys into their original material; Polytoxic provides the perfect springboard for improvised performances leading into a dance frenzy. With the combination of Tori Pater's raspy, rugged rock and roll voice, CR Gruver's ability to make his keyboard sound like the lead instrument, and Chad "Chadzilla" Johnson's enthralling drumming, Polytoxic demonstrates its versatility and ability to appeal to a wide variety of listeners.

After over 3,000 gigs and thousands of miles, keyboardist and bassist CR Gruver and guitarist Tori Pater met and played together in the Denver sextet, Two Ton Moxie; a group comprised of members of two of Denver's well-known bands, the Harry Parsons Project and the Crispy Critters. A year later, local Denver drummer Chad Johnson joined the band after years of playing with every musician in Colorado and giving lessons to every aspiring drummer in town. In July 2005, Polytoxic received the Westword Music Showcase award for “Best Jam/Improv band in Denver,” and have shared the stage with people like Bernie Worrell, Eric McFadden, Pnut Daniels, Leo Nocentelli, and Col Bruce. In just a few short months Polytoxic has established themselves as a driving force in the Denver music community. After years of kicking, clawing, and scratching their ways through the trenches of the always tumultuous music industry, Gruver, Pater, and Johnson find themselves together in Polytoxic where improvisation and unpredictability keeps them going. Since improvisation is what keeps these three interested in playing together, the same song is never played twice and every show is guaranteed to be different. This is a band that has no rules, no boundaries, and no doubts that their music can get the audience moving.
Tori Pater
Tori Pater
Tori Pater is Denver's favorite rock star.
CR Gruver
CR Gruver
CR Gruver is a classically trained pianist who immersed himself in New Orleans piano styles after touring with national bands such as Outformation and singer/songwriter Angie Aparo. Adept at James Booker-style piano and the swelling B-3 stylings of Art Neville, Gruver has also become a well-regarded sideman for Leo Nocentelli of The Meters.
The Sneaky Bastards
The Sneaky Bastards
The Sneaky Bastards formed in 2009 and have quickly become a mainstay on the Colorado music scene. The bands sound combines the gritty songwriting of Mark Brut with the more pop rock stylings of Adam Kilgus. The band also has a knack for selecting choice covers, often by obscure artists, and making them their own. Drawing from influences all over the map, the general consensus in this band is that a great song is where it's at no matter where it lies in the music spectrum. The result has been a sound that is something different on the Denver music scene. In addition to guitarists and vocalists Brut and Kilgus, the band's lineup is comprised of Colorado music veterans Paul Cohen on bass, Ethan Ice on keyboards and Mike Matz on drums.

The band has performed all over Colorado as such venues as Cervante's and Quixote's True Blue in Denver, the Old Town Pub in Steamboat Springs, the Goat in Keystone and Cactus Jack's in Evergreen, and has appeared on the bill with many other great regional and national touring acts such as Johnny Winter, Betsy Franck & the Bareknuckle Band, Bret Mosley, the Dyrty Byrds, Daniel Lawrence Walker, Fried Grease and others.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/