The Greyboy Allstars w/ Mike Dillon Band (Night 1)

Blackspy Presents

The Greyboy Allstars w/ Mike Dillon Band (Night 1)

Fri, February 8, 2019

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

$30 Day of Show

This event is 16 and over

The Greyboy Allstars
The Greyboy Allstars
Seminal boogaloo revivalists The Greyboy Allstars are celebrating their 25th year
together. The milestone anniversary will include a new studio album. Saxophonist Karl
Denson, guitarist Elgin Park, keyboardist Robert Walter, bassist Chris Stilwell and
drummer Aaron Redfield are some of the most revered players on the modern funk and
jam scenes.

Initially formed as the backing band for rare groove luminary DJ Greyboy at the release
party for his groundbreaking 1994 album, ‘Freestylin’ it quickly became a long term
project with a string of critically acclaimed albums and world tours. Their unique sound reminiscent of ‘70s blaxploitation soundtrack music was captured on recordings like ‘West Coast Boogaloo,’ ‘A Town Called Earth’ and ‘What Happened To Television.’ The Greyboy Allstars success also served as a platform for the group’s individual members to launch highly successful and substantially diverse solo careers. Organ and synth master Robert Walter leads his own band, the 20th Congress and is a member of Phish bassist Mike Gordon’s band. Guitarist/composer Elgin Park (aka Michael Andrews) is among the most in-demand Hollywood composers, scoring films and television shows like ‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘Freaks and Geeks,’ ‘Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story’ and ‘Daddy’s Home.’ Saxophonist Karl Denson fronts his own touring juggernaut Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, but also serves as the tenor saxophonist in The Rolling Stones. Bassist Chris Stillwell and drummer Aaron Redfield are one of the most sought after rhythm sections in any genre with a steady flow of high profile session and touring work.
Mike Dillon Band
Mike Dillon Band
How many artists have been praised a “punk rock provocateur,” “jazz vibraphone visionary,” and “percussion virtuoso” in the same sentence? There’s only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Primus, Rickie Lee Jones, Dean Ween Group and Ani Difranco, and collaborations such as Nolatet, Garage a Trois, The Dead Kenny G's, Critters Buggin or bands he has led, including Mike Dillon Band, Mike Dillon's New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium, Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205