Cycles w/ Spyscraper, Goose @ THE BLUEBIRD THEATER

Cervantes' & AEG Present

Cycles w/ Spyscraper, Goose @ THE BLUEBIRD THEATER

Sat, February 2, 2019

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

$12 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

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 technique when necessary while implementing the creative use of various sound-modulating drum triggers. At the heart of the band lies Tucker McClung’s dominant slap-bass chops that captivates audiences and pumps the musical blood through the band.


The current incarnation of the ever-developing sound of Cycles reveals itself today as a staggering display of seemingly innocuous lyrics over purposeful compositions that only begin to mean more with time. Screaming peaks and balanced grooves find their way out of the chaos of a jam while samples ripped from anything between Prince, Missy Elliott, Chris Farley and Mortal Kombat movie quotes (and much more) ring out in the mix adding to the multicolored blend of sound filling a room and often standing out as comedic elements of the show. Drawing influence from artists such as Rage Against the Machine, J. Dilla, Primus, Weather Report, and many more, Cycles fuse an eclectic blend of genres to produce an original sound that has become harder and harder to find. Although only a few years old, Cycles have over 250 shows under their belt with tours extending across the entire U.S. A heavy touring schedule keeps them on their toes while providing the inspiration to continue to write and always strive to play better. Look out for their name soon on a festival schedule in your hands or a club marquee playing with your favorite bands.
Spyscraper
Spyscraper
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!
Goose
Goose
Goose is an indie-groove band based out of Norwalk, Connecticut. Rick Mitarotonda is the guitarist-singer-songwriter whose folky, hummable melodies are supported by Peter Anspach on guitar/keys, and a deep-pocket rhythm section of Trevor Weekz on Bass and Ben Atkind on drums. The band’s music is both memorable and danceable; an organic and easy-to-love mix of funk and contemporary folk, with touches of reggae, jazz, blues, and rock.
Tracked in a snowbound lakeside New Hampshire cabin, with mixing and mastering at the Factory Underground in Norwalk, CT, Goose’s debut album ‘Moon Cabin’ was released in early 2016. Moon Cabin traverses diverse musical terrain with 3 part harmony vocals and hooks so big you can hang your hat on them; funky improvised solos and adventurous musical interludes. With a second album on the way and tour dates continuing to ramp up, the Goose is getting loose.
Venue Information:
Bluebird Theater
3317 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO, 80206
http://www.bluebirdtheater.net/