We got fancy tonight! Used all my big words and played good!
Yep… Played at the Newman Center for Performing Arts at University of Denver.
The event was so exclusive and fine that we only played one song.
And at the end of our song, I turned and complimented my band mates with ‘good one-song tonight, man!’ Hell yeah… …another page, in a chapter, in a book, in an encyclopedia collection from the 80s, that includes an entry on The Fly and Jeff Goldblum, personally.
Sorry Sweetheart at The Marquis, downtown Denver
Yo, two of Denver’s baddest ska bands in one spot…
Dendrites just released a new album and it’s fucking fire…
Get your ass out on the town and check ’em both out!!!
Click right here right here for the FB invite… It’s this Friday.
But for realz: that new Dendrites album!
These cats are fucking bad ass.
They’re fire… Especially at 2:58… Shit is just UNLEASHED.
FUCKING INSPIRING IN A TIME OF SHIT TIMES!!!
We need more music like this… A lot more music like this… More fire like this… Doesn’t matter what *style, nation of origin, or instruments… Just FIRE to keep us going through these times of daily psychological trauma and torment.
Yo, this recording is bad ass.
(Sorry, I got no fancy embedding of it… Just the cold, cold link)
(…and hence the sweet pics below to compensate.)
The radio show is from KGNU in Boulder, CO (Oct. 2017). …we didn’t put any pressure on it, didn’t overthink it and therefore: CRUSHED IT.
A performance I’m still proud of…
And if I may speak truth to reality… The essence of this performance is that we *all* roll in like a bunch of Triceratops crashing a fancy ballroom party….
And then, precisely at 2 minutes and 30 seconds: 1 Tyrannosaurus Rex shows up… saxophone in hand. …and T-Rex crushes it.
That’s all for tonight…
My sweet cousin Maria and I… At the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. I’m generally consistent in my behavior… Even when sitting near a mini-sculptured elephant. Which, btw: hell yeah.
These cats played right before Debajo del Agua and crushed it at Festival International, 2017…
This is from April… Been a fan ever since…
Roka Hueka opens up for the Wailers, January 19, 2018. Happens at the Gothic Theater in Englewood… Click here for tickets…
Here’s a snippet of how that went down last year…
Finally finding some time to catch up with my blog again… …and some photos.
I snapped these at Territorio Liberado (Sept. 10th 2017, Lost Lake).
I gotta say…
I’m still vibing from what happened this weekend.
A beautiful/intense celebration of Scorpio birthdays with some of our closest friends…
Which (of course) includes a bunch of bad-ass musicians.
And I mean: *bad-ass* musicians.
Many of which brought their instruments and threw down in an unleashed, uninhibited, soul-liberating, fire-breathing jam session. Fire; as if life was traumatizing us on the daily and we needed to unleash our demons and heal our souls in one single breath/night.
Members of Dendrites, Roka Hueka, Pink Hawks, Mocochetes, all just THROWING THE FUCK DOWN with whatever the fuck came together. Testing and experimenting all the theories, muscle memories, speeds, rhythms, melodies, jingles, and styles that came to mind… No apologies for anything… There were no “wrong notes”.
It’s no exaggeration to say that I’ve never thrown down quite like that before. It’s as if life was added to me. Life that’ll endure past the current space suit I’m wearing and serve as my fuel and soundtrack for space travel…
…that’s how I’m seeing all this. Music provides the sounds and spirits that’ll accompany us after all this.
…and this weekend was fire.
…and, yo (not to brag, *but….)
Roka and Debajo are the first and second bands listed in the Westword’s top-12 list of world-music acts to catch in Colorado this summer!!!
I ain’t lying… You can click for that article here…