The Quick & Easy Boys w/ Slanted Jack and Andy Palmer
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 16 and over
The Quick & Easy Boys
The Quick & Easy Boys, a power-trio out of Portland, Oregon, create their own blend of rock and roll. Imagine the Minutemen, Band of Gypsies and the Police rolled into one.
Formed in 2005, The Quick & Easy Boys quickly made a name for themselves in Eugene, Oregon before heading north and building a Portland, OR fanbase. Their shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole. The core members – - Jimmy Russell on guitar, Sean Badders on bass, and Michael Goetz on drums – - have continued to evolve musically…and audiences continue their enthusiastic calling of “Yeah Bud!” at every show.
In 2008, they released Bad Decisions With Good People which left people raving about their unique and vibrant sound, and in September of 2009, they sojourned out on their first United States tour. Three more national tours followed the release of their 2nd album Red Light Rabbit in 2010, and the band is gearing up to release and tour behind their upcoming album, Make It Easy in 2013. They’ve opened both locally and nationally for Deer Tick, The Meat Puppets, Blitzen Trapper, The Thermals, J. Roddy Walston and the Buisness, Wooden Birds, Orgone, The Pimps of Joytime, Juno What?!, Southern Culture on the Skids, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Bridge, Iglu & Hartly, Bob Wayne & the Outlaw Carnies, Vince Herman, and more.
Slanted Jack is a four-piece collaboration of all different sects of the music spectrum, fused together to create a mixture of funk, rock, jazz, and whatever else. It was initiated by Jeff Lambert and JC McKim, who met playing acoustically at a variety of open mics in Boulder. The musical spark ignited at a hot tub party (stick with me, ladies), when Jeff and JC didn’t even get into their swimsuits because their acoustic jam had become too legendary. From then on, the pair played at coffee shops, bars, and perhaps a few art galleries, all the while working on their own blend of original music, set apart by intricate guitar riffs and tight-knit harmonies.
The time came to expand, in which case they searched incessantly for ways to fill out the sound. They didn’t have to search hard, as drummer Matt Lowber was discovered just two doors down the street from Jeff’s house. The three searched for a bass player, and the revelation that is Sean Summers proved the value of Craigslist.
Sean came from the realm of pop-punk, Matt from the land of hip-hop, reggae, and R&B, JC from the world of blues and acoustic folk, and Jeff from the isle of jam-bands and funk. The four came together in a sort of reverse Pangaea, if you will, to create Slanted Jack in the fall of 2012. Slanted Jack has played a variety of venues, mostly in Boulder and Denver, but has traveled to Winter Park and Gunnison and even a festival near Las Cruces, New Mexico. What lies ahead is uncertain, but it is certain to be filled with progressive music and unique collaboration.
"Andy Palmer is a former New York City public defender whose three years of living and working in the city's trenches clearly provided fodder for the painful truths and ruggedness of his alternative folk-rock sound.
His distinctively gritty vocals and hard luck tales have garnered him favorable comparisons to Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, and Leonard Cohen. Westword Magazine has listed his music as some of "Denver's Best," calling it "timeless" and "epic". At the national level, Palmer was named the 14th best new independent artist of by Indie-music.com. Interstatelive.com says: "Voices like this have not come to the forefront of the music scene since the likes of Louis Armstrong and Tom Waits." Jive Wired enthuses: "Andy Palmer is an amazing talent and his honest and raw vocals serve to superbly compliment his wonderful arrangements." Target Audience Magazine says: "Andy Palmer is an artist to keep an eye on." In addition, his music has been featured in multiple independent films. Based in part on these notable successes, producer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray) hand-selected Palmer to work with and produced Hazard of the Die.
Palmer was adopted at a young age and raised in the rural northeast on a small family farm. He has spent six winter months in near solitude in a yurt in Maine. He's lived on and volunteered at a Buddhist meditation retreat for many more months of silent meditation. He is a professionally trained massage therapist, river raft guide, and a licensed attorney. His songs capture and share these experiences through a unique blend of storytelling and poetry."
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