Dave Preston, Science
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
This event is 21 and over
In today's freewheeling, fast paced era of constant stimulation and information - where we're forced to quickly separate, compartmentalize and label -- we've lost the art and magic of the Renaissance people, those blessed souls who created powerful interconnections between all the things they did so well for the benefit of mankind. Adam Zwig's latest musical work, Visions of the Shimmering Night, offers rich, mind-expanding inspiration to a world in deep spiritual need. The singer, songwriter and "rock and roll therapist" transcends modern boundaries by dedicating his life and art to restoring those important connections -- much like the original shaman whose unified vision of art and healing once guided ancient communities to wholeness.
Guitarist Dave Preston has played with: Matt Morris, Justin Timberlake, Charlie Sexton, Kelly Clarkson, Emerson Hart, Keaton Simons, Tony Lucca, One Eskimo, Trace Bundy, Tab Benoit, Megan Burtt, John Common, Gregory Alan Isakov, Rob Drabkin. He has played on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CBS Morning Show, Lopez Tonight, as well as a live performance/recording on “HOPE FOR HAITI NOW” with Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris. He has also been recognized internationally for his ambient guitar work through radio and other media outlets
“In the world of ambient music, colors are generated through sonic painting.” says Dave Preston about the infinite possibilities in ambient music. “There are no rules to follow, only the need to create an atmosphere for the first time.”
The second ambient release from Dave Preston, "Soundtrack For Motion" is a meditation of motion and movement in all it's forms, both physical or metaphysical.
As he did in his ambient debut "Be", Preston intricately weaves uncommon intensity and passion into the sonic landscape and manages to accomplish something rare: ambient music that is capable of a wide range of feelings. From the transcendent "Blind Lovers Hand In Hand", the near sacred rage of "The Blood In Your Veins, and the wailing of "A Giant Leap Of Faith" to the "Blade Runner" atmospherics of "Spinning Away From The Earth" (a collaboration with Mingo), "Soundtrack To Motion" shows signifigant growth and maturing of Preston as an ambient artist.
Preston’s first ambient music release, "BE" gained national radio play through NPR and international radio syndication through Radio Despi (Spain) and Echoes (USA), "BE" debuted in September 2008 at 91 on the New Age Reporter Charts. The following month, after continued heavy rotation on an increasing amount of radio stations and syndicated shows, "BE" shot up the charts to 66.
*HIGH TIMES MAGAZINE* Unsigned Band of the Month - January 2013
*WINNER: 2013 Weekly Volcano "Best of Olympia: BEST NEW RECORD"*
*WINNER: 2012 Weekly Volcano "Best of Olympia: Best New Band"*
*WINNER: 2012 Olympia Music Awards; Judges and Fans Pick "Best Acoustic/Folk/Bluegrass Act"*
"Science! is riveting acoustic music...a perfectly simple, universal and truthful roots band." -Quyen Shanahan (WXPN, Philadelphia)
"A must hear...a new song that might be the most definitive Seattle scene song since Todd Snider lampooned us." - Shawn Stewart (Jet City Stream)
"I'm embarrassed that I didn't listen to anything else on this CD, but hearing you guys play, damn you're great players too. Jim, your guitar playing is phenomenal...Justin I love your voice, dude and I can't wait to hear this next song you're gonna play." - Marco Collins (Jet City Stream)
"Naturally captivating." -Matt Driscoll (Weekly Volcano)
"Great guitar work showcases what Science! is all about... The musical relationship that these guys have together really reminds me of the bond that Garcia and Grisman had musically." - Greg Tincher (Soniclectic Podcast)
"Rock is alive and well with new artists like Science! around to throw some wood into the fire." -James Moore (Skope Magazine)
"Excellent stuff...Naturally, we at PEV already love them."
-Richie Frieman (Pens Eye View)
"One of the few acts that we have been excited about in 2012."
-James McQuiston (NeuFutur Magazine)
“I got there as Science!’s Justin Stang and Jim Elenteny rocked and sang and just played the crap out of a couple of acoustic guitars. These guys are good…”
-Tucker Petertil (Olympia Power and Light)
Science! is a musical pursuit of empirical evidence, using poetry and soundscapes to express the truth of daily life. Science! is something for the everyman to believe in. Their self-titled EP speaks to the challenges of existence with a rip-roaring exclamation that every ounce of humanity matters, and no voice should go ignored. It’s political; it’s daring and dreamy; it’s the place where rock and folk meet to dance, smile and raise a frothy brew in celebration.
Science! is comprised of guitarist and vocalist Justin Stang and multi-instrumentalist Jim Elenteny. For a stripped down two guitar, two mic set, the duo offers a full sound sure to turn any unfamiliar listener into a fist-shaking enthusiast. Stang and Elenteny share a bond stemming from childhood in Sayville, New York, and now thanks to a little fate and a change of residence, the two have reunited some 3,000 miles from their roots. The resulting chemistry of such a time-tested friendship pours from the stage and speakers of each Science! show.
When backed by Elenteny’s nimble fingers artfully plucking an acoustic solo, Stang’s raspy vocals and pensive wordsmithing elevate to heights that exceed some of his earlier full band work with Sideways Reign. Elenteny, previously known around Seattle as the bassist for the four-piece Nefarious Jones, picks up the acoustic six-string to find an effortless blend with Stang’s strumming and Lucero-esque vocals. Elenteny brings both a funk background and a Masters in Jazz Composition and Classical Guitar. Beyond his Classical expertise, Elenteny directs the guitar ensemble at Shoreline Community College. He’ll continue to play bass in recordings for Science!, along with piano, keyboard/organ and accompanying vocals, but his live show focus will be the acoustic guitar.
Fans of their previous work with Sideways Reign and Nefarious Jones will enjoy the stripped down sound, mellow at times and impassioned wailing at others. Simple comparisons come with those they’ve shared the stage with, both past and present, such as Phish, Everclear, Marco Benevento, Sierra Leone's Refugee Allstars and Casey Neil and The Norway Rats. Fans of Neil Young, Gov't Mule, The Black Crowes, Blind Melon and The Band will find instant connection with Science!’s old-time West roots, and modern-era intellectual and activist sensibilities.
In recent months, Stang and Elenteny put the finishing touches on the first studio release, featuring Blind Melon's Glen Graham on drums. Look for them in 2013, as live shows are always sure to be a plenty.