Unwind Your Mind Music Festival ft. Disco Floyd, Mingo Fishtrap, Robby Peoples & The Congress, Tnertle, Malai Llama, Wonderlic, Big Medicine Gang, Vine Street Vibes and Genetics
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80203
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 16 and over
Watch & Listen
Disco Floyd is a Pink Floyd tribute band based out of Denver, Colorado. Performing the music of Pink Floyd with genuine integrity, while simultaneously weaving their own style into songs is what keeps these guys a cut above your average cover band.
With a sound dancing between gutbucket soul, N'awlins grit-down funk and horn fueled Motown pop, Mingo Fishtrap is an anomaly in the contemporary music scene. With each album, the group gravitates closer to the classic sounds that inspired them to learn their craft. What's old is new again; with young audiences flocking to see a live show that lays its musical roots more in 1969 than 2012. And that's just fine with bandleader Roger Blevins, Jr.
"Blues, soul and R&B is the common denominator of pop music. People around the world know that sound- Chess, Stax, Motown, Muscle Shoals - as part of the soundtrack to their lives. I grew up listening to Pops (Blevins' father and Mingo's bassist, Roger, Sr.) play those tunes to every age, race, color and creed. And from what we see, at least, people still need it."
Mingo Fishtrap traces its beginnings to the mid 90s when Blevins and another five of the group's members were attending the University of North Texas' Jazz Studies program. Originally derived as a loose, after-class jam, Mingo covered songs from Otis Redding, Tower of Power, the Neville Brothers and other soul and funk masters with no particular professional ambition.
"Obviously, there wasn't a lot of classic soul being played around campus," says Blevins. "People around the dorms just took to it and the ball started rolling. We were good friends playing music we loved; that's a good recipe."
More than a decade, thousands of shows and countless miles later it's that same delicious soul food that Mingo cooks up. With an inspired, high-energy live show, they engage the audience - persuade them to, sometimes literally, join the band inside the music. With a new 11 song EP, In The Meantime, featuring music from a recent show in Austin, TX as well as some new studio tracks, adding to their catalog of CD releases, Mingo captures a musical conversation, which speaks with reverence about the past and with hope about the future.
Through their time together on the road, Mingo Fishtrap has performed on bills with a wide range of artists: Sting, Blues Traveler, Ozomatli, Galactic, Delbert McClinton, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Little Feat, George Clinton & P-Funk, MOFRO and Jonny Lang among others.
Robby Peoples may not have a degree in music, but he is certainly a scholar of Rhythm and Blues. Having grown up in Mississippi, Peoples learned to play harmonica and guitar in the traditions of Hill Country Blues and Rock and Roll music on the porches of Oxford. Originally From Jackson, his music career began with a guest appearance with the band Shady Deal, where he joined them on a west coast tour that ended with him playing the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, California.
From there, he started his own collaboration with friend Chris Wheeler, Cool Papa Bell. The band enjoyed success at a 2006 battle of the bands winning them a fully sponsored album. The resulting LP, The Good Word, released later that year, can still be found on iTunes.
Since leaving Cool Papa Bell he has relocated to Colorado where he's found an unfilled niche as a "down South" harmonica/guitar player. Since then he has guested with and joined The Congress on tours on both the East and West coasts.
In Denver he is fortunate to have played with many heavy hitters in the rock and roll and blues genres; including Sam Holt, Polytoxic, and guesting in a Thanksgiving Day performance of The Last Waltz.
While Robby's back up band The Bank Walkers' lineup continuously evolves his live performance is rock solid. Compared to the likes of Tom Waits and with the energy and showmanship of Joe Cocker his performances are rare for this day and age. "Fighting the good fight" to keep southern roots rock and roll alive his energetic, lyrical, aggressively edgy, kick-ya-in-the-balls performances are what make this showman a not-to-miss on the rise artist.
TNERTLE is a Denver-based electro/funk/hiphop group consisting of Trent Campbell (Midi Controllers, Bass), Kyle Ayervais (Drums), Rob Gower (Trumpet) and many other guest musicians.
In 1999, Trent and Kyle met in their 7th grade jazz band. Playing together in rock bands all the way to their senior year of high school, Trent and Kyle decided to head to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. In 2012, Trent and Kyle formed TNERTLE out of the inspiration to create original music and have fun. Most recently, the duo have added trumpeter Rob Gower and frequent appearances by guest vocalists and instrumentalists. You will hear everything from Electro, Hip-hop, Reggae, Funk and lots of in betweens.
The Malai Llama is a 5-piece instrumental band that combines genres like jazz, rock, and electronica in a psychedelic fusion . Each show is heightened by the energy and passion they pour into their music. The Malai Llama push musical boundaries by combining the real energy of instrumentation with the electronic exploration of synthesizers, turntables and samples in dynamic song structures. People all around Colorado have been moving their feet to their grooves.
Malai Llama consists of:
Chris Cornwall (drums)
John DeSousa (bass)
Steven Govanlu (keys, guitar)
Matt Flaherty (guitar)
Chris Sterling (percussion, turn tables)
Wonderlic is a funky rock band from Denver that has been playing along the Colorado front range for the past 6 years. The lineup consists of an 8-string electric mandolin, guitar, drums and bass. Their high energy shows focus on original compositions and occasional covers that span a mix of genres including funk, bluegrass and jazz. Whether you like to dance or if you'd rather rock, Wonderlic delivers an entertaining show that appeals to music lovers of all ages.
Big Medicine Gang
Keyboard player and producer A.G. Lunsfjord is a veteran of the record industry, with decades of engineering and producing under his belt. He has worked with greats such as Professor Longhair, Pat Metheny Group, Garcia & Grisman and many more. Recently producing local artists Caribou Mountain Collective, Tim Cook, Benny Galloway and others. Gragg creates an incredible soundscape with the use of a vintage bag of tricks and pianos. These sounds along with his knack for musical direction & arrangements are a corner stone of BMG's foundation.
Singer & guitarist Seth Strickland delivers a visceral rhythm guitar sound developed over a life time of writing songs and chord progressions. Strickland was a surrogate child of the Subdudes family in the 90's, getting his first gigs as a 19 year old with a Subdudes side project called Parlor Sessions headed up by John Magnie of the Dudes. Additionally, Seth's father Steve has been songwriting partners with the Dude's Tim Cook all of Seth's childhood. The three continue to collaborate when time allows.
Drummer Matt Coddel, grew up outside of Chicago & played in a number of projects around the Colorado area until he moved to Breckenridge. Coddel formed the band with Strickland and a former Bassist. Matt's approach to working a drum kit is funktastic hitting a zone between your ears and and your booty. Playing a minimal 3 or 4 piece kit, the amplitude and fervor with which he executes each hit is nothing less than bombastic.
Bassist Otis Lande is the newest addition to BMG. He's a high altitude, groove-gushing, bottom-end-bomb-dropper, known for his crushing knowledge of funk and reggae. His other awesome Colorado bands have included "Rogue Sound", "the Powerlung Rangers" and most recently "Mountain Standard Time" We are very excited for the new energy Otis brings as BMG's family continues to grow!
Trombone and producer Gustav Hoffman joined the line up in June of 2014. Gustav has many credits to his name including playing trombone with George Clintion and Parliament Funkadelic! He is also a recording studio owner/engineer in Denver CO. Gustav's melodic horn has been an incredible addition to BMG/
Alex Schult is the original percussionist. Al's style and taste ad great texture and groove to BMG's stew. Al has played with many great CO bands while maintaining an amazing mountain lifestyle.
Alexandra Schwan brings female soul to the Vocals. She now sings ands leads on guitar with the Sweet Lilies, singing with the gang schedule permitting. You can hear her powerful voice on the tracks "Bring It Home" and "Barley In The Silo" on BMG's debut album.
It's worth mentioning the bands unique elements that create "The Sound". Each member brings their individual interpretations of the music. All effects pedals and amps are analog, true bypass, tube powered, organic awesomeness!!! Digital gear? Nope...
Vine Street Vibes
Vine Street Vibes is the musical perpetuation of positive energy and resounding creativity. The band features six Colorado musicians, all dedicated to delivering a unique performance that pushes the boundary between electro-funk and instrumental dance jams.
VSV originated in the basements and garages of Denver and immediately began building off of common influence like STS9, Lotus, and the Motet. A short six months later, they have rapidly emerged into Denver’s immersive music scene and have begun paving the way towards a new style of organic dance music that strives for an enormous professional sound through heavy instrumentation and advanced incorporation of digital techniques and synthesizers.
The group has shared the stage with Eminence Ensemble, Dynohunter, Whiskey Tango, The Magic Beans, James & The Devil, TNertle, Alixr, Robby Schecter & the Motion Detectors, Ishi, and many more.
Through rigorous experimentation and intense collaboration, VSV strives to create a strong mixture of psychedelic jam music and analog funk, with elements of disco and old-school hip hop, all combined with a blast of instrumental dance music and electronic infusion specifically designed to get audiences out of their chairs and dancing all night.
With something unique and creative to share with the masses, this musical act will expand your mind and leave you excited for the next time you see them live. Using the combination of multiple genres and amazing compositions, be prepared for a musical adventure to remember. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan but currently residing in Fort Collins Colorado, Genetics has been turning heads and creating excitement throughout CO and the Midwest. Hard driving big sound, psychedelic improv jams, and intriguing melodies are what set this act apart from the rest. Keep a sharp eye out for this fresh act around your hood.
OVER 21: FREE Before 9 PM & $10 After 9 PM / UNDER 21: $10 All Night
Tickets Available at the Door
** FREE BEFORE 9 PM FOR ANYONE OVER 21 **
**LIVE MUSIC ON THE PATIO STARTING AT 5 PM**
Happy Hour from 5 PM - 9 PM
$2 Bud & Bud Lights
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