Bridging The Music Presents
Monday Madness ft. Rating The Hate, Dustin Bones & the Body Stealers, My Wooden Leg, Cascade Kinzie, Blue Collar Prophet, SnowMetal & DJ Brown Bear
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 6:15 PM / Show 7:15 PM (event ends at 11:45 PM)
This event is 16 and over
Rating the Hate
Rating the hate (RTH) was formed in 2009 under the former name When All Else Fails by members Ricky Schissler and Devin Martinez. Years pasted til the band finally found a solid foundation with its current members Chace, Ricky, Sean and Devin.
Dustin Bones and The Body Stealers
D B and the B Sers is pure, unadulterated, shitty spy music.
My Wooden Leg
Conceived in Romania, born in Chicago, and raised in Texas,
MY Wooden LEG inspires a dance of rebellion.
Do you not...
question the motives of those with the burden of power?
subjugate others to these questions?
In the summer of 2011 singer/guitarist/songwriter Austin Lillard returned to Durango, Colorado from the University of Colorado at Boulder to reunite with bandmate James Calvet from past projects such as “Now or Never” and “All Nations Under”. Soon after, singer Sierra Lillard and fellow musician Peter Bussian joined in with Austin and James and found themselves transitioning from the musical stylings of Pop-Punk to Acoustic Folk music. However, the quartet aren't your average folk band; the four pull together influences from artists such as Radiohead, A Day to Remember, Kanye West, and Fleet Foxes. The group then dubbed themselves Cascade Kinzie.
After securing a footing in Durango, the rest of the band joined Austin at the University of Colorado at Boulder. At the University, Cascade Kinzie won the CU-2012 Battle of The Bands as an alternate band, shocking the Boulder community with a completely new sound that audiences had been craving. Since then, the band has been hard at work writing new songs and performing live shows.
You can now find the four musicians strumming Banjos, Mandolins, Washboards, Dobros, and Guitars with lush Vocal Harmonies from the streets of downtown to coffee shops and other venues in the Boulder/ Denver Area of Colorado.
Blue Collar Prophet
Jim Wilcox has never been one to settle for the status quo musically, and his open-mindedness and commitment to pushing the musical envelope has served him well. As drummer for Arizona ska/punk legends Authority Zero he embarked on a musical adventure that included eight full-length international releases and numerous world tours. Now, after a 14-year stint behind the drum kit for A.Z., Wilcox has hastened the next step in his musical journey by focusing on musical production as well as DJ’ing and recording under the alias Blue Collar Prophet.
“Most people are surprised to learn that I grew up on hip hop because I played with a punk band for such a huge portion of my life,” Wilcox explains. “I was drawn to the rhythms of hip hop, the turntables scratching and the drums making your ass move whether you liked it or not.” During nearly a decade and a half of pursuing his passion for rhythm behind the drum kit Wilcox kept his forays into scratching largely under wraps. Today he has come full circle, DJ’ing every chance he gets and hosting a residency in Scottsdale Arizona every Friday night. While the DJ portion of his Blue Collar Prophet persona is growing in scope and opportunity every day, Wilcox is equally passionate and excited about his burgeoning production career. Moreover, he sees the two as interrelated.
“Producing and writing has always been a huge part of my life, so that is my main focus,” he says. “I’m super into doing remixes, and putting a spin on a track that surprises people, it’s always fun!” Remixes for artists including the Love Me Nots and J-Fresh have received positive critical response, as has his work as producer of the debut album for Long Beach-based punk outfit Pour Habit. In March of 2012, Wilcox (along with friend and fellow musician Tim Yokely) is opening a new production studio in Phoenix in order to work with up-and-coming artists and continue to write beats and record live drums and vocals under the Blue Collar Prophet name.
Be it gigging as a live DJ, working in-studio as a producer or as one-third of the two DJs and a drummer side project The Wednesday Machine, there are a great many sides to the musical entity that is the Blue Collar Prophet. The organic progression of each side of his musical career is something Wilcox wouldn’t have any other way.
“I feel bands that don’t push the envelope just get lost in the mix,” he says. “You have to progress, keep it fresh, and take what you’ve developed and build on it. Don’t be afraid to lose fans, because you’ll gain new ones.”
“At the end of the day I do this because it’s my passion, plain and simple. Music is everything to me and I want to help other musicians do what they love.”
The SnowMetal project began with the new year, 2013, and is founded upon spiritual principles that will utilize the power of music to raise the consciousness of the listener.
Combining the conceptual efforts of Daniel Kerr aka Sauce, Spin Laden of Groundskor Productions and Logan Stevens of War Torn Entertainment, this project seeks to bring enlightenment and a contemplative musical experience to festivals and events throughout the 2013 season, and forever thereafter.
Dj Brown BearR
Born and raised in Colorado. Went to Wheat Ridge High School. Graduated in 2009 and now go to Metro University.
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