Dragondeer, Champagne Charlie, Duane Mark
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
From the dirty parts of LA County comes a band who is playing music that has been said to be unlike anything else on the scene, but modestly admit that they are just a small part of the new-roots movement. They are an "up and coming band with something to offer" and their fan growth and strong gig resume is proof of just that.
The people who make up the band Reverend Red are wild beast of veteran performers and they will demand your attention and participation. They bring theatrics to the stage and are not afraid to put themselves out there for the audience. Their shows have been described by the press as captivating, mesmerizing, and best of all enjoyable.
The band blends styles from each members significantly different background. The overall vision however was to bring "Gothic Americana" styled music (i.e. Murder by Death, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Those Poor Bastards, Goddamn Gallows, Legendary Shack Shakers, and 16 horsepower) to Southern California and put their own "LA" inspired spin on the whole concept. Due to their blend of music the band has been able to share a bill with Rock, Alt. Country, Punk, Indie, Dark-Folk, Garage, and other various styles of bands.
Dragondeer is a psych-blues band from Denver, Colorado whose singular, reverb drenched take on old school blues coupled with inspired improvisation has the band making fans in both roots circles as well as indie clubs across Colorado and beyond.
In the band's first year of playing together, Dragondeer was invited to play the Nacarubi Music Festival 2013 in Big Sur, CA sharing the stage with The Entrance Band and underground psychedelic folk legend, Linda Perhacs. Dragondeer was also asked to play the beer-freak celebration Tour De Fat in the summer of 2013 and Denver's psych-music festival Gathering of the Clouds. Dragondeer has shared the stage with Pegi Young & The Survivors, Futurebirds, John Lee Hooker Junior, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Reggie Watts, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Gringo Star, Red Wanting Blue, The Greencards, Wovenhand, and others.
Colorado Public Radio has embraced the band early, introducing them to their Denver hometown crowd through a series of live in-studio videos that you can check out here:
"Dragondeer delve into some swampy blues and reverb-drenched psych folk" - Westword
"Hushed, psyched-out lullabies" - The Onion
"You don't want to miss Dragondeer's cosmic blues" -Westword
"...Champagne Charlie has taken root in the naugahyde covered barstools of Denver's seediest bars. They are a band that grew both musically and lyrically despite, or maybe due to, dimly lit rooms, and the smell of stale beer combined with sour bar towels. Manifestation artistique, originally a four member band, their numbers have grown to seven or more depending on the night. Like Chicago Cabaret, Champagne Charlie fully embraces a larger band ensemble, believing "the more the better." Playing a dozen different instruments, the band combines elements of Jazz, Blues, Waltz, and Americana to create their own style of Dark Denver Cabaret music. With several members being multi-instrumentalists, rhythm and melodies intermingle as one instrument is set down and another is picked up. While the band plays a drinking man's music, Ryan "Peepers" King sings with the gravelly delight of a parched throat encased in a sailor's bones about love, loss, damnation, and a lack of forgiveness."-ListenUpDenver
I could tell you all kinds of crap about how good I am, but that just seems lame to me. Truth is, I absolutely LOVE music, which drives me to work very hard at making great songs and putting on a fun live show!
Take a listen... decide for yourself. If you really like it, tell a friend for me!
Thank you and I hope to earn your ears and your heart soon!
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