Westword, Colorado Harvest Company, and Breckenridge Brewery Present
Best of the West 9 - Semi-Final 1
Float Like a Buffalo, Rocket Surgeons, Fi, WHISKEY STARSHIP, Rubber Planet
1578 South Broadway
Denver, CO, 80210
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Float Like a Buffalo
Progressive funk outta Mile High
While fans often use the nickname "The White Prince" to describe the wild performances by Colorado artist Fi (fye), his music won the airwaves on a modern drum and synth-heavy pop palette with enduring lyrical hooks, timid blends of blues and rock, and an unusual urban R&B voice... Okay, maybe Fi and Prince had a great deal in common. Fi is also renowned for eccentric style, multi-instrumental talent, and mysteriously playful character.
But beyond Fi's top-caliber music production and high-voltage entertainment, listeners found something intimate and refreshing about the texture of his music, authentic lyrics, and the way he speaks to an audience. That devoted fan base continues to drive Fi's success in entertainment, production and writing throughout the industry.
The music found here, in rotation on Pandora and FM radio, are likely to be heard on stations with Bruno Mars, Jason Derulo, The Weeknd, One Direction, Awolnation, and One Republic.
There are few things more refreshing than an original take on the pop-rock genre, and with enough “Vitamin G” to satisfy audiences in Denver and beyond, Rubber Planet has quenched the Denver’s music scene’s craving for the genre since their inception in 1998. With a resume that includes multiple national tours, Red Rocks dates and a drummer that was infamously deported following the band’s 2005 gig at Sammy Hagar’s famed Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, this reunited Denver four-piece is an act not to be missed.
Over the course of seven albums (with the album Cosmic being recording with Peter DiStefano of Porno For Pyros) Rubber Planet’s story is living proof that there is no elevator success. During their heyday in the early 2000s, the band gigged over 200 nights a year, propelled by a single that reached #1 on mp3.com in 2001, and developed a loyal following that packed clubs both big and small. The group never lost focus on their live show, putting inhibitions (and often dignity) aside for the sake of their fans. At a Rubber Planet show, it always feels like New Year’s Eve. Before their initial break up in 2012, Rubber Planet shared the stage with countless national acts.
Silver (vocals/bass), Vitamin G (guitar), Brice Hancock (guitar) and Chris Reidy (drums) will be reuniting for the event of a lifetime at Herman’s Hideaway on November 22, guaranteed to be the most refreshing way to kick off your holiday season.
$8.00 - $100.00