BANDS 4 BANDS ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
Straight Six, MF RUCKUS, Lotus Gait
1578 South Broadway
Denver, CO, 80210
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 12:01 AM)
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Dio Disciples have a history, pedigree and purpose as intense as their sound.
Formed and Managed by Wendy Dio (Ronnie James Dio’s manager, and now widow), “Dio Disciples” consist of: Simon Wright, Scott Warren and Craig Goldy who are the longest running Dio band members and remain as the surviving Dio lineup according to the ultimate choice of the Master (R.J.D.) himself. Along with the renowned: Tim “Ripper” Owens on vocals who was Ronnie’s protégé, and Tim’s dueling vocalist: Oni Logan who was also a chosen protégé’ of Ronnie James Dio by the mutual admiration of their voices. Ronnie and Wendy’s Management had taken both Tim and Oni under their wing during Dio’s career. Bassist Bjorn Englen is not new to the close Dio family or the rock community and was early on handpicked to round off the main line up of world renowned musicians who make up Dio Disciples.
These band members were Ronnie’s closest friends and his family. Ronnie’s next and foremost family was his fans around the world. This is and was why Dio Disciples was formed in the first place. To bring honor to the man himself and his legacy of unequaled music and to keep his music and memory alive in the strongest way possible.....Live Concerts! This is where those who loved and missed Mr. RJD as much as the band member’s themselves can gather together in an atmosphere in which to capture the power and majesty of his musical catalog that played such an important role in the lives of his fans and band member’s ranging from Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and his own band, Dio. The concerts also tend to serve as a celebration of the man and his music, but also a type of memorial to include those who after years of his passing still mourn his loss. Through these events the same type of love and power that Ronnie gave to his world-wide audience is celebrated. But also to a new generation of Dio fans that never got a chance to experience the social thrill of the live rock show that this man, Ronnie James Dio, dedicated his legacy to.
Tim “Ripper” Owens – Lead Vocalist for Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force – nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.
Oni Logan – Original vocalist for Lynch Mob with their hit songs “Wicked Sensation”, “River Of Love”, and many others.
Bjorn Englen – Bassist for Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Quiet Riot.
Scott Warren – Keyboardist for Dio, Heaven and Hell, Warrant.
Simon Wright – Drummer for AC/DC, Dio, UFO, GT’s Queensryche.
Craig Goldy – Lead Guitarist for Rough Cutt, Giuffria, Dio, songwriter for David Lee Roth, – voted #3 in the top 10 Greatest Rock Guitarists of all time.
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If you think you've heard it all—every sound every band has to offer—and seen it all—one live set blending into another—and you've begun to wonder if seeing another band is worth the bother, just wait 'til MF Ruckus takes the stage. When that first chord hits, you'll remember why you got obsessed with music in the first place.
MF Ruckus has only been kicking musical ass for a short time, but their relentless writing and touring has earned them a reputation as one of the best bands around. They consistently redefine the melodies and moods of classic American rock music, and while they have been influenced and inspired by music from all across the spectrum, they defy comparison to any particular band or style. But, with over 150 road dates a year, it is their live set that truly sets MF Ruckus above the competition. The boys have evergy in spades. They leave the guys in the crowd on their feet pleading for more, and the ladies—whom the band attracts like magnets attract iron filings—ready to behave exactly like their fathers wish they would not.
Their audience cuts a wide swath: punkers & metal-heads, sk8ers & hipsters, rock-a-billies & soul daddie crowded side-by-side with hellions, scoundrels, professors and barflies. Check your PC nonsense with the doorman. Get ready to have some fun.
If you've heard them before, do it again—like sand dunes, their live show changes with the wind. And if you've never had the pleasure, get off your ass. Bear witness: MF Ruckus is in the house.
Lotus Gait took its name from Propagandhi and its game from a lifelong love of all things metal. This contrast makes perfect sense when you absorb the menacing merger of styles this Denver-based four-piece has crafted. While the influence of the former is admittedly a bit subtler, it’s there, nonetheless, most noticeable, perhaps, in the band’s presentation and ideology than its sound, necessarily.
From the snippet of The Great Dictator speech (“We have lost the way. Greed has poisoned mens’ souls. We think too much and feel too little”) that appears on “Virgin Blood,” the title track of the band’s eight-song debut, to the hand-drawn, black and white artwork that adorns the cover, it’s evident that the members of Lotus Gait have put quite a bit of thought into what they’re doing.
Likewise, they’ve applied the same sort of care into creating their sound. Rather than offering up some pandering, incongruous mash-up, the act’s delivers its songs with a genuine palpable sense of reverence on both ends of the spectrum -- while you’re apt to pick out strands of punk in the blend on songs like “D.T.F.,” Lotus Gait clearly knows its way around metal, as you’ll hear from the arpeggios and galloping guitar lines on cuts like “Destroyers of the Night” and “Serpent Eyes.”
Built upon a solid classic metal foundation, Lotus Gait – which has performed at and/or headlined at most of the Mile High City’s most lauded venues, such as the Gothic Theatre, Bluebird Theater, Summit Music Hall and Marquis Theater, warming up stages for an array of diverse acts from Prong to Anvil to the Iron Maidens -- adds in enough modern flourishes to appeal to a broad audience of metal fans with a totally distinctive sound.
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