Progressive Old School.
What does that even mean? For this group, it means providing a soulful, funky sound that is heavily based on groove, just as bands like The Meters and James Brown did in years past. But it also means taking those classic, danceable elements, and adding a few new tricks. While they are sometimes joined by the killer horn section of The Motet which features trumpeter Gabriel Mervine and saxophonist Matt Pitts, the core lineup showcases the shredding guitar work of Taylor Scott (Otis Taylor Band), the deep pocket of bassist Todd Edmunds (Otis Taylor Band), the tastefully funky beats of drummer Eric Imbrosciano, and kaleidoscope of aural colors provided by keyboardist and primary writer Jon Wirtz. Space Orphan will hit you in your soul and keep you dancing at the same time.
Open Stage night at Conor Oneills is a long running weekly event. All musicians are welcome. Signup at 7:15pm. 8pm start. 15 minute time spots. Hosted by Danny Shafer for 12 years this Open Stage is known for making musicians of all levels comfortable to play thier best no matter the level of experience. PA and soundman provided.
Reggae Night returns to Boulder in 2017! Visit Conor O’Neil”s every Thursday night for some of the finest reggae music on the Front Range. This week features The Dendrites.
Composed of eleven talented local musicians, The Dendrites have become Denver’s most prominent instrumental ska act. With a five-piece horn section and a six-piece rhythm section, The Dendrites create tightly performed, multi-layered music that harkens back to the golden days of 1960s Jamaican ska. The group initially formed over ten years ago, and have since built a solid following and dependable reputation. Their sound is classic yet progressive, powerful but without sacrificing fun.
Judo Chop is a Denver based super group consisting of Cody Wales (The Magic Beans, True Blue Band w/ Bill McKay) Eric Luba (Analog Son/The RunniKine), Jiho Han (The Workshy, Honey Puddle) and Brant Williams (The Workshy, Mad Juju). Exposing explorations into the funk/fusion genre, Judo Chop is sure to hit ya in the face with a roundhouse kick!
Funk meets Rock, Pop meets Hip Hop. Elder Grown combines the freedom of improve Jams with their Capturing, Original songs. From the First Song to Fourth Hour in, Elder Grown encourages you to break down your idea of genre and tempo with your hips and heartbeat. A personal Pandora station, Elder Grown rollercoasters listeners through seamless, rule-breaking sound.
Switching instruments mid-song, you never know who is going to sing or play what next. Join Elder Grown, and journey into the unrecognizable familiar.