Looking for something a little different to do on a Friday night? As far as I know, there is only one place in Denver tonight that will be featuring this truly eclectic blend of music, and that's what's bringing me to the Walnut Room. Tonight is a rare opportunity to see three highly talented yet stylistically different bands that are unified because the genres they represent are far outside the mainstream. It should be a great show featuring local musicians that passionately share music that isn't usually easy to find.
The headliner is local Denver afrobeat group Pink Hawks. They use a large band with a multitude of instruments on stage to produce the high-energy combination of Yoruba, highlife, jazz and funk with chant-like vocals and polyrhythmic percussion that is characteristic of the afrobeat genre. They write original full-length pieces that seep deep into one's bones, causing completely wonderful wreckage on the dance floor. Check out "Everything Is Poetry".
A. Tom Collins is a local indie rock band with a melting pot of genre-bending styles. A. Tom Collins blends a soulful R&B vocal style with lounge-like piano, jazzy trumpet, and rhythmic rock drums. The unique combination makes for music that sounds like a modern interpretation of something that came from the 1940s. Check out "Be My Baby".
The Legendary River Drifters is a local seven-piece folk band. This band creates original songs that bring back the traditional folk sound, while also blending in occasional bluegrass and country influences as well. This band should do well to revive that turn of the century sound and bring it to the here and now. Check out "Waiting On A Line".
The Legendary River Drifters - Waiting on a Line by StealThisTrack
The Walnut Room doors open at 8:00PM. The show is 21+ and tickets are $10.