Dec 7, 2013 - The Marquis Theatre
Door Time: 7:00 PM

Day: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Location: The Marquis Theatre - 2009 Larimer St., Denver, CO.
Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $10
Day Of Show Price: $12
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The Dendrites
The Dendrites are an instrumental mix of traditional vibes, and modern techniques. Through the roots and branches of long time friendships, this ensemble has joined together in the ever constant pursuit of joy and unity through love and music. Dancing is release, music is communication, and the celebration is the revolution.

www.myspace.com/thedendritesmassive
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dendrites/10150093137390438

12 Cents for Marvin
12 Cents for MarvinNo stage can contain the energy of 12 Cents for Marvin and audiences would have it no other way. Formed in their college days nearly a decade ago, the band has grown as individuals and musicians. Ska/reggae/rock is a quick but incomplete way to describe the 12 Cents sound. It must be experienced to be understood.

The band named itself after meeting Marvin, a colorful street character panhandling 
and following a mathematical formula requiring him to receive twelve cents per person he met.

Since then, 12 Cents has been voted Best Band in the region multiple years in a row. Recognition continued when the band garnered first place in Colorado's Scene Magazine's Battle of the Bands. Gaining this recognition early in the band's career laid a solid foundation for the independent nature of all present and future endeavors. This is exemplified by radio play for multiple 12 Cents' songs along the Colorado Front Range by both independent and corporate radio stations.

While on stage, energetic antics rule. This never overshadows the artistry, dedication, and years of hard work put in by the talented members. The band includes Tom Werge on vocals and trumpet, Hilary Freeman on bass, Nik Levinsky on guitar, Soren Daugaard on drums, Greta Cornett on trumpet, John Giordanengo on trombone, Phuong Nguyen on saxophone, and Sean Jaster on keys. The sum is greater than the parts and this synergistic effect adds a distinct edge to the 12 Cents for Marvin sound.

In addition to stimulating audiences with its performances, 12 Cents for Marvin has produced several albums. Yellow Raincoat (1998), King of the Ring (2000), The EP (2002) and Change (2006) all showcase a full horn section with a swinging embellishment of indelible rhythms. These albums have spawned such favorites as "King of the Ring (The WWF Song)," "Social Suicide" (featuring Warsaw Poland Brothers), "One By One" and "Shouting in the Dark." In addition, 12 Cents can be found on such compilations as "Still Standing" (2003, Megalith Records) and "Fort Collins Rocks, Vol. 3" (2005, Hapi-Skratch Records).

12 Cents for Marvin continues producing their original music while touring in an ever-widening circuit. Traveling around the region, the band has played with acts such as The Skatalites, The English Beat, Michael Rose (of Black Uhuru), Stroke 9, Less than Jake, The Toasters, War, Guster, The Sugar Hill Gang, MU330, Mustard Plug, The Specials, The Slackers, and Fishbone. Keeping the beat on high, 12 Cents for Marvin has set itself apart as a driving force in the regional music scene. Every concert goes and asks the band, "When are you coming back?"

http://www.12cents.com/
http://www.facebook.com/12CentsForMarvin

Pink Hawks
Pink HawksPink Hawks don't just want you to watch them perform, they want you to join them. Comprised of ample world musicianship garnering comparison to sonic innovators such as Fela Kuti’s Afro-beat, Mulatu Astatke’s Ethiopiques Jazz, "Sun Ra's melodically off-the-rails piano playing, and the languid, sonically adventurous atmospheres of Yo La Tengo" (Tom Murphy, Westword), Pink Hawks have evolved from an entirely free-form performance art group, to the more focused psychedelic Afro-Beat ensemble they are today.

With the release of their debut album Shima, their cohesion has tightened into an other-worldly sound, with vigorously complicated layers of drum beats provided by Cleo Parker Robinson’s African dance rhythm section, an energetic horn lineup, compelling bass, guitar and keyboard lines, and a surprisingly moving violin soaring above it all. The music is infectious, like a dancing sickness audiences are unable to resist.

Currently led by the experienced improvisationalist Yuzo Nieto, Pink Hawks is a group that will exceed your expectations of live dance music. Trained in operatic singing, jazz saxophone and theater, Nieto's musical inclinations led him beyond the punk roots of his youth to explore other forms of artistic expression both traditional and visceral. As Jon Solomon of the Westword writes, "Nieto not only likes to fill your ears with some intriguing ear candy, he’ll give you something to watch." Add a twelve-piece world orchestra of professional musicians, and you’ve got one of the hottest and most original acts in Denver.

Put on your dancing pants, and join Pink Hawks as they set the floor on fire.

www.myspace.com/pinkhawks
www.facebook.com/pages/Pink-Hawks/127415593980107

The Ruckus
The RuckusSka band from Denver, CO 
http://www.reverbnation.com/theruckusska
http://www.facebook.com/theruckusska

Denver Vintage Reggae Society
Denver Vintage Reggae SocietyDVRS aims to bring together all walks of life & music preferences under the banner of, not only Reggae but, genuine music & UNITY through individuality.

We are a society based around the love for and preservation of 60's/70's reggae.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Denver-Vintage-Reggae-Society/207828942561442?ref=hl