PICK OF THE WEEK: The New Mastersounds – Thurs, Fri, Sat, January 17th, 18th, 19th – Various Front Range Venues

Why You Should Go: Inspired by the 70’s funk and groove of Jimmy McGriff, Groove Holmes, and The Meters, the music of The New Mastersounds is a tight mix of Jazz and Funk that comes to life in the hands of these talented players.

While there is ample evidence of the band member’s fondness for Jazz in their sound, the groove that is laid down by the rhythm section of Pete Shand and Simon Allen is what holds the whole thing together and keeps the wheels on when guitar phenom Eddie Roberts stretches out in Jazz laced solos.

Though they are based in Leeds, England the band claims that the US is the most promising market for their music. The extended, danceable deep funk and soul jams that this band kicks out are sure to get the whole room moving and the party going full strength.

The last time The New Mastersounds came through Denver, they opened up for Mofro at The Ogden and by many accounts they stole the show. Look for them to extend their set well into the early morning hours this time and reward all those fans willing to groove with them.

Note: There has been some confusion as to whether the bands Denver gig will be at Cervantes or Quixotes but either way, head up to 25th and Welton if your Friday night is begging for an infusion of Funk!

The New Mastersounds

Venue:
Thursday: Avagadro’s Number 605 S. Mason, Ft. Collins, CO – 970.493.5555
Friday: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom 2637 Welton Street Denver, CO 80205 – 303.297.1772
Saturday: The Fox Theatre 1135 13th Street, Boulder, CO – 303.443.3399

Doors:
Thursday: 10:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30

*Approximate Set Times:
Thursday
The New Mastersounds: 10:00 PM

Friday
The New Mastersounds: 10:00 PM

Saturday
Special Guest: 9:00 PM
The New Mastersounds: 10:00 PM

*Price:
Thursday
$12 (DOS)
Tickets Available At The Door
(Note: There is an 8:00 show by David Crossland and one ticket will not get you into both shows)

Friday
$15 (ADV)
$17 (DOS)
PURCHASE FRIDAY

Saturday
$10 (ADV)
$12 (DOS)
PURCHASE SATURDAY

*All times and prices are gathered from other sources and I am not responsible for mistakes or inconsistencies. They are intended only as guidelines. Please, always call the venue if you desire the most accurate information possible.

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Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!