SHOCKRA - RETURN OF THE UNDERGROUND PEOPLE FEAT. DAVE WATTS, EDWIN HURWITZ, FELIX RENTSCHLER, DAN COUTU, JEFF GROVE - FOX 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

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SHOCKRA - RETURN OF THE UNDERGROUND PEOPLE FEAT. DAVE WATTS, EDWIN HURWITZ, FELIX RENTSCHLER, DAN COUTU, JEFF GROVE - FOX 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Malai Llama

Sat Dec 9

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Fox Theatre

$20.00 - $22.00

This event is all ages

Ages 15+ without a parent

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SHOCKRA
SHOCKRA
Guitarist Felix Rentschler, bassist Edwin Hurwitz, and drummer Jonathan Abel met at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1983. A few years later, after graduation, Edwin brought his friends in to fire up blues band Graffiti, featuring Jeff Grove on tenor sax and vocals. The seeds of Shockra chemistry were sown. Graffiti made some forays into the Boston bar scene, but Felix, Edwin, Jeff, and Jonathan wanted to break free of the blues genre and, after adding "Spaceship" Dan Coutu on keyboards, Shockra was born. The group started shedding furiously, refining their funk, fusion, and world beat sound, and started playing clubs and colleges around New England, as well as the underground party scene. As things were beginning to coalesce, Jonathan joined up and coming pop band, Storm, leaving Shockra drummerless. After many fruitless auditions, Dave Watts answered a flyer hung on a pole across the street from Berklee. The Shockra chemistry was now fully activated! In 1990, Vermont buddies Phish introduced the band to Brian Ross and Jon Bell at Family Tree Entertainment, who put Shockra on the road far beyond their regular New England haunts. Tours lasted months, through the Midwest out to the Rocky Mountains, and down the eastern seaboard. Family Tree got the band in the studio to record Garuda¹s Groove, enlisting the help of Larry St. Pierre, owner of the infamous Aikos in Saratoga, NY to finance the disc. With a CD hitting the streets and airwaves, Shockra enjoyed headline status at sold out shows from the Paradise in Boston to the Fox in Boulder, CO. They became a staple on the college circuit and shared billing and the stage with Phish, Widespread Panic, and Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit and others, sometimes ending up at after hours jams at the Shockra house, Neptune. It was an exciting time in the music world, as what would be called the jam band scene was starting to coalesce and cross-pollinate. All the bands were hanging out together, sharing ideas, influences, and exploring new ways to put music together. Shockra was right there.
Malai Llama
Malai Llama
Malai Llama is a Colorado-based experimental rock quartet who fearlessly creates an atmosphere of triumph and inspiration everytime they hit the stage. Improvisation manifests in a variety of forms during a Malai Llama set, as the band weaves together the benevolent jam band spirit, the technical rigor of prog-rock, and modern jazz performance.

In 2016, Malai Llama released their first full length LP ‘Out to Graze.’ The album was truly the product of the merging of each member’s musical stories and the cultivation of a sound all their own. Inspired by artists like Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Medeski Martin & Wood, each track features dynamic song structures and lyricism meant to galvanize crowds to embody exploration and confidence. ‘Out to Graze’ was simply the springboard for the band’s songwriting, as they continue writing vigorously between gigs.

Malai Llama has taken the stage with members of String Cheese Incident, Toubab Krewe, Blues Traveler, Lotus and many other legendary acts. Recent killer performances include The Gothic Theater for a sold out show alongside the legendary George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, and a co-headlining billing for Halloween with The Big Wu. After rapidly establishing a strong foothold in Colorado, the band will be hitting stages across the Southwest and beyond in 2017.

With careful energy and unmistakable passion, Malai Llama will pull the crowd into a pensive state one minute and a let-it-all-out party the next. Whether the band is shredding a metal riff, setting a funk groove, or experimenting with dance music production, Malai Llama brings the house down by bringing the spirit up.
Venue Information:
Fox Theatre
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO, 80302
http://www.foxtheatre.com