KGNU & Boulder Weekly Present: Battle Of The Bands
SUMMER CAMP: ON THE ROAD
Kessel Run, Intergalactic Peace Jelly, Lost Glory, Akenda, Spyscraper
Thu Feb 8
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
This event is all ages
To submit your band or artist to compete in Summer Camp On The Road for a chance to win a set at Summer Camp Music Festival, e-mail email@example.com
Ages 15+ without a parent
All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase
Listed price does not include tax and service charge
Price is the same online, over the phone, or in the Box Office.
Summer Camp: On The Road
On The Road Tour brings the magic of Summer Camp Music Festival to your town. We'll be visiting multiple cities across the country searching for the best talent the area has to offer. Come out to support local artists as they play for a spot at #SCamp18!
Kessel Run creates music for the body & the mind. The band was formed in Boulder, Colorado in 2016. In their first year, their playing has gained them some furious momentum, allowing them to play in venues such as the Fox Theatre in Boulder and the Bluebird Theater in Denver. With a heavy utilization of improvisation, Kessel Run combines Funk, Rock, and Dance Music. Jazz tones and intricacies meet the pulse-pounding grooves and energy of Rock & Roll. Join them as they travel to the forefront of the Colorado jam scene in less than 12 Parsecs.
Intergalactic Peace Jelly
Intergalactic Peace Jelly is an improvisational rock band from Boulder, CO that consists of JD Rodgers (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Andrew Schuster (guitar, vocals); Max Gilbraith (bass, vocals); Evan DePuy (percussion); Gordon Lindley (drums); and Erique Johson (keys, synth). With a wide range of influences that spans from Grateful Dead to Metallica and beyond, I.P.J. have developed a style unique unto themselves. Catchy melodies and memorable lyrics blend seamlessly into extensive experimental jams, ensuring both a comfortable familiarity to all fans, as well as assurance that no two shows will ever be the same.
Since their incarnation in 2014, Intergalactic Peace Jelly has played extensively at esteemed venues throughout Colorado, including The Lazy Dog, Fiske Planetarium, Cervantes Masterpiece, Agave, and Slow Groovin' BBQ; and has opened for Marco Benevento, Amoramora, Metafonics, and a variety of other prominent local acts. Their debut EP, Allegedly Gelatinous, is available for download on iTunes, or in physical form at any IPJ event.
Keep an eye out-- if you live in Colorado or any of the surrounding states, Peace Jelly will be coming your way very soon.
Akenda is an American electronic dance music band founded on the campus of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA early 2013. The trio consists of lead singer/keyboardist Melissa Hayes, drummer Kaj Sorensen, and founder/guitarist Bert Cheshire. With strong female pop vocals, intricate dance oriented drumming, fierce guitar playing, and futuristic synth soundscapes Akenda draws influence from across the board to birth a distinct style explicitly their own. The group's trademark sound advanced and matured through several lineup transformations as well as heavy integration of electronic production. The band now blurs the line between modern producer/DJ's and proficient instrumentalists. The original four person roster performed shows regionally throughout the northeast US from 2013 - 2015. In summer 2015 Melissa Hayes joined the band as they embarked internationally for debut performances in Spain, France, and Japan amidst being stationed in Valencia, Spain. In 2016 Akenda returned to the U.S. as a three-piece to occupy the rest of the year cooking up their self-titled debut EP and performing shows around the southeastern states. The band gained notoriety when lead singer Melissa Hayes’ voice was featured in a Nike swimsuit commercial January 2017. Akenda’s first full official release will drop late 2017. All tracks were written, produced, and engineered by the band then passed off to Grammy heavyweights Andrew Wuepper (Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Celine Dion, Katy Perry) for mixing and Sterling Sound (Bruno Mars, Babymetal, Wu-Tang Clan, D’angelo) for mastering. Currently residing in Denver, CO Akenda is amassing new fans while carving their name out as a must experience live spectacle and delivering the final touches to their follow-up EP scheduled to be released early next year.
Born out of a Colorado basement, Spyscraper is an electro-groove fusion quartet that is guaranteed to bring the fun(k) every night. Featuring Mike Blasius on electric mandolin, Kyle Hale on bass, Matt Shultz on keys, and Jasper Drisko on drums, Spyscraper boasts a stacked lineup of dedicated, experienced, and downright funky musicians whose chemistry on stage creates explosive jams and dangerous beats you can’t help but dance to.
Spyscraper’s sound is built on diverse but always danceable grooves and a deep pocket. Seamlessly flowing between tight melodies and energetic improvisation, this band sends listeners on a ride through intergalactic wormholes and always leaves them wanting more.
Members of Spyscraper have had the privilege of sharing stages and collaborating with such national touring acts as STS9, Big Gigantic, Papadosio, moe., Lotus, Primus, Thievery Corporation, Greensky Bluegrass, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, The Motet, Moon Taxi, The Floozies, Twiddle, Emancipator, The Revivalists, and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong as well as members of The String Cheese Incident and Umphrey’s McGee.
Lookout for Spyscraper’s sonic espionage coming your way soon!