MANIC FOCUS: JUST LIKE YOU TOUR

Westword & Party Guru Productions Present

MANIC FOCUS: JUST LIKE YOU TOUR

Artifakts, Since Juleye

Fri Nov 16

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Fox Theatre

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

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 Box Office

NO BAGS

Manic Focus
Manic Focus
Manic Focus is the beat-bumpin’ project of John “JmaC” McCarten, a Chicago-based electronic music producer hailing from the Twin Cities. A multi-dimensional artist with a rowdy style unbound to any one genre, Manic Focus transcends sound waves by fusing soulful blues with heavy-hitting bass, creating a resonating tone that’s entirely his own. Over the last 6 years, JmaC has released five full-length albums, each one a new evolution in sound and approach. He has also completed a slew of official remixes for artists such as GRiZ, The Floozies, Lettuce, Minnesota and Pretty Lights, and released several works with Pretty Lights Music veterans Break Science.

On the road, JmaC has been steadily building his live performance to include additional musicians and elements of production. Jacob Barinholtz is now a mainstay on the drums, and other musical co-conspirators join the two on select dates around the country. He’s also been known to incorporate surprise guests such as Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli, GRiZ, The Floozies’ Matt Hill, and Russ Liquid, to name a few. Occasionally, fans are treated to the rare live fusion of Break Science and Manic Focus, taking the stage as Manic Science. Recent live highlights include performances at The Gorge Amphitheater in WA and Red Rocks Amphitheater in CO, both dates as support for Pretty Lights. Summer 2017 has seen performances from Manic Focus at Summer Camp Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Camp Bisco, and Summer Set Music Festival, to name a few.

In the studio, JmaC continues to push himself to new musical limits by incorporating original, sample-free recordings of many up-and-coming musical allies. This is especially apparent in the material from his most recent album, Minds Rising. Released in April 2017, Minds Rising is an infectious encapsulation of Manic Focus' roots in funk, soul, new-era hip hop, and electronic music. The album is an artful curation of the burgeoning Chicago music landscape and beyond, featuring appearances from cutting-edge hip hop artists, vocalists, producers, and musicians from across the country. Collaborators include Jennifer Hartswick of Trey Anastasio Band, Adam Deitch of Lettuce/Break Science, Russ Liquid, ProbCause, Late Night Radio, and more. Minds Rising is an opus two years in the making, and paints an aural illustration of Manic Focus’ shift from producer to composer — one beat, instrument and verse at a time.

Whether it’s at a small-town venue or a world-renowned music festival on his nationwide headlining tour, you won’t want to miss a Manic Focus throw-down.
Artifakts
Artifakts
Artifakts is the musical undertaking of Wisconsin-born Garret Meyer that blurs the line between electronic, hip-hop and soul. An ever-evolving artist, Artifakts established his project in 2011 and has been able to break out of the confines of modern electronic music while also contributing to the project both sonically and visually. Landing noteworthy shows across the country with a wide array of both live and DJ sets, this producer has shown his belonging among the ranks of both seasoned beat makers and bands alike.

Since 2012 Artifakts has worked with a plethora of renown musicians, labels and producers both musically and in design to provide a unique catalog of music and art very much rooted in the indie-electronic community. While toting a discography frequently favorited by study/relax playlists and the more introspective listener, an Artifakts performance is anything but stringent in style, often showcasing genres from current EDM to classic funk grooves and anything in between.
Since Juleye
Venue Information:
Fox Theatre
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO, 80302
http://www.foxtheatre.com