AMALGAM EFFECT

Herman's Hideaway Presents

AMALGAM EFFECT

Adam Herman & Company, Octopus Tree, Madam Sin

Fri, July 14, 2017

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

AMALGAM EFFECT
AMALGAM EFFECT
Amalgam Effect is a progressive rock band from Colorado. We formed in an amorphous stage some time in 2011, from which point the gestation has been long delayed but ever-progressing. The initial formation of the band began with Mathew Spivack and Chris Childress as they set out together on a professional and artistic venture. This would become Amalgam Effect in its earliest stage: style being negotiated, initial composition taking place, and the spark of artistic kinship igniting the flame of the band that would be. Over the subsequent couple of years and through several minor line-up shifts - one of which saw Kody Little's initial induction into the group and subsequent departure - the band slowly formed. The difficultly with keeping a full line-up eventually resolved itself as everything started to fall into place; it was in 2013 that Calvin Merseal joined the band - an event that was steadily followed by a surge in writing and composition within the group. It was shortly thereafter that Kody Little rejoined the band, and the progress and productivity has only come even further with his addition. As we are now, we still need to find the keyboard player to complete our band's formula, but we have nonetheless found solidarity as a unit in its own state of completeness for the moment.
Adam Herman & Company
Adam Herman & Company
With songs about love both lost and found, the bitter sweetness of time, faith and becoming a father; it’s no stretch of the imagination to say that experience has shaped him as a person and a songwriter.
Octopus Tree
Octopus Tree
Octopus Tree began as a seed germinates in the earth before seeking the sun.

But before that seed was planted, Joe Colomb (drums) and Spencer Church (bass/vocals) found themselves playing in a band that didn’t quite satiate their common yearning for quintessential rock ‘n’ roll. The soil that would grow an Octopus Tree was cultivated when the two began staying after weekly band practices in order to collaborate on new ideas. Tethering themselves to the cornerstone of rock, they explored myriad styles of music with the intention of inspiring movement and synergy among an audience. Invigorated by possibility, Joe and Spencer invited to the group Mark Shriver, a talented keyboard player with an affinity for smooth ambience and electric melodies. Soon after, Jake Padilla was recruited, bringing with him his electric guitar and tendencies of heavy dissonance. The quartet was complete early in the year, but it wasn’t until May of 2015 that Octopus Tree’s roots took hold; the band was naturalized by a collaborative writing session during a spring snowstorm deep in the San Juan Mountains. The group’s labor among the snowcapped pines unearthed a sound that acts as a foundation for what they are becoming. But the sound of Octopus Tree is still being realized; it is ever changing, staying faithful to nothing and no one except the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Bonded by mutual respect and a love for evocative music that permits tension and release, the men that make up Octopus Tree create an experience that challenges the traditional tropes of metal and hard rock, offering a gentleness that invites an audience out of their comfort zones and onto a journey through the ambient waters and ferocious rapids of rock ‘n’ roll.
Madam Sin
Madam Sin
part blues. part jazz. part rock. part soul. 100% wicked!
Venue Information:
Herman's Hideaway
1578 South Broadway
Denver, CO, 80210
http://www.hermanshideaway.com/