Best of the West 9 - Semi-Final 2

Westword, Colorado Harvest Company, and Breck Brewery Present

Best of the West 9 - Semi-Final 2

Mad Wallace, World Famous Johnsons, AMALGAM EFFECT, ONE FROM NONE, Electric Poetry

Fri, April 6, 2018

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

$8.00 - $100.00

This event is 21 and over

Mad Wallace
Mad Wallace
Since graduating from Colorado College in the spring of 2017, Mad Wallace has begun working their way into the Denver music scene. A blend of engaging songwriting, musical technicality, and improvisation built them a loyal fanbase in the Colorado College music scene and now continues to do so beyond as they continue to play more and build who they are as a band.
World Famous Johnsons
World Famous Johnsons
World Famous Johnsons (WFJ) are a rock band founded by guitar player Julian Anderson (1963 - 2012) from Dogs of Pleasure. The lineup features Matthew Johnson on guitar/vocals formerly of Great White, Shane Delray on guitar/vocals, Scooter Kennedy on guitar, Scott Parker on bass/vocals, and Jimmy D on drums/vocals. After the release of the full length CD "Hitchhiking is Overrated" at the Gothic Theatre on December 1st 2012 and numerous shows, the World Famous Johnsons are now in the studio recording the next CD. The first recorded song "All Ready Dead" now is available for a limited time free download and new releases are set for the future including a Julian Anderson song Long Way Gone! The World Famous Johnsons as a collective have shared the stage with multiple national touring bands and artists including Jack Russell's Great White, George Lynch, Zakk Wylde, Jake E Lee, Red Dragon Cartel, XYZ, Lola Black, Saigon Kick, Love/Hate, I Mother Earth, Nuclear Assault, Omen, Romantic Rebel, Mind Bomb, Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis, L.A. GUNS, Warner Drive, Quiet Riot, and many more.
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.
ONE FROM NONE
ONE FROM NONE
One From None has been together for a total of 14 years with founding members Tony Mirci and William Folds. Numerous rhythm sections have come and gone, but in 2002, bassist Eric Dale and drummer Dave Gussenbauer completed the quartet that became One From None. The hard rock quartet has had much success in Denver and Colorado Springs, playing such venues as the Ogden, Bluebird and Gothic Theaters, Herman's Hideaway, Bushwackers, Union Station, Eck's Saloon, and Iliff Park Saloon.
One from None recorded their self titled EP in 2004 and worked with producer Chris Boggs in 2006 for their second album Scratch Tracks. Currently, the Denver based quartet is taking a straight forward approach by returning to their individual roots and writing new material.
Electric Poetry
Electric Poetry
Long-time Denver songwriter Rob Roper merges with prog rockers I-NV-US to play his original quirky songs that earned him the title, "Troubadour of the Misfit." The musical styles range from indie rock to reggae to funk to Americana alt-country. Janet Lipson adds backing harmonies. Together they call themselves Electric Poetry. The result is like nothing you've heard before.
Venue Information:
Herman's Hideaway
1578 South Broadway
Denver, CO, 80210
http://www.hermanshideaway.com/