Totally Tennyson feat. 6 Million Dollar Band
w/ The Dirty Femmes: A celebration of the Violent Femmes &
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5th annual Totally Tennyson, sponsored by Nostalgic Homes, is stoked to return on Saturday April 25th, 2015. This street crawl is expanding to '70s-'80s-'90s theme and features totally tubular destinations from bars, pubs, restaurants, shops, a party bus, and more! Your ticket includes complimentary ‘tastes’ of what Tennyson has to offer between 35th-46th Avenues. Proceeds of ticket sales going directly to local area public schools. Includes admission to the hottest concert by 6 Million Dollar Band, The Ultimate '80s Experience at the Oriental Theater.
Live music starts at 4:30pm (Outdoor stage behind the theater)
The Six Million Dollar Band (6MDB to their fans) delivers high-energy 80s New Wave music using a combination of new and old technology. Five keyboards complement the guitar, drum and bass rhythm section, producing the classic sounds 80s fans love to hear. Vintage 80s synths deliver album-perfect sound. Tears for Fears, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Depeche Mode and more are recreated faithfully and performed with the same energy as the original acts.
The members of 6MDB bring well-seasoned skills, each having played professionally for nearly two decades. Blazing guitar solos, four part vocal harmonies, and genuine enthusiasm for the music complement the already unbeatable sound that the band delivers. Thanks to their professionalism both on and off the stage, 6MDB has quickly become an in-demand act for large venues and private events alike.
See them live and discover why their audience describes them as "The ultimate 80s experience!"
Jen Korte first had the idea to start The Dirty Femmes 5 years ago but quickly realized she didn't have the chops or the musicians she needed to pull it off. So she put the idea on the back burner for some day when she knew it would be the right time. Finding out that 2012 was the 30 year anniversary of the recording of the platinum debut album,"Violent Femmes," she knew the time was now.
Jen quickly sent out to find a rhythm section that could handle the audacity of Brian Ritchie's well known bass playing style and the complicated sounds of Victor DeLorenzo's minimalist drum kit. Now enter Neil Mitchell and Andy Bercaw who back her with the same truculent musical styling that the Violent Femmes possess.
The Dirty Femmes pay tribute to the original Violent Femmes debut album its entirety along with the bonus tracks and a few songs off the second album, "Hallowed Ground".
The Dirty Femmes premiered on April 7th, at the Hi Dive Denver and was met with an overwhelming response from Violent Femmes fans and the press.
It was a dark and stormy night, when an experiment in time travel went horribly awry...
Quench Nearly was visiting his good friend Tyler Despres one evening, and discussing the pros and cons of the current music scene in Denver. After several beers and a marathon game of pogs, they realized music stopped being good right around 15 years ago. They cobbled together a time machine made of Spin Doctors CD’s, slap bracelets, and several copies of the first season of Alf on VHS. They fueled it with twelve cans of Surge soda and hit the GO button...The time machine worked, but unfortunately only Quench’s dear friend zipped back to 1993. Quench knew if he wanted his friend back, he’d have to act fast.
He assembled three other musicians renowned for their 90’s chops and love of alt-rock, and the Gin Doctors were formed. Each gig gets them closer to their missing friend, and with the power of rock they will one day be reunited.