Chimney Choir NYE Shows
Chimney Choir’s Hypnagogic Urban Liminal New Year Mascarata at the Mercury Cafe.
Come blast off into the brilliant future of 2018 with a two night celebration at the Mercury Cafe. We’ll usher in the New Year on the dance floor with synth wizardry of Retrofette. The cafe will transform into an underwater/outerspace wonderland and there are bound to be magical surprises around every corner.
Weird-formal attire encouraged!
Saturday December 30th 8 pm with in/PLANES and Bluebook $15 pre-sale/$20 door
Sunday December 31st 10 pm w/Retrofette Pre-sale $20/$25 door
Pre-sale tickets HERE!
About Chimney Choir
Chimney Choir combines folk harmonies, ambient electronics, and swirling textures of rhythm and melody into a style of music that is not easy to define. Their performances often take on a theatrical quality, incorporating puppetry, ritual, dance, storytelling, circus arts, interactive video and even a sci-fi mini-drama. Their recent projects include a full-length ballet with contemporary company Wonderbound (Boomtown, 2015), a collaboration with Colorado Symphony (Mayhem, 2016), and the Colorado Creative Industries’ Detour program, bringing the arts to rural Colorado communities. Their new album, (dream), is an experimental electronic and acoustic music collage which was released in late 2016 in an immersive concept show at the Mercury Cafe. Chimney Choir has toured the country extensively, and in 2016 were voted “Best Folk Act” by Denver Westword. Currently, the band is composing a new full-length ballet for Wonderbound’s spring ballet, which premiers in February 2018.
“Chimney Choir has never been a conventional band. Its songwriting has roots in Americana and pop, but it’s informed by an avant-garde sensibility, so that any musical idea or offbeat concept could be incorporated at will.” -Westword
“With a hearty electronic influence, the album is whimsical yet powerful, playful and self-aware.” – Denver Post
“...the album seamlessly blends folk instrumentals with electronic punches for a plucky, meandering ride.” – 5280
“With something for everyone, Retrofette makes music that will make you want to bust out the tracksuit, dust of the Delorean, and dance.” –Bandwagon Magazine August 2016
Denver-based Retrofette is the byproduct of keyboardists Sean Culliton and Xavier Provencher’s love for vintage synthesizers and sweaty dance floors. Joined by synth bassist Ben Weirich and drummer Dylan Johnson on stage, the quartet’s brand of 80s tinged synthpop was born in March 2016 and has since garnered a steadfast following. Since its inception, Retrofette released its debut three song I Don’t Mind EP and shared the stage with acts such as Magic Sword, Fever the Ghost, Mark Mallman, and The Other Black. They have played in front of sold out audiences at Denver’s Hi Dive, listed as one of 303 Magazine’s top bands at the Underground Music Showcase, and selected as the Best Pop of 2017 act in Colorado by Westword Magazine.
A Vintage Pop duo consisting of musical soulmates, Desirae Garcia (Bass/Vocals) and Inaiah Lujan (Guitar/Vocals), founders and core members of popular Folk/Americana group The Haunted Windchimes. in/PLANES offers a different take and spin on American music, exploring classic pop sounds — notably 1950’s & 60’s R&B, Doo-Wop and Soul to create a vibey, sparse and entrancing sound.
— 303 Magazine
“Charmingly exploring tunes that would have sounded right at home on tour with Buddy Holly.”
— Heather Browne (FUEL/FRIENDS)
Bluebook is Julie Davis and Jess Parsons’ haunting analog-electro project, offering new songs and old, from each of Davis’ former projects—Bela Karoli, Fairchildren, and The Seven Hats. NPR described Davis’ music as offering, “beautifully structured dynamics and captivating sonic twists,” and The Denver Post Reverb says Davis “gives haunting, holy voice to some of the darkest spots of imagination.”