iAM MUSIC Fest!- Euforquestra W/ Rastasaurus & Earth Like Twins

iAM MUSIC & The Music District (Fort Collins) -Part of the Colorado Music Strategy Present

iAM MUSIC Fest!- Euforquestra W/ Rastasaurus & Earth Like Twins

Euforquestra, Rastasaurus, Earth Like Twins

Fri · September 22, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

The Animas City Theatre - Music

$20-$35

This event is 18 and over

iAM MUSIC Fest!
Presenters
iAM MUSIC & The Music District (Fort Collins) -Part of the Colorado Music Strategy

Partnering with
Joe Strummer Foundation, Henry Strater Theatre, Durango Tourism Office
along with over 30+ Colorado Businesses

What
iAM MUSIC Fest! is an Independent Music & Arts Festival in SW Colorado.
iAM MUSIC Fest! is the official host of the 2017 Colorado Music Summit-a 3 day festival featuring live music showcases, cultural events, as well as artist development & networking for independent musicians and music industry professionals happening

Where/When
Sept. 21-24 in downtown Durango, CO.

*detailed info*

will call at
Strater Hotel

(select days only) Official iAM MUSIC Fest Live Music Showcases at:
Henry Strater Theatre
Animas City Theatre
Durango Arts Center

(select days only) additional venues include:
iAM MUSIC, Eno Wine Bar, Cyprus Cafe, Diamond Belle, The Office, The Balcony, Rochester Secret Garden, Durango Coffee Company, Magpies Newsstand, Main Avenue between College and 12th St, Starbucks & Coldstone Patio.

Who
Independent musicians, multi-medium artists, locals and tourists unite in multiple venues hosting:

-Live Music Showcases featuring over 20 ALL COLORADO

- #ARTISTSOCCUPY featuring Comedy, Mimes, Brazilian Street Drumming, Maker Culture, Hip hop Dance, Yoga, Circus, Community Art Projects, Live Art, Busking, Poetry, Workshops, and beyond.

-Colorado Music Summit, providing professional development for musicians, industry panels, networking opportunities, jam spaces, and events for independent musicians

*Clothing or Costume-A MUST!


Mission
iAM MUSIC Fest! is a grassroots music festival showcasing and uniting independent musicians and artists, for the purpose of expanding authenticity, expression, connectivity & collaboration. iAM MUSIC Fest! creates an evolutionary cultural impact on individuals, community and the healing and
well-being of the global collective.

Our Vision
We believe in creating a festival reclaiming the human spirit of collaboration inspired by a collective of musicians and creatives dreaming to give back the power of music and art to the people as a means of invoking global change.

All proceeds from iAM MUSIC FEST! will directly benefit:
iAM MUSIC, a 501c3 non-profit cultivating conscious creativity, community & empowerment through music via:

-free instrument lending library for students in need
-scholarships for music lessons
-subsidies for at-risk school contracts
-operating costs
-diversifying staff to provide more educational opportunities
-expansion and growth within and beyond the Four Corners region
-curriculum development
-more student performance opportunities
-guest artist and clinician experiences
-facility growth and improvement

Friday night:
Euforquestra
Rastasaurus
Earth Like Twins
Saturday Night:
Hello Dollface
Imaginario Circus
Bit Nova
Euforquestra - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Euforquestra
Eufórquestra (pronounced yoo-FOHR-keh-struh, think euphoria+orchestra) is energy and
rhythm personified. An ever-evolving sound that has been influenced by music from all
over the world with an emphasis on funk, pocket and groove. For over a decade the band
has been igniting dance floors across the country, blending the roots of funk, soul,
afrobeat, reggae and dub to create a sound that "explodes, dances and melts in your ear
with sheer bliss" (Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com).
Eufórquestra's fifth full-length record, FIRE, was produced by Kyle Hollingsworth (of
The String Cheese Incident) and captures the passion and musical maturing of these road
warriors. Over the course of 14 tracks, the band takes you on an hour-long adventure that
will touch your heart and mind, and keep your fingers and toes tapping. A handful of
special guests, including Elliot Martin (John Brown's Body), Gabriel Mervine and Kim
Dawson (The Motet) and Mr. Hollingsworth himself, put their own touches on the band's
already cohesive sound that is "tight and engineered to a fine, funky precision." (Jeremy
Frazier; Chicago Jam Scene) The result is a record that is distinctly modern, maintaining
one foot in the future and firmly planting in the musical roots traditions of the past.
With almost 1,000 shows under their belt, Eufórquestra shows no sign of stopping. A
perpetually heavy tour schedule keeps the band and fans happy, as performing live in
front of an audience has always been the band's top priority. As noted in a live show
review by Grateful Web, "...the boys seem to play like the apocalypse will happen at any
second and they want to die doing what they do best..."
Rastasaurus - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Rastasaurus
Rastasaurus was uncovered in the concrete jungle of Denver, Colorado, where they’ve been building an enthusiastic following around their new reggae sound. Centered around the prolific songwriting of Justus Lacewell (vocals, guitar), Rastasaurus also includes lifelong musical pals and identical twin brothers Eric (lead guitar) and Mark Ciccone (bass guitar). The thick, psychedelic grooves of Ryan Kerr (keyboards, vocals) and the smooth, funky rhythms of Nick Souder (drums) round out the quintet. With their original songs featuring an infusion of reggae with elements of funk, rock & roll, improvised jamming and dub, Rastasaurus is constantly exploring and expanding its own unique blend of American reggae.
Earth Like Twins - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Earth Like Twins
Earth Like Twins is busy reinventing live music in Fort Collins with what frontman Nick Ierisi calls a “live looping electro-funk duo.” It's interesting, exciting, tantalizing; a new sound on the FoCo landscape is a rarity.

This is essentially live music – Ierisi and drummer Craig Babineau play something in the moment, record it, then loop the sounds with others they play – and yet it's recorded. It's a conundrum and a conflagration of technology meeting one of the oldest forms of communication, performing in front of an audience.

“I play synthesizer, keyboards, and guitar while Craig plays a Roland Octapad and drums,” Ierisi said in an interview with AXS. “Both of us run our instruments through Ableton Live and make a series of clips and arrange them live to create our songs. We also have a variety of vocal samples we drop in. Only the vocal samples are pre-recorded clips, everything else is played, recorded, and looped live.”
Venue Information:
The Animas City Theatre - Music
128 E College Drive
Durango, CO, 81301
http://www.animascitytheatre.com/