Ott., Blockhead, J Calvins Funk Express, Astralogic,The Monogahela, Dancing Arrow

Animas City Theatre, Prohibition Herb, & Tito's Presents

Ott., Blockhead, J Calvins Funk Express, Astralogic,The Monogahela, Dancing Arrow

Fri · April 27, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 1:30 am)

The Animas City Theatre - Music

$25.00 - $30.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

CeleFunktion Block Party

Animas City Theatre, Balcony, & Backstage

Tickets on sale at Animas City Theatre,Southwest Sound, &

Animas City Theatre(18+)
Ott.,Blockhead,The Monogahela,Astrologic,The Dancing Arrow,Hennessey Sound 

Backstage (21+)

4/26 Night two: Single Night (GA $25/$30)(21+ VIP $30)

4 Night GA ($50)

Platinum: Prohibition Herb

1185 Camino Del Rio Durango, Co (970)385-8622

Silver: Homeslice Pizza 441 E College Dr. & 2915 (970) 259-5551

2951 N. Main Durango Colorado (970) 422-8337


UK-based dub and downtempo composer, producer and sound engineer.
Label manager of his Ottsonic Music label, where he releases his own music.
Tony Simon, a/k/a Blockhead, has been making and releasing utterly distinctive, funky and emotive music for the last two decades.  Blockhead grew up in downtown New York City. As the son of an artist, surrounded by visual culture, he early on found that his passion was for music, for the sonic. A fan of a whole range of sounds, especially hip-hop, Blockhead steadily built a tremendous collection of tapes and later CDs from innumerable artists, a quiet accumulation of knowledge and know-how. After a brief stint as a rapper, he realized his calling was behind the boards and not on the mic – and from there he began to produce beats. Since making that decision, he's kept pretty busy: carving a niche as a sought-after underground beatmaker that people call when they want something special. Blockhead produced nine tracks on Aesop Rock's critically acclaimed album “Labor Days.” Additionally he produced half the tracks on Aesop's follow up EP, “Daylight.” He has also worked with other indie giants Atmosphere, Murs, Mike Ladd and Illogic.  In between, he found time to complete a break beat album entitled “Blockhead's Broke Beats,” with ten hard-hitting instrumental tracks, which was released on Mush Records, the US home of cLOUDDEAD.

To understand Blockhead’s Stateside presence and gravitas – look no further than the fact that he has also contributed three tracks (including the first single) for Cage’s “Hell’s Winter” on Def Jux. The other producers on the project are DJ Shadow, El-P and RJD2. All this occurred simultaneously to his debut album on Ninja Tune, “Music By Cavelight,” described as “one of the most fantastically good albums you’re going to hear this year” (Sunday Telegraph) and “a beautiful record” (Metro), with Blockhead himself tipped as “definitely one to watch” (Touch.) Blockhead returned in 2005 with “Downtime Science,” another set of deep, emotional instrumental hip hop tracks, this time dedicated to the downtown area of Manhattan where he grew up and has lived his entire life, encompassing all the attitude, anger and edginess of the neighborhood. This expansive album also features some melancholy reflections upon failed relationships and the promise of future loves.

"The Music Scene," was released in 2009 to both critical acclaim and commercial success – launching Blockhead on a global string of headlining dates ranging from Pittsburgh to Poland – where he participated in the world famous Zubroffka festival, providing a live score for some of Charlie Chaplin’s earliest films. Blockhead followed this album with “Interludes After Midnight,” further showcasing his development as a solo artist with a unique voice.

This brings us to 2014 and the release of “Bells and Whistles,” his last release and a bold artistic statement unlike his previous work. According to Blockhead – the naming of the album speaks to emerging trends in music he is seeking to address: “The whole idea behind the album is that music has gotten so far away from just being music. I think that whole way of thinking, relating to music and art in general, is bullshit. I don't want to use those tactics to distract people or create a buzz that's separate from my album. I want to be judged purely on the music itself – just well constructed songs with no frills...thus ‘Bells and Whistles.’”

2017 has been as busy as ever for Blockhead, with a trio of new projects.  Behind the boards, he handled production duties on Billy Woods acclaimed new album, Known Unknowns.  In addition, Simon teamed with with UK music publisher DeWolf Music to create The Art of Sampling.  Capitalizing on Blockheads ability to twist unexpected material into new, modern music, DeWolf opened their vaults to Simon and let him go to town.

Finally, 2017 brought Blockhead’s latest solo album, Funeral Balloons. Filled with 12 new cuts of layered goodness, his new album brings the people what they have grown to expect from the seasoned beat maker in his prime!
J Calvin
J Calvin
J-Calvin is a soul-funk band from Durango, Colorado. On New Year’s Eve 2017, the five members of J-Calvin brought their unique and varied musical backgrounds together for the first time. The result was a soul-abducting fusion of authentic lyrics, jazz-influenced harmonies, and Dilla-Inspired beats that’s been lighting up audiences ever since. The summer of 2018 brought their positive, high-energy show to Telluride Jazzfest and Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, and on 20 October they celebrated the release of their debut album, Heart Glow, to a sold-out crowd headlining the iAM Music Fest in Durango.
The Monogahela
The Monogahela
The Monogahela is an electronic music composer and performer based out of Durango, CO, USA. The project formed in 2014 by Nathan Williams, producing multi-genre bass and electronic music in a range of tempos, often blending eclectic organics and cosmic soundscapes with dub and world fusion.

Since his 2015 debut EP, "Late Night Indica" set his musical trajectory in motion, the composer and producer has released two albums and has shared the stage with notable acts such as Ott, Random Rab, Illenium, Phutureprimitive, Govinda, among other talented and popular artists in today's electronic music scene.

Nathan began his journey into music at as a young child, clanking on the family piano, toy guitars, and cheap Casio keyboards. At the age of 12, his parents bought him his first electric guitar and enrolled him in lessons, where he learned scales, modes, and concepts of different genres and techniques. He was disciplined and inseparable from his instrument, and as a student, was offered a scholarship to a 5-week guitar workshop at Berkley, MA. But as a rebellious teenager, he joined a thrash-metal band with his friends instead, in which he was introduced to a stage without the creative control of the of school based performances. Thus the "Creative Alias" was born.

Before The Monogahela, there was Ts3. Ts3 was Nathan's true journey into music production. Gradually he transitioned in musical tastes, experimented with sampling, and finding inspiration from movie soundtracks, and the mellow yet profound sounds of artists M83, J Dilla, Blue Sky Black Death, and Royksopp. Following the big wave of dubstep, his interests began to shift into composing electronic bass music, where his previously "indie vibe" collided with the griminess of today's electronic sounds. Ts3 was a raw learning experience, not only in music production and developing an overall direction and sound, but as performing as a live electronic act.
Connected through the Durango, CO scene, Astrologic formulates a concoction of content dense lyrics flown over bass influenced electronic beats. With a message from the stars, Astrologic fuses the head bumping beats with the conscious driven expressions that dig deep.

Band Members
Dr. Trunklestein
J. Bone$
Mtn. Menace

Durango CO based hip-hop group Astrologic consists of Mtn. Menace, Dr. Trunklestein, and JBones. Together they fuse electronic beats elaborate rhymes.
The Dancing Arrow
The Dancing Arrow
Trapstep, Grime
Venue Information:
The Animas City Theatre - Music
128 E College Drive
Durango, CO, 81301