The Big Melt, a brand-new multi-band concert event, will take place this Saturday, April 13th at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO from 6:00 PM through 12:45 AM MST. For those of you that can’t make it, Live For Live Music has teamed up with ReThink My Healthcare for a free live stream on L4LM’s Facebook page, produced by Ninja Video.
The Big Melt will see a massive list of artists from bands such as The String Cheese Incident, Lettuce, Big Gigantic, Thievery Corporation, Brazilian Girls, Snarky Puppy, The Motet, Break Science, Ghost-Note, Pretty Lights Live Band and more come together to create several unique, exciting bands and lineups for a full night of music.
First up, from 6:00-7:15 PM MT, the inaugural event will see a massive edition of JEDI: Jazz Electronic Dance Improvised featuring renowned mandolinist Michael Kang and percussionist Jason Hann of The String Cheese Incident, guitarist Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds/Matador! Soul Sounds, bassist Ashish Vyas of Thievery Corporation, and keyboardist Borahm Lee of Break Science and Pretty Lights Live Band, led by drummer Aaron Johnston of Brazilian Girls.
Up next, from 7:45-8:45 PM MST, Dominic Lalli’s Bluebird Quintet will mount their second-ever performance following a high-profile sold-out debut performance at Denver venue Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox. In addition to Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), the band features Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights Live Band) on keys, Gabe Mervine of (formerly of The Motet) on trumpet, Hunter Roberts on bass, and Dru Heller filling the drum chair.
Then, Eric Krasno & Friends will take the stage from 9:15-10:45 PM MST, featuring frequent collaborator and Lettuce keyboardist/vocalist Nigel Hall, as well as Robert “Sput” Searight (Ghost-Note, Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar) and MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost-Note), in addition to special guests Robert Randolph on pedal steel and Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment) on sax.
The Big Melt will culminate with the Purple Party: A Tribute To Prince‘s debut performance from 11:15-12:45 AM MST. Headed up by Colorado favorite and Magic Beans keyboardist Casey Russell, this edition of the Purple Party will once again feature enigmatic bass hero and former Prince bassist, MonoNeon, as well as mega-talented drummer Robert “Sput” Searight (Ghost-Note, Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar) and his partner in crime and fellow Ghost-Note member, percussionist Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy). Fellow local heroes Joey Porter, Ryan Jalbert, Lyle Divinsky, Drew Sayers, and Parris Fleming of The Motet will round out the band alongside percussionist Will Trask (Great American Taxi) and vocalists Adryon de León (Orgone, Matador! Soul Sounds), Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), Corey Frye (The Main Squeeze) and Ziek McCarter (Con Brio).
In addition to all this, there will be a HeadCount-sponsored DJ Booth featuring the incredibly talented DJ and turntablist, Chris Karns. Karns, a crucial member of Pretty Lights Live Band, is a former World and USA Battle Champion at the DMC World DJ Championships, a three-time Redbull Thre3style Champion, and a finalist on VH1’s Master of the Mix. Karns will DJ at the HeadCount booth during set breaks on the main stage, as well as during the event’s VIP pre-party.
The Big Melt will also feature visuals by Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show, best known for their 2018 appearances with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead as well as at several psych/alt-rock festivals like Desert Daze. Get ready for one of “the most complex and detailed oil light shows on the planet,” a style of visual wizardry synonymous with the psychedelic San Francisco music scene in the late-60s and early-70s.
Tickets to The Big Melt are currently on sale at this link. Tune in here for the full live stream, courtesy of ReThink My Healthcare and Ninja Video.
For those of you that can’t make it, Live For Live Music has teamed up with ReThink My Healthcare for a free live stream on L4LM’s Facebook page.
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