The Floozies

Smothered, Covered, Funked, & Diced Tour

The Floozies

Too Many Zooz, Dreamers Delight

Saturday, February 16

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$23.00 - $52.00

This event is all ages

No refunds - No exceptions. Lineups and times are subject to change. Valid government-issued photo ID required. Tickets available at the door (if not sold out). Standing room only. No re-entry.

The Floozies
The Floozies
Just outside the jazz mecca of Kansas City springs liberal oasis Lawrence, Kansas—separated only by the waves of wheat from the epicenter of the electronic music revolution in Colorado. From Lawrence, it would logically follow that an act could rise to prominence fueled by the swing of Basie, the birth of Charlie Parker’s bebop, and the wild frontier of electronica. Born in funk and bred in the digital age, live electronic duo The Floozies have burst onto the scene at a time when the industry needed them the most. Brothers Matt and Mark Hill share the stage just as easily as they share a musical brain. Without a setlist, and without a word between them, Matt’s guitar is in lockstep with the thud of Mark’s kick. Endless looping and production builds the raw scenery upon which palm muted chugs, searing solos, and wobbling bass paint their dazzling array of colors. Well versed in everything from Chris Cornell to Kavinsky, the sonic vision shared by the brothers eschews contemporary electronic influences in favor of broader, deeper tastes including Zapp & Roger, Lettuce, and AmonTobin. That wide-angle view of a century of popular music allows the Hills to remix Toto and The Dead—in the music you can hear reverence for the giants of the past, all the while producing wildly futuristic tunes for the masses to dig now. When the pendulum swung as far as it could away from live instrumentation to laptops, The Floozies rose up to the challenge, swinging as hard as they could in the other direction with neck-snapping, knee-breaking funk so dirty that the gatekeepers stood up, wiped themselves off, and took notice. A bold live show full of sonic exploration and unbreakably deep pocket grooves has landed the brothers on stage with luminaries of the jam world Umphrey’s McGee as readily as electronic elites STS9 and Big Gigantic. Sold out shows across the Country, huge festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, High Sierra, Summercamp, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Summerset, Bumbershoot, and headlining Red Rocks shows have continued to cement the duo’s ascent. The Floozies are bringing the funk back, and they’re right on time.
Too Many Zooz
Too Many Zooz
With the snowballing trend towards electronic instrumentation in music, it's easy to forget where it all first started: on street corners with real instruments, playing for tips, that is until you've heard Too Many Zooz. One part New Orleans Jazz, one part Caribbean Calypso and two parts fun, Too Many Zooz is a three-piece "brass house" band comprised of Matt Doe, Leo P, and King of Sludge. The group found their voice playing for change on New York's subway platforms, honing extremely danceable rhythms and melodies.

A video of one of their frenetic subway performances was posted to Reddit and went viral to the tune of over 1.8 million views, and in a very short time amassed a large fan base. Additional videos have hundreds of thousands of views, and Facebook likes now surpass 200,000.

This is all for good reason, too. Their music is infectious, impossible to stay still listening to. As old-fashioned as their musical approach is, – if one were to call live instrumentation old fashioned – the structure of their songs follows very closely to any hit EDM track, hence their self-prescribed "brass house" genre. The drums provide a rhythmic base, the saxophone a bass line and the trumpet serves as the melody, guiding you to a gradually increasing, precipitous crescendo, where all the instruments come together only "drop" from a dizzying height, clashing together in an explosive climax of sound. Too Many Zooz will definitely force you to reconsider the way you think about jazz music.
Dreamers Delight
Dreamers Delight
2018 is promising to be a huge year ahead for Denver-based producer Dreamers Delight. As the electronic brainchild of Reed Krafft, Dreamers Delight has escalated at an incredible rate across the US, and has garnered an impressive international following and significant outreach from fans. Combining the cultural influence gained from world travel and his knack for soulful, intelligently produced melodies, Krafft is leading a charged campaign that is quickly gaining momentum and turning heads throughout the electronic music world.

Dreamers Delight released his freshman and sophomore EPs under Gramatik’s United States/European-based label, Lowtemp Records, and embarked on his first national tour in Fall 2015. In the short time he has been touring, he has performed at major music festivals such as Coachella, Electric Forest, Lightning In A Bottle, Camp Bisco, and more; and has joined internationally-touring artists Big Gigantic, FKJ, Sound Remedy, Break Science, Emancipator, and others on several US dates.

Krafft has garnered a significant following online, amassing over 4 million combined streams on Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube between his original productions and remixes. His most recent collaboration with Pretty Lights Music artists Break Science demonstrates the ethereal electronic production that flows from the soundscapes of Krafft's music, and provides the listener with the smooth synths and dreamy ambiance signature of a Dreamers Delight track. “Dreamers Delight… weaves a middle road between reality and a transcendental fantasy – beautiful, uplifting and euphoric,” says Magnetic Magazine.

“The music that I’m working on is representative of my unique experience, which makes it a little different than what’s being put out elsewhere,” says Krafft. “There’s raw energy flowing, uplifting feels, and melodies that are meant to push you to a point of reflection – of oneself, the world and universe around us. My vision is to have my music reflect a clear divide and refreshing break from the norm.”

“In the near future – without a doubt – [Dreamers Delight’s] style won’t be hard to miss… he understands where he is headed and is developing into one hell of an artist.” -Earmilk