Fox Photo of the Day
The PKB Electric “Winter Beach Party” was one of those events you might miss if you blinked… and it is too bad if you did. Held in early January, on a snowy Saturday night it marked the first time the Pete Kartsounes Band headlined the Fox Theatre. The middle of winter beach party was a great idea and even offered up performances by Smack Thompson and Dr. Phil Good. The evening had a special feeling with many of the audience in festive beach attire.
For this special night Pete had assembled a great group of local talent including Matt Flaherty – Guitars (Hot Soup), Paul Murin – Guitars (Phix), Phil Johnson – Organ, Keys, Trumpet, Vox (Jet Edison), Brian Adams – Bass (Great American Taxi) and Ryan Sapp – Drums (PKB).
We sat on this video since January due to Pete leaving the mainland and heading to the Islands where he was inspired and worked on even more music projects. Pete met another musician created a group named Manala and made an album. From Manala’s Facebook page “Within 3 weeks of meeting one another on Kauai, Pete Kartsounes & Katlyn Dawn have created their first album.”
Well Kartsounes is back now and gigging in the area, catch him if you can because soon he is hitting the road for festival season. For more information visit www.petekmusic.com.
Check out this cool video of a beautiful song called “Magic & The Moment.”
Here is a cool grab from the PKB-Electric Winter Beach Party held at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 7. This was a special electric jam with special guest from bands like Great American Taxi, Jet Edison and Hot Soup. This is just the last portion of a 12 min song called “Unified.” Enjoy.
Thursday night you can find me at the Fox Theatre checking out some of my favorite local musicians in the bands Smooth Money Gesture and the Matt Flaherty Band. I have been looking forward to this show since SMG announced their 30 plus stop tour with the Fox being one of their local dates. SMG played last night in Breckenridge and will play tonight at Hodi’s in Fort Collins.
As if checking out our local bands for a low low ticket price was not enough… bonus, SMG will be sharing the limelight with the band Kung Fu, a Jazz/funk/fusion quintet from New Haven.
I have already told you a bit about Smooth Money Gesture, I believe they are set to be one of the next big
bands from Nederland, Colorado. They would be worth the price of admission alone but then you add The Matt Flaherty Band and you have a party. Flaherty is the kick ass guitarist for the Pete Kartsounes Band (PKB) and Hot Soup. Now top all of that off with another set of high energy jams from Kung Fu and you have a recipe for a fantastic time!
I had a chance to catch some Kung Fu action last Friday when they warmed up for The Motet, their hard driving funky jazz lit up the stage at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom. But don’t take my word for it check out the small taste in the video below… and then get your full dose this Thursday at the Fox or if tonight at Hodi’s.
Here is some Smooth Money Gesture from last year… see you at the Fox!