Underground Sound concert series begins Monday, Sept. 28, in Beaver Creek
2015 Underground Sound Series
• Monday, Sept. 28 — The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
• Sunday, Oct. 4 — Crystal Bowersox
• Monday, Oct. 12 — Todo Mundo
• Tuesday, Oct. 20 — Mnozil Brass
• Sunday, Oct. 25 — Nagata Shachu
• Monday, Nov. 2 — Penny and Sparrow
• Sunday, Nov. 8 — Face Vocal Band
All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, located at 68 Avondale Lane in Beaver Creek. Series passes, which include seven shows and seven drinks, are $100 and are currently on sale at the VPAC Box Office by calling 970-845-8497. Visit http://www.vvf.org to learn more and to purchase series tickets.
BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center’s Underground Sound Series returns to Beaver Creek from Monday, Sept. 28, with seven shows on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays through Sunday, Nov. 8.
The series was originally created for those living locally year-round who were looking for live entertainment opportunities in the offseason. Seeing this need, the VPAC team created the series as a way to give back to the community and provide a way to bring incredible but perhaps less well-known artists into the intimate, local setting.
“We hope to see our locals come out and once again support our local performing arts center, while having a fantastic time,” said Kris Sabel, VPAC executive director.
Something for Everyone
The diverse music lineup offers something for everyone’s taste and allows the audience to truly discover new sounds they may not have experienced otherwise or elsewhere. Charlotte Muir, VPAC events manager, is especially excited when looking at the lineup this year.
“Each performance brings a bit of the world to our intimate, community stage,” she said. “From the Japanese-style drum band Nagata Shachu to the acapella covers tunes of Face Vocal Band, the series will stay fresh and engaging for each show.”
Underground Sound opens with a concert by a band deemed “the hillbilly Pink Floyd.” The Slambovian Circus of Dreams is coming to spread its contagious brand of quirky Americana, promoting its latest release, “A Box of Everything.” Up next is the singer-songwriter whose spirit resonated with millions night after night when she took the American Idol stage, claiming runner up in 2010. Crystal Bowersox’s rich blend of blues, country, folk and rock makes her one of the most dynamic young voices in music.
VPAC then welcomes Todo Mundo to the stage. Voted Best World Music band at the 2014 San Diego Music Awards, they mix the musical flavors of Spanish rumba, reggae, Brazilian, Balkan and Middle Eastern styles into an irresistible groove that has been moving dance floors and connecting with audiences across the world since 2009.
Wide Spectrum of sound
Singing, dancing and playing a trombone with a foot are just some of the antics that the Mnozil Brass group demonstrates at its shows. Known worldwide for its extraordinarily popular YouTube videos, the group’s blend of music and comedy continues to entertain audiences from the farthest reaches of the European continent to Russia, Israel, China, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States.
Then VPAC welcomes Japanese drummers Nagata Shachu. Combining thunderous, primal drumbeats with subtle, intricate rhythms, the ensemble is able to produce a wide spectrum of sound. Featuring a vast array of Japanese taiko (including the massive O-Daiko), gongs, bells, wooden clappers, shakers and bamboo flutes, Nagata Shachu will take you on a musical journey beyond all borders.
Following is the Texas-based duo Penny and Sparrow. Former roommates Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke now tour the world inspired by alt-country, a love of musicals and a vast array of books, including “The Fault in Our Stars.” Their most recent record, “Struggle Pretty,” landed them on the top-50 Billboard charts.
Finally, VPAC closes this year’s Underground Sound series with the high-octane, all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Face Vocal Band. Using only five voices and a beat boxer, the band competed on the hit NBC series “The Sing-Off,” as well as “America’s Got Talent,” and in 2013 were named Best Local Band by Denver A-List Awards.
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