Whiskey Blanket headlines hip-hop-infused show at Samana Lounge on Thursday, Jan. 21
VAIL — Samana Lounge will host three different live hip-hop-infused acts today starting at 9 p.m.
Headlining the event will be Whiskey Blanket, a trio that integrates live violin, cello, beat-boxing and turntables into haunting beat-scapes, only to drop their instruments and double as emcees. With musical influences from spaghetti Western soundtracks to Japanese funk and soul, from Euro-jazz to Latin and classical, the group’s five independent studio releases have garnered worldwide attention and multiple tours throughout the United States.
Whiskey Blanket believes that laptops are better for coffee shops than for live performances, so they’re dedicated to creating a music experience that’s energetic, engaging and unique, incorporating drum machine, harmonica and keyboard.
Established in 2013, Grim & Darling founding members Jessa Red and Jordan Polovina have developed a musical style that fuses indie hip-hop, classical, folk and electronic elements in an innovative way. It’s an interesting fence to straddle, between cello-driven hip-hop and acoustic folk lyricism.
The Colorado duet provides a refreshing take on hip-hop, with lyrics that are deep, meaningful and masterfully delivered, while incorporating angelic melodies that tie it all together. Their string instruments carry and enhance the raw emotion of the songs, adding a level of depth to their debut album, “Beauty Through Pain.”
The up-and-coming hip-hop of Travellers Music continues to be a formidable force in the Front Range music scene, with multiple releases and years of experience. Lead emcees producers and avid crate-diggers Josh Warner and Paul Gionnatti set the tone of their music with a DJ Premier-esque style of hard-hitting beats and gritty soul samples, while gracing the tracks with top-notch lyricism and hard-hitting group choruses. DJ Fourth-Eye keeps the set moving with flawless transitions.
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