The Greyboy Allstars

The Greyboy Allstars

Mike Dillon Band

Thursday, February 7

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Washington's

$25.00 - $28.00

PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE A STANDING ROOM ONLY VENUE. ALL TICKETS NON-REFUNDABLE. PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE SERVICE CHARGE.

The Greyboy Allstars
The Greyboy Allstars
Seminal boogaloo revivalistsThe Greyboy Allstars are celebrating their 25th year together. The milestone anniversary will include a new studio album. Saxophonist Karl Denson, guitarist Elgin Park, keyboardist Robert Walter, bassist Chris Stilwell and drummer Aaron Redfield are some of the most revered players on the modern funk and jam scenes.

Initially formed as the backing band for rare groove luminary DJ Greyboy at the release party for his groundbreaking 1994 album, ‘Freestylin’ it quickly became a longterm project with a string of critically acclaimed albums and world tours. Their unique sound reminiscent of ‘70s blaxploitation soundtrack music was captured on recordings like ‘West Coast Boogaloo,’ ‘A Town Called Earth’ and ‘What Happened To Television.’

The Greyboy Allstars success also served as a platform for the group’s individual members to launch highly successful and substantially diverse solo careers. Organ and synth master Robert Walter leads his own band, the 20th Congress and is a member of Phish bassist Mike Gordon’s band. Guitarist/composer Elgin Park (aka Michael Andrews) is among the most in-demand Hollywood composers, scoring films and television shows like ‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘Freaks and Geeks,’ ‘Walk Hard: The DeweyCox Story’ and ‘Daddy’s Home.’ Saxophonist Karl Denson fronts his own touring juggernaut Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, but also serves as the tenor saxophonist in The Rolling Stones. Bassist Chris Stillwell anddrummer Aaron Redfield are one of the most sought after rhythm sections in any genre with a steady flow of high profile session and touring work.
Mike Dillon Band
Mike Dillon Band
Over the past decade, Mike Dillon has released a number of acclaimed albums, intertwining a range of influences from Zappa-esque eccentricity to Fishbone punk funk, D.C. Go-Go to Milt Jackson-influenced vibraphone majesty. Never before, however, has he recorded music so personal and committed to a sustained mood as his latest album, Functioning Broke. The recording finds Dillon solo on vibraphone and various percussion, building each track into its own minimalist, but multi-dimensional auditory landscape.



The current version of the Mike Dillon Band features guitarist Cliff Hines, Bassist Nathan Lambertson and a rotating cast of drummers including Claude Coleman Jr. (Ween), Simon Lott, G. Maxwell, Doug Belote and Paul Thibodeaux. With this line up, Dillon has continued exploring the connection between New Orleans street beats, Ska, funk, Hardcore and jazz. The band will release a new record in February 2017 titled, “Life is not a Football." Produced in New Orleans by Richard Maloney and Dillon with engineers Rick Nelson and Robert Mercurio, this album sounds like a Spotted Cat trad band that grew up playing Dead Kennedys and invited Captain Beefheart over for a dinner cooked by Thelonious Monk. The Mike Dillon Band has supported acts like Galactic, The Revivalists, Clutch, Primus, and Fishbone, while continuing to play music festivals and in cities across the U.S.

In 2016, the Gambit's Big Easy Awards named Mike Dillon "Performer of the Year" and the Mike Dillon Band "Best Punk/Metal Band" in New Orleans. Living in New Orleans for over 10 years now, when not on the road with Rickie Lee Jones, Nolatet, or the Mike Dillon Band, Mike resides in the Musician's Village.

Mike's latest release, Life Is Not A Football, released April, 2017 (Royal Potato Family) is "A recording with the Big Easy coursing through its veins and equal parts Frank Zappa and The Butthole Surfers in its DNA. Life Is Not A Football, is a no-holds-barred affair, complete with rallying cries for justice, truth-to-power political and existential rants and plenty of inside jokes.
Venue Information:
Washington's
132 Laporte Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://washingtonsfoco.com/