Squirrel Nut Zippers

Squirrel Nut Zippers

Ponder the Albatross

Wednesday, June 19

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

Washington's

$27 - $30

Squirrel Nut Zippers
Squirrel Nut Zippers
: Their musical journey began in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990’s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie-cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus, along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips, formed the band as a casual musical foray among friends and family in the area. It wasn’t long before the band’s quirky mix of jazz chords, folk music, and punk rock leanings spread out of the region and attracted a national audience. Years later in 2016 and through chronicles of every kind, the band has emerged from a lengthy recording hiatus, reinvigorated, reinvested, and rejuvenated. With an all-star cast of New Orleans musicians, the band breathed new life in to the old material, and inspired Mathus to return to the studio to reignite the band’s unique, enigmatic sound. A kind of uncontrolled experiment in music on the road allowed the band to feed off audiences energy and surrender to the dancing muse, rather than trying to subscribe to a preconceived notion. Their current critically acclaimed release Beasts Of Burgundy entails twelve original songs from the mind of Jimbo Mathus and the Squirrel Nut Zippers and is inspired by the city of New Orleans, the poet Ron Cuccia, and a disregard for convention.
Ponder the Albatross
Ponder the Albatross
Formed in the Front Range of Colorado, Ponder the Albatross plays a variety of different genres of original music with a little bit for everyone. They are an experimental Folk/Rock/Grass band with a variance of Fiddle, Drums, Bass, and Mandolin/Guitar depending on the song. Ponder the Albatross is a very original, and high-energy band with original songs from reggae to trippy instrumental to folk/rock to bluegrass, and cover songs varying from “Queens of the Stone Age” to “Reggae Shark,” that will keep the crowd up and having a good time – one of the best up-and-coming bands around.
Venue Information:
Washington's
132 Laporte Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://washingtonsfoco.com/