Mama Magnolia and Retrofette w/ Special Guest
Doors: 7:00 // Show 8:00
Presale: $7 // Day of Show $9
It’s the unspoken magic that invariably unites musicians of different styles and sensibilities. It’s the magnetic force that pulls together genres. It’s what makes music connect cerebrally, physically, and spiritually. Mama Magnolia live on “the soulful side of rock.” The Denver six-piece—Megan Letts [lead vocals, keys], Thomas Jennings [guitar], Zachary Jackson [bass, vocals], Jackson Hillmer [drums], Carrie McCune [trumpet, vocals], and Alex Cazet [saxophone]—would be just as at home in a New York City jazz dive as they would be on forested festival grounds. Like a musical time-warp where Etta James fronted Lake Street Dive, they pepper this brew of soul and rock with boisterous horns, jazzy flavor, gospel heart, classical resonances, and even a little hip-hop swagger…
“If you left it up to me to describe Retrofette’s sound, I would liken it to what might have happened if Broken Bells, Julian Casablancas, Prince, and David Bowie had the chance to record a song together. Is it that good?! Yes, yes it is.” - BolderBeat Magazine June 2018
Denver-based Retrofette is the byproduct of keyboardists Sean Culliton and Xavier Provencher's love for vintage synthesizers and sweaty dance floors. Joined by synth bassist Ben Weirich and drummer Dylan Johnson on stage, the quartet’s brand of 80s tinged synthpop was born in March 2016 and has since garnered a steadfast following.
In June 2018 Retrofette released its latest single, Lover in Japan, a summery dance anthem that inspired by classic 80s new wave. Retrofete has shared the stage with acts such as Anomalie, Magic Sword, Fever the Ghost, and Mark Mallman. They have played on the legendary Red Rocks stage, sold out audiences at Denver venues Hi Dive and Ophelia’s, and were selected as the Best Pop of 2017 act in Colorado by Westword Magazine.