This was an event to invigorate the senses. If there ever was a party that evoked imagery, it was this one. Upon entering, guest’s visual senses were tickled not only by colorful floral arrangements by Pink Paisley, but the art work by Kurt Redeker (artist/owner of Knew Conscious) and friends was magnificent. Tsunami Music Publicity threw a music and tasting gala featuring locally owned and curated businesses at one of Denver’s hottest art galleries. Local bands Analog Sun and Tnertle rocked the gallery as guests ate a constant stream of scrumptious organic hor d’oeuvres from All Love Catering, while drinking libations provided by Mile High Spirits and Denver’s Distillery & Breckenridge Brewery. If that was not enough, there were two women from the Dessert Stand handing out incredibly delicious desserts of all kind. I think I ate a salted caramel chocolate cupcake and another honey maple cupcake topped with bacon.
As guests moseyed throughout the gallery, our matriarch of ceremonies and owner and director of marketing, Ami Heinrich spoke from the heart and introduced the event. Then, Tnertle started things off with their unique sound of electro-funk. Trent Cambell (midi controllers, bass) and friend and band mate since 7th grade, Kyle Ayervais (drums) was joined by the multi-talented sax player, manager, producer, etc. Leah Concialdi (Atomga). The crowd was quickly getting into the music of this band when suddenly the queen of improvisational rap, Lily Fangz hopped on stage and spit some positive love laden rhymes.
Meanwhile, guest made their way around the gallery peering at three major exhibitions in the gallery. ‘Transmissions from the Source’ is the digital illuminating artwork by Kurt Redeker in collaboration with Kris Davidson, Dan Bishop, and Robbie Oberg. These pieces popped with light while at the same time soothing one’s soul. The gallery also contained ‘Transpersonalism’ by Kaliptus and ‘Duality’ by Brain Scott Hampton / E Howard. Many of these works and flowers were bursting with so much color that it seemed like at times someone sprayed a hose full of liquid skittles throughout the gallery.
I had some enlightening conversations with many inspiring guests including producer of Instigate Entertainment Group, LLC and the ARISE Music Festival, Paul Bassis, and an uplifting individual who is teaching activism to children. Finally, Analog Sun took the stage. I recently reviewed their show at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom when they opened for the Greyboy Allstars. Analog Sun is rising fast in the Colorado scene because of their deep groovy funk and infectious personalities. This band is the brainchild of two members of the band Kinetix, guitarist Jordan Linit and bassist Josh Fairman. The sets were short and sweet, just as the love and connections made throughout this community of driven, quality minded, fun individuals were. Stay tuned for more events like this one by Tsunami or exhibits at Knew Conscious or if you’re hosting event, I would highly recommend any of the companies that provided the imagery on this night.