Cycles epitomize the power-trio format with ripping guitar, fat bass grooves played out through furious slapping, and dynamic drum beats flowing over intricate tempo changes. Each member wields a unique take on their instrument that when played together, forms a truly fresh and cohesive sound. Patrick Harvey commands the guitar with speed and precision reminiscent of Jimmy Herring while using his loop pedal virtually as its own instrument, a skill unique only to him. Michael Wood has subtly forged a drum style that showcases his rare ability to mashup funky hip-hop beats with frenzied rock riffs and only displays flashy technique when necessary while implementing the creative use of various sound-modulating drum triggers. At the heart of the band lies Tucker McClung’s dominant slap-bass chops that captivates audiences and pumps the musical blood through the band.
The current incarnation of the ever-developing sound of Cycles reveals itself today as a staggering display of seemingly innocuous lyrics over purposeful compositions that only begin to mean more with time. Screaming peaks and balanced grooves find their way out of the chaos of a jam while samples ripped from anything between Prince, Missy Elliott, Chris Farley and Mortal Kombat movie quotes (and much more) ring out in the mix adding to the multicolored blend of sound filling a room and often standing out as comedic elements of the show. Drawing influence from artists such as Rage Against the Machine, J. Dilla, Primus, Weather Report, and many more, Cycles fuse an eclectic blend of genres to produce an original sound that has become harder and harder to find. Although only a few years old, Cycles have over 250 shows under their belt with tours extending across the entire U.S.
Named “One of Colorado’s Top Ten Jam Bands” by Denver Westword, Flash Mountain Flood is a 5 piece rock n’ roll band committed to preserving American Roots Music Culture with their unique approach to live shows and extensive catalogue of original songs. Playing over 500 shows since 2015, Flash Mountain Flood delivers their loyal Front Range fanbase a true concert experience with their fresh take on American roots music. Fans show up with an expectation for improvisation, diverse genres of original music, surprise covers and a true sense of musical community. Whether jazz, country, funk, folk, bluegrass, reggae, blues or rock n’ roll – Flash Mountain Flood’s music brings together music lovers of all ages and backgrounds.
Doors: 10:00 pm | Show: 10:30 pm
Tickets on sale at 10AM Friday, May 3rd HERE