LEVITT PAVILION DENVER FREE CONCERT SERIES
Rainbow Militia with Chimney Choir and DéCollage Presented by OpenAir 102.3 FM
VIP Upgrades Available
Your $30 donation gets you:
Access to our seated VIP Patio
2 complimentary drinks
Early entry at 5:30pm
Premium stage viewing
All Ages | General Admission Lawn
Doors at 6:00 PM | Show at 7:00 PM
This event is Rain or Shine
Rainbow Militia is a performing arts and circus collective working with live music and creating unconventional events across Denver. Our mission is twofold 1) to save the temple building that is our home and 2) to broaden the love of circus and dance through unique and exciting collaborations across the arts.
Chimney Choir combines folk harmonies, ambient electronics, and swirling textures of rhythm and melody into a style of music that is not easy to define. They began in 2011 with a guitar, banjo, mandolin, and suitcase drum and have since toured the country extensively, recorded and released five recordings, and developed layers of electronics, live looping, and percussion. They still remain fascinated with folk music and traditions while they constantly evolve and experiment - their performances often take on a theatrical quality that has incorporated puppetry, ritual, dance, storytelling, interactive video and even a sci-fi mini-drama. Their newest album, "(dream)" was released November 2016.
"Chimney Choir has never been a conventional band. Its songwriting has roots in Americana and pop, but it’s informed by an avant-garde sensibility, so that any musical idea or offbeat concept could be incorporated at will. Albums and shows reveal the group’s conceptual and theatrical side: Its last album-release performance was part concert, part game show, and included audience participation. Another album-release show took place in an architectural warehouse, and the performance was a kind of treasure hunt...the group reliably offers up high-concept, often interactive experiences. '(dream)' finds Chimney Choir in fine form, with its signature mix of Americana and ambient soundscapes resulting in thought-provoking pop songs. The new tracks aim for a commercial sound without compromising that experimental edge." -Westword
If Salvador Dali’s paintings came to life, they would sound like déCollage; a kaleidosonic avant-pop band creating space for imagination. Their upcoming 4th album transports the listener into the psychic depths of a bouncy house exploding with bubble blowing glitter fairies wearing rainbow lipstick. Called the "grandchildren of Elephant 6" by Impose Magazine, they've brought their playful surrealism to stages shared with of Montreal, Dan Deacon, Animal Collective, and Deerhoof since their inception in 2009 (Denver). Blurring barriers, at Red Rocks & Meow Wolf they handed out a seemingly infinite supply of googly eyes and fed oysters to the audience.
The band’s previous album was released in partnership with Misra Records and Sub Pop Licensing. Charting at #16 on CMJ Radio, Magnetize is a spirited, collaborative album spanning over 20 artists across multiple genres including members of Sound of Ceres, Ancient Elk, Rubedo, Rose Quartz and many more. Like a space blanket, their live shows warm any heart.