Win tickets to see EOTO on Saturday

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Got plans yet this weekend? If not, you might now. EOTO is performing this Saturday night at the Ogden Theatre (if you haven't already, be sure to read our interview with Jason Hann), and we've got a pair of tickets that just might have your name on 'em.

How would you and a guest like to be our guests at the show? Yeah? Leave us a comment below with your actual e-mail address in the e-mail field (so we can get in touch with you if you win) telling us something we don't know about EOTO. Coolest piece of trivia wins. We'll pick a winner tomorrow. Have at it! Good luck.

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Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

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Dz
Dz

When do we know who won??

Shook605
Shook605

shook605@hotmail.com

EOTO Arab translation: “Really Good Drummers”. Both members of The String Cheese Incident, Jason Hann and Michael Travis started practicing as EOTO when they were both kicked out of the barber shop quartet they were in prior to SCI when both insisted that the only thing missing from the quartet was drum and bass. While both were initially devastated, hopes were renewed when Michael Travis mentioned a man by the name of Nershi he had met while snow shoeing in Colorado who said the only thing he loved more than his guitar and snow shoeing was drum and bass. So Hann and Travis made their way to Colorado, and SCI came to be.

Cheese had been playing around Colorado for some years and began gaining some national attention. They had booked a gig at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA in February of 2000. This show would prove incredibly beneficial to EOTO’s rebirth. After twisting one too many with a long haired individual with stinky pockets, Snoop Dogg walked off the streets of L.A. and into the House of Blues. Blown away by what he’d just experienced, Snoopy Dizzle for shizzle obtained a recording of the show and gave it to his friend Dr. Dre, world renowned rapper/producer and a former member of NWA. Dre, who was also impressed by the drums and percussion, genoursly asked Jason Hann to collaborate with him on his upcoming album, Chronic 2001.

After Hann and Dre worked diligently to produce arguably one of the greatest rap albums of all time, it was time for Jason and the rest of The String Cheese Incident to concentrate on making wonderful music. The band had released a number of their own albums by this time and was playing frequent shows. In 2003, they released Untying the Not and another album in 2005, One Step Closer. Following a series of alien abductions, the members of SCI chose to part ways in 2007 ending with a series of shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater in early August. However, it was in May of 2006 during one of these abductions where Hann and Travis were presented with idea of EOTO and the sound it would later incorporate. With the advice and direction of both aliens and Dr. Dre, the new sound would surely sweep the nation. As a result of this epiphany, Michael Travis and Jason Hann began work as EOTO and the rest is history.

Makaveli4562
Makaveli4562

EOTO was influenced to start playing Dubstep after seeing a rusko set at a festival. Makaveli4562@yahoo.com

vegas
vegas

I see Travis all the time when he's in CO and he always has nutter butters with him.

Hulafool
Hulafool

The day after the 3/14/11 Steamboat show, I saw travis on the street. He told me that he could tell that music moved my soul by the way I danced.

Marchuleta3
Marchuleta3

EOTO played 189 shows in 2008, which averages out to more than a show every other day!

marchuleta3@gmail.com

Blake Taylor
Blake Taylor

I dont really have any special facts, but I do got kind of a crazy story.

My friends Zac and Amandha (of the Acidophiles) opened up for the EOTO at the Mish.he show before, Michael Travis' van had broken down in Arizona and he needed a ride, so they gave him one.

During the drive, he plugged into the car's stereo from the back asking if they wanted to hear "Some new shit." He played an entire set while they drove him to the Mish. The day after the show, he invited them to his house to drink some beer and jam. They still talk to this day.

All in all, Michael Travis (and Im sure Jason Han as well) is cool as hell and down to earth. They are obviously in it for the music and the experience and not the money, as Im sure Travis could have easily taken a jet instead of spending time with some local musicians.

Oh, also:

EOTO, while it does mean "End of Time Observatory" also means "good sound" in Japenese, which is why sometimes you will see it spelt without all caps.

dalcofoco@hotmail.com

Slayerrr99
Slayerrr99

slayerrr99@yahoo.com

EOTO was rummored once to mean Elephants Only Talk Ocassionally

Curt
Curt

gtarzan12@msn.com

EOTO - Elephants only Talk Occassionally

all their sets are improv....so you will never see the same show twice!!!!

jason haan and michael travis are drummers from the ever so awesome string cheese incident

michael travis also part of the wicked project ZILLA

also both part of the colorado exclusive PRAANG

Jack Robbins
Jack Robbins

EOTO played during the last weekend of the MISH in 2010 which was the last year of the MISH as we all know it (though, I will always love the mish no matter the owner).

Coloradowind@hotmail.com

dEaOnTnOyzz
dEaOnTnOyzz

jason hann started his own 1 man band called Prophet Massive and opened for Big Gigantic at the gothic. i talked with him after his set and was very willing to talk to fans. jason started playing professionally at the age of 12 and grew up in Miami. he has been on letterman and today show as Isaac Hayes drummer. also Micheal Travis is a bad ass and can play congas and the drumset at the same time. they have played over 700 shows since they first started 5 years ago. thanks eoto for bein fuckin awesome.rad_boarder001@msn.comdanny zittel

Frederick L.
Frederick L.

Jason Hann has been playing drums professionally since the age of 12.

flarmore@gmail.com

daoteci
daoteci

EOTO didn't play any dubstep at all for their first few years. It was much more ambient and psychedelic at that point.

Ian Ruppert
Ian Ruppert

Who was a surprise guest in 2009 during KIMEOTOVER (Steve Kimock, Jamie Janover, Michael Travis, and Jason Hann) at Cervantes AND what was the only song he played with them?

Answer: Keller Williams - Celebrate your youth

Jimmy_zx3
Jimmy_zx3

Jimmy_zx3@yahoo.comI LOVE EOTO!!!!!!

Travis2218
Travis2218

travis2218@gmail.com heres some,1.EOTO originally stood for "End of Time Observatory.2.with the members pronouncing it as E-O-T-O, soon letting it blur to EeOhToe.3.After some Japanese fans pointed out that the word means "good sound" in Japanese, the band has officially been the word Eoto instead of the acronym.

AlexT
AlexT

Apt0630@MSN.com

EOTO = End of time observatory

Or

Elephants only talk occasionally

Js4sports
Js4sports

js4sports@yahoo.com

Micheal Travis & Jason Hann Get most of their influence and flavor from Dub step producers such as Skrillex, Excision & Downlink.. Wow no wonder the the future wicky wicky wompss come out with a roarrrr!!

Thee Andymeyers
Thee Andymeyers

thee.andymeyers@gmail.com

OTOE (EOTO backwards) were a Native American People's. The Tribe developed an alcohol problem from booze they got from Trader's. The problem became so severe, that many of the people's would trade all of their vital supplies to score booze. It eventually led to many of the men resorting to looting nearby villages for goods.

Tim Hurley
Tim Hurley

tjhurls@hotmail.com

Here are some things you may not know:

-Jason Haan used to play with Isaac Hayes, and used to play in a band called Zoo People-Michael Travis is a HUGE Phish fan-There newest style of playing can be called "improv electro dub-step"

Wow, I am a nerd

Sam_boisseau
Sam_boisseau

Both the members of eoto are older than my parents! yet my parents couldn't even come close to throwing out the rage they do! sam_boisseau@yahoo.com

RYAN PAWLEY
RYAN PAWLEY

My first EOTO show was 04/20/2007 in Louisville, KY which is Michael Travis' birthday

GRPAWLEY@GMAIL.COM

Gums0616
Gums0616

i believe it was may 17th 2006 was eoto's first ever show and it was located at mishawaka....sept 17th eoto played at the mish once again at the time was thought to be the last weekend mishawaka was open it also happened to be micheal travis and his wifes wedding anniversary that evening.... sysolo!!!!:) Thanks !!!gums0616@gmail.com

Adam
Adam

acharlesblatt@gmail.com

Jason uses two ipads to control the different ableton live effects on his drums, and the dude was Issac Haye's drummer for a while.

Eddie Crawford
Eddie Crawford

ecraw17@gmail.com

The first time I saw EOTO was @ Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY 2010. They played on the Belle of Louisville which is the oldest operating steamboat on the western rivers of the US!

EOTO on a boat! Then at the Mishawaka! Whaaatttt?!?!?

Schiffner89
Schiffner89

Schiffner89@hotmail.comOne of the sound guys has an obsession with bacon and they gave away bacon at the mish

RootsVerdes
RootsVerdes

What kind of Tequila was Billy Nershi rocking on stage @ Hornings w/ EOTO?

A: Don Julio Anejo! ARRRRIBA!!!

maxwinkler23@gmail.com

Maggie
Maggie

My name is Maggie, and I have a pet hedgehog named Tiddly-Winks. One thing I bet you don't know about Eoto is that they make hedgehogs go crazy-Tiddly LOVES them! Every time I put them on he wakes out of his slumber and hops on his wheel and runs like the wind. He sure doesn't do this for other artists (although he does also enjoy NOTORIOUS B.I.G.-who doesn't?)

Geoinboulder
Geoinboulder

In 1999, Jason contributed on the hit album '2001' by Dr Dre.

geoinboulder@yahoo.com

Racemx260
Racemx260

End Of Time Observatory lead to good music! EOTO

Racemx260@aol.com

Megs
Megs

Instrumental Goodness!

iluzonarilyf3@hotmail.com

Greenbayfan100
Greenbayfan100

Greenbayfan100@live.com,

I had breakfast with a couple of you guys at sonic bloom, jason hann likes soy milk.

Blake Richman
Blake Richman

Jason Hann studied music in Ghana, Haiti, and Korea, which contributes to his exotic style.

richmanblake10@gmail.com

Derek Evans
Derek Evans

At Rothbury 2009 Jason Hann sat in to play some hand drums with The Dead immediately before playing his set with EOTO at Tripolee.... also have to mention that Jason is super humble and i appreciate him taking the time to talk to me in Spokane 2009 about the way they run their routing into ableton live

toaster100@earthlink.net

Fitzva703
Fitzva703

Fitza703@gmail.comI believe eoto means "joyful sound" in Japanese. What some people may not know is that Michael travis lives in eldorado springs and has a beautiful house

Weston
Weston

weston@custompack.com

awesome story about good people playing great music.

Jason was coming in from the airport during their show on new years and found my friends stranded in the snow on the side of the interstate and gave them all a ride back to the house! Also, the started right here in Colorado in 2006 at sonic bloom.

Krystal Foster
Krystal Foster

EOTO originally stood for "End of Time Observatory",with the members pronouncing it as E-O-T-O, soon letting it blur to EeOhToe. After some Japanese fans pointed out that the word means "good sound" in Japanese, the band has officially been the word Eoto instead of the acronym

Charlie Shannon
Charlie Shannon

CHARLIESHANN@COMCAST.NET

In early 1990, Jason Hann started composing with a band who played music from the African country ZAIRE.

Nicole
Nicole

Jason likes to steal Pirate flags at festivals! haha true story. EOTO was once thought to stand for Elephants Only Talk Occasionally.

Colemarie22@yahoo.com

Pconway320
Pconway320

EOTO's First Show was at the Mishawaka in May of 2006 in the Lovely Poudre Canyon, in Colorado.

EOTO= End Of Time Observatory **

Pat Conwaypconway320@gmail.com

Jakecox1
Jakecox1

jakecox1@comcast.net

Micheal and Jason are actually aliens from another planet, teach me how to thug it. Fakoff or Dyseh

Jakecox1
Jakecox1

not like that! but those are two songs from the last set played at the mish, that i distinctly remember. and i don't know why it replied under yours i was just tryin to make my own comment, as stupid as it might be. LaL

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