Review: Game 7 at Quixote's True Blue, 1/13/12

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Nick Callaio
Michael Kang of Game 7 last night at Quixote's True Blue.
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When the bases were loaded last night after the monumental kickoff of the Great Cycles Spectacles tour at the Fillmore, the party was still rolling at Quixote's True Blue with the miracle that is Game 7. Music Marauders started its celebration of its two-year anniversary with two days of Game 7 featuring Aron Magner of Disco Biscuits, Micheal Kang of String Cheese Incident, Darren Pujalet and Eric Gould of Particle and Pete Wall of the Motet.

The night began with some technical difficulties that resulted in leaving no sound for headliners Kang and Magner. Not to worry, because Pujalet and Gould didn't even think about stopping for a second for the sound to be fixed, due to the sole fact that they were the only members still with sound. After about ten minutes of some solid, locked-in jamming from the two, the system was back to the its full capabilities and everyone was back on the same page.

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Nick Callaio
Pete Wall (saxphone) of The Motet and Darren Pujalet (drums) of Particle.
At this point, the audience was milling about, seemingly looking for another place to go, but as the first couple notes of "The National Anthem" by Radiohead was performed, the crowd knew what they were in for. Musicians often test their own limits when they try to make Radiohead their own, but Wall's saxophone solo put those fears to rest. They started to change the pace a little bit when they played the happy go-lucky song "Time to Pretend" by MGMT. This crowd favorite made everyone throw up their arms and scream for more. Not only was the group producing quality covers that everyone love and enjoys, but the communication on-stage was unbelievable. Kang's eyes were darting around the stage watching everyone's moves and Magner was acting as the courageous conductor -- throwing up signals all night to keep everyone in-tune.

If the crowd wasn't stunned by this performance so far, then the bust-out of "Da Funk" by Daft Punk caught everyone's attention quickly. If there is a perfect time to start shaking that rumpa, it is to Daft Punk. This wasn't a triumph to mediocrity, it was unique and beautiful (like a unicorn), because there was not one time when anyone was lost. Kang found his pocket early in the night, which ended up with him improvising and creating a few inspiring jams for the rest of the night. Not to forget the very talented Darren Pujalet, who didn't drop a note the whole night and served as a drum machine that never ran out of juice. Last night's show again proved that when musicians known for a particular style step outside their comfort zone and succeed at something new, it's always a crowd-pleaser.

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Digital Beat Down took down the back room of Quioxte's while Game 7 was on in the front.
During Game 7's set, Digital Beat Down was in the back room heating things up. This wasn't an episode of the Jersey Shore where Pauly D has to "beat up the beat," but a collaboration of two determined locals showing what they can do. The sound these guys have come to produce so far is nothing less than excellent. With bands like The New Deal dropping out of the scene, it is time for fresh faces and sounds. Digital Beat Down can fill that void if it keeps it up.

To start the night, Boulder's own Bass Time Continuum offered an array of bass-heavy melodies. The act took space out of the equation just to throw bass in as the third dimension, leaving everyone hanging with the wobbles. With frontman DJ Cucumber on the Saxophone, keys, and talk-box whomps, it really made for an enjoyable experience. The group really took the concept of bass music and took it to the next level with the live set.


Critic's Notebook:

Personal Bias: My favorite member of the Disco Biscuits is Aron Magner, and I have seen them more than fifteen times.

By the Way: Game 7 will be playing tonight, and it's a safe bet that the act will be more finely tuned.

Random Detail: This show was a definite crowd pleaser. I didn't hear anyone say that it was a bad show.



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10 comments
Dml7677
Dml7677

I'm sorry, but this I a very poorly written article. I expect better from one of google's top links. It's simply sophomoric sentence structure, inconsequential comparisons, shallow observation.

Jesse
Jesse

I'm fairly positive the Daft Punk cover was Robot Rock.

John Smith
John Smith

Are there any videos from this event? I'd like to listen them:))

Soundpolice
Soundpolice

Sound problems at Quixotes? Never...........................

guest
guest

Wow, where to start? 1)  Are you being serious when you called the Tribe show monumental? You do realize that it was a subpar show that lacked all the glitz and glamour that was promised?  Without reading past that line I can safely assume your review is going to be a fluff piece by a noob.  I bet tDB's 3-16-10 show is monumental in your book...  2)  What about Game 7 warrents your miracle comment?  Was it a miracle that people showed up, or that fact that they got Magz to agree to this nonsense?  3)  Magz and Kang were the headliners?  I thought they were playing together as part of Game 7?  Since when did a band have headliners?  Basically you're saying the other artists in the band are inconsequential...  4)  What is your Radiohead comment based on?  How many other live acts have you seen attempt one of their songs, and what is so ground breaking about Radiohead tunes that make covering them such a risky move?  5)  Do you edit your own pieces, or does the West Word have shitty editors to go along with shitty writers?  I'm neither, but also don't try and make a profession out of it.  6)  Did you just say people were amazed by this performance.  I've seen them before, and for anyone to be amazed by the quality of music being played would infer that all of Brahlorado's music taste is horrible. What else is expected though from a demographic that eats up PL, Glitch Mob, and the rest of the hacks who make it big out there...  7)  Did you just say rumpa, and then compare the music to a unicorn?  I hope West Word doesn't pay you...  8)  Kang sat in the pocket, but lead jams at the same time?  You do know the meaning of sitting in the pocket means right?  9)  Also you know that by saying Pujalet didn't drop a note the whole night you are inferring that he didn't play one note the whole night, right?  How can you be a drum machine if you don't play a single note all night?  10)  What style did Game 7 play that was out side the members individual norm?  You didn't discuss the sound anywhere in your piece.  11)  Wow you've seen a whole 15 tDB shows?  You're a regular expert huh?  When did you start listening to this type of music, 2010? Lulz  12)  In your random detail section you state that no one said it wasn't a bad show... So everyone said it was a bad show, since no one said it wasn't?  Sorry for the

Tcruik
Tcruik

Wow, where to start? 1)  Are you being serious when you called the Tribe show monumental? You do realize that it was a subpar show that lacked all the glitz and glamour that was promised?  Without reading past that line I can safely assume your review is going to be a fluff piece by a noob.  I bet tDB's 3-16-10 show is monumental in your book...  2)  What about Game 7 warrents your miracle comment?  Was it a miracle that people showed up, or that fact that they got Magz to agree to this nonsense?  3)  Magz and Kang were the headliners?  I thought they were playing together as part of Game 7?  Since when did a band have headliners?  Basically you're saying the other artists in the band are inconsequential...  4)  What is your Radiohead comment based on?  How many other live acts have you seen attempt one of their songs, and what is so ground breaking about Radiohead tunes that make covering them such a risky move?  5)  Do you edit your own pieces, or does the West Word have shitty editors to go along with shitty writers?  I'm neither, but also don't try and make a profession out of it.  6)  Did you just say people were amazed by this performance.  I've seen them before, and for anyone to be amazed by the quality of music being played would infer that all of Brahlorado's music taste is horrible. What else is expected though from a demographic that eats up PL, Glitch Mob, and the rest of the hacks who make it big out there...  7)  Did you just say rumpa, and then compare the music to a unicorn?  I hope West Word doesn't pay you...  8)  Kang sat in the pocket, but lead jams at the same time?  You do know the meaning of sitting in the pocket means right?  9)  Also you know that by saying Pujalet didn't drop a note the whole night you are inferring that he didn't play one note the whole night, right?  How can you be a drum machine if you don't play a single note all night?  10)  What style did Game 7 play that was out side the members individual norm?  You didn't discuss the sound anywhere in your piece.  11)  Wow you've seen a whole 15 tDB shows?  You're a regular expert huh?  When did you start listening to this type of music, 2010? Lulz  12)  In your random detail section you state that no one said it wasn't a bad show... So everyone said it was a bad show, since no one said it wasn't?  Sorry for the nit picking, but Mr. Callaio I think you need to find a new calling in life.

Mark Gee
Mark Gee

Wow, where to start? 1)  Are you being serious when you called the Tribe show monumental? You do realize that it was a subpar show that lacked all the glitz and glamour that was promised?  Without reading past that line I can safely assume your review is going to be a fluff piece by a noob.  I bet tDB's 3-16-10 show is monumental in your book...  2)  What about Game 7 warrents your miracle comment?  Was it a miracle that people showed up, or that fact that they got Magz to agree to this nonsense?  3)  Magz and Kang were the headliners?  I thought they were playing together as part of Game 7?  Since when did a band have headliners?  Basically you're saying the other artists in the band are inconsequential...  4)  What is your Radiohead comment based on?  How many other live acts have you seen attempt one of their songs, and what is so ground breaking about Radiohead tunes that make covering them such a risky move?  5)  Do you edit your own pieces, or does the West Word have shitty editors to go along with shitty writers?  I'm neither, but also don't try and make a profession out of it.  6)  Did you just say people were amazed by this performance.  I've seen them before, and for anyone to be amazed by the quality of music being played would infer that all of Brahlorado's music taste is horrible. What else is expected though from a demographic that eats up PL, Glitch Mob, and the rest of the hacks who make it big out there...  7)  Did you just say rumpa, and then compare the music to a unicorn?  I hope West Word doesn't pay you...  8)  Kang sat in the pocket, but lead jams at the same time?  You do know the meaning of sitting in the pocket means right?  9)  Also you know that by saying Pujalet didn't drop a note the whole night you are inferring that he didn't play one note the whole night, right?  How can you be a drum machine if you don't play a single note all night?  10)  What style did Game 7 play that was out side the members individual norm?  You didn't discuss the sound anywhere in your piece.  11)  Wow you've seen a whole 15 tDB shows?  You're a regular expert huh?  When did you start listening to this type of music, 2010? Lulz  12)  In your random detail section you state that no one said it wasn't a bad show... So everyone said it was a bad show, since no one said it wasn't?  Sorry for the nit picking, but Mr. Callaio I think you need to find a new calling in life.

Your Friend
Your Friend

Wow Guest! You posted your response 3 times, just in case you did not get heard. I think, since you are such an excellent musucuan, you should make am appointment with these muscians so you can teach them what you know. You must have incredible talents. You should take up putting yourself on the line to see where you fit in life. You must have millions in you bank account.

Your Mentor
Your Mentor

Actually, your numbered bullet points proves you are a, go nowhere, do nothing idiot. Why don't you get off your high horse and show us what you are worth. My mentors always said to "say nothing, if you have nothing of value to say." Yoo bad your mind is only 10 years old.

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