Consonance Publishing Showcase

Consonance Publishing Showcase

Vatican Vamps, Treehouse Sanctum, Creature Canopy

Thu, October 19, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$0.00

This event is 21 and over

Consonance Publishing Showcase
Consonance Publishing Showcase
Vatican Vamps
Vatican Vamps
Based on the resume of musical artist Nat Lort-Nelson (The Bunny Gang, Richard Smallwood) a multi-instrumentalist and prolific song-writer, you’d expect a rambunctious sound of Punk, Reggae and Gospel in his solo career. Yet his new endeavor as Vatican Vamps will reflect slight glimmers of these past influences and surprise you in ways you would least expect.

Nat plays a hybrid of alternative rock that includes all the energy and spirit of the orthodox. Do not be in a slump of nay-saying however, the spirit of the music does not condone a depressive state. Rather, Vatican Vamps beautifully gives the listener a music portrayal of hardship in the arial trance of guitars and with the sound of triumph over evil in the hard hitting rhythmic grooves of each song. Nat is joined on stage with Genevieve Binder, keys and vocals, Tim Gaskins, drums and vocals, Tim Miller, bass and vocals, and Tina Rea, synth, guitar, percussion and vocals.
Treehouse Sanctum
Treehouse Sanctum
Treehouse Sanctum is an Americana / Folk-Rock band based in Denver, Colorado. Their sophomore album, ​Vivere​, released May 5, 2017,​ was co-produced by Grammy-nominated engineer Nick Sullivan and mastered by Grammy award winner Jonathan Russell in Nashville, Tennessee. ​Treehouse Sanctum focuses on intelligent, emotive lyrics covering heroism, love, hope and faith; coupling that with driving, groove filled rhythms and intricately layered, nuanced instrumentation, the band creates a lush and dynamic sound that wins over audiences each time they play.

“...a symbolic sanctuary within which creativity is allowed to flow freely” - ​Paste Magazine

“...dynamic music, like some sort of Americana orchestra” -​ Denver Post

The two founding members and primary songwriters of Treehouse Sanctum are Sam Rymer (vocals, guitar) and Danya Lynn Uptegrove (vocals, keys). Formed in 2011 after a house jam session, the band expanded in 2013 to include Andrew Horwath (drums, percussion, keys). Shortly thereafter, Treehouse Sanctum went on to release their debut album, ​Shake the Shadow​, in 2014. After that release, the band expanded to include Jeremy Gleason (lead guitar), Dewayne Rymer (trumpet, keys) & Ben Slaughter (bass); making Treehouse Sanctum a dynamic and polished 6 piece band that delivers a lush live performance that hits listens right in the “sweet spot.”

“Together the band creates a compassionate and warm sound — the way folk music, to us, is supposed to.” - ​303 Magazine

“...wave-like harmonies, a mariachi-esque interlude...and dreamy, floating melodies throughout, this track is an exciting peek into the Denver six-piece’s upcoming record, Vivere.” (review of lead single, Chacala) - ​BolderBeat

Having performed with Mumford and Sons, The Flaming Lips, Jenny Lewis, Dawes, Miner, Dustbowl Revival, Whiskey Shivers and so many others; Treehouse Sanctum is looking forward to touring their new album, ​Vivere,​ and the opportunity to take their music to a much broader audience. For fans of: Needtobreathe, Mumford & Sons, Lake Street Dive, The Lumineers, Lord Huron, Drive By Truckers, Brandi Carlile, Of Monsters & Men.
Creature Canopy
Creature Canopy
Creature Canopy is a two-piece Electronic Rock outfit from Denver, Colorado. The band is populated by Cody Troyer (Vocals, Production, Synthesizers) and Joe Mondragon (Vocals, Guitar, Bass).

Troyer, a jazz studies minor in college who was bad at jazz, had always written and played music, but never in serious projects. He grew up listening to any and all music featured at Warped Tour, and accredits this upbringing with his success in the pit.

Mondragon fell in love with music after seeing “Yellow Submarine,” and knew he wanted to be a professional musician after performing “Let It Be” during a high school talent show. He studied music business at University of Colorado Denver, and (conversely to Troyer) has been a member of more than 20 Denver bands (Chemistry Club, Bad, Almost Legends).

Mondragon met Troyer met through a mutual friend in the winter of 2015, when Mondragon was commissioned to play a retirement party, and invited Troyer to accompany him.

Despite the disparity in historical musical taste, and schismatic views on the movie Interstellar, the duo began writing together in the summer of 2015. They found musical common ground in burgeoning Indie-Pop groups of the time (Bastille, Churches, Alt-J) and merged their collective influences into the new project.

After months of consideration, they decided to go with the name Creature Canopy. Which is fine. It has good SEO, which is nice. 6/10.

The release of their first video for their single “Us Against the Cause” (October, 2015) had critics flocking to the band with comments like: “The beard part doesn’t really make sense.” (Dan Rachlitz, the video’s director) and "Joe [Mondragon] are you naked in this??” (Debra Mondragon, Mondragon’s mother)

Creature Canopy released their first EP (Self-titled) in December of 2015. The Permanent Rain Press (A real publication) praised the debut as “upbeat and fresh,” and "technically captivating with its use of electronic beats and the pair’s poignant, contrasting vocals.” The third song from the EP, “Heartbeat,” was selected as a finalist for 93.3 KTCL’s Big Gig 2016 contest.


The band released their second EP, “Again” in December of 2016 and played their release to a sold out audience at Larimer Lounge in Denver.

They are going to keep being a band.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/