Esmé Patterson

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Esmé Patterson

déCollage, Kitty Crimes

Sun, May 21, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Esmé Patterson
Esmé Patterson
We Were Wild - Out now!

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Singer, Gambler, Songwriter
If Salvador Dali’s paintings were music, they would sound like déCollage. Formed in 2009 by Moon Magnet Studio’s ringleader, Reed Fuchs, déCollage is hardly a four-piece, as over 20 of Denver’s most creative musicians chose to participate, including members of Rose Quartz, Candy Claws/Sound of Ceres, Rubedo and many more. Their shows are theatrical, free-spirited parties; interactive to the point the audience gets doused in space blankets while transcendental artists paint on stage. déCollage has played alongside the likes of Animal Collective, of Montreal, Zammuto {The Books}, Flaming Lips collaborators: Spaceface and Fever The Ghost. Their eclectic Psych Pop incorporates accordion, glockenspiel, etc, over a canvas of found sounds Reed records {typewriters, trains, leaves, zippers, oatmeal, circuit bending}. Reed’s lyrics navigate our fragmented, post-modern world through metaphysics, surrealism, abstraction, and most of all wonder! déCollage is interested in sounds for their own sake; in this way their music is World, the world of sound, the world’s sound.
Kitty Crimes
Kitty Crimes
What Kitty Crimes is most noted for are her flagrant performances. Crowd surfing is whatever if the wind is right, and live bravado just may be her strongest suit. She's opened for Big Freedia, Esme Patterson, Tennis, Andrew W.K., and been featured by Red Bull, Red Rocks, Tree Fort and the Denver Post UMS. A Denver native and contributor to the city's musical landscape, she has previously fronted rock quartets, sang back up for a number of Indie pop bands, and still currently drums in an all-lady punk band.
Her newest release will feature what she's known for. Fast raps that sometimes are excessively explicit and an ensemble of multi-genre'd stabs at all the different expressions that pop has to offer.

In every artistic creation with Kitty Crimes, the process begins and ends with Maria Kohler. This wasn't always easy. "I spent a lot of time looking for someone to help 'make me' in the beginning, and every time I heard crickets, I just realized that if you want to get something done well, you have to do it yourself. At first it was cause for me to doubt myself, and then eventually I started to become really proud of everything I'd accomplished. I'd spend hours mixing a snare or editing video. Pretty soon I realized those moments of radio silence were the biggest encouragements for growth I have ever received. These songs are about recognizing your own greatness and owning it, and my hope is that I show the vulnerability in choosing to express confidence in moments when I didn't always feel that way, and encourage that confidence in you."

Of course this wasn't a perpetually lonely road. Teaming up notably with director Jess Paul to create the music video for "Find A Penny" was a locally viral win, and collaborators include Andrew Frank, Pat Meese (of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats) Jeremy Averitt (bassist for Esme Patterson), and current DJ Pike. Her repertoire also includes collaborations with Inner Oceans, GVGrace, and DeCollage.
Venue Information:
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209