Y La Bamba

Y La Bamba

Malahierba, Stelth Ulvang, DJ A-Train

Tue, May 22, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00

This event is 18 and over

Y La Bamba
Y La Bamba
Y La Bamba is an enigmatic indie folk-pop project fronted and led by singer and songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza. The group's sound weds Mexican folk styles -- from mariachi, nueva cancion, and norteño to American folk-rock and dreamy indie pop. Mendoza sings in Spanish and English. Her parents hail from Mexico. Though born in San Francisco, she was raised in Southern Oregon and spent her childhood summers in California’s San Joaquin Valley with cousins. There Mendoza absorbed the melodies, three part-harmonies, and folktales of traditional Mexican mariachis. In 2003, she took a trip to India where she fell ill. It was there that she developed the expansive spiritual world view that would inform her future music.
Malahierba
Malahierba
Chell master/rock mexicano
Stelth Ulvang
Stelth Ulvang
Stelth Ulvang breathes life into ordinary things ­ a tattered, grey bowler hat made light as feather and nimble as a hummingbird when it's an extension of Stelth's palm and a piece of knotted wood sings as a new slingshot once Stelth's pocket knife has touched the bark.

Stelth is a creator; self­taught and continually curious to learn more, he's a talented multi­instrumentalist, spirited poet and composer of vulnerable, honest, and rich music. Able to balance heavy truths with the lightness of humor and observation, his songs share the wayfaring nature of his heart. His unique ability to transform living rooms, basements, backyards, kitchens, and even large venues into an intimate moment of storytelling, makes his carnival­style performance and confessional lyrics appealing to the human experience. Full­time globe traveler, currently touring with The Lumineers, Stelth first kicked off his musical travels co­founding the band known as The Dovekins.


"Stelth Ulvang who is a solo artist in his own right. For a very short-notice stint filling in, Ulvang managed to literally win over the entire room after playing for about half an hour.- His songs are intricately detailed lyrics and have a delicate feel to them but his delivery is empowered and assured. Even his awkward attempt at bantering about meat pies and being in Australia and how surreal it was just endeared him to the crowd even more. I suspect we will be hearing more from this young gent soon."
The AU Review, Sydney, Australia

"Ulvang is often found painting melodic memories through piano keys."
The California Aggie, Davis

"Ulvang bounded around the stage with all the energy and soul of a man possessed. A highly entertaining way to open a gig, no doubt extra special for the punter hoisted on stage to play piano"
PagesDigital.com

"Ulvang’s solo material is very piano-centric, with his considerable skill on several other instruments creating a lush, multilayered sound. With his fascinating voice, he can both croon and raggedly shout…"
City Weekly, Salt Lake City

"Ulvang leaps barefoot around the stage like a manic musical imp, shaking maracas, booting his piano stool off the podium and tinkling the ivories with his toes."
Daily Mail, London
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/