Dinner with Jade Vases, Whole Milk


Dinner with Jade Vases, Whole Milk

Tue, May 7, 2019

6:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

No Cover!

This event is all ages

Jade Vases
Jade Vases
Drawn from a junk drawer of mangled signals and minor tragedies, Silver Dots, the debut EP from Denver’s Jade Vases – Stephen Anderson (vocals, guitar), Ryan Servis (vocals, keys), Jake Moss, (vocals, guitar), Matt Hedgpeth (bass), and Lucas Huffman (drums) – is a meditation on ambiguity, asking the kind of questions that only lead to further introspection.

Silver Dots, to be released in the fall of 2018 on Really Very Recordings, sets and strikes moody scenes of forlorn carousels, their porcelain horse riders just beyond arm’s length, and of hastily smoked cigarettes in moonlit piles on the cool concrete of airport viewing lots. Cozied around heedlessly buoyant twin guitar lines, the existential pang softens, swept up in the current of everyday anxieties.

Captured between the muffled steps of feet above in a cinderblock basement and the buffeted roars of passing ambulances in a lofted living room, the whip-crack song cycle, cheekily self-described as “two-car garage rock,” is a product of patience and intimate intention. Moss’ guitar atmospherics winnow to the tight rhythms laid by founding member Joey Chance (The Oh Hellos), with Hedgpeth’s low-end picking in rumbling lockstep. The table carefully set, Anderson and Servis abide the pass-the-mic ethos of their forebears The Band and Dr. Dog, alternately exhaling explorations of uncertainty, alienation, and the agony and ecstasy of loving another from inches or miles away.
Whole Milk
Whole Milk
Whole Milk is a surf jazz trio currently based in Chicago, IL. Following the release of their debut EP in April 2017 the band has extensively toured the United States playing 22 cities in the last year. Fronted by multi-instrumentalists Alec Reid and Mariah George, Whole Milk creates an ambient landscape ranging from the likes of Ty Segall and King Krule to the heavy riffage of Black Sabbath or My Bloody Valentine. The trio is completed by drummer Nate Ball, whose passion for jazz and hip-hop have led to Whole Milk’s bossa nova influence. In the last three months Whole Milk has been releasing a collection of limited edition cassettes called ‘Tuna Tapes’. These unique 20 minute curations feature sketches, demo’s, and electronic jams hand dubbed by the band. Whole Milk’s DIY custom vinyl and screen printing business allows them to collaborate with fellow artists to expand their reach and keep their community involved in their journey. Tune in to Whole Milk’s newest releases on Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp. For show updates and to keep up with the band’s day to day, you can find Whole Milk on Facebook or check out their VHS themed Instagram (@wholemilk.mp3).
Venue Information:
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202