Marco Benevento w/ Intergalactic Peace Jelly (Acoustic Set)

Agave & Cervantes' Present

Marco Benevento w/ Intergalactic Peace Jelly (Acoustic Set)

Sun, April 2, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)


Avon, CO

$15 Advance / $20 Day Of Show

This event is 21 and over

Marco Benevento
Marco Benevento
For more than a decade pianist Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive body of work. His studio albums and live performances set forth a vision that connects the dots in the vast space between LCD Soundsystem and Leon Russell, pulsating with dance rock energy, but with smart, earthy songwriting to match. It has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Pickathon, Mountain Jam to Bonnaroo, while headlining shows coast to coast.

Marco Benevento’s latest LP, The Story of Fred Short, is some of his finest and most adventurous work to date—a maestro making “bold indie rock” says Brooklyn Vegan. The collection is the follow-up to 2014’s Swift, which found Benevento singing for the first time and honing his psych rock and late night dance party sensibilities. The Story Of Fred Short is a continuation of this exploration with Benevento citing everything from Harry Nilsson, Manu Chau and Gorillaz as inspiration.
Intergalactic Peace Jelly
It's difficult to pin a label on Intergalactic Peace Jelly. The group dances with genres that range from funk rock to jazz, folk, and sometimes even electronic; never settling in one area for longer than their fleeting attention spans will allow. Any style is fair game, and they prefer not to play anything the same way twice, yet their catchy melodies and memorable lyrics quickly grow familiar enough to sing along.

Originally formed in Boulder, CO as a non-serious acoustic project between a handful of neighbors, an early incarnation of Intergalactic Peace Jelly gathered in late 2012 to write and record two original tunes ("Long Distance Paranoid Blues," "Bird") with three guitars, three voices, and a beat kept by a single djembe. Pleasantly surprised with the results of the recordings and the size of sound they were able to achieve with such limited instrumentation, "IPJ" decided to keep working on the project. In 2014, they played a few shows in the Denver area and recorded one more song ("Study Drugs"), this time with the addition of bass guitar and synthesizer. Though the band was once again satisfied with the results, it became clear that they had grown beyond their acoustic roots. It was time to enlist a drummer.
Venue Information:
1060 W Beaver Creek Blvd
Avon, CO, 81620