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Doors open at 9:00 pm MST
Event starts at the same time
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Since their inception in 2011, ATOMGA has continued to be a refreshing staple in the Colorado music circuit. Celebrating 12 years as a band and 12 years of creating a unique brand of afrobeat music infused with elements of jazz, rock, hip hop, and funk. Using this foundation, they are able to build polyrhythms which always get their audience moving!
Through the years, ATOMGA has had remixes by artists such as Grant Phabao at Paris DJ's in Paris, France and Craig Welsch at Rear Window Studio in Boston. They also have a gold medal winning beer named after them in Curitiba, Brazil from Bodebrown which is served periodically at Banded Oak Brewing Company in Denver. ATOMGA has supported afrobeat icons Femi Kuti and the Positive Force and Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 from Nigeria and many nationally touring bands. ATOMGA is signed onto the roster of Color Red record label. Eleven years in and ATOMGA shows no sign of slowing down.
ATOMGA is constantly evolving their sound through layered compositions of high energy music that will get your blood moving and the sweat pouring down! Their latest releases from Color Red show a new side to the band with a certain musicality that highlights each of the band members while voicing lyrical messages which are tasteful and socially conscious. ATOMGA has a reputation for live performances which provide a fun filled dance party for all ages and all walks of life.
“It’s refreshing to attend a concert where the lyrics spread such positive messages while also having the power to keep you dancing for hours on end.” -Chloe Dore, 303 Magazine
“Once you witness the major dosage of authentic Afrobeat the band drops into their body of danceable wonderment, there is no turning back.” - Colorado Music Buzz
"ATOMGA specializes in positive vibes, authentic Nigerian Afrobeat and funk/soul sounds ideal for dancing your ass off." -Ru Johnson, Westword
"The songs that ATOMGA performed were intricate and detailed and the band’s stage presence was loose and flowing. You cannot help but have fun when you see these musicians energetically rock the stage." -Brian Turk, Listen Up Denver
"The sound, anything but pedestrian, was an inspiring find. Definitely a band to watch for the fusion/Afrobeat crowd." -Billy Thieme, Reverb
LaSha "Calysol" Afarko - Vocals
Joshua Merbitz - Trumpet
Frank Roddy - Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Tobin - Baritone Saxophone
Casey Hrdlicka - Guitar
Peter Mouser - Keyboards, Fender Rhodes
Otis Lande - Bass Guitar
Jared “Jball” Fischer - Congas, Djembe, Percussion
Matt Grundstad - Timbales, Percussion
Matt Schooley - Drums