Tiny Desk Contest On the Road: Denver Showcase with The Colorado Sound and Colorado Public Radio

Globe Hall Presents

Sold Out: Tiny Desk Contest On the Road: Denver Showcase with The Colorado Sound and Colorado Public Radio

Naia Izumi, Ivory Circle, Audible, Los Mocochetes, BBQ Opens at 6pm!

Thursday, 5/31

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

All sales are final. Review your order carefully, there are no refunds for any reason. Tickets are non-transferable. No tickets are mailed to you, your name will be on the will call list night of show. Night of show (1) bring a valid government issued ID and (2) print your confirmation e-mail and bring with you night of show. Come hungry! Check out Globe Hall’s award winning BBQ!

Tiny Desk Contest On the Road: Denver Showcase with The Colorado Sound and Colorado Public Radio
Tiny Desk Contest On the Road: Denver Showcase with The Colorado Sound and Colorado Public Radio
Join The Colorado Sound, Colorado Public Radio, NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company for a celebration of the Tiny Desk Contest community in Denver! This event will feature a live performance by 2018 Tiny Desk Contest winner Naia Izumi, as well as some of our favorite local artists who entered the Contest this year:
● Ivory Circle
● Audible
● Los Mocochetes

Thousands of unsigned bands and artists entered NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2018, our search to find a great undiscovered talent to perform at the most famous desk in music. Our judges picked one winner, but in the process, we found many new musicians to fall in love with, and countless reasons to celebrate all the creativity tucked away in communities across the country.

Now, NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company, the sponsor of the Tiny Desk Contest since its launch in 2014, are teaming up with our friends at The Colorado Sound and Colorado Public Radio to bring Naia Izumi and the Tiny Desk Contest tour to Denver.

Click here to learn more about Lagunitas.

***This is a 21+ event***

Doors open at 7:00. Show starts at 7:30.

Tickets for this event are $10 and will go on sale on Wednesday, May 9 at noon.

Interested in covering this event? Email mediarelations@npr.org to request press access and credentials. A limited amount of press tickets are available and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Naia Izumi
Naia Izumi
Soulful, Intricate, elegant, bizarre, and sensual music with haunting undertones reminding you that magic exists.
Ivory Circle
Ivory Circle
Ivory Circle is an indie-alternative band from Denver, Colorado, started by singer-songwriter Connie Hong and producer/multi-instrumentalist Chris Beeble. They are joined by Rob Spradling on drums/ percussion.

A former middle school choir teacher in a suburb of Aurora, Colorado, Hong used to write songs during her lunch breaks and play them for her students. She would eventually realize her passion was in creating and performing and left the public teaching field behind. Beeble, a longtime friend, joined the project after several song-writing and recording sessions and a mutually found musical vision.

With formal musical training in multiple genres under both of their belts, Hong and Beeble released the acoustic EP, “Entropy” in 2013 to positive reviews, leading to a featured song on a promotional spot for Showtime Network's The Affair, a featured song on VH1’s Couples Therapy, a spot in The Denver Post’s Underground Music Showcase, as well as opening slots for acclaimed national acts such as Copeland, San Fermin, Son Lux, and Caroline Smith. Most recently, Ivory Circle made KTCL's Hometown For the Holidays top 11 in 2014, for their song "Faces and Colors."

Hong’s ability to translate personal experiences (like heartache, death, or exploration of faith) into relatable musical stories is accomplished with the help of Beeble in their full band arrangements. Spradling brings a unique technological element to Ivory Circle as a videographer and additional in-studio producer, and has designed and developed the light show programs for Ivory Circle’s live performances. Recognizing the relevance of maintaining a strong online and social media presence, Ivory Circle creates an intimate experience with their listeners around the world through their blog and social media outlets.

Ivory Circle creates a sound as unique as it is precise, electrifying and passionate, complete with lush strings, harmonic layers, and pulsing drumbeats, interwoven between the piano and vocal lines that give them their trademark sound. The combination of their intricate compositions juxtaposed with Hong’s vocal prowess make them comparable to notable musicians such as Florence+the Machine, Regina Spektor, and Kimbra. The first two EPs in their Triangle series, “Equilateral” and “Isosceles” are available on iTunes and Bandcamp. The third and final installement, “Scalene,” was released March of 2018.
Audible
Audible, a band formed in January 2012, consists of two musicians in the business of combining their talents to introduce a new sound. HoTT (the emcee) alongside Jeb Burgess (guitarist/vocalist) collectively represent the upstate New York and Rocky Mountain regions. With an emphasis on modern intelligence and an intimate live performance, these young creators are engraving their initials on the walls of today’s popular music scene. Their debut album “Who Are You Supposed To Be” is slated for a December 2012 release.
Los Mocochetes
Los Mocochetes
Los Mocochetes are a 7-piece Chicano Funk band from Denver, CO. This colorful cast of characters fuses thoughtfully brazen, socio/politically charged song lyrics, groovilicious melodies and high-energy stage antics to create an immersive experience unlike anything you've ever seen before. Much like a machete, which can be used either as a tool to build or a weapon to kill, they have chosen to use their music to inspire and encourage positive social change, and they have a ton of fun along the way. Every show is different, but it’s always a dance party!
BBQ Opens at 6pm!
Venue Information:
Globe Hall
4483 Logan Street
Denver, CO, 80216
http://www.globehall.com/