We already gave you a chance at free tickets, but we are SO excited about this show that we had to remind you again! Tonight, Dec. 4 Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is passing through City Winery, and you should probably be there to see a living legend in action. With help from Memphis based Southern Avenue in the warm-up spot, it promises to be a kick ass evening of music. So be sure to snag some tickets right here, and arrive at the all ages show before it gets started around 8 p.m. Not convinced? Click on after the jump for more info on the performers, and don’t say we didn’t give you the heads up if you end up missing it. You’ll greatly regretting it later, when everyone around town is telling you how awesome the concert was.
KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE
For three decades now, Karl Denson has been putting his blood, sweat and tears into his music, and now that he’s found a backing band, the Tiny Universe, it’s safe to say he won’t be slowing down anytime soon. His resume is also about as badass as they come; getting his start in Lenny Kravitz’s band, before moving on to his critically acclaimed work as a founder of boogaloo revivalists The Greyboy Allstars, then working with reggae jam band Slightly Stoopid, and finally just recently finishing a run with The Stones that included the highest grossing concert festival of all time, Desert Trip in Indio, CA. Oh yeah, his work with Tiny Universe was peppered in throughout. Thanks to this incredibly diverse body of work, Karl’s sound touches a lot of bases, including (of course) brass music, funk, soul, and jam. Anytime you see the collective live you can expect some amazing songs from his 2014 release, New Ammo, plus inspired/unique covers of artists as diverse as Prince, Beastie Boys, and The White Stripes. Word is a new release is also planned for early 2017, so new material is sure to be included as well. See for yourself why this man is already a living legend, based on his collaborations alone, and develop a taste for his original flavor of jam band.
Named after a street in their hometown of Memphis, TN, Southern Avenue are a wonderful mesh of all the great genres over the years that have contributed to form the one-of-a-kind “Memphis Sound.” Built on a sturdy foundation of the blues, Southern Avenue’s interpretation of this sound incorporates elements of funk, soul and rock ’n’ roll to wonderful effect. Being affiliated with legendary Memphis based label Stax Records, it’s safe to say they’re no amateurs, and when you check out this live performance below, odds are you’ll agree. Head to the venue on time, for the most music possible, and to enjoy some Tennessee area musicians doing what they do best.
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Southern Avenue will perform tonight, Dec. 4 at City Winery. The show is all ages, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.), and tickets are available for $20-$28.