Thursday, February 21, 2013

weekend update 2/21/13

D tribe

We have found that the best kind of music to dance to is West African. It is uplifting spirit. Not to mention the body. That is why we are excited about Koffi Togo this Friday night at the D Note. Here's a description of the show from their FB page:

"We want to let you know that Koffi Togo Vibe will be at The D Note in Arvada next Friday, Feb 22nd! If you have not experienced our unique TogoJazz style music, you are in for a treat! We are unlike any other band around. Koffi Togo Vibe's goal is to open your eyes and connect your soul to a new musical experience by playing exotic, dance music in all meters including the 3s, 5s, 7s. Our music has the heart pumping foundation of West African percussion rhythms, fused with the beautiful melodies of guitars, keyboard, trumpet, saxophone and trombone! There are twelve of us! So, the music is full and the sounds are amazing!
Once you try on our TogoJazz Sound you will be hooked!!! We hope to see you all there. It's an all-ages show so bring the whole family...We play at around 9:00, but there is a fun band playing before us! And - it's FREE! So, you can't beat the price :)  Peace, Koffi Togo Vibe

In other news, KGNU recommended Steve Itterly to us which is assurance of excellence so we will listen to his trio attentively Friday at 5pm. Arvada West Dog Park is having their fifth annual benefit at the D Note Saturday at 3pm. An all girl Journey cover band is playing Saturday at 7p followed by one of our favorite "house" bands The Jake Leg Shakers followed by something odd from KC, the electro punk band Odd-o-matic. Check out for the rest of the scoop!

Steve Itterly Trio (fantastic blues/jazz)

The Dirty Shoes Band (swinging blues)

Koffi Togo (West African dance music)

Zumba $8

Benefit concert and silent auction for Arvada West Dog Park w/ SoHo Band. $5-$10 suggested donation.

Journey Girls (All female Journey tribute band) $5

The Jake Leg Shakers $5

The Odd-o-matic (punk electro from KC)

We'll be saving a spot on the dance floor for you,

D ants in my pants

Extra credit: Pop star and poet Kishi Bashi played the Bluebird on Tuesday night and wowed the crowd. If you haven't been introduced to Kishi Bashi, here are the lyrics to Manchester for a primer. And here is a link to the song if you want to check it out.


i wrote me a book
i hid the last page
i didn't even look
i think i locked it in a cage
wrote a novel
cause everybody likes to read a novel...

it started with a word,
and it started pretty well
about a rare and fragile bird
that I couldn't even spell
on the table
i think i left it on the table...

i found the last page in the sky,
cold and sweet, like an apple

oh hello,
will you be mine?
i haven't felt this alive in a long time
all the streets are warm today

i read signs
i haven't been this in love in a long time
the sun is up, the sun will stay

The very last breath of the hero of our tale
were you only to guess
did he truly prevail
in the the sequel?
I guess I'll have to write a sequel...

my favorite part's when I die
in your arms like a movie
it's tragic, but now the story has it's proper end.

oh hello,
will you be mine?
i haven't felt this alive in a long time
all the streets are warm and grey

i read the signs
I haven't been this in love in a long time
the sun is up the sun will stay
all for the new day

will you be mine?
the days are short and I wrote me my last rhyme
all the streets are warm today
I read the signs
I haven't been in this love in a long time.

it's been a long time


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