Crook and The Bluff Presents - Menage A Trois
April 21, 2017 9:00 pm
with special guests Candy's River House & PIG EON
Doors 8 pm | Show 9 pm
Crook & The Bluff presents:
Ménage à Trois
Experience a new kind of show where three bands occupy ONE stage simultaneously in a truly unique musical act. Watch the mesmerizing playlist unfold as the night evolves from a lovers’ mixtape, with the alternation of songs, moods and colors to a true musician’s orgy, with all members engaged in a brilliant episode of musical cooperation, expression, and ecstasy.
This first installment of Ménage à Trois will entangle the flavors of Crook & the Bluff, Candy’s River House, and PIG EON into a debaucherous amalgamation of rock ‘n’ roll, americana, and psychedelia. A powerful night of non-stop music and an exotic display of artistry, in which the musicians will first push one another through playful competition, only to join together to bring the room to an awe-inspiring climax.
Crook and The Bluff Full Bio
Awe-inspiring landscapes, towering monolithic formations, a powerful, indomitable spirit, unpredictable and mysterious in character. These elements of the American West are ever-present in the music of Crook & the Bluff. Known for their dynamic performances and commanding aura, Crook & the Bluff’s unholy joining of western psychedelia and dirty, desert blues, influenced by the vast and beguiling wilderness of their high desert home, can only be fully experienced live.
At the forefront of this 4-piece is the booming baritone and piercing falsetto of lead singer Kirk Dath. Principle songwriter, and founding member, Dath is the voice that guides listeners through torrid scenes of desire, or ushers them across the River Styx with mellifluous whispers of absolution. Using a carefully-honed lead guitar, Ryan Arnold provides depth and drama to the music, employing both ferocious, bone-cutting solos and rich, nuanced tapestries of sound. With the intensity and focus of a surgeon, Kevin Schultz controls the low-end with lyrical bass lines and heavy doses of fuzz, all while Darren Farnsworth, the well-oiled engine of the group, provides both propulsion and elegance from behind the kit.
"Crook and the Bluff is soulful and sooty, like iron boots kicked around in the sand. Purist blues and squealing harmonica mixed with vintage rock." --SLUG Magazine
Equipped with an arsenal of songs depicting lust, love, loss, murder and malevolence, Crook & the Bluff’s music explores diverse themes and often meddles in strange curiosities. Storytellers at heart, “The Bluff” engulfs listeners in a spectrum of orchestrated vibrations, with eerie ballads of torment and revenge, a sultry number lamenting a lost bird that administer the pulse to the dance floor, or the droning, hypnotic piece that buzzes through the efficacy of licking toads. Equal parts musicians and mad-scientists, the band has crafted a deep symbiosis with its armory of equipment, using it to manifest colourful and mesmerizing soundscapes that has many fans describing them as “the Pink Floyd of the American West”.
Crook & the Bluff is a band more at home on the road, driven by an appetite for exploration, foreign encounters, and peering into the kaleidoscopic jewels of their minds, they regularly leave their hometown of Salt Lake City to tour throughout Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and California. Headlining music festivals, Craft Lake City, Escalante Music Festival, Utah Arts Festival, and MGME, The Bluff has also shared the stage with national acts including, Murder By Death, Wovenhand, Leopold and His Fiction and Jamestown Revival. Crook & the Bluff delivers their music with passion, intensity, and precision that leaves audiences bare, feverishly aching for more.
“Crook and the Bluff is the perfect music to hear in the desert, creating a sound that takes cues from the surreal region’s strange, but beautiful vibes.” --City Weekly
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Candy's River House Full Bio
Fitting for a massive summer festival or a sweaty dive bar, Candy’s River House is a classic melding of every hard rock band leading the way 40 years ago, with pieces of Nazareth, Skynyrd, Cream and Deep Purple coursing through its veins.
<"Candy's River House" - Yes please! Candy's is one of the few remaining Power Trio's that deliver. This Salt Lake City based Band is one part Jordan Young on Lead Vocals and Guitar, one part Dave McIntire on Bass Guitar and Vocals and one part Eric Stoye on Drums and percussion.
KTIM 95.3 FM St George recently featured the band on KTIM's The Scene. The bands unplugged, in-studio was both 'Bluesy and Americana'. Later that night, the live club performance was a solid 'Blue's based, rock/Modern Funk' show. Jordan's guitar cried out the Blue's. His vocals were full and Edgy. Dave's Bass lines provide the bands poly-rythymic Funk. And Eric? You can't drop a dime through his drum parts. He's too busy driving the bus to make change.The summary; "Candy's River House" - Yes please!