A week of audio to fill the air | News

Temperatures this previous 7 days dropped down below zero, and even though a whole lot of us braved the chilly and bundled up, an indoor activity would be welcome to most. The good thing is, for Telluride, this 7 days is packed with live shows and gatherings. The line-up features Donavon Frankenreiter, Opiuo and Michal Menert at the Sheridan Opera Dwelling and Head for the Hills at the Transfer Warehouse.

Kicking off the week is Donavon Frankenreiter at the Sheridan Opera Household Feb. 9. Frankenreiter, who began as a expert surfer and went pro at the age of 16, now travels the globe as a musician. The soulful, delicate rock artist appears to be ahead to playing Telluride every calendar year. When requested by the Daily Earth if he discovered the “surf-vibe” similar to that of a ski city, he jokingly agreed.

“Yes, absolutely everyone in city is surfing down huge mountains in the powder… It’s all the exact just a small colder up below,” Frankenreiter claimed.

Doorways for Frankenreiter’s exhibit open at 7 p.m. and will aspect Matt Grundy as the opener.

Friday, Feb. 11, artist Opiuo will be dwell at the Sheridan. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the display starts off at 9 p.m. Opiuo explained his tunes as “Funkadelic bass new music with a twist of techno rave soul.” Friday will be Opiuo’s to start with time in Telluride. He hopes all people will go away his live performance with a gigantic smile, 1 so vast it hurts.

“Having under no circumstances been to Telluride I’ve read nothing but incredible issues. The landscapes, the arts, the normal amazingness of the place! I just cannot hold out to be totally immersed and motivated by all the things I can just take in even though I’m there,” Opiuo stated.

Wrapping up the week at the opera home is Michal Menert this Saturday. The California-centered artist has been participating in in Telluride since his early times of touring. When his style and songs is technically electronic audio, Menert emphasised it has a distinctive soul, funk, and hip-hop vibe.

He vividly remembers enjoying on the black and white checkered ground of the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon (now the property of O’Bannon’s Irish Pub) practically 20 yrs back. Menert made use of to be a element of the music task Quite Lights and would engage in late night time gigs all through festivals. Just after the pandemic, Menert seems forward to participating in reside tunes once yet again.

“I assume a lot of us want the type of interaction that you get from shows. For a lot of men and women, concert events and music are church. It’s being capable to have that sort of ceremonious release it genuinely will help a great deal of people’s psychological condition,” Menert mentioned.

Menert’s audio is reflective of what is likely on in his daily life. In the similar vein the audio aims to be a “soundtrack” to what ever is likely on in his audience’s everyday living as well.

“To me, tunes has always been the detail which is gotten me by matters. It can be been the buddy when I failed to have any person else to convert to. So to be ready to kind of recreate that in my personal new music, and have it be this issue that can help myself express items that are challenging to articulate and also support other individuals sort of uncover solace and companionship,  that is the goal” Menert claimed.

In the late 1980s, Menert and his relatives fled the Communist routine in Poland and moved 1st to Western Germany, then to Colorado. He grew up in Fort Collins and Loveland.

Despite the fact that Menert is a Coloradan via and as a result of, Menert credits his multicultural upbringing and his father’s Japanese European influence for his eccentric style and music taste. Though most American youngsters grew up on their parent’s traditional rock information, Menert listened to his father’s punk rock and early synthesizer experimentation. 1 of his initial albums was a Dead Kennedy’s file.

Menert is operating on an album, which is established to be unveiled this spring. Some tunes from that album will be performed at Saturday’s concert. According to Menert, the album facilities about the theme of burning down anything, then rebuilding what you’ve burnt to the ground.

Doors open up at 8 p.m. and the display begins at 9 p.m. Two-night time one tickets for Menert and Opiuo are also available for a discounted value. Tickets for all 3 shows can be discovered at sheridanoperahouse.com. Proof of a damaging COVID test taken inside the past 72 hrs or a vaccination card are expected for entrance. Masks are mandatory.

Throughout city Saturday afternoon, Telluride Arts is web hosting Head for the Hills reside in concert at the Transfer Warehouse. The Fort Collins-primarily based bluegrass band involves Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, and Matt Loewen. The band has played almost everywhere from Telluride Bluegrass Festival to South by Southwest. Doorways open up at 3 p.m. and the display starts off a 4 p.m. Tickets can be ordered at Telluridearts.org.