Lost Lake Presents
Lady Gang, Venus Cruz
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmLost Lake
$12 - $15
This event is 16 and over
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A surreal blend of r&b, psychedelia, jazz, and pop, rooted in the cultural bellwether of Oakland, CA, Bells Atlas has supported a number of international artists and shared the stage with acts such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Badbadnotgood, Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, W. Kamau Bell, Angélique Kidjo and more. They have also been making a name for themselves nationally as the touring band for NPR’s Snap Judgment since 2016, and recently wrapped up a sold-out tour supporting Bermuda Triangle, side-project of Alabama Shakes lead singer Brittany Howard.
Channeling at once the ramshackle lo-fi beats of Tune-Yards and the sighing lullabies of Sade, Bells is like the passing bubbles of an unknown aquatic life-form, music percolates from depths untaken, playing in a deep blue pool of life, death and the fluid in-between.
Bells Atlas returns from a one year retreat with the driving drums of “Be Brave," the band is back again to remind us that the sensitive, too, can go to war. Directed by the San Francisco-based filmmaker Dominic Mercurio, their music video for “Be Brave” lands Bells Atlas singer Sandra Lawson-Ndu in a strange desert landscape, and out of water. After succumbing to dehydration, she is abducted by strange beings that perform a ritual to revive her...with one major consequence.
There is a limited edition 10” vinyl pressing of “Be Brave” paired with two previously released singles and an instrumental to kick off an east coast summer tour.
These are just the first few salutations in a big year ahead for Bells Atlas – with a full length LP and accompanying EP of all-original material prepped for release and club dates throughout the US.
Venus' voice is recognized as the host of Jazz Odyssey Wednesday nights at 10pm on KUVO 89.3/kuvo.org.
"Venus Cruz has opened for artists such as Black Thought of The Roots, Saul Williams, Zap Mama, Goapele, Al Green, Guru, Vieux Farka Toure, Tinariwen and Bishop Desmond Tutu, to name a few. In 2014, Cruz organized, directed and performed the Billie Holiday Centennial Celebration at Denver's Union Station, bringing in a record performance crowd for the space. Her current project, "What Young Men Do," includes Mikey Smith (keys), Mark Emmons (drums) and Tim Philpott (bass). Within weeks of its start, the band played Denver's UMS Festival, the Larimer Block Party (now Project Pabst) and opened for Grammy-nominated artists Hiatus Kaiyote and Emily King. This year she opened for Grammy winner Gregory Porter at The Chautauqua Amphitheater in Boulder, and played at Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and City Park Jazz. Also in 2016, she performed at: the Prince Tribute at Red Rocks; The Cherry Creek Arts Festival; the Inaugural Queen City Festival at the City Hall Amphitheater; and, the Chautauqua Community House as a featured guest for their curated music series. In 2012, Cruz won Westword's Best R&B Vocalist Award.
Venus Cruz is a native of Bronx, New York.
3602 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO, 80206