Presented by KGNU
Doors: 7:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Thom LaFond’s music is danceable, but with depth in the craft of songwriting Thom’s approach to music is to deliver pure emotion, tangled in rhythms for the dance-floor. Fans of Tom Waits, Andrew Bird, & Elliott Smith may appreciate the sonic and lyrical worlds that Thom creates. Transplanted from NY to Nederland, CO, LaFond is actively producing, performing, and touring nationally with his quartet Banshee Tree.
Fruta Brutal emerged from Martín Better Longo’s search for a musical identity as an Ecuadorian who immigrated to the U.S. at a young age. During his college years, spent in the bustling music scene of New Orleans and extensively traveling through South America, Martín was exposed to various subversive musical movements, including Brazil’s Tropicália and Argentina’s iconic rock, which would inspire Fruta Brutal’s bilingual repertoire. Martín’s latest single, Cultura Vampira, released with Denver’s Soundbreaker Records, showcases his eclectic sound that mixes popular Latin American rhythms with indie rock pop.