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The Hashtones are an American Reggae/Rock, Denver-based band. Formed in July of 2014, this trio can touch different genres of music and make it their own. Every song served presents a behind-the-scenes view of the success’ and failures of Stephen’s life that is skillfully told. From the trials of personal relationships and the angst of growing up, to the struggles of his friends lives, his home life, and major events taking place around the world today. Their music is a journey through the mind of a conflicted yet compassionate soul. The Hashtones love for life, humanity and good times is brilliantly conveyed and displayed first hand at their over the top high-energy live performances. From big muff shredding guitar solos, to deep rolling waves of bass, to the smooth love of a one drop on a drum kit, this band has a little bit to offer for everyone’s taste and love for music. The band has some of the regions most talented and experienced musicians, and each member just seems to add the right piece to the puzzle behind every song. A band you don’t want to miss if you’re in the Front Range area
Inspired by the lonely, the downtrodden, and the insane– the voices of Von Stomper, a Colorado based five piece, reach into the expansive lexicon of American roots music and make it howl. Their high energy live show has left boots tattered and dance floors torn time and time again.
Since August of 2013 Von Stomper has played over one hundred shows in thirteen states and counting – sharing the stage with acts such as The Dirty River Boys, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Swear & Shake, Uncle Lucious, Wood & Wire, The Yawpers, Local H and many more. With their self-titled debut studio album-recorded at UI Soundstudios – they continue to pave their way through America’s countrysides and city skylines.
“With vintage sound and modern swagger, Von Stomper excellently couples old-time folk Americana with some rock attitude and almost vaudevillian flair. The self-titled debut shows a new band that is already chiseling its name into the American songbook with a rootsy, bluesy style and a little bit of circus freak panache.”
Marquee Magazine 6.1.14
Born and raised in Ghana West Africa, Selasee’s pursuit of music eventually led him to the United States. Selasee’s music is a unique blend of Reggae, West African Highlife and American Pop music. Bright with color, his music threads together English and West African lyrics for a captivating sound. His current band is known as Selasee and the FaFa Family. Selasee and the Fafa family has Zacharry Flynn on Bass, Alex Bloomfield on Lead Guitar, Atta Addo on backup vocal Kit drum, Alex Cazet on Sax, Mark Glenn on second Guitar and Selasee Atiase on Lead Vocal and rythmn guitar.
As a young child in Accra, Ghana, Selasee realized his passion for music and understood at this early age how music can affect people. Selasee developed his musical talents through school and church. From his involvement with church music groups, Selasee formed a gospel group. Selasee recorded his first two albums with this group in 1997 entiled,”Love For All” and 1998″Heart to Heart”. He also recorded another album with his African Pop group in 1997, the group know as “Makuma” with their debut album”Makuma”.
Selasee continued to pursue his music in the US where he began his solo career in 2003. During this time, Selasee also started working with Running Dreams Records with Sean Cassidy acting as his manager. In 2005, Selasee recorded his debut album as a solo artist, entitled “Run.”
His title track “Run” won first place in the World Music genre of the International Song Writers Competition in 2005. “Run” and another track “Makuma” were featured in the 2006 FIFA Soccer and 2007 Cricket video games by EA Sports. In 2006, Selasee performed at a showcase during MIDEM 2006 in Nice, France and MUSEXPO 2006 in Los Angeles, California. In 2009 he won the “Best World Fusion Song” during the Independent Music Awards.
Selasee has worked the stage along with reggae legends like Might Diamonds, Don Carlos, Barrington Levy ,King Yellowman,and Steel Pulse, and keeps busy playing at venues and festivals around Boulder and Denver and western United States,where he connects with people who love his music.
Recently, Selasee finished recording his latest album named “African Gate.” With 10 new tracks, ranging from complex and uplifting to sad and beautiful, this recording marks an evolution in Selasee’s sound. Selasee says of his new album, “I think this record has a lot of depth…true highs and lows that I hope people who listen will feel.”
“Humility is power!”
Welcome Colorado Bicycle Tour! At 7 p.m. we have local Rhythm and Blues band Mo’ Champipple.Crafted especially for your indulgence, we present this colossal concoction of players from The Lazy Aliens Blues Band and Groove Farmers.
February 21st, 2012
Live music by the Zydeco Groove Farmers. Cajun cook off, best dish wins the best prize! Beads, booty, balconies, and you know! Costumes and Krewes encouraged! Drink specials all day and night!! See you all there!! Party starts at 7 p.m.
The Victoria Tavern, known locally as ‘The Vic’, was built in 1900 and originally billed as a European-style hotel featuring first class accommodations and steam heat.
Located in beautiful Historic Downtown Salida, the two-story corner entrance building has housed many businesses throughout her history. Before settling in as a tavern in 1910, she was a grocery store, meat market and billiards hall.
For nearly 30 years The Victoria has belonged to Peter Simonson. The Simonson Family, supported by an all-star team, continue to keep The Vic a beautiful historic presence and an asset to the local economy.
Long gone may be the days of 2-bit rooms and 10¢ quarts of beer, but a trace of The Vic’s victorian elegance remains, only to be trumped by her bawdy nights and stories she’ll never tell.
The Victoria Tavern is located at 143 North F Street in Historic Downtown Salida, Colorado * Phone 719.539.9003