Bent Knee; Paper Earth Tour, Lost Lake on July 6

This summer, Boston art-rock band Bent Knee will embark on an extensive summer tour, including a stop in Denver at Lost Lake on July 6. 

Following the release of their acclaimed album Land Animal and US/European tours, the group was selected by Judd Greenstein (New Amsterdam Records) and jointly commissioned by NYC’s Ecstatic Music Festival & Celebrity Series of Boston’s Stave Sessions to compose a new work for the band and percussion ensemble. Bent Knee teamed up with Samuel Solomon and the Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble to create what would be the group’s first-ever collaborative composition of this kind. The final result is a mesmerizing six-movement, 30-minute journey that explores how memory continuously alters our present. The piece premiered live at the Apples & Olives Festival in Zurich in March 2018, followed by performances at Celebrity Series’ Stave Sessions in Boston the Ecstatic Music Festival in New York. Live footage of the performance is available now via New Noise Magazine.

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During the Paper Earth tour, Bent Knee will perform music from Land Animal and preview some new material that they have been working on for their next album.

7/27/17 Bent Knee at Larimer Lounge, with Poor Bodhi and Tolstoy

Bent Knee formed in Boston in 2009 as a democratic collective determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s soaring vocals are instantly arresting. Guitarist Ben Levin is one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists around, shifting between the raging and raucous to the sublime and meditative. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth combine into an enthralling rhythm section that’s equal parts powerhouse and nuance. Violinist Chris Baum’s kinetic violin work provides drama, grace and intrigue. World-class producer and live sound designer Vince Welch weaves it all together with a captivating, expert touch. The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Its last three albums, 2017’s Land Animal, 2016’s Say So and 2014’s Shiny Eyed Babies, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements. The group has performed hundreds of shows across the world to date.

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Summer Tour Dates:

5/31 Nashua, NH @ Riverwalk

6/2 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall

6/3 Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall

6/4 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine

6/6 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint

6/7 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

6/8 Philadelphia, PA @ The Boot & Saddle

6/9 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

6/11 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

6/14 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

6/15 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa

6/16 Dallas, TX @ Three Links

6/17 Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder

6/19 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

6/20 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

6/21 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

6/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater

6/23 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord

6/24 San Jose, CA @ Art Boutiki

6/28 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall

6/29 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

6/30 Seattle, WA @ Barboza

7/3 Boise, ID @ Neurolux

7/5 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

7/6 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake

7/7 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

7/8 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

7/10 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry

7/11 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern

7/12 Madison, WI @ Art In

7/13 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar

7/14 Ferndale, MI @ Pig and Whiskey Festival

7/15 Bellafontaine, OH @ Holland Theatre

7/17 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

7/18 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place

7/19 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

7/21 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall

 

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