CYCLES * DOWNSTREAM * Wed., April 11th The Saint Presents From Denver, CO, Cycles * Cycles is a three piece band that blends several musical genres including rock, jazz, hip-hop, soul, and funk. With special guests, DOWNSTREAM, Doors 7pm, $13 at THE SAINT.
CYCLES BIO SPRING 2018:
Cycles epitomizes the power-trio format with ripping guitar, fat bass grooves played out through furious slapping, and dynamic drum beats flowing over intricate tempo changes. Each member wields a unique take on their instrument that when played together, forms a truly fresh and cohesive sound. Patrick Harvey commands the guitar with speed and precision reminiscent of Jimmy Herring while using his loop pedal virtually as its own instrument, a skill unique only to him. Michael Wood has subtly forged a drum style that showcases his rare ability to mashup funky hip-hop beats with frenzied rock riffs and only showcase flashy chops when necessary. At the heart of the band lies Tucker McClung’s dominant slap-bass chops that captivate audiences while pumping the musical blood through the band.
Drawing influence from artists such as Rage Against the Machine, J. Dilla, Primus, Weather Report, and many, many more, Cycles fuses an eclectic blend of genres to produce an original sound that has become harder and harder to find. Although only two years old, Cycles have over 200 shows under their belt with tours extending across the entire U.S.
Spring Tour 2018 begins in Denver with the band’s debut at the legendary Ogden Theatre, supporting one of the scene’s staples, TAUK, before heading out to the Northeast. The first week out East will see stops in some of the region’s favorite intimate venues in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. After a week of intimate shows, the band joins local Northeast favorite, lespecial, for shows in Bridgeport, CT, Burlington, VT, and a very special 4/20 show at Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA, before wrapping up this leg of the tour at the fabled Brooklyn Bowl in NYC with locals, The G-Nome Project and Tweed.
Upon their Colorado homecoming, Cycles return to the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins to support the national favorite Talking Heads tribute, Start Making Sense. Next up, the band prepares for another long trek out to Pennsylvania for their debut at the Pigeons Playing Ping Pong festival, Domefest, stopping in Columbus, OH, for the weekly “Weird Wednesday” series, Pittsburgh, PA and Frederick, MD along the way with more dates TBA!