Fri December 27 - Sat December 28, 2019

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe & The Motet w/ DJ Logic

Karl Denson's Annual Birthday Bash
Featuring Karl Denson's Tiny Universe & The Motet
With special guest DJ Logic

Singer and saxophonist Karl Denson fronts his band the Tiny Universe as if he's preaching the gospel. Merging funk, soul, rock, jazz, blues and more, his energy and spirit are contagious, while his songwriting serves a larger message of fellowship--across generations, genders, religions and cultures. Not surprisingly then, he's none too pleased with the current state of political discourse. Thus the reason why KDTU's new album, Gnomes & Badgers, out now on Seven Spheres Records, Denson's hard-grooving answer to these tragically divisive times.

"As a writer and a human being, I'm affected by what goes on around me," Denson says. "I've always been interested in politics, and what I'm seeing now just disturbs me. I saw this idea of Gnomes & Badgers--which are the different people in the world, the different parties on the left and the right--as a great way to frame the political debate and the debate about listening to each other. Somebody needs to say something, and hopefully I can say it in a way that will make people reconsider how they think about things."

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For nearly three decades, legendary saxophonist Karl Denson has been getting crowds around the world out on the dance floor. Approaching iconic status, Denson has moved bodies and minds dating back to his earliest years with Lenny Kravitz's band through his ongoing tenure as a founding member of seminal boogaloo revivalists The Greyboy Allstars and his current roll as a member of San Diego dub rockers Slightly Stoopid. Nowhere, however, is this more apparent than with his band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. Touring relentlessly for the past 15 years and leaving a massive audience in his wake, fans know that when KDTU is in town a dance party will ensue.Karl and his band are back on the road for a multi-city tour in support of their latest studio album, New Ammo, an infectious 13-track collection, and Denson's debut release on Slightly Stoopid's record label, Stoopid Records. Alongside Denson originals like the title track and "Everybody Knows That," which have become fan favorites from his live sets, KDTU offers up searing versions of "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes, "Hang Me Up To Dry" by Cold War Kids and "Sure Shot" by The Beastie Boys. The first single "My Baby," features Nicki Bluhm on vocals.In Denson's own words: "We've finally figured out how to capture in the studio what the Tiny Universe does live. We move around a lot musically, but this record reflects who we are as a band and where we're headed with our music."
Karl Denson's Annual Birthday Bash Featuring Karl Denson's Tiny Universe & The Motet With special guest DJ Logic Singer and saxophonist Karl Denson fronts his band the Tiny Universe as if he's preaching the gospel. Merging funk, soul, rock, jazz, blues and more, his energy...
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