Freekbot 10.14.11

Quixote's True Blue
Denver, CO

Words & Photos By J-man

Both myself and Carly had seen Freekbass with Headtronics (Steve Molitz, DJ Logic, Freekbass). We dig what Freekbass does, so we turned out to Quixote's in Denver to see his newest project, Freekbot. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds opened the evening to a modest crowd. However, those in attendance would dance their asses off to make up for the limited attendance.

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds brought a lot of energy through their fast-paced blues/funk/soul jams. The quick harmonica paired with the horn section and some raging vocals from their tiny vocalist was memorizing. They played late and I was impressed. Around 11:30 PM, they exited the stage.

The crowd ventured into the courtyard for some fresh air and to experience some mellow jamtronica from a band with zero draw. The music and instrumentation was tight, but their sound lack any original characteristics.

Around 12:15 AM, Freekbot hit the stage following an introduction by road manager Paul Carter. The thin crowd returned to the dance floor and the jams began. Freekbass's characteristic bass thumping was clean and funky, though I would desire more variation and range than what I experienced. Tobotius mixed away on the turntables and although it was solid, I wanted a little bit more.

I watched as the crowd struggled to figure out how to dance to the fast-pace, spacey funk jams. After a few songs, we closed our tab and made our way to the exit...

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