Vital Organ (Porter, Sayers, Schwindt, Hahn) 12.5.12
Highland Tap & Burger
Words By J-man
Photos By Kevin Hahn & Carly Marthis
Audio By Ed Simon
Vital Organ Live at Highland Tap & Burger on December 5, 2012.
Of the bands that play the Wednesday Music Showcase at The Highland Tap & Burger in Denver's Lower Highlands, none draw a larger crowd and provide more energy than Vital Organ. Garrett Sayers Trio is great, as is Joey Porter Trio, however, having both projects come together with Dan Schwint and Daren Hahn is as close as it gets to a super group. On Wednesday the fifth of December, folks at the Tap had the privilege of seeing Vital Organ, as is usually the case on a once-a-month basis. That night would mark the first time that a $5.00 cover charge would be instituted. Outside of a few bogus music fans, folks paid without question to see one of the most incredible bands in the area. The reason I say "bogus" is that if one was actually a music fan, they wouldn't complain about throwing $5.00 to help fund and support incredible live music.
The room packed in with close to one hundred people, drinking, dancing and celebrating the mid point of their work week. Funk and Jazz filled the Highland Tap with each member of the band exchanging solos and absolutely shredding on their respected instruments. In the relative sea of people, Luke Miller (Lotus) and Jason Hann (SCI, EOTO) could be seen enjoying the evening. Following several funk covers and an obscure yet raging cover of George Michael's "Faith," the show wound down. Vital Organ played for about two and a half hours straight, to the delight of those in attendance. With the evening's conclusion, the appreciative crowd headed out into the crisp Denver night.
Catch Joey Porter Trio at The Highland Tap & Burger on Wednesday December 12th!
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