Euforquestra with Earth Like Twins 3.28.14
Hodi’s Half Note
Fort Collins, CO
Words & Photos By Nicholas Stock (Fat Guerilla Productions)
Euforquestra has just surfaced from the studio with a fresh pressing in hand. The String Cheese Incident’s Kyle Hollingsworth produced their new album, Fire. It marks a bold new step in modern funk from the Fort Collins masterminds. This night was also the first in a series of album release shows starting in their adopted hometown.
Euforquestra emerged from the darkness with a couple of new hired guns in tow. Jeff Porter was sitting in on percussion along with Danny Sears on trumpet. I always enjoy the addition of the trumpet with this band as it has a sharper register than their normal duel saxophone presentation. They opened their two-hour blow out with “Malt Milk.”
Set 1: Malt Milk, Price Is Right, Wasted, Rotten Light Years, Road Funk, You Got The Love, Solutions > Momo Lolo, Free > 64-18, Fire, Dr. Standby, Peaches & Cream, Instant Coffee, Take Me Dancing, Yogi’s Day Out
Encore: Black Capricorn Day, Cause A Reaction
Euforquestra returned with another Jamiroquai cover this time a straight take on “Black Capricorn Day.” They finished with an appropriate “Cause A Reaction.” Euforquestra continues to propel Colorado’s funk scene into the limelight. Bands like the Motet paved the way, but Euforquestra is bearing the torch. Their new album is a testament to the diversity and dynamism they bring to the world of funk. If you like to be entertained in a unique and satisfying way, go see Euforquestra soon.