ENDED – Win Tickets to Karl Denson’s TIny Universe & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ The Neptune [Seattle]

Contest has ended.  Winner has been contacted. Our thanks to everyone who entered.


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As the jazz funk saxophonist/flautist/vocalist/leader of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will tell you, he’s always been a “jazz head” but one of his main strengths is his willingness to venture into less orthodox territory.  Although his first real widespread musical success came through his work with Lenny Kravitz on albums like Let Love Rule (1989) and the platinum selling Mama Said (1991), by 1992 he was off following his own vision, releasing his own solo material, and even began collaborating with legend, Fred Wesley (James Brown, Maceo Parker Band, Parliament Funkadelic).  In 1994, San Diego‘s pioneering acid jazz turntablist/producer, DJ Greyboy recruited Denson to perform on his breakout debut Freestylin.  For the record release, the DJ assembled a group featuring Karl with other local musicians, including Robert Walter  (keyboards) and Elgin Park (aka Michael Andrews).  The players hit it off, officially forming what would become the Greyboy Allstars and releasing the classic West Coast Bugaloo (with Fred Wesley) the following year and A Town Called Earth in ‘97, while continuing with a prolific solo career.

Karl is among a select group of artists, along with the likes of Medeski, Martin, & Wood, that have been able to cross over and assist in the introduction of jazz to a younger market since the early Nineties.  With a willingness to mix soul funk grooves and collaborate with artists as varied as DJs, Steve Winwood, and Public Enemy, he’s not only been embraced by the improv-loving jam band demographic, but has aided in the promotion of jazz across the board.  His primary project these days is Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and the last 2 times the he came to town they did covers of classic material by those that influenced them  — last time it was a Ray Charles tribute while their visit prior to that saw them covering the Rolling Stones’ classic Sticky Fingers in full.

KDTU will be embarking on a tour in promotion of their brand new release New Ammo which dropped this week and will be hitting Seattle’s Neptune Theatre on Sunday September 16th with openers The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.  Thanks to our pals at the Seattle Theatre Group, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one reader to go down and check them out..


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THE CONTEST / GIVEAWAY:

*1 Winner will receive a pair of tickets to the following performance :

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
w/ The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
The Neptune Theatre – Seattle, Wa

Sunday, Feb. 16th, 2014 @ 9pm


HOW TO ENTER:

This giveaway will center around the title of the latest KDTU album NEW AMMO.

#1

The brand new KDTU album is titled “New Ammo,” which got us thinking about the concept of how, if one is resourceful enough, anything can become a weapon.  Your mission as the entrant is to do some critical thinking and come up with an unorthodox “ammo,” or anything else that could be utilized as a projectile and/or weapon.  Feel free to think outside of the box (psychological, emotional, or chemical warfare is not off limits).  Remember, the definition of “ammo” and “weapon” are broad and the interpretation flexible.

#2

Post your answer in the comment section below.

#3)

There is no part 3. That’s all there is to the contest. It’s pretty easy… but you should probably read the fine print.



The Fine Print:

All entries must be received by Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 11:59pm to be eligible.

You can enter as many times as you want, but use a valid email so that we can contact you. If you sign in with Facebook, make sure that your account can accept a message from us. Winner will be chosen arbitrarily, based on our personal “favorite.”

If you are not sure that you will be able to attend the show, do not enter! You’d be surprised how often that shit happens and we don’t want these going to waste.

If we are unable to contact the winner in a reasonable amount of time, a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck!


Dead C

Located in Seattle, Dead C is the founder/editor, as well as the principal writer and photographer, of Monster Fresh. Creating the site in 2007, he did so with a specific dream in mind. Unfortunately, being a muscle relaxer-fueled fever dream, it's hard to recall all of the details. "I remember that my mom was there, but it wasn't actually her in the dream, it was actually 70s heart throb, Jan Michael Vincent. And everything took place here, in this room... but it wasn't actually here... it was different. The colors were washed out and, for some reason, there was a raccoon kicking it with us and it was wearing a holographic monocle."

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  • RAGEL

    My ammo is and always will be LOVE!! And I love me some Karl D, so please pick me!

  • The Show

    A Snow Machine could be used as a weapon in the city of Seattle, and snow as ammo. You could pretty much shut down any district of the city and public transportation by spraying a couple inches of snow on the roads and sidewalks. Anyone attempting to drive would end up in a ditch or slide down a hill into other cars, and therefore would abandon their vehicle.

  • SnaiceOne

    I’m a little sad that I read the comments below this one because as I thought about this I began asking questions, like “If anything can be used as a weapon, then what CANNOT be used as a weapon?” As I was entertaining ideas of “peace” etc I thought of a dove, and of course many doves can be used as a weapon ala Hitchcock’s the Birds…I thought of the United Nations Peace Keepers, and I don’t think I need to go into detail about how THAT has been used as a weapon…then I thought of LOVE! Of course, I mean so far along my thinking, love seems to be just about the only thing one cannot use as “ammo”…I try to imagine sending massive amounts of love to someone or something and I just can’t come up with a situation where the love could be considered “ammunition”…that is until today – it’s Valentine’s Day – DUH – and this is the day when Cupid fires his arrow (ammo = love) to inflict victims with love! In this case I would say the love (represented by Cupid’s arrows) is the unorthodox version of “ammo” that the contest asked for. I only ask that you please believe me when I say I came up with all of this PRIOR to reading the below comment about LOVE. Thanks – and happy valentine’s day!

    I love me some Karl D too OH yeah!

  • El Squacho

    Poopapult (poop catapult)

  • Knife thrower

    I would use a squirt gun full of raccoon sweat. I’m not sure exactly why, but I feel there’s something to my logic. You’ll just have to trust me on this one.