Shawn James and the Shapeshifters

Shawn James and the Shapeshifters

The Tejon Street Corner Thieves, One Flew West

Tue May 30 2017

7:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Shawn James and the Shapeshifters
Shawn James & The Shapeshifters are a 5 piece rock band from Fayetteville, Arkansas. At first glimpse, you might confuse them with a bluegrass or metal band. Influenced by every type of music, and growing up in several heavy and folky bands, the sound is not what you would expect. With a different vibe for every ep put out so far, they truly utilize the phrase "shapeshifters".

The new album, "The Gospel According to Shawn James and the Shapeshifters" is the hardest hitting record yet. For lack of any term whatsoever, the record could be described simply as "rock and roar". At times, it evokes both Son House and SunO)))), with haunting fiddle and plucking banjo amidst swampy, fuzz driven slide guitars. Some parts are like a fog rising from a cave, some crashing like a thunderstorm.

If you happen to catch them live, you will be surprised. The band is overflowing with passion, playing as though it's their last chance to leave a mark on this world. It is an intense purging of sorts.
The Tejon Street Corner Thieves
The Tejon Street Corner Thieves
We found each other livin' off the land in the Colorado Rockies. Dirty and weathered from years on the road and rails, we decided to see what city life was all about. With nothin' but what we could carry on our backs, more dogs than band members, and bellies full of louisiana moonshine, we made our way to the big city, Colorado Springs.
One Flew West
One Flew West
Formed in the Summer of 2010 in the small town of Longmont, Colorado, One Flew West has grown from a high school garage band into a full-scale rock machine storming up and down the front range. Now based in Denver, the four-piece has made a lasting mark on the local music scene and look to make that mark on the national scene in the near future. Uniquely combining rock and roll with various aspects of folk, pop and punk rock, there are few bands out there that sound like One Flew West making it difficult to fill in the cliché definition of, "They sound like so-and-so". The band has been recognized by numerous Colorado-based radio stations and publications as a soon-to-break-out artist. Known for their high-energy live shows and multi-dimensional songwriting, One Flew West has built up a dedicated fan base and is on their way to the national touring circuit. Their Selective Memory EP came out in October of 2015 and instantly made a splash throughout Colorado and into the Rocky Mountain region. In the spring of 2017, the band released two singles, "All In My Head" and "Ten Years Later" to glowing reviews leaving fans and the community eager for more.
Venue Information:
Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
http://www.blacksheeprocks.com/