Air Dubai in The Nether Bar
with Itch, Sidereal & Sam McNaughton
- Thu, Feb 27, 2014
- 5:30 PM
- 5:00 PM
- All Ages
General admission, standing room only.
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Denver band Air Dubai is more than the sum of its parts. It’s not about the exciting combination of eclectic genres or even the explosive onstage energy. The group’s appeal lies in its member’s passion for the music they create, as well as their love for the people who come to see them perform. A heady mix of hip- hop, pop, soul, rock and electronic, Air Dubai exists not to fit into one specific category or sound, but instead to create something new and fresh on each album and song.
The band's roots date back to 2008, when high school friends vocalists Jon Shockness and Julian Thomas decided to create a hip-hop duo using the name Air Dubai. Originally utilizing pre-recorded beats, the pair collaborated for a year until they both felt the need to create music more organically. By spring of 2009, Air Dubai had its first rehearsal as a live band. By rounding out the lineup with Nick Spreigl (drums), Lawrence Grivich (guitar), Michael Ray (keyboard/synth), and Taylor Tait (bass), Air Dubai was able to transform itself into a shape-shifting powerhouse of talent, seamlessly blending genres and styles.
To date, the six-piece has three official releases: 2014’s “Be Calm” (produced by grammy award winner Dwight Baker), 2011’s "Day Escape" (produced by Sylvia Massy, whose credits include Prince and Red Hot Chili Peppers) and 2010’s "Wonder Age" (produced by Andrew Guerrero of Flobots). The albums showcase impressive musical dexterity and songwriting ability, but the true magic lies in Air Dubai’s live shows; energetic, soulful performances fueled mainly by the faithful fans that come to see them play.
Air Dubai has received numerous critical and commercial accolades: multiple songs featured on MTV's hit series Jersey Shore and in Journeys & Hollister stores nationwide. Their song “Soul & Body” has been featured on NBA on TNT while “Warning feat. Patricia Lynn” has received spins and adds on numerous radio stations including KROQ & KCRW. Air Dubai has shared the stage with a wide array of national artists, including Chance The Rapper, Jhene Aiko, Vic Mensa, Macklemore, and Lupe Fiasco.
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