HALLOWEEN SURPRISE FOR MOUNTAIN OF VENUS

Halloween was full of surprises as Mountain of Venus started off a four-night CD-releasing jaunt at one of their favorite venues, Quixotes True Blue in Denver this Halloween. Playing many songs off their phenomenal new album, as well as some well-received cover songs like Traffic’s “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys,” they turned up the volume to a near-breaking point at Quixote’s. The freaks, as usual, were out that night of All Hallow’s Eve, and the full moon brought in some surprise guests for MOV- a crew of 20+ from Steamboat Springs, MOV’s birth-town as a band. This fired up the costumed MOV into bringing their manager on stage for his first public performance ever, doing “Werewolves of London” ad-lib. Their new keyboardist really put the groove in Werewolves (hear that intro in your head? multiply that funk by two!). MOV played past last-call, keeping their fans there ‘till nearly 2:30 am. If you’re looking for great music in Denver, don’t miss Mountain of Venus this Friday and Saturday, they have a unique flavor to their sound- a mix of long ‘Dead guitar solos, deep trancic bass rifts, jazzy drum rhythms and a throaty heart-felt female vocalist. Take it from Steamboat, we wouldn’t drive three hours through our first snowstorm (first snow!!) to see just anybody!

Andy Jehn
JamBase Steamboat Correspondent
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[Published on: 11/9/01]

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