By Jim Stanford on February 17, 2012
After what seems like an eternity, Presidents’ Weekend brings a spree of music to Jackson Hole, highlighted by three shows at the Pink Garter Theater featuring psychedelic soul and electronica from San Francisco.
Tonight and Saturday, the throwback soul outfit Monophonics takes the stage. With a horn section and keyboardist Kelly Finnigan on vocals, the six-piece band harks back to the Bay Area sounds of the late ’60s and early ’70s, merging psychedelic rock with heavy funk.
On Sunday, the Garter welcomes Ana Sia, a DJ mixing dubstep, glitch and what she calls “global slut psy-hop” (see video after jump). She aims to give the dance floor “a delightful ride that ends at the corner of bliss and oblivion.”
In conjunction with the Pink Garter, we’re giving away two tickets to Saturday’s and Sunday’s shows. In the comments, say you’re in and specify which artist you’d like to see. Winners will be drawn at random at 3 p.m. Saturday. Entrants must provide a full name. Each winner will receive one ticket.
In the video above, Monophonics covers “Gossip” by Cyril Neville at The Independent, one of the venues it considers home turf. The group recorded its latest album with analog equipment to capture the vintage feel reminiscent of Norman Whitfield and Sly Stone.
Below, Ana Sia gets the dance party bouncing at the Ogden Theater in Denver:
Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door for Monophonics and $12/$15 for Ana Sia, available online or at Pinky G’s. Construction continues on The Rose bar upstairs at the Pink Garter Plaza, but promoters aim to have it finished for Leftover Salmon on Feb. 29.
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