Music Scene: Roomful of Teeth at The TANK

Roomful of Teeth



An empty steel water tank north of Rangely was discovered in 1976 as an acoustic phenomenon and in recent years has become a sought-after recording destination for musicians seeking its “swirling, shifting reverberation.”

Now in its second season of hosting acoustic performances, The TANK Center for Sonic Arts will present a concert featuring the acoustic Grammy-winning voice ensemble Roomful of Teeth at 
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at The TANK, 233 County Road 45.

Seating is limited inside the tank, however general event seating is provided in a larger outside area with a live audio feed from inside.

The tank is 65-feet tall and 40-feet wide, and its acoustic capabilities were discovered by Bruce Odland while on a chautauqua tour in Colorado, according to a news release.

The tank’s steel floor is bowed into a convex curve that “enhances sound within, creating a deep and long — up to forty-second — reverberation,” the release said.

During the upcoming concert, “Roomful of Teeth will sing new works especially suited to (the tanks’) sonic environment,” the release said.

Roomful of Teeth is a vocal project “dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice,” according to the group’s bio at roomfulofteeth.org.

Founded in 2009, its members have studied “Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, belting, Inuit throat singing, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music and Persian classical singing with some of the world’s top performers and teachers.”

Go to roomfulofteeth.org to learn about the ensemble.

Tickets for inside seating are sold out. Tickets for outside seating cost $15 and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com/event/2921490. Those sitting outside should bring chairs or blankets.


Other music events in the area:

Blue Gators, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Friday, June 16, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Cary Morin, 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., $5, 243-3659.

Rock n’ Swing, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to variety of swing, rock ‘n’ roll and old time dance favorites, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Goodman Band, 7–10 p.m. Friday, June 16, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach St., Palisade, 464-1462.

The Oxymorons, 7–10 p.m. Friday, June 16, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, warehouse2565.com.

Morgan Crouse, 6–8 p.m. Friday, June 16, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Clyde & The Milltailers, 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318.

Country Jam Music Fest, at Country Jam Ranch, 1065 U.S. Highway 6&50, Mack, Friday, June 16 RAM Truck Stage lineup: Sammy Arriaga, 3 p.m.; Cody Johnson, 4:30 p.m.; Parmalee, 6:30 p.m.; Chris Young, 8:30 p.m.; and Jason Aldean, 10:45 p.m. Jack’s Place stage lineup: Dylan Jakobsen, 5:30 p.m.; Matt Gary, 7:30 p.m.; McKenna Faith, 9:45 p.m. Saturday, June 17 RAM Stage lineup: Devon Worley Band, 3 p.m.; Farewell Angelina, 4:30 p.m.; Frankie Ballard, 6:30 p.m.; Old Dominion, 8 p.m.; and Kenny Chesney, 10 p.m. Jack’s Place stage lineup: Morgan Myles, 5:30 p.m.; Devon Worley Band, 7:30 p.m.; Caroline Gray, 9:15 p.m.; and Farewell Angelina, 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 18 RAM Stage lineup: American Young, 2:30 p.m.; Mo Pitney, 3:15 p.m.; Kane Brown, 4:30 p.m.; Gretchen Wilson with The Loving Mary Band, 6:30 p.m.; and Thomas Rhett, 8:45 p.m. Jack’s Place stage lineup: American Young, 5:30 p.m.; and The Williams Brothers Band, 7:45 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Camping passes, single day tickets, four-day general passes, VIP passes, countryjam.com.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Friday through Sunday, June 16–18, in Telluride, festival lineup, passes and camping passes at shop.bluegrass.com, 800-624-2422.

The King’n Trio, doors open 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, in the Historic Packing Shed/Barn, Cross Orchards Summer Concert Series, folk music, refreshments available, seating limited, $25, tickets at museumofwesternco.com/event/summer-concert-june, 242-0971, ext. 2212.

Los Huracanes del Norte with Los Cuates De Sinaloa and La Sonora Dinamita, 9 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., doors open at 8:30 p.m., $50, tworiversconventioncenter.com/events/, 457-7508.

Clyde and the Milltailers, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Vintage Voltage, 9 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, classic rock and blues, $2 cover charge, 464-5449.

Mount Orchid, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with Hallowed Oak and The Choice Boys, $5, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Lincoln Pants Band, 7–10 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach St., Palisade, 464-1462.

Buzzard Swamp String Band, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318.

Goodman Unplugged, 9–11 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

Aunt Bea & Uncle Durty, 3–10 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1247, free tribute to American veterans and active military, open mic, potluck.

Huey, 2–5 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Garfield Estates Vineyard and Winery, 3572 G Road, Palisade, Summer Music Series, food truck, wine, 464-0941; 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, Las Marias, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.

Bobby Walker, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday, June 18, Third and Main streets, downtown Palisade, during the Palisade Farmers Market, 464-5602, facebook.com/PalisadeFarmersMarket.

Kelly Cummings, 4 p.m. Sunday, June 18, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 215 SW Third St., Cedaredge, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series concert, bluegrass gospel, admission by donation, 210-0471.

Sinners & Saints, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, Connection Church, 655 N. First St., Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra concert of drinking songs, gospel songs and other tunes of doctrine and delight, $30 per person, includes appetizers and a glass of wine, tickets at 243-6787, gjso.org and symphony office, 414 Main St.

Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to Western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guest, 242-4754.

Hawthorne Heights, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with If I Fail, Tonight We Rise, $15–$20, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Coral Skye, 6–9 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach St., Palisade, 464-1462.

North Fork Flyers, gates open 6 p.m., concert 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, Music in the Grapevines Summer Concert Series, American songbook, jazz standards, reggae and ballads, wine available to purchase, take a picnic, $15, benefits The Art Center, tickets at The Art Center and Two Rivers Winery, gjartcenter.org.

Twisted Insane, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $12–$15, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

With Love, From Iceland, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, The Lark & Sparrow, 511 E. Main St. Montrose, Icelandic folk songs by Hjorleifur Orn and Rannveig Jonsson, $10–$20, 615-7277, thelarknsparrow.com.

Dave Mensch, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, acoustic rock and country, 858-9400.

Tom Fee and Bill Moody, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

Elderly Brothers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 215 SW Third St., Cedaredge, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series concert, guitar and vocals, admission by donation, 210-0471.

Johnson County Coroners, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Thursday Night Concert Series, blues/rock, take a chair or blanket, 858-0360, fruita.org.

Lynch Mob, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with Dead Cowboyz, $25–$55, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Grand Junction Centennial Band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, Sherwood Park, summer concert series in the park, take lawn chairs, gjcentennialband.com.

Shea Bramer, 6–8 p.m. Thursday, June 22, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.


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