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"Oh what a night when The Circus came to town."

Oh what a night when The Circus came to town.
posted by Trip Meadows on 02/18/2008

It was a fine Friday night to head down to Five Points and check out some of the fine bands hailing from the Colorado Front Range. The event was titled “The Circus” and the name intrigued me from the moment I read it on a CJS concert listing. This is the type of event which I enjoy most, a showcase of local bands. The first amazing feat for the ring leader was to book both Quixote’s and Cervante’s as the venue for this event. A very difficult feat indeed as this almost never happens, and is practically unheard of for local talent, on a weekend to boot. The Circus was a great idea and provided some stellar entertainment. Never a dull moment, as one band finished another started. Good bands and hot hippie chicks with their hoola hoops always make for a fun time.
Stanky Pockets tore up the stage at Quixote’s. The Denver based band came out and played an awesome set. Arguably one of the best performances of the night. SP was in the zone. Stanky Pockets added the rock and roll element with ripping guitar and harmonica licks, very powerful stuff.

"Stanky Pockets Family"

Echoing a variety of artists, from Blues Traveler and the Black Crowes to Steve Kimock and the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Stanky Pockets nods to its roots-leaning influences while creating a sound of its own.

On the band's debut, vocalist and harmonica player Miles Guzman throws down, exhibiting fiery harp chops, while guitarist John Tipton displays an inspired ability to capture the essence of multiple genres and feelings on sprawling jams such as "Big Top," the opening cut, and shorter, more melodic tunes like "The La La Song," "Something Good" and "Bottle of Wine."

True to its title, Family showcases an assemblage of up-and-coming local talent. With the help of a few guest crooners and the tight rhythm work of bassist Fleeb Thomas and drummer Mike Goletz, Stanky Pockets have whipped up a sonic funk that's absolutely delectable. - Westword


Family - 2008
Tracks that have received airplay:
Bottle Of Wine
LaLa Song
Something Good



Formed in the bars of Denver, CO in 2006, Stanky Pockets has become one of the hottest bands in Colorado. They play their own brand of rock and soul and funk and roll. Stanky Pockets released their first album, Family, in March 2008. They have played with John Popper(Blues Traveler), Jimmy Herring(Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh, Allman Brothers), Porter, Batiste and Stolz(The Funky Meters), CR Gruver(Outformation), Steve Kimock, Dark Star Orchestra, Ekoostik Hookah, Kinetix, Eric McFadden and Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons. Recently, Cecil "P-Nut" Daniels has been playing with the band giving it new dimension to it's music.
Some of the members have been playing together for over 10 years. Being musical veterans, Stanky Pockets knows how to deliver a truly entertaining show with an emphasis on the enjoyment of the crowd.
Stanky Pockets is:
Miles Guzman/Lead Vocals and Harmonica
Miles has been playing harmonica for 16 years. His influences include Junior Wells, James Cotton and John Popper. At the age of 19, while serving in the USMC, he found himself under the tutelage of Bob Jones (Michael Bloomfield Blues Band) and Epic recording artist Byl Leonard. Miles has performed for Don Ho while living in Hawaii.
John Tipton/ Lead Guitar and Vocals
John has been a veteran of the Colorado music scene for 14 years and has been playing guitar for 21 years as an in demand session player and live musician. His main bands have been Chautaqua and Electric Side Dish. His other former/current bands are Dead Beats, Sticky Fingers, Polytoxic, The Trainwreckers, Dan Walker, Home, Eric Martinez and Lake Effect and The Hornbuckle Blues Band. Other people John has played with include Danny Hutchens (Bloodkin), Bill McKay (Leftover Salmon), Bobby Bralove (Second Site, Grateful Dead), George Mcklowski (Joan Osborne, The Rolling Stones) and Dave Watts (The Motet).
Fleeb Thomas/Bass and Keyboards
Fleeb has been playing the bass for 17 years and is a multi-genre musician. He has played with such bands as Moment Of Release, Electric Side Dish, Schmocter and Octopus Nebula. He has shared the stage with musicians like Ray White (Frank Zappa, KVHW), George Porter Jr. (The Meters, PBS), Fred Wesley (James Brown, Greyboy Allstars), Sam Holt (Outformation, Widespread Panic), DJ Logic (John Popper Project), Willy Waldman (Snoop Dogg, Banyan), Dave Schools (Widespread Panic, Stockholm Syndrome), Lotus and Particle.
Gary Lind/Rhythm Guitar and Vocals
Gary has a BFA in Music/Audio Recording from California State University at Dominguez Hills. Gary has produced/engineered over 50 albums, including a number 21 on the Billboard Gospel charts (Higher Praise, Cloudless Day). He was FOH/Recording mixer for Dizzy Gillespie. He has recorded such artists as Wally Ingram (David Lindley, Stockholm Syndrome), Paula Abdul and Kevin and Bart O'Neil (The Busboys). Gary has played gigs with Moment Of Release, Widespread Panic, Sublime, Molly Hatchet, Seven Mary Three, The Wallflowers, Indigenous, Chris Duarte, The Spencer Davis Group, Canned Heat, Leon Russell & Edgar Winter, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Electric Flag, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Humble Pie, Buddy Miles & A Band Of Gypsies and Ginger Baker and has played for the inmates at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.
P-Nut's favorite instrument is his Casio MIDI-Horn which allows him to play many of the instruments he loves such as
saxophone, keyboard, vibraphone any many other sounds and effects to the audience's amazement.
His agility on the horn and vast musical background allows him to collaborate with different musicians from all genres and styles of music
and his golden ear for the vibe of any particular song allows him to adapt and excel in any musical environment.
P-Nut is also one of the most exciting drummers youíll ever see and normally works some percussion into his sets.
The Apocalypse is P-Nut's local bay area project and features the Queen of Bay Area Funk Gayle Muldrow from Sly and the Family Stone on guitar and vocals,
and keyboard master Nate Ginsberg who toured with Herbie Hancock, Todd Rundgren and Graham Central Station.
Playing a mix of originals and tasteful covers their live shows often turn into jam sessions with an array of all-star musicians lending a hand.
Some of the recent guests include such notables as guitar guru Eric Mcfadden and Dexter Grove.
P-Nut's inspired solos over danceable grooves are what the band is all about, taking the listener on a highly energetic and danceable ride
with influences ranging from jazz, funk and soul to Latin and African rhythms.
Other Places you may have seen P-Nut include The Widespread Panic DVD "The Earth Will Swallow You"
onstage with Govt Mule,Widespread Panic,Umpherys Mcgee and Bernie Worrell
just to name a few.
Andrew Davidson/Drums
Andrew Davidson has been playing drums since the fifth grade. After doing professional audio and lighting for 10 years he finally decided to play in th