• Show set for tonight
• Cycles based out of Denver
• Band inspired by Primus, Pink Floyd, among others
The much-anticipated new downtown music venue Intrinzik is officially opening its doors Thursday with Denver-based rock band Cycles returning to town to headline.
“We’ve been looking forward to opening up and seeing the community support what I feel is a really killer band,” Intrinzik owner Josh Fabian said. “They are a fresh, young band that incorporates different aspects of music, which is what Intrinzik will do. So having them play, it’s only fitting.”
Fabian, who also owns Montrose’s Dynamic Integration LLC, said opening a place where national touring acts could play in town has been something he has had in the works for a long time.
“This has definitely been a dream kind of since I got to Montrose, something I’ve kicked around for years,” Fabian previously told the Montrose Daily Press. “I was always driving to Denver or Boulder, all over the country for that matter, to see all kinds of bands. Rather than do that, I figured let’s do it here.”
Cycles will once again give Montrose residents a chance to hear a variety of music thanks to its signature sound, which blends funk, rock, hip-hop, jazz, soul and more. Drummer Michael Wood said he met guitarist Patrick Harvey a few years ago by chance at a Phish concert.
The two later ended up deciding to get together and perform.
“As fate would have it, we met up and we were able to jam,” he recalled. “It was really fun.”
They eventually connected with vocalist/bass guitarist Tucker McClung to form the band, which incorporates their favorite musicians into their own sound. He cited Primus, Tool, Rage Against The Machine, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and late hip-hop producer J. Dilla among their many influences.
The power trio has studio albums to its name, with Wood noting the band gaining credibility in the music world by continuously touring. He said he and his bandmates are happy about linking up again with friend Fabian, who they met at a festival they were playing at years ago, and opening his new venue.
“It feels great,” Wood said. “It’s a really bad a** venue. It’s really cool Montrose has someone like Josh to open this venue. It’s going to be a huge show.”
There’s no cover for the concert, which is slated to start at 9 p.m. Doors to venue will open at 3 p.m. Thursday, following soft openings on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“We’re psyched!” Fabian said.
Matt Lindberg is the managing editor for the Montrose Daily Press and an award-winning journalist. He’s a University of Kansas graduate with years of experience in the news business, as well as a father of two and a husband. Follow him on Twitter @MattLindberg.