Celebrate the dead at the Annual KAFM Zombie Prom at the Mesa Theater. This year’s theme is Dance of the Dead. We are switching it up this year with live bands to help you get your groove on. We have performances by North by North, Bicycle Annie and Jack & Jill PLUS a guest DJ. Thanks to our sponsors, The Mesa Theater, Matt Jansen Photography and Concert Design Innovations.
Come to KAFM before the Dance and get your face made up with your one of a kind Sugar Skull design or your own ghoulish request! Starting at $10 dollars. We’ll have makeup artists here at the station who will get you ready for the party from 5-8pm.
BANDS for the evening: Jack and Jill. Aaron Seibert (Jack): Guitars & Vocals, and wife Jessica Seibert (Jill): Violins & Vocals, have been performing as JACK+JILL since their marriage in the summer of 2007. Having great success as a two piece, they decided to incorporate other musicians to play at bigger shows and events…And the success is climbing further. They are now an eclectic blend of 4 amazing musicians. JACK + JILL is a fun loving, high energy band whose musical sounds and silences will rock your face off! They are proud to perform with Taylor Riley: Drums & Percussion and Cory Roberts Bass &Vocals. The members of JACK+JILL have had the privilege of performing on the bill with big names such as: Everclear, Yonder Mountain String Band, Eve6, Loverboy, Zelazowa, Del the Funky Homosapien, Days of the New, Lucas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Pretty Lights, Rodger Clyne and the Peacemakers, and countless “Hometown Heros”. Performing at venues and festivals big and small, Jack and Jill even managed to slip into a chamber choir and perform at Carnegie Hall! The shows you will see them perform are just as versatile as the bands listed above. As the full band you will see their performances range from full on rock concerts, with intricate & danceable drum beats; big melodic bass lines; lyrical electric violin leads; colorful keyboard licks and soaring vocals harmonies- way down to “soft sets” that may (or may not) taper member numbers down to create an almost coffee shop acoustic jam feel that leaves you begging for more!
Since 2008 they have made 2 albums: “Into the Open” (2009), and “Brightest Star in the Nightmare” (2011). Into the Open has had much success since May of 2009. Once added on the bands official press kit, it landed them over 500 independently booked gigs in Colorado, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming, and California! As well as multiple interviews and write ups in the local press and papers, as well as national press and university magazines, a pretty large feat considering they also made 2 kids in that time too! The latest album is a very versatile album, a sure hit with its exciting collage of styles, colors, and musical textures. It is an eclectic, modern taste of 90’s alternative and progressive rock that features alternating tempos and time signatures plus gripping psychedelic overtones. What stands them apart from other bands? It would be there unique talent of genre blending. They have radio friendly songs like “Overplay Me“, “Brightest Star in the Nightmare” and “5ifty4our“, to ultra-progressive rock like “Patience” and “Alzheimers”. This disc is a musical mind melter. All this being said- fans who loved their first album will appreciate how JACK+JILL still preserve their acoustic roots while balancing this new, bigger, almost classical approach to the writings and recordings. The band’s melodies and lyrics, always heartfelt in their simplicity will surely leave their mark in your soul.
Jack+Jill is a band that will stand the test of time, based in family ties, they are here to stay. Founded in Grand Junction they practice, write, and record in their home, out west, in the high desert of Colorado. They will be a band to recognize, to receive and to remember.WEBSITE
Bicycle Annie is a dynamite Indie Rock band. Bicycle Annie plays the music you love from the 90’s and current. With a high-energy stage show that focuses on crowd engagement, Bicycle Annie plays your favorite music all night long to keep you dancing and singing along.
Bicycle Annie has been rocking the Grand Valley for 5 years and resides in Grand Junction, CO. The band also travels throughout Colorado, Utah and other surrounding states, playing at festivals, breweries and for private events. Find all social media links at BicycleAnnie.com or call Jeff Steele at 970-201-3031
-AK – guitar & vocals
-Caed Agnew – lead guitar & backup vocals
-Jeff Steele – drums & vocals
-Bob Overton – bass guitar
NORTH BY NORTH
Hailing from the land of brutal winters and deep dish pizza, North by North has developed their own brand of infectious, spastic yet finely-honed rock and roll. They seamlessly toe the line between 3 minute garage pop anthems and your dad’s favorite “prog-rock deep cuts” cassette tape, with plenty of hooks to spare.