The Symbols are a rock/soul/blues/funk trio from Fort Collins, Colorado. Founded in 2011 by vocalist/bass-player Mer Sal and guitarist Jasco (Blinddog Smokin').
The Symbols write, record, and perform songs that have inspired movie soundtracks, public service announcements, and commercial advertisements. Many of the band's songs sound like something you might hear on the modern radio, but with vintage analog tones. The Symbols feel an intellectual and spiritual influence from modern day Jeff Beck, and Amy Winehouse's short lived but brilliant career. Critics have referred to the sound made by The Symbols as "rocking and danceable," yet at the same time "chill and zen." The crooning, jazzing vocals and guitar string-bending/whammy bar manipulations coming out of this band can be heard nowhere else.
April 12, 2018
The Symbols are back from a brief tour to Kansas City, Topeka, Omaha, and Bonner Springs, KS.
Danielle Nicole's CD Release concert at Knuckleheads Garage in Kansas City, MO was sold out with enthusiastic fans, and The Symbols were ecstatic to open for such an artist on such an occasion.
Many thanks to Danielle Nicole for this opportunity, as well as to every venue on the visit for having us to play. Not only was this a great introduction to Kansas City, it was a great introduction of The Symbols to Topeka Kansas. Thanks to Uncle Bo's for having us!
Thank you to the Westport Saloon as well, and Kobi's in Bonner Springs, and The Corner Bar in Fremont, NE.
The Symbols are slated to perform again at local Fort Collins festival FOCOMX on Friday, April 27th at Avogadro's Number from 10:15-11pm – all ages.
FOCOMX is a festival that takes place in 30 venues, and 200+ bands perform, in a 2 day period. You can find out more and purchase a wristband pass to see as much music as possible in 2 days - at http://focomx.focoma.org/
Here's where we're going to be the rest of the month of April:
Thursday, April 12th - The Stargazer Theater with Bobby Messano, Colorado Springs, CO 7pm
Friday April 13th – Holiday Bar, Morrison, CO 8pm-12am
Saturday April 14th – Cheers, Northglenn, CO doors at 7, all female band lineup
Friday, April 20th – Crown Bar, Cheyenne, WY 9-1
Saturday, April 21st – Timothy John's CD Release – The Beartree Cafe, Centennial, WY 8pm!
Thursday, April 26th – The Tasty Weasel, Boulder, 6-8pm
Friday, April 27th – FOCOMX at Avogadro's Number, Fort Collins, 10:15-11pm, all ages!
Saturday, April 28th – The Zephyr Lounge, Aurora, CO, 9-1
The Symbols have been making videos lately with Emjay Pate, who worked on films like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and Scary Movie 5, among many others.
Here is our latest music video by Emjay Pate
As always, thank you for listening, supporting, and attending The Symbols' shows.
We hope to see you at an upcoming show!
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The Symbols Recommend
Read Mer Sal and Jasco in Blues Blast Magazine!&nbsp;
Read Scene Magazine's album review - SYMBOLIZED<br>http://scenenoco.com/2017/01/01/the-symbols-symbolized/
The Symbols in Westword Magazine of Denver, CO
Bandwagon Magazine's review of&nbsp;SYMBOLIZED!<br>http://www.bandwagmag.com/2016/11/album-review-symbols-symbolize/
The Symbols - daily feature in Bandwidth Daily!
Bandwagon's review of "SMILE" by The Symbols!<br>http://www.bandwagmag.com/2016/02/thesymbols/
Scene Magazine's review of SMILE!<br>http://scenenoco.com/2015/09/30/the-symbols-smile/
The Symbols - featured in blog Cover Lay Down<br>http://coverlaydown.com/