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Live Music

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Roosevelt Collier

When: Wed., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. 2015

As a member of Lenny Kravitz's band, a co-founder of The Greyboy Allstars and, currently, frontman of San Diego jam/funk band the Tiny Universe, saxophone/flautist Karl Denson is a musician whose creativity and skill seem to be boundless. In 2014, Denson and the band released full-length album New Ammo, their first together since 2009's Brother's Keeper. Ridiculously funky and dance-friendly, New Ammo features plenty of tasty original tunes as well as some entertaining funk-ified covers, such as The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" and The Beastie Boys' "Sure Shot"—which is killer, by the way; just imagine that little flute part at the beginning of the original expanded into a full song. But fun covers aside, New Ammo also captures the pure jolt of energy that's a live Karl Denson's Tiny Universe performance. With the new album, "we've finally figured out how to capture in the studio what the Tiny Universe does live," Denson says in the band's online bio. Pedal-steel legend Roosevelt Collier will open. (Kolbie Stonehocker)

Price: $20

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