JACKSON, WY— The guitarist of Jackson favorite band Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, D.J. Williams, is bringing his notorious Denver dance party Shots Fired to Jackson for the first time this Sunday, August 5. It’s a one-night only appearance, and only at JacksonHoleLive!
With Shots Fired, Williams has assembled an all-star roster of the nation’s leading funk-rock musicians, including members of Dave Matthews Band, Lenny Kravitz, Slightly Stoopid, Trey Anastasio Band, Lyrics Born, Soulive, Greyboy Allstars, and many others, switching the exact lineup around every time so as to ensure that every Shots Fired show is a one-of-a-kind throw-down that you just can’t get from anything other than music made in the moment, for the moment.
From the moment the band’s first single, “She’s No Good,” dropped into rotation on SiriusXM radio this past spring, Shots Fired has been designated as a 2018 “heat-seeker” and “artist to watch.” Their instant appeal comes down to Williams’ songwriting, matched live by his incendiary guitar solos and accented by the Shots Fired horns. Given D.J.’s penchant for topping off raw beats with refined melodies, Shots Fired is best served on the rocks and on the dance floor.
The night will open with music from Los Angeles-based collective Salt Petal. Salt Petal has invigorated audiences and critics alike with a tropical surf sound in a category all its own. The band fuses electric guitars, bass, and drums with accordion, synthesizers, and hand percussion, all topped with multi-lingual lyrics. Salt Petal holds audiences captive in a new dance state of mind. Think Blondie, Os Mutantes, Gal Gosta, and 60s rock and roll.
Salt Petal takes the stage at 6 p.m. Admission: $5 donation to KHOL and $5 for adults to JacksonHoleLive! Kids 17 and under are free.