Van William

97.3 KBCO Presents

Van William

Treehouse Sanctum, Mathias Olson of The Crooked Streets

Saturday, 2/17

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm


This event is 16 and over

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Van William
Van William's bleeding heart may be eternally affixed to his sleeve, but very few songwriters can make the therapeutics sound so fun. Known for the meticulous alt-pop song craft of his former acclaimed indie outfits, Port O'Brien and WATERS, on The Revolution EP, his first solo effort due fall 2017, Van William (nee Pierszalowski) offers an auspicious glimpse into a promising future.

Always the creative force that fueled his musical endeavors, William's newfound independence allowed room to roam in fresh and exciting ways. These four new tracks, a piercing song-cycle about the pain and disillusionment of lost love, have a dark, messy edge as William's consistently dazzling melodies and stirring choruses carry the emotional subject matter to striking affect.

With its irresistible refrain and exquisite arrangement, the EP's title track, "Revolution" featuring acclaimed Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit, is a textbook example -- a perfect hook tempered by one of the saddest, smartest lyrics you'll ever hear. Similarly, "Fourth of July," "Never Had Enough of You," and "Cosmic Sign" (Demo), all sparkle with vulnerability, bittersweet sophistication and William's honeyed, yearning tenor.

An enthralling introduction, (his full-length solo LP is due early next year) Van William's The Revolution EP signals the arrival of a truly gifted, young artist on the rise.
Treehouse Sanctum
Treehouse Sanctum
Treehouse Sanctum​ is an Americana / Folk Rock band based in Denver, Colorado. When the band was first formed, singer and guitarist Sam Rymer had just finished building a treehouse for his son. For him, writing and creating music was an escape from the worries of the world and being a single parent. Just as a hideout hidden amidst the swaying branches became a doorway to infinite possibility, each new song became a small world all its own. The adventure of creating music could only be compared to the magic of childhood discovery. Treehouse Sanctum is a nod to the innocence of youth and a more symbolic sanctuary, where creativity is allowed to explore freely.

In 2011, after a house jam session with singer and keyboardist Danya Lynn Uptegrove, the two decided to form the band. Playing as a duo and focusing on harmony and rhythm, the two wrote feverishly and created a strong catalog of songs early. In 2013, the band expanded to include Andrew Horwath (drums, percussion, keys), and again two years later with the additions of Jeremy Gleason (lead guitar), Dewayne Rymer (trumpet, keys) and Ben Slaughter (bass) as permanent members. Treehouse Sanctum released their debut album, ​Shake the Shadow in 2014. With the line-up set as a polished six-piece band that delivers fun and exciting live shows, they released a new full length album, ​Vivere
​(which is Latin for “to live”), on May 5, 2017. Later that year, on December 4th, the band released a haunting lullaby for the Christmas season, ​O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. The band has performed with popular acts such as Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, The Dustbowl Revival, Shane Smith & The Saints, and Dawes.

Treehouse Sanctum focuses on intelligent, emotive lyrics covering heroism, love, hope and faith. They couple driving, yet groove-filled rhythms with intricately layered, nuanced instrumentation and harmonies to create a complex and dynamic sound. The band lives well with the knowledge that life is best when you are surrounded by and collaborate with those that inspire you. The innocence of youth has faded, but its memory can be heard through the rough planks and weathered lines of Treehouse Sanctum.

“a lush essence…” - ​No Depression

“an Americana orchestra…” - ​Denver Post

“a symbolic sanctuary within which creativity is allowed to flow freely” - ​Paste
Mathias Olson of The Crooked Streets
Whether onstage as a solo act or as big as a 7 piece band, The Crooked Streets is the songwriting project of Mathias Olson. Playing a blend of folk, jazz, blues and bluegrass Mathias utilizes his unpolished gravelly voice and thoughtful lyrics to garner an audience’s attention. His music is perfect for fans of singer/songwriters like Josh Ritter, The Tallest Man on Earth, Iron and Wine and Bright Eyes.
Mathias was a regional finalist in the NewSong songwriting contest of 2010. In early 2014, The Crooked Streets released their first album titled “From a Seed”. This album is comprised of many different musicians and the songs are accompanied with horns, violins, mandolins drums and piano. The Crooked Streets are currently working on releasing their second album which Mathias says will be a stripped down home recorded album. After taking a year off to focus on his family and his day job, The Crooked Streets are getting back out and can be found playing at various venues, breweries and coffee shops around the Denver area.
Venue Information:
Larimer Lounge
2721 Larimer St.
Denver, CO, 80205