Soma Cannabis & Full Circle Presents Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics
The Eldo Brewery
215 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224, USA
Michal Menert - co producer/co writer of Pretty Lights Taking Up Your Precious Time, producer of The Grateful Dead Mickey Hart's new album, and now headlining with his new act Michal Menert and The Pretty Fantastics is keeping pretty pretty busy these days! He will taking time out from his busy schedule to play one of the venues in CO that he came up in- The Eldo Brewery in Crested Butte. Michal has played the Eldo with a variety of different projects over the years including solo and with his band with Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights fame in early 2000s called Listen.
In the earlier years... Derek Vincent Smith and Michal Menert began working on Pretty Lights as a side project in the summer of 2004,producing the first album, Taking Up Your Precious Time in 2005 while on a trip to Europe. The album was released the following October. Believing it did not make sense to charge for a product that individuals would simply rip off the internet, Menert and Smith mimicked the business model of Steely Dan by releasing the album for free. They hoped that the music would catch on and they could make money playing shows. As a side project the pair did not feel any pressure to make money on the music. Menert and Smith initially promoted the album by reverse searching people's music interests on Myspace and sending messages to them about the free album.
On December 7, 2006, twenty-four-year-old Michal Menert was robbed at gunpoint and severely injured by three Loveland, Colorado gang members during a drug deal. Menert fled the scene and was found by police on a sidewalk in downtown Loveland. He was admitted to McKee Medical Center in Loveland with a stab wound in the chest just missing his heart and a tip to wrist laceration with tendonal damage on his dominant hand. While Menert was in the hospital, Pretty Lights was becoming more well known and after discussion Derek Vincent Smith proceeded with the project on his own.
Tickets $18 advance and $20 Day of Show Available at The Eldo in CB or Valley Wide Hydro in Gunnison.