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A. Tom Collins signs to Greater Than Collective, leads new cabaret night at Lannie’s (news)

The marriage of music and comedy is often an uneasy one, as countless bands and stand-ups have found over the years. But when it’s done right (see David Cross and his early 2000s Sub Pop tour, Bonnaroo’s comedy tent, South by Southwest, etc.) it provides a unique space in which the two art forms complement each other.

That’s the idea, anyway, behind the Denver-based Greater Than Collective’s new cabaret night, “The Greater Than Social Club,” which will premiere at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Presented by Illegal Pete’s –- the Denver-based backers of the Greater Than Collective — the show doubles as a coming-out party for Greater Than’s latest signed band, A. Tom Collins, and features comedy from rising stand-up and Denver favorite Sean Patton (Comedy Central, “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” etc.).

The event will be hosted by Andrew Orvedahl, a local stand-up who created the monthly Narrators show and acts as one-third of the Grawlix comedy troupe (with Ben Roy, another Greater Than artist, and Adam Cayton-Holland).

As noted, the $10 shows are shooting for a “cabaret-style” feel, which should fit the subterranean vibe at Lannie’s well, and promise a “mostly-local” lineup from month to month. Tickets are available now at lannie.com.

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John Wenzel is an A&E reporter and critic for The Denver Post. Follow him @johntwenzel and @beardsandgum.