Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Karl Denson is a musician whose work tends to precede his name. He’s played and recorded with countless big names, but he himself has managed to stay below the mainstream radar, a feat in which Denson seems to take pride.

He first surfaced in the late 1980s as a member of the band for a then-unknown Lenny Kravitz, appearing on the singer’s breakthrough debut “Let Love Rule” and its follow-up “Mama Said.”

Denson then went on to form the acid jazz group The Greyboy Allstars in 1994, which helped him gain studio and performance work with such acts as the Blind Boys of Alabama, Blackalicious, Switchfoot, Slightly Stoopid (of which he is a member) and Jack DeJohnette, among numerous others.

Many may feel stretched too thin by the workload, but Denson’s work ethic, passion for his trade and ability to prioritize are unparalleled. Among Denson’s multitude of projects, perhaps the one to which he is most dedicated is Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, a jazz and funk sextet that combines elements of jam-band rock for the complete live music experience.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will perform Thursday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, with Zach Deputy sitting in for the Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party performance. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at CharlestonPourHouse.StrangerTickets.com. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Go to CharlestonPourHouse.com or call 571-4343 for more information.

SuperVision

An expansive record collection carries nearly as much weight in achieving success for an electronic producer and artist as the creativity used to forge a future from the past.

With the electro genre, it is, in essence, a resurrection and redecoration of old music in which one moves forward by taking a backward first step.

It’s a move that Dallas-based producer and turntablist Blake Henson, aka SuperVision, has been perfecting for more than 16 years.

Having spent much of the recent past on tour, Henson has amassed a record collection that transcends many expectations, with genres ranging from early rock ’n’ roll, blues and soul to 1970s country to ’80s punk and ’90s grunge to modern day hip-hop and techno.

Henson then melds the genres and eras together in such a way that the seams are no longer visible, the differences no longer significant, revealing, in the end, a rare and unified musical timeline of sorts.

SuperVision will perform Friday at the Music Farm, 32 Ann St., with Thriftworks and Daytrip. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 the day of the show, and are available at the Music Farm box office or online at Ticketfly.com. Doors for the 16-and-over show open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9 p.m.

For more information, go to www.musicfarm.com.

The Revivalists

Fresh off a recent touring stint in India, the indie rock, R&B and funk septet The Revivalists aren’t heading home to New Orleans right away. The band will first spend nearly two months running up and down the East Coast, with a stop in Charleston along the way.

The band has spent the past six years callousing itself to the growing demand for constant touring most bands must endure if expecting to survive in today’s music business.

But don’t feel too bad for The Revivalists; the band is also riding out a windfall of positive press following the release of its 2012 album, “City of Sound.” The album prompted glowing words from Rolling Stone, Paste, The Huffington Post, Relix and others, as well as helping the group earn spots at Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Mountain Jam, Hangout, Voodoo Music & Arts Fest and more.

The Revivalists will bring its road-tested live show to The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, on Saturday. Gaslight Street also will perform, Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at CharlestonPourHouse.StrangerTickets.com. Doors open at 9 p.m. with the show starting at 9:45 p.m.

Go to CharlestonPourHouse.com or call 571-4343 for more information.