Claire Higgins
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July 26, 2012
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Summit County music scene

Newly formed band Rally 'Round the Family will take the three20south stage in Breckenridge tonight to play their repertoire of Rage Against the Machine music for the first time in a mountain club. This Denver-based tribute band formed in March and "only performs to rock as hard as possible while providing top-quality versions of Rage Against the Machine songs." Info: www.three20south.com

Summit County-based Luv Brothers play Keystone's Summit House as part of Friday's Afternoon Club. The band promises a "high-energy ruckus style of bluegrass and country, with tight harmonies ... made for drinking and dancing." In addition to their original tunes, the brothers take anything from Patsy Cline to Motorhead and turn it into something new. Take the River Run Gondola up to Summit House and follow the music. Info: www.keystoneresort.com

Described as "foot-stomping jamgrass," Denver's Whiskey Tango is making its way up to the High Country tonight to play Alma's Only Bar. The band uses "diverse musical talents and tastes combined with their intense passion for music and telepathic communication to create a dynamic, highly energetic feel-good musical environment." Whiskey Tango's biggest influences include New Grass Revival, Grateful Dead, String Cheese Incident, Phish and The Rolling Stones. The band will play anything from 100-year-old traditional bluegrass to funk and rock pieces. Info: www.almasonlybar.com

Take a trip back to the '80s this weekend with New Sensation, a band specializing in classic stadium rock. New Sensation covers U2, Men At Work, Rick Springfield, Prince, The Cars, Van Halen and INXS, among others. Critics claim lead vocalist Alton King "has one of the most amazing voices you will ever hear and really brings the classic stadium rock anthems to life." The band takes the amphitheatre stage Saturday at 7 p.m. as part of Dillon's Sunset at the Summit free concert series. Info: www.townofdillon.com

The UMconscious brings a fusion of live hip-hop, jazz and funk to Snake River Saloon tonight and Saturday. The Denver-based band blends original beats with poetry and melodic tribal-backed grooves. In 2008, the UM won Westword Magazine's "Best Hip-Hop Band in Colorado" title. After Saturday's show, the band will continue working toward its second album release in August. The UM has shared the stage with Arrested Development, B-Side Players, the Pharcyde and Wu-Tang Clan. Catch them at the Snake Saturday night. Info: www.snakeriversaloon.com

Music duo Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis come together Thursday for a night at the Frisco Historic Park and Gazebo. Willis has been recognized as an acclaimed roots music singer since her recorded debut two decades ago, touted as a pioneer of new country and Americana. Her partner in life and music, Robison, made his mark as a writer of hits such as "Wrapped" (George Strait), "Angry All The Time" (Tim McGraw and Faith Hill) and "Travelin' Soldier" (Dixie Chicks). Catch the pair at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the historic park in Frisco for a free concert. Info: www.townoffrisco.com

Later in the week, three20south hosts The Heavy Pets, who blend rhythm and blues, jazz, funk and reggae fusion with rock and roll. Their self-titled album debuted as one of The Huffington Post's top 10 albums of 2010, which pushed The Pets into the mainstream music scene. The band is known for its "powerhouse live performances and infectious danceable songs with thought-provoking lyrics." Info: www.three20south.com


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