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Country-disco, roots-rock band Grant Farm will play a set today at three20south in Breckenridge. The band released its self-titled debut on Grant Central Records last year and features Tyler Grant, national flatpicking champion and former guitarist of the Drew Emmitt Band and The Emmitt-Nershi Band. In Grant Farm, he is partnered with drummer Chris Misner, also of the Drew Emmitt Band and Leftover Salmon. "Ace" Engfer on bass and Sean Foley on keyboards complete the quartet. Andrew McConathy and The Drunken Hearts open. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door, and the music starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
AOB hosts the
Fox Street All Stars
The Fox Street All Stars will play Alma's Only Bar today at 9:30 p.m. Jonathan "Skippy" Huvard, guitar and lead vocals, describes the band's music as a combination of rock, soul, roots and funk and said the sound is heavily influenced by the music of New Orleans, The American Delta, Texas and Colorado. Artist influences range from Artetha Franklin to The Meters to the Black Crowes to Tedeshci Trucks Band. The Fox Street All Stars just released its second full-length album, "Tough Talk," and hope to be back in the studio in late summer. The show is free. Call (719) 836-2214 or visit www.almasonly
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American folk music in Dillon
The Continental Divide Land Trust will host "American Kaleidoscope - The Life and Journey of Stephen C. Foster through Song" today. The event will star professional opera singer James Kryshak with piano accompaniment by Len Rhodes. James will intertwine a mix of music with dialogue of the journey of the American folk song and folk tunes that became part of the popular genre and inspired new composers to keep writing today. "American Kaleidoscope" will take place at Lord of the Mountains Church at the corner of U.S. Highway 6 and Evergreen Road. Tickets are $20 at the door. Call (970) 453-3875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Whales rock
Johnny G's in Frisco
Catch The Whales today at Johnny G's in Frisco. The band plays rock 'n' roll with traces of blues, Americana, soul and psychedelia. Though The Whales have been together less than a year, they've already played some well-known stages at The Bluebird Theater, Cervantes, Belly Up Aspen, The Fox Theater and State Bridge Amphitheater and are hoping to start recording a debut album at the start of the summer. The show starts at 10 p.m., and there's no cover. Call (970) 668-5442 for more information.
CMC presents the Met's 'Francesca da Rimini'
The next Metropolitan Opera broadcast will be Ricardo Zandonai's "Francesca da Rimini," an opera based on the "Inferno" section of Dante's immortal "Divine Comedy." The local broadcast will be in the Paul and Eileen Finkel Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge at 10 a.m. Saturday. The opera is set in 13th century Italy, and the plot is relatively simple, revolving around two doomed lovers, the beautiful Francesca (soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek), the daughter of Polenta the Lord of Ravenna, who was tricked into marrying the lame and deformed Gianciotto (baratione Mark Delavan) through a ruse involving his handsome brother, Paolo (tenor Marcello Giordani). Although not produced that frequently and not seen at the Met since 1986, the current production of Zandonai's opera is described as "lavishly beautiful." Visit www.metopera
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Americana rock at
The Barkley Ballroom
The Ryan Flick Band will play The Barkley Ballroom on Saturday. This three-piece band from Denver includes Rick Buitron on drums, Karl Topper on bass and Ryan Flick on guitars and vocals. The band's sound can be described as Americana with roots in rock, folk, blues, country and improvisational jazz. At Saturday's show, expect to hear originals and covers of Dave Matthews Band, Ryan Adams, Grateful Dead, U2 and Wilco. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the band goes on around 10. There's no cover. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for tickets or more information.
Signal Path, Conspirator
On Monday, four-piece electronic group Conspirator and Denver-based band Signal Path will pay a twin bill at three20south in Breck. Conspirator was formed in 2004 by Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (keyboardist and bassist for The Disco Biscuits) and DJ Omen as an outlet to further explore electronic music production. Chris Michetti (of RAQ) and KJ Sawka (of Pendulum) joined the lineup last year. Signal Path was born in the mountains of Missoula, Mont., in 2001, where it forged a unique brand of electronic dance music by splicing technology with raw instrumentalism and musicianship. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $20 in advance or $22 the day of the show. For more information, visit www.three20south.com.