The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will thump to the musical stylings of New Family Dog today. New Family Dog is Jon Ridnell’s latest incarnation aimed at getting back to his funk and jazz roots, with Ridnell on guitar and vocals, son Miles Ridnell on bass and vocals, Steve Saviano on drums and Paul Stadler on sax. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Underground hip-hop at AOB
Sid Fly will headline an underground hip-hop show at Alma’s Only Bar today, supported by Subculture Icons, Six O’Clock, Contact and Smitty Foe. Fly said he makes “good music people can have fun to” and to expect “a long night of dancing, drinking and hardcore partying.” Six O’Clock said he’s inspired by “underground hip-hop of the mid-’90s and the people I meet on a daily basis doing this job who enjoy what I do and express that.” Doors open at 9:30 p.m. for the free show. Visit www.almasonlybar.com for more information.
A-Basin hosts local favorites
Local band High Five will play a free show at Arapahoe Basin on Saturday as part of the Shakin’ at the Basin spring concert series. After more than four years of playing live shows, High Five has evolved into one of the Rocky Mountain region’s finest and tightest musical outfits. The music starts at 1 p.m. at the A-Basin base area. Visit www.arapahoebasin.com.
Bluegrass at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom will host Northwest bluegrass and country band Left Coast Country on Wednesday. Based in Portland, Ore., the band delivers both high-energy original compositions and an authentic take on traditional sounds stemming from Bill Monroe to Towns van Zandt. Local Folk will open. There’s no cover for the show. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Transfer Station plays in Frisco
Local duo Transfer Station will play The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday. Since high school, Scott Rhatigan (beats/vocals) and Dylan Gunn (guitar/vocals) have been writing and freestyling together. Both have a wide variety of musical inspiration that helps them form the music they play, from hip-hop to rock, electro to bluesy soul guitar riffs. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 10. Tickets are free for those who are 21 and older and $5 for minors. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.