Friday, Nov. 22
Art and music at Motherloaded
Cody Wayne will bring his unique show, a marriage between live art and live music, to the Motherloaded Tavern on Friday, Nov. 22. For his 155th show this year, Wayne will be partnering with Alyssa Serpentini, an architectural upholstery and faux painting expert. “Simply, I fill spaces with color and texture,” Serpentini said about her work. The show beings at 6 p.m. and runs until 1 a.m. For the Motherloaded’s full lineup of live music, trivia and more, visit www.motherloadedtavern.com. For more information on Wayne, his music and his collaborative art, visit www.facebook.com/codywaynelive.
Free show at three20south
Three20south will host a free show with Denver band Atomga on Friday, Nov. 22. Founded in 2011, Atomga is already a planet-sized, 11-piece Afrobeat force taking the scene by storm. The band is not afraid to take chances while staying true to their authentic roots. With every performance, you get a four-piece, power-packed horn section, a steadfast percussion trifecta, a deep-grooving rhythm section and solid, engaging vocals. Every show turns into a booty-shaking dance party that leaves audiences exhausted from moving but still craving more. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Progressive dance music at AOB
Technicolor Tone Factory will play a free show at Alma’s Only Bar on Friday, Nov. 22. Having individually come from a variety of musical and geographical backgrounds, Technicolor Tone Factory comes together to create a sound that is pure and unique and ranges from progressive rock compositions and country hoedowns to trance-dance musical voyages. Having paid homage to such bands as Daft Punk, Pink Floyd, Bela Fleck, and even Rodgers and Hammerstein, nothing seems impossible for their musical prowess. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.almasonlybar.com for more information.
Midwest singer-songwriter at Snake
The Snake River Saloon hosts the John Truscelli Band on Friday, Nov. 22. On his website, Truscelli describes his music as “soulful Americana rock with a timeless sound and sweet guitar leads.” The hometown Midwest songwriting of Truscelli’s debut album, “Leave Tomorrow,” warms the soul with something familiar sounding and rocks you at the same time. Download or listen to tracks at www.cdbaby.com/cd/truscelli. Doors open at the Snake at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Saturday, Nov. 23
three20south hosts two acts
Jimkata, from Ithaca, N.Y., and Chicago-based The Main Squeeze will play back to back at three20south in Breckenridge on Saturday, Nov. 23. Jimkata’s electro-rock captures the momentum of the electronic-dance-music scene by combining the elements of analog synthesizers and heavy bass with a guitar and vocal style that adds an indie rock vibe, topped off with raw and relatable lyrics. In four short years, The Main Squeeze has opened for The Roots and Jane’s Addiction at the official Super Bowl XLVI tailgate party in Indianapolis, played Bonnaroo and other notable music festivals and has won an international battle of the bands in China against bands from all over the world. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
The Beatles revisited
Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute, will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 23. Doctor Robert is a new generation of Beatles tribute band from the mountains of Colorado, performing extended, high-energy sets of music ranging from “Please Please Me” to “Abbey Road,” with no two set lists ever being the same. With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of more than 100 songs of The Beatles’ repertoire, Doctor Robert redefines the concept of a Beatles tribute band. The show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
The Snakes holds Congress
The Congress rocks the Snake River Saloon on Saturday, Nov. 23. The band is a natural evolution of more than 60 years of purely American music. With a spirit rooted just south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and now calling Denver home, The Congress plays traditional rock ’n’ roll. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music gets started around 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (970) 468-2788.