Friday, Dec. 27
Toubab Krewe with Malai Llama will play three20south in Breckenridge on Friday, Dec. 27. The Ashville, N.C.-based band Toubab Krewe creates its own musical direction that infuses rock, international folk strains, African traditions and any other elements that the band deems fit. Toubab Krewe takes influence from all over the musical spectrum and world, which is clearly demonstrated in its organic and innovative musical catalog. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts around 10. Tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door, which includes $1 donation to Toubab Krewe’s “School Krewe Project.” For more information, visit www.three20south.com.
Back-to-back Outlaws in Keystone
The West Water Outlaws will play back-to-back shows at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Dec. 27, and Saturday, Dec. 28. The high-energy rock ’n’ roll band from Boulder was formed in early 2010 playing parties in the basement of singer Blake Rooker’s house. All four members have a strong foundation in blues and rock music, which many listeners recognize as a classic sound, but each and every one of those listeners can tell you something unique and innovative about The Outlaws. Doors open at 4 p.m. both nights, and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Free soul-pop music in Alma
Selasee & The Fafa Family will play a free show at Alma’s Only Bar on Friday, Dec. 27. Selasee, originally from West Africa, began his musical journey at a young age and eventually relocated to Boulder. He started a solo career in 2003 and eventually added players to his band, which resulted in the current act, Selasee & the Fafa Family. His current band blends West African and soul-pop influence, traditional and modern reggae beats and strong instrumentals to create its original sound. Comprised of seven players, the band is made up of Kit drum and bass, two guitars and two horns, plus vocals. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.almasonlybar.com for more information.
Yonder holds five-night run in Boulder
From Friday, Dec. 27, through Tuesday, Dec. 31, Yonder Mountain String Band returns to the Boulder Theater for an epic five-night run in celebration of the release of “YMSB EP ’13,” the band’s brand new EP. Monday, Dec. 30 marks a special YMSB benefit concert for Planet Bluegrass, where 100 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales that evening will go toward helping Planet Bluegrass return to the exceptional place it once was after the disastrous effects of the recent flooding of the Front Range. For more information on the shows, visit www.yondermountain.com.
Saturday, Dec. 28
Breck singer-songwriter plays Blue Sky
Breckenridge singer-songwriter and recording artist Josh Galvin will be performing his original songs and eclectic cover tunes at the Blue Sky Breckenridge Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 28. The show will take place in the lounge from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit www.joshgalvin.com or www.wyndhamvacationrentals.com for more information.
Yamn takes New Year’s Eve off
Yamn, which has thrown the largest New Year’s party in Summit County for four years in a row, will take this New Year’s Eve off and instead bring its high-energy performance to three20south in Breckenridge on Saturday, Dec. 28 for two full sets. While each show will give fans exactly what they keep coming back for — lively beats, grooves that cause instant and contagious grins, heart-warming peaks and head-banging rock riffs — Yamn is a band hungrier than ever to push the limits of their progressive electro rock. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts around 10. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 the day of the show. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
One-woman show hits Keystone, A-Basin
Tiffany Christopher will play après at Arapahoe Basin starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, and Sunday, Dec. 29. Christopher has spent the better part of the past year taking in the space of the desert, locked away with her loop pedals, her kick drum, her ukulele and her electric guitar, carving out a whole new style and taking her music into new and unexplored directions and is leaving her New Mexico home for the Centennial State for a three-week tour — her eighth annual winter tour through Colorado but first as a one-woman band featuring her fresh, finely-tuned new sound. Visit www.tiffanychristopher.com for more information.
Sunday, Dec. 29
New Classics at the Snake
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will host The New Classics Band on Sunday, Dec. 29. The New Classics Band is one of the top cover bands in Denver, playing your favorite ’80s and ’90s rock hits, ’70s funk and soul and classic rock ’n’ roll dance songs that keep the energy high and get the party going. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.