Friday, Feb. 14
Valentine’s Night party in Frisco
Alex Paul and the Firewall will play a free show at Jonny-G’s Bar, Nightclub & Pizzeria in Frisco for Valentine’s Night on Friday, Feb. 14. The band is a four-piece funk-groove-rock ensemble out of Durango that brings a high-energy show with a lot of danceability. With guitar, kazoo, bass, drums, keyboards and horns, you are bound to find someone to boogie with to your liking on the dance floor. The show starts at 10 p.m., and the bar will be serving up liquid encouragement in $3 Fireball shots and Sam Adams. Visit www.facebook.com/alexpaulandthefirewall for information.
Mountain Standard Time in Breck
Three20south will host Mountain Standard Time and Jet Edison on Friday, Feb. 14. Colorado natives Mountain Standard Time create their own brand of nontraditional bluegrass called Rocky Mountain FreeGrass. Combining a leading mix of acoustic guitar and mandolin, along with keyboards, electric bass, drums and electronic effects, the band has shared its innovative sound and live performance throughout the country for more than four years. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Free music at The Barkley in Frisco
Celebrate Valentine’s Day (before or after your dinner reservations) with a free show featuring Sean Farley at The Barkley Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 14. Farley is one of the best solo guitarists in the country and has made it into the International Blues Challenge three times, taken the stage at the Billtown Blues Festival seven times and has opened for bands such as Yes and Blue Oyster Cult. The music runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Live art, live music in Breckenridge
Cody Wayne will play a live art-music Valentine’s Day show at Taddeo’s Ristorante Italiano in Breckenridge on Friday, Feb. 14. Wayne’s guest artist for this show is Charleen Whiting. In 2013, Wayne cleared 158 shows, with 140 different artists painting live onstage during the music. Throughout the show, raffle tickets will be sold, and the winner will walk away with an acrylic painting that was created live onstage. Competent in portraiture, acrylics and wood carving, Whiting also dabbles in many other mediums. For more information, visit www.reverbnation.com/codywaynelive or call Taddeo’s at (970) 547-5959.
Double-header for Funkiphino
Colorado funk sensation Funkiphino will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15. Pronounced “Funk-If-I-Know,” the band is the most requested group in the region. Each member is hand picked for musicianship and professionalism. Doors open at 4 p.m. both nights, and the music gets started around 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (970) 468-2788.
Cold River City comes to The Goat
Cold River City will take the stage at The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone on Friday, Feb. 14. Born to groove, Cold River City is the love child of funky soul and dirty blues. Fronted by Emma Fields and Brian Hubbert, the six-piece live band features seductive vocal harmonies, screaming slide guitar and a tight rhythm section guaranteed to make you get down with your bad self. The band draws its sound from a variety of genres, creating an intellectual and danceable style it calls psychedelic groove soul. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Saturday, Feb. 15
The Goat hosts Bill McKay Band
The Bill McKay Band will take the stage at The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, Feb. 15. In addition to Bill McKay Band, McKay Brothers and multiple freelance projects, Bill McKay plays solo piano and regular gigs with the True Blue Band and Brother’s Keeper. Proud to be a part of the Colorado music scene for 25 years, McKay keeps moving forward in his pursuit of musical adventure. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Beer fest at The Barkley
The first-ever Ballroom Beer Festival is Saturday, Feb. 15, at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco. Attendees will be able to sample beers of varying styles from four of Colorado’s best microbreweries. Pug Ryan’s, Dillon Dam Brewery, Breckenridge Brewery and Odell will all be on hand to pour their exciting craft beers. The Grand Tasting takes place from 4 to 8 p.m., and live music from the Springdale Quartet and The Whiskey Richards begins at 7 p.m. and goes past midnight. Tickets are $15 for the Grand Tasting, and the music is free after 8 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Blues trio comes to AOB
Alma’s Only Bar will host the Bottoms Up Blues Gang on Saturday, Feb. 15. The Bottoms Up Blues Gang plays a wide range of original and cover material in the style of St. Louis. Influences range from blues to New Orleans jazz to folk-rock songs in the style of Ani DiFranco. The band is touring as a trio, with vocalist Kari Liston, guitarist Jeremy Segel-Moss and harmonica player Adam Andrews. “The general rule for the Bottoms Up Blues Gang is have a good time, so whatever music or songs we play, a good time is what comes of it,” Segel-Moss said. The show starts at 8 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit www.almasonlybar.com for more information.
Local singer-songwriter performs in Breck
On Saturday, Feb. 15, Josh Galvin will be performing at the Tenmile Station Restaurant Starlight Dinner, which delivers diners via sleigh to a gourmet dinner under the stars at the Tenmile Station on Peak 9 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Galvin is an acoustic guitar player, singer-songwriter and recording artist from Breckenridge who plays original songs and eclectic covers. He will play from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit www.joshgalvin.com for more information.
Three20south bumps to classic Rage
Rally ’Round the Family will perform Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut album in its entirety on Saturday, Feb. 15, at three20south in Breckenridge. The idea for Rally ’Round the Family began in 2011 after a collaborative show of ’90s music with a large number of Denver musicians billed as “Foolin’ Around in the ’90s.” Finally, the band came together after fully realizing there was a want and need in Colorado and beyond for the music of Rage Against the Machine in a live setting. Therefore, in March of 2012, Rally ’Round the Family was born. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Sunday, Feb. 16
The Barkley serves up some Cornmeal
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes Cornmeal on Sunday, Feb. 16. Cornmeal set out in 2013 with a newly reformed lineup, a fresh, energetic sound and headed back into the studio to finish its first studio album after almost six years. The band is heavily influenced by American roots and folk music and seamlessly blends lightning-fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and Chain Station opens at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information, visit www.barkleyballroom.com.
Local band plays The Goat
Local favorites the Dewey Paul Band will take the stage at The Goat in Keystone on Sunday, Feb. 16. Fronted by musician-promoter Dewey Paul Moffitt, the Dewey Paul Band boasts a very talented lineup of accomplished musicianship. While Moffitt takes center stage with his graceful guitar and vocal stylings, he is joined by saxophonist extraordinaire Walter Darnell Holland, bass virtuoso Tim Steele, wizard keyboardist Matt Workman and rhythm master Andy Sweetser on drums and percussion. The resulting sound is pure Americana. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Zion I, Sol, MTHDS in Breck
Zion I with Sol and the MTHDS will play three20south in Breckenridge on Sunday, Feb. 16. Founded by producer Amp Live and MC Zumbi in 1997, Zion I is most well known for its futuristic mix of live instrumentation and samples combined with positive and socially conscious lyrics. The Oakland, Calif.-based duo first saw mainstream success with their 1998 release, “Mind Over Matter.” Zion I now has seven studio albums, with the most recent release being 2012’s “Shadowboxing,” which features guest appearances from Bassnectar, Collie Buddz and more. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.