Friday, April 18
Season-ending shows at three20south
People Under the Stairs and Revolutionary Rhythm will play a show at three20south in Breckenridge on Friday, April 18. Since forming in 1998, People Under the Stairs has become one of the most successful independent hip-hop artists ever. The group is self-managed, produced and engineered by its members, Thes One and Double K. Despite being unable to gain mainstream success, the duo has played more than a thousand sold-out shows and festivals all over the world, released seven albums, and they were even invited to make a guest appearance on and remix the main theme for “The Simpsons’ 20th Anniversary Special,” as well as appear on “Run’s House,” “Entourage” and the film “Street Dreams.” Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $14 in advance or $16 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Folk, funk, rock in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco will host The Magic Beans on Friday, April 18. The Magic Beans are well known for going between folk, funk, rock and electronica in a single composition.
With original set lists each night and the added element of improvisation, there is always something special that can happen at every show. The group has made a name for itself with a deep cannon of original songs, virtuosic playing and fusing genres while connecting with their fan base in a way that is not typical with other bands.
Drawing from a wide range of influences, the Beans’ style can be described as natural and all encompassing, encapsulating the diverse interests of each musician in the band and today’s music lovers into one package. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $6. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
junk at the Snake
Harmonious Junk will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, April 18. Harmonious Junk is a Denver-based rock group fusing jazz, funk, progressive and improvisational styles led by former James Brown lead guitarist Damon Wood. The band was voted best Jamband by Westword magazine in 2005 and plays 60 to 80 Colorado shows per year. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Local duo at MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge will welcome Drew & Brett on Friday, April 18. The local duo plays live rocking guitar, foot-tapping bass and smooth vocals. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit www.motherloadedtavern.com for more information.
Saturday, April 19
Have a party, a MartyParty
MartyParty with special guest Unlimited Gravity will play three20south in Breckenridge on Saturday, April 19. MartyParty, aka Martin Folb, brings a fresh breath through the EDM community with his musically diverse, all-original live shows, which have been widely regarded as some of the best in the business. The South African-born Brooklyn native has been storming festivals and clubs through North America with his seductive and melodic bass that crosses over the genres of hip-hop, trap, dubstep and EDM. The result is an amusement park ride through a symphonic purple odyssey that explodes into a one-of-a-kind live experience. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the 21 and older show, and tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
MotherLoaded presents Stoney Live
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge welcomes Stoney Live on Saturday, April 19. Justin Stone brings classic covers back to life, from Johnny Cash, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond and OAR to The Rolling Stones. He brings a certain amount of Texas red dirt music to the mountains, as well. Stone plays the best of the ’80s and ’90s rocking the house and inviting you to dance on the table. The free show starts at 10 p.m. Visit www.motherloadedtavern.com for more information.
Snake hosts Funky Johnson
Funky Johnson will play the season’s closing night show at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, April 19. From the metropolis of Summit County comes a funk outfit with tasty vocals, virtuosic guitar grooves, solid bass and tight drum beats. The band plays originals and covers ranging from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to James Brown, Aretha Franklin, the artist formerly known as Prince and The Funky Meters. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Hear Rogue Sound at AOB
Rogue Sound will play Alma’s Only Bar’s 420 Party on Saturday, April 19. Rogue Sound in its purest form is a reggae-fusion power trio, with roots in hip-hop, rock and jazz. The group’s bilingual lyrics and easy-going vibe seamlessly cross cultures and genres while mixing musicianship with simplicity in a positive party atmosphere. The band is often joined by guest MC’s, DJ’s, keyboards and brass, all of which provide infinite musical possibilities, from holding down a funk or reggae groove to exploring the fullest potential of an out-of-this-world atonal space jam. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.almasonlybar.com for more information.
Get your Boogie on
On Saturday, April 19, New Speedway Boogie will invade The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco for the last show of the ski season. Believing in the true spirit of improvisation, this Grateful Dead tribute band has no musical boundaries. Refusing to be limited by anything but its own creativity, New Speedway Boogie will take you on a joyful musical journey. This is face-stealing, bone-shaking, ’70s-style Grateful Dead. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Sunday, April 20
Phish, The Dead at three20south
Three20south in Breckenridge will welcome DeadPhish Orchestra on Sunday, April 20, to close out the ski season. DeadPhish Orchestra describes itself as “a seamless web of Grateful Dead and Phish to split open and melt your face.” This Boulder-based jam band/tribute act has found its niche by mashing up classics from the Grateful Dead and Phish to the delight of fans — think “Help Slip Sand Slip Frankenstein” or “Run Like an Other One.” No matter what song combination this quartet comes up with, segues between songs and bands are fluid. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.