Free music at Copper today
Rob Drabkin will play a free show tonight as part of the Copper Mountain summer concert series. “I’m pretty sure no other performer at the festival had more hair on his head than Rob Drabkin. The afro-headed acoustic guitar player cuts a memorable image to people who see him perform for the first time. He busted out his trademark flip-flop rock tunes to an adoring crowd. In fact, after the third song, Rob and his band were pulling in inquisitive newbies like a moth to a flame,” wrote Westword Magazine in its Mile High Music Festival review of Drabkin. The music runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit www.coppercolorado.com for more information.
MTHDS play the Snake in Keystone
The MTHDS return to Summit County for a show at the Snake River Saloon tonight. Music That Heightens Different Senses combine the fury of punk and the street-wise soul of hip-hop and funk with an over-the-top bombastic roots party groove. The band’s Facebook page says their music is “like the Partridge Family if the Mom was Lauryn Hill and the kids were Jimi Hendrix, Common, Peter Tosh, Sid Vicious and Q-tip.” Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Nederland favorites come to Breck
Mountain Standard Time will grace the stage at three20south tonight. Hailing from Nederland, Mountain Standard Time creates its own brand of nontraditional bluegrass, much like fellow Coloradans Yonder Mountain String Band did before it. Combining a leading mix of acoustic guitar and mandolin, along with keyboards, electric bass, drums and electronic effects, MST creates a unique sound that has been turning heads and exciting ears all throughout the country for almost five years. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 10. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Call (970) 368-3204 for more information.
Get a slice of home in Dillon
The HomeSlice Band will play the Dillon Amphitheatre on Saturday as part of the town of Dillon’s Sunset at the Summit concert series. HomeSlice Band is a nine-piece vocal and horn musical powerhouse group based in Denver. The enthusiastic and animated performances of the group are targeted to captivate and entertain a wide variety of audiences and ages, and the members have an impressive wealth of professional experience from a full spectrum of musical genres, including rock, funk, blues, bluegrass, jazz and all that is awesome. The music runs from 7 to 9 p.m., and the show is free. Visit www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Phish webcast at three20south
Three20south will host a live Phish webcast from Chicago, followed by live music from Dorian Vibe, on Saturday. Phish’s second night at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island will stream live up on the big screen and through the club’s booming PA via livephish.com. Livephish.com will broadcast a 10-camera, high-definition shoot with high-quality audio mixed. Denver-based band Dorian Vibe is one of the region’s tightest and most compelling groups in the burgeoning Colorado jam scene. Carving their own path between improvisational rock and radio-friendly originals, they infuse soaring melodies with happening grooves. The free show starts at 6 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (970) 368-3204 or visit www.three20south.com.
Acoustic jams at Festival in the Clouds
Josh Galvin will bring his acoustic tunes to the Alma Festival in the Clouds on Sunday as part of the two-day fundraiser for the town of Alma, which features live music, art, food, camping and good spirits. Galvin is an acoustic guitar player, singer-songwriter and recording artist from Breckenridge, and his original songs range from humorous and country western to heartfelt ballads delivered in an interactive and relaxed style that will have you coming back for more. Galvin will perform from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.audiomountain.com.
Pink Floyd tribute in Frisco
Wish You Were Pink will play a show at The Barkley Ballroom on Saturday. Formed in 2012, the members of Wish You Were Pink, a Pink Floyd tribute band from Northern Colorado, each agree that there’s something special about the experimental rock band and its sound, something so special they wanted to try it themselves. Gravitated by the progressive productions and inspired by the timeless albums, this seven-piece band has set out to recreate several of Pink Floyd’s most classic albums. There is a $5 cover charge. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 10. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
More Phish for your face
Three20south will host a second live Phish webcast from Chicago on Sunday. Phish’s third and final night at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island will stream live up on the big screen and through the club’s booming PA via livephish.com. Livephish.com will broadcast a 10-camera, high-definition shoot with high-quality audio mixed. The free show starts at 6 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com, call (970) 368-3204 or visit www.three20south.com.
Willie Nelson’s daughter in Frisco
The Paula Nelson Band will rock The Barkley Ballroom on Monday. Willie Nelson’s daughter Paula was born in Houston, Texas, into a family of music and entertainment. She started playing piano and singing at the age of 7. She drew early influences from singers such as Jesse Colter and Rita Coolidge, whose bluesy, supple vocal style provided one of Paula’s earliest templates as she found her own voice. There is a $5 cover. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., Matt “Flanders” Meehan opens at 9, and Paula Nelson Band goes on at 10. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Play some MathGames at The Barkley
Fareed Haque’s Mathgames! brings jazztronica to The Barkley Ballroom on Tuesday. Garaj Mahal’s front man Fareed Haque is a world-renowned guitar virtuoso. Professor Haque recently returned from interstellar pan dimensional time travel to bring “jazztronica” to Earth with his new band, MathGames. By infusing a musical equation that mixes genres, tempos, melodies and abnormal beats, MathGames! takes you on an innovative musical adventure. There is a $5 cover. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 10. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Horn-driven rock ’n’ roll in Breck
The Holy Ghost Tent Revival will invade three20south in Breckenridge on Wednesday. Since forming in 2007, Holy Ghost Tent Revival — a six-piece rock band from Greensboro, N.C. — has played roughly 300 dates per year, released four albums and gained a solid reputation for their eclectic sound and passionate performances. They can be found bringing their blend of Dixieland, folk and horn-driven rock ’n’ roll all over the U.S., headlining festivals and respected venues year-round. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the music starts around 10. Tickets are $5. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (970) 368-3204 or visit www.three20south.com.
Appalachian Rock comes to the High Country
Big Daddy Love takes the stage at The Barkley Ballroom on Wednesday. Essentially organic in both disposition and composition, Big Daddy Love is a five-piece band with a unique and natural blend of rock, roots and bluegrass that they call “Appalachian Rock.” Their high-energy performances, fueled by a combination of fiery vocals, sweet-sugary harmonies and striking instrumental dynamics that range from bombastic assaults to soothing grooves, have garnered them a strong, passionate following throughout their home region. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the free show starts at 9:30. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Bottomless talent in Breck
The Willie Waldman Project, featuring Brian Jordan of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will play three20south on Thursday. For Willie Waldman, every gig is like a band debut, with one important exception: Every member is not only talented but vastly experienced. That is the intrigue of the Willie Waldman Project. The band is ever-changing, as Waldman pulls noted musicians from all styles and geographical locations to play free-form music created on the spot. This represents the true history of jazz! Doors open at 9 p.m., and show time is around 10. Tickets are $6. For more information, email email@example.com, call (970) 368-3204 or visit www.three20south.com.
Free concert in Frisco
The town of Frisco will feature music by The Trishas as part of its free Concerts in the Park series Thursday. The four principal members of Austin’s The Trishas would have you believe that they’re not blood related. But a DNA test might be in order. True, their individual bios may support their claims of having all had separate lives before meeting one another, but to hear them sing together, you would swear they were harmonizing from the womb. Their comfort level with one another is obvious; they laugh frequently and easily together, and even on tiny stages, they smoothly switch among a variety of stringed and percussion instruments, including drums. The music begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Frisco Historic Park, and refreshments are provided by and benefit Team Summit. Visit www.townoffrisco.com for more information.
Funky rock from the Front Range
Wonderlic will play at the Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday. Wonderlic is a funky rock band from Denver that has been playing along the Colorado Front Range for the past six years. The lineup consists of an eight-string electric mandolin, guitar, drums and bass. The band’s high-energy shows focus on original compositions and occasional covers that span a mix of genres, including funk, bluegrass and jazz. Whether you like to dance or if you’d rather rock, Wonderlic delivers an entertaining show that appeals to music lovers of all ages. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.dambrewery.com for more information.
Surf sounds in The Barkley
Mike Pinto and Natural Vibes will play a twinbill at The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday. Mike Pinto has crafted an exceptional style of songwriting with a truly unique take on roots, vintage rock, folk, reggae, ska and classic surf. However, it is his distinctive voice and seamless storytelling skills that have brought Pinto so much success both in the United States and overseas. Natural Vibrations (aka Natural Vibes or Natty Vibes) is Hawaii’s most popular band from the Windward side of Oahu. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the free show starts at 10. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.