Friday, Nov. 8
MTHDS rock the Snake
The MTHDS will play back-to-back shows at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 9. Music That Heightens Different Senses combines the fury of punk, the street-wise soul of hip-hop and funk with an over-the-top bombastic roots party groove. The music is rock influenced by hip-hop, reggae and punk — 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.
Launch your ski season in Breck
Celebrate the start of ski season in Breckenridge on Friday, Nov. 8, with lg.group and SoGnar at three20south. This also marks the official release of Breckenridge Brewery X Never Summer Colab Beer “Imperial Express” in Summit County. The show features live performances from Raw Russ (https://soundcloud.com/raw-russ), WUKI (https://soundcloud.com/iamwuki), Cobraconda (https://soundcloud.com/cobraconda) and ThuMpeR. There will also be a twerk contest hosted by Cobraconda. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there’s a $10 cover. Visit www.three20south.comtarget="_blank">www.three20south.com for more information.
Free music at Copper Mountain
Copper Mountain will host a free live concert with The Swon Brothers from NBC’s “The Voice” on Friday, Nov. 8, as part of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team announcement event. The Swon Brothers spent years performing and recording music on their own label, which have been well-received among their ever-growing fan base. Songs like the irresistibly catchy “Oklahoma Lovin’” and the bluesy, soulful “This Close To Gone,” show their ability to write gripping lyrics that resonate with audiences from young to old. Their strong brotherly bond is undeniable in their everyday life as well as their performances, as they good-naturedly rib and tease each other onstage and trade off on tunes. The free show starts at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.comtarget="_blank">www.coppercolorado.com.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Metal favorites invade Frisco
Speak of the Devil with Crux will bring down the house with a free show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday, Nov. 9. Speak of the Devil is the premier metal band playing Metallica, Black Sabbath and other head-banging, mosh pit-inducing favorites. Crux is Jason Nix on lead guitar and vocals, Kendrick Flor on drums and vocals and Ryan Nagle on bass, vocals and production and lists Tool, A Perfect Circle and Metallica among its influences. The show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.comtarget="_blank">www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Salem plays CAIC benefit
Hometown band Salem will play the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge on Saturday, Nov. 9, as part of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center fundraiser. Salem performs Todd Anders Johnson’s socially conscious compositions blending funk, hip-hop and electronica. The band has played many competitive snowsports events, including the 48 Straight King of the Mountain in Sun Valley, the US Freeskiing Open, The US Snowboarding Grand Prix, Breckenridge Spring Massive, Keystone River Run Rocks and the North Face Masters of Snowboarding. General admission to the benefit is $35, and the event starts at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.friendsofcaic.orgtarget="_blank">www.friendsofcaic.org.
Sunday, Nov. 10
Booty Band brings funk to The Goat
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band will play The Goat Tavern in Keystone on Sunday, Nov. 10. Booty Band is a funkadelic five-piece featuring smokin’ horns, a keytar slinging babe-a-licious brunette and old school funk rhythms. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of George Clinton’s PFunk, New Mastersounds, DJ leSpam, Pimps of the Joytime, Galactic, Spoonfed Tribe, Monophonics and Jimkata! and are regular favorites at festivals and venues across the country. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9:30. Tickets for the 21 and older show are $6. For more information, visit www.thegoattavern.comtarget="_blank">www.thegoattavern.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Bluegrass hog heaven at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom will host Hog Magundy on Wednesday, Nov. 13, continuing its Bluegrass Wednesdays series. Hog Magundy’s passion for bluegrass and jam music shines as they bring a new kind of foot-stomping-good-timey grass music. Their shows are a mix of unique originals and covers from across the musical spectrum that will be sure to get the dance party started. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the free show starts at 9:30. Visit www.barkleyballroom.comtarget="_blank">www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.