Music Scene: A funky take on Floyd in Keystone
Ryan Summerlin January 30, 2014
Friday, Jan. 31
The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone brings Disco Floyd to town on Friday, Jan. 31. It started as an idea for a single show: Why not do a funky take on Pink Floyd? After five years of ups and downs, the band has arrived at the most solid and talented lineup in its history with the addition of a fat horn section and two keyboard players and a contagious, positive vibration. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Oakhurst plays the Snake
Denver-based quintet Oakhurst will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1. Take a string band and swap out the banjo player for a groovy drummer and you’re well on your way to understanding the sound of Oakhurst. The band spikes traditional bluegrass with rock ’n’ roll and a kamikaze rhythmic sensibility. That danceable concoction, along with three-part harmonies and city-billy swagger keeps the band in high demand. Oakhurst’s unpretentious, go-for-it interpretation of a genre that’s often handled too reverently sparks interest in bluegrass by folks who don’t know Doc Watson from Doc Holliday. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30 both nights. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Check out High 5 at AOB
High 5 will play a free show at Alma’s Only Bar on Friday, Jan. 31. The band plays funky, jazz-infused groove-grass, which band member Levi Corrigan said is inspired by “the free-spirited, open-minded, jam-inducing mountain lifestyle.” Corrigan said to expect “an original, spontaneous, light-hearted, energy-filled evening, changing from song to song, much like the weather in Colorado.” The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.almasonlybar.com.
Saturday, Feb. 1
Juno What? in Breckenridge
Three20south will host Juno What? on Saturday, Feb. 1. Denver’s Juno What? has been making booty-shaking electro-funk since its formation in 2008. The band consists of The Motet’s Joey Porter on keyboard and vocals, Tyron Hendrix (from Stevie Wonder’s touring band) on drums and Steve Watkins on keyboard, bass, vocals and samples. Juno What? has been touring regularly since 2009 and has shared the stage with funk prodigies such as The Pimps of Joytime and Lettuce. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Birthday bash for Arnie at The Goat
The Goat will host the Arnie J. Green Birthday Bash on Saturday, Feb. 1. To hear an Arnie J Green performance — powerful vocals paired with the sweet play of guitar — is to know his soul- and music-enriched beginnings. Green grew up in Vallejo, Calif., where the Bay Area’s secular and religious music inspired him to his life’s calling.
His work with other musicians has varied, taking him from the New Orleans blues of the Subdudes to the Grateful Dead greatness of Shakedown Street and Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. For more information, visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events.
Sam Holt Band at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom welcomes the Sam Holt Band with Walsher Clemons for a free show on Saturday, Feb. 1. Sam Holt is well known for his on stage appearances with Widespread Panic and his national touring band, Outformation, but the Sam Holt Band formed in late 2011 after Holt relocated to Colorado. The band has shared the stage with Shooter Jennings, Keller Williams, 7 Walkers, New Mastersounds, North Mississippi Allstars, Jason Isbell and Jerry Joseph. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Local singer-songwriter performs in Breck
On Saturday, Feb. 1, 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.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Original rock at three20south
The Revivalists and Musketeer Gripweed will take the stage at three20south in Breckenridge on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The Revivalists focus on letting each of their songs take shape on their own, regardless of what they have written in the past or are expected to write in the future. The band combines traditional rock elements with horns and steel guitar, all while expressing each member’s individuality and while staying true to the band’s New Orleans roots. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 in advance or $14 at the door. For more information, visit www.three20south.com.
Hard-driving bluegrass in Frisco
Trout Steak Revival will play The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, Feb. 5. From beginnings as an informal jamming unit during treks through the peaks of the Front Range, Trout Steak Revival has evolved into one of Colorado’s most tightly knit, hard-driving bluegrass bands. Their brand of heartfelt songwriting blends dynamic musicianship with intricately woven harmonies, all tied together with the unmistakable sound of their years of friendship. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleballroom.com for more information.
Thursday, Feb. 6
Salem at the Gold Pan in Breck
Salem will play the Gold Pan Saloon in Breckenridge on Thursday, Feb. 6, as the official house band of Voile Manufacturing. Salem shows combine songwriter Todd Anders Johnson’s original blend of hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul with the Voile backcountry ski culture, promoting “good vibes, great powder and Voile skis, split-boards, bindings and avalanche safety equipment,” the company said. And each stop comes with a chance to win some gear. Visit www.risanmedia.com for more information.
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