Music Scene: Breckenridge revives Grateful Dead
Ryan Summerlin November 21, 2013
Grateful Dead revived in Breckenridge
Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue, featuring members of Dark Star Orchestra, will play three20south Friday. Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue was formed in 2005 from the top players of the foremost Grateful Dead tribute bands in the Rocky Mountain region. Based originally on a premise of player interchangeability to suit the situation, compatibility and success have coalesced the band into its present configuration. The band’s forte lies in its faithful rendering of Grateful Dead material, both originals and covers, and the Grateful Dead’s trademark style of improvisation. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the show around 10. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Leung and The Wreck at the Snake
The Snake River Saloon hosts Leung and The Wreck tonight. Pulling from a dominant rock-blues background, Leung and The Wreck keep the traditional, feel-good music alive with modern twists to each song. Electric fast licks, break beats, precision funk bass and stunning vocal wrasps engage audiences of many ranges. Drawing inspiration from Led Zeppelin, Primus, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Jimi Hendrix and Parliament, this up-and-coming band leaves people wondering where they have been hiding. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. There will also be a drawing for an Arapahoe Basin season pass. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Island-infused drum beats at three20south
“Ninja soul” music will echo through three20south on Saturday with Zach Deputy. The eclectic sound of Savanna, Ga.’s, Deputy, which he describes as “island-infused drum ’n’ bass gospel ninja soul,” comes from his unique delivery, which incorporates the looping of chord progressions, beat boxing, guitar, vocals and more. “We love bringing Zach through every year; he’s developed a large local fan base because he’s fascinating to watch — a true one-man band,” said promoter Crawford Byers, of Rocky Mountain Entertainment. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. For more information, visit www.three20south.com.
Hip-hop comes to The Barkley
Local hip-hop group Mikey P ’N’ Key will headline a show with J.I. and Beau Thomas at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday. Doors open at 10:30 p.m., and the free, 21-and-older show starts at 11. Learn more at www.facebook.com/mikeypkey.
Free music in Fairplay
King & I will play the Park Bar in Fairplay on Saturday. King & I is a six-piece ensemble of some the most legendary musicians in the South Park area. With more than 50 years of experience combined, King & I covers the classic rock genre and a few originals and is led by Pete King, a former member of the popular Summit County band The Burn, on guitar and vocals. The show starts at 9 p.m. Park Bar is located at 511 Front St.
Local band rocks the Snake
Breckenridge band Salem will play a show at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday. 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. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Three20south hosts American Babies
American Babies will play a free show at three20south in Breckenridge on Sunday. After having built a name for himself in the electro-rock scene as front man for Brothers Past, Philadelphia-based musician Tommy Hamilton decided to “get back to the basics” with his current project, American Babies. Since forming in 2007, the band has signed to The Royal Potato Family record label and has shared the stage with world-famous acts including The National, Umphrey’s McGee, Railroad Earth, Sheryl Crow and many more. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts around 10. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Tallgrass returns to The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom’s Bluegrass Wednesdays continue with Tallgrass this week. Raised by wolves, taught by squirrels, enemy of the owl, Tallgrass has those-gravel road vocals, quick-picked guitar and a rhythm section with stomping ground sound. Brothers Adam and Austin Morford formed Tallgrass with Matt Skinner in May 2011, after the three friends played together for nearly a decade as members of the Jensen Connection and the Gglitch. Influenced by old-timey songs while digging through new-timey sounds, Tallgrass writes and performs homemade auditory originals. The show starts around 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Electro-funk legend in Breck
The Polish Ambassador will bring the beats to three20south in Breckenridge on Thursday. For the past six years, David Sugalski, better known as The Polish Ambassador, has been pushing the boundaries of electronic and funk music, creating a unique sonic concoction flavored with retro hip-hop beats that is out of this world. Alongside The Polish Ambassador is the visual artist, Liminus, who creates eye-catching masterpieces that take live audiences to a whole new dimension. The Polish Ambassador is currently taking his Space Escalade all across the United States with his side project Wildlight, which features Ayla Nereo on vocals. Also joining the bill in Breckenridge is Congo Sanchez, drummer from Thievery Corporation, performing a DJ set. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
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