Music Scene: Front man from Big Head Todd and the Monsters plays Breckenridge
Ryan Summerlin March 21, 2014
Friday, March 21
Big Head Todd front man in Breck
Three20south in Breckenridge welcomes Todd Park Mohr and Ben Taylor on Friday, March 21. Best known as the singer and guitarist for Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Mohr got his start in the Colorado music scene in the mid-’80s. Mohr met the rest of his band while attending Columbine High School, but the band didn’t officially form until the members were all in college and Mohr transferred from Colorado State University to the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1987. Joining Mohr is Ben Taylor, the talented offspring of James Taylor and Carly Simon. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
MTHDS invade the Snake
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will host MTHDS on Friday, March 21. Music That Heightens Different Senses combine the fury of punk, the street-wise soul of hip-hop and funk with an over-the-top bombastic roots party groove. The band plays 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.
Punk-bluegrass at The Goat
The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone hosts the EverGreen Grass Band on Friday, March 21. The EverGreen Grass Band was formed in 2008 over the course of many beer- and whiskey-fueled nights hosting the open mic at the Mousetrap Tavern in Eau Claire, Wisc. The four-piece, including guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin, has been playing its distinctive and aggressive blend of bluegrass, punk, rock, jam and country with various members around the Midwest. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Free Colorado jam music at Jonny G’s
Jonny G’s in Frisco will host a free show with High 5 on Friday, March 21. Somewhere in between the majestic altitude of Colorado’s highest peaks and the jubilation of homegrown music, High 5 has found a synergy that transmutes what may first appear like a traditional, jammin’ performance into a sensory-heightening experience. It’s not just another “jam band.” The influences of bluegrass, reggae, folk, Americana, jam, trance, Afro-Cuban and good old rock ’n’ roll combine among the group of artists and are amplified into a full room of sonic wealth. The music starts at 10 p.m. Visit www.jonnygs.com for more information.
Benefit show at AOB
South Park musicians King & I will play a benefit show for a dear friend of the band, Chip Barrett, who severely broke one of his legs in a head-on collision on Hoosier Pass on Valentines Day, on Friday, March 21. “Come celebrate the arrival of spring in the soul of Colorado with the live music of King and I, and support a great man and supporter of local music, Chip Barrett, who has brought us great times and great music for the past 17 years at Alma Festival in the Clouds,” said Saam Golgoon, of King & I. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.almasonlybar.com.
Analog Son returns to Summit County
Analog Son will play The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Friday, March 21. The first album from this funky brainchild, featuring musicians from The Congress, Fox Street, The New Mastersounds, Dumpstaphunk and more, was born at Scanhope Sound in fall 2013. While Jordan Linit (Kinetix/Ableminds) and Josh Fairman (Kinetix) had conceptualized this project for years, much of the composition was impromptu, as each guest musician brought his own unique brand of artistry to the table, stirring up a sizzling musical melting pot. The show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Saturday, March 22
Yelawolf comes to three20south
Yelawolf and The Foodchain will take the stage at three20south on Saturday, March 22. Born in Gadsden, Ala., Michael Wayne Atha found his roots in hip-hop upon moving to Nashville, where he was exposed to a lot of drugs and crime at an early age. Despite having a rough childhood, Wayne was able to work his way up with music and sign to Shady Records and Interscope Records, as well as start his own independent label, Slumerican. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $22.50 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Snake hosts Front Range cover band
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will host The New Classics Band on Saturday March 22. The New Classics Band is one of the top cover bands in Denver, playing your favorite ’80s and ’90s rock hits, ’70s funk and soul and classic rock ’n’ roll dance songs that keep the energy high and get the party going. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Steepwater Band at The Goat
The Steepwater Band will play The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, March 22. Formed in Chicago back in 1998, The Steepwater Band’s signature sound is a nod to early British blues, combined with a modern, raw and gutsy musical approach. Founding members Massey, Bowers and Winters have a synergy that comes from years of playing together. Then in early 2012, Saylors, from Indianapolis, who brought an added depth to the The Steepwater Band’s live sound, joined the long-time trio. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Local singer-songwriter performs in Breck
On Saturday, March 22, 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.
Sunday, March 23
Seattle alt-soul at three20south
Seattle alt-soul band Down North is on its first tour of Colorado, making a stop at three20south in Breckenridge on Sunday, March 23, for a free show. Down North masterfully mixes underground rock and party-fueling soul, regularly lifting up audiences that have been craving new soul sounds from the city that gave the world Wheedle’s Groove and Jimi Hendrix. Down North’s lineup features the bold and sensual talents of lead vocalist Anthony “RenaGade” Briscoe, along with co-leader Brandon Storms, an extremely versatile bassist-guitarist who writes much of the music. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the 21-and-older show. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Tuesday, March 25
Musicians play dubstep, hip-hop
DJ noDJ plays three20south in Breckenridge on Tuesday, March 25. As evidenced by their name, DJ noDJ plays an arsenal of house, dubstep and hip-hop classics without the use of a DJ. Instead, they are live musicians who seamlessly weave songs together while determining their set lists on the spot. In doing this, the band integrates songs from electronic and hip-hop masterminds such as Justice, Biggie Smalls, deadmau5 and more. DJ noDJ features members of This Must Be the Band, who split the duty of front man. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $6. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Wednesday, March 26
All-star string players in Breckenridge
The Grant Farm plays three20south on Wednesday, March 26. The Grant Farm features previous members of Leftover Salmon, The Drew Emmitt Band, Emmitt-Nershi Band and more. In 2009, Tyler Grant chose to shift his focus from the Emmitt-Nershi Band to his own material, which adapted more elements of rock and roots than his previous project. With the help of Andy Thorn and Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), The Grant Farm was officially established in 2011 in Boulder. Alongside Grant, the band features Adrian Engfer, Sean Macaulay, Stephen Thurston and special appearances from Bill Nershi, Pete Goldberg, Keith Moseley and more. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Giving Tree, EverGreen bands in Frisco
The Giving Tree Band with the EverGreen Grass Band will play The Barkley Ballroom on Wednesday, March 26. Led by enigmatic brothers Todd and “E” Fink, The Giving Tree Band is making its way to the head of a classy class of young American songwriters and performers. The Finks extended their brotherhood to all seven members and started out with only a collective heart as big as the ocean. They now wield a wide array of instruments from acoustic and electric guitars, slide guitars and banjos to violin, mandolin and pedal steel. The show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Thursday, March 27
Denver band Wonderlic at Dam Brewery
The Dillon Dam Brewery hosts Wonderlic on Thursday, March 17. 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. Wonderlic’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, this band delivers an entertaining show that appeals to music lovers of all ages. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.dambrewery.com for more information.
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