Rocking into summer
Ryan Summerlin May 17, 2013
Technicolor Tone Factory at AOB
Alma’s Only Bar will host Technicolor Tone Factory today. The band plays an electric blend of rock, jam, funk and blues and is most often compared to Umphrey’s McGee. Band manager JT Hammett said to expect “high-energy original tunes and raging covers. We got our start playing house parties in Boulder, so we always try to throw ridiculous parties.” TTF just finished recording an eight-track LP in Denver, and the album is scheduled to be released mid-summer. The free show at AOB starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.almasonlybar.com or call (719) 836-2214 for more information.
Arnie Green Band in Keystone
The Arnie Green Band will play at the Snake River Saloon today. Green has said that he thrives on live performances. His work with other musicians is 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 band is a foursome, including Eric Lilley on keys, the bass playing of Larry Elwood and Jimmy Yozell’s drums, along with Green on guitar and vocals. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Funk and blues in Frisco
Big Medicine Gang will play The Barkley Ballroom on Saturday. The band’s high-energy, original sound is a stiff cocktail of blues, funk and reggae. It’s reminiscent of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Sam & Dave and Led Zeppelin, as well as a healthy dose of reggae fueled by Sublime, the Wailers and the Skatalites. The doors will open at 9 p.m. for the free show, and Red Room Rendezvous will kick off the music at 9:30. For more information, visit www.barkleyballroom.com.
Shakin’ at the Basin continues
Arapahoe Basin will blast back to the ’80s on Saturday with the Six Million Dollar Band, part of the Shakin’ at the Basin spring concert series. The band (6MDB to its fans) delivers high-energy ’80s new wave music using a combination of new and old technology. Five keyboards complement the guitar, drum and bass rhythm section, producing the classic sounds ’80s fans love to hear. The music starts at 1 p.m. at the A-Basin base area. Visit www.arapa hoebasin.com for more information.
Snake hosts local band
Summit County hard-rock band Crux will invade the Snake River Saloon on Saturday. The band is Jason Nix on lead guitar and vocals, Kendrick Flor on drums and vocals and Ryan Nagle on bass, vocals and production. Crux lists Tool, A Perfect Circle and Metallica among its influences. Doors open at the Snake at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Doubleheader at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom with host a doubleheader Sunday with the Fear Nuttin Band and 3 Legged Fox. Fear Nuttin band is an all-original reggae and rock-style band that is driven to write honest and real music. Composed of three members from Jamaica and three from the United States, the band has developed a sound that combines elements of reggae, rock, hip-hop, hardcore, dancehall and metal. Philadelphia-based Three Legged Fox became a fixture on the Eastern rock circuit after winning the University of Delaware’s 2006 Battle of the Bands — the band’s first performance. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show, with the Fear Nuttin Band taking the stage at 10 and 3 Legged Fox following at 11:30. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Psychedelic rock in Summit
Mosey West will rock the The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday. The band fuses psychedelic, folk and country-rock influences in a hazy cloud of distorted guitar and reverb-soaked vocals. The raw and edgy roots rock group is known for its live energy on stage, soaring harmonies and unique performances. The band is currently in and out of the studio recording its third album at Blasting Room Studios in Fort Collins. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the free show starts at 9:30. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
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