Summit County Music Scene: Bring the noise
Ryan Summerlin August 11, 2013
New Classics at the Snake
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will host The New Classics Band tonight. 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.
Free music in Alma
The People’s Abstract will play a free show at Alma’s Only Bar on Friday. The People’s Abstract formed in May 2012. The band draws influences from all aspects of music and life. The band members combine jazz, heavy metal, funk and classical music to capture a broad sound and diverse following. Band member Sean Dandurand said to expect “a show full of odd meter grooves and psychedelic noise.” The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.almasonlybar.com for more information.
The music of two legendary bands
Dead Floyd will rock The Barkley Ballroom on Saturday. Dead Floyd is a celebration of the music of two of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest bands — The Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd — mashed together into one high-energy, unpredictable show. Drawing from both extensive catalogs of music, Dead Floyd performances include early rarities and modern classics and everything between. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show is free before 10 and $5 after. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Old meets new at the Snake
Funky Johnson will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday. Funky Johnson is a soulful blend of old and new that moves audiences to their feet. The band features Chris Bauer on guitar and vocals, Dan Brewer on bass, Dave Nichols on drums, Christopher Zaragoza on percussion, Hot Lips on saxophone and Jessica Jones on vocals. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Sunset at the Summit series continues
The Manuel Molina Latin Combo will take the stage at the Dillon Amphitheatre on Saturday as part of the Sunset at the Summit free concert series. Manuel Molina has led various musical groups around the world for more than 25 years, providing professional Latin entertainment. His band, Hot Molina, has traveled the world performing for the United States Department of Defense and various U.S. embassies overseas. The music runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit www.townofdillon.com for more information.
Barkley hosts a dance party
Juno What!? will bring its shameless dance party to The Barkley Ballroom on Sunday. Formed in 2008, the band has quickly become the leading practitioner of high-energy disco booty jams and live electro-funk. Catalyzing dance floors into sonic landscapes, the band has ignited a devoted following of fans by providing raw, electrifying shows. Doors open at 9 p.m, and Gravity A will get the music started. The show is $5 before 10 p.m. and $10 after. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Two shows for Timmy Vilgiate
Timmy Vilgiate will play two shows in Summit County on Tuesday. The first one will take place at the Cool River Coffee House in Breckenridge at 9 a.m., followed by a show at the Pour House in Dillon at noon. Vilgiate plays mandola, banjo, mandolin, piano, bass, guitar, synthesizer and percussion and compares his music to bands such as Arcade Fire, Anathallo, Foster the People and Bright Eyes. For more information, visit www.reverbnation.com/vilgiatetimothy.
Roots rock and blues in Frisco
The town of Frisco will feature music by Musketeer Gripweed as part of its free Concerts in the Park series Thursday. Equal parts roots rock, Delta blues and performance art, a Musketeer Gripweed performance transports audiences to a world long past — one crisscrossed with dusty country roads and populated by highway bandits, snake-oil salesmen and charlatans. The music begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Frisco Historic Park, and refreshments are provided by and benefit League for Animals & People of the Summit (LAPS). Visit www.townoffrisco.com for more information.
Chali 2na plays three20south
Chali 2na will perform at three20south on Thursday. Born in Chicago, Charles Stewart, better known as Chali 2na, is best known as being one of the members of Jurassic 5, as well as a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Salsa Funk band Ozomatli. Along with his career in music, Joining this hip-hop legend will be House of Vibe, as well as Denver natives MTHDS. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the music starts at 10. Call (970) 368-3204 or visit www.three20south.com for more information.
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