Summit County Music Scene: Hot licks for cold days
Ryan Summerlin June 3, 2013
Revival returns to the Snake
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will host The Freeway Revival on Friday night. The Freeway Revival plays a blend of classic rock, blues, country and jazz, and for this band, it is all about the music, setting goals and finding ways to achieve them. Lead vocalist Adam Clayton said on the band’s website, “Our live shows portray what we are; we want to be the best we can be.” Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Mountain reggae in Alma
Old Soul will bring its original, jam-infused mountain reggae to Alma’s Only Bar on Friday. The band says its music has “improvisational spaces that explore jazzy, jammy-to-melodic rootsy rhythms that simply make you wanna move. … The power of good friends creating all original music with a positive message is really our inspiration; we don’t play any covers.” The show starts at 9:30 p.m., and there is no cover. For more information, visit www.almasonlybar.com.
Whitewater movies, music in Frisco
The Congress will play a show at The Barkley Ballroom on Saturday. Last month, the band, featuring Jonathan Meadows on bass, Scott Lane on guitar and Mark Levy on drums, released its new EP, titled “The Loft Tapes.” The EP consists of seven soul covers recorded by The Congress over a week in January, and this stop in Frisco is the first of a series of shows for the band this summer in the mountains. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 10:30. The Summit Games will be screening whitewater kayaking and other watersport films from 8 to 10. Admission is free before 10 p.m. and $5 after. Visit www.barkleyballrom.com for more information.
Caribbean beats at Rock the Dock
The Rock the Dock Marina party in Frisco will be a day of live music, family fun and good food, featuring the music of Urban Island. Colorado’s newest and most exciting steel drum band will start at 12:30 p.m. Come out and get your groove on to everything from pop classics and light modern rock to danceable Caribbean folk tunes. The party runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call (970) 668-5276.
Snake hosts Summit original
Summit County’s own High 5 will play the Snake River Saloon on Saturday. After more than four years of playing live shows, High Five has evolved into one of the Rocky Mountain region’s finest and tightest musical outfits. These artists play their guts out for fun, producing harmonic-convergence-type results. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Get crazy with Crux
Keystone-based rock band Crux will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom on Sunday. The band’s sound is a blend of heavy metal, grunge and punk. With lots of covers and original songs, they will knock your socks off. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the free show starts at 9:30. Visit www.barkley ballrom.com for more information.
Frisco thumps to catchy tunes
Dance to the beats of Chain Station on Wednesday at The Barkley Ballroom. Chain Station is a four-piece, high-energy, get ’em out on the dance floor string band from the Front Range. They’ve become known for catchy and lyrically poignant original songs, which flow from the mountains, through them and right back to you. The band claims its live shows have become that of legend, with energy and stage antics that guarantee one hell of a night out. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the free show starts at 10. For more information, visit www.barkleyballroom.com.
Free jam rock at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom will host a free show on Thursday with Denver-based band Wonderlic. Wonderlic has been nominated for best rock/jam-improv band in the Westword Music Showcase for the second year in a row. This four-piece, funky rock band is known for its high-energy shows, focusing on original composition and occasional covers, which create a positive and upbeat environment that appeals to dancers and groovers of all ages. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 10. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
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