Summit County music: Taste the symphonic rainbow
Ryan Summerlin June 7, 2013
Jazz-rock at AOB
Alma’s Only Bar will be grooving to the sounds of Malai Llama today. Malai Llama is a five-piece instrumental band that combines genres such as jazz, rock and electronica in a psychedelic fusion, pushing musical boundaries by combining the real energy of instrumentation with the electronic exploration of synthesizers, turntables and samples in dynamic song structures. People all around Colorado have been moving their feet to the band’s grooves. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.almasonly bar.com for more information.
Snake hosts local legend and his band
The Arnie J. Green Band will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone tonight. The band is Green on guitar and vocals, Eric Lilley on keys and vocals, Larry “Buster” Elwood on bass and Jimmy Yozell on drums. Covers range from The Commodores to Led Zeppelin to The Talking Heads, with some originals thrown in. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Fiddle rock at The Barkley
James and The Devil will rock The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday night. Formed in Denver, James and The Devil perform their own brand of music, best described as Rocky Mountain fiddle rock. Rhythm guitarist and lyricist Jim Campbell brings a unique element, providing a clever assortment of songwriting, while equipped with a quick-tempo, intense vocal performance. Brain Food opens at 9 p.m., and James and The Devil will go on at 10:30. The show is free before 10 p.m. and $3 after. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Something familiar sounding at the Snake
John Truscelli will play acoustic hits at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday. On his website, Truscelli describes his music as “soulful Americana rock with a timeless sound and sweet guitar leads.” The hometown Midwest songwriting of Truscelli’s debut album, “Leave Tomorrow,” warms the soul with something familiar sounding and rocks you at the same time. Download or listen to tracks at www.cdbaby.com/cd/truscelli. Doors open at the Snake at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Festival for Water brings The Motet to Denver
The Festival for Water will take place from 4-9 p.m. at Civic Center Park in Denver on Sunday. Coordinated by Denver-based international nonprofit Water for People in collaboration with Coors Light and the American Water Works Association, this free music festival will help to raise awareness and funds for the global water crisis and unite some of the top water organizations, both domestic and international. The Motet will headline the festival, with additional performances from Bonerama and Broken Tongues. Denver food trucks including Street Eats, Vegan Van, Manna From Heaven, The Bistro Bus, Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs and Stuebens will also join the festival, each donating 10 percent of all sales from the night to Water for People and their work across Africa, Asia and Latin America. For more information, visit www.festivalforwater.org.
Jaden Carlson Band plays in Frisco
Before the show Jaden Carlson Band show in Frisco on Tuesday, Envy Salon, along with High Country Conservation Center and host The Barkley Ballroom, will bring you the best information on green living, healthy nutrition, wellness and fitness education and overall happy lifestyles in Summit County as part of this G.E.M. Event Night. The G.E.M. program is designed to bring together a healthier, greener community here in Summit County. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the expo, and the Jaden Carlson Band plays at 9. There is no cover. For more information, visit www.barkley ballroom.com.
Crankin’ bluegrass at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom will host the Kitchen Dwellers on Wednesday. With Joe Funk from Alaska, Shawn Swain from Colorado, Torrin Daniels from Montana, Tyler Schultz from Illinois and Kyle Shelstad from Wisconsin, the Kitchen Dwellers come together to form democratic, free-form sonic bliss. The band features a standard bluegrass lineup of banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and bass cranking bluegrass, blues and psychedelic rock ’n’ roll. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the free show starts at 9:30. For more information, visit www.barkleyballroom.com.
Music to put you in a barbecue mood
The New Mastersounds will play a show at The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday to kick of the Frisco BBQ. The band’s recorded catalogue boasts 24, 7-inch singles; eight studio albums; two live albums; one remix album and three compilation albums, released variously in the U.K., U.S. and Japan, where they continue to tour extensively. As a band, and as individuals, the New Mastersounds have collaborated or jammed with an impressive array of musicians DJs and producers, including Page McConnell (Phish), Karl Denson (Lenny Kravitz/Greyboy AllStars) and Art Neville (Neville Brothers, The Meters). The Springdale Quartet opens at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
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