Friday, Feb. 28
African drumming plus Zeppelin
The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern will host AfroZep on Friday, Feb. 28. AfroZep originated in 2009 with the mission to spread African music to wider audiences while paying tribute to the greatest heavy rock band of all time. Some tunes are straight mash-ups of Fela Kuti and Zeppelin, and others are Zep tunes but set to original grooves based off the music of artists such as Tinariwen, Thomas Mapfumo and Franco. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Jonny-G’s is going ’80s
Jonny-G’s is throwing a free radical ’80s party on Friday, Feb. 28. It’ll be all ’80s all night with special guest DJ Rad playing all the best from the ’80s (mostly one-hit wonders), and there will be special throwback prices on drinks, too. Ladies drink $1 wells ($2 for the fellas) and $3 Fireballs. Visit www.jonnygs.com for more information.
Three20south hosts American Babies
Alt-country band American Babies will bring their brand of beats to three20south in Breckenridge on Friday, Feb. 28. Since 2007, American Babies has been the mouthpiece for Philadelphia-based musician Tom Hamilton. After spending the early 2000s building a national fan base fronting the electro-rock band Brothers Past, releasing two critically acclaimed albums and averaging 150 shows a year, a change was in order. The band has shared the bill with numerous like-minded acts such as Derek Trucks, Sheryl Crow, Umphrey’s McGee, Railroad Earth and The National. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the 21 and older show, and tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Get your Swerve on in Keystone
Swerve will play the Snake River Saloon on Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1. Swerve is a professional, working cover band based in Denver, performing rock, classic rock and modern country, as well as a variety of other material. The band has performed on large and small stages at bars, festivals and private events. Its stage show and set list are diverse enough to entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Saturday, March 1
Barkley welcomes Dirty Dozen Brass Band
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will take the stage with New Sound Underground and special guest vocalist Arielle Verinis on Saturday, March 1, at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco. To describe how the Dirty Dozen Brass Band has arrived at its 35th anniversary, trumpet player Gregory Davis employs a tried-and-true New Orleans-centric analogy: “It ends up being like a pot of gumbo — you drop in a little okra, drop in a little shrimp, you drop in some crabs. Before you know it, you’ve mixed in all these different ingredients and you’ve got a beautiful soup. That was our approach to music early on and it still is today.” Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $15. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Rebel Tongue at The Goat
Rebel Tongue will take the stage at The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, March 1. Rebel Tongue seamlessly weaves hip-hop, funk, jazz and soul music into a live and intense array of powerful songwriting that leaves you eager for more. Composed of versatile artists, they easily respond to the call of any venue and set the stage ablaze. Various members have performed at such premier Colorado venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater, The Fillmore Auditorium, The Fox Theater, The Belly Up Aspen, The Ogden Theater and The Bluebird Theater. 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 1, 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.
Tuesday, March 4
Mardi Gras in Keystone with Funky Johnson
Funky Johnson will play a Mardi Gras show at The Goat in Keystone on Tuesday, March 4. From the metropolis of Summit County comes a funk outfit with tasty vocals, virtuosic guitar grooves, solid bass and tight drum beats. The band plays originals and covers ranging from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind & Fire to James Brown, Aretha Franklin and the artist formerly known as Prince. Funky Johnson is dance music with funk and soul overtones. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Face-melting funk in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom will host its second-annual Mardi Gras party with Sneaky Pete and The Secret Weapons and DIGG on Tuesday, March 4. Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons is a five-piece funk outfit from Jackson Hole, Wyo. They have been playing original high-altitude groove-funk for a wide variety of audiences for just a short time, but have already had face-melting effects on any and all who come across their high-energy live performances. They play original tunes inspired by the funkiness of life in the mountains, as well as a slew of unique covers guaranteed to make you dance uncontrollably. Doors open at 8 p.m., DIGG kicks off the music at 8:30, and Sneaky Pete goes on at 10:30; there’s no cover. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Mega mashup at three20south
The Grouch & Eligh with Madchild, Sweatshop Union, Pigeon John and DJ Fresh will invade three20south in Breckenridge on Tuesday, March 4. Known for captivating their listeners with their down-to-earth and truthfully poignant raps, electrifying live performances and stellar production, The Grouch & Eligh have released more than 20 projects within their respective solo careers, as well as a duo. The Grouch & Eligh have toured extensively over the course of their career, gracing stages across the continental U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia. The 21 and older show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Wednesday, March 5
Barkley hosts Hog Magundy
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco will host Hog Magundy for a free show on Wednesday, March 5. Hog Magundy’s passion for bluegrass and jam music shines as they bring a new kind of foot-stomping-good-timey grass music. Their shows are a mix of unique originals and covers from across the musical spectrum that will be sure to get the dance party started. The free music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Thursday, March 6
Progressive dance at Copper Mountain
Papadosio will inspire creativity and unity through their progressive dance fusion on Thursday, March 6, at the Copper Mountain Conference Center. Melding progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica and dance music with jam, the quintet has amassed a dedicated following of thousands of like-minded individuals sowing the seeds of unity and spreading the sounds of exaltation. The rock-solid battery of drummer Mike Healy and bassist Rob McConnell anchors singer-songwriter Anthony Thogmartin’s visionary lyrics, eclectic production and signature guitar work. The show starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $18. For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.com.
Open mic with Arnie J. Green
The Dillon Dam Brewery will host an open mic night with Arnie J. Green on Thursday, March 6. There’s no cover, and the music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.dambrewery.com.
Salem at The Gold Pan in Breck
Salem will play The Gold Pan in Breckenridge on Thursday, March 6, touring as the official house band of Voile Manufacturing. Salem shows combine songwriter Todd Anders Johnson’s original blend of hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul with the Voile backcountry ski culture, promoting “good vibes, great powder and Voile skis, split-boards, bindings and avalanche safety equipment,” the company said. And each stop comes with a chance to win some gear. The show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.reverbnation.com/salemtoddandersjohnson.
East Texas rock at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom welcomes the Jaredd Reed Band on Thursday, March 6. A hard-working young man with ambition to write, travel and play music, Reed is no stranger to the road. The subtle rock ’n’ roll aspect of the band’s folksy style captivates audiences of all ages and backgrounds. While Reed is playing drums or guitar and singing, he is accompanied by fellow East Texas natives Ben Cobb on bass and Chris Wesson with his stylish lead guitar licks. The free show starts at 10 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.