Friday, May 2
Free music at Alma’s Only Bar
Split Window will play a free show at Alma’s Only Bar on Friday, May 2. Julian Daknis and Jodi Messa started combining vocals in March 2013 in Alma. They soon realized that their combined voices worked well in a range of genres. Split Window plays a number of original pieces by Daknis, as well as various covers. While having a large focus on reggae, the band plays a variety of music, including blues, pop and classic rock. They have an upbeat flair with a fun and interactive stage presence. Daknis sings and plays rhythm guitar while bringing a lot of his original reggae music to the venue. Messa sings lead vocals, backed by drums, guitar, keyboard and bass. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.almasonlybar.com for more information.
at the Snake
DJ Rudeboi plays your favorite top-40 hits at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, May 2. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Saturday, May 3
New Family Dog
New Family Dog will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, May 3. New Family Dog, which is Jon Ridnell’s latest incarnation, is aimed at getting back to his funk and jazz roots, with Ridnell on guitar and vocals, son Miles Ridnell on bass and vocals, Steve Saviano on drums, Paul Stadler on sax and Dave Lyons on percussion. Ridnell has written a lot of new progressive material, though the band has the versatility to play almost any genre. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Shakin’ at the Basin kicks off
Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series kicks off on Saturday, May 3, at Arapahoe Basin with Euforquestra. Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Euforquestra relocated to Fort Collins in August 2008 and has made a splash on the Colorado music scene with its progressive, genre-crossing funk fusions and a relentless tour schedule. Euforquestra is quickly spreading its self-proclaimed “Afro-Caribbean-barnyard Funk,” a unique, rhythmic blend of sound, integrating such genres as Afrobeat, reggae, Afro-Cuban, samba, soca, funk, salsa and dub. As percussionist and lead vocalist Matt Grundstad puts it, “we just want to make people dance.” The free, family-friendly music runs from 1 to 4 p.m. in the base area. There also will be a taco bar fiesta to celebrate “Tres de Mayo.” Visit www.arapahoebasin.com for more information.