Friday, Jan. 3
Nappy Roots play three20south
The Nappy Roots and Stay Tuned will play three20south in Breckenridge on Friday, Jan. 3. Nappy Roots is an American alternative Southern rap quartet that originated in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1995, and is best known for their hit singles “Po’ Folks,” “Awnaw,” “Roun’ The Globe” and “Good Day.” Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 9:30. Tickets are $14 in advance or $16 at the door, and the show is for ages 21 and older. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
We’s Us at The Goat
The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone will host We’s Us on Friday, Jan. 3. We’s Us is a mélange of jam, funk, rock and punk, producing a very unique sound. We’s Us has built its fan base one show at a time by following in the footsteps of those great live bands that came before them, never playing the same show twice. We’s Us is raw, happy, full of improv and sometimes a little crude in doing what they do best, playing rock ’n’ roll. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Let go with Rowdy Shadehouse
The Rowdy Shadehouse funk band will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Jan. 3. Rowdy Shadehouse is a six- to eight-piece band playing an energetic mix of funk, soul and anything that grooves and has been around the Denver music scene for many years. Rowdy brings a show that raises the bar for funky entertainment. The band’s vibe is about letting go and having fun with the music. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Saturday, Jan. 4
Musical compilation at three20south
David Murphy of STS9, Blake from Tiger Party and Tanner from Eminence Ensemble, plus special guest DrFameus of the Disco Biscuits will rock three20south on Saturday, Jan. 4. DrFameus is an electronic music project created by versatile drummer Allen Aucoin. Aucoin explores many realms with DrFameus, ranging from break beats to drum and bass to dubstep to techno/house. It is his ability to survey the crowd and then improvise that has allowed Aucoin to play in such diverse projects over the years. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the 21 and older show starts at 9:30. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
The Goat hosts Funky Johnson
Funky Johnson will play The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, Jan. 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 and Fire to James Brown, Aretha Franklin, the artist formerly known as Prince and The Funky Meters. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Rockin’ little band at the Snake
Union Gray will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, Jan. 4. Union Gray is a fun, rockin’ little band that will play anything that feels good, from Tom Petty to the White Stripes and Bob Seger to the Black Keys. These and many more are rolled in, along with the band’s powerful original material. Union Gray loves playing and connecting with the crowd. Don’t be surprised to see them out on the dance floor with you. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Drunken Hearts at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom will host The Drunken Hearts for a free show on Saturday, Jan. 4. The Drunken Hearts are by their own reckoning a deeply Colorado band, and their sound is further evidence that the six-piece band comes from the High Country. It’s a rock vibe imbued with country soul. The band recently added pedal steel player Cody Russell, and Russell’s playing, with its yearning high-lonesome qualities, seems a perfect complement to The Drunken Hearts’ soul. The band is more heart than drink. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Tuesday, Jan. 7
Local duo at Frisco venue
Local duo Transfer Station will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Transfer Station has been writing and freestyling together for several years, inspiring fellow Summit County locals in the process. Dylan and Scott grew up in music and do it because they love it. Both have a wide variety of music inspiration that helps form the music they play; from hip-hop to rock, electro to bluesy soul guitar riffs, it is all simply their emotions put into play. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 10. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Wednesday, Jan. 8
The Barkley hosts Shady Vagrants
The Shady Vagrants will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Formed by former Yamn keyboardist Ryan Ebarb, The Shady Vagrants are a collection of musicians playing classic rock, blues and pop covers in a bluegrass newgrass style. Current and former members of bands like Mountain Standard Time, Yamn and many others form The Shady Vagrants. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the music starts at 10. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Thursday, Jan. 9
Christopher continues High Country run
Tiffany Christopher will play the Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday, Jan. 9. Christopher has spent the better part of the past year taking in the space of the desert, locked away with her loop pedals, her kick drum, her ukulele and her electric guitar, carving out a whole new style and taking her music into new and unexplored directions and is leaving her New Mexico home for the Centennial State for a three-week tour — her eighth annual winter tour through Colorado but first as a one-woman band featuring her fresh, finely-tuned new sound. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.tiffanychristopher.com or www.dambrewery.com for more information.
Sister duo plays three20south
Three20south in Breckenridge will host Rising Appalachia on Thursday, Jan. 9. Growing up in the American South, and taking great inspiration from global roots music from their travels around the world, sisters Leah and Chloe tear into sound with sensual prowess as stages ignite. Listen to their beautiful sound for strong poetic vocals, soul singing, spoken word rallies, banjos, fiddles, many beats of drums, kalimbas, beat box, eclectic instrumentation, groove and dance parties alike. Doors open for the 21 and older show at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.