Friday, Jan. 24
The Truly Turnt Tour will debut at Cecilia’s in Breckenridge on Friday, Jan. 24. The Truly Turnt Tour is an extension of Gold Whistle Record’s Gold Whistle The Party. Brooklyn-based Gold Whistle has become recognized as a leader in club-based genres of underground music. The Truly Turnt Tour features Brooklyn-based DJs Cobra Krames and former Colorado resident Max Klaw debuting a few select winter dates in Colorado and follows the recent popularity of their Gold Whistle shows in NYC. The Colorado shows have been specifically designed to feature these world-class DJs in an intimate, high-energy setting. The free show runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Visit www.trulyturnt.com for more information.
Pickin’ on Phish in Breckenridge
Three20south in Breckenridge will host Pickin’ on Phish and Old Shoe on Friday, Jan. 24. Pickin’ on Phish is an all-star bluegrass tribute to Phish, featuring members of Great American Taxi and Dead Phish Orchestra, plus special guest Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
The Snake brings back The Congress
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone brings back Summit County regulars The Congress for back-to-back shows on Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25. Evoking emotions that you thought had long passed — the feeling of your first cigarette or the way you feel listening to a worn vinyl as it warmly crackles against the sound of a summer night — The Congress is naturally compared to many names and styles of years gone by, but ultimately, the band plays rock ’n’ roll. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30 both nights. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
King Sage at The Goat in Keystone
The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone will host Denver-based group King Sage on Friday, Jan. 24. King Sage is an all-star lineup featuring members of American Beauty and New Speedway Boogie playing the music of Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage and Kingfish. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
King & I rock Park County
Alma’s Only Bar will be hopping to the sounds of local favorites King & I on Friday, Jan. 24. Some of the members of King & I have performed with such artists as John Popper of Blues Traveler, Lubriphonic, Rising Lion, Salem and Strive Roots, to mention a few. The band’s performances are energetic and upbeat, and you are guaranteed to have a great time and dance the night away at any of their shows. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.almasonlybar.com for more information.
Saturday, Jan. 25
Reggae-rock band Pepper at three20south
Pepper with opening act Lionize will take the stage at three20south in Breckenridge on Saturday, Jan. 25. Imagine yourself partying on the beach: The sun is blazing, the sky is clear, and all of your friends are either out in the water surfing or drinking a cold beer with you. The perfect soundtrack to accommodate this experience would consist of none other than the “Kone Dub” reggae rock band Pepper. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $23 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information, visit www.three20south.com.
Getting Strange in Keystone
Strange Americans will rock The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, Jan. 25. Strange Americans formed in 2010 and began writing music deeply rooted in Americana, while remaining true to an innovative spirit. Classic guitars, an energetic rhythm section, three-part vocal harmony and tasteful folk colorings paint the soundscape of A Royal Battle, the full-length record released June 2012. The show starts at 9 p.m., with a $5 cover. For info, visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events.
Local music and free beer in Breck
King & I will play Napper Tandy’s in Breckenridge on Saturday, Jan. 25. King & I is a six-piece ensemble of some the most legendary musicians in the South Park area. With more than 50 years of experience combined, King & I covers the classic rock genre and a few originals. The show starts at 6 p.m., there’s a $5 cover and there’s a free keg of beer while it lasts. Visit www.nappertandysbreck.com for more information.
Barkley hosts Fox Street
Fox Street will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday, Jan. 25. Fox Street reeks of the roadhouses and West Texas honky-tonks of the Deep South that inspired their signature sound. The band is a roller coaster of roadhouse blues interwoven with super-sized helpings of funk with elements of rock, soul and jazz. No one really has any idea from where front man Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard channels his soulful, whiskey-soaked vocals and frenetic stage presence, but the result is a blistering powerhouse of sound. The free show starts at 10 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com.
Sunday, Jan. 26
Smoky musical sauce at Motherloaded
Dave Gerard will play an all-ages show in Breckenridge at The Motherloaded Tavern on Sunday, Jan. 26, with local musician Moose. Gerard said that if her music were a tangible item, it would be “a deep, dark sauce with smoky paprika — intense, flavorful, but with the ability to be smooth.” The duo never plays with a set list and is always writing new originals and adding tasty covers to the mix. This tour features more brand-new tunes, Gerard said. The music runs from 6 to 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, visit www.gerardtruffle.com.
Grateful Dead music vets in Breck
Three20south in Breckenridge will host Terrapin Flyer, with Melvin Seals from the Jerry Garcia Band and Mark Karan from Ratdog, on Sunday, Jan. 26. For the past 14 years, Terrapin Flyer has been performing with a revolving cast of some of the finest musicians in the Grateful Dead family and continuing the tradition of bringing the familiar music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band to bold new improvisational places. The current iteration features a 15-year alumnus of the Jerry Garcia Band and the guitarist who replaced Jerry Garcia when they reformed as The Other Ones, as well as Wavy Dave Burlingame from the popular bluegrass band Cornmeal. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Agent Orange plays three20south
Three20south will get a dose of punk with Agent Orange and In the Whale on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Agent Orange is considered to be one of the pioneering bands in the skate-punk scene. Based out of Fullerton, Calif., the band first saw mainstream success when their song “Bloodstains” was feature on KROQ, one of Pasadena’s leading radio stations. The song later appeared on Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4. The band has had three full-length albums released since its formation in 1979 with their most recent being 2003’s “Sonic Snake Session.” Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
As simple as wood and wire
Wood & Wire will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, Jan. 29. This Austin, Texas-based quartet plays a modern take on traditional mountain, bluegrass, hillbilly and country music. Anyone wondering about Wood & Wire’s sound need not look any further than their name, which honors the gorgeous music a skilled artist can coax out of just simple wood and wire. The music starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Swollen Members come to Breck
Three20south hosts the Swollen Members on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Hailing all the way from Vancouver, British Columbia, Swollen Members is a four-time Juno Award-winning, platinum-selling hip-hop group. The group consists of Mad Child, Prevail and Rob the Viking. The group also frequently does collaborations with former member Moka Only. After battling through drug addiction, label collapses and legal trouble, the group is staying strong and continues to grow stronger as people and as an act. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information, visit www.three20south.com.
Thursday, Jan. 30
Double-header of funk in Breck
Kung Fu and Dopapod will take over three20south in Breckenridge on Thursday, Jan. 30. Having a live show that is described by fans and critics as “ lethal funk,” “explosive” and “jaw dropping,” the members of Kung Fu are proud to be a part of the new-funk movement. The band blurs the lines of funk by adding its own elements of electronic dance music and other genres into its already unique sound. Kung Fu is spending the beginning of 2014 on a U.S. tour with co-headliner Dopapod, an electronic, funk jam band based out of Brooklyn, N.Y. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.