Friday, Feb. 21
Free Beat Bodega show at AOB
Austin, Texas, band Beat Bodega will play a free show at Alma’s Only Bar on Friday, Feb. 21. The band’s influences are vast and it shows in their music. They draw from classic rock greats such as Hendrix to modern electro pop acts such as MGMT and all manner of genres in between. Anyone from the likes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, RHCP, Radiohead and DMB can be heard in their music. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.almasonlybar.com for more information.
Snake hosts Funky Johnson
Funky Johnson will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Feb. 21. 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. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Marc Stone Band at The Goat
The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone will host the Marc Stone Band on Friday, Feb. 21. In addition to performing with his band around New Orleans and beyond, Stone frequently tours internationally with his band and with his acoustic Blues Duo, playing prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe. Stone is also a member of one of Louisiana’s hottest Zydeco bands, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters, and plays steel guitar with Africa-New Orleans super-group Ensemble Fatien. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Jonny-G’s hosts South Park musicians
Jonny-G’s in Frisco will host six-piece South Park ensemble King & I on Friday, Feb. 21. With more than 50 years of experience combined, King & I covers the classic rock genre with a few originals. Guitar and vocalist Pete King formed King & I with Matt Cole, aka The Animal, on drums, both former members of Summit County band The Burn. The show starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit www.facebook.com/kingandiband or www.jonnygs.com for more information.
Saturday, Feb. 22
Roadhouse blues in Keystone
Fox Street will bring its brand of blues to The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, Feb. 22. Fox Street reeks of the roadhouses and West Texas honky-tonks of the Deep South that inspired its 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 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 show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. For more information, visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events.
Jamming harmonies at the Snake
Harmonious Junk will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, Feb. 22. Harmonious Junk is a Denver-based rock group fusing jazz, funk, progressive and improvisational styles led by former James Brown lead guitarist Damon Wood. The band was voted best Jamband by Westword magazine in 2005 and plays 60 to 80 Colorado shows per year. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Three20south hosts Beatles tribute
Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute, will play three20south in Breckenridge on Saturday, Feb. 22. Doctor Robert is the next generation of Beatles tribute band from the mountains of Colorado, bringing a modern sound and feel to the classic music of The Beatles. Doctor Robert is known for performing extended, high-energy sets of music ranging from “Please Please Me” to “Abbey Road,” with no two shows ever being the same. With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of more than 100 songs of The Beatles’ repertoire, Doctor Robert redefines the concept of a Beatles tribute band. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Local singer-songwriter performs in Breck
On Saturday, Feb. 22, 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.
King & I plays in Breckenridge
King & I will play a free show at Napper Tandy’s in Breckenridge on Saturday, Feb. 22. Some of the members of King & I have performed with such artists as John Popper of Blues Travelers, Lubriphonic, Rising Lion, Salem and Strive Roots. The show starts at 6 p.m. Visit www.nappertandysbreck.com for more information.
Barkley brings in Birch Street
Birch Street will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday, Feb. 22. Birch Street plays a unique flavor of rock ’n’ roll blended with dirty blues and country soul. They have quickly become one of Denver’s most celebrated acts, even racking up a win at the yearly Denver Hard Rock Battle of the Bands. The show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com
Tuesday, Feb. 25
African drumming plus Zeppelin
Three20south in Breckenridge will host AfroZep on Tuesday, Feb. 25. 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, others are Zep tunes but set to original grooves based off the music of artists such as Tinariwen, Thomas Mapfumo and Franco, and others are stripped down Zeppelin arrangements injected with the pulse of traditional African drumming. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. For more information, visit www.three20south.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Electronic dance music in Breck
Up Until Now and Cosby Sweater will play a show with Shiftee at three20south in Breckenridge on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Up Until Now is the current solo project of Jay Murphy. After spending time in various reggae, rock, hip-hop, funk and even heavy-metal bands, Murphy created this project so he could create the electronic dance music that drives him and has the sole purpose of making bodies move. Cosby Sweater is an electronic trio with David Embry on production and vocals, Nicholas Gerlach on tenor saxophone and EWI and Richard “Sleepy” Floyd on drums. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Hot Buttered Rum at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes Hot Buttered Rum with the Jon Stickley Trio and special guest Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Initially formed as an acoustic string band, seven years of constant touring has transformed Hot Buttered Rum into a plugged-in, percussive powerhouse that wows critics and fans alike. Their left-coast rock reveals an access to jazz, country and world music that few groups can match. While its music belies simple categorization, the band’s songwriting and stage chemistry delights listeners at every performance. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance or $14 at the door. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Thursday, Feb. 27
Homegrown blues at Dillon Dam
Todd Johnson & Breaking Blues, a homegrown Summit County 5-piece band of blues rockers, will play the Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday, Feb. 27. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.dambrewery.com for more information.
Local duo plays in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco will host Transfer Station on Thursday, Feb. 27. Local duo 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 musicians 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. The show starts at 10:30 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.