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 on 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.; tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door.
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.; tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
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.; tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the door.
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.
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.