Na’an Stop comes to three20south in Breckenridge with Rocktin Grove Friday. Na’an Stop, pronounced “non-stop,” is one of the fastest rising success stories in the Colorado music scene and is already moving to establish a national presence. Formed in 2011, Na’an Stop’s quick rise has been built on a rock-solid foundation of classic reggae sounds infused with hip-hop and dub influences, as well as hints of dirty rock ’n’ roll riffs. Building from a love for funk, bluegrass, indie rock, classical and world styles Rocktin Grove’s sound is a tasteful blend. Smooth fades, euphoric builds, infectious grooves and soulful harmonies mix to form music that sweeps you away. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the music starts around 10. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Free music at AOB in Alma
Ashley Raines & The New West Revue will play a free show at Alma’s Only Bar tonight. Raines is an award-winning American songwriter, lyricist, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Raines grew up in the Midwest, and by the age of 14, he began to hitchhike away from his home in Kansas. Raines hopped boxcars and taught himself any instrument he could get his hands on, recording his songs on four-track, reel-to-reel machines and sold them while performing on the street. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.almasonlybar.com for more information.
Snake hosts Boulder band
The West Water Outlaws will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone tonight and Saturday. The Boulder band was formed in early 2010, playing parties in the basement of singer Blake Rooker’s house. The rock parties were a hit, and the band began playing in bars and local clubs for a small fee of beer and food. Since adding Andrew Oakley on drums and Vincent Ellwood on bass, the West Water Outlaws have recently shared the stage with national acts such as Jerry Joseph, ALO, Assembly of Dust, The Stone Foxes, Rose Hill Drive, Dirty Sweet, The Swayback, Dick Dale and Rival Sons. Doors open at 4 p.m. both days, and the music gets started around 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (970) 468-2788.
Music season returns to The Goat
The Goat will host local band Salem tonight. Salem been touring nationally for six years to festival, club and action-sports events from the group’s home in Boulder. The band performs Todd Anders Johnson’s socially conscious compositions, blending hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul. Salem has performed nationally alongside acts such as Public Enemy, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Keller Williams, Pato Banton, De La Soul, Sweatshop Union, The Meters (PBS), Bone Thugs N Harmony, DJ Logic and more. The show starts at 10 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. For more information, visit www.thegoattavern.com.
Denver quintet at three20south
Three20south hosts Whiskey Tango on Saturday. Since July 2009, the Denver-based quintet Whiskey Tango has been motivating Colorado crowds to move their feet with its high-energy shows and high-octane attitude. This bluegrass band has grass roots, and it recently emerged from a basement studio with its debut album, “Groggy Mountain Mornings.” This album reeks of Wild West, whiskey-fueled thoughts and has a cornucopia of sounds that may surprise you. This band isn’t just bluegrass; it’s “foot stomping slamgrass.” Doors open at 9 p.m. for the 21 and older show. For more information, visit www.three20south.com.
Bluegrass Wednesdays continue in Frisco
The EverGreen Grass Band will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom for Bluegrass Wednesday this week. The EverGreen Grass Band was formed in 2008 over the course of many beer- and whiskey-fueled nights hosting the open mic at the Mousetrap Tavern in Eau Claire, Wisc. The four-piece band, including guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin and harmonica, has been playing its distinctive and aggressive blend of bluegrass, punk, rock ’n’ roll, jam and country with various members consistently around the Midwest for four years. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Costume contest, music at three20south
Celebrate Halloween at three20south Thursday with The Malai Llama performing a tribute set to STS9. The Malai Llama is a five-piece instrumental band that combines genres such as jazz, rock and electronica in a psychedelic fusion. Each show is heightened by the energy and passion the group pours into its music. Wear a costume for a chance to win prizes ranging from a pair of tickets to the three20south show of the winner’s choice to a season pass to all three20south shows from Nov. 1 through April 20. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. For more information, visit www.three20south.com.