Friday, Jan. 17
Three20south hosts Futurebirds
The Futurebirds will play a show with Dragondeer at three20south in Breckenridge on Friday, Jan. 17. Futurebirds are one of those bands that simply can’t be categorized. With a wide range of influences apparent in their sound, narrowing the band down to a specific genre would discredit all of the other genres they embody. Known for their blend of catchy tunes, evocative lyrics and unexpected melodic twists, Futurebirds’ music is both intense and uplifting. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Free music in Alma
Alma’s Only Bar will host Big Medicine Gang for a free show on Friday, Jan. 17. Formed in Breckenridge, Big Medicine Gang’s high-energy original sound is a stiff cocktail of blues, funk and reggae. They conjure an old-school sound reminiscent of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Sam & Dave and Led Zeppelin, as well as a healthy dose of reggae fueled by Sublime, the Wailers and the Skatalites. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.almasonlybar.com.
High 5 at Jonny-G’s in Frisco
Summit County’s own High 5 will play Jonny-G’s in Frisco on Friday, Jan. 17. After more than four years of playing live shows, High Five has evolved into one of the Rocky Mountain region’s finest and tightest musical outfits. These artists play their guts out for fun, producing harmonic-convergence-type results. Visit www.jonnygs.com for more information.
The Snake takes you back to the ’90s
Nevermind the 90s will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18. Nevermind the 90s is a tribute to all the great music of the 1990s, with classic hits from all decades mixed in to keep the party rocking all night long. The band provides a high-energy, dynamic performance for any occasion and has been performing in venues all across Colorado for years earning new fans everywhere it goes. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30 for both shows. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
All-star funk jam at The Goat
Zenobia Street Funk Collective will play The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone on Friday, Jan. 17. The band is an all-star lineup featuring members of Rebel Tongue, Analog Son and U.S. Pipe. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Saturday, Jan. 18
Real punk at The Goat
The second-annual Punk Rock Show featuring Eight Bucks Experiment (of SLC Punk) and Luke Schmaltz (of King Rat) will invade The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, Jan. 18. Punk rock is being revived, and as Eight Bucks’ website states, “Some people start bands because they want to have fun. I think I got into this because I hate mainstream music. Since I was a child, I remember hating the radio. When the Experiment started, punk rock had been mined out by the powers that be.” The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Denver artists rock Frisco
The Bill McKay Band will take to The Barkley Ballroom stage on Saturday, Jan. 18, with opening act Digg. The Bill McKay Band is a Denver-based project that features world-renown keyboardist and singer Bill McKay. McKay is the former lead singer and keyboardist for two internationally successful touring bands, The Derek Trucks Band and Leftover Salmon. The band is made up of some of Denver’s best players, and the music is a combination of original southern rock/boogie, New Orleans-style soul, Cajun and old-school R&B and dance. Doors open at 8 p.m., and Digg starts off the music at 9. For more information, visit www.barkleyballroom.com.
EDM comes to Breckenridge
Michal Menert will take the stage with Mux Mool at three20south on Saturday, Jan. 18. Best known as the co-producer for Pretty Lights’ debut album, Menert was the first artist signed to Pretty Lights Music. Based out of Fort Collins, Menert possesses a musical arsenal that is sure to satisfy anyone with a taste for electronic dance music. Menert’s style of EDM combines samples from both Eastern European and Western vinyl, creating a fusion of yesterday’s elements and tomorrow’s ideas. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $14 in advance or $16 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
Sunday, Jan. 19
The Goat welcomes Tony Furtado Band
The Goat in Keystone will host the Tony Furtado Band on Sunday, Jan. 19. Furtado has lived primarily on the road for the past two decades. He is gregarious, engaging and entertaining, on and off stage. He’s been called a genius on banjo and slide guitar, and his own creative interpretation-hybrid of Americana and indie rock is captivating. Onstage, he owns the room, mixing stories of his travels with musicianship that is off the charts. The show starts at 8 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Barkley hosts Whiskey Tango
The Barkley Ballroom will host Whiskey Tango for a free show on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Since July 2009, the Denver-based quintet has been motivating Colorado crowds to move their feet with their high-energy shows and high-octane attitude. This bluegrass band has grass roots, and they’ve recently emerged from their basement studio with their debut album, “Groggy Mountain Mornings.” Capturing the rawness of the band, as well as their tenacious tone and attitude, this album reeks of wild west whiskey-fueled thoughts and has a cornucopia of sounds that may surprise you. The show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Robotic Pirate Monkey in Breckenridge
Electronic powerhouses Robotic Pirate Monkey and Terravita bring their party music to three20south in Breckenridge on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Hailing from Boulder, electronic duo Robotic Pirate Monkey fuses samples from the past with new-school sound design. Brought together by a love for skiing, the duo consists of Andrew Hathaway and Matt Berryhill, who met while attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the 21 and older show, and tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For more information, visit www.three20south.com.
Thursday, Jan. 23
Murs and guests in Breckenridge
Murs will travel to Breckenridge on Thursday, Jan. 23, with guests Jabee, Marley B, Cash Lansky and Kosha Dillz. Although he is most known for his work with the hip-hop group Living Legends, rapper Murs is also the lead vocalist of The Invincibles and Whole Wheat Bread. Alongside his musical career with these acts, Murs also has a very successful solo career, which began with his debut release, “F’Real” in 1996. Murs will be kicking off the New Year with a small U.S. tour that will hit cities in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and Colorado. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. Visit www.three20south.com for more information.
New Orleans funk in Frisco
Gravity A will play a show at The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday, Jan. 23. The quartet, established in 2004, is inspired by the soulful jazz expressions and second-line fusions of its hometown of New Orleans, yet still draws heavily upon the eclectic possibilities of electronic progressions. Gravity A has become the torchbearer for the city’s late-night soundtrack, featuring the unmistakable sound of true New Orleans funk, tight drum and bass breaks and intoxicating trance. The show starts at 10:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.barkleyballroom.com.