Wood and Wire
Frisco, Jan. 29
9 p.m., Barkley Ballroom, 610 Main St., Frisco. Anyone wondering about Wood & Wire’s sound need not look any further than the four-piece band’s name, which honors the purity of acoustic instruments and the gorgeous music a skilled artist can coax out of just simple wood and wire. The Austin-based band’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on February 5, 2013, is an engaging collection of music that is deeply rooted in bluegrass traditions, although the members themselves draw upon country and Americana and listen to everything from Doc Watson to Led Zeppelin.
Breckenridge, Jan. 29
9 p.m., Three 20 South, 320 S. Main St., Breckenridge. Swollen Members is a 4-time Juno Award winning platinum-selling Canadian hip hop group from Vancouver, British Columbia, consisting mainly of the duo Mad Child and Prevail. Frequent collaborators include vocalist Moka Only (who was actually a member of the group for a short period of time in the mid-1990s when the group was formed, and then again from 2002–2005) and producer Rob the Viking, an official group member since 2002. Swollen Members has released five studio albums, one greatest hits album and 2 compilations, as well as numerous other singles.
USSA NorAm Hole Shot
Copper Mountain, Jan. 29
All day, Copper Mountain. USSA NorAm Hole Shot. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s North American boardercross and skicross competition.
Summit Ski Exhibit
Breckenridge, Jan. 29 - Feb. 1
11 a.m., Breckenridge Hertiage Alliance, 203 S. Main St., Breckenridge. Celebrate the first 100 years of skiing in Summit County with a ski documentary and vintage equipment and clothing. This exhibit is a colorful look into the history of skiing. Free admission, donations appreciated. Call (970) 453-9767.
Historic Walking Tour of Breck
Breckenridge, Jan. 29 & 30
11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 S. Main St., Breckenridge. Take a tour through Breckenridge’s Nationally Recognized Historic District with a local expert. Along the way, hear stories about the hardy souls who lived in Breckenridge more than 100 years ago. Reservations not required, call for pricing. Call (970) 453-9767 x2. Tours start at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., tickets are $10 adults, $5 children (age 4-12). 1:30 p.m. only on New Year’s day.
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