Music Scene: Free CD samplers from Dorian Vibe at the Snake in Keystone
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Music Scene is a series of briefs that runs in the Summit Daily News every Friday, highlighting live music from around the county. If you are a band or venue that would like to have your shows featured in the newspaper, email arts and entertainment editor Krista Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, March 27
Denver’s Dorian Vibe will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, March 27, for a night of dancing and music, including songs from the band’s new full-length album, “Spun in the Lights.” Dorian Vibe has developed a reputation across Colorado for their intense performances, including unique cover songs, all displayed under the gorgeous wash of their light show, and will be giving away free sampler CDs and downloads during the show. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music gets started around 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (970) 468-2788.
Progressive acoustic rock at AOB
Alma’s Only Bar welcomes A-Mac DZ for a free show on Friday, March 27. Straight out of Denver, A-Mac DZ has defined the art of fusing progressive acoustic rock with hip-hop, reggae and folk. A-Mac DZ’s innovative musical outlook is also known for incorporating an empowering and positive lyrical message, resulting in a truly unique and genuine musical experience. When taking the stage, A-Mac DZ features a lively seven-piece band of virtuoso musicians that continue to break the mold and expand their musical impact over a wide range of music lovers. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (719) 836-2214.
Filthy Children return to The Goat
The Goat Soup and Whiskey Tavern in Keystone hosts your weekly dose of Friday Night Funk on Friday, March 27, with Denver-based band Filthy Children. This funk-jazz-rock octet delivers nutritious grooves that should always be part of a funky breakfast. Reminiscent of such giants as Soulive, Greyboy Allstars, John Scofield and Deep Banana Blackout, Filthy Children delivers action-packed funk that’s sure to move your booty. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Original Americana at The Barkley
Coral Creek will play The Barkley Ballroom on Friday, March 27. An Americana band featuring the original music of Chris Thompson and Bill McKay, Coral Creek puts on a high-energy show appealing to audiences across the bluegrass, blues and jam band spectrum, playing genre-bending original music and unique renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes and Americana classics. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Rock, country, folk in Breckenridge
Kevin & Faith will bring their acoustic rock, modern country and new folk to the JC Lounge at the MotherLoaded Tavern on Friday, March 27. Coming to you from Alma, this dynamic duo is bound to lift your spirits. Audiences can’t help but smile when they witness Kevin & Faith together onstage. They play a wide range of material, forging every note and making every song their own. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Monastic, bombastic beats in Breck
Just Swipe Right, aka Two Dudes, will bring the best of rock, blues, country and hip-hop to the MotherLoaded Tavern on Friday, March 27. Drew and Brett claim they were born in a Himalayan monastery in the ’80s. They lived the monastic lifestyle until hearing “Van Halen I” in their tweens, when they then hit the road to “shred insane and blow the doors off.” There will be beer, shots, music, giggles and free bathrooms all night. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Après music with Swing Crew at Keystone
The Swing Crew continues its winter stand at Keystone’s Last Lift Bar in the Mountain House Base Area, with après shows on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28. Fun is the bottom line with this interactive, acoustic band. The shows feature a wide variety of music, audience participation, jokes, stunts, cornball humor and toasts. The free music runs from 2 to 6 p.m. out on the deck in the sunshine. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/theswingcrew.
Saturday, March 28
Brothers Gow bring music and lights to Dillon
Lake Dillon Tavern will host the Brothers Gow on Saturday, March 28, for a night of music and lights. The San Diego quintet combines rock, funk, jazz and reggae influences with thoughtful lyrics, deep grooves and an ear for improvisation that keeps each show fresh and unique. The band has been touring for more than seven years with its unique, memorable stage show, which includes 40 intelligent lights that are run by a lighting designer. Brothers Gow recently released their fourth studio album, “Reflections,” and started a foundation to put guitars into classrooms earlier in 2014. The 21 and older show starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit http://www.brothersgow.com to learn more.
Weekend of dirty funk continues at The Goat
Rowdy Shadehouse continues the dirty funk at The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, March 28. Rowdy Shadehouse is an in-your-face, high-energy, funk-rock explosion erupting from Denver. From revealing outfits and incredible musicianship to suggestive stage props, this seven-person fireball never ceases to blow ladies and gentleman away. Rowdy Shadehouse performances embody the mantra of funk and rock legends who have conquered stages and audiences before them. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Denver-based rockers come to Keystone
Harmonious Junk, with special guest vocalist Jessica Jones, will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, March 28. Harmonious Junk is a Denver-based rock group fusing jazz, funk, progressive and improvisational styles led by former James Brown lead guitarist Damon Wood. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge brings Stoney Live to the stage on Saturday, March 28, and Thursday, April 2. From Stillwater, Oklahoma, Justin Stone rocks red-dirt music like no other. Covering everything from country music to solid rock hits of the ’80s and ’90s, Stoney Live brings people to their feet and causes spontaneous dancing on the tables. The music starts at 10 p.m. both nights, and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Sunday, March 29
Blue River Bistro has music five days a week
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, March 29, with free live music from guitarist and vocalist Rob Wivchar. Around the Denver area, his varied set list and high-quality musicianship find him performing in a wide variety of locales and private events. And attending Wivchar’s shows actually helps the environment: 30 percent of all the money that ends up in the tip jar goes straight to environmental charity organizations. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Monday, March 30
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, March 30, and Wednesday, April 1. Schlaefer writes personal acoustic blues about his life in the Colorado High Country. “Even though these songs were written above 9,000 feet, they still sound firmly rooted in delta mud,” the artist said of his album, “The Sweet Honey Mead,” released in 2002. “Dressed in plain spoken words, that sound cuts to the core of the human experience and reveals the indomitability of our souls.” The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m. both nights, and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Tuesday, March 31
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Duo on Tuesday, March 31. This talented, professional, flexible and original duo plays all styles of instrumental jazz, from swing to bop, Latin to contemporary, funk and even some jazzed-up pop tunes. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Wednesday, April 1
Whitewater Ramble is pickin’ on the ’90s
Whitewater Ramble continues its winter residency at The Barkley Ballroom on Wednesday, April 1. In the final installment, the band plays an original set plus a very special tribute set of the greatest hits from the 1990s, such as Nirvana, TLC, Blind Melon and more. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show, with World’s Finest opening. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books
Weekly music and happy hour at The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco takes place on Wednesday, April 1, with music from Randall McKinnon. After growing up in south Arkansas and a stint in graduate school in Denver, McKinnon has settled into Colorado’s High Country and proven himself as a favorite on the local entertainment circuit. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, April 2
Mountaintop Acoustics at Traverse
Eric Lane will play a show at Traverse Restaurant & Bar at the Lodge at Breckenridge on Thursday, April 2, as part of the restaurant’s Mountaintop Acoustics series. Lane is a one-man party who performs a wide range of music, from Elvis to Gaga. With more than 18 years in the business, he knows what it takes to deliver a memorable evening of music. The free music runs from 4 to 7 p.m., along with happy hour food and drink specials. Visit http://www.lodgeatbreckenridge.com, or call (970) 453-9300 for more information.
Nuskool jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes Jon Wirtz’s Nuskool Modern Jazz on Thursday, April 2. Over the past 10 years, Wirtz has performed mainly as a sideman, having worked with Grammy-winning producers Malcolm Burn and John Macy, and shared the stage with artists including Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Robbie Krieger, Melissa Etheridge, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and even Justin Timberlake. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Open mic night at the Dam
The Dillon Dam Brewery will host open mic night on Thursday, April 2. Serious local musicians age 21 and older are invited to drop in to session. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.
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