Music Scene: Magic Beans, The Jauntee at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco
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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, April 3
Magic Beans, The Jauntee at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom will host The Magic Beans and Boston-based band The Jauntee on Friday, April 3. The Magic Beans made a name for themselves in the national jam-band scene with a deep cannon of original songs, virtuosic playing and fusing genres, all while connecting with their fan base in a way that is not typical with other bands. Drawing influence from a wide variety of bands, The Jauntee’s improvisational landscape spans multiple genres, including funk, rock, jazz, progressive, bluegrass, psychedelic and ambient music. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $7. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com.
Apres music with Swing Crew at Keystone
The Swing Crew will close out their 35th ski season with two après shows at Keystone’s Last Lift Bar in the Mountain House Base Area on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4. 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 3 to 7 p.m. Visit http://www.facebook.com/theswingcrew for more information.
Park Ave. Pub welcomes Acoustic Moose
Acoustic Moose will be singing, playing and telling tall, tantalizing tales at the Park Avenue Pub in Breckenridge on Friday, April 3. Not to be confused with Electric or Eccentric Moose, this ungulate has been ensconced in the local music scene for more than two decades, singing and blowing harmonicas with the likes of Buckwheat Groats, the Soul Bisquits, Raised on Rhubarb and many more acts. Support his newest solo project and sing, whistle and dance along to his tasty originals and stolen covers. The music runs from 4 to about 6:30 p.m. Call (970) 453-5139 for more information.
No. 1 Family of the Blues at the Snake
The Brian Hornbuckle Band will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, April 3. The Brian Hornbuckle Band has been methodically and diligently carving out a growing niche in the regional music scene, becoming one of Denver’s hardest working, and most requested bands. Along for the ride are Jonny “Hot Rod” Vaughan on guitar, who is also currently part of the Lewis and Floorwax Groovehawg band, as well as national touring veterans Jimmy Yozell on drums and Mark DeGeorge on the keyboards. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Regular dose of Friday Night Funk
Get your final dose of Friday Night Funk with Funky Johnson for the season at The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone on Friday, April 3. From the metropolis of Summit County comes a funk outfit with tasty vocals, virtuosic guitar grooves, solid bass and tight drum beats. The band plays originals and covers ranging from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to James Brown, Aretha Franklin, the artist formerly known as Prince and The Funky Meters. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Breckenridge band plays to home crowd
Breckenridge band El Paso Lasso takes the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Friday, April 3. Featuring the music of Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and much, much more, they pack the house every time they play. 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.
Saturday, April 4
Smoky blues to pop rock at The Goat
The Dyrty Byrds will rock The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, April 4. Since forming in 2009, Dyrty Byrds have been giving steady doses of Southern-influenced rock ’n’ roll to the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With Eric Martinez (Bloodkin) and Tori Pater (Polytoxic) sharing in the songwriting duties, the Dyrty Byrds hit on a wide range of musical styles ranging from Pater’s smoky blues numbers to Martinez’s pop rockers, all of which are brought to life by Mike “Spanky” McCluer and Andrew Clapp in the rhythm section. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Fun, grassroots rock at the Snake
Union Gray will rock the Snake in Keystone on Saturday, April 4. Union Gray is a fun, grassroots, rocking little four-piece band that will play anything that feels good. From country to Southern rock and classic rock, as well as their great original material, Union Gray has a blast with it all. Union Gray loves playing and connecting with its audience, and it will be obvious from the first song that they love what they do. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
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 Saturday, April 4. 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.
Sunday, April 5
Blue River Bistro has music five days a week
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, April 5, 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, April 6
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, April 6, and Wednesday, April 8. 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, April 7
Contemporary jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro brings contemporary jazz to Breckenridge with the Thomas Haupt Duo on Tuesday, April 7. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Wednesday, April 8
Bluegrass Wednesdays continue at The Barkley
Thunder and Rain will play a show for Bluegrass Wednesdays at The Barkley Ballroom on Wednesday, April 8. Thunder and Rain is an original string band with exceptional vocal harmonies. Members of Thunder and Rain hail from bluegrass meccas such as North Carolina, Wisconsin and the Colorado mountains. Their diverse bluegrass influences have helped capture a unique sound steeped in traditional bluegrass. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Thursday, April 9
Mountaintop Acoustics at Traverse
Colorado-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Branden Sipes will play a show at Traverse Restaurant & Bar at the Lodge at Breckenridge on Thursday, April 9, as part of the restaurant’s Mountaintop Acoustics series. Performing as a solo acoustic musician, Sipes presents original songs combining rock, pop and folk influences. His melodies are catchy and his lyrics are finely crafted, describing universal life experiences, and his intricate guitar style is a well-suited accompaniment to his smooth vocals. 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.
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, April 9. This talented, professional, flexible and original trio 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.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge brings Stoney Live to the stage on Thursday, April 9. 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., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
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