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Music Scene: Monastic, bombastic beats in Breckenridge

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
kdriscoll@summitdaily.com

Friday, Oct. 24

Two Dudes will bring the best of rock, blues, country and hip-hop to the MotherLoaded Tavern on Friday, Oct. 24. 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." This show will be the duo's big ramp-up of the season in Breckenridge. 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.

Brotha James hits the road solo

Former member of the band Funktion returns to Alma's Only Bar on Friday, Oct. 24. With a lifetime desire to perform for audiences, Brotha James is now on the solo performance journey of his musical career. As a percussion player and drummer, starting the solo project has been a step outside of what he knows as a musician. His powerful lyrics reflect love, harmony and passion through a mix of pop, hip-hop and dance music, which drive Brotha James to the path of success. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Call (719) 836-2214 for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 25

Barkley welcomes Archive Nights

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Archive Nights will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday, Oct. 25. Archive Nights is a cosmically inspired alternative rock band originally from Nashville, Tennessee. Anchored by intricate, interlocking guitar riffs, the band's sound blends the melodic muse of '90s power pop with the high energy of modern hard rock, and the sublime result is virtuosic yet accessible. The group exists to inspire introspection and exploration of the unknown, inviting all to join in on their quest for truth. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.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 Saturday, Oct. 25. 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.

JL Universe comes to Keystone

The Snake River Saloon in Keystone welcomes JL Universe on Saturday, Oct. 25. Front man John Larchick, formerly of UMconscious, which disbanded two years ago, created a new project and is now performing with a new band under the moniker JL Universe. Larchick creates future poetics set to trip-hop beats, electronic strings, organic bass and sonic sonnets. His unique sound pronounces him as a revolutionary lyricist, producer, engineer and entertainer. Whether he's transcending the bass, drums, keys, congas or dropping sexy vocals, JL continues to evolve his hip-hop and jazz based roots into an ever-progressing stream of consciousness. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Novelty dance music in Frisco

Bones Jugs N Harmony will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Bones Jugs N Harmony a seriously silly, novelty dance music band from Urbana, Illinois. Bones, jug, xylophone, steel pan, banjo, resophonic guitar, upright bass, trap kit, all sorts of percussion toys, conch shell and donkey jaw are some — but not all — of the instruments used to create the band's unique sound. It's a 21st century throwback to 1920s ragtime, a new-agey jugband twist, an inland-calypso-shake-up. In short, it's just loads of fun. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. Visit http://www.barkleyballrom.com for more information.