Music Scene: Park Avenue Pub in Breckenridge welcomes Acoustic Moose
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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 10
Park Avenue 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 10. 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, The Pine Beetles and many more acts. The music runs from 4 to about 6:30 p.m. Call (970) 453-5139 for more information.
Final Friday Night Funk of the season
The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone presents its last Friday Night Funk show of the ski season on Friday, April 10, with a funky tribute to Ween with Boulder band Hot Soup, including the entire album “Chocolate and Cheese.” Hot Soup has shared the stage with acts such as the Funky Meters and the Disco Biscuits, along with headlining big stages like the Fox Theatre in Boulder. One of the band’s strongest features is its energetic and often comical live performance. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Grateful Dead tribute band in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom hosts New Speedway Boogie on Friday, April 10. Believing in the true spirit of improvisation, this Grateful Dead tribute band has no musical boundaries. Refusing to be limited by anything but its own creativity, New Speedway Boogie will take you on a joyful musical journey. This is face-stealing, bone-shaking ’70s-style Grateful Dead. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
AOB brings Woo Park to Alma
Chicago-based psych-soul quintet Woo Park will play Alma’s Only Bar on Friday, April 10. Lyricist and lead vocalist Emily Nichols forms a cohesive narrative as her voice floats alluringly atop of the controlled chaos. Within the confines of their compositions, each member attentively engages in improvisational expression. Woo has attained a new approach to a standard instrumentation and continues to push further into their own sound; a kind of Generation Y jazz with a medley of influences from rock to electronica. The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. Call (719) 836-2214 for more information.
Snake welcomes Urban Dance Theory
Urban Dance Theory will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11. Urban Dance Theory packs both male and female lead vocals, two keyboards, two guitars, bass, drums and three backup vocalists into just four (or, sometimes, five) human beings to cover the most popular party hits, including pop, dance and rock. Friday night’s show will be a Breckenridge Brewery party, with a drawing for a Never Summer snowboard, and Saturday, the Snake will celebrate Keystone closing with an end-of-season blowout. Doors open at 4 p.m. both nights, 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 Friday, April 10. 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 www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Saturday, April 11
Spoonfed music at The Goat in Keystone
The Goat in Keystone welcomes Spoonfed Tribe to the stage on Saturday, April 11. Spoonfed Tribe combines indie rock and art rock into its own hybrid sound, maybe best described as sounding like either Nine Inch Nails meets Rusted Root or Alice in Chains meets Jane’s Addiction. There is an unmistakable groove, fueled by a stage full of drums and percussion, and the live show — as much a visual as an auditory experience — often evolves into a mesmerizing, hypnotic, tranced-out dance party. The 21 and older show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Summit County five-piece rocks Loveland
Todd Johnson & Breaking Blues will play the patio at the base area of Loveland Basin for après ski on Saturday, April 11. This homegrown Summit County five-piece band plays blues-rock. The music starts at 2:30 p.m., with drink specials. For more information, visit skiloveland.com.
Barkley in Frisco hosts Head for the Hills
Head for the Hills will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Saturday, April 11. The members of Head for the Hills didn’t grow up immersed in bluegrass music but came to it later in life, with each other. The result is a sound based in bluegrass that reaches into indie rock, jazz, hip-hop, world and folk to stitch together fresh songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. Head for the Hills has been bringing its music to multitude of stages since 2004. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
MotherLoaded hosts Dave Connelly
Dave Connelly will bring classic rock, country and top-40 hits to the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, April 11. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Sunday, April 12
Spring Fever hosts first-ever country headliner
Breck Spring Fever brings Eric Paslay to the stage at the base of Peak 8 on Sunday, April 12. Paslay is a charismatic performer and powerful vocalist who knows how to connect with an audience. His singles “Friday Night” and “Song About a Girl” were chart-topping hits, and his current single “She Don’t Love You” is steadily climbing while gaining massive critical acclaim. Not only an artist, he’s a sought-after songwriter, crafting No. 1 singles for Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Love & Theft and Eli Young Band. The free music starts at 2 p.m. Visit www.breckspringfever.com for more information.
Blue River Bistro has music five days a week
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, April 12, 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 blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Monday, April 13
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, April 13, and Wednesday, April 15. 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 blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Tuesday, April 14
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Duo on Tuesday, April 14. 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 blueriverbistro.com.
Wednesday, April 15
Shake yo booty at The Goat to end the season
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band will play the final show of the ski season at The Goat in Keystone on Wednesday, April 15. The Booty Band is a funkadelic five-piece, featuring smokin’ horns, a keytar slinging babe-a-licious brunette and old school funk rhythms. The Asheville, North Carolina, quintet has shared stages with funk masters George Clinton’s P Funk, New Mastersounds, DJ Le Spam, Pimps of the Joytime and Galactic and is a regular favorite at festivals and venues across the country. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
More Bluegrass Wednesdays at The Barkley
Silver Plume takes the stage at The Barkley Ballroom on Wednesday, April 15, for Bluegrass Wednesdays. Silver Plume is a new bluegrass super group featuring Rocky Grass Banjo Champion Kane Hollins from Backwoods Galaxy and Nick Dunbar from Mountain Standard Time plus Randy McSpadden, Melissa McKinley and Casey Cormier. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Thursday, April 16
Mountaintop Acoustics at Traverse
Kenny Lee Young will play a show at Traverse Restaurant & Bar at the Lodge at Breckenridge on Thursday, April 16, as part of the restaurant’s Mountaintop Acoustics series. Young was 22 when he released his first album, “All Sides of the Spectrum,” after which he moved from Michigan to Denver, where he began pursuing a solo career, as well as fronting projects like Left Hand Cheater, My Friend Tom, Pearls for Breakfast and Leung and the Wreck. The free music runs from 4 to 7 p.m., along with happy hour food and drink specials. Visit www.lodgeatbreckenridge.com, or call (970) 453-9300 for more information.
Coral Thief comes to Breckenridge
Denver-based band Coral Thief will take the stage at The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Thursday, April 16. Coral Thief is a four-piece original reggae-rock band. Driving rhythms and melodious guitar lines combined with smooth vocals give Coral Thief a unique sonic style. The live show is upbeat, fun and energy filled, and the band is always looking to please a crowd and leave them wanting more. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Nuskool jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes Jon Wirtz’s Nuskool Modern Jazz on Thursday, April 16. 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 free music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.
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