A week of bar-band variety | SummitDaily.com

A week of bar-band variety

KIMBERLY NICOLETTIsummit daily news

Who: Drew ‘One Sock’ Reges When: 10 p.m. SaturdayWhere: The Motherloaded Tavern, Breckenridge Where’d the name come from? I’m unable to wear two socks- wanna fight about it? Home base: I consider my bathroom my sanctuary and my office. I’m in there testing the limits of my body and mind. I’m straining to push out new ways of performing reworked old classics and pinching off some new sounds along the way. Word to the wise: If you want to be No. 1, make sure No. 2 is always behind you. Type of music: My music is touted as mere mimicry by some, but it cures blindness and paralysis for others. Who are you? I am a flightless angel sent to breathe new life into an otherwise catatonic classic-music-loving bar crowd, squeezing sweet harmony from my ax and littering the minds of the world with the sound of history’s lyrics pressed deeply into my audible alchemy.How do you keep it fresh? I try to offer my audience a peek into the belly of the finely tuned machine that powers my musical mojo. I want my performances to leave you craving Skittles. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? I can say my 19 weeks and 41 days working full time as a ventriloquist and recreationally as a gynecologist offered embarrassing mix-ups plus wild ups and downs only a speed-ball-laced Chris Farley could identify with. I’d like to leave you with this final thought on the latter: Leave it to the pros, bros.

Who: Cashed Love QuartetWhen: Saturdaywhere: Jonny G’s, FriscoWhere’d the name come from? It’s a cross between the names of the bands we come from: Cashed Fools and Tubby Love. Home base: Boston, Mass.Type of music: The Cashed Love Quartet is a heady force of funky futuristic reggae. The freshly formed four-piece is comprised of the forces behind established Boston bands Tubby Love, Cashed Fools and Buffalo Soul. Collectively, members of the quartet have shared the stage with up-and-coming reggae greats including Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Aggrolites, Passafire and Blue King Brown, among others, and continue to contribute positively to the rapidly expanding roots reggae music scene.If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? A pizza with the headiest toppings gathered from the furthest reaches of the universe. Our mission: To spread the music of our Boston scene to the world, starting with the land of the Rockies. Our drummer is from Boulder, and I used to live in Breckenridge. I recently started a label called One of These Records, which is comprised of all the bands that we are involved in. We will be bringing information and CDs of all of these bands with us to spread among the good people of Colorado. Why do people love ya? Because we love the people. How do you keep it fresh? We channel sounds and feelings from our influences through the music we play while keeping it uniquely our own. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? One time we booked an entire tour without having rehearsed together as a band or finalizing the band lineup.

Who: Peace of Mind OrchestraWhen and where: Sunday at The Goat Soup & Whiskey, Keystone and Monday at three20south, BreckenridgeWhere’d the name come from? Basically our songs are lyrics that people tell themselves when they’re trying to achieve peace of mind. Because if you have total peace of mind, you’re not singing! People who are totally peaceful are quiet and don’t need to make loud noises to change the environment.Home base: New Orleans, La., and Humboldt County, Calif.Who are you? We are an experimental rock duo, playing psychoanalytical pop rock. We make lots of sounds, usually simultaneously, with no loops or sequencers, often sounding like four or five people. As far as what it actually sounds like, we’re going for something like, if Pink Floyd took a field trip to New Orleans, then got stuck in Motown on the way back home.If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? It is a giant puzzle, kind of like a musical mosaic, that no matter how you shift the pieces around for each song, they always seem to fit together.Why do people love ya? At first, they’re drawn in by our weird-contraption setup of analog, mega-instruments. Then fans quickly get sucked into the sweet sounds of Peace of Mind permeating their senses.How do you keep it fresh? We have mega-instruments. Have you seen us on video yet? We are Googleable, so poke around – you won’t have to poke too far to find us.Weirdest experience? Once again, check out a video of us.

Who: Tea Leaf GreenWhen: WednesdayWhere: three20south, BreckenridgeWhere’d the name come from? Tea Leaf Green came from a band brainstorming session, which probably included much better options, however ‘Tea Leaf Green’ had the distinction of being offered last, thus being the only one remembered. It was originally a placeholder until something better came along. It’s hard to name a band.Home base: San Francisco, Calif.Type of music: Butt shakin’, slow smokin’, nail bitin’, emotional, weirdo rock ‘n’ roll. If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? A can of whoop a**, because that’s what it is Why do people love ya? A friend once gave the band this piece of advice: “Don’t overfeed the goldfish.” We ignored it. How do you keep it fresh? There is no set way to play any given song. All band members are encouraged to follow their hearts and play what they feel in the moment. This way we maximize the opportunity for something special to happen nightly and create something unique for even the most diehard listener.What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? I have little brothers who read this stuff. You’ll get your story when they’re 18.

Who: The SupervillainsWhen: ThursdayWhere: three20south, BreckenridgeWhere’d the name come from? We had a dartboard full of names … bulls-eye.Home Base: Orlando, Fla.Type of music: Reggae, rock, ska, punk -all marinated in Southern charm and bong resinIf your music were a tangible item, what would it be and why? A midget with a badge, because we are fun and adorable but we totally mean business.Why do people love ya? Because we keep it fresh!Craziest thing you ever done/weirdest experience: A band we were on tour with a few year’s back was trying to prank us. We caught on pretty quick and our drummer, Dom went across the street from the venue we were playing to an auto parts store and bought a locking gas-cap. We locked it on good and tight to their van and hid the key under their van, behind a Supervillains sticker. Not only did they run out of gas, but it took them four hours to find the key, and they barely made their set time the next day. While we were on stage the next night, they tried to retaliate by walking out these huge stand-up banners with their band name all over it and placing them in front of Dom and Skart, the guitar player. In the mother of all backfires, Skart immediately pants-ed their lead singer, who was still holding on to this big, stupid banner with his band name on it while his tiny genitalia was exposed for all to see. They were left demoralized, defeated and humiliated. It was so fresh.

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