Bar bands: Reggae, bluegrass, high-energy funk & AC/DC covers in Summit County
Who: Mountain Standard Time (headliner) and Missed the Boat (opener) When: TonightWhere: Warren Station Center for the Arts, KeystoneMountain Standard Time’s music: Anything but traditional.Follows footsteps of: Such Colorado greats as The String Cheese Incident and Leftover Salmon.Sound: Full-band sound acoustically led by guitar, mandolin and banjo, complemented by sax, electric bass, drums and electric effects.Home town: NederlandVibe: Mountain Standard Time’s roots stem from late night picks among the bluegrass faithful, making music lovers dance from mountain towns to backwoods campfires. Rich lyrics, original melodies, vocal harmonies and driving backbeats have been moving fans across the country, while the band’s unique charisma has been winning hearts.About Missed the Boat: Fresh out of the studio with the release of its self-titled sophomore album, Missed the Boat has been stunning listeners at live shows and over the airwaves throughout Colorado with its unique Americana-rock sound. MTB produces the energy infused, positive and upbeat sound that radio listeners deserve and concertgoers love. The band’s brand new album “Missed the Boat” recently garnered three nominations for the 2011 Grammy awards. Missed the Boat’s first studio release “Rollin'” also received four Grammy nominations in 2010. With its recent success and consistent touring schedule, Missed the Boat is taking the Colorado and national music scene by surprise. From lonesome High Country bluegrass to Americana-fed rock ‘n’ roll, this is a music experience you will not want to miss.
Who: Hell’s BellesWhen: TonightWhere: three20south, BreckWhere’d the name come from? From the AC/DC song, “Hells Bells.” Tweaked the spelling for the band name to “Belles,” since, you know, we’re all girls and stuff.Home base: Hell’s Belles started out in Seattle. Currently, individual members are living in Austin, Texas, and Bremerton, Bellingham and Seattle, Wash.Type of music: We pay tribute to the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world, AC/DC.If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? Food. It would be food. Because there’s an infinite number of different kinds of food, but everyone needs it. Also, because there’s many places in the world that don’t have enough of it. Also, because Adrian “Angus” Conner is obsessed with food just like she’s obsessed with music. Why do people love ya? We hope they love us because we have a lot in common with the people that come to our shows, mainly that we all love AC/DC. Also, that we all work really hard and play really hard and really like to have fun. How do you keep it fresh? AC/DC has a huge repertoire of material to choose from, and we have a huge interest in playing it, so there’s a lot of mixing and matching and swapping out stuff. It’s hardly ever the same show other than it’s always AC/DC as authentic as we can get. We even have a full-blooded Aussie on board now, Amber Saxon on the mic. That’s bloody authentic, mate.What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Every rock ‘n’ roll day is “Crazy Day.” Seriously, too many to even begin to list, and the minute we do list something as “The Weirdest” (or) “The Craziest” will be the minute something even weirder or crazier happens.
Who: KinetixWhen: SaturdayWhere: three20southWhere’d the name come from? Everybody told us that we had a lot of energy, so we made a play on kinetic, and X’s are cool. Home base: DenverType of music: High energy, upbeat funk rock. If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? Our music would be a spaceship, because one out of 10 times it crashes and burns. Why do people love ya? Because we have foot long … sandwiches.How do you keep it fresh? Change drawers before and after shows. Except for Josh.What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Our old drummer quit after getting arrested for weed, and our new drummer signed up after getting arrested for weed.
Who: CornmealWhen: SundayWhere: Breckenridge Ski ResortWhere’d the name come from? Cornmeal was a staple diet of the Appalachian people. Home base: Chicago, Ill.Type of music: Progressive bluegrass and jamgrass. Why do people love ya? I think our fans most enjoy the storytelling of our songs and the energy of each show.How do you keep it fresh? Change your socks.What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Join a rock ‘n’ roll/bluegrass band.
Who: DubSkin with See-I (members of Thievery Corporation)When: SundayWhere: three20southWhere’d the name come from? Dub is a form of reggae. Skin covers your whole body. Reggae moves your body!Home base: Fort CollinsWho are you? We are a six-piece high energy, original roots reggae band that are quickly building a national buzz.If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? Anything that makes you feel love and opens your mind.Why do people love ya? Because DubSkin loves the people.How do you keep it fresh? DubSkin creates a unique style of reggae that blends many styles of music inside the roots reggae sound.What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Continually touring the Rocky Mountains in the winter and driving Colorado passes in white-out conditions!
Who: See-I (playing with DubSkin)When: SundayWhere: three20south, BreckWhere’d the name come from? The all-seeing eye.Home base: Washington, D.C.Type of music: Reggae, funk, soulWho are you? Five members of Thievery Corporation with drums and congas from Latin sensation The Empresarios and an Italian keyboard player!If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? A fresh tropical fruit because it’s all-natural, healthy and nutritious.Why do people love ya? Because our music keeps them dancing and smiling.How do you keep it fresh? Incorporating many different styles, influences and backgrounds. No limits, no genres.What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Played all over the world and on every continent except Antarctica.
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