Hippie music, electronica come to Breckenridge
Who: The Big MotifWhen: Today and SaturdayWhere: Snake River Saloon, KeystoneType of music you play: Jazz, blues, funk, experimental rock, jam music.If your music were a tangible item, what would it be? A love story that everyone on Earth would love to star in! Why do people love ya? People love us because we are a young band playing our own stuff and not caring what anyone thinks.How do you keep it fresh? Writing our own stuff. Studying music, listening to new music everyday.What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Played with Ted Nuggent, Edgar Johnny Winter and CCR. They still party like they were our age. Kinda weird.
Who: Shakedown StreetWhen: Saturday (one day shy of our 23rd anniversary)Where: three20south, BreckenridgeWhere’d the name come from? A Grateful Dead song. Home base: Colorado Who are you? We are the mother of all the Grateful Dead tribute bands, with history of several Grateful Dead members playing in the band.If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? Veggie burrito. Some people just don’t eat meat. Why do people love ya? We bring a feeling of community and nostalgia unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute act in the Rockies (and have been for 23 years). How do you keep it fresh? We never OK the same show twice. We encourage audience suggestions. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Unfortunately, with the lack of pictures and flashbacks, memories are fleeting. However, last week instead of a band opener we had a Burlesque show. Sexy! The look on our fans’ faces were priceless, and it was hot!
Who: EOTOWhen: MondayWhen: three20south, BreckenridgeWhere’d the name come from? It started out as End of Time Observatory. We shortened it to EOTO (Ee-oh-toe) as an easier way of saying it. After we did that, some Japanese fans said that EOTO means “good music” in Japanese. It has been “EOTO” ever since.Home base: Boulder, Colo., and Los Angeles, Calif.Type of music: Live and improvised electronic/club music. We cover musical styles such as dubstep, electro, house and glitch-hop.If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? Clay. It can easily be molded and shaped in the moment to a new form.Why do people love ya? We definitely put out good positive dance vibes. You’ll dance harder than you have, all night long. We play DJ style music but play it live instead of using pre-recorded material. Fans get a chance to see every bit of the music created right in front of them. We’re 100 percent improvised, as well, so there’s an edge to it in that the audience and the musicians are hearing the music for the first time.How do you keep it fresh? Playing improvised music every night keeps it fresh. We don’t have songs or setlists so we have that fresh energy of going on an expedition for the first time and seeing how it works out. It keeps you “on” for the entire night. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? I saw a man run through a cement wall at a Voodoun ceremony in the mountains of Haiti. I think that tops my list.
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