Music Scene: Catch some blues in Keystone
Michael Hornbuckle Band wil play Goat Tavern on Friday, Dec. 4. Playing the blues since he was two — Michael is a third generation picker, homegrown in The Mile High City. Legendary Denver blues guitarist Bobby Hornbuckle had Michael backing him up in his band at 13 as a drummer. While Bobby’s journey ended in ’96, Michael and brother Brian on bass grabbed the torch. Michael is now in L.A. spending time doing session work for Universal Picture soundtracks and recording and releasing a new album entitled “Virtue & Vice.” Show starts at 10 p.m. and there is a $5 cover. Go to soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Evanoff and snowboard giveaway in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco hosts a snowboard giveaway and video premier with live music from Evanoff. Evanoff is the musical experience created by Parker Oberholzer, Jake Hall and JJ Evanoff from Boulder. The high-energy trio blends together a tasteful mix of classic rock and contemporary dance music, to create a genre they call “Dream Rock.” Evanoff has been fine tuning their distinct rock influenced sound and soulfully incorporating it within the ever-growing EDM scene, in the hope to bring rock music back into the spotlight, as it should be. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Arena rock in Keystone
The Champions will play the Snake River Saloon on Friday, Dec. 4. Arena rock at its very best. The Champions transport you to the ’80s with cover tributes to bands like Journey, Def Leppard, Pat Benatar and Queen. The Champions arouse your senses with excellent vocals and outstanding musicianship. Performing popular guilty pleasures is the staple of their show. Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788.
Saturday, Dec. 5
Goat hosts Jerry Joseph & Jackmormons
Jerry Joseph & Jackmormons play at Goat Tavern on Saturday, Dec. 5. Jerry Joseph has worn a lot of hats over more than three decades in the music trenches — righteous rocker, hyper-observant cultural observer, spiritual and political firebrand, force of nature live performer — but the bedrock of what he does has always been songwriting of the highest caliber. Joseph first came to prominence in the mid-1980s with still-beloved cult band Little Women, a reggae-rock proto-jam band that dominated the Rocky Mountain club scene for nearly a decade, and notably helped break jam giants Widespread Panic, who looked up to Joseph and opened for his band before rising to prominence. To this day, many of Panic’s favorite concert staples were written by Jerry Joseph, including such blazing epics as “North,” “Chainsaw City” and “Climb to Safety.” Today, Joseph neatly describes Little Women as “a mash-up of Burning Spear and the Grateful Dead dressed up like the New York Dolls.” The show starts at 10 p.m., it’s $15 at door or $10 advance. Go to soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Free show with Trivial Psychic at Barkley’s
Emerging from the backcountry of Sedalia, Colorado, Trivial Psychic was formed in the summer of 2014 by lead vocalist and guitarist Stephen “Eskimo” Edwards, lead guitarist Shayne McLaughlin, and bassist Ross Sandlin. After combining their love for jam bands and classic rock, grounded in the diverse and pioneering work of bands like the Grateful Dead and expanding to the electrifying cutting-edge rock of Umphrey’s McGee, they eventually began to focus on using all of their unique styles to create a distinct approach to the music they love. Doors open for the free show at 8 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Lee Rogers Band with X-Man play Snake River
The Lee Rogers Band featuring local favorite keyboard player the X-Man, will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, Dec. 5. This explosive power trio fuses rock ’n’ roll with blues that leaves stages reduced to ashes. The band is led by Austin, Texas, guitarist and vocalist Rogers, whose high-powered blend of original writing mixed with covers from their biggest heroes and musical influences creates a soulful energy that is hard to resist. Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788.
Summit local plays in Georgetown
Carey Robinson will play Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Lucha Cantina in Georgetown from 6–9 p.m. Robinson was a vocal music major at Western State College in Gunnison, studying opera when he first heard bluegrass and western swing — he became hooked. Robinson landed in Summit in ’83 and has been performing in bars and restaurants around the county.
Wednesday, Dec. 9
Hog MaGundy at Bluegrass Wednesdays
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Hog MaGundy for a free show on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The band formed in early 2013 in the beautiful city of Fort Collins, Colorado. Through a shared passion of bluegrass and jam music, they bring a new kind of foot-stomping-good-timey grass band to the Front Range and beyond. Hog MaGundy shows are a mix of unique originals and covers from across the musical spectrum that will be sure to get the dance party started. Doors open at 9 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Next Page hosts Living Room Concert
Randall McKinnon will play Next Page Books & Nosh’s Winter Living Room Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 4:30 p.m. An interesting life journey from minister and social worker to full-time musician has provided Randall with experiences which allow him to establish a powerful rapport with his audience. His stage presence, warm vocals and solid rhythm guitar bid audiences to make themselves comfortable — it’s been said that one of Randall’s shows is like being invited into his home, but with a bit more elbow room. Next Page is located at 409 Main Street #101. Call (970) 668-9291 for more information.
Thursday, Dec. 10
Cycles play in Frisco
Cycles will play a free show on Thursday, Dec. 10 at The Barkley Ballroom. Cycles is a psychedelic rock group taking the Denver music scene by storm. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
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