Music Scene: Doubleheader at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco
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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 email@example.com for more information.
Friday, March 6
Hello Dollface and Open Jam All-Stars will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Friday, March 6. Hello Dollface throws out deep grooves with new-school ploys that seal the genre of golden soul-funkster vagabonds. The Open Jam All-Stars are the very best local musicians who formed a bond during weekly open mic nights. The bands play separately and then together. Doors open for the free show at 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com.
Get some Swerve at the Snake
Modern country-rock band Swerve will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7. Swerve is a professional, working cover band based in Denver. The band performs rock, classic rock and modern country, as well as a variety of other material and has performed on large and small stages, at bars, festivals and private events. Swerve’s stage show and set list are diverse enough to entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. Doors open at 4 p.m. both nights, and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Breckenridge band plays to home crowd
Breckenridge band El Paso Lasso takes the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Friday, March 6. Featuring the music of Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and much, much more, they pack the house every time they play. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Regular dose of Friday Night Funk
Get your weekly dose of Friday Night Funk with Funky Johnson at The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone on Friday, March 6. From the metropolis of Summit County comes a funk outfit with tasty vocals, virtuosic guitar grooves, solid bass and tight drum beats. The band plays originals and covers ranging from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire to James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Prince and The Funky Meters. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Apres music with Swing Crew at Keystone
The Swing Crew continues its winter stand at Keystone’s Last Lift Bar in the Mountain House Base Area, with après shows every day from Friday, March 6, through Wednesday, March 11. Fun is the bottom line with this interactive, acoustic band. The shows feature a wide variety of music, audience participation, jokes, stunts, cornball humor and toasts. The free music runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Visit http://www.facebook.com/theswingcrew for more information.
Saturday, March 7
Eagles tribute concert
Domus Pacis Family Respite is hosting an Eagles Tribute Concert with The Long Run on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Proceeds from the night will benefit Domus Pacis’ mission of providing weeklong respites in Summit County for families going through cancer. Tickets are $30 for general admission or $40 for VIP and can be purchased online at http://www.breckcreate.org or by calling (970) 547-3100 or (970) 547-4745. For more information, visit http://www.domuspacis.org/eaglestribute.
Free, live music at The Next Page
Keelan Donovan will perform at The Next Page Books & Nosh on Saturday, March 7. The free music runs from 4 to 6:30, with happy hour prices on beer and wine. Donovan has played shows with Donavon Frankenreiter, Trent Dabbs, Amy Stroup, Matthew Perryman Jones and, most recently, Katie Herzig on her spring tour. He’s also booked multiple national solo tours that have taken him to some of the best venues in the country, including The Bluebird Cafe, World Cafe Live, Rockwood Music Hall, Jammin Java and The Evening Muse. For more information, visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com or http://www.keelandonovan.com.
funk rock at The Barkley
Funk-rock band Bill Smith will play The Barkley Ballroom on Saturday, March 7. Taking new steps on the grand musical journey, Bill Smith has found the ability to ferment futuristic songs with classic rock instrumentation and has been leaving music fans breathless with their heavy-hitting sound. Featuring a repertoire of solid original songs seething with hooks and tastefully chosen covers, this is a band that holds a consistently high level of energy throughout their sets. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Andy Frasco at The Goat in Keystone
The Goat in Keystone will host Andy Frasco on Saturday, March 7. Frasco, a 23-year-old blues-jazz musician hailing from the San Fernando Valley in Southern California, is nothing short of an enigma. Influenced by Damien Rice, Sam Cooke, Professor Longhair, Van Morrison and Tom Waits, Frasco’s style is as uninhibited as those artists who inspire him. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge brings Stoney Live to the stage on Saturday, March 7. 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 http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Live music with Groundhog Gravy
Have some Appalachian funk-grass fun with Groundhog Gravy at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Saturday, March 7. Hailing from Fayettville, West by God Virginia, Groundhog Gravy is Ethan Sane, Ed Lehrter, Scott Ferris, Matt Harrison, Bill Ryan and Dave Permut. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Sunday, March 8
Blue River Bistro has music five days a week
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, March 8, 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 http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Monday, March 9
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, March 9, and Wednesday, March 11. 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 http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Tuesday, March 10
Contemporary jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro brings contemporary jazz to Breckenridge with the Thomas Haupt Duo on Tuesday, March 10. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Wednesday, March 11
Bluegrass Wednesdays continue in Frisco
The Kitchen Dwellers with guests The Hollowtops will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom on Wednesday, March 11. Bozeman’s two best bluegrass bands come to Frisco together for a full night of fast-paced picking. The Kitchen Dwellers are Telluride Bluegrass Competition veterans with lightning-quick rhythms. Hollowtops fuse together bluegrass, rock ’n’ roll, classical and jazz in engaging compositions. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books
Weekly music and happy hour at The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco takes place on Wednesday, March 11, with music from Randall McKinnon. After growing up in south Arkansas and a stint in graduate school in Denver, McKinnon has settled into Colorado’s High Country and proven himself as a favorite on the local entertainment circuit. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, March 12
Twiddle, Big Something in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes Twiddle with Big Something on Thursday, March 12. Obliterating the laws of improvisation, Twiddle delivers spectacular climaxes, defiantly weaves through genres and never fails to leave a crowd lusting for more. It is three-dimensional music. Big Something is funk fit for the future, featuring crystalline synths, wailing saxes and guitars that shred established musical boundaries. Together, this is one huge night of music. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $13 the day of the show. For more information, visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com.
Dam Brewery hosts Lee Rogers Band
The Lee Rogers Band will take the stage at the Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday, March 12. The Lee Rogers Band is an explosive power trio performing rock ’n’ roll with a blues backbone. Led by guitarist and vocalist Lee Rogers from Austin, Texas, the band’s high-powered blend of original songs mixed with covers creates a soulful energy that is hard to resist, with elements of reggae, pop, rock, blues and jazz. The music starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, March 12. 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 http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Thrash metal punk at MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge will host an encore presentation of December’s thrash metal punk show on Thursday, March 12. The show will feature three bands, hardcore thrash band Fubar and hardcore band Strafgod, both from Denver, and Summit County’s own hardcore punk band Bottom Bracket. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
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