Music Scene: Electron, The Magic Beans at The Barkley in Frisco
Friday, Jan. 16
Electron with very special guests The Magic Beans will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 16. Electron is the original Disco Biscuits’ side project. This time around, Tommy Hamilton, from Brothers Past, on guitar, and Mike Greenfield, from Lotus, on drums, join core musicians Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner, of TDB. Doors open at 9 p.m., and The Magic Beans start off the huge night of music at 9:15 pm. Tickets are $25. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Rock, country, folk in Breckenridge
Kevin & Faith will bring their acoustic rock, modern country and new folk to the MotherLoaded Tavern on Friday, Jan. 16. Coming to you from Alma, this dynamic duo is bound to lift your spirits. Audiences can’t help but smile when they witness Kevin & Faith together on stage. Their mutual admiration for each other shines like a beacon, lighting up whatever venue they enter and audience they perform for. They play a wide range of material, forging every note and making every song their own. 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.
Meniskus returns to the Snake River Saloon
Meniskus will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Jan. 16, and Saturday, Jan. 17. The music of the Colorado trio is informed by the extensive classical training of Cris Ryt and Eric Ostberg, as well as the unique sound Bardusco brings from his experience as a self-taught guitarist growing up in Venezuela. The influences of popular rock bands, as well as the rhythms of Latin grooves and European techno-house music have found new life in the music of Meniskus. Doors open at 4 p.m. both nights, and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
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, Jan. 16. 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, the artist formerly known as 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 on Friday, Jan. 16, and Saturday, Jan. 17. 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, Jan. 17
Zeppelin tribute at The Goat in Keystone
Led Zeppelin tribute band Honey Puddle, featuring Jessica Jones of Funky Johnson on vocals, will take the stage at The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, Jan. 17. Honey Puddle brings smiles to older, die-hard Zeppelin fans, while also creating a fresh buzz amongst the new generation of younger live music fans around the state of Colorado. “Honey Puddle is focused on creating the powerful live show that Zeppelin was notably acclaimed for, while producing the different layers of their studio efforts on a live stage,” guitarist Jeph Kennedy said. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Colorado-inspired tunes at Base Nine
Johnny Johnston will bring his Colorado-inspired original music to Base Nine in Beaver Run on Saturday, Jan. 17. The music runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit http://www.johnnyjohnston.com for more information.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge brings Stoney Live to the stage on Saturday, Jan. 17. 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.
Sunday, Jan. 18
Fundraiser for Green, Smith in Keystone
Local musicians and friends of Arnie J. Green will gather at The Goat in Keystone on Sunday, Jan. 18, for the Arnie J. Green Benefit Concert and Silent Auction. This evening of music and fundraising will honor longtime local music legend Green, who is fighting a battle with leukemia, as well as his friend and neighbor, Courtney Smith. The music starts at 5 p.m., and there’s a suggested $5 donation at the door. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Blue River Bistro has music five days a week
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, Jan. 18, with free live music from guitar 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, Jan. 19
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, Jan. 19, and Wednesday, Jan. 21. 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, Jan. 20
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Duo on Tuesday, Jan. 20. 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.
Wednesday, Jan. 21
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books
Weekly music and happy hour returns to The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 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. McKinnon will be featuring a soft release of his new album at this week’s happy hour, with CDs available for purchase. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, Jan. 22
Summit County five-piece rocks the Dam
Todd Johnson & Breaking Blues will play the Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday, Jan. 22. This homegrown Summit County five-piece band plays blues-rock. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.
Nuskool jazz AT BLUE RIVER BISTRO in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes Jon Wirtz’s Nuskool Modern Jazz on Thursday, Jan. 22. Over the past 10 years, Wirtz has performed mainly as a sideman, having worked with Grammy-winning producers Malcolm Burn and John Macy, and shared the stage with artists including Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Robbie Krieger, Melissa Etheridge, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and even Justin Timberlake. The free music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
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