Music Scene: Four-piece funk-blues band plays in Keystone
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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 A&E editor Heather Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, Nov. 13
The Barkley Ballroom presents The Get Down with Mastodon Sound, Lost Noise and DJ WaY uP HigH, headlined by Majin Boom on Friday, Nov. 13. Ian Karl, better known by his alias, Majin Boom, primarily calls upon the heavy 808 baselines and sinister synthesizers of down south trap to move the crowd. He feels that good music isn’t bounded by the shackles of a genre, and frequently incorporates electro, rap, R&B, twerk and house elements in his mixes.
Mastodon Sound is a live DJ, originally from New York, opening shows for dubstep DJs and producers, such as Seven Lions, and other influential artists. Being a part of the New York scene for years, his back roots are focused on a heavy bass line, with trap and trip hop flares.
Lost Noise is a live EDM production duo specializing in nostalgic sounds from all styles of music, as well as periods in time. Favoring themes from the ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s, taking these memorable sounds and turning them into a high fidelity inspired new era of electronic dance music. Free show, music starts at 8 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Four-piece funk-blues band plays in Keystone
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone hosts Tony Holiday and the Velvetones on Friday, Nov. 13. The band is a four-piece touring funk/jump blues band making headway out of the West Coast. Touring seven to eight months a year the last four years, Tony Holiday has made a name for himself wailing the harmonica and howling soulful lyrics about his life, worries and fantasies. Holiday was just listed as one the top 25 up-and-coming harmonica players in the country, according to a survey on Blues Harmonica Player. That list was formed from interviewing Rick Estrin, Charlie Musslewhite, Brandon Santini and other pro players. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Michael Hornbuckle Band at Goat Tavern
Michael Hornbuckle Band comes to Goat Tavern on Friday, Nov. 13. From mountains to Memphis, MHB proudly represents Denver’s Mile High Blues Society. A singing quartet with Denver native Michael Hornbuckle, guitar, Jeff Andrews, bass, Andras Csapo, HammondB3 organ and harmonica and Desmond “Motown” Washington, drums. Soulful vocals and hard-edged guitar riffs in the spirit of their roots founded in blues. Hailing from Detroit, Oakland and Hungary, the invisible strings that pulled these gentlemen together were all spun out of Denver where they all reside and met Michael. Show starts at 10 p.m.; $5. Go to soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Saturday, Nov. 14
Harmonious Junk returns to Keystone
Harmoniuos Junk, playing with local favorite guest vocalist Jessica Jones, will be at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, Nov. 14. Harmonious Junk is a Denver-based rock group fusing jazz, funk, progressive and improvisational styles led by former James Brown lead guitarist Damon Wood. The band was voted best Jamband by Westword magazine in 2005 and plays 60 to 80 Colorado shows per year. Jessica Jones is a soul singer with roots in jazz, funk, blues, R&B, rock and hip-hop. She has quickly built a name for herself as a poignient improvisational singer keeping audiences on their toes with off the cuff lyrics and soulful, wailing vocals. Compared to Susan Tedeschi, Joss Stone and Janis Joplin, she has a unique and bold, sultry, yet vibrant style that carries into any genre. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Mile Lee Band
The Mile Lee Band will play Goat Tavern on Saturday, Nov. 14. Miles Lee Band mixed soul, funk blues, rock and a splash of hip hop flavor, to create a “feel good, dance party.” Miles Lee is a harmonica player, an entertainer and singer, who was mentored in Hawaii by platinum-selling recording artist Bob Jones (We Five, Micheal Bloomfeild Blues Band), and local Hawaiian legend Byl Leonard. Show starts at 10 p.m.; $5 cover. Go to soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Sunday, Nov. 15
Organ Recital At Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church
Join Michael Groff, organist at Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon as he presents an organ recital on Sunday, Nov. 15. Groff joined the Lord of the Mountains staff in July 2015 as organist and coordinator of Christian education. The 30-minute recital will take place at 10:30 a.m. following 9 a.m. worship in the sanctuary at 56 US-6, Dillon. It is open to the public, there is no charge. Geoff has studied organ with Isabelle Demers and Marcos Krieger and voice with David Steinau. He received the Susquehanna University Outstanding Performance Award in 2013, which is presented annually to a graduating senior whose public performance was voted best by music department faculty.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Free show with Cosmic Mesa in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Cosmic Mesa for Bluegrass Wednesdays on Nov. 18. Cosmic Mesa is five-piece string band based in Denver that plays a unique style of original music the band has created that can only be called “Cosmic Americana Grass.” Since their inception in March of 2014 the group has evolved into an entertaining arrangement and has been performing up and down the Colorado Front Range and beyond. The band is continuing to give performances that are packed full of high-energy original music and powerhouse talent from every instrument. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19
Barkley Ballroom hosts Tnertle and Transfer Station
Tnertle and Transfer Station play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday, Nov. 19. At a Tnertle show, you will hear everything from electro, hip-hop, reggae, funk and lots of in betweens. Berklee College of Music grads Trent and Kyle have been composing original songs together since the seventh grade and have unleashed a horn-driven party with Tnertle. Local duo Transfer Station opens the show and has plenty of new music for you. Free show. Doors and free keg at 8:30 p.m., music starts at 9. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
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