Music Scene: Live jukebox music experience at The Goat in Keystone
Friday, Feb. 7
Live jukebox experience at The Goat
Harley & The V-Twins will play The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone on Friday, Feb. 7. The band describes its music as a “nationally touring live jukebox,” playing country to rock and everything in between. The idea behind this band is to adapt to any audience and to leave any crowd satisfied, impressed and exhausted. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
La Rue Vital at the Snake
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone welcomes La Rue Vital on Friday, Feb. 7. Featuring the founding members of Meniskus, along with a rotating cast of guest musicians, the music of La Rue Vital is inspired by Latin American, European and Middle Eastern musical traditions to form a fusion of electronic and acoustic. Venezuelan-born guitarist Bardusco and drummer Cris Ryt lead an ensemble of instruments, including sitar, accordion, samplers, synthesizers and, of course, the arsenal of percussion that keeps dance floors pounding. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Take your medicine in Breck
Three20south hosts Big Medicine Gang on Friday, Feb. 7. The band’s high-energy, original sound is a stiff cocktail of blues, funk and reggae. It’s reminiscent of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Sam & Dave and Led Zeppelin, as well as a healthy dose of reggae fueled by Sublime, the Wailers and the Skatalites. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the music gets started around 10. Tickets to the 21 and older event are $6, and free beer will be served from 9 to 10 p.m., or while supplies last. Visit http://www.three20south.com for more information.
Saturday, Feb. 8
Get filthy in Keystone
The Goat in Keystone will host Denver band Filthy Children on Saturday, Feb. 8. Filthy Children first hit the stage together in November 2003. Since then, they have been laying it down all over town, landing regular gigs at nearly all of Colorado’s most respected venues and festivals. This funk, jazz and rock septet serves up a funkinetic frenzy of fresh, original, mind-moving music, reminiscent of such groove giants as Soulive, Greyboy Allstars, John Scofield and Deep Banana Blackout. Filthy Children deliver action-packed funk that’s sure to be “a big fat kick in the groove” (Colorado Daily). The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Frisco feels the beat of Crazy oTTo
The Barkley Ballroom welcomes Crazy oTTo on Saturday, Feb. 8. Formed in 2009, Crazy oTTo began its life as a Grateful Dead cover band. Since that time, the band has expanded its set lists to include originals and covers ranging the gamut from Paul Simon to INXS. Friends of oTTo can expect a good dose of Dead and Jerry Garcia Band songs, plus other covers by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Allman Brothers and more. Crazy oTTo always delivers on a good time, so bring your dancing shoes, keep your expectations low and be prepared to be shocked and awed. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com.
Local music in Breckenridge
King & I will play Napper Tandy’s in Breckenridge on Saturday, Feb. 8. King & I is a six-piece ensemble of some the most legendary musicians in the South Park area. With more than 50 years of experience combined, King & I covers the classic rock genre and a few originals. Some of the members of King & I have performed with such artists as John Popper of Blues Travelers, Lubriphonic, Rising Lion, Salem and Strive Roots, to mention a few. Their performances are energetic and upbeat. The show starts at 6 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://www.nappertandysbreck.com for more information.
Salem at the Snake in Keystone
Salem will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, Feb. 8, touring as the official house band of Voile Manufacturing. Salem shows combine songwriter Todd Anders Johnson’s original blend of hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul with the Voile backcountry ski culture, promoting “good vibes, great powder and Voile skis, split-boards, bindings and avalanche safety equipment,” the company said. And each stop comes with a chance to win some gear. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information on the show, or visit http://www.risanmedia.com for more information on Salem.
Get your Yamn on in Breck
Yamn will play three20south in Breckenridge on Saturday, Feb. 8. The band’s heart is in its live experience, one that scintillates the senses with courageous beats, grooves that cause instant and contagious grins to ripple across the crowd, heart-warming peaks and head-banging rock riffs. This refreshed and revitalized Yamn is a band hungrier than ever to push the limits of progressive live-tronica, with a lighting experience that encompasses a world-class rock show. Tickets to the 21 and older show are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.three20south.com for more information.
Sunday, Feb. 9
New York band comes to The Goat
Tauk will take the stage at The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone on Sunday, Feb. 9. Tauk is a band that delivers a unique blend of rock-fusion with a fresh, experimental spirit. Since forming earlier this decade, the NYC-based group has built an impressive do-it-yourself buzz, scoring opening gigs for moe., Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Tea Leaf Green and sets at Gathering of the Vibes, Hangout Music Fest, Peach Festival with The Allman Brothers and Bonnaroo. The 21 and older show starts at 9 p.m., and the cover is $5. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Wednesday, Feb. 12
Bluegrass Wednesdays at The Barkley
Caribou Mountain Collective will invade The Barkley Ballroom with Soofy & the Walrus on Wednesday, Feb. 12, for a free show. Caribou Mountain Collective is a dynamic bluegrass quartet from Nederland. Drawing on the current revival of roots music and breaking new ground in mountain musical traditions, these young musicians perform high-energy shows that keep the house moving all night. New Jersey’s Soofy & the Walrus perform a unique style of folk music using harmonies and insightful lyrics and will open the show at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Furious rock at three20south
Akron, Ohio, band Aliver Hall will take the stage at three20south on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Aliver Hall brings rock ’n’ roll to its happy place, while at the same time getting down and dirty. Anthemic, uplifting energy characterizes the group’s live show, which continues to leave concertgoers wanting more and more, thanks to a fury of progressive rock drumming, tight bass lines that weave in and out of vintage-toned guitar rhythms and lush vocal harmonies. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the free show starts around 10. Visit http://www.three20south.com for more information.
Thursday, Feb. 13
Westword top 10 act in Keystone
Cold River City will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Thursday, Feb. 13. Born to groove, Cold River City is the love child of funky soul and dirty blues. Fronted by Emma Fields and Brian Hubbert, the six-piece live band features seductive vocal harmonies, screaming slide guitar and a tight rhythm section guaranteed to make you get down with your bad self. The band draws its sound from a variety of genres, creating an intellectual and danceable style it calls psychedelic groove soul. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Fan-appreciation show at three20south
Archnemesis and T.Wilde will play a free fan-appreciation show at three20south on Thursday, Feb. 13. Offering their blend of original electronic music, combined with a diverse range of samples, Archnemesis has created a unique sound that has been catching ears all over the United States. Charleston-based Archnemesis uses its hip-hop, jazz, blues and soul-infused sound to develop a strong following and fan base aptly called the “Nemesis Army.” Alongside their mesmerizing sound, Archnemesis delivers a full sensory experience for each of their live performances. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit http://www.three20south.com for more information.
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