Music Scene: One-man band at the Snake River Saloon 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 arts and entertainment editor Krista Driscoll at email@example.com for more information.
Friday, Jan. 9
One-man bands at the Snake in Keystone
Arthur Lee Land takes the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Jan. 9. Land tours as an innovative solo act using the art of live looping to create an “on the fly,” full-band sound by layering acoustic guitars, six-string banjo, mandolin, B-Bender Telecaster, bass, African percussion, drum samples, beat boxing and other electronic sonic textures and effects. Electro Americana is where high-tech meets grassroots. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Rollicking rock in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco hosts the Sam Lee Band on Friday, Jan. 9. Lee’s songs carry heavy doses of classic Americana-rock influences, from the rollicking, rolling drive-along songs to the stripped-naked ballads to the bombastic rock-belters. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Monastic, bombastic beats in Breck
Just Swipe Right, aka Two Dudes, will bring the best of rock, blues, country and hip-hop to the MotherLoaded Tavern on Friday, Jan. 9, and Thursday, Jan. 15. Drew and Brett claim they were born in a Himalayan monastery in the ’80s. They lived the monastic lifestyle until hearing “Van Halen I” in their tweens, when they then hit the road to “shred insane and blow the doors off.” This show will be the duo’s big ramp-up of the season in Breckenridge. There will be beer, shots, music, giggles and free bathrooms all night. The music starts at 10 p.m. both nights, and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
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. 9, and Saturday, Jan. 10. 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.
Weekly funk at The Goat
Get your dose of Friday Night Funk with Zenobia Street Funk Collective and Danny Bedrosian at The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern on Friday, Jan. 9. This Denver all-star funk group features members of George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic, Rebel Tongue and U.S. Pipe. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Saturday, Jan. 10
Revivalist rock with Kris Lager Band
The Kris Lager Band will take the stage at The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, Jan. 10. Kris Lager Band has been hard at work for more than a decade spreading and honing its revivalist rock, heavy soul and boogie trance music across the country. When it comes to energetic and heartfelt live music performances, KLB is second to none. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Snake hosts New Family Dog
New Family Dog will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, Jan. 10. New Family Dog is Jon Ridnell’s latest incarnation aimed at getting back to his funk and jazz roots, with Ridnell on guitar and vocals, son Miles Ridnell on bass and vocals, Steve Saviano on drums, Paul Stadler on sax and Dave Lyons on percussion. Ridnell has written a lot of new progressive material, although the band has the versatility to play almost any genre. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge brings Stoney Live to the stage on Saturday, Jan. 10. 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. 11
Barkley brings in the big band show
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes the MarchFourth Marching Band to the stage on Sunday, Jan. 11. The performance is a visual and aural feast, with around 20 performers including approximately eight horn players, five drummers, bass guitar and five dancers, stilt walkers and acrobats. It fuses Vaudeville and high cinema, with a hint of Mardi Gras, anchored by groovy electric bass, rocking guitar, Eastern European Gypsy music, funk, rock and jazz. Bonnie and the Beard opens. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 the day of the show. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Blue River Bistro has music five days a week
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, Jan. 11, 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. 12
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, Jan. 12, and Wednesday, Jan. 14. 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. 13
Contemporary jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro brings contemporary jazz to Breckenridge with the Thomas Haupt Duo on Tuesday, Jan. 13. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Sam Glaser visits Summit County
Synagogue of the Summit will host an evening with Sam Glaser on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Lord of the Mountains Church in Dillon. Glaser is one of the top 10 Jewish artists in the United States, performing internationally in Sydney and Hong Kong, on Broadway in New York and the White House. He will be skiing in Vail with family and has offered to entertain our community. The concert starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $18 for adults and $6 for children, cash or check only. RSVP is required to Susan Greenwood at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit http://www.synagogueofthesummit.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 14
Winter Wondergrass pre-party in Frisco
Trout Steak Revival and Mountain Standard Time will co-headline a Winter Wondergrass pre-party on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco. Mountain Standard Time brands its own style of “Rocky Mountain FreeGrass,” blending acoustic guitar and mandolin with keyboards, electric bass and drums. Two tickets to Winter Wondergrass in Avon will be given away at the show. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
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. 14, 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. 15
SunSquabi returns to The Barkley
Live instrumentation electronic band SunSquabi returns to The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday, Jan. 15, two weeks after a great opening set for BoomBox. SunSquabi’s music is called electronic-hydro funk. The group has performed at Red Rocks Amphitheater, as well as some of Colorado’s best music venues and has made appearances at several national festivals. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show, and the JJ Evanoff Experience opens at 9:30. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
The Sharrows at the Snake
Madison, Wisconsin-based roots-rock band The Sharrows head to the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Thursday, Jan. 15. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Kongos, Lukas Nelson, Band of Heathens, The Weeks and Ian McLagan, of The Faces and The Rolling Stones. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Fort Collins band plays the Dam
The Dillon Dam Brewery hosts the Bill Smith Band on Thursday, Jan. 15. Taking new steps on the grand musical journey, Fort Collins-based 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. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. 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, Jan. 15. This talented, professional, flexible and original trio 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.
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