Music Scene: Rock, country, folk at MotherLoaded in Breckenridge
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, Dec. 5
Kevin & Faith will bring their acoustic rock, modern country and new folk to the MotherLoaded Tavern on Friday, Dec. 5. 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 onstage. Their mutual admiration 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.
Breck band rocks the Snake in Keystone
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will host Salem on Friday, Dec. 5. Breckenridge band Salem performs Todd Anders Johnson’s socially conscious compositions blending funk, hip-hop, neo soul and electronica, featuring the sultry vocals of Ashley Sterling, Thomas Haupt on guitar, Mikey Smith on keys, Daryl Gott on sax and Johnson on drums and vocals. Doors open at 4 p.m. both nights, and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Friday Night Funk at The Goat
Get some Friday Night Funk with Funky Johnson on Friday, Dec. 5, at The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone. 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.
Damn fine music at Alma’s Only Bar
Alma’s Only Bar welcomes John Wesley Satterfield & His Damn Fine Band on Friday, Dec. 5. When Satterfield was 12, his father gave him his first guitar and began to teach him songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Harry Chapin, The Beatles, Cat Stevens and Paul Simon. His most recent release, Goodbye Whiskey, is a semi-autobiographical batch of songs that Satterfield has been performing with his aptly named Damn Fine Band. He currently calls the Music City home and tours constantly. Call (719) 836-2214 for more information.
Saturday, Dec. 6
Goat welcomes singer-songwriter
Jerry Joseph will take the stage at The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, Dec. 6. By turns tough and unbelievably bruised, Joseph’s work manages to be joyfully pissed off and achingly bittersweet, often within the space of just a few verses. There’s a healthy restlessness to his music, a stripe of his modernity and tireless engagement with the world that places him next to younger contemporaries like Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and Ryan Adams. 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, Dec. 6. 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.
Snake in Keystone hosts Dorian Vibe
Dorian Vibe, a high-energy groove machine, will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, Dec. 6. As one of the tightest and most compelling groups in the burgeoning Colorado music scene, the band is a trio that sounds bigger than the sum of its parts. The songs evoke memories of the great jam bands all wrapped tightly in a modern sound: soaring vocals; searing guitar; and bass lines that are as powerful and original as their music. Doors open at 4 p.m. both nights, and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Wednesday, Dec. 10
Minneapolis comes to Frisco
Gypsy Lumberjacks will play The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Gypsy Lumberjacks are a Minneapolis-based Americana band with a sound consisting of a mix of world beat, flamenco, Caribbean, gypsy jazz and bluegrass. Known for never performing with a set list, Gypsy Lumberjacks prefer to rely on each other’s leads and changes. Even after touring relentlessly for six years now, the older songs are still evolving and finding new life any given night they are performed. 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, Dec. 10, 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’s delivery and outstanding musicianship are the stuff of expressive storytelling and satisfying listening. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, Dec. 11
Thrash metal punk at MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge will host a thrash metal punk show on Thursday, Dec. 11. Start the season and the Dew Tour off with a bang with 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 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Get a Digital Beat Down in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes Digital Beat Down on Thursday, Dec. 11. Digital Beat Down is a live electronica duo from Denver that fuses synthetic textures and organic instrumentation to create dance-friendly compositions with a prog-rock twist. The duo thrives on creating carefully crafted songs and multilayered live looping jams that invite the listener on a psychetronic journey through the depths of dirty drum and bass, to smooth, deep house, to crackin’ breaks, or finished off by their bone-penetrating brand of sub bass driven funk. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
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