Music Scene: Rock fusion with Yamn, Tauk in Frisco
We didn’t forget St. Paddy’s
Pick up a copy of the Sunday, March 15, edition of the Summit Daily News to see what’s going on around the county for St. Patrick’s Day, including live music, food and drink specials and more.
Friday, March 13
Yamn and Tauk will co-headline a show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Friday, March 13. Tauk is heavy instrumental rock fusion from a transcendent, instrumental band that seamlessly brings together genres as diverse as melodic rock, fusion, gritty funk, progressive rock, ambient, classic rock, hip-hop and jazz. Yamn’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 undulating crowds, heart-warming peaks and head-banging rock riffs. Doors open at 9 p.m., with Yamn playing the first set. Tickets are $8. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com to learn more.
Meniskus returns to the Snake River Saloon
Meniskus will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14. 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.
Free live music this weekend at AOB
Alma’s Only Bar will host Denver-based Big Jilm’s musical tribute to Ween on Friday, March 13. The band is Logan Barrier on vocals, Connor Bergman on guitar, Joe Hodgson on drums, Eric Rudnick on bass and Derek Turner on keys. The free show starts at 9 p.m. Call (719) 836-2214 for more information.
Weekly funk at The Goat in KEYSTONE
Get your dose of Friday Night Funk with Zenobia Street Funk Collective at The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone on Friday, March 13. This Denver all-star funk group features members of 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.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge brings Stoney Live to the stage on Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14. 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.
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, March 13, and Saturday, March 14. 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, March 14
Singer-songwriter brings his craft to The Goat
On Saturday, March 14, the Taylor Scott Band will take the stage at The Goat in Keystone. Taylor Scott is a guitarist, singer and songwriter who grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming. His newest record, “Lonelier with You,” was released in the spring of 2014. The album puts the spotlight on honest and memorable song craft, expressive vocals, and Scott’s signature soulful guitar work. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Electro-hip-hop-glitch-funk at The Barkley
Vibe Street takes the stage at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco with Kinetik Groove and JoWubb on Saturday, March 14. Producer Ben Davis has taken influences from game-changing producers in the ever-exploding electro-hip-hop-glitch-funk movement and combines them with elements of bluegrass, folk, blues and jam. Kinetik Groove and JoWubb round out the night. The free show starts at 9 p.m., and ladies drink free until midnight. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Sunday, March 15
Two bands for the price of none in Frisco
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will play a show with Intergalactic Radio at The Barkley Ballroom on Sunday, March 15. Based out of Baltimore, the band has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. The evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams and contagious smiles have “The Flock” — their self-identifying fan base that stretches from coast to coast — coming back for more. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free 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, March 15, with free live music from guitarist 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.
Boulder Brass comes to Dillon
Summit Music and Arts continues its 2014-15 Concert Series with Summit County artist Barry Westerland in a pre-concert exhibit of his watercolors at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at the Dillon Community Church, followed by a concert with nationally acclaimed The Boulder Brass at 4 p.m. The concert program will include “Concert Etude” (1948), by Alexander Goedicke; “Second Elizabethan Suite,” by Giles Farnaby; “Tango Nuevo Suite,” by Astor Piazzolla; Suite for Brass, by Johann Sebastian Bach; “Grand Canyon Sinfonia,” by Eric Ewazen; and Concertino, Opus 94 (1953), by Dmitri Shostakovich.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door; students 17 and younger are free. Visit http://www.summitmusicandarts.org, or call (970) 389-5788 to learn more.
Monday, March 16
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 18. 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.
Wednesday, March 18
Bluegrass Wednesdays continue in Frisco
Boulder bluegrass band Timber! returns to Frisco on Wednesday, March 18, as part of the Bluegrass Wednesdays series. The band’s bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle combo is perfect for traditional bluegrass fans, while the fast-picking style gets you up and dancing. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books
Weekly music and happy hour at The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco takes place on Wednesday, March 11, 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. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, March 19
Country rock on Main Street Breck
Country-rocker and lead singer of the Big Mountain Bluesers Weston Smith will take the stage at The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Thursday, March 19. 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.
Nuskool jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes Jon Wirtz’s Nuskool Modern Jazz on Thursday, March 19. 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.
New music series in Breckenridge
The Traverse Restaurant & Bar at the Lodge at Breckenridge will host Patrick Hesse on Thursday, March 19, as part of its Mountaintop Acoustics series. Hesse is a guitarist, vocalist, singer-songwriter and comedian who has performed music at various showcases around Denver. The free music runs from 4 to 7 p.m., with happy hour specials on food and drinks. To learn more, visit http://www.lodgeatbreckenridge.com or call (970) 453-9300.
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