Music Scene: Roundup of live music in Summit County
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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, Dec. 11
The Goat Tavern hosts Salem with Supervention film on Friday, Dec. 11. Salem has been touring throughout North America at festival, club and action sports events from the group’s home in Breckenridge. The band performs Todd Anders Johnson’s socially-conscious compositions blending hip-hop, jazz and funk.
The band travels with Risan Project tours which include Salem concerts, ski and snowboard film premiers, avalanche awareness and outdoor industry and cannabis and hemp industry partners. Starts at 10 p.m.; $5 cover. Go to soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Barkley Ballroom hosts free show with Rastasaurus
Rastasaurus will play in Frisco on Friday, Dec. 11. Rastasaurus was uncovered in the concrete jungles of Denver, where they’ve been building an enthusiastic following around their new reggae fusion sound. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Harmonious Junk & Jessica Jones play in Keystone
Harmonious Junk returns with local favorite Jessica Jones on Friday, Dec. 11 to the Snake River Saloon. 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. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Josh Galvin plays for Wassail Days
On Friday Dec. 11, join Josh Galvin for the town of Frisco’s Wassail Days at the Frisco Historic Museum on Main Street in Frisco. Live music is from 6–8 p.m. Galvin will be dusting off his favorite Christmas songs for this event. More info at townoffrisco.com/events/wassail-night-at-the-museum/
Saturday, Dec. 12
Two bands in one night
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco will host Unlimited Aspect and SoDown on Saturday, Dec. 12. Unlimited Aspect is the collaboration of two Denver producers, Unlimited Gravity & Project Aspect. The project has grown into being a live bass music band with added drummer Steven Kuzma and other guest musicians. Along his journey, SoDown has topped charts on many blogs, including his most recent successes on Dubstep.net in which his tracks “Babylon Stomp” and “Bright Lights” ranked No. 2 for the week. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Spafford plays in Keystone
The Goat Tavern hosts Spafford on Saturday, Dec. 12. Spafford is an eclectic blend of driving rock, funk, dance and light. The result is something like Electro-Funk Therapy. Melting through genres while creating an illuminated mind-and mood altering experience night after night, Spafford is lighting up the southwest with their improvisational prowess and are paving the way for something new, yet familiar. Starts at 10 p.m.; $5 cover. Go to soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Bandits return to Snake River Saloon
Bandits return to Keystone at Snake River Saloon on Saturday, Dec. 12. Led by the unmatched chemistry of brother/sister John and Lulu Demitro, and driven by the eruptive drumming of Andrew Oakley, Bandits have, “managed to enter a higher society of artistry by discharging a brand unlike any others in the provincial industry.” Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 9:30 p.m. Call (970) 468-2788.
Local artist plays for Georgetown Market Christmas Pageant
Summit musician Carey Robinson will play Lucha Cantina in Georgetown from 6–9 p.m. for the annual Georgetown Market Christmas Pageant. The event goes all day with sleigh rides, a children’s choir and see Old St. Nick at Georgetown shops.
Tuesday, Dec. 15
EDM showcase at Barkley’s
Majin Boom, DJ Diabeats, DJ WaY uP HigH and special guests will perform at The Barkley Ballroom on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Doors open for the full night of electronic dance music at 8:30, free.
Wednesday, Dec. 16
Uptown Toodeloo String Band
The Barkley Ballroom presents Uptown Toodeloo String Band on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The Uptown Toodeloo String Band is a mostly acoustic project performing the music of the Grateful Dead infused with high-energy bluegrass jams and powerful vocals. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Next Page hosts Living Room Concert
Randall McKinnon will play Next Page Books & Nosh’s Winter Living Room Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 4:30 p.m. Call (970) 668-9291 for more information.
Thursday, Dec. 17
Vine Street Vibes and Greener Grounds return to Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom will bring back Vine Street Vibes and Greener Grounds for a free show on Thursday, Dec. 17. Vine Street Vibes is dedicated to delivering a unique performance that pushes the boundary between electro-funk and instrumental dance jams. Greener Grounds is a new up and coming jam band fresh out of the heart of the Colorado jam scene in Denver. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
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