Music Scene: Roundup of live music in Summit County |

Music Scene: Roundup of live music in Summit County

The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will host dance rock band The Love Electric on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24. Doors open at 4 p.m.; music starts at 9:30 p.m. Call (970) 468-2788.
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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 for more information.

Friday, Oct. 23

The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will host dance rock band The Love Electric on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24. Trevor Mariotti is at the helm as the master of thunderous rhythm. A proud Sabian Cymbals endorser, he is the drummer for the Denver roots-rock band Something Underground and the rock-pop outfit, the Sound and Color.

Luke Mott (guitar/vocals,) is currently the main songwriter and lead guitar for the emerging indie rock band Send & Receive, the folk-blues band the Fairwaters and his solo act Domestic Enemy.

He has a melodic yet incendiary approach and is most at home when onstage performing. Bryan Stacks’ (bass/vocals) is a fixture in the Denver music scene.

His instrumental versatility and consummate musicianship can be found with local acts Omniism, My Own Summer and Send & Receive. Rachel Irvin’s (lead vocals/keys) vocal range and tone are staggering.

As a 10-year veteran of the Denver scene, she is well versed in everything from rock to R&B, opera to pop and rock to jazz. The Love Electric looks to rock your world and keep the dance floor packed with hits from today, mixed with hits from across the decades.

Doors open at 4 p.m.; music starts at 9:30 p.m. Call (970) 468-2788.

Free show with Coral Creek in Frisco

The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco will host Coral Creek with special guests on Friday, Oct. 23, as part of a CD-release party for the band.

Coral Creek is an Americana/jamgrass project with Bill McKay (Leftover Salmon/Derek Trucks), Zeb Bowles (Whitewater Ramble and Drunken Hearts) and Chris Thompson (Ullr Allstars) performing original songs as well as Americana classics by The Band, Grateful Dead, Peter Rowan and more. Special guests including Luke Bulla (Lyle Lovett) on fiddle will perform.

The free show at starts at 9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Honey Gitters play Still on the Hill grand tasting

The Honey Gitters play Still on the Hill during the Breckenridge Craft Spirits festival on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Chiseled out of stone and coated in a layer of honey, these four men descended upon the earth from the heavens like a raging wave of awesome.

They were sent to the four corners of Earth and given one objective: to find one another and form the most glorious new grass band the universe has ever known in order to melt the faces off of civilization with their magnificent grass-rock.

Go to for more information about the grand tasting event.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Barkley Ballroom hosts Magic Beans, Greener Grounds

The Magic Beans made a name for themselves in the national jam band scene with a deep cannon of original songs, virtuosic playing and fusing genres; while connecting with their fan base in a way that is not typical with other bands.

Drawing from a wide range of influences, The Beans’ style can be described as natural and all encompassing — encapsulating the diverse interests of each musician and today’s music lovers into one package.

The band is known to play funk, bluegrass, rock and electronica … sometimes in a single composition.

Improvisation, crowd participation and original set lists each night make for high-energy live shows said to move the mind and booty simultaneously.

The Magic Beans use no pre-recorded tracks or samples, in favor of a more traditional approach to music: original songwriting, diverse instrumentation, and continually pushing the musical envelope are what set the group apart.

Seamlessly combining acoustic roots music and traditional instruments with modern technology and electric dance music, the Magic Beans are unique as their place of origin: the Colorado Rockies.

Greener Grounds broke into the jamtronica music scene early this summer with its debut EP, “Photosynthesis” and quickly became noticed as a top-talent act in Colorado.

The band was voted into a main stage slot at Sonic Bloom by the public, and, after catching the festival’s attention with its high-energy performance, Greener Grounds was added to the ARISE Music Festival.

While clear influences are shown from bands like Lotus, the Disco Biscuits, and Umphrey’s McGee, Greener Grounds are placing a great deal of emphasis on developing a sound that is uniquely Greener Grounds.

Like other jam bands, live improvisation is crucial to their live experience, however Greener Grounds is focusing just as much on having quality song composition and building a diverse catalogue of songs that have their own unique style.

DJ Rush plays in Keystone

On Thursday, Oct. 29, DJ Rush will spin tunes at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone.

Doors open at 4 p.m.; music starts at 9:30 p.m. Call (970) 468-2788.

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