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, Oct. 30
The Brian Hornbuckle Band will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Oct. 30.
Brian Hornbuckle is a third-generation musician whose roots lie heavily in the blues. Playing bass with his father’s band at a young age, Brian was quickly educated in the art of performance and professionalism, which has served him well over the last 18 years of his professional musical career.
The band is winning over audiences with their signature riff-oriented rock-n-blues.
Along for the ride are Jonny “Hot Rod” Vaughan on guitar, who is also currently part of the Lewis and Floorwax Groovehawg band, as well as national touring veterans Jimmy Yozell on drums and Mark DeGeorge on the keyboards.
The Brian Hornbuckle Band has been methodically and diligently carving out a growing niche in the regional music scene, becoming one of Denver’s hardest working and most requested bands. Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 9:30 p.m. Call (970) 468-2788.
Saturday, Oct. 31
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Halloween party and haunted house
The Barkley Ballroom will host the Heavy Halloween Party & Haunted House with live music by Cloud Catcher, In The Company of Serpents and Malo Hierba. Starting at 8 p.m., there will be free PBR until 10 p.m. (or while the kegs last); three bands; a haunted house inside; Last Champions, Dood and Boys Nite videos playing; and a costume contest. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Snake River Saloon holds 40th Halloween party
The Tony Black Summit with Jessica Jones will play the Snake River Saloon 40th annual Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 31. There will be a costume contest for best guy and best girl — winners will receive a new snowboard. Jessica Jones is a soul singer with roots in jazz, funk, blues, R&B, rock and hip-hop. She has quickly built a name for herself as a poignient improvisational singer keeping audiences on their toes with off the cuff lyrics and soulful, wailing vocals. Compared to Susan Tedeschi, Joss Stone and Janis Joplin, she has a unique and bold, sultry yet vibrant style that carries into any genre. Jessica has shared the stage with Bernie Worrell (Funkadelic, Talking Heads,) Leon Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix’s brother,) The Stepkids, Cecil P-Nut Daniels, members of the Motet, Ivan Neville, Eric Krasno, John Anderson (Yes, Asia,) Andy Irvine (Warwick,) Kinetix, Abstract Rude, Opio (Heiroglyphics, Souls of Mischief,) DJ True Justice, DJ RIPM, and is currently part of 10+ musical projects. Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 9:30 p.m. Call (970) 468-2788.
Rowdy Shadehouse plays Halloween show at Goat Tavern
The Goat Tavern in Keystone hosts the Rowdy Shadehouse Funky Halloween party Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. Rowdy Shadehouse is an on-your-face, high-energy funk rock explosion erupting from Denver. From revealing outfits, incredible musicianship, to suggestive stage props, this seven-person fireball never ceases to blow ladies and gentleman away. This band always guarantees an unforgettable show experience. Rowdy Shadehouse performances embody the mantra of funk and rock legends that have conquered stages and audiences before them. Cover is $5 at the door, there will be cash prizes. For more information, go to soupandwhiskey.com.
9280 Tap House hosts Halloween party with DJ Trash Punk
9280 Tap House in River Run Village will be hosting their second annual Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 31, with doors opening at 8 p.m. Bud Light drafts will be $3.50, there will be a costume contest with a Bud Light Snowboard giveaway and DJ Trash Punk will be providing the music beginning at 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 4
The Blackberry Bushes Stringband play free show in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom hosts The Blackberry Bushes Stringband on Wednesday, Nov. 4, for the first concert of this winter’s free Wednesday bluegrass series. The Blackberry Bushes are a Northwest acoustic Americana and bluegrass band whose sound falls somewhere between Gillian Welch and The Infamous Stringdusters. Their songs evoke the natural world, with themes of imperfection and impermanence. The instrumentation is precise and improvisational, reminiscent of the virtuosic bluegrass greats. The Bushes have that rare magic that allows them to fuse elements from many genres into a song that retains distinct threads of sonic color. Like their thorny namesake, they are rooted and growing, growing, growing. Free show, doors at 9 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 5
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Frisco Funk Allstars
Frisco Funk Allstars will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Thursday, Nov. 5. The funkiest musicians in Summit County form Frisco’s Funk Allstars. Tyler Easton, Stephen Glaesser, Billy Merrill, Aaron Jenks and Shaun O’Conner are locals that play originals plus funky versions of String Cheese incident, Grateful Dead, Lettuce and more. Doors and free keg at 8:30, music at 9:30.
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