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 email@example.com for more information.
Saturday, Dec. 26
Snake River Saloon hosts Alive on Arrival (AOA) Saturday, Dec. 26. AOA enjoys steady success in the due to top-notch musicianship and audience enthusiasm. The personal and enigmatic quintet — vocals, guitar, sax, keyboards, bass, drums — exhibits and honest love of feel-good tunes. In addition to an extensive repertoire of original jazz compositions, they know hundreds of classic hits, standards, R&B, acid jazz, funk and pop tunes. AOA also has a huge catalog of original music. AOA presents innovative arrangements of hits that deserve continued recognition. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Miles Lee Band plays the Goat
On Saturday, Dec. 26, the Miles Lee Band will play Goat Tavern. Miles Lee Band mixed soul, funk blues, rock and a splash of hip hop flavor, to create a “feel good, dance party.” As a musician based in Denver, most notably as the lead singer and harmonica player for Stanky Pockets, Miles Lee has shared the stage with John Popper (Blues Traveler), P-Nut Daniels, CR Gruver (New Orleans Suspect), Ray White (Frank Zappa), Bobby Vega (Sly and the Family Stone) and Damon Wood (James Brown). Show starts at 10 p.m., cost is $5.
Progressive electronic rock at The Barkley Ballroom
Eminence Ensemble is a five-piece progressive electroni rock group based out of Boulder. Elegantly fusing elements of jazz, rock, funk, classical, hip-hop, reggae and electronica, Eminence Ensemble’s technical prowess is surpassed only by its robust blend of composition and improvisation. Eminence Ensemble’s groundbreaking sound evolves with every show, sure to keep the audience moving and leave it craving more. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m., go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Sunday, Dec. 27
40oz to Freedom in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom hosts 40oz to Freedom, with the Matt Spinks Trio, on Sunday, Dec. 27. Flashback in time to the best hits Sublime ever dished out for the world to consume, 40oz to Freedom slays those tunes we know so well. Doors open at 9 p.m.; tickets are $10-$13 and can be purchased at barkleyballroom.com.
Monday, Dec. 28
Boombox plays two-night run in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom brings Boombox to the stage on Monday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday, Dec. 29. BoomBox, the electronic duo compromised of versatile producers, DJs, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalists Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux, recently released their first new studio album in four years, “Filling In The Color.” Godchaux calls the new record “further evolved” from the bands’ signature sound, an electronic blend of soulful Rock and Blues based dance music incorporating Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds. Doors open at 9 p.m.; tickets are $25 and can be purchased at barkleyballroom.com.
Special holiday show at the Snake
A Shadow of Jaguar will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone for a special holiday show. The band is a high-energy blues rock duo based out of Boulder, Colorado. The duo is made up of Brian Hubbert and Andrew Oakley. Hubbert is known for his soulful vocals and screaming slide guitar work with Colorado mainstay Cold River City. Oakley provided the backbeat on drums for Colorado rock act West Water Outlaws. The two joined forces in early 2015 and have been turning heads in the local music scene. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Tuesday, Dec. 29
Local band returns to the Snake
High 5 will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Tuesday, Dec. 29. The Summit County band plays a little bit of everything, from unique covers and danceable originals to blue-grassy, jazzy, rocky, jammy mountain music. However, if there’s one thing that never changes, it’s the general feeling of “good times with good friends” that constantly persists throughout each and every High Five show. The players come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds, which makes for a fresh, well-traveled sound. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Wednesday, Dec. 30
Swerve plays two-night run in Keystone
Swerve will play at Snake River Saloon on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The group is a professional, working cover band based in Denver. Swerve performs modern country and classic rock as well as a variety of other types of material. Their music can best be described as dance country, dance rock, dance dance, urban redneck yuppie biker party music. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Caribou Mountain Collective plays Bluegrass Wednesdays
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco presents Caribou Mountain Collective for a free show on Wednesday, Dec. 30. Caribou Mountain Collective is a progressive bluegrass band out of Nederland, Colorado. The quartet recently won first place in the 2014 Rocky Grass Band Competitions. Go to barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Hungry Monks play Living Room Concert at bookstore
The Next Page Books & Nosh will host The Hungry Monks on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 4:30 p.m. for its Living Room Concert Series. Next Page is located at 409 Main Street #101. Call (970) 668-9291 for more information.
Thursday, Dec. 31
40th annual New Year’s party at Snake River Saloon
Swerve will play the second night in a row for the Snake River Saloon’s 40th annual New Year’s party. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.
Leadville Cherokee plays ’70s disco set at midnight
Leadville Cherokee will play New Year’s Eve at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco. Leadville Cherokee is an alternative rock band from Leadville, Colorado. Their style incorporates a variety of important musical genres and tones that range from, but are not limited to, rock, reggae, bluegrass, jam, folk, funk, hip-hop, alternative, and blues. For the members of the group, music, amongst many other adrenaline-pumping mountain activities, is not just a hobby, but a way of life. Doors open for this free show at 8:30 p.m. Go to barkleyballroom.com.
New Year’s Eve party at Baker’s Brewery
Todd Johnson and Breaking Blues will play the Baker’s Brewery New Year’s Eve party in Silverthorne. This veteran lineup of musicians plays roots blues to rockin’ blues. Led by Johnson on guitar and vocals, the songs will take you from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago to Texas and beyond. Music starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover.
Banned In Japan plays New Year’s Eve bash in Dillon
The Dillon Dam Brewery will host Banned In Japan on Thursday, Dec. 31. The band performs playlists full of classic, ’80s, ’90s and contemporary dance music to get the place jumping. Champagne toast at midnight and party favors included. Ring in the New Year with dancing and a special New Year’s Eve dinner menu. Free cover with dinner. $12 cover at the door. Call (970) 262-7777 for more information.
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