Music Scene: Roundup of live music in Summit County, April 1-7
Friday, April 1
Local band Down 2 Funk will play Goat Tavern on Friday, April 1 in Keystone. Down 2 Funk is an international dance crew that originated in Dallas, Texas. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there is a $5 cover charge. Go to soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Rock-n-blues in Keystone
The Brian Hornbuckle Band will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, April 1. Brian Hornbuckle is a third-generation musician whose roots lie heavily in 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. Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 9:30 p.m. Call (970) 468-2788.
Saturday, April 2
Malai Lama in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Malai Lama on Saturday, April 2. The Malai Llama is a 5-piece instrumental band that combines genres like jazz, rock and electronica in a psychedelic fusion. Each show is heightened by the energy and passion they pour into their music. The Malai Llama push musical boundaries by combining the real energy of instrumentation with the electronic exploration of synthesizers, turntables and samples in dynamic song structures. People all around Colorado have been moving their feet to their grooves. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Goat hosts Juba Juba
Juba Juba will perform at Goat Tavern on Saturday, April 2. Juba Juba performs original interpretations of Grateful Dead music, meshing new and original grooves with classic Grateful Dead songs. Juba Juba recently toured Colorado with special guest, Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band. Juba Juba is an all-star band composed of members of Denver area Grateful Dead Tribute bands including, Ship of Fools, Hollow Bones, The Pranksters, and August West Band. Show starts at 9 p.m., and there is a $10 cover. Go to soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Top 40 dance hits in Keystone
The Snake River Saloon hosts Rachel and the Ruckus on Saturday, April 2. Singer/keyboardist Rachel Alena and guitarist Alec Sims met in 2010 while playing together in a popular Colorado R&B band. They quickly discovered a songwriting chemistry and formed R&R shortly thereafter. Alec, a published author born in Townsend, Massachusetts, has been playing professionally since the ’80s in a variety of high-energy blues and funk bands. Boulder-based drummer Kyle Comerford joined in 2012. Kyle’s colorful musical journey began playing at such famous L.A. haunts as the Roxie and the Troubadour and evolved to touring with some acclaimed national acts including backing Carly Simon. Bassist Vince Carmellini came on board to round out the group in 2013. Vince is multi-instrumentalist whose work is featured on a couple of chart topping albums. Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 9:30 p.m. Call (970) 468-2788.
Sunday, April 4
Music five days a week at Blue River Bistro
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, April 3, with free live music from guitarist and vocalist Rob Wivchar. Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues on Monday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 6. The Bistro welcomes the Jerry Weiss Duo on Tuesday, April 5, and the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, April 7. The music runs from 5-10 p.m. and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Tuesday, April 5
Barkely’s hosts Spiritual Rez
Spiritual Rez will play The Barkley Ballroom on Tuesday, April 5. While their groove is primarily rooted in rock, reggae, and funk traditions, the septet draws stylistic influence from nearly every musical movement of the 20th century. Over the past 9 years, Rez has tirelessly toured the country ten times over, cemented their status as a consistent festival favorite, and honed their exhilarating live show into an incomparable, unabashed musical extravaganza. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 6
Bluegrass Wednesdays in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Bluegrass Wednesdays with Whitewater Ramble playing the music of Woodstock on Wednesday, April 6. Described as High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m.
Last Living Room Concert of the season
The Next Page Books & Nosh hosts its last Living Room Concert of the season on Wednesday, April 6. An interesting life journey from minister and social worker to full-time musician has provided Randall with experiences which allow him to establish a powerful rapport with his audience. His stage presence, warm vocals and solid rhythm guitar bid audiences to make themselves comfortable — it’s been said that one of Randall’s shows is like being invited into his home, but with a bit more elbow room. Next Page is located at 409 Main Street #101. Call (970) 668-9291 for more information.
Thursday, April 7
EDM in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Random Rab on Thursday, April 7. Random Rab is the musical brainchild of producer, instrumentalist and singer Rab Clinton. With over 10 full length albums, a highly-dedicated fanbase, and countless shows across the world, he fills a truly unique niche in the electronic music scene. Tickets are $10-$15, and Lapa opens the show. Doors open at 9 p.m., go to barkleyballroom.com for more information or tickets.
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