Music Scene: Rowdy Shadehouse explodes at The Goat in Keystone
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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 arts and entertainment editor Krista Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, Feb. 13
Rowdy Shadehouse explodes in Keystone
Get your weekly dose of Friday Night Funk at The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern in Keystone on Friday, Feb. 13, with Rowdy Shadehouse. Rowdy Shadehouse is an in your face, high-energy, funk-rock explosion erupting from Denver. From revealing outfits and incredible musicianship to suggestive stage props, this seven-person fireball never ceases to blow ladies and gentleman away. Rowdy Shadehouse performances embody the mantra of funk and rock legends, who have conquered stages and audiences before them. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
World-pop-power groove in Frisco
The Barkley Ballroom welcomes Turkuaz to the stage on Friday, Feb. 13. Starting with influences ranging from Sly & The Family Stone and Rick James to Parliament and Bohannon, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-power groove — reminiscent of “Remain In Light” era Talking Heads — and a passion for Motown and R&B, resulting in a refreshing twist on the funk idiom. Doors open at 9 p.m. with Colorado-based band Transfer Station. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Funkiphino takes over Keystone
The Snake River Saloon in Keystone will host Funkiphino on Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14. Funkiphino is the 12-piece funk sensation that’s been funking it up all over Colorado for more than a decade. Pronounced “Funk-If-I-Know,” the band is the most requested group in the region. Each member is hand picked for musicianship and professionalism. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music gets started around 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (970) 468-2788.
Apres music with Swing Crew at Keystone
The Swing Crew continues its winter stand at Keystone’s Last Lift Bar in the Mountain House Base Area, with après shows on Friday, Feb. 13; Saturday, Feb. 14; and Sunday, Feb. 15. Fun is the bottom line with this interactive, acoustic band. The shows feature a wide variety of music, audience participation, jokes, stunts, cornball humor and toasts. The free music runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Visit http://www.facebook.com/theswingcrew for more information.
Breckenridge band plays to home crowd
Breckenridge band El Paso Lasso takes the stage at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Friday, Feb. 13. Featuring the music of Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and much, much more, they pack the house every time they play. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Live music at Base Nine in Breck
Johnny Johnston will take the stage at the Base Nine bar at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge for a free show on Saturday, Feb. 14. Johnston will play his Colorado-inspired original music from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.johnnyjohnston.com.
Afrobeat and Zeppelin at The Goat
Wrap up your Valentine’s Day at The Goat in Keystone on Saturday, Feb. 14, with AfroZep. AfroZep is a collective of Chicago musicians that assemble a few times a year to tour, performing a set of all Led Zeppelin tunes but redone in the style of Afrobeat and Afropop. Some tunes are straight mash-ups of Fela Kuti and Zeppelin; others are Zep tunes but set to original grooves based off the music of artists such as Tinariwen, Thomas Mapfumo and Franco; and others are stripped-down arrangements with tons of added traditional African drumming. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Stoney Live at the MotherLoaded
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge brings Stoney Live to the stage on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Tuesday, Feb. 17. From Stillwater, Oklahoma, Justin Stone rocks red-dirt music like no other. Covering everything from country music to solid rock hits of the ’80s and ’90s, Stoney Live brings people to their feet and causes spontaneous dancing on the tables. The music starts at 10 p.m. both nights, and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Sunday, Feb. 15
Blue River Bistro has music five days a week
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, Feb. 15, with free live music from guitarist and vocalist Rob Wivchar. Around the Denver area, his varied set list and high-quality musicianship find him performing in a wide variety of locales and private events. And attending Wivchar’s shows actually helps the environment: 30 percent of all the money that ends up in the tip jar goes straight to environmental charity organizations. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Monday, Feb. 16
Delta blues at Blue River Bistro
Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the Blue River Bistro on Monday, Feb. 16, and Wednesday, Feb. 18. Schlaefer writes personal acoustic blues about his life in the Colorado High Country. “Even though these songs were written above 9,000 feet, they still sound firmly rooted in delta mud,” the artist said of his album, “The Sweet Honey Mead,” released in 2002. “Dressed in plain spoken words, that sound cuts to the core of the human experience and reveals the indomitability of our souls.” The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m. both nights, and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Summit Concert Band plays stage, screen favorites
The Summit Concert Band will kick off its 2015 concert season with a free concert on Monday, Feb. 16, featuring favorites from stage and screen. Music selections will include “Highlights from the Music Man,” “Star Wars Medley,” “West Side Story” and more. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon. For more information, call (970) 333-4664 or visit http://www.summitconcertband.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 17
Filthy Children rock Fat Tuesday
Celebrate a Funky Fat Tuesday at The Goat in Keystone on Tuesday, Feb. 17, with Denver-based band Filthy Children. This funk-jazz-rock octet delivers nutritious grooves that should always be part of a funky breakfast. Reminiscent of such giants as Soulive, Greyboy Allstars, John Scofield and Deep Banana Blackout, Filthy Children delivers action-packed funk that’s sure to move your booty. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com for more information.
Instrumental jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Duo on Tuesday, Feb. 17. This talented, professional, flexible and original duo plays all styles of instrumental jazz, from swing to bop, Latin to contemporary, funk and even some jazzed-up pop tunes. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Wednesday, Feb. 18
Bluegrass Wednesdays at The Barkley
The Sweet Lillies will play Bluegrass Wednesdays at The Barkley Ballroom on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The Sweet Lillies recently burst on the Frisco scene as the openers for Ullr Grass Allstars. The magnetic combination of the guitar, upright bass, viola and banjo — together with powerful three-part female harmony — give this band a rare and alluring sound. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Weekly music happy hour at Next Page books
Weekly music and happy hour returns to The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco on Wednesday, Feb. 18, with music from Randall McKinnon. After growing up in south Arkansas and a stint in graduate school in Denver, McKinnon has settled into Colorado’s High Country and proven himself as a favorite on the local entertainment circuit. McKinnon will be featuring a soft release of his new album at this week’s happy hour, with CDs available for purchase. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
Thursday, Feb. 19
Augustus takes the stage at the Gold Pan
Boulder-based three-piece Augustus will play the Gold Pan Saloon in Breckenridge on Thursday, Feb. 19. This modern Americana band is coming through Breckenridge as part of a string of shows to promote its recently released debut EP “The Common Collapse,” which Marquee magazine gave 4 out of 5 stars. Augustus songs have been played on community radio stations across the state such as Front Range Radio, KRFC and KAFM, and the Boulder Weekly called the band “the best little-known secret around.” The music starts at 10 p.m. Visit http://www.thegoldpansaloon.com to learn more.
Wine & Jazz at The Barkley
The Barkley Ballroom’s monthly Wine & Jazz night returns to Frisco on Thursday, Feb. 19, with a 90-minute tasting of wines from around the world thoughtfully selected by Suzanne Johnston, from The Frisco Wine Merchant, followed by music by The Agmota Quintet. The quintet is composed of keys, bass, guitar, drums and sax. Expect to hear jazz standards with a little bit of Afro-Cuban jazz beat. The wine tasting begins at 6 p.m., with tabled seating for the concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling (970) 708-7042 or visiting http://www.barkleyballroom.com.
Psychedelic dance rock at the Dam
The Dillon Dam Brewery will host psychedelic dance-rock act Zeta June on Thursday, Feb. 19. An eclectic group of young rockers, this four-piece ensemble creates a memorable experience with an infectious soundscape of funk, blues, slap bass, classic and synth rock. From seamless breaks to interlocking rhythms, Zeta attains a level of jam unseen many acts with a vibe that is sure to get the crowd grooving. The music starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com to learn more.
Nuskool jazz in Breckenridge
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes Jon Wirtz’s Nuskool Modern Jazz on Thursday, Feb. 19. Over the past 10 years, Wirtz has performed mainly as a sideman, having worked with Grammy-winning producers Malcolm Burn and John Macy, and shared the stage with artists including Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Robbie Krieger, Melissa Etheridge, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and even Justin Timberlake. The free music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
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