Weekend variety in Summit’s music scene
Who: Naked PeteWhen: TonightWhere: Motherloaded Tavern, BreckenridgeAlso: D’Vine Wine the last three Saturdays of every month, throughout the ski seasonWhere’d the name come from? It was a name given to me by the DJs at 99.9 FM in Colorado Springs when I entered a weight loss contest by sending a (what appeared to be) naked picture of myself in. Home base: Divide, Colo.Type of music: My song list is driven purely by request – you request it, I play it, or die trying. Mainly 1970’s/80’s/90’s and current covers.If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? It would be a gift card to your favorite store, because it is whatever you want it to be – your request.Why do people love ya? I am a seasoned performer that can charm the hide off a buffalo, and I am cute, fat, funny and seemingly harmless. I play the songs you want to hear, and I do a good job of it too. People are generally caught off guard when they hear my voice because it is unexpected – kinda like Susan Boyle. Best of all, I smile constantly.How do you keep it fresh? I don’t; the audience does! Their requests drive the show, so each show is different. Plus I shower and change my clothes between shows so I smell mountainy fresh – and I use talcum powder.What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? It was New Years Eve 1994, in Crested Butte. I was dressed up like baby New Year or a cherub (I was in a diaper with little wings, and nothing else – I have pictures) singing “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel. After singing that song, I received a $200 tip from a table in the bar. Turns out it was from Peter Gabriel himself who was there snowboarding. He said he had never heard a better cover of that song. “It sounded like it was sung by angels,” he said. He then preceded to laugh himself silly. I ran into him on the mountain the next day and he started laughing about it really loud in the lift line. I hope he still laughs about it.
Who: KinetixWhen: Saturday nightWhere: three20south, BreckenridgeWhere’d the name come from? Ek = mv2 – -mc2 / yd(1-v2/c2), or Ek =mv2+ mc2 (1-v2/c2)1/2 + C. Josh’s dad is a computer programmer and told us that this is basically the mathematical equation for rocking out hard. Home base: DenverType of music: Our music is rock, if you like headbanging. It’s pop if you like singing along to catchy songs. It’s funk if you like shaking your hips.If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? It’d be a seven-layer bean dip, because we have five members and two friends who wish they were in the band.Why do people love ya? Our music doesn’t suck. That, and people also love drinking.What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Our friend built a tour bus three years ago, and we ended up just living on it and playing shows around the country. True story.
What: Kings Bash EventWhen: SundayWhere: three20south, BreckenridgeKings Bash is an event planned to commemorate the life and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This event will consist of live acts as well as DJ performances by local Colorado artists. The music will be a wide variety of popular African-American styles including rock, soul, jazz, R&B, blues, reggae, pop and hip-hop. The mission of the night is that people leave with a better understanding of the influences of African-American culture and music has on the mainstream media. The host, Benjamin Jackson, will also give a live performance throughout the evening. Other acts will include DJs, spoken word artists and members of Summit County’s Heavy Headed Crew. In Light of Dr. King’s Dream, the event will have free entry, free raffle with tons of prizes. Come celebrate the life of a true national icon in style.
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