Pop and hop your way down three decades of soul music with established funk maestro Ron Ivory. Join Ivory and his band as they conjure the Commodores, Smokey Robinson, and other greats from Detroit's Motown era for one of only two performances at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret this year. Fri 8 p.m.
Influenced by the golden age of rock ’n’ roll and New Orleans funk, this septet combines steel guitar, brass instruments, and electronics for a one-of-a-kind sound. Since 2007, the band has produced an EP and two full-length albums, including 2012’s City of Sound, which the group plans to re-release with five brand new tracks. Sat 9 p.m.
Malian superstar Habib Koité is one of Africa’s most transcendent musicians, and it’s little wonder why. The talented artist—who was raised with 17 siblings and musical parents—picked up the guitar through a sort of familial osmosis, and was promoted to conductor after only six months of attending the National Institute of Arts.
Whimsical lyrics with upbeat music makes Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players a must-see for kids and parents. Listen to songs from this children's music band's latest, Grammy-nominated album Recess. Sat 11 a.m., 2 p.m.
Not only does SIA have a reputation for being the largest snow sports convention in the world, it’s also known for its wild parties and music entertainment. This year’s celebration features rapper Juicy J—the Three-6 Mafia co-founder who recently released his third studio album, Stay Trippy—as well as local DJs Salva and Bass Physics. Fri 7 p.m.
After initially forming as a punk rock band in 2007, My Body Sings Electric has transitioned into a more light-hearted, upbeat genre. Now as an indie-pop group, with danceable rhythms and reflective lyrics, the local fivesome is gearing up to release their second full-length album, Part 1: The Night Ends, in February. Sat 7 p.m.
You don’t have to wait until summer to get your concert fix at Red Rocks. This year’s Icelantic Winter on the Rocks features hip-hop group Jurassic 5 and electro-funk duo Ghostland Observatory. Willing to splurge? Purchase a $100 VIP ticket for access to the warming hut and lounge, as well as the best seats in the house. Fri 7 p.m.
Join local jazz and swing group Chris Daniels and the Kings as they celebrate their 30th anniversary this month by revisiting the venues where they played their first three gigs—Nissi’s in Littleton, Little Bear Saloon in Evergreen, and Herman’s Hideaway in Denver. Days, times vary.
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