R&R | Regional Rundown: Four Cities Bringing an Eclectic Assortment of Bands
by Adam E. Smith
Oct 04, 2012 | 1920 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Corb Lund
Corb Lund
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Jimkata
Jimkata
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Montana Skies
Montana Skies
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Robotic Pirate Monkey
Robotic Pirate Monkey
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Corb Lund at Turn of the Century Saloon in Montrose



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A handful of twangy guitars, steady upright bass rhythm, and a hold-steady percussion approach to Western folk are a few of the pieces that form the Corb Lund Band. Throw heartfelt drinking ballads into the mix with foot-stomping roadhouse rockabilly, and that is just the half of what you can expect from the diverse country-western quartet during their stop at the stylized 1890s saloon in Montrose this Friday. Do not be surprised when Lund digs deep into his Canadian roots and busts out a surprisingly fitting yodel section before a return to rocking the joint with more tunes from his newest record Cabin Fever.



Robotic Pirate Monkey at Mesa Theater in Grand Junction



Boulder-groomed producer trio Robotic Pirate Monkey is trekking West to bring the wobble this Friday. With sonic roots in American dubstep and glitch-hop, the self-described cyborg primates will attract distorted soul beat enthusiast and hooligan bassheads alike. Much like the producers gods on the Pretty Lights Music label, patrons can also expect RPM to take forks in the musical journey that lead down divergent paths of remixed hip-hop and beefed up dance-pop. It’s rare that the Slope gets a taste of the metro electronic dance music scene, so lace up those dance kicks and hit the floor of Mesa Theater.



Jimkata at The Summit In Durango



Now touring to support their innovate, fan-funded record Die Digital, Jimkata has been a mainstay in the North East circuit for years. Recent traction stemming from the rise of EDM has afforded them the opportunity to continue expanding their signature brand of song oriented electro-rock. Analog-ish synthesizers and heavily effected live bass notes fill the electronic role, while big guitars create space for shredding within the structure of pure indie rock. Running through The Summit in Durango as part of a nationwide tour, Jimkata will put Saturday in the right direction at the intimate venue known for welcoming a rowdy dance party.



Montana Skies at Western State College in Gunnison



If you made it through the weekend reasonably unscathed, a rare musical treat is coming to Western State College in Gunnison mid-week. Montana Skies is a uber-talented guitar/cello duo that specializes in adapting the classics to the dynamic string format. The term classics is used loosely here, and encompasses a far reaching spectrum of things like Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall” to a full reworking of Vivaldi.They also mix in a number of crafty original tunes that accent a truly original presentation of genre fusion and reincarnation. Well worth the praise they have garnered from outlets like NPR, and even more deserving of checking out live.  

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