Music Scene: Jan. 25–31

Max Gomez


Other music events in the area:

Reverend Horton Heat, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $25, 241-1717.

Goodman Band, 9 p.m.–close Friday, Jan. 25, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 464-9428.

Unretrofied, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Remember When, rock, country, jazz, blues, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, 241-8888.

Cary Morin, Native Americana finger-style guest guitarist, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $10, 260-5413,

Verge of Feedback, 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Miss Emily’s CD Release Party, doors 5 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $10, includes CD, 241-1717.

Sunset Cowboy, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Goodman Band, 2:30–6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, 268-5700.

Flat Top Reed, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Josiah Wright, acoustic rock county and blues, with a new wave taste, 9 p.m.–close Saturday, Jan. 26, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

Nonpoint, doors 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $22, 241-1717.

“Church Basement Ladies 2,” musical, Mesa County Concert Association, doors 6:45 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., if tickets available $25 adults, $15 students, at the box office, 243-1979,

Hatebreed with Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus and The Contortionist, doors open 5 p.m., show 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $25, 241-1717.

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Benefit concert to assist Colorado Mesa University voice faculty Kathleen Ruhleder with medical bills, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., featuring baritone Christopher McKim, oboist Mary Lindsey Bailey, CMU students, members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley, and professional musician, donations of any size accepted, 257-0772.

Blues singer/songwriter Max Gomez is a storyteller with a twist. In a sense, you — the audience — are an important element in writing his songs.

“The songs I write are not real straightforward. You have to decode them.” Gomez says at “I like when the listener has to create their own story, rather than be told what’s happening.” 

Gomez will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave.

Tickets cost $15.

Gomez grew up splitting his time between the sloping mountains of Taos, N.M., and his family’s ranch on the rolling plains of Kansas, the website says.

“On the ranch, Gomez still lends a hand with chores, but relishes the time he can spend out on the lake practicing the art of fly-fishing. However, it is in Taos where he was ultimately inspired to explore his art and the ethos behind it,” says.

Gomez released a 10-song album of original material, “Rule the World,” earlier this month, according to a news release.

He also has collaborated with fellow singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins (remember “Lullaby,” from 1998?). The two have written several songs toghether, three of which appeared on Mullins’ recent album “Light You Up.”

Call 241-8801, ext. 223, or go to for tickets and information.


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