Music Scene: Spyhnx, more local shows

Sphynx



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Other music events in the area:

Diamond Down String Band, Friday, Jan. 31, Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., ages 21 and older, 257-9020.

Shawn and Eric of Concrete Effect, 9 p.m.–midnight Friday, Jan. 31, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., ages 21 and older, 241-1717.

Preston Creed, 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

Morgan Crouse and Flat Top Reed, 9 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31–Feb. 1, Central Station, 2993 North Ave., 628-4530.

Kathleen Ruhleder, mezzo-soprano, an evening of songs sung in French, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Alycia Vince and John Schultz, jazz voice and guitar, 7:30–10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, LeRouge, 317 Main St., 589-4553.

Pepper, Saturday, Feb. 1, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., 241-1717.

Desert Moon, 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Dave Mensch, 2–5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Road, Mesa, 268-5700.

Single Reed Day concert, 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., 248-1604.

Jerry Barlow, singer/storyteller, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, Glenwood Springs Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 815 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs, 945-5958; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, 285-9870, gcpld.org.

Huey, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Michael Menert and guests Dirty Little Thieves and Killsign Kilo, 8:30 p.m., Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $13 advance, $16 day of show, students $5, ages 18 and older, 241-1717.

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.



Long-time friends and musicians Cory Dennis, Todd Harris and Aaron Miller call their pop and electronic music experiment “Sphynx.”

On its Facebook page, Sphynx compares itself to the band Queen, “but with two Freddie Mercurys and also Phil Collins.”

Sphynx will bring its electro-pop show to town on Sunday, Feb. 2, at the KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m., and the show will be at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $7 in advance, or $10 at the door.

Known previously as The El Guapos, the trio “disbanded after three years of packed Austin (Texas) venues, a capacity performance at the 2009 NAMM-SXSW underage showcase and a botched European record deal,” according to sphynxmusic.com.

The three friends later reunited as Sphynx, releasing the debut single “Razberry Wine” followed by the debut EP “Human Beast” in February 2011. In a few month’s time, “Human Beast” charted in the top 30 on radio stations in Canada, Alaska, New York, Michigan, Florida, California, Louisiana and Texas, the bio said.

The trio has consistently toured and performed across the United States since late 2011. 

“Sphynx’s energetic and bizarre live show brings together musical elements of punk and glam rock to create a big sound and a live experience worthy of an arena,” the website says.

Joining Sphynx for Sunday’s show are DJ Sobearman and custom lighting provided by Cody Jacobs with Fix Your Face Radio.

Call 241-8801, ext. 223, or go to kafmradio.org for tickets.


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