Music Scene: Jenny and the Mexicats and other area shows for May 5–11
What do you get when you cross a British singer/trumpet player with a flamenco guitarist and a rockabilly bassist?
You get a bilingual, multicultural, hybrid band known as Jenny and the Mexicats, who happens to be touring in support of its third album and will play two shows on the Western Slope this weekend.
The band will play at 8 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., in Paonia and at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., in Grand Junction.
Tickets for the Paonia show cost $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Cirque Cyclery, Lizzy’s Market and pickinproductions.com.
Tickets for the Mesa Theater show cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Go to mesatheater.com for tickets and information.
The scenario that brought Jenny Ball and the Mexicats together began when the trumpet player was touring Spain as part of an orchestra when she was 18, according to a news release.
While in Spain, Ball met bassist Luis Díaz “Icho,” and the two stayed in touch with “grand musical dreams but no plans,” the release said.
“Two years later, Jenny decided to move to Spain on a whim, although she spoke not one word of Spanish and still didn’t have a plan,” the release said.
She met flamenco guitarist Alfonso Acosta “Pantera,” who had been in a rockabilly band with Icho. And then the three of them recruited Cajon player David Gonzalez for percussion to create a “cool band that played a crazy hybrid of seriously danceable Latin pop,” the release said.
Other music events in the area:
High Octane, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Friday, May 5, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.
Healing Without Strings, 7–9:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., a capella night of giving featuring Morgan Crouse and the Grand Junction High School Chamber Choir with guests the Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus, $15–$25, benefits Basecamp 40, Warriors in the Wild, GJHS Chamber Choir and the School District 51 Music Program, tickets at 800-626-8497, monumentalevents.com.
Vintage Voltage, 7–10 p.m. Friday, May 5, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., classic rock and blues, 464-1462.
Jay Ketchem, 8–11 p.m. Friday, May 5, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, warehouse2565.com.
Colorado Mesa University Department Of Music Spring Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Men’s and Women’s Choirs combined concert with guests jazz ensemble Vocal Chords, dance program students and student instrumentalists, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.
Tom Keogh and Carol Rose, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country, swing and rock ‘n’ roll, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
Music jam, 6:30–9 p.m. Friday, May 5, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.
Tankerays, 7–10 p.m. Saturday, May 6, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., 464-1462.
Walker Williams, 8–11 p.m. Saturday, May 6, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, country artist from Denver, warehouse2565.com.
Brian Limper, Saturday, May 6, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.
Advent Horizon, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.
Celltheamo, 4–7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., CMU music department free concert, 248-1604.
Integrantes del Norte, 6–10 p.m. Saturday, May 6, downtown Main Street, street dance during the Cinco De Mayo celebration, latinangloalliancefoundation.org.
The Navigators, Lincoln Pants Band and Dualakoo, noon–5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, during the Palisade Brews And Cruise Festival, Palisade Veterans Memorial Park, 120 W. Eighth St., palisadebrewscruise.com, 464-7458.
The Two Tracks, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., heart-felt Americana from Sheridan, Wyoming, $15 in advance, $18 at the door, 241-8801, kafmradio.org.
Sweet Adelines, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.
Tim+Richard, 1–4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., 464-1462; 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.
Superjoint, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 7, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., New Orleans sludge/thrash, with Battlecross, Childbite, Awaiting Eternity, Infused Corruption, $20–$30, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.
The Kokopelli Bells Handbell Concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, “name that tune through the years” theme, donations accepted to help buy new music, 270-5898.
Jim Moratto, 6–9 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., 464-1462.
Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to Western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.
A Little Noon Music, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun on cello, final concert of the 2016–17 season, 242-4850.
Whiskey Autumn, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $5, 260-5413, cavalcadefruita.com; 10 p.m. Thursday, May 11, Barons GJ, 539 Colorado Ave., indie pop rock band from Boulder, 245-0995.
The Navigators, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., Full Moon Party, 243-3659.
Gemini Syndrome, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., Los Angeles-based mainstream metal quintet, with Feverwar, Never I, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.
Huey, 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, Las Marias, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.
Boondox, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., rap/rock from Georgia, on The Murder Tour with Lex The Hex Master, $15–$20, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.
The Troy Douglas Band, 5–8 p.m. Thursday, May 11, Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., acoustic, 241-8411.
Shea Bramer, 6–8 p.m. Thursday, May 11, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 26 Main St., 424-5777.
George Winston, doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 11–12, The Chateau at Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, solo piano, The Summer Show, $35 general admission, limited tickets sold, tickets at Two Rivers Winery, Back Porch Music and Triple Play, 243-8497, 866-434-2626.