Music Scene: May 10-16

Loves It!


Other music events in the area:

Eric Lambert and Friends, rockin’ Americana string band from Chicago, 9 p.m. Friday, May 10, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, Suite 100, $5, 314-2554.

Jazz for Education, fundraiser organized by Palisade High School student Josh Anders, 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, Palisade High School, featuring bands from six schools, proceeds go to eliminate funding deficiencies in School District 51 band programs, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 254-4800.

A Faculty Showcase, Colorado Mesa University Wind Symphony Music Faculty, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Live music, Friday and Saturday, May 10–11, during the 25th anniversary celebration, Triple Play Records, 530 Main St., portion of proceeds from sales will be donated to the Grand Junction High School Music Department, 243-3974,

Art and Jazz Festival on Main Street downtown, music lineup for Friday, May 10: Fruita Monument High School Jazz Band, 4 p.m.; Gumbo le Funque, 6 p.m.; The Hazel Miller Band, 8 p.m. For Saturday, May 11: Theatre Project Dance Performance, 11 a.m.; Central High School Jazz Band, noon; Max Wagner Quartet, 2 p.m.; Russ Chapman, 4 p.m.; Frank Bregar Orchestra with Krystyn Hartman, 6 p.m.; Chris Daniels and the Kings, 8 p.m. For Sunday, May 12: Adam Bodine Trio, 10 a.m.; Bobby Walker, noon; Colorado Mesa University Dance Performance, 2 p.m; Walt Smith and Friends, 2:30 p.m.,

Flute concert with Tony Babbitt, Colorado National Monument Association program, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Saddlehorn Amphitheater, Colorado National Monument, 858-3617, ext. 307 or 308,

Three Peace Band, 8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, The Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Goodman Band, 9:30 p.m.–close Saturday, May 11, The Silver Club Saloon, 366 W. Main St., New Castle, 984-7123.

Ottomatic, hip-hop from the Front Range, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, Suite 100, 314-2554.

Symphony in the Valley Mother’s Day Concerts featuring soloists Cong Cong Chai, piano, and Phoebe Stoye, viola, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Rifle High School auditorium in Rifle; 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12, Glenwood Springs High School, Glenwood Springs, $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 ages 3–18, $30 families, music students admitted free,

Keys to the City piano performance on the outdoor pianos, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, Main Street downtown, go to the Grand Junction Symphony Facebook page for information.

Uranium Blues Band, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, Wrigley Field Sport Bar, 1810 North Ave., 245-9010.

Tech N9NE, rescheduled show, featuring Brotha Lynch Hung and Kutt Calhoun/Rittz/Ces Cru, doors open 5 p.m. Thursday, May 16, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., all ages, $32, 241-1717.

The online bio for the band Loves It! reads like the script of an episode of the 1960s Andy Griffith Show.

Imagine a front porch, Sunday afternoon, lemonade-sipping setting, crashing head-on into a modern-day punk rock showdown.

Austin,Texas-based Loves It! will play at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., in Fruita, performing its brand of “vibrant honky tonkin.”

In 2010, “Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott, each veterans of the road, left their other bands to hit the ground running as a duo” says the bio at

The duo’s “homemade melodies and rhythms are inspired by folk, country, gospel and early punk” and they play “with a veneration for tradition and a determination to bring a modern voice to their favorite sounds.”

Walters hails from West Virginia and begin singing with his mother and grandfather, according to

Walters has been “in numerous punk bands, singing, playing, arranging tight songs and playing all over the county. Later on he performed as Ol’ VW and once had his car egged by a venue owner who apparently found no humor in death metal lyrics set to pop melodies,” the site says.

Parrott, who grew up in Connecticut and “learned gospel from local church singer David McClure on the way to school, folk songs from guitarist singer Marion teacherlady at West Hills Elementary, and campfire songs camping with her family and the New Haven Hiking Club,” her online bio says.

After Walters and Parrott formed Loves It!, they “played 197 shows in eight countries their first year, had a terrible car wreck with an 18 wheeler, learned fiddle, made experimental recordings in Berlin with Boris Hauf, and experienced too many adventures to be told here,” the bio said.

Tickets to the show are $10. Call 260-5413 for information.


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