Music Scene: May 3-9

Robotic Pirate Monkey


Other music events in the area:

Colorado Mesa University Early Music Ensemble, Friday, May 3, performing music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras, noon, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St., 248-1053.

Three Peace Band, 8 p.m.–midnight Friday and Saturday, May 3–4, JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry, Fruita, 858-3996.

Goodman Band, 9 p.m.–close Friday, May 3, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

The Latin Kings, 9 p.m.–1 a.m. Friday, May 3, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra, Dixieland Band pre-concert 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, 19-piece big band 7:45 p.m., Roper Music Ballroom, Fifth Street and Rood Avenue, adults $15 in advance, $20 at the door, ages 60 and older $10 in advance, $15 at the door, students with ID free, tickets at Roper Music.

John Scott Schultz, jazz guitar, 7–10 p.m. Saturday, May 4, DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, 589-4553.

Nick Pantoja Band, 7–9 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.

Flat Top Reed, 9 p.m.–1 a.m. Saturday, May 4, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

Peter and the Wolf, a symphony for kids of all ages performed by Colorado Mesa University Symphony Orchestra and the dance department, instrument petting zoo, cider and treats for kids, face painting and door prizes, 6 p.m.; prize drawings for kids, 7:15 p.m.; concert, 7:30–8:45 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, benefits the Western Slope Center for Children, 245-3788.

A Cello Night with cellists Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun, Cameron Law and Kirk Gustafson and pianist Arthur Houle, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Colorado Mesa University Chamber Choir Pre-Carnegie Hall Concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St. $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Taproot with XFactor1 and Boy Hits Car, doors 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $10, 241-1717.

A Little Noon Music, Yeon-Ji Yun, cello, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., final concert of the 2012–13 season, 242-4850.

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Liederabend: Songs of Schumann and Mahler presented by mezzo-soprano Kathleen Ruhleder, pianist Arthur Houle, guitarist Javier de los Santos and oboist Mary Lindsey Bailey, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

David Berkeley in concert with Paul Chamberlain, Stephen Felberg and Foster Hill, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Turn of the Century, 117 N. Fourth St., Montrose, $15, benefits Mission: No Barriers Adventure Week, tickets at, 765-2210.

The sport of skiing brought them together, the art of electronic music keeps them connected.

The Boulder-based electronic trio Robotic Pirate Monkey is on tour and will perform Saturday, May 4, at Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St. Doors will open at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $15.

Andrew Hathaway, Matt Berryhill and Matt Flesher, who make up Robotic Pirate Monkey, are a “party pillaging electronic trio that fuses eclectic samples from the past with cutting edge sound design to create something totally fresh, and fun to get down to,” according to

Robotic Pirate Monkey has found its niche in the dense Colorado music scene, the website said, adding that “RPM has toured nationally and shared the stage with the likes of Zeds Dead, Paper Diamond, Big Gigantic, Crystal Castles, Mstrkrft, Gramatik, Araab Muzik, ill.Gates, Conspirator, Savoy, Krewella and many more.”

Music samples and song downloads are available at the

Call Mesa Theater at 241-1717 for information.


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