Music Scene: Doctor Robert, others

Doctor Robert


Other music events in the area:

Stray Grass, 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Shotgun Hodown and Barrel Proof, 10 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Sabrosa Restaurant, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

Goodman Band, 9 p.m.–close Friday, Oct. 11, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

John Scott Schultz, jazz guitar, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, The Winery, 642 Main St., 589-4553.

Three Peace Band, 8:30–12:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11–12, JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry, Fruita, 858-3996.

Goodman Band, 10 p.m.–close Saturday, Oct. 12, Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., 245-2111.

Tommy Simmons, 10 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Sabrosa Restaurant, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

Miss Emily and Project Groove, 7–9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, The Hot Tomato, 124 N. Mulberry, Fruita, 589-4553.

Chamberbot, 10 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Sabrosa Restaurant, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

Modern Day Escape, doors 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $5, 241-1717.

Frankstrong, doors 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., ages 18 and older, 241-1717.

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, The Ale House 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Tony Holiday and The Velvetones, dirty rock ‘n’ roll from Salt Lake City, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554,

Colorado Mesa University Symphony Orchestra Concert featuring new Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Joung Hoon Song, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Ben Wright knows his band Doctor Robert is under a microscope.

As a Beatles tribute band, Doctor Robert’s members — Wright, Casey Falter, Kevin Reinert and Karen Janssen — are tasked with playing the music of one of the greatest, most famous bands of all time.

“Everyone knows the music,” Wright said. “Everybody knows every little lick and every little lyric.”

Still, Wright said, the appeal of being in a Beatles tribute band is that the music is universally adored.

“The Beatles changed the world,” Wright said. “It’s so fun.”

Crested Butte’s Doctor Robert will play the Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., during the KAFM Fund Drive Benefit Party on Thursday, Oct. 17.

The music starts at 7:30 p.m.

Cost is $10 for KAFM members and $15 for nonmembers. Call KAFM at 241-8801, ext. 223, for tickets or information about becoming a KAFM Community Radio member.

Every band member of Doctor Robert sings, and most play multiple instruments, so they aren’t trying to channel one particular Beatle.

“We aren’t trying to imitate The Beatles,” Wright said.

What Doctor Robert does is recreate is the energy and sound of The Beatles’ shows.

“The vocal harmonies are extremely complex,” Wright said. “The songwriting is some of the best there’s ever been.”


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