Music Scene: RiFF RaFF and other shows for Feb. 10–16

RiFF RaFF



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Other music events in the area:

Tribal Seeds with Raging Fyah, Nattali Rize and Zolopht, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $17 in advance, $20 day of show, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Tony Rosario, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., 464-1462.

Ric & Karen, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, Valentine’s dance, country, current hits, Latin and swing, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

The Oxymorons, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, 628-4321, warehouse2565.com.

Bicycle Annie, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684; 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

The River Arkansas with Kyle Harvey, Mike Clark and The Devil’s Canyon Singers, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Lithic Bookstore & Gallery, 138 S. Park Square, No. 202, Fruita, 858-3636.

Candy’s River House, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.

The Dueling Piano Road Show, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, ThunderStruck Valley, 436 Main St., fast-paced, crowd interactive show from Denver, featuring two piano masters head-to-head for three hours, request songs, $15 singles, $25 couples, tickets at tsvgj.com.

Royal Bliss with Jack+Jill and The Wayne Hoskins Band, doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Black Lab and the Banjo, 7–10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., 464-1462.

Gabrielle Louise: A Concert for the Heart, 7–10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery, 68 S. Grand Ave., Montrose, $20 VIP in advance, $15 general admission in advance, $25 VIP, $20 general admission day of show, healthyrhythm.net.

Vintage Voltage, 8–11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, 628-4321, warehouse2565.com.

The Wrong Impressions and Suckafish, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, The Rockslide Brewery, 401 Main St., ages 21 and older, 245-2111.

Mountain View Chamber Choir, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson, performances and bookfair, 243-5113.

Piano Salon Series: Black Composers in America, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St., $15, pianist Frank French provides historical background and performs, 243-7337, ext. 2, gjartcenter.org.

Evening at the Avalon, doors 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., entertainment and live auction 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., event to benefit Harmony Acres Equestrian Center Therapy Program, music by Alycia Vince, cowboy poetry and music, live and silent auctions, $50 per person, HarmonyAcresEC.org, 231-7956.

Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 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, Feb. 14, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

Chris Wilson, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, solo marimba concert, $10 adults, $8 seniors/faculty/staff, $5 students, 248-1604.

Safe, So Simple, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., pop punk band from Benson, Arizona, with The Abstract, Ascending Giants, Ryan Harrison Acoustic, $6–$8, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Huey, 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, Las Marias, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.

United States Air Force Academy Band, doors 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., free tickets at the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra office, 414 Main St.; 7–9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, free tickets at the Montrose Daily Press, concert presented by band comprising 40 active-duty Air Force professionals, 249-3444, http://www.usafacademyband.af.mil.

Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, with pianist Peter Dugan, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Monument Presbyterian Church, 2020 1/2 S. Broadway, former member of the Canadian Brass and guest artist for the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming Classics concerts, $30, tickets at gjso.org, the Symphony office, 414 Main St., 243-6787.

Reverend Horton Heat, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $20, punkabilly with Supersuckers and Shotgun Hodown, 775-1773, mesatheater.com.

The Troy Douglas Band, 7–9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.



A failed reality show contestant has found success as a rapper and will bring his show to Grand Junction at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Mesa Theater, 538 Main St.

Jody Highroller (born Horst Smico) — aka “RiFF RaFF” — is the former MTV reality show contestant who appeared on the second season of Fonzworth Bentley’s “From G’s to Gents” in 2009, according to the show notes at mesatheater.com.

The show was described, in an MTV.com link, as a male make-over competition that recruited guys from a variety of backgrounds. Inner city guys, farm boys to suburban dwellers, all rough around the edges, were given the opportunity to transform into gentlemen as the series progressed. Contestants were eliminated by a vote.

Eliminated in the second episode, Highroller took his newfound fame up and turned to rap, marketing himself heavily online and on social media. He eventually was signed with Soulja Boy’s SODMG imprint label.

Guests Chris Lombardi, Dollar Bill Gates, DJ Afterthought, Owey and Peter Jackson will join RiFF RaFF at the show.

Tickets cost $25–$75. Call 773-1775 or go to mesatheater.com for tickets and information.


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