Music Scene: Slow Caves and other area shows set for Dec. 30–Jan. 5

Slow Caves

It will be a synth-punk-meets-James-Dean kind of night when Fort Collins-based Slow Caves plays on Sunday, Jan. 1, at Barons, 539 Colorado Ave.

Slow Caves recently was signed to Old Flame Records and will release “The Desert Minded” EP on March 10, a news release said.

Meanwhile, the band will embark on its first West Coast Tour, beginning with the Grand Junction show.

The Slow Caves formed in 2014 and “quickly gained a reputation as a must-see local attraction,” a news release said.

“Danish born brothers, Jakob and Oliver Mueller, provide the vocal and guitar backdrop for Slow Caves,” which includes childhood friends David Dugan on guitar/bass and Jackson Lamperes on drums. Together they “offer a relaxed and surf-y update on ‘80s synth, ‘90s jangle, and early aught’s indie rock,” the release said.

“Inspired by late nights in Hollywood, high speed car chases, red eye flights and vintage skateboard videos, the synth-punk musings of Slow Caves bleed a James Dean-esque revelry that explodes into a rich baritone croon,” according to

Go to for information about the band and to hear select songs via Soundcloud. Call Barons at 245-0995 for show information.

Other music events in the area:

Flat Top Reed and Friends, 8:30–11:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.

Dueling Pianos, 8–11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, $10 at the door Friday, $20 reserved seating Saturday,, 628-4321.

Bicycle Annie, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

The Oxymorons, 9 p.m.–midnight Saturday, Dec. 31, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., New Year’s balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight, photo booth, dinner reservations recommended, 628-4684.

Ric & Karen, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, New Year’s Eve dinner 5:30 p.m., dance to country, swing, Latin and rock, reservations required for dinner, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Black-Eyed Pea Jubilee, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, community potluck and music festival, Ras Raqs 2:30 p.m., Sam Peart 2:50 p.m., Cooper Tink 3:15 p.m., Jeanine Devlin 3:40 p.m., John Hutchison 4:05 p.m., Gabrielle Louise 4:30 p.m., The Scones 4:55 p.m., Dave Sheppard/Ellen Hutto 5:20 p.m., Organix 5:45 p.m., Jon Hickam and Friends 6:10 p.m., DonDaRay 6:35 p.m., Beth Quist 7 p.m., North Fork Flyers 7:35 p.m., Brodie Kinder 7:50 p.m., Harry Harpoon 8:15 p.m., All-Star Jam 8:40 p.m., take a dish or beverage to share, your own plate and utensils, donations welcome to benefit the Blue Sage,, 527-7243.

Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

Tom Keogh & Co., 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-5754.

Thomasina Russell, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

Huey, 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, Las Marias, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.

Maddies Changed, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with Gestalt, The Mindless, Left of Right, $4, 773-1775,


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