Music Scene: Smash Mouth and other area shows for Aug. 18–24
Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell describes his multi-platinum, Grammy nominated pop-rock band as “a totally different band live,” and your chance to see that live show locally is Monday, Aug. 21, at Mesa Theater, 538 Main St.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. Local band The Wrong Impressions will open the show.
“People are constantly telling me how much more powerful our songs are live compared to the studio versions,” says Harwell in the band’s bio at smashmouth.com.
The San Jose, California-based Smash Mouth formed in late 1994. Three years later, the single from its major-label debut album, “Fush Yu Mang,” became “an immediate international sensation,” the bio said.
“Walkin’ On The Sun” hit No. 1 on Billboard charts shortly after its release, and the album went on to earn double platinum status.
For the album’s 20-year anniversary this year, Smash Mouth released an acoustic version of “FYM” in its entirety, accompanied by a “mini-book” telling the story of the album’s making.
Smash Mouth also “solidified an exciting new line-up,” the bio said.
Smash Mouth is currently made up of founding members Harwell and Paul DeLisle, long-time keyboardist Michael Klooster, drummer Randy Cooke (he also was with the band from 2010–2013) and guitarist Sam Eigen, who is “considered the best rock guitar player in San Jose,” according to smashmouth.com
Tickets to the show cost $30–$35 and can be purchased at mesatheater.com.
Go to mesatheater.com or call 773-1775 for information.
Other music events in the area:
Gabrielle Louise, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $15, cavalcadefruita.com, 260-5413.
Ric & Karen, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, ‘50s dance with a variety of ‘50s music, swing, rock ‘n’ roll and old time favorites, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
Emotional Rescue, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.
Walker Williams, 8–11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, country from Denver, warehouse2565.com.
Jeremiah and the Red Eyes, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318.
Goodman Band, 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.
Cycles, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., psychedelic rock fusion from Denver, 242-7253.
Morgan Crouse, 6–8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.
Audic Empire and Tight Thump, 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, Barons GJ, 539 Colorado Ave., $5, ages 21 and older, 245-0995.
David Boye, 7–8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, Saddlehorn Picnic Area, Colorado National Monument, composer/musician performs acoustic guitar music he has composed for national park Artist In Residence program throughout the country, free, $15 parks entry fee per vehicle, 858-3617, ext. 360.
DJ Chris Epic and Seth Abrumz, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., Back to School Bash, ages 18 and older, free until 10 p.m., $5 after, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.
Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.
Pickin’ On The Pinyon, Aug. 18–19, Base Camp 40, Warriors in the Wild, 7001 DS Road, Glade Park, live music from Josh Gracin, Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys, The Brothers Roberson, Tim Montana and the Shrednecks, Scooter Brown Band, camping available, kids corner and other activities, tickets at shop.bc40gear.us, check Facebook page for information.
Grand Junction Rockestra: “Let There Be ROCK!”, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Colorado Mesa University Plaza, ‘70s–‘90s rock songs from AC/DC to ZZ Top, free, Stella VIP Tent $25, tickets at coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets.
Josh Gracin, doors 8 p.m., show 9–11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, country music singer and fourth-place finalist on Season 2 of American Idol, warehouse2565.com.
The Schwag: The Grateful Experience, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $12–$15, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.
The Bluegrass Offenders, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Mesa Community Center, 48973 KE Road, Mesa, Music in Mesa series, mesacommunitycenter.org.
Will Whalen, 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, during the Fruita Farmers Market, 858-3894; 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Thomas Waldo’s, 240 Grand Ave., Paonia, 527-5797; 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, Living Farm Cafe, 120 Grand Ave., Paonia, 527-3779.
Thomasina Russel and Terry Flanagan, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.
Fifty50, 6–10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs, classic, modern and original rock, free tram or adventure vehicle ride beginning at 4 p.m. with the donation of a can of food for the LiftUp food pantry, 800-530-1635, GlenwoodCaverns.com.
Huey, Dewey and Louie, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.
David Snider, 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 215 SW Third St., Cedaredge, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series concert, guitar and piano, admission by donation, 210-0471.
Local Jam Makeup, 7–10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., featuring Kyle Harvey and Shaun Ray, $5 or free if you attended Local Jam, 243-3659.
Ron Koss and Stolen Bass, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, Third and Main streets, downtown Palisade, during Palisade Farmers Market and Palisade Peach Fest activities, 464-5602, facebook.com/PalisadeFarmersMarket.
Trialogue with Art Patience, 7–9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, Moss Performing Arts Center, Love Recital Hall, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., by Finzer Mahoney Duo/Trialogue and Sherry Finzer Music, New Age flute and guitar from Phoenix, Arizona, $20, proceeds benefit CASA, tickets at eventbrite.com, casamc.org.
Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 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, Aug. 22, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., 241-4010.
Huey, 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, Las Marias, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.
Grass Roots Revival, 9–11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, gospel born/Southern rock bred, with country blues and soul mixed in, warehouse2565.com.
Session Americana, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, Paonia Town Park, Pickin’ in the Park, free summer concert series, with opener Russ Chapman, children’s activities, local food, beer and wine available to purchase, pickinproductions.com.
David and Tamara Hauze, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 215 SW Third St., Cedaredge, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series concert, multi-instruments and vocals, admission by donation, 210-0471.
Joe Teichman, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., country/folk/Americana from Breckenridge, 243-3659.
Shea Bramer, 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.