Music Scene: Smooth Money Gesture and other music shows

Smooth Money Gesture

Jam band Smooth Money Gesture from Nederland will play at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive.

Rooted in “rock and roll with elements of funk, bluegrass, metal, and electronica, the band produces a jam-based, high energy psychedelic creation all their own,” notes the band’s bio at

The band has been together since the early 2000s and released its debut CD, “The Grand Scubian: Evolution,” in April 2011.

“Playing over 100 shows in 15 states throughout the Mountain, Midwest, Northeast, and Southwest regions in 2012, SMG is proving that they are not just another garage band, but a major player in the US tour circuit,” the website says.

Brothers Doug and Dan Diminico are the core of the band, the website says. Doug Diminico plays guitar and sings, Dan Diminico plays bass guitar and sings. Other band members are Pete Goldberg, keyboardist and vocals, and Cody Wales, drums and vocals.

“Sprinkling in the occasional and unexpected covers or teases from bands such as The Beatles, The Band, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, The Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, or Phish: SMG is constantly twisting and taking the jams to new heights,” the site says

Call 314-2554 for information on the show. Go to for information about the band.

Other music events in the area:

Vintage Voltage, ‘60s–‘80s rock and blues, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade,

GNAR, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554,

Goodman Band, 9:30–close Friday, Dec. 28, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Post Apocalypse and X-mas Celebration featuring DJ H3ff and DJ Jett, doors 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., 241-1717.

Three Peace Band, 7:30–midnight Friday and Saturday, Dec. 28–29, JD’s Tavern, 155 N. Mulberry, Fruita, 858-3996.

Desert Moon, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, Naggy McGee’s, 359 Colorado Ave., 

Wrighteous Jazz concert featuring drummer Bob Levey and Intervention Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, Wright Opera House, 472 Main St., Ouray, $15, tickets at and the box office inside the Blue Pear at the Wright, 

Sweetwater Burns, 9 p.m. Saturday, 
Dec. 29, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

New Year’s Eve party with Jack + Jill, 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, Powderhorn Mountain Resort on Grand Mesa.

New Year’s Eve with Three Peace Band, 
9 p.m.–1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., 434-9428.

New Year’s Eve with David Starr Band, reception 7–8 p.m., dinner buffet 8–9:30 p.m., dancing to David Starr Band 9:30 p.m.–midnight, champagne toast and fireworks midnight Monday, Dec. 31, Gateway Canyons Resort, 43200 Colorado Highway 141, Gateway, $130, 931-2458.


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