Music Scene: The Young Dubliners and other area shows for Sept. 27-Oct. 3
The Young Dubliners’ tour for its latest album, “9,” will bring them to Grand Junction on Friday, Sept. 27, at Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St.
This newest album was released earlier this year and is “truly the people’s album,” according to youngdubliners.com.
It was “created by the band and financed by the people — by you — with total creative freedom and control for the first time in the band’s history,” according to the website, which also has “90” available for purchase.
While the album is new, the members of the Young Dubliners are no strangers to western Colorado and this show was rescheduled from its original date in August.
The Celtic rock band comprises both American- and Irish-born musicians. According to lead singer Keith Roberts, the Celtic riffs can come just as easily from the American band members.
“The sound was always intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds,” Roberts wrote on the band’s website. “Even though two of us are from Ireland, a lot of the music we listened to growing up wasn’t Irish at all, but when we got here, we got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish music.”
The members of the Young Dubliners took things into their own hands with the creation of “9.”
“After eight albums on various labels it just seemed right to go it alone for once and maintain full creative control,” Roberts said.
The band turned to its fans and after only two weeks it had received more than half the necessary funds to complete the recording, manufacturing and marketing plan for the album. The pledge drive continues at the website, where you also can hear tracks from the album.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 in advance or $18 the day of the show.
Call 241-1717 or go to mesatheater.com for tickets and information.
Other music events in the area:
Wrong Impressions, 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.
Local Legends, live music, 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.
Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, 241-8888.
Joe Allen, singer/songwriter, with opening set by Jeff Pine, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, Back Porch Music, 995 Independent Ave., $12 advance, $14 at the door, 243-9711.
Three Peace Band, 8:30 p.m.–midnight Saturday, Sept. 28, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.
Rubedo and Wheelchair Sports Camp, featuring Strange Powers, Prophecy the Iron Monk and McEntity, doors 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $7, 241-1717.
DJ Daytona and DJ Jeff, 10 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.
Flat Top Reed, Saturday, Sept. 28, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.
Huey, 5–8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Citrolas Italian Grill, 624 Rae Lynn Road, 639-9789.
Colcannon, authentic, joyous Irish music, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, $20 in advance or at the door.
Colorado Flood Relief and Fundraising, live music on Saturday, Sept. 28, from No Outlet, 4–6 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 29, from Desert Moon, 10–11 a.m.; No Outlet, 11:20–12:20 p.m.; Retrospectacle, 12:40–1:40 p.m.; Hugh Plumleigh, 1:50–2:50 p.m.; Flat Top Reed, 3–4 p.m. Flea Market, 515 S. Seventh St., accepting donations of cash, dry food, pet supplies, toys, toiletries, etc.
Color Weekend live music, Roundabout, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28; The Williams Brothers Band, 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, on the Sunset Deck, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, 268-5700, powderhorn.com.
A Century of Music presented by Montrose Community Band, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, montroseband.com, 596-1188.
Shea & Kellen, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.