Music Scene: Three Bad Jacks and other area shows set for May 26–June 1

Three Bad Jacks

Card games aside, Los Angeles-based Three Bad Jacks knows how to draw a full house.

The Los Angeles-based, three-man band is on tour and will play at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive.

Whether the band is dealing a winning hand of its renegade rock ‘n’ roll or shuffling between rockabilly and psychobilly, they have an earned an “international reputation as rock & roll wild-men” whose “mix of the sensitive and savage is impressive, and the ability to navigate such a broad musical spectrum is even more so,” according to the band’s Facebook page.

The band averages more than 250 shows each year, and its members are lead singer/guitarist Elvis Suissa, bassist Dave Eckles and drummer John Palmer.

Three Bad Jacks has three albums: “Made of Stone,” released in 1999; “Crazy in the Head,” in 2006; and “Pictures & Memories From Home,” in 2011.

The latter is a “straight-up rock & roll record that draws from that transitional period of the late ‘50s-early ‘60s, but it’s also as modern and original sounding as we could make it,” Suissa said in the band’s online biography.

Guests The Tankerays will open this Cruisers Bar show.

Call 314-2554 or go to for information.

Other music events in the area:

Tim + Richard, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Friday, May 26, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554; 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

Stray Grass, 7–10 p.m. Friday, May 26, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., 464-1462; and 7–9 p.m. Saturday, May 27, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., Garden Groove Concert Series, $15, tickets at, 245-3288.

Boss’ Daughter with This Foul Year, 8 p.m. Friday, May 26, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., from Reno, Nevada, $5, 773-1775,

Boogie Chillin, 10 p.m. Friday, May 26, Ella’s Blue Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

Ric & Karen, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 26, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, variety of country, Latin, and current hits for dancing, JUCO Night theme, wear your favorite baseball shirt, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

The Missing Link Band, 6–10 p.m. Friday, May 26, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs, Music on the Mountain concert series, classic rock, dance, funk and groove tunes, free rides to the park via tram or adventure vehicle beginning at 4 p.m. in exchange for a canned food donation to benefit LiftUp,, 800-530-1635.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday May 26, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, 765-2210.

Morgan Crouse, 6–8 p.m. Friday, May 26, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Suckafish Album release show, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with guests Primal J and The Neanderthals, Ascending Giants and Wet Sarcasm, $5, 773-1775,

Gerry Goodman, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Paul Harshman, Saturday, May 27, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.

Rock The Bald, 5–10 p.m. Saturday, May 27, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, The Navigators, Bicycle Annie and Tim + Richard, portion of proceeds go to St. Baldrick’s Foundation to conquer kids cancer,

The Ambulanters, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 28, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., sad rock from Lincoln, Nebraska, $5, 773-1775,

Andrew Wynne, 5 p.m. Monday, May 29, Copper Club Brewing Co., Fruita, folk rock singer/songwriter from Denver, 858-8318.

Huey, 4:30–6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29, Rockslide Restaurant and Brewery, 401 Main St., 245-2111; 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, Las Maria’s, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.

Lincoln Pants Band, 6–9 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., 464-1462.

Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 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, May 30, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., 241-4010.

Shotgun Hodown, doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with Abraham & The Old Gods, Amores Muertos, $5, 773-1775,

Jody Brown Family Band, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 215 SW Third St., Cedaredge, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series concert featuring multi-instruments and vocals, admission by donation, 210-0471.

Shea Bramer, 6–8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.


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