Music Scene: World’s Finest and other area shows for March 31–April 6

World’s Finest



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Other music events in the area:

Zolopht, 8 p.m. Friday, March 31, Ute Events Center, 132 E. Fourth St., Rifle, psychedelic reggae-rock band on its Rehydrated Tour, 665-6560, zolophtmusic.com.

Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, $10 in advance, $15 at the door, tickets at 243-6787, gjso.org, Grand Junction symphony office, 414 Main St., warehouse2565.com.

Thomasina Russell, 5–8 p.m. Friday, March 31, Palisade Cafe, 113 W. Third St., Palisade, 464-2888.

“Cosi Fan Tutte,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 31–April 1, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, Mozart’s timeless masterpiece presented by Colorado Mesa University Opera, featuring CMU Orchestra on Friday and Saturday, and piano accompaniment by Kathryn Mientka on Sunday, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, tickets for middle and high school students are free for the Sunday performance, 248-1604.

Music Of Heaven, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., The Schumann Singers Spring Concert, featuring heavenly themes from classic and living composers from Europe and America, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $6 students with ID, tickets at Roper Music, 912 North Ave., Grand Junction symphony office, 414 Main St.

Ksuhdilla, 8 p.m. Friday, March 31, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with Hunter Atlas, Sobear and Tauru5, $5 ages 18 and older, free ages 21 and older, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Tony Holiday And The Velvetones, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Friday, March 31, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, blues, funk and soul, 314-2554.

Morgan Crouse, 6–8 p.m. Friday, March 31, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Ric & Karen, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country, Latin and current hits, members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, March 31, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.

Jack+Jill, 8–10 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, with Tight Thump, warehouse2565.com.

Hoodoo Hedz, 8:30 p.m.–midnight Saturday, April 1, CB’s Tavern, 334 Main St., Delta, 399-3292.

Philthy Rich, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., rap from East Oakland, California, Hood Rich Tour with Tay Way, You Chop, Blue Jeans and G Val, $17–$30, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

April Fools Party, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, April 1, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, Skip Naft spinning dance tunes, donations at the door benefit the Blue Sage, 527-7243, bluesage.org.

The Logan Brothers, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Road 117, Glenwood Springs, Yard Sale Spring Music Series, 947-5141, sunlightmtn.com.

Quiles & Cloud, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $10, 260-5413, cavalcadefruita.com.

Bronco Country, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Barons GJ, 539 Colorado Ave., April Fools show with Fantasy Dad and the Choice Boys, High School War Crimes, Pasty Jeff and Boy Toy, 245-0995.

James Williams, 6 p.m. April 1, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., patio grand opening party, 242-7253.

The Grand Valley’s Got Talent 2017, doors open 1 p.m., show 2 p.m.; doors 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus’ annual spring show, $15 adults, $10 students with ID, 257-SONG, bookcliffchorus.wordpress.com.

Lu’au, doors 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Polynesian dancers and singers 6:30 p.m., Colorado Mesa University’s Meyer Ballroom, featuring Kalani Pe’a, first CMU Maverick to win a Grammy Award, SOLD OUT, coloradomesa.edu.

Evening of Cowboy Poetry and Western Music, beef stew dinner 5 p.m., entertainment 6 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Gateway Community Building, 42700 Colorado Highway 141, Gateway, cowboy poetry/music, silent auction and door prizes, $7 per person, ages younger than 12 free, proceeds go to the Gateway Merry Mixer 4-H Club Scholarship Fund, 931-2803.

Whiskey Stop, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Road 117, Glenwood Springs, Yard Sale Spring Music Series, Slushy Cup Pond Skim, 947-5141, sunlightmtn.com.

Sentimental Journey Band Concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, Holy Family Catholic School gymnasium, 786 26 1/2 Road, band music with guests Al and the Polka Dots, donations encouraged to benefit the music program at Holy Family Catholic School, 314-1617.

Montrose Community Band Spring Concert, 3–5 p.m. Sunday, April 2, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, montroseband.com.

Masters of Soul, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St., Community Concerts of the Grand Valley Concert Series, celebration of the early ‘60s Motown and soul era, stylishly costumed, fully choreographed tributes with a live band, $25 adults, $15 students, communityconcertsgrandvalley.org, 243-1979.

Rhythm Of Fear, 8 p.m. Monday, April 3, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., thrash metal, hardcore, crossover, from Jacksonville, Florida, Dark Energy Tour with Cringe and Dismal Dream, $8–$10, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Wayland, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., rock from Wayland, Michigan, with Zamtrip and City of the Weak, $10–$1, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Choral Showcase, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., featuring choirs from Central, Fruita Monument, Grand Junction and Palisade high schools, plus the CMU Vocal Arts Ensemble, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to western favorites, swing and Latin, members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Media Solution, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., heavy rock and metal from Los Angeles, Hit the Pavement Tour with Days of Heaven and The Unit, $8–$10, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

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

Jeremy McComb, 8–10 p.m. Thursday, April 6, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, warehouse2565.com.

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

Tony Rosario, 7–9 p.m. Thursday, April 6, CB’s Tavern, 334 Main St., Delta, 399-3292.



From its humble beginnings as a small-gig Portland acoustic duo, to a full-fledged, five-man outfit playing big-name festivals, World’s Finest has pretty much taken on the world — or at least the world fusion scene on the West Coast.

World’s Finest is on tour and will play at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive.

“Five years, countless shows, and four albums later, the band is still firing on all cylinders,” a news release said

“Their unique style has allowed them to connect with fans from all different kinds of musical worlds. In addition, their chameleon-like approach to their live show has allowed them the honor to share the stage with such acts as Steel Pulse, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, The Expendables, Rusted Root, The Skatalites, Fruition, and many others,” the release said.

World’s Finest’s members are Chris Couch (guitar/vocals), Dan Hurley (banjo/vocals), Sean McLean (sax/guitar/vocals), Evan Malfer (bass) and Mike Apodaca (drums). The five guys met in Portland, but are originally from Ohio, Illinois, eastern Oregon, New York and California.

“As a result of such diverse upbringings, it was inevitable that the band’s sound reflected their coast to coast musical influences,” the news release said.

In October, the band released a six-song EP, “We Got Ourselves a Game Here,” which was recorded in front of a live audience at Hallowed Halls Studios in Portland.

“The result was nothing short of capturing lightning in a bottle. The quick paced track list of Ska-grass was wholly enhanced by their fans’ infectious enthusiasm and energy,” the release said.

Go to worldsfinestmusic.com to learn about the band or call Cruisers at 314-2554 for show information.


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