Music scene: JWAIL


If you haven’t had your taste of live electro funk euphoria yet this year, you’re wait is over.

JWAIL, featuring Chuck Morris of Lotus, will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Chupiro’s Place, 122 S. Fifth St.

JWAIL’s bio at reveals that J. Wail, aka Jonah Gabriel Lipsky, is originally from New York. He was the lead singer, songwriter and guitar/synthesizer player for the band J.A.W.S., from 1999–2002.

When the band broke up, he became an “eclectic one-man spacefunk conglomeration” performing at clubs, bars and festivals nationwide.

“When Jonah was 2 years of age, his mother passed away,” his bio reads. “The beautiful classical guitar that his mother played was later passed down to him. Although he rarely takes it out on stage the symbol and essence of his mother and the guitar lies deep within his soul.

“Growing up Jonah started playing the trombone and the keys. Throughout his life Jonah has picked up all other kinds of instruments and electronic toys and has enjoyed indulging himself in new musical worlds.”

Onstage, JWAIL uses a loop pedal and a several instruments to create the unique sound that is “jamtronica.”

Go to for information about the JWAIL and to here clips of his music.

Admission to the Grand Junction show is $5, and there will be a cash-only bar.

Other music events in the area:

Landslide, folk/classic rock, Friday, Jan. 28, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 241-8888.

Flat Top Reed with guest Seth Strickland from Shades of Gonzo, 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., 245-2111.

All the Pretty Horses and Paul Christian, country rock, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs, $16 members, $20 nonmembers, 945-2414.

Black Pegasus and White Fudge, 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., $7, 245-0995.

Insominaxe with Holley 750, 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., $6, 245-0995.

Benefit for Hospice and KVNF Radio with Professor R.J. Ross, sophisticated smooth jazz, R&B and soul, and guest Rusty Strings, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Road, Montrose, $25, tickets at Jovis Coffee,, 275-8143.

Cimarron, 9 p.m.–close Saturday, Jan. 29, G.J. Scores, 2445 F 3/8 Road, $5, 245-1115.

Shea Bramer and Kellen Michael, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Rusty Strings, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, Camp Robber, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, 240-1590.


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