Music Scene: Week of March 26, 2010


Can one guy really do it all?

With a name like “SmokeStack and the Foothill Fury,” one would expect a frontman with a several guys backing him up on drums, bass, keyboard, etc.

However, the one-man band’s Facebook page, “SmokeStack” explains things like this: “SmokeStack (or Smokey) himself is the frontman, to the appendages that are SmokeStack and the Foothill Fury.”

Catch SmokeStack and his appendages with guests The Ugly Valley Boys on Friday night, March 26, at Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St.

An Iowa native, SmokeStack now calls Ohio home. As a high school dropout who earned a GED, he became a journeyman carpenter.

In his MySpace page bio, SmokeStack describes himself “basically a self-made man. Taking care of what is needed to get by, and barely doing so sometimes.”

The Ugly Valley Boys are an Americana roots and rockabilly two-piece band from Salt Lake City.

The music starts at 9 p.m. Cover is $5 for the ages 21 and older show.

Call 589-6229 for more information.

Other music events in the area:

• The Williams Brothers Band, blues rock, The DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, Friday, March 26, 8–11 p.m., 241-8888.

• Modern Metal Showcase, Death Becomes Us metal showcase with Sworn Us Under, Exussum, Coffin Hammer, Arch Angel and Existence, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., Friday, March 26, 9 p.m., $10, all ages, 241-1717.

• Jennifer B and the Out Cast, Boomers, 436 Main St., Friday, March 26, 9 p.m., $7, 248-9022.

• Chatham County Line, neo-traditional bluegrass band from North Carolina, Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, Friday, March 26, 8 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at the door, advance tickets in Paonia at KVNF, Expressions Bookstore, The Paradise Theater and Homestead Market, benefit concert for Pickin’ in the Park, 527-4791.

• Goodman Band, DJ’s Roadhouse, 3112 I-70 Business Loop, Friday and Saturday, March 26–27, 9 p.m., 523-9960.

• Festival for Creative Pianists, judges/directors recital, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Friday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.; winners recital, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Saturday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., suggested donations at the door, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, http://www.pianofestival. org.

• Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concert featuring selections by the Grand Valley Children’s Chorus and a fully-staged production of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” with Mesa State College’s dance department, Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St., Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m., tickets online,, 243-6787.

• Ofay Soul, blues and rock, Boomers, 436 Main St., Saturday, March 27, 9 p.m., $7, 248-9022.

• Chase Baumgartner, Enzo’s Pizzeria and Italian Eatery, 759 Horizon Drive, Saturday, March 27, 255-8500.

• J.B. Rockers, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., Saturday, March 27, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., 245-0995.

• Black Canyon Barbershop Chorus Concert with guests the Del-Rose Sweet Adeline Chorus and quartet groups Blue Denim, Fourmata, Higher Elevation and The Summit, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Road, Montrose, Saturday, March 27, 7 p.m., $10 advance, $15 at the door, ages 12 and under free, 249-7015.

• Jack and Jill, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., Saturday, March 27, 9 p.m., ages 21 plus, 589-6229.

• Jimmy Ibbotson, Bobby Mason and Friends with Haden Gregg, Big Daddy Lee and the King Bees, and others, Jumpin’ Jive for Jeanette, benefit for Jeanette and Dave Hill, Beaujo’s Buffalo Valley Sports Bar, Glenwood Springs, Sunday, March 28, 2–8 p.m., $20, proceeds help Jeanette with her 10-year fight against breast cancer.

• Centennial Band Spring Concert with guest soloist Darin Kamstra, Avalon Theater, 645 Main St., Tuesday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., $5, tickets available at Roper Music and from band members, and at the door, 243-9091.

• Zac Grant and Friends, acoustic rock, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, Wednesday, March 31, 8–11 p.m., 241-8888.

• “Stravinsky: The Firebird” presented by Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and members of the Mesa State dance department, Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St., Thursday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” also will be performed, $15, $20, $25, $5 students with ID, 243-6787,

• The Jay Ketchem Band, Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, Thursday, April 1, 8 p.m.-midnight, 241-5179.


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