Music Scene: Week of May 21, 2010

If you dig Black Sabbath tunes — specifically the 1970–75 era — you don’t want to miss cover band Irony Man, performing at 10 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St.

A visual of the Salt Lake City-based band’s stage performance is described in a news release bio: “Irony Man is all about embodying the specific vibe of the original and highly influential Black Sabbath songs.”

Performers Jeremy Sundias (vocals/Ozzy Osbourne), Andy Upchurch (bass/Geezer Butler), Bob Sutton (drums/Bill Ward) and Russ Millhem (guitar/Tony Iommi) “wear costumes while performing to meet this goal. We want to make it more like the Black Sabbath experience, like we are the band. For all those people that never got to see the original Sabbath during the early ‘70s, we want to give them that experience,” Upchurch wrote.

“I try to channel the ghost of Ozzy,” Sundias wrote, “Ozzy hasn’t had a soul for the last 10 years. It’s been cruising around in limbo, so I try and channel that, and every once in a while I get it.”

Tickets are $5 for the ages 21 and older show.

Go to for more information or call 589-6229.

Other music events in the area:

• Stonefed, blues, rock, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, Friday, May 21, 8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

• Anne and Pete Sibley, Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, Friday, May 21, 8 p.m., $15 in advance, $20 at the door, tickets in Paonia at KVNF, Expressions Bookstore, Paradise Theater and Homestead Market, 527-4791,,

• Ric Gaines, Bub’s Field Sports Pub and Grille, 715 Horizon Drive, Friday, May 21, 6–9 p.m., 201-1254.

• Donny Morales, Horsefly Brew Co., 2320 E. Main St., Montrose, Friday, May 21, 7 p.m., 249-6889.

• Block party celebrating completion of construction on Main Street, 300 block of Main Street, Friday, May 21, 5–9 p.m., street music including Jones/Adams Duo, 7–9 p.m., businesses staying open late, some offering specials, 255-8879.

• Spring Recitals, Western Slope Music Academy, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 3888 27 1/2 Road, Saturday, May 22, 1 and 2:30 p.m., 245-8852.

• Manny Toro, Enzo’s Pizzeria and Italian Cafe, 759 Horizon Drive, Saturday, May 22, 8–10 p.m., 255-8500.

• Skool’s Out Rock Show with At Last Sight, Anti-Buse, Dead in a Dress and Man Eats Monster, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., Saturday, May 22, 9 p.m., $8, 241-1717.

• Hank Hall, The Ugly Valley Boys and The Rhythm Getters, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., Saturday, May 22, 10 p.m., $5, ages 21 plus, 589-6229,,

• Lesley Kernochan, Boulder-based singer/songwriter, KAFM Radio, 1310 Ute Ave., Saturday, May 22, 7 p.m., $15, 241-8801, ext. 223.

• Centennial Band Spring Concert, Devils Kitchen Picnic Area, Colorado National Monument, Sunday, May 23, 6– 7:30 p.m., parking at Wingate Elementary School, 351 S. Camp Road, free shuttle to the site every 15 minutes, 858-3617, ext. 360.

• A Musical Celebration of Spring presented by music students of Karen Maloney, Roper Music Hall, 130 N. Fifth St., Sunday, May 23, 1:30 p.m., free and open to the public, 242-4571. 

• Miss Emily, jazz piano/vocal duo, Lounge 743, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, Wednesday, May 26, 8 p.m., ages 21 plus, 241-8888.

• Jed Kovach, Camp Robber Cafe, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, Wednesday, May 26, 240-1590.

• Jeff Fields, The Belly, 309 E. Main St., Montrose, Thursday, May 27, 252-1488.

• Jed Kovach, Canyon Creek Bed and Breakfast, 820 E. Main St., Montrose, Thursday, May 27, 249-2886.

• Desert Rocks Music Festival, Moab, Utah, Thursday through Sunday, May 27–30, gates open noon May 27, music stars 8:15 p.m., includes national headliners in rock, bluegrass, hip hop, funk, reggae, folk and jam bands; food, clothing, craft and art vendors, full schedule at, online ticket special $105 ends midnight May 26, full weekend ticket price at “The Festival Gate” will be $125 on Thursday and $120 on Friday.


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