Music Scene: Reverend Red, other area shows

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Other music events in the area:

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 241-8888.

Carols and Brass presented by Western Colorado Chorale, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., $5–$15, tickets at 243-6787, gjsymphony.org and at the door.

High Desert Opera’s annual Christmas Concert, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., instrumentalists, dancers, choral singing and soloists performing holiday music, $10, tickets at Roper Music and at the door, highdesertopera.org.

Roundabout, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20–21, Central Station, 2993 North Ave., 628-4530.

We Speak Imaginese, Solstice Show, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, The Front Porch Gallery, 339 Ute Ave., 623-5158.

Dead Cowboyz, 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Dear Rabbit, Bronco Country and Shotgun Duo, doors 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., ages 21 and older, $5, 241-1717.

Desert Moon, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Goodman Unplugged, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21–22, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Road, Mesa, 268-5700.

Dennison County Line, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, Cowboy Christmas Ball and Festival, Collbran Auditorium, Collbran, 487-0108.

Preston Creed, 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.



Along with a guitar, bass, drum, banjo and violin, audiences at a Reverend Red show are likely to see the band play some odd ball instrument, which was probably homemade.

Electric or acoustic, genuine or homemade, Reverend Red and guests Duane Mark and the Get Down Bandits will play a variety of instruments at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St.

In the midst of its Outlived the West Tour and visiting venues in Colorado, Utah and California, Reverend Red is based in Lancaster, Calif., in the Mojave Desert.

“The people who make up the band Reverend Red are not only musicians but performers that create a musical experience and they demand your attention and participation. They bring theatrics to the stage and are not afraid to put themselves out there for the audience,” says the band’s Facebook bio.

The significantly different backgrounds of each of the band members commingles to produce a vast array of sounds — rockabilly, country, punk, roots, rock, and Americana, to name a few.

The band has performed together at festivals and venues since 2009.

Go to the band’s Facebook page or reverbnation.com/thereverendred to hear songs and read about the band.

Call Sabrosa at 257-9020 for show information.


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