Music Scene: July 26–Aug. 1
Post-grunge band Candlebox will perform on Tuesday, July 30, at Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St.
Formed in 1991 in Seattle, Candlebox “helped usher in the post-grunge era,” notes a bio at allmusic.com. “Along with Bush, they showed how the more challenging aspects of grunge could be ironed out and polished into a sound that mainstream rock radio could embrace without reservation.”
Candlebox released its self-titled debut in 1993, featuring the song “Far Behind,” — described at the allmusic.com bio as “essentially a power ballad for the grunge era.”
“‘Far Behind’ was a major hit on both mainstream and alternative radio, and also made the pop Top 20; its exposure helped Candlebox climb into the Top Ten on the LP chart and eventually sell over three million copies,” allmusic.com says.
Time has been kind to Candlebox.
On the “about” link on Candlebox’s Facebook page, frontman Kevin Martin talks about the band’s fifth studio album “Love Stories & Other Musings,” that was released in April 2012.
“At a time when it’s more difficult than ever for bands to find their niche, it’s nice to have more than 20 years of history as a band to draw on,” Marti said. “We don’t have to find our footing — it’s been there the whole time. We’re rebuilding the style and structure of the band, not to reinvent ourselves, but thanks to our growth and the accessibility of the music we’ve been making during the last couple of years, to allow ourselves to reach a new audience.”
“I haven’t felt this strongly about a Candlebox record since our first one,” added lead guitarist Peter Klett.
Tickets to the Mesa Theater and Lounge show cost $25. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Call 241-1717 for information on the show or go to Candlebox’s Facebook or Twitter page or candleboxrocks.com to follow the band’s tour.
Other music events in the area:
Dreamboat, 9 p.m. Friday, July 26, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.
Jack + Jill, 10 p.m. Friday, July 26, Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., ages 18 and older, 245-2111.
Goodman Band, 9 p.m.–close Friday, July 26, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.
Not In the Face, 10 p.m. Friday, July 26, Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.
Spirit of Strings featuring works for cello and piano from the Aspen Music Festival, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, $15, bluesage.org, 527-7243.
John Scott Schultz, “Far Guitar,” 7:30–10:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, LeRouge, 317 Main St., 589-4553.
Flat Top Reed, Garden Groove Concert Series, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, outdoor amphitheater, 641 Struthers Ave., beer, wine and water available to purchase, take chairs or blankets, $10 per person, $8 garden members, 245-3288.
Desert Moon, 7–10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.
No Outlet, 6–8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, benefit for the Latimer House, 464-5449.
Griffin House with his band, Summer Music Series, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Wright Opera House, 462 Main St., Ouray, $25, 325-4399, thewrightoperahouse.com.
Zolopht & The Destroyers, 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.
John Adams — John Denver Tribute, Hear it Through the Grapevine concert series, gates open 6:30 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Grande River Vineyards in Palisade, $20 in advance, $25 at the gate with proceeds CSU Tree Fruit Research and Western Colorado Horticulture Society, ages 12 and younger free, dinner and wine available for purchase or take a picnic and purchase a bottle of wine, tickets at granderivervineyards.com, Fisher’s Liquor Barn, Roper Music, 464-5867.
Marty & Maryann Rathburn, alternative pop/vocal, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 315 SW Third St., Cedaredge, admission by donation, 210-0471.
Irish Jam Band, 7 p.m. Sunday, July 28, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.
The Kid and Nic Show, high-energy, family-friendly interactive variety musical group from southern California, 6:30–9 p.m. Monday, July 29, Junction West RV Park, 792 22 Road, on the central lawn, take blankets and chairs, catered dinner 5:30 p.m., $13 per plate, reserve tickets by July 26, 245-8531.
Exploring the World Through Music with Michael Stanwood, Garfield County Libraries Summer Reading program, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, Glenwood Springs Branch, 413 Ninth St., Glenwood Springs, 945-5958, http://www.gcpld.org.
MC Chris, doors open 7 p.m., July 31, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $12, 241-1717.
Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. July 31, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.
The Infamous Stringdusters, bluegrass and roots, Colorado Riverferont Concert Series, gates open 6 p.m., show 8 p.m., James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park, Fruita Section, food vendors, beer, wine, water, soft drinks and lemonade available to purchase, no outside beverages, tickets at City Market stores and at TicketsWest.com, small service charge applies at ticket outlet, riverfrontproject.org/concert-series.
Flat Top Reed, rockin’ blues, Thursday Night Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, Fruita Civic Center Pavilion, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-0360.
Rachel Kate, Filthy Still & Antione Dukes, 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.
Black Canyon Barbershop, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 315 SW Third St., Cedaredge, admission by donation, 210-0471.
Amy Helm, Americana singer/songwriter from Woodstock, N.Y., Pickin’ in the Park summer concert series, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, Paonia Town Park in Paonia, food, beer and wine available to purchase, pickinproductions.com.