Music Scene: Rehab

REHABPlay at Mesa Theater and Club on Friday, Sept. 10.


Google “Rehab” and you’ll get a wide range of websites, some wanting to reach out to those in need, others touting the woes of singer Amy Winehouse.

Somewhere in the plethora of search engine hits, you’ll find links for Rehab, the band who made you feel sorry for the guy “Sittin’ at a Bar,” waiting for the cops to show up after crashing his girl’s car.

Rehab will play its mixture of southern rock, dirty south rap, reggae, alternative and ‘90s rock/rap on Friday, Sept. 10, at Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St.

According the Rehab’s bio at iTunes, “the Southern hip-hop duo called Rehab were literally a product of their namesake. Original members Danny Boone and Brooks Buford, both recovering alcoholics and drug addicts, met at a local rehab facility and connected over their love of music.”

The duo released a debut album, “Southern Discomfort,” in 2000 on the Sony label. Two years were spent on the road supporting the album, then Boone and Buford parted ways, with Boone retained the band name and recruiting four veteran musicians to create a new Rehab. The group released “Graffiti the World” in 2005, which included “Sittin’ at a Bar.”

The famous drinking song, in which the singer laments his predicament of having “broke my parole to have a good time,” was later renamed “Bartender Song.”

The doors open at 8 p.m. and the show is at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the all ages show and can be purchased at

For more information, call 241-1717 or go to ... or Google “Rehab.”

Other music events in the area:

Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge, Lincoln Park, Friday, Sept. 10: general admission $5, ages 12 and younger free; The Tankerays, 4 p.m.; The Williams Brothers, 6 p.m.; Boogie Machine, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11: admission $20, ages 12 and younger free; Tim Brown, 1 p.m.; Pineapple Crackers, 2 p.m.; Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand, 6 p.m.; Diamond Rio, 8 p.m.; free shuttle from Mesa Mall Cabela’s/JC Penney parking lot, every 30 minutes 11 a.m.–10 p.m.,

Moab Music Festival, Moab, Utah, “Bunch, Foss, Schumann,” Sorrel River Ranch, Friday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 11, Open Rehearsal Conversation, Star Hall, 11 a.m., and Music at Jefferson’s Monticello, Sorrel River Ranch, 6 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 12, Music Walk, “Traditional,” 9 a.m., and American Classics, Arlen, Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, Star Hall, 7 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 13, Grotto Concert, Brahms, Liebermann, Tchaikovsky, noon,, 435-259-7003.

Greener Grass, bluegrass, DoubleTree Hotel patio, 743 Horizon Drive, Friday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., 241-8888.

Flat Top Reed, Mesa Lakes Music on the Mountain Concert Series, Mesa Lakes Resort, 3619 Colorado Highway 65, Mesa, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2–4 p.m. and 6–8 p.m., buffet dinner 6–7 p.m., reservations 268-5467, http://www.mesalakes

Steve Williams, Enzo’s Italian Eatery and Pizzeria, 759 Horizon Drive, Saturday, Sept. 11, 8–10 p.m., 255-8500.

The SwampCoolers, The Palisade Livery, 215 Main St., Palisade, Saturday, Sept. 11, 9 p.m.–1 a.m., 464-5449.

Hooray for Hollywood, free pops concert by Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus members, Cedaredge Town Park in Cedaredge, Saturday, Sept. 11, 5 p.m.; Montrose Pavilion lawn, 1800 Pavilion Road, Montrose, Sunday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m., take a picnic basket, chairs or blanket, ice cream, pie and beverages available to purchase to raise funds for the 2010–11 concert season, 325-4234, 856-7437.

McHugh, Mesa Lakes Music on the Mountain Concert Series, Mesa Lakes Resort, 3619 Colorado Highway 65, Mesa, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2–4 p.m. and 6–8 p.m., buffet dinner 6–7 p.m., reservations 268-5467, http://www.mesalakes

Rhythm and Passion, international cast of singers, musicians and dancers, presented by Mesa County Concert Association, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., Thursday, Sept. 16, doors open 6:45 p.m., performance 7:30 p.m., if seating available tickets can be purchased at the door $25 adults, $15 students, 243-1949.


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