Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: there is funk to be had. If you feel like getting out there and getting your dance on, you’re in luck. There is such an abundance of that rubber band bass, smooth grooves, and screamin’ keys in Mile High this weekend, that you’ll be burning holes in your dancing shoes. Read on below to check out 303’s suggested itinerary of funky stuff happening in the hood this weekend.
Thursday: Jelly Bread @ Quixote’s
Sounds tasty already, doesn’t it? Jelly Bread’s “chameleonic playlist is highlighted by dual vocals, four part harmonies, in-the-pocket drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, and take-’em-to-church organ that is downright appetizing.” Yummy. Catch this four piece funk-tet at Quixote’s True Blue on Thursday July 24 before they head up to the mountains. Jelly Bread plays for free at the Dillon Amphitheater on Friday night and at the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon on Saturday in Telluride.
Friday: Funk Your Face Fest @ Cervantes’
Cervantes’ has a fierce line up of funky stuff for you this Friday evening. The official music begins around 7pm, but don’t miss the BBQ and happy hour festivities on the patio, which kicks off at 5pm (featuring a special musical guest). Joey Porter’s shameless electro funk band Juno What?! will tag team with Kung Fu for an explosive evening of “lethal funk.” Turkuaz and Euforquestra will also be laying down some gruesome grooves. Tickets are still available: $15 advanced purchase and $20 day-of-show.
Saturday: More Kung Fu (and Juno What?!) @ Mishawaka
Had enough of that “electro-jazz fusion and 70s-style street fighter funk”? I didn’t think so. Head up to the Mish for a funky evening in the Poudre Canyon with Kung Fu. This quintet was just getting warmed up at Cervs and will be ready to bust out the big guns under the stars. Another evening of hybrid electronic funk to melt your mind. Tickets are on sale for $20 advanced purchase and $25 day-of-show.