Weekly Top Ten October 12, 2015

Arts Month This Week Features Music & Dance!

Even though the music offerings this week are somewhat limited compared to other times of the year, there are still plenty of exciting shows to draw you away from your devices. You’ll be able to say you saw these artists back when after they hit the big time:


Rachel Ries Photo by Peter Rosenbaum
1.  Rachel Ries with in/PLANES and The Changing Colors, House Concert on the Mesa, Tues Oct 13 (7:30 pm, artist donations requested).  Here’s your chance to see an artist on the rise in a small intimate venue, as South Dakotan Rachel Ries comes to town supported by the Windchime duo of Inaiah Lujan and Desirae Garcie and Conor Bourgal’s alter ego.  Rachel was recently profiled on NPR’s Weekend Edition and also recorded a Daytrotter Session earlier this year. She has just released her third full-length album Ghost of a Gardener, which features help from Gregory Alan Isakov.

2.  The Brothers Comatose with The T Sisters, Ivywild School, Fri Oct 16 (8:30 pm, $15 adv, $18 day of show).  It’s time to bring on the ‘grass with these two young nationally touring bands from the Bay Area – the sassy sister folk of the three T Sisters and bluegrass stylin’ of the Brothers Comatose.  Here’s a new video of the Brothers performing the classic Huey Lewis track, “I Want A New Drug.”

3.  Waddie Mitchell with Sons & Brothers Trio, Western Jubilee Warehouse, Fri Oct 16 (7:30 pm, $25).  Cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell returns to the Western Jubilee with stripped-down version of the popular band comprised of just the three Wolking brothers.

4.  Joshua Davis, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (Palmer Lake), Fri Oct 16 (7 pm, ADV: $20 TLCA members, $25 non-members; DOS: $25/$30).  This singer-songwriter from Michigan placed #3 on The Voice last year, coached by Adam Levine and along the way performing with Sheryl Crow.

5.  Barry Ward with E Bar C, Jory Lane & Friends, Luke Tripp and Adam Gardino, Cowboy Church of Peyton, Fri Oct 16 (7 pm, ).  Fiddles and guitars and cowboys, oh my!  A wealth of talent comes to this edition of the Buffalo Grass Acoustic Society‘s monthly gathering.  Headliner Barry Ward’s latest release Distant Furrows was recently named the 2015 Western CD of the Year by the Rural Roots Music Commission.

6.  Triggers & Slips, Kinfolks (Manitou Springs), Fri Oct 16 (8 pm, free).  Alternative country rockers out of Salt Lake City, Utah visit hippieville.

7.  Ponder the Albatross, Jack Quinn’s Pub, Wed Oct 14 (7 pm, free).  Based in Westminster, CO, the new experimental folk rock band Ponder the Albatross returns to the Springs for a show at downtown’s favorite Irish pub.

8.  Colin Trusedell EP Release, The Gold Room, Sun Oct 18 (6:30 pm, $10).  It’s All About The Hustle declares the new straight ahead jazz EP from bassist Colin Trusedell, which will be unveiled Sunday night at the Gold Room.  Or catch his trio Thursday the 15th at Motif.

9.  Franklin Manor, The Gold Room, Sat Oct 17 (9 pm, $10 adv, $15 door).  New wave rockers from L.A. touring in support of their brand new album Motive.

10. Sound of Ceres with Briffaut and Mike Adams At His Honest Weight, The Eggplant Manor, Sat Oct 17 (8 pm, suggested artist donation).  Formerly known as Candy Claws, this Fort Collins dream pop audio and visual performance projects stops by for a house concert across from KRCC in downtown Colorado Springs along with Mike Adams from Bloomington, Indiana and the Springs’ own psych-rock outfit Briffaut.

And that’s a wrap for this week –  thanks for paying attention!

Steve Harris, Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Highway