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Hymn for Her bless FRBBQ, Reel Big Fish returns to Black Sheep, and more local music listings

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As far as local shows for the week, fans of roots music that takes unexpected detours would do well to catch duo Hymn for Her at Front Range Barbeque on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Bestowed with descriptions such as “hillbillies with electronics” and “a cross between the Amish and Hell’s Angels,” the musical dyad of Lucy Tight and Wayne Waxing, who tour with their young daughter in a vintage Airstream trailer, has earned critical notice from NPR, No Depression, and Rolling Stone, who highlighted the group’s new “ecologically anxious” single “Blue Balloons” as one of the best new country and Americana tracks in September.

The band’s new album, Pop-N-Downers, was just released on Oct. 5, so you can score a copy after taking in the band’s self-described “punksy folksy airstreamy country bluesy grassy waynesy lucy take you on a hayride to hellsy” sound.

Finally, good news for modern ska punk, as long-running Orange County act Reel Big Fish make their return to the Black Sheep on Wednesday, Oct. 10, with Ballyhoo! and We Are the Union in tow, for “The Tickle My Tiki TOURch.” Initially formed as a cover band in 1991, Reel Big Fish made its biggest mark on the mainstream’s consciousness with their 1996 single “Sell Out,” though the band has maintained a fervent underground following ever since. Trumpet player and backing vocalist John Christianson teased that the band might be releasing a new record in the fall of 2018, which would mark the band’s first new LP since 2012’s Candy Coated Fury.

A veteran of multiple Vans Warped Tours along with Reel Big Fish, Ballyhoo! released their latest, self-produced album Detonate via Right Coast Records late last month. It’s the band’s seventh LP.

Here’s what else is playing around this week:

Wednesday 10/10

The Ancient Mariner Tavern, Musician’s Jam with The Hoodoo (Americana), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Reel Big Fish, Ballyhoo!, We Are The Union (rock/pop), 6:30 p.m.
Distillery 291, Juke Joint Party with Grant Sabin (blues), 6 p.m.
Front Range Barbeque, Hymn for Her (Americana), 7:30 p.m.
The Gold Room, Straight Six (rock/pop), 6:30 p.m.
Lounge in the Village, Mike Pike (rock/pop), 5 p.m. Karaoke, 7 p.m.
Margarita at Pine Creek, Crystal and the Curious (jazz), 7 p.m.
The Warehouse, Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, 6 p.m.

Thursday 10/11

Benny’s Restaurant & Lounge, Jerry Roskin Jam, 8 p.m.
Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Irish Pub Songs with Brian Clancy (folk), 7:30 p.m.
Kinfolks, 950 Drum Circle (acoustic), 8:45 p.m.
Oskar Blues, Playing with Smoke (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Trinary with guest bands (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Playing Field Sports Bar, Ladies Night with Dj TT Wizard (dance), 8 p.m.
Rico’s Café and Wine Bar, Susan Rissman and John Wise (blues), 7 p.m.
The Springs Church, John Tesh (rock/pop), 7 p.m., $35-$50.
Stargazers, The Movers and Shakers and the Hustle Kings (blues), 7 p.m.

Friday 10/12

Axe and the Oak Whiskey House, Playing with Smoke (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Benny’s Restaurant & Lounge, The Groove (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Whitewater Ramble (bluegrass), 7 p.m.
Frankie’s Bar & Grill, DJ Trivia with Party Pro DJ (dance), 7 p.m.
Ivywild School, Mipso and Mike Clark (bluegrass), 8 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Jon E. Boothe & The Nightwatch (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Kinfolks, Mountain City Rebels (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
La Taverne, La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Margarita at Pine Creek, Acme Bluegrass (bluegrass), 6:45 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Hit the Shadows, Acedia, Interfate and Fire Glass (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Sacred Grounds Coffee in the Canyon, Nick Davey (acoustic), 6:30 p.m.
Stargazers, Suga Bear & The Show Time Band (R&B), 8 p.m.
The Whiskey Baron Dance Hall & Saloon, Union Gray (country), 9 p.m.

Saturday 10/13

Benny’s Restaurant & Lounge, Big Sky (bluegrass), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Lola Black Album Release Show (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Crystola Roadhouse, Dallas Alley Band (country), 8 p.m.
Descar’s Roadside Bar & Grill, Mélange (jazz), 1 p.m.
Frankie’s Bar & Grill, Run with Scissors (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Front Range Barbeque, Bruce Hayes (bluegrass), 7 p.m.
Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Blynd Mojo (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Goya (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
La Taverne, La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Motif Jazz Cafe, TREO, 8 p.m.
Royal Castle Lounge & Grill, Spanish and Afro Caribbean Night, 9 p.m.
Sacred Grounds Coffee in the Canyon, Lindsay Facknitz (acoustic), 6:30 p.m.
The Whiskey Baron Dance Hall & Saloon, Union Gray (country), 9 p.m.

Sunday 10/14

Broadmoor World Arena, Casting Crowns (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Crystola Roadhouse, Dallas Alley Band (country), 3 p.m.
Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Traditional Irish Session (world), 3 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Patio Blues Jam, 5 p.m.
La Taverne, La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Mother Muff’s Kitchen & Spirits, Easy Like Sunday Morning Jam Band Brunch (blues), 11 a.m.
The Side Door, Karl Blau, Porlolo (Americana), 7:30 p.m.

Monday 10/15

The Ancient Mariner Tavern, Jerrod Fox, Ryan Davis and Friends (Americana), 8 p.m.


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