acoustic, folk & country
Small Potatoes at the black Rose Acoustic Society, Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $10-$15, 269-1887. Sat., April 6, 7:30 p.m.
Quattro Mani, featuring pianists Susan Grace and Alice Rybak with percussionists David Colson and John Kinzie. In Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Sun., April 7, 4 p.m.
Colorado College Faculty Artist Concert with Martile Rowland, soprano and Susan Grace, piano, plus guest artist Delores Zeigler, soprano. In Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Sun., April 14, 3 p.m.
jazz & swing
Wintley Phipps, performing jazz, gospel and traditional music at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $15-$20, 471-4361. Sun., April 7, 5 p.m.
The Houston Person Quartet presented by KCME 88.7 FM at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $12-$18, 578-5263 or 634-5583. Tues., April 16, 7 p.m.
T*E*S*S*A Benefit featuring live performances by singer/songwriters Erika Luckett and Joe Uvegas. At the Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $15, reservations required: 227-8648 or 329-1644. Sat., April 6, 7 p.m.
Lil' Brian and the Zydeco Travelers on Colorado College's Armstrong Quad, just north of Armstrong Hall. Free, 389-6607. Sat., April 6, noon.
rock, pop & blues
Motion For Alliance at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $4, 268-9952. Fri., March 29, 9 p.m.
The Motet at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $9, 268-9952. Sat., March 30, 9 p.m.
Firefall at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $15, 685-0265. Sat., March 30, 9 p.m.
Nelly and the St. Lunatics at the Colorado State Fair Events Center, Pueblo. $16.50, 520-9090. Wed. April 3, 7 p.m.
Derek Trucks Band with Leaving the Trees at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800/965-4827. Thurs., April 4, 8 p.m.
Yellowcard at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $7, 800/965-4827. Fri., April 5, 8 p.m.
Firehouse at the Gardens, 2945 Galley Road. $TBA, 597-2900. Sat., April 6.
Papa Grows Funk at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $8, 800/965-4827. Sat., April 7, 9 p.m.
Prophet, Dead Prez and more as part of the Colorado College afternoon of hip hop, also featuring a graffiti contest and DJ competitions on Armstrong Quad, just north of Armstrong Hall. $5, 389-6607. Sat., April 13, noon to 8 p.m.
Plus One, Natalie Grant, Zoe Girl at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $22-$30, 520-9090. Wed., April 17, 7:30 p.m.
George Thorogood at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25, 800/965-4827. Sat., April 20, 9 p.m.
Dick Dale at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $12, 800/965-4827. Sun., May 12, 9 p.m.
Twiztid at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $14, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Tues., May 21, 8 p.m.
Black Rose Acoustic Society sponsoring Saturday workshops. For details, call 578-0254 or visit
http://www.blackroseacoustic.org. On March 30: Fiddle Techniques for Classical Players.
Seventh Annual Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition now accepting entries from Colorado composers grades K-12. Winning composers with perform their pieces at a free public concert in May. For entry information, call 635-1561 or visit
http://www.pikespeakyoungcomposers.org. Deadline: April 1.
Music Instruction by Dan Todd, offering lessons in acoustic and electric guitar, music theory, performance and more. Specializing in slide guitar and harmonica. 25+ years experience. For details, call 447-0206.
Thursday Evening Drum Circle, a free-form percussion gathering for all levels at the Manitou Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. Free, 685-1861. Every Thursday night, 6:30 p.m.