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acoustic, folk & country

Lis Harvey playing alternative folk at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Sun., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Steve Owen playing neo-country at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Tues., Sept. 24, 8 p.m.

Kelly Joe Phelps, blues slide guitarist and vocalist, with special guest, Paul Curreri, at the Steam Plant Theater, Sackett & G Street, Salida. $12. Wed., Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m. Doors open 6:30, 719/539-8514 or 877/772-5432.

Djate, former Culture lead guitarist, at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St. $6 in advance, $7 at door, 633-1080. Thurs., Sept. 26, 8 p.m.

Ann O'Brien, solo acoustic, alternative folk/rock, at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Thurs., Sept. 26, 8:30-10 p.m.

Melissa Swift-Sawyer as Patsy Cline in Cripple Creek's historic Butte Opera House on E. Bennett Ave. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 27- 28, 8 p.m. $20, proceeds benefit the Butte Opera House Foundation. Deadline: Sept. 23. 719/689-2513.

Black Rose Acoustic Society Open Stage featuring James and Chris Leva at the Black Rose Community Center. Fri., Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel with Daybreak presented by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at Palmer High School Auditorium. $12, members. $17, nonmembers. 495-9654. Sat., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Guitarist Joseph Brenna with Brian Parsons, at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., $4, 268-9951. Sat., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Alette Brooks performing Bay Area acoustic rock at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., $3, 268-9951. Thurs., Oct. 3, 8 p.m.

Open Road with The Hot Buttered Rum String Band, at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $8, 955-9664. Over 18. Tues., Oct. 8, 9 p.m.

Drew Emmitt, Leftover Salmon's mandolin/fiddle player, at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. Over 18. $14, 955-9664. Sun., Oct. 27, 9 p.m.


classical

Fine Arts Chamber Series presented by the United States Air Force Band of the Rockies at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., in the Music Room. Free. Tues., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. 556-9955.

Michaela Paetsch, world renowned virtuoso solo violinist, with Eric LeVan, pianist, at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, 30 W. Dale St. Wed., Oct. 2, noon. Donations accepted. 634-7587.

Masterworks Concert, presented by the Pikes Peak Philharmonic, at Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. Featuring works by Brahams, Sibelius, Dvorak, Satie, Prokofiev. Sun., Oct. 13, 3 p.m. 442-6853 or

www.pikespeakphil.org.

Colorado Springs Symphony All-Orchestral Season Premiere at the Pikes Peak Center, 120 S. Cascade Ave. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 20-21, 8 p.m. Sun., Sept 22 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $10-$50. Call 633-6698 or 520-SHOW.

Colorado Springs Symphony SuperPops Concert Series featuring "Bravo Broadway" on Sept. 27-28, "The Best of Gershwin" on Oct. 25-26, "A Colorado Yuletide Celebration" on Dec. 20-21, Ray Charles on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, PDQ Bach on March 7-8 and Riders in the Sky on April 4-5. Call 520-SHOW for ticket information.


electronica

Scott Hardkiss, world-renowned electronic DJ, at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $4, 955-9664. Sat., Oct. 19, 9 p.m.


funk

Michael Franti and Spearhead with Tre Hardson from Pharcyde kicking things off at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $16, 955-9664. Wed., Oct. 2, 9 p.m.

Jyemo with Civitas at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $3, 955-9664. Fri., Oct. 18, 9 p.m.

Motet performing AfroCubanFunk with gypsy jazz from Taarka at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $7, 955-9664. Fri., Oct. 25, 9 p.m.


jam

Motion for Alliance playing trance/dance/jam/funk at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $4, 955-9664. Fri., Oct. 4, 9 p.m.

The Slip playing jazz/jam/improv with Friendly Neighbor at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $6, 955-9664.. Over 18. Sat., Oct. 5, 9 p.m.

Strangefolk, Vermont-based Jam Band, at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $9.50, 955-9664. Over 18. Mon., Oct. 7, 9 p.m.


jello

Jello Biafra, former front man for the Dead Kennedys, at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $10, 955-9664. Thurs., Oct. 17, 9 p.m.


jazz

Fourth annual Pikes Peak Jazz Festival in Woodland Park Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-22. Features Changing Times at the kick-off party at the Shining Mountain Golf Club on Friday; $10. Features Latin Crossover, Derry O'Leary Trio, Bobby Montoya Quartet on Sat. afternoon, $15. Features Ken Walker Sextet and Melvin Sparks Quintet on Sat. evening, $25. (Or buy at Saturday pass for $30.) On Sunday a.m., High School All-Star Jazz Ensemble and Falconnaires play for free; on Sunday afternoon, Swing Street Quartet, Sam Most Quartet and the Jimmy McGriff Quartet play for $30. (Or get a weekend pass for $55.) Call 687-5489 or visit www.pikespeakjazzfest.org.

Branford Marsalis at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $35, 955-9664. Wed., Oct. 9, 9 p.m.

Ernie Andrews, Jazz and blues vocal legend, with The Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10-$15. Tickets on sale at KCME, 1921 N. Weber St., or at the FAC. Wed., Oct. 23, 7 p.m. 632-8719.


miscellaneous

Guitarist Nessa Marquez, performing classical, flamenco and original compositions, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Sat., Sept. 21, doors open 6:30 p.m., concert starts 7 p.m. $15 at the door. 303/756-9752.

Elizabeth Walter, pianist, with Todd Teske, tenor, performing two benefits for The Wholistic Life Center. At the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. on Sun., Sept. 29, 2 p.m. At the Benet Hill Monastery, 2555 N. Chelton Road on Sun., Oct. 6, 3 p.m. $10. Seniors, $5. Call 527-0393.

Handbell Extravaganza featuring the nationally known handbell artists Kevin McChesney, Michael Kastner, Beth Klein, and David Jordan at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Tues., Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. Free, a free-will offering will be received. For more, call 471-8522 Ext. 221.

The worshipGod, Christian pop-rock music featuring Rebecca St. James, at Arnold Hall Theater, USAF Academy. $15-$28, 333-4497. Sat., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.


reggae

Michael Franti and Spearhead with Tre Hardson from Pharcyde kicking things off at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $16, 955-9664. Wed., Oct. 2, 9 p.m.

Boukman Eksperyans with The Jah Family Band at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $12, 955-9664. Thurs., Oct. 3, 9 p.m.


rock, pop & blues

Long Since Forgotten, emo rock from Syracuse at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Free, 268-9951. Thurs., Sept. 19, 8 p.m.

Oldies 92.9 Sock Hop featuring The Nostalgics at the Doubletree South's Grand Ballroom. $10, includes buffet. Tickets at 593-2700. Fri., Sept. 20, 7-11 p.m.

Rich Reno at Jr's, 3535 N. Carefree (1/2 E. of Academy). Free, 597-9400. Sat., Sept. 21, 9 p.m.

Betting on the Muse with Rustcycle at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. $4. Fri., Sept. 20, 8 p.m.

Coco Montoya at the Annex Ballroom, Canon City. $10, 719/276-3088. Fri., Sept. 20, 8:30 p.m.

You Call That Art with Sean Connery Approved at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. $5. Sat., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.

The Eagles at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $55-$120, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 22, 7 p.m.

Railroad Earth returns to Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St. $7 in advance, $8 at the door, 633-1080. Tues., Sept. 24, 8 p.m.

Come Together Tour with Third Day, Paul Colman Trio and Tait at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $17.50-$26.50, 576-2626. Thurs., Sept. 26, 7 p.m.

The Mind at Large, an improvisational rock band, and Modu, at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., $4, 268-9951. Fri., Sept. 27, 8:30 p.m.

POSTPONED Accidental Superhero at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. Originally Fri., Sept. 27, 9 p.m. New date TBA.

Face to Face with Riddlin Kids, Brand New & Moneen at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. All-ages. $15, 800/965-4827. Sun., Sept. 29, 7 p.m.

Poison the Well with As We Speak and Curl Up and Die at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. All ages. $10, 800/965-4827. Mon., Sept. 30, 7 p.m.

Junior Brown at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. All ages. 21 and over. $15, 800/965-4827. Sat., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. All ages. $12, 800/965-4827. Sun., Oct. 6, 8 p.m.

Boondoggle and The Mansfields playing ska/rock at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. Free, 955-9664. Sun., Oct. 6, 8 p.m.

Against Tomorrow's Sky and Laymen Terms at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $4-$6, 955-9664. Over 18. Fri., Oct. 11, 9 p.m.

Cirrus at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $14, 955-9664. Sat., Oct. 12, 9 p.m.

Tool with Meshuggah at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $35-$38.50, 576-2626. Or through Ticketwest.com. Sun., Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. doors.

Project/Object, the music of Frank Zappa, at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $14, 955-9664. Tues., Oct. 15, 9 p.m.

Oldies 92.9 KSPZ Rock-N-Roll Revival, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $27.75$44, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 19, 7 p.m.

John Alex Mason performing a benefit night for CASA at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $TBA, 955-9664. Wed., Oct. 23, 9 p.m.

Jerry Cantrell, former Alice in Chains member, with Mad at Gravity and Comes with the Fall at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., www.32blue.com. $7, 955-9664. Sat., Oct. 26, 9 p.m.


world music

Jaka, bringing East African jams and island influences to Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St. $5, 633-1080. Sat., Sept. 14, 8 p.m.


music announcements

Rocky Mountain Philharmonic Society, a nonprofit based in Castle Rock, seeking classical musicians for its small ensembles and its orchestral program. Auditions Oct 5-6. Volunteers, administrators and directors are also needed. Call 303/808-0247.

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