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Blackalicious to play 8150

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VAIL – Blackalicious, Lifesavas and Pigeon John play 8150 in Vail Village at 10 p.m. March 11. Blackalicious, MC Gift of Gab and producer Chief Xcel released their third studio album, “The Craft,” on Epitaph/Quannum in the fall 2005 to critical acclaim. Their live show features keyboardist RV Salters (General Elektriks).LA-based Pigeon John’s forthcoming album, “Pigeon John and the Summertime Pool Party” is slated for May release on Quannum Projects. Pigeon John’s sound seamlessly bridges hip-hop with quirky, melodic pop.Portland-based hip-hop trio Lifesavas are gearing up for its sophomore release on Quannum Projects, “Gutterfly,” which is slated for summer release. The record features Dead Prez, Ismael “Butterfly” Butler of The Digable Planets, Camp Lo, Fishbone, Vernon Reid, Jake One, Oh No, Vitamin D and Smif N Wessun. They will showcase several tracks at the show.Motet: resolve to evolve WEST VAIL – 2006 brings a new sound to a familiar face in the national music community. The Motet said it has refined its sound and vision into a dynamic and expressive improvisational force. The group plays Sandbar Sports Grill in West Vail March 13. Tickets cost $6 Founded and led by drummer Dave Watts, The Motet began almost eight years ago. Featuring complex compositions written and arranged from a drummer’s perspective, the music tells a story through syncopated rhythms and melodies. As music and technology evolve, so too has The Motet. With roots in jazz, afrobeat, funk, salsa and samba, The Motet keeps its audiences dancing by layering house and techno rhythms to create its own style.Fully-Loaded stopping at 8150 its ‘Winter Storm Tour of Funk’VAIL – Fully-Loaded is the latest all-star outfit from San Francisco’s Boom Boom Room Presents (BBRP). This band is made up of: Cochemea Gastelum (sax – 20th Congress, Fantastic Four), Will Bernard ( guitar – Frequinox, JT Kirk, Motherbug), Chris Stillwell (bass – Greyboy Allstars), Eric Levy (keys – Garage Mahaj), Chuck Prada (percussion – Black-Eyed Peas, Breakestra) and Adam Deitch (drums -John Scofield, Lettuce). The band was formed in October 2005 when these musicians decided to get together and play a benefit festival to support their fellow musicians in New Orleans affected by Hurricane Katrina. The group was so well received that they immediately sold out several weekends of shows at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, and then decided to tour.For more information, visit http://www.club8150.com.Sister Carol storms Sandbar with reggaeWEST VAIL – In celebration of International Woman’s Month, Sister Carol tours to the Sandbar in West Vail March 5 bringing her roots reggae.Sister Carol was first introduced to the reggae arena as the Black Cinderella. Today we know her as Mother Culture. Born and raised in Kingston 14, Jamaica, she grew up observing and absorbing the sounds of Bob Marley and his compatriots. In 1973, at the age of 14, she moved to the U.S. with her parents who were in search of better job opportunities and standard of living. It wasn’t until she was in her college years at the City College of New York when she met her mentor and friend, DJ Brigadier Jerry, that she began to sing and write music.For more information, call the Sandbar at 476-4314.Djate rocks reggae at West Vail barWEST VAIL – Reggae fans can rock once again to the music of Djaté and the Rockers at Sandbar in West Vail Thursday (March 2) at 10 p.m..The band will play its original music, but will add some of reggae’s most popular songs. Djaté and The Rockers perform high energy original roots and neo reggae.For more information, call 476-4314.Vail, Colorado


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