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Bluzilla attacks, reggae is back in Vail

Charlie OwenDaily CorrespondentVail, CO Colorado

Special to the Daily

TODAYJake Wolf & FriendsJoin local musician Jake Wolf and his friends for an evening of live, free music at Zacca Za tonight. It’s just Jake Wold getting some friends together and jamming on our deck,” said Cody Kennedy, director of operations for Zacca Za. “He plays the drums and gets other guitarists, basists and singers from around the valley to come and play.”Kennedy said there will be drink specials throughout the night to go along with the entertainment. Jake Wolf and Friends plays from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and the show is free. To learn more call 970-748-4848. BluzillaBluzilla will rock the top of Vail Mountain tonight. The band is playing Vail’s FAC at Eagles Nest so watch the sunset on the mountains while getting a healthy dose of powerhouse blues from local musicians. Bluzilla plays from 4 to 9 p.m. and the show is free but gondola rides are $15, which includes a $10 voucher good for food and beverage on top of the mountain. 2009-10 and 2010-11 ski pass holders ride for free. To learn more call 970-754-8245.Pato Banton and The Now Generation at Sandbar in West VailReggae sensation Pato Banton brings the good vibes and beats to the Sandbar Sports Grill in West Vail tonight. Banton will play with The Now Generation, a group of musicians he hand-picked from Southern California to tour with him. “A three-time Grammy nominated reggae artist is coming to the Sandbar,” said Jason Barber, general manager of the Sandbar.Known for the positive social messages in his lyrics, Banton mixes elements of hip-hop and reggae to create a unique sound and high energy show. The show starts at 10 p.m. and costs $8 at the door. To learn more call 970-476-4314.Fried Grease, DJ Psychonaut and Katlyn Dawn at Restaurant Avondale’s FACFried Grease heats up tonight for another free show. The six-piece horn-driven band Fried Grease is playing tonight at Restaurant Avondale in Avon. Fried Grease plays everything and many of the band’s songs run the gamut of styles from straight ahead funk with blazing guitar solos to blues to blazing rock ‘n’ roll. DJ Psychonaut will spin for the crowd between acts and Katlyn Cover will open the show with her acoustic ukulele. The music begins at 5 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. For more information call 970-790-6603.SATURDAYAssets of the Universe at Paddy’s in Eagle VailBattle Mountain High graduate and Vail native Kate Ball leads Assets Of The Universe. Jon Powell and Eddy Gonzales round out this alt-pop band from Fort Collins and they’ll play a free show Saturday night at Paddy’s in Eagle-Vail. Ball’s sweetly angry voice takes the band’s thoughtful lyrics and throws them in your face while she beats you over the head with her aggressive guitar riffs. For those who remember the days when Alanis Morissette and The Cranberries ruled the radio, this one’s for you. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. To learn more call 970-949-5239.Lake Street Drive, Brothers Gow and Frogs Gone Fishin’ at Finnegan’s WakeThree bands will play Saturday at Finnegan’s Wake in Avon. The first to take the stage is local favorites Frogs Gone Fishin’ followed by Lake Street Drive then Brothers Gow. The Frogs will sit in with each of the other bands during their sets. Lake Street Drive, from Boston Mass., brings their brand of irreverent pop to the valley while Brothers Gow, from Arizona, play a mix of rock, reggae and funk. Come out and see some out-of-state talent while supporting the local music scene. The show is free and kicks off at 8 p.m. To learn more call 970-748-4610.