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Eagle County’s got a lot of the popular musical genres covered tonight as Little Hercules and The Meek perform in Red Cliff, DJ Hurricane hits 8150 and Perpetual Groove breaks it down at Half Moon Saloon.8150Do not even attempt to start a fight.There will be no opposition to partying at 8150 tonight as ex-Beastie Boys member DJ Hurricane gets the club live.DJ Hurricane was a master turntablist for the Beastie Boys for 11 years before his last official performance with the band at the 1997 Tibetan Freedom Concert II.DJ Hurricane toured with Run DMC in the mid 1980s until the Raising Hell Tour that Run DMC did with the Beastie Boys, where he was offered a job with the Beastie Boys. And took it.DJ Hurricane spins at 8150 today at 10 p.m.Half Moon SaloonPerpetual Groove proves the rudimentary jam sessions initiated in dorm rooms at college can turn into a successful way of life.The band met at The Savannah College of Art & Design. In 2001, today’s current members jammed together at J.J. Cagney’s in Savannah, Ga.The current lineup includes guitarist Brock Butler, bassist Adam Perry, keyboardist Matt McDonald and drummer Albert Suttle.Perpetual Groove’s sound mixes jazz, funk, trance rhythms and reggae all strung together with a lot of improvisation.Perpetual Groove starts things up at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.Mango’sLittle Hercules is back in town, after a quick tour. And to show their local colors, they’re headlining the opening day festivities at Red Fest today at 10:30 p.m., after Tami Gosnell’s group The Meek opens the fun at 8:30 p.m.The purveyors of working man’s funk have also invited Cecil “P-Nut” Daniels to join in the fun on his midi sax. The man can groove, and his spirited performance will keep pace with the members of Little Herc, who’ve always had a stage stamina rarely equaled.Andrew Harley can be reached at (970) 949-0555, ext. 610, or at email@example.com
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