Hip-hop pioneer, ‘Sloppy’ strings and reggae rock in Vail Valley
July 12, 2010
SATURDAYKRS-One at Agave tonightHip-hop pioneer KRS-One is performing at Agave in Avon today at 10 p.m. “This guy is a legend in the hip-hop game,” said Richard Wheelock, owner of Agave in Avon. “He’s one of the few people in the world to receive the Living Legends of Hip Hop Award. He started the hip-hop movement in the ’80s.”KRS-One is well-known in the music industry for incorporating Jamaican music and hip-hop. For the past 15 years, KRS has made appearances on albums by artists such as REM to Sublime. He’s also collaborated with many other artists, including Puff Daddy and Blondie.”He’s very versatile, and his music covers a big, broad spectrum,” Wheelock said, mentioning that he decided to bring KRS-One to Agave tonight in part because hip-hop shows have been doing very well at the Avon bar. Tickets for the show are still available at the door for $18. Black Pegasus will open. For more information on the show, call 970-748-8666 or visit agaveavon.com.Get Sloppy at Paddy’s Sloppy Mountain String Band returns to Paddy’s in Eagle-Vail tonight for a free show. The band will start playing at 9:30 p.m., and there’s no cover charge. Sloppy Mountain is composed of local bluegrass musicians who each share their talents with several other string and traditional bluegrass-based bands.The band, which includes Harvey Craig on mandolin, Patrick on banjo, Silent Bob on guitar and Jeff on stand-up bass, focuses on its own compositions and newgrass jams, as well as traditional arrangements of bluegrass standards The show is the latest in Paddy’s ongoing Live in the Pub music series, which brings the best in local and regional acts to the stage.Paddy’s is located on U.S. Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail. For more information, call 970-949-6093 or go to http://www.paddysvail.com.SUNDAYMystic Roots rock SandbarSan Diego-based band Mystic Roots combines elements of reggae, hip-hop, rock, funk and ska to come up with its original style. The band won the L.A. Music award for best reggae/pop album “… Constant Struggle.” The band plans to release a new album, called “Cali-HI” in early October, and it’s pretty likely attendees of Sunday night’s show will hear at least a few songs from the new album. The show gets going at 10 p.m. DJ Weez and DJ Jahstone will open. The cover charge is $5. Call 970-476-4314 for more information.