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Tonight

Rockin' Jake plays a blend of zydeco, blues, rock and swampy funk at the Tugboat. The Tugboat is located at 1860 Ski Time Square; 21 and older only. Call 879-7070 for more information.

Satori-C and DJ BeeKay of Club Soma in Boulder spin tonight at Levelz. Colin Chapman, Satori-C, began spinning with his grandmother's turntable, a couple of tape decks and discman. Just a few years out of high school, Chapman has stretched his talent all over the Denver/Boulder area, Arizona and California.

Raised in New York, BeeKay creates a distinctive blend of funky tech-house-acid style throughout the country. BeeKay, Brandon Kindred, was first influenced by musicians such as Josh Wink, Moby, Vapourspace and The Orb. Levelz is located at Ski Time Square Building E; 21 and older only. Call 870-9090 for more information.

Dave Markle on classical guitar performs live Flamenco music at The Alpine Bistro. The Alpine Bistro is located at 521 Lincoln Ave. Call 879-7757 for more information.

Worried Men, playing all your favorites from Willie to Dylan, perform at the Old Town Pub. The Old Town Pub is located at the corner of Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue downtown. Music is free; 21 and older only. Call 879-2101 for more information.

Saturday

Rockin' Jake plays a blend of zydeco, blues, rock and swampy funk at the Tugboat. The Tugboat is located at 1860 Ski Time Square; 21 and older only. Call 879-7070 for more information.

A Band Called Horse opens for Blister 66 at Levelz. A hard rock/metal band from Denver, A Band Called Horse describes themselves as straight-ahead metal with Black Sabbath, Henry Rollins and Pantera influences.

Formed in 1996 in Denver, Blister 66 is the three-time winner for best hard rock/punk category in the Westword Music Award. Blister 66 has shared the stage with 311, Staind, Incubus and Suicidal Tendencies, among many others. Their latest CD, tentatively titled "Middle American Tragedy," is due out this summer. Tickets are $5 at the Levelz box office, $7 the day of the show. Levelz is located at Ski Time Square Building E; 21 and older only. Call 870-9090 for more information.

Dave Markle on classical guitar performs live Flamenco music at The Alpine Bistro. The Alpine Bistro is located at 521 Lincoln Ave. Call 879-7757 for more information.

Sunday

The Slopeside Summer Concert Series, in conjunction with Wake the Dead music, presents Drums & Tuba opening for Djate' from 3:30 to 7 p.m., weather permitting, Sunday. With no interest in vocal music, Brian Wolff, tuba player for Drums & Tuba, said he will concentrate on singing through his tuba, a voice so plain to hear on the recent "Vinyl Killer."

After a handful of small record labels throughout the country, Drums & Tuba stuck with indie-label My Pal God Records, which lasted until word got out to Ani DiFranco and husband Andrew "Goat Boy" Gilchrist.

Now, with four hit albums, one on DiFranco and "Goat's" Righteous Babe Records, Drums & Tuba will continue to tour.

Djate' will perform originals from his up-and-coming self-titled album. From the island of Dominica, Djate' and his Boulder-based band will give fans his best roots reggae and solo performances. Djate' is best known as former lead guitarist for Culture, and his vibrant reggae rhythms have landed him a name that is sweeping across Boulder 3 1/2 years later.

The Slopeside Grill is located in Torian Plum Plaza at the Steamboat Ski Area. Call 879-2916 for more information.

Wednesday

Hanuman plays a groove rock at the Tugboat. This acoustic instrumental band from Seattle, Wash., crosses musical genres to give a folk-funk stage performance. The band has been considered a cross between Medeski, Martin & Wood, Ali Farka and David Grisman. The Tugboat is located at 1860 Ski Time Square; 21 and older only. Call 879-7070 for more information.

Thursday

Shakin Tree plays a groove rock at the Tugboat. The Tugboat is located at 1860 Ski Time Square; 21 and older only. Call 879-7070 for more information.

Recreating an entire Grateful Dead show, Dark Star Orchestra performs at Levelz. Although the band does not recreate its shows with "hippie wigs and fake beards," it recreates set lists that the Grateful Dead used. For show No. 518 in Petaluma, Calif., Dark Star Orchestra played a set list the Dead played in 1972 in San Jose, Calif., which included "Jack Straw," "Cumberland Blues," "Stella Blue" and "Uncle John" for an encore, among many more. About four years ago, the six band members gathered four set lists and learned the songs and styles of the Grateful Dead. Like the Dead, not a single show has been repeated. The band's premise is not only to create a tribute to the Dead but to make a testament to the enormous and unique set lists the Dead created. Tickets are $18 at the Levelz box office, $20 the day of the show. Levelz is located at Ski Time Square Building E; 21 and older only. Call 870-9090 for more information.

The Portland, Ore., four-piece funk, jazz, rock and '70s soul group Porterhouse will play at The Wolf Den Tavern. Joey Porter brought together Daniel Scollard on bass, Michah Kassell on drums and Josh Cliburn on tenor sax to record their 2000 release "Thumbs Up Little Buddy." The Porterhouse quintet has shared the stage with Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Robert Walter and Vinyl, to name a few. The Wolf Den Tavern is located at 703 Lincoln Ave., 21 and older only.

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