Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Party central

Rocking to another year’s end

Express Staff Writer

Express photographer Willy Cook spent some time on the streets of Ketchum chasing the latest music. Andy Frasco and the UN entertain at the Firefighters Ball.
Express photo by Willy Cook

    What starts with a “Jew-fro” and ends with an alien?
    That would be Whiskey Jacques’ music roster through the rest of 2013.
    “Basically, it is probably one of the best and most diverse lineups I have ever seen at Whiskeys,” said talent booker Ryan Kolquist.
    After a sold-out performance for the Firefighters’ Ball last month, Andy Frasco & The U.N. return Saturday, Dec. 21, at 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $8, $10 at the door. Frasco, who plays high-energy keyboards, refers to his head of hair as a “Jew-fro.”
    Then, on Sunday, Dec. 22, electronica reigns when MASSV headline artist James Egbert blazes in with aggressive tracks from the underground electro scene. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 at the show.
    Country’s rising star McKenna Faith returns to Ketchum Monday, Dec. 23, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 at the door.
    Eliot Lipp with Pool Party takes the stage on Thursday, Dec. 26, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. The California band and the New York native Lipp can be previewed at and
     Friday, Dec. 27, kicks off a countdown to 2014 with Spike Coggins opening for Micky and The Motorcars. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 while they last. The Americana rock band is taking Texas’ music scene by storm and usually sells out venues in their home state of Idaho.
    Strat & Mouse with Mr. Chief warm up Saturday, Dec. 28, starting at 9 p.m. for $8 and Sunday, Dec. 29, the Fox Street All-Stars bring their new album, “Tough Talk,” to the party. Ann Marie Boskovich will open. Tickets are $8 in advance.
    No year is complete without The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience with ZoSo, scheduled for Monday, Dec. 30, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door.
    On Tuesday, Dec. 31, DJ Doc Rock/DJ Alien joins Aces Up and Marmalade Hill for a champagne and music fest starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $55 in advance and $60 at the door.
    In Hailey, Sun Valley Brewery will host an all-ages open-mic/karaoke night on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. The Sofa Kings will bring a rock jam on Friday, Dec. 20, at 8:30 p.m. and Hurdy Gurdy Girls with special guest R. Quakenbush play and host an open-mic night Saturday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m.

For details
- For all holiday happenings see The Special Section Calendar.


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