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7/16/2017 Colony Funk ! 

July 14, 2017



Up-and-comers Colony Funk from Fort Collins will return to downtown Salida’s Victoria Tavern for an 9 P.M. show Saturday, July 15th.  We spoke with the band’s powerhouse vocalist Amanda Hofer about their recent adventures and their breakout sound.
“Every time we have been (in Salida) it has been awesome,” said Hofer. “People like to party in Salida.”
True enough. Fortunately, this party band offers a much wider appeal than traditional barroom fare. Hofer’s full-throated gospel and blues presence has inspired comparisons to Etta James and Janis Joplin. The band members are a dedicated crew assembled from close friends who brought Hofer back into music after a long hiatus . Saxophonist Dave Clapsaddle fronts the band with Hofer, and she describes his style as “the dirtiest sax you will ever hear.” They are joined by Brian Adams on guitar, Steve Cobb on keys and a rhythm section of Joe Prinsivalli (bass) and Darren Radach (drums). Colony Funk sort of conglomerates songs as a band during weekly rehearsal with Hofer sometimes freestyling vocals.
Hailing from a one-room schoolhouse community in conservative Montana, Hofer came to music late. She began singing gospel arrangements and hymns in her 20s, and people took notice, encouraging her to join the music scene. As a single mom with a real-estate career, she sang backup for an ’80s cover band. When that band developed into a hard-drilling group, she felt her love for the music was starting to take second place to the work ethic. Eventually dropped from the lineup, Hofer said said she is grateful because leaving that band allowed her to gain perspective. Her re-entry into music with Colony Funk followed a conversation with her boyfrie


nd, drummer Darren Radach, who thought it a shame she was avoiding the singing which she clearly loves. That joy is evident in Hofer’s performances.
This tight-knit group of friends travels together to gigs, often with families in tow, part of what Hofer describes as “one big family barbeque.” The musicians’ kids sometimes get into the act, though Hofer keeps it real for her son, who once climbed on stage with her and chucked his shirt into the audience. It is that kind of music.
Current projects include an EP due out this fall. The band is working on the upcoming release in Radach’s studio but bookings at festivals, clubs and parties have nurtured the band’s live sound into a rangy, super funky mash up. “Borrowing material from all different sources, old school and new school, is really the funk tradition,” said Hofer.
The band released a single and video on their website,, and on YouTube called “You Don’t Have to Go,” which was given to the band by a friend. “It’s a great tune, but that sweet, chill vibe does not really represent at all what we are doing now as a band,” Hofer confided.

June 24th, 2017 Arkansauce 

June 20, 2017

             Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet.

       The third album (If I Were You, released April 2017) of all original material finds the palate expanded with more complex melodies, intriguing rhythms, and hard-hitting hooks that leave the songs whirling around your head long after the listening experience.  

       The hard-working musicians are filling the calendar with upcoming appearances at premiere music festivals in and around Arkansas, along with the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition, and select club dates from Colorado to Mississippi.

       The band’s roots go back to 2011 when founding members Ethan Bush, Zac Archuleta, and Stephen Jolly began writing together after becoming acquainted through mutual connections in the close-knit Fayetteville music scene. After a couple of years building a repertoire of original music and releasing their first album (Hambone) as a trio, they were joined by Tom Andersen on the upright bass and Adams Collins on the five-string banjo. The road-tested chops Andersen and Collins brought to the table helped to cultivate the mature, well-rounded sound needed to accommodate their sophomore release “All Day Long.”

      An Arkansauce show is riddled with improvisational guitar, banjo, and mandolin leads, paired with powerful harmonies and heart-felt songwriting, all held together by deep foot-stompin’ bass grooves. There’s an undeniably intimate connection between the band and their fans that’s contagious and leaves everyone in front of, and on the stage wanting more. Arkansauce holds their head high, as they look forward to enjoying everything life and music has in store for them and their fans.

June 6/23 & 6/25 2017 Jeremy Steding & The Rebellion!! Sunday 6/25 @ 3 PM!! 

June 20, 2017

Jeremy Steding’s fifth studio album, Odessa, travels hard. Along the ride, love is won and lost, whiskey is spilled and life’s meaning is questioned. Immediately, your heart rate rises to meet the rhythm of the gritty title track, a driving song that paints an ominous picture of the west Texas namesake. 


A native of Florida, Jeremy Steding was raised on the railroad sounds of Johnny Cash, the rhythms of Buddy Holly and the timeless words of Dylan and Prine. While attending University of Florida, Steding was turned onto Texas/Red Dirt Music. Long a fan of Willie and Waylon, he was now digging into Cory Morrow and Robert Earl Keen. Texas called to him.


Steding spent a decade in Austin, becoming a staple in the Texas/Red Dirt scene and sharing the stage with artists such as The Turnpike Troubadours and Clint Black. 


In June ’16, Steding relocated to Nashville. There, he has joined forces with a new group of talented musicians to create a new album and hit the pavement. Steve Berkley (drums,) Kolby Rister (Bass,) Casey Driscoll (fiddle) and Dillon Horton (Steel) form The Rebellion.


“Feels So Good To Be Back Home” is the follow up to Top-20 Single, “Late Night Love Song.”


Odessa is Jeremy Steding’s best work yet. Becoming a husband and dad, along with nine years of late night truck stops, countless live shows and soul-searching have done him good. Expect 2017 to be a great year for Jeremy Steding and The Rebellion.

FIBArk after PARTY with The Fabulous Boogienauts!! Friday & Saturday 9 P.M.

June 13, 2017

If you don’t want to boogie, let loose and have an out-of-this-world experience, you might want to avoid Victoria Tavern this weekend because The Fabulous Boogienauts will be taking over. The 10-member intergalactic band will perform back-to-back sets Friday and Saturday starting at 9 p.m. both nights.

The Fabulous Boogienauts is an all-original power disco funk ensemble that hails from planet Boogus Prime, deep in the Alpha Booty System. They crashed their beloved starship, BoobyPrize, in Colorado many years ago and have never left. Before departing their planet, their government named their mission The Fabulous Boogienauts, as their goal was to “bring funk to this great galaxy.”

Band spokesperson Keith Kentucky said, “We seek out new worlds in need of life-affirming groove.”

A highlight of the band’s musical history is when their funky beats stopped an intergalactic war, Kentucky said. “It’s amazing that music can destroy conflict.”

While the amicable aliens have played many “wonderful places,” the band members agree they feel “most comfortable playing in front of the wonderful souls at the Victoria.”

Hopes for this weekend include seeing “many people on the dance floor shaking their asses off. We love the Vic and all the Earthlings that work and play there. It reminds us of our home planet of Boogus Prime.”

Kentucky said his bandmates’ least favorite part about performing is when they have to stop. “We love to keep the party alive!”

The Fabulous Boogienauts have a favorite audience, and they hope the crowds at the Vic will cooperate. “(We like) fun people shakin’ their funky butts off! Trippin’ the light fantastic! If you like to boogie and like to party, then you are our kind of people!”

Fabulous Boogienauts!! 

June 18, 2016

Friday & Saturday we have the FabulOus Boogienauts!!! Ten pieces of FuNk coming at you.

Live music

April 11, 2016

Check the calendar, or Facebook  for current bands. It changes every day so check back often!!

4/15 Flying Balailalka Brothers

April 11, 2016

Don’t miss this show!!!

Friday April 1st, 2016 Native Color

March 28, 2016

NAtive colorHailing from Denver, Colorado, Native Color blends elements of early 2000’s alternative rock with classic sounds of the 70’s. Formed in Summer 2015, the band has already played some of Denver’s most popular club venues such as The Other Side, Larimer Lounge and The Roxy Theater. Influenced by artists like The Strokes, Pink Floyd and The Libertines, Native Color’s energetic sound is ready to travel the airwaves starting with their first single out now, “American Wasteland”.

J.J. Evanhoff

January 18, 2016

Evanoff is the musical experience created by Parker Oberholzer, Jake Hall, and JJ Evanoff from Boulder, Colorado. The high-energy trio blends together a tasteful mix of classic rock and contemporary dance music, to create a genre they call “Dream Rock”. Evanoff has been fine tuning their distinct rock influenced sound and soulfully incorporating it within the ever-growing EDM scene, in the hope to bring rock music back into the spotlight, as it should be…

Whilst the act originally started as JJ Evanoff’s solo project, it didn’t take long before it blossomed into a live ensemble incorporating Oberholzer on Bass, and Hall on drums, both of which JJ met in school at the University of Colorado Denver. JJ’s guitar melodies act as the vocalist for the group, and guide the listener on an emotional and spiritual journey, while Hall’s groovy rhythms and Oberholzer’s face melting slap bass skills keep the crowd moving, all night long.

In a musical world scene saturated by EDM and Jam-bands, Evanoff will give you a fresh perspective on what the musical world might be like if the greats such as Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix were still around.