Jackson Hole Snowboarder Magazine party

By on February 6, 2013
Zion I at JH Snowboarder party. - courtesy Zion I
Zion I at JH Snowboarder party. - courtesy Zion I

Zion I at JH Snowboarder party. – courtesy Zion I

Jackson Hole, Wyo.-From an impromptu Justin Timberlake stage appearance to last year’s blow out with Yelawolf, the annual issues of Jackson Hole Snowboarder Magazine are linked to legendary sold-out parties. The event that continues to reinvent itself will now throw-down in the Pink Garter with Zion I and a discounted ticket price. Oakland hip-hop duo Zion I consists of producer/DJ Amplive and emcee Zumbi. The group is known to its followers for Amp’s futuristic production techniques—using a mix of live instrumentation and samples—and Zumbi’s positive and socially conscious lyrics. Not just a one-trick show, this will play out like a hip-hop showcase of short sets, including Kap Kallous, Indefinate Etticate, Phonetic, Odyssey, Brief of Mask and Glove, Jacob Jump & Gabzilla. Also, get your hands on some raffle tickets for prizes from Lib Tech, Never Summer, Smith Optics and others. Jackson Hole Snowboarder Magazine party, 8 p.m., Saturday, at the Pink Garter Theatre. $25 at The Rose, Pinky G’s and PinkGarterTheatre.com.

Flannels celebrate eponymous EP
Back in October, I asked singer-songwriter-guitarist Pat Chadwick of The Flannel Attractions what the band would like to accomplish in the coming year [Music Box: “The New Jackson Attraction,” 10.31.12]: “The goal is release the EP that we are working on and see where we can go with it.” Three months later and about a year after forming, the quintet—Chadwick, banjoist Jessie Lestitian, violinist/vocalist Emily Yarbrough, mandolinist Lucas Nash, and bassist Leif Routman—will release a self-titled EP of original tunes that fall in a space Chadwick calls “indie-folk with bluegrass flair.” “We recorded and mixed it in a spare room at my condo, essentially combining the basic knowledge that three of us have accumulated through past recording classes and other projects,” Chadwick said. “It felt like being in one of those middle-school clubs where you build a model spaceship together after class.” The Flannel Attractions EP Release, 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Dornan’s in Moose. $10 at Dornan’s and Valley Bookstore. 733-2415.

Jazz heads convene for workshop/concert
Jackson Hole Music Experience (JHME) will host bassist/composer Mike Pope, pianist/composer Geoffrey Keezer, and drummer/session player Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith for a two-day workshop of theory, harmony, improvisational skills and ensemble playing tips. The trio will close with a featured concert in the Center Theater. Jazz Workshop, Saturday and Sunday, at Center for the Arts ($375). Keezer-Pope-Smith Trio. Concert with guest Pam Drews Phillips, 7 p.m., Sunday, in the Center Theater. $30, $20 students; JHCenterForTheArts.org or 733-4900. JHME.org.

Fat Tuesday with Jackson Six
When you stroll into the Silver Dollar Bar on Fat Tuesday, it will look like a narrower demographic of a scene from HBO’s television drama, Treme, complete with Jackson’s own trombone-led Dixieland band that brings the spirit of New Orleans alive—1,900 miles from the source. Grab some beads, a Mardi Gras mask, and get to the dance floor. Jackson Six, 7:30 to 11 p.m., Fat Tuesday, at the Silver Dollar Bar. Free.

Classical influences exposed
Four members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic—Jin-Shan Dai (violin), Robert Gupta (violin), Ben Ullery (viola), Tao Ni (cello)—will be demonstrating the influence of folk music and other non-classical traditions on the classical repertoire in Grand Teton Music Festival’s Winter Chamber Series program dubbed “International Influences.” GTMF: International Influences, 7 p.m., Friday, at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. $15, free for students. GTMF.org; 733-1128.

About Aaron Davis

Aaron Davis is a decade-long writer of Music Box, a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, member of Screen Door Porch and Boondocks, founder/host of Songwriter’s Alley, and co-founder of The WYOmericana Caravan.

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