Tonight: Hip-hop, or not
ASPEN, Colo. West Coast hip-hop artist/rapper Planet Asia headlines at Belly Up Aspen tonight, promising a vast departure from the rest of the days live music offerings mainly a collection of acoustic folk and rock.Jason Green, better known as Planet Asia, has been generating a buzz on the hop-hop scene since his emergence in the late 90s, recording a host of singles, EPs and collaborative efforts (hes one-half of the duo Cali Agents with Rasco). He earned a 2002 Grammy nomination for the song W with Mystic, added his vocal skills to rock outfit Linkin Parks Re-Animation LP and saw his Gs & Soldiers, with hip-hopper Kurupt included in the soundtrack to Be Cool, John Travoltas Get Shorty sequel.Planet Asia released his first full-length album, The Grand Opening in 2003 on Avatar Records. His latest, The Medicine was released in September on his own label, Gold Chain Music, and November saw the release of Planet Asias first DVD, Dont Get It F—ed Up!Tonights show opens with Cut Throat Logic and Smob at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. The Belly Up is at 450 S. Galena St., in AspenFor a far mellower Tuesday night, several local watering holes are offering a aprs-ski and evening gigs by local musicians.Heres a rundown:Haden Gregg and Kelly Michel perform Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at LHostaria, 620 E. Hyman Ave. 925-9022.Double Dog Pub has The Crowlin Ferlies on Tuesdays from 7:30-10:30 p.m. acoustic Celtic/bluegrass/old-time music with local musicians Sandy Munro, Kory Krahl, John Sommers, Ann Federovich, Steve Johnson, Don Paine and guests. Located at 305 E. Hopkins Ave. (downstairs, next to The Steak Pit).ZG Grill features singer-songwriter Suzanne Paris, the former Aspen musician who now calls California home. From 3-6 p.m., at the base of Aspen Highlands.Dan Sheridan and Randy Utterback offer acoustic folk-rock from 3-6 p.m. at the Cirque Bar and Grill, slopeside at Snowmass.Buffalo Valley Inn in Glenwood Springs has jazz with the Walt Smith Trio on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. 945-5297.
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