January isn't exactly concert festival season. Don't let that bum you out, though. Several outstanding acts make their way to Colorado in January. Here are five you should consider checking out.

The summer months are loaded with great shows. You have Country Jam, Country Fan Fest (okay, that's in Utah) and Cheyenne Frontier Days (okay, that's in Wyoming). What do you do when you're suffering from concert withdrawals and the winter blues in January? Here are a few suggestions.

  • 1

    Ned LeDoux

    Grizzly Rose in Denver - January 6

    Ned LeDoux and crew are good friends to Western Colorado. Unfortunately, he isn't coming to Grand Junction, He is, however, coming to the Grizzly Rose. Trust me, it's worth the drive.

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    Reverend Horton Heat

    Animas City Theatre in Durango - January 9

    Reverend Horton Heat is something of a fixture in Western Colorado. He's been touring around the state throughout the fall and winter. He'll be just down the road in Durango in January.

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    Brett Young

    Grizzly Rose in Denver - January 13

    Brett Young has been burning up the charts for the last year. Here's your chance to see him live in concert. Yes, we're dwelling a little bit on the Grizzly Rose, but it really is a great venue for killer acts.

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    The Floozies

    Mesa Theater in Grand Junction - January 18

    Don't miss this show coming right to our own neighborhood. According to their official Facebook page:

    The Floozies are producer/guitarist Matt Hill and drummer Mark Hill. These two brothers are bringing their fresh approach to electronic music and live performance to venues and festivals all over the country. The duo's combination of cutting edge electronic production and party rocking funk energizes crowds and turns venues into epic dance parties. All of The Floozies music can be downloaded for free from www.flooziesduo.com.

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    STS9

    Club Red in Telluride - January 31

    Sound Tribe Sector 9 describe themselves as "post-rock dance music," mixing standard live rock instrumentation with electronics.

    To date, they have 11 albums and multiple DVDs to their credit.

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