Good Friday: the Swayback, Electric Six, Wolves in the Throne, Dick Dale Room and more
True to form, there's no shortage of things to do this weekend in Denver. And as always, there's tons of variety to choose from. On Friday, the Swayback is playing a free gig at the Larimer, while Electric Six hits up the Bluebird, Wolves in the Throne Room dominate Rhinoceropolis, and Kissing Party celebrate its EP release at the hi-dive. The dancing continues Saturday with the Rapture at the Marquis and Ladytron taking over The Ogden, while Sun Red celebrates its EP release at the hi-dive, and for the angrier at heart, there's Arch Enemy at the Gothic Theater. Sunday winds down with three very different shows, with Dick Dale at the Gothic, Big Wheel Electro Soul at Larimer Lounge and Circa Survive at the Fox. More detailed info below.
Larimer Lounge Presents: Don't Get Shot!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Feeling broke? So are we. But fear not, because the Larimer Lounge has your back. Tonight stop by the free PBR Art Show featuring the Swayback, MANCUB and Total Ghost. While we're not sure exactly what PBR art will produce, chances are you can find some sweet young thing to buy you one while you enjoy the crafty tunes from some of our best local bands. The show starts at 9 p.m. and is 21+.
Seriously, who doesn't love strange dance-off tunes about older lovers and setting fire to Taco Bells? Though Electric Six seems to be on constant tour, and frequently stops through to boogie, that's no reason to not catch their show if you've never seen it. Check out the sexy weirdness at the Bluebird Theater Friday with openers Kitten, Mark Mallman, and School Knights. Show starts at 9 p.m., is all ages and tickets are $15.
If you feel like stretching your musical chops this weekend, look no further than Olympia, Washington's Wolves in the Throne Room, playing tonight at Rhinoceropolis. Merging a naturalist's yearning with a savage's blood lust, this tribal assault will challenge your senses and thoughts on black metal. The show starts at 9 p.m., is all ages and only $10.
It doesn't get more deliciously indie/alt-pop than at the Hi-Dive tonight, with The Kissing Party CD Release Party. Also featuring local underground dreamers Amazing Twin and Shaky Molars, the show is guaranteed to be laced with locals-only coziness and some solid, good-for-the-soul local music. This one is highly recommended for the weary at heart. Doors are at 8:00 p.m., show is 18+ and admission is $7.