Five Finger Death Punch, Jason Aldean, Jim Hall, Rene Marie and more this weekend

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Have plans this weekend? If not, as usual, there's plenty of choices: Tonight, Jason Aldean's at the Pepsi Center, Jim Hall's at Dazzle and All Capitals is celebrating the release of its new CD at the hi-dive. On Saturday, Five Finger Death Punch hits the 1STBANK Center, Rene Marie's at Dazzle, Drew Grow and the Pastors' Wives are at the hi-dive and Big Joe Thunder celebrates his birthday at Chance's Grill with a cast of local hip-hoppers. On Sunday, Yngwie Malmsteen stops by the Bluebird, Moonface is at the Larimer Lounge and Mac Miller is at the Ogden.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

Jason Aldean at the Pepsi Center

If you're the kinda guy who has a pickup for a reason, or the kinda gal who's been wearing cowboy boots since long before they were in fashion, then chances are you already know what Jason Aldean is all about. Catch the country star tear it up the way it should be torn and bringing down the Pepsi Center tonight with Chris Young and Thompson Square. Tickets are $39.75, $53.75 day of show.

Jim Hall at Dazzle

After hearing two choruses of Charlie Christian's solo on Benny Goodman's "Grand Slam" in a record store, a thirteen-year old Jim Hall had a spiritual awakening of sorts. "That's what I wanted to do," Hall, now eighty, says about first hearing the song. "It was such a perfect solo -- no extra notes or anything. It was a real composition the way he played." That one Charlie Christian solo set Hall on a path that would lead the world-renowned jazz guitarist to eventually perform and record with a slew of legendary artists and become a staple of the scene. Check him out at Dazzle tonight at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $40.

All Capitals CD release at hi-dive

Guitarist Paul Christus and drummer Tony Corona should be given some kind of medal for weathering numerous lineup changes over the years and sticking to their guns. With their long-running band, all capitals, these two guys have rearranged the roster more times than Spinal Tap, but they've never given up on developing their punk-infused indie-rock sound. When Jim Beasley joined the fold, the group got what it needed to make the songs cohere while shaving off all but the best of its excess. SO get down to the Hi-Dive on S. Broadway and see what the latest incarnation sounds like. Doors at 8 and tickets are $6. Show is 21+

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