Paper Diamond, Lizzie Huffman, SBTRKT, Judas Priest and more on tap this weekend
Have plans this weekend? If not, there's ample choices: Tonight, Paper Diamond's at the Ogden, Lizzie Huffman is celebrating the release of her new CD at the hi-dive and Rich Robinson is at the Soiled Dove Underground. On Saturday, Judas Priest is at 1STBANK Center, SBTRKT is at the Bluebird and Infected Mushroom hits the Ogden Theatre. Page down to get an idea of what you're in for music wise, plus showtimes and ticket info.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
PAPER DIAMOND AT THE OGDEN
Paper Diamond's Alex B is no stranger to the electronic scene. The producer has been making music since he was nineteen. A member of Pnuma Trio and the co-owner of Elm and Oak Records, he first started making music on his own as Paper Diamond, a project in which he's gone from playing the Bluebird to headlining the Ogden in less than a year. To give you an idea of the level of the act's soaring popularity, earlier this year, Paper Diamond put out a remix and within the first three weeks, it had already garnered 90,000 plays. Tickets for this show, which is 16 and over and also includes Minnesota and Sorry For Partying, and Raw Russ, are $20. Doors are at 8 p.m. Show is at 9 p.m. -- BC
LIZZIE HUFFMAN AT THE HI-DIVE
Although these days Lizzie Huffman plays what she calls "country folk pop," the 22-year-old singer-songwriter says she was more into hip-hop and R&B artists like Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill early on. But just as she was becoming a teenager, she discovered classic country singers like Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells and Loretta Lynn, and that's when she began writing her own songs. Inspired by her mother, who loved jazz and studied opera, and her brother Kirk, who plays in Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, she started developing the soulful, expressive croon she boasts today, which at times recalls Adele. Tonight, Huffman, who moved to Denver from Seattle about six months ago, is celebrating the release of her second Suburban Home Records release, Pretty Old Soul. Tickets for this show, which is 18+ and also features Bonnie and the Beard, Arliss Nancy and the Whicker and the Pine, are $7. Doors are at 8 p.m. Show is at 9 p.m. -- JS
As guitarist for the Black Crowes, Rich Robinson has played his share of big venues, but on tour in support of his brand new solo album, Through a Crooked Sun, he's playing more intimate venues, like the Soiled Dove Underground. Robinson recorded his latest album, the follow-up to 2004's Paper, in Woodstock at the same place the Black Crowes recorded Warpaint and Cabin Fever, and on his own, fronting his own project, he's been free to explore his own varied influences, from J.J. Cale to Pink Floyd. Tickets for this show, which is 21+ and also features Dylan LeBlanc, are $15. Doors are at 7 p.m. Show is at 8 p.m. -- JS