Weekend's Best Live Music Bets: The Autumn Film, Wovenhand, the Hive Dwellers and more

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The Autumn Film celebrates the release of its new record, 8-Track Tape, tonight at the Walnut Room.
Welcome to the weekend! Spring has officially sprung, and just as you can count on a another delightful couple of days weather wise, there's some great music awaiting you in the Mile High City. Locals rule this weekend. Tonight at the Walnut Room, the Autumn Film celebrates the release of its new album, 8-Track Tape, while Wovenhand pulls into the Oriental Theater tomorrow night for a show that many have been waiting for since it was announced with Swans frontman Michael Gira. Those are the biggest shows this weekend, but there's plenty of other options. Page down for your best bets.


FRIDAY, MARCH 23

AUTUMN FILM (CD RELEASE) @ THE WALNUT ROOM
Last August, the Autumn Film launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their new album, 8-Track Tape. After successfully raising $8K, the outfit recorded the record and released it at the end of February. Tonight the group celebrates the release of its magnificent new recording. If you're a fan of the group's past releases, the Ship and the Sea and Safe and Sound, you're absolutely going to love this one. While Tifah Philips (formerly Al-Attas) and company are in dependably fine form, the latest batch of songs, which bare all the earnest heartrending hallmarks you've come to expect from the band, sound even bigger and more considered.

FAST GEEK BOUTIQUE ART OPENING AND CONCERT SERIES
"Showing your work at a Santa Fe gallery is like having your mom and dad home at a party," says artist Vincent Fasano. That's why he and twin brother Charly (also known as "City Mouse") have been putting on art shows at the Phoenix Gallery in the basement of 3 Kings Tavern. This month, the brothers Fasano will present their own work alongside that of two other artists, Heretik Art and Faim Worldwide, during the March Art Show and Live Music Series, which features Booger Sugar tonight at 8 p.m. "It breaks the ice if there's a [rock] show going on," says Charly when explaining his preference for art shows at a music venue rather than a gallery. "I like my art to be surrounded by punk-rock music," agrees Vincent, whose vintage-themed Fast Geek Boutique is sponsoring the March series. "I'd take that over a gallery any day."

Also Tonight:

- Eligh & Amp Live at Aggie Theatre

- Soul Rebels Brass Band with Strange Arrangement at Fox Theatre

- The Epilogues with Take To The Oars, the Say So, Eldren, Royal Heist at Gothic Theatre

- Gemini with Koan Sound at Bluebird Theater

- Sophistafunk at Quixote's True Blue

- Alan Baird Project with Be the Ant, In the Whale, the Maykit and Musuji at Marquis Theater

- Antennas Up with Flashbulb Fires and Jen Korte at hi-dive

- Best of the West Battle of the Bands Semi-Finals 1 With Your Own Medicine, Solar, Filthy T, Midknight Run, Nemesys at Herman's Hideaway

- Bill McKay Band at Appaloosa Grill

- The Dyrty Byrds (CD release) with West Water Outlaws and Jonah & The Whales at Cervantes' Other Side

- Vaporfest 2012 featuring At Dawn We Rage, Mikey Thunder, Spanalicious, P-Nuckle, Bedrock, Fayuca, Papa Skunk and more at Summit Music Hall

- Frogs Gone Fishin' at Highland Pacific Restaurant and Oyster Bar

- The Hunger Artist with Lionized, Paul Holland Band and The Number Station at Bender's Tavern

- Devil Whale with Patrick Dethlefs, Eye & the Arrow at Little Bear

- Catfish Kray at Zephyr Lounge

- Brian Hornbuckle Duet at Chinook Bar & Grill

- Beat Train at FuNuGyz

- The Atomic Drifters at Rock-A-Billies

- Astrobeats at The End Pub & Grub

- American Beauty at Cactus Jack's Saloon

- All Points West at Platte River Bar & Grill

- Hit List at Baker Street Pub & Grill

- John Brown's Body with Meditations, Na'an Stop and DJ Nikka T at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

- Lindsay & the Lost Caravan at Tennyson's Tap

- Mad Dog & the Smokin J's at Continental Room & Lounge

- Missed the Boat at Oskar Blues

- Mojo Watson at Lincoln's Road House

- Mosey West with the Whiskey Bottles, the Longest Day of the Year at Larimer Lounge

- My Teenage Angst at The Bar

- "Neon Nights" Dance Party at Meadowlark

- Papa Juke at Jake's Roadhouse

- Randy Rogers Band at Grizzly Rose

- Raven & the Writing Desk with Land Lines and Jill Stevenson (CD release) at Oriental Theater

- Reggae Fest featuring Yvad and The Posse (former lead vocals of the Wailers) at Casselman's Bar & Venue

- Vibes on Velvet at Skylark Lounge

- Resonance & Glyphic with Paint, Rightfully Accused and Wither Without at Toad Tavern

- Adam Stern & High Country Gentlemen at Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge

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