The weekend's five best concerts: October 12-14

Britt Chester
Brother Ali is just one of the five best concerts this weekend.

Hola, muchachos! Welcome to the weekend! While the Great American Beer Fest and Sonic Blossom are probably the biggest draws this weekend in the Mile High City and the pickings are slightly slimmer than usual, there's still a great deal of music to choose from. As always, we have all of it listed in our comprehensive concert calendar for perusal at your leisure. Of course, if you'd rather coast into the weekend without having to expend the energy, we've singled out the weekend's five best concerts. It's an eclectic blend this weekend from absurdity and fuzz to jazz and hip-hop. Keep reading to see what we picked.

See also:
- Oscar Ross of Lords of Fuzz on the importance of his lyrics saying something significant
- Vijay Iyer on improvisation and the science of music: It's the rhythm we respond to
- Ethan Iverson of the Bad Plus talks about the trio's new album and its ten-year history

To get an idea of what you're in for with Bob Log III, consider this snapshot from a set we caught a number of years ago from the former Doo Rag member: "Bob Log III walked on stage wearing a motorcycle helmet with a telephone attached to the visor and black Elvis-inspired studded jumpsuit. 'I'd like to introduce the band,' he said. 'My left foot on cymbal. My right foot on bass drum. And my hands on guitar.' Throughout his set, he'd introduce the songs like, 'This is a song about dancing under a big rock,' or 'This one's about my little friend who sticks out sometimes, and sometimes he doesn't - I'm talking my finger.' Thing is, if he didn't introduce the songs, you'd have no idea what the hell was coming out of his mouth since singing with a telephone rigged as a microphone made his lyrics nearly indecipherable. One of the few tunes that was remotely recognizable was "Boob Scotch," which he played while two gals from the crowd each straddled one of his legs, and bounced around as Log worked the bass drum and hi-hat."

Location Info


Bluebird Theater

3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

3 Kings Tavern

60 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Larimer Lounge

2721 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Gothic Theatre

3263 S. Broadway, Englewood, CO

Category: Music

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge

930 Lincoln St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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Ya damn right brother Ali is the picture for this, I would kill for this show

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