The five best concerts this week: October 22-26

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Eric Gruneisen
Sleigh Bells are one of the five best concerts this week.

New week, whole new batch of shows. We start off the week with an absolute bang -- Sleigh Bells tonight at the Boulder Theater -- and end it with lauded locals Big Head Todd and the Monsters playing a super intimate show at the Soiled Dove Underground to raise money to give emergency aid to those battling cancer. Keep reading for a full rundown on the week's five best concerts.

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5. THE WALLFLOWERS @ OGDEN THEATRE | WED, 10/24/12
As daunting as it must be to be the son of Bob Dylan, Jakob Dylan has done a pretty admirable job of carving out his own niche. While he'll never be able to truly step out of his dad's shadow, he's had a margin of success on his own, success he would've realized whatever his surname happened to be. And that's laudable, considering that even if he didn't make mention of his heritage, the comparisons would be inevitable: The spittin' image of his old man, the younger Dylan has a similar delivery as his pops. Unlike his father's, though, his voice isn't much of an acquired taste and takes far less time to appreciate. Conversely, his songs, while notably more accessible, are no where near as timeless and affecting.

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Eric Gruneisen
Sleigh Bells are one of the five best concerts this week.

4. SLEIGH BELLS @ BOULDER THEATER | MON, 10/22/12
Combining the former guitar player from hardcore band Poison the Well with a former Nickelodeon star, Sleigh Bells is the most aggressive, poptastic, ear-drum-splitting glamour-thrash band around. On its debut, Treats, released on M.I.A.'s N.E.E.T. Records, Sleigh Bells offered up songs like "Rill Rill" and "Tell Em" that managed to rock the cranium while melting the heart. This February saw the band's Saturday Night Live debut, perfectly timed with the release of the album Reign of Terror, and the act killed the audience with its hopelessly infectious "Comeback Kid." If you've somehow managed to miss out on the wonder that is Sleigh Bells, take a moment out of your lunch break to view the video for that song. We guarantee that when it ends, you'll be asking yourself if you have time to watch it again.


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3 comments
Darrel Gill
Darrel Gill

Uh.... Bowerbirds at the larimer lounge Tuesday night? You missed one.

Jeremy Coss
Jeremy Coss

The reason for Woka Floka Flame is hilarious. He sucks, but go anyway is what it basically said.

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