The ten best concerts this week: 10/29-11/2
Britt Chester Skrillex vs Knife Party at 1STBANK is one of the ten best concerts this week.
Happy Monday, amigos. Hope you didn't go too hard this past weekend -- though, judging from the pics from Rockbar's last call, some of you apparently did -- because there's at least four truckloads of shows (including Ryan Adams acoustic set at Boulder Theater tonight) going down this week, which means plenty more chances to wear your Where's Waldo costume (seriously, what's up with all the Waldos -- did we miss a memo or something?). We have all of the shows listed in our comprehensive concert calendar if you're feeling enterprising. If you'd rather save your brain cells, we've put together a list of the ten best concerts this week. Keep reading to see which ones we picked.
- Bob Dylan is a man out of time
- Karl Denson on musical roots and moving on after Lenny Kravitz
- Dan Deacon hasn't let his education get in the way of making music
- Skrillex on his stage name: Blame AOL
10. CATTLE DECAPITATION @ MARQUIS THEATER | MON, 10/29/12
There is some irony in the fact that three of the four current members of a band named Cattle Decapitation are staunch vegetarians -- but there is also awesomeness here. The same goes for the longtime death-metal act's songs, a rowdy and riveting back catalogue that decries animal abuse, genocide and the slow but violent destruction of the environment. Mixed in with unsightly imagery, epic guitar ramblings and slightly unsubtle apocalyptica is the efficiency of fifteen years spent traveling in support of five albums, countless causes and a sound as intoxicating as it is damning. If the guys' edges are hard, so are their lyrics, establishing them as one of a handful of modern bands whose message and music have yet to soften or slacken.