The ten best concerts this weekend: 12/7-12/9
Katie Hovland NOFX's show tonight with Teenage Bottlerocket and Elway at the Fillmore is one of the weekend's ten best concerts. Keep reading to see what other shows we picked.
Welcome to the weekend, y'all. Breathe easy. You made it. Good Friday to you. And, oh, what a good Friday it is. Another stacked weekend of music awaits you. Just like the Broncos win streak continues, so does the steady stream of solid shows, whether you're hankering for some old-school punk or old school hip-hop or feeling like getting your jazz on, we've got you covered. If you're an insatiable completist, we've got all of this weekend's shows listed in our concert calendar. If you'd prefer a more curated approach, as always, we've singled out the best shows this weekend. Keep reading to get a full rundown of the ten best concerts this weekend.
- Fat Mike of NOFX on pornography, punk-rock parenting
- John Scofield on jamming with Medeski, Martin & Wood
- Todd Snider on how he thinks of acoustics and mandolins when he thinks of Colorado
- Sole on the perils of perpetually pushing boundaries
- Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp on making people think twice
- Man Mantis on how his mom helped him craft his first mask
- Never Shout Never's Christofer Drew on "green crack," his favorite strain of marijuana
10. MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS @ AGGIE THEATER | FRI, 12/7/12
If you missed the show last night at the Ogden in which he and crew just crushed it (read our review to see what you missed), you've got another chance to catch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis tonight at the Aggie in Fort Collins. The Seattle-based rapper's latest album, The Heist, is currently resting at number 37 on iTunes, but when it was first released, the record both topped that chart and held down the number-two spot on Billboard on the strength of its first-week sales. While chart rankings are hardly meaningful these days, what makes this feat impressive is the fact that the XXL freshman and Westword Music Showcase alum issued the album entirely on his own. Besides being a highly capable MC, Macklemore brings a certain genuineness and relatability to his music that's easy to embrace, whether he's playfully espousing the virtues of thrifting or poignantly taking a stand for same-sex marriage.