The ten best concerts this weekend: 12/7-12/9

9. MONROE MONROE (EP RELEASE) @ HI-DIVE | SAT, 12/8/12
Interiors, the fourth EP from Monroe Monroe, is a more refined effort than previous offerings, both sonically and in terms of the songwriting. On "Everything You Give," the descending-guitar-riff intro and the way it then winds through the song is reminiscent of Comsat Angels' melancholic compositions, only infused with more upbeat energy. The clipped rhythms of guitar and drums over the wash of dark tones in "The Salesman" recall something Duran Duran might have done had it followed the natural progression out of "Planet Earth." On "Sleepy Rose," Frank Abbatecola's Ian McCulloch-esque vocals lock in well with the song's sweeping and urgent pace. As much as Monroe Monroe has honed its sound, the band's expansive energy is still in place, as is its ability to craft dynamic, anthemic melodies. (My Body Sings Electric, Common Anomaly and Swing Hero are also on Saturday night's bill.)


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Hi-dive

7 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Fillmore Auditorium

1510 Clarkson St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

The Paramount Theatre

1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Fox Theatre

1128 13th St., Boulder, CO

Category: Music

Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

2637 Welton St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Boulder Theater

2032 14th St., Boulder, CO

Category: Music


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3 comments
Patrick Kohlwey
Patrick Kohlwey

I know there is a lot of music in Denver every weekend, but EOTO is playing this weekend, and they did not make this list. I'm really starting to doubt Westwords' opinion on music. This has happened several time in the past summer, Y U NO LIKE GOOD MUSIC?

Jack Wertheimer
Jack Wertheimer

I'm going to both Medeski, Martin, Scofield, and Wood AND Punch Brothers this weekend! Gonna be amazing!

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