The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

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Peter Bishop

BLKHRTS (MIXTAPE RELEASE) @ MARQUIS | SAT, 7/27/13
BLKHRTS have crafted an utterly riveting hybrid sound that centers on retro-futuristic production that is both unique and progressive. Live, the crew brings an unbridled energy that's as ferocious as Onyx, as primal as Body Count and as frenzied and unhinged as Bad Brains. On this night, BLKHRTS, one of the most exciting acts to emerge in recent years in any genre, is celebrating the release of its mixtape, Death, Romance and the Color BLK

See also:
- Yonnas Abraham talks ghetto goth and new BLKHRTS music
- Terence Blanchard on the state of jazz today
- Q&A with Kyle Hollingsworth of the String Cheese Incident

​THUNDERCAT @ CERVANTES | FRI, 7/26/13
Stephen Bruner, it's safe to say, is one interesting dude. When he's not doing session work for Snoop Dogg, Eric Benet and Flying Lotus, Bruner plays bass for Suicidal Tendencies. Yeah, that Suicidal Tendencies. When Bruner isn't helping out others in the studio and on the road, he records his own bass-driven, jazz fusion music under the name Thundercat. The music he creates is an overwhelming mixture of bass funk, experimental jazz and electronic-minded rhythms.

FUTUREBIRDS @ LARIMER LOUNGE | SAT, 7/27/13
Futurebirds came to life in 2008 in Athens, Georgia, a city known for being a long-running haven of inventive and even adventurous pop music. With breezy pop songs that sound like they could've come out of the West Coast, Laurel Canyon scene in the early '70s, Futurebirds color the outer edges of its melodies with more than a hint of psychedelia. This is especially true on the group's latest offering, Baba Yaga. And while the phrase "country rock" gets thrown around freely with this band, think more Gram Parsons than the Eagles. Baba Yaga took the band some seven months to deliver, but the effort was worth it, as the finely crafted songs crackle with the fire for which Futurebirds has become known.

EVERY TIME I DIE @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | SAT, 7/27/13
When Every Time I Die debuted in 2001 with Last Night In Town, it forged a sound that had not really been considered by hardcore and metal fans up to that point. Rooted in the pre-internet isolation of Buffalo, New York, the group played aggressive music built on a foundation of classic rock, and it eventually spawned an entire subgenre of imitators. Now on its sixth full-length release, Every Time I Die has endured countless trends in hardcore and metal while remaining true to the riff-rocking intensity that first put the band on the map. Experience it for yourself on this stop of the Allstars Tour, along with Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror and many more acts.



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