The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend
FRI | GARY CLARK JR at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/11/13
Austin-bred guitar prodigy Gary Clark Jr. is focused on reconnecting the blues with its roots. The electric bluesman not only cites Jimi Hendrix as an influence, but with his slender frame, long fingers and soaring bellow, he might remind folks of the legend. Clark has been embraced by the mainstream, having performed everywhere from Coachella to the mtvU Woodies to the White House, where he played for the Obamas, and he's also shared stages with Eric Clapton and Alicia Keys. Before signing with Warner Bros., he released a string of well-received independent albums.
FRI | ZEDS DEAD @ 1STBANK CENTER | 10/11/13
Zeds Dead makes music that both sounds good on your speakers and brings a show that you cannot forget. In the past, we've seen the duo play in front of strobed tombstones, but at Red Rocks last year at the Global Dance Festival, it was all LED panels and blasting strobe lights. Zed co-headlines tonight with Krewella, and support from Paper Diamond, Seven Lions, Candyland, DJ Green Lantern and Branchez.
FRI | SUPERSUCKERS at LARIMER LOUNGE | 10/11/13
The Supersuckers are a guaranteed good time live. Their untamed (and awesomely named) frontman Eddie Spaghetti will see to that. While the group's lineup has changed a bit over the past two decades, their hard-charging, country-tinged garage-punk sound has remained consistent, and is sure to get their longtime fans moving once again. Their recorded output has been rather spotty, but the Supersuckers earned their acclaim through dynamic, rowdy live shows.
SAT | PHANTOGRAM at GOTHIC THEATRE | 10/12/13
Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel, the duo that comprises Phantogram, are a rare breed of New York band. They are native New Yorkers who, instead of heading for jacked-up rents in Williamsburg and Bushwick, pack all their analog gear into a barn in upstate New York. While they may be far from the hipster epicenter, their debut, Eyelid Movies, shows that they craft the kind of catchy electronically-propelled pop that instantly hooks fans of folks as disparate as the Postal Service, Boards of Canada and J Dilla.