06 Aug, 2013

Five Shows You Should See Before Summer is Over

Summer is coming to close, meaning that now is the time to go to as many shows as possible. Here are five shows that you should see before the semester starts again on August 26:

Psychedelic Light and Sound Festival: Saturday, August 10, Larimer Lounge, 21+.

Psychedelic Light & Sound has spent the last year dilating minds, uniting souls, and expanding consciousness in Austin, Texas. They are taking their show on the road and sharing the love with Colorado! Psychedelic Light & Sound will be coming to Denver, August 10, 2013 and will be uniting Denver’s grooviest artists and musicians for a solid day of music, art, and festivities. This is an all day festival with vendors, food trucks, visual artists, and a ton of great bands!

Kurt Vile and the Violators: Thursday, August 15, Bluebird Theater, 16+.

Kurt Vile (real name) has slowly, quietly become one of the great American guitarists and songwriters of our time. Kurt was born in 1980, one of ten children, and raised in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. As a teenager, his bluegrass-loving father gifted him with a banjo, when what Kurt craved was a guitar – so he played it as if it were.

The Outfit: Saturday, August 24, Larimer Lounge, 18+.

THE OUTFIT have just announced the news of their sophomore release due out on August 23. Titled, Tough Kids, the 5-track EP is filled with echoing garage bliss that is laced with killer licks, heartfelt melodies, and straight forward, guitar-based pop songwriting. Unleashing the newest single from the record, “Caesar,” which was released via cassette earlier this year at SXSW, the long awaited album is just the start of what The Outfit has to offer in the coming months. “Caesar” provides boisterous harmonies that will have you vibrantly dancing around the room in no time.  ”

Snake Rattle Rattle Snake: Sunday, August 18, Larimer Lounge, 18+.

Denver’s Snake Rattle Rattle Snake create music steeped in the darkness, perpetually dodging the sunny sheen of pop tendencies in favor of the shadows. Singer Hayley Helmericks, guitarist Doug Spencer, guitarist/keyboardist Wilson Helmericks, bassist Adam Shaffner and drummer Andrew Warner walk suredly down that partly cloudy street and the result is the band’s first full length album Sineater.

Baroness: Wednesday, August 21, Bluebird Theater, 16+.

BARONESS’ mission statement has always been simple: keep an open mind, confront challenges, avoid repetition and take the music to diverse audiences.

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