It’s an eclectic week of music in the city with heavy metal gods, indie sweethearts, an underghround hip-hop rising star and Denver’s newest most passionate local bands. Don’t miss these hot shows all week long.
S. Carey of Bon Iver at Hi-Dive: Bon Iver’s frontman Sean Carey writes understated, heartfelt indie rock and has a live show that features his raw and fragile emotional intensity. Check out his latest album “All We Grow” reviewed by Pitchfork.
Mon., May 16 at 8pm; $10
7 S. Broadway; 720-570-4500
Sepultura at The Gothic Theatre: Legends in their own time, this Brazilian heavy metal band have been destroying stages all over the world since 1984. Whether playing hardcore, experimental, groove, death or thrash - Sepultura are raw force of nature live. For more videos, interviews and information, visit Sepultura’s website.
Mon., May 16 at 6pm; $31
3263 S. Broadway, Englewood; 303-951-6705
Crystal Stilts at Larimer Lounge: Lo-fi Brooklyn noise pop masters, Crystal Stilts are mostly known for their lead singer’s menacing and downright jarring bass-heavy vocals. These guys are all virtuoso live teetering on the brink of collapse and then somehow impossibly pulling it all back together again - don’t miss this one. Check out “In Love With Oblivion” in review at Pitchfork for more information about the band and their distinct sound.
Mon., May 16 at 7pm; $13
2721 Larimer St.; 303-291-1007
New Talent Night at Meadowlark: Come see the newest bands before anyone else play harder with a raw energy that is palpable in this intimate venue. Wednesday’s lineup includes The Soft Parade, Blow The Vault, Kid 77, As Tall As Buildings and Super Sweet.
Wed., May 18 at 9pm; $7
2701 Larimer St.; 303-293-0251
Curren$y at The Summit Music Hall: Weed-rapper Curren$y has one of the smoothest, most playful flows in the game and is one of the most unexpected stars to emerge from the dirty South - he’s a former Young Money Entertainment and No Limit soldier, but his lyrics are all classic and ultramagnetic. Read about Curren$y’s latest album with The Alchemist, “Covert Coup” at Pitchfork.
Sat., Mat 21 at 8pm; $18
1902 Blake St.; 303-487-0111
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