14 February - Aggie Theatre, Ft. Collins CO
15 February - Bluebird Theater, Denver CO
The Slackers can be relied on to have a high energy show packed with their soulful ska. They mix in a retro, early '60s vibe. It was a simpler era of music, but the tunes are anything but trivial. Their tour is sweeping through Colorado, offering a couple of opportunities to see them.
15 February - Fox Theatre, Boulder CO
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks moved closer to Pavement's relaxed focus on last year's Mirror Traffic. This should be a great show. Find out what the Senator wants when they play this week in Boulder.
17 February - Hi-Dive, Denver CO
Laura Gibson has a chameleon voice that adapts to whatever story her song is telling. She sounds warm and folky, but her music can range from sparse and simple to evocative, rhythmically insistent. I'll be catching her show at the Hi-Dive this week.