This week is one of the hottest of the summer, at least musically. There are plenty of great shows this week.
6 August (Ogden Theatre, Denver CO)
South African rappers, Die Antwoord, celebrate their Zef culture with an outrageous flair. Trashy, foul-mouthed, and occasionally shocking, their act incorporates enough campy elements that it's not clear how seriously they take it all. They're certainly an acquired taste, but this should be a fun show.
8 August (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO)
Jack White's work with the White Stripes, the Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather have demonstrated his full on commitment to playing and capturing the right sound. He's touring with his new solo album, Blunderbuss. Accompanied by two different bands, the Peacocks and Los Buzzardos, this should be a memorable performance. I hope you already got tickets because it's sold out.
9 August (Hodi's Half Note, Ft. Collins CO)
12 August (Larimer Lounge, Denver CO)
Reverend Horton Heat
Psychobilly master, Reverend Horton Heat will make a couple of appearances here on the Front Range. His shows are high energy as he serves up country fried licks with a punk attitude.
10 August (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO)
World-tronica fans unite! Electronic grooves, anchored by a world wide selection of rhythms and tonal scales will take over Red Rocks. Beats Antique is one of my favorite bands to see live. They're opening for the ever eclectic Thievery Corporation. I just recently saw See-I (review), who are supporting members of the band. Of all the Red Rocks shows this year, this should be the most amazing.