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Monday, November 5, 2012

Front Range - Recommended shows 11/5

The week after  Halloween is usually slow, but there are still a couple of good shows coming up.

6 November (Hi-Dive, Denver CO)

I'm not that familiar with Generationals. I tracked down a couple of their songs that had a pretty cool indie pop vibe. On the other hand, I have heard their opener, RACES and I'd recommend them. Races opened for El Ten Eleven (review) earlier this year. They filled the stage and combined to create some beautifully complex pop grooves with strong dynamics.

9 November (Moe's Original Bar B Que, Englewood CO)
The Dendrites

Here's another case where the opening act stands out. Convalescents play high energy pop punk and are one of the tightest bands I've seen in a while (review). They're opening for the Denver ska band, the Dendrites, who are also a strong band. It's been a while since I've seen them, but they have a phenomenal horn section and a great feel for 2 Tone era ska.

11 November (Bluebird Theater, Denver CO)
 VHS or Beta

This duo creates strong dance oriented grooves that are equally informed by disco electronica and retro synth pop.Last year's Diamonds and Death was their most recent album, but they've also been doing a number of remix projects on the side. Their music, though, is best enjoyed live. Rave on, Denver.

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