Wednesday, July 9
Kick out the jams: Free-thinking, finger-slapping Primus bassist Les Claypool ironically plays by the book. But fortunately for his legion of fans, it's a book only Claypool could have written: Claypool's Frog Brigade, a conglomeration of smokin' Bay Area musicians he's played with on and off over the past few years, is the current forum for the South Park theme-song composer's aural adventures. The band, which once re-created Pink Floyd's Animals album in its entirety, has moved on to Purple Onion, a collection of original material (though Floyd tunes still infiltrate the mix on stage); hear them live tonight at 8 at the Universal Lending Pavilion, adjacent to the Pepsi Center. Tickets are $25; call 303-830-TIXS or log on to www.ticketmaster.com.