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The Weekend Show Down: Titwrench twists the whole weekend

The Weekend Show Down: Titwrench twists the whole weekend

There's nothing like experiencing the sweat, thump and catharsis of a great show. But it can be tough to decide which one to go to when you live in Denver, the land of embarrassing musical riches, the land of too many shows and too little time. So which ones are worth checking out? Glad you asked. Because we work for you, we've compiled a list of the best shows this weekend in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio.

And good heavens, what a weekend it is--distilling the myriad awesome shows available down to a mere five was no easy task. Luckily for you, we simply input the listings into our secret "keeping it real" algorithm and came up with a failsafe list that includes CD Releases from Danielle Ate the Sandwich and Desciples, an appearance from Slim Cessna's Auto Club, a throwdown featuring The Pirate Signal, and the weekend-long behemoth that is Titwrench. Trust us. We've got you covered.

01. TITWRENCH

With Married in Berdichev, Night of Joy, Lust-Cats of the Gutters, Hideous Men, Hot White, Ladyparts and about a million others

Rhinoceropolis and Glob

July 9, 10 and 11

$30 three-day pass

WHY YOU SHOULD GO:

With a lineup that reads like a veritable who's who of female musicians in Denver, Titwrench's annual extravaganza is back this year and as exciting as ever. There's a profile on Married in Berdichev and Q&A with Lust Cats of the Gutters in this week's print edition. Read those and then go see them (and the most comprehensive list of their compatriots you're likely to find anywhere) for yourself this weekend.

LISTEN:

Married in Berdichev

Lust Cats of the Gutters

02. DANIELLE ATE THE SANDWICH

With Cody Crump

Walnut Room

Friday, July 9

$30

WHY YOU SHOULD GO:

She's a YouTube sensation and a noted Westword darling, and she's got a new album out -- which, as Jason Heller pointed out, lives effortlessly up to the hype. Though the new record features a more fleshed-out sound than previous efforts, the songs retain DATS's signature wit and sincerity in spades.

LISTEN:

Danielle Ate the Sandwich

The Weekend Show Down: Titwrench twists the whole weekend

03. DESCIPLES CD RELEASE PARTY

With Mono Verde, Slaughterhouse Rootz, Spirit Government

Herman's Hideaway

Saturday, July 10

$8

WHY YOU SHOULD GO:

With a roots-reggae sound that occasionally dabbles in punk rock, Desciples are likely to give Sublime's appearance at Red Rocks on the same night some bracing competition (it's a much cheaper ticket, for one thing) at the release of the band's first record in four years as an ensemble. Plus, the guitarist plays with his teeth.

LISTEN:

Desciples

04. SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB

With Houses, Maraca 5-0

Larimer Lounge

Saturday, July 10

$13

WHY YOU SHOULD GO:

It's a little-known fact that if you go to see Slim Cessna's Auto Club on a Saturday night, the Lord does not require you to go to church the next day. Arguably the hometown band most responsible for Denver's late-'90s reputation for goth-Americana, the Auto Club doesn't come home as often as we'd like, so get in on the tent revival while you can.

LISTEN:

Slim Cessna's Auto Club

the pirate signal EPK from the pirate signal on Vimeo.

05. THE PIRATE SIGNAL

With Prayers for Atheists, St. Elias

Summit Music Hall

Friday, July 9

$5

WHY YOU SHOULD GO:

Picking up the torch of raw, persecuted aggression from such messianic figures as Black Thought and Chuck D, MC Yonnas Abraham and DJ A-What comprise one of Denver's fastest rising hip-hop stars. Sure, they play pretty much constantly, but every performance is something to behold, so why miss a single one? One day, you'll be able to say you saw them [here].

LISTEN:

The Pirate Signal


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