We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments.
Super Bowl weekend is for locals, evidently. We always prefer the hometown bands, but we don't even have a choice in the next couple days -- with the exception of Minneapolis rapper P.O.S. there isn't much on the national radar here in Denver. That doesn't mean we're staying home, however -- Tjutjuna and Fissure Mystic are just two of a whole bunch of worthwhile locals rocking our weekend.
1. Tjutjuna with Fissure Mystic With Woodsman, Orbiteer The Meadowlark Friday, February 5. Doors open at 8pm.
Why you should go: You should go to this one because it is the most epic, enormous, swirly guitar-rock bill in recent memory. Tjutjuna and Fissure Mystic are celebrating the release of their joint 7", which is a monster of psych rock. This show won't have you dancing, but it sure as shit will blow your mind.
2. Fierce Bad Rabbit With Wire Faces, The Mag Seven Hi-Dive Friday, February 5. Doors open at 8pm. $7
Why you should go: This a bill chock full of good times music . Think the best of early-'90s dance-rock: Interpol but less sad, The Strokes but less crushingly cool. Should be an amazing, refreshing show.
3. The Hollyfelds With Marty Jones, Casey James Prestwood and The Burning Angels Hi-Dive Saturday, February 6. Doors open at 8pm. $6
Why you should go: Folk music will never die. Honest musicians all, this show features a set of bands designed to make you feel like a part of something. The Hollyfelds are an endlessly enchanting band.
4. P.O.S. With Grieves, Buda, Dessa and The Pirate Signal The Marquis Friday, February 5. Show starts at 8pm. $37.50-$40.00
Why you should go: Minneapolis, represent! P.O.S. brings some of his home town boys and welcomes Denver's best hip-hop act to a kick-ass bill. P.O.S. has a strange sound, drawing from punk and garage rock. But he's no joke as an MC -- check the song "Drumroll" on his myspace and brace yourself for a ridiculous flow. As for Yonnas and A-What, we don't need to give you a reason at this point.
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5. Drop City With The World Romantic and Young Cities Larimer Lounge Friday, February 5. Show starts at 8pm.
Why you should go: Formerly Shwerver (see video), Drop City bring the shine of glam and the refined punk of early indie. Their new manifestation has plenty to recommend it, but the biggest reason to see this show is that these guys seem to have found a sound they like, at last.