Tonight, Bob Dylan drops into Grand Junction to promote his latest offering, Rough and Rowdy Ways, while Suitable Miss brings pop punk to the Marquis.
Don't miss Otis Taylor, who plays two sets of trance blues at Dazzle on Saturday. But if you're in the mood for something more upbeat, head to Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, where Atlanta hip-hop legends Nappy Roots start a two-night run.
Round out your weekend at the Ogden, where Ty Segall and Freedom Band play on Sunday, or catch Dylan again at Dillon Amphitheater, if you were lucky enough to get a ticket to the sold-out show.
Bob Dylan Friday, July 1, 8 p.m.
Las Colonias Park Amphitheater, 925 Struthers Avenue, Grand Junction
Bob Dylan is the undisputed master of writing beautiful, vivid lyrics that are simultaneously harder to decipher than a T.S. Eliot poem. He's touring his 39th (!) studio record, Rough and Rowdy Ways, which was released in 2020. Go double bubble and catch him on again on Sunday, July 3, at Dillon Amphitheater. The show is sold out, but you may find a scalper or two.
Suitable Miss Friday, July 1, 7 p.m.
Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer Street
Get your late '90s/early aughts female-fronted pop punk fix with this Denver five piece. The band has a debut full length due out this summer. The show also gets you sets from Calling All Captains, Right On, Kid! and Long/Last.
Otis Taylor Saturday, July 2, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Dazzle, 1512 Curtis Street
Colorado music master Otis Taylor plays trance blues, a take on the genre which eschews chord changes in favor of a hypnotic, groove-heavy vibe. He's had at least one guitar named after him as well as at least one banjo, which he plays electrified.
Nappy Roots Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, 9 p.m.
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th Street
Atlanta hip-hop crew Nappy Roots is playing two nights in Colorado. It's the twentieth anniversary of the group's debut record, Chicken, Watermelon & Gritz. The album is its most successful to date, so expect to hear some of that from the four-man team.
Ty Segall and Freedom BandSunday, July 3, 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax Avenue
Ty Segall plays everything — garage rock, psychedelic rock, indie rock, punk rock, heavy metal, noise rock, blues, folk, you name it. His work with Freedom Band is firmly in the realm of stoner rock — slow, meandering and super groovy. "Cosmic Country" artist William Tyler opens.
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