So, the Fourth of July falls on a Monday this year, but that doesn't stop the celebrations from starting early this weekend. There's tons of shows this weekend, beginning withTech N9NE
tonight at the Fillmore. Tech's been on a constant grind, and shows no signs of stopping.Read our interview with the Kansas City rapper
, and then catch his show at the Fillmore. (All ages, 8 p.m. doors, $44.70).
Also tonight, Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons take over the Bluebird Theater with Sam Holt & Friends. The Northwestern jammy bluesman and his crew of skilled musicians bring a stimulating live sound to the stage, with decades' worth of Joseph's compositions. (16 & up, 8 p.m. doors, $12.25-15).
Saturday, if you missed Friday's sold out Lotus show at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, you get a second chance to catch the crew at Red Rocks tonight. Along with co-headliners The Glitch Mob plus MiMOSA, The New Deal and Com Truise, this outdoor rager will surely keep you dancing under the stars for what is looking like a pretty warm Colorado evening. (All ages, 5:30 p.m. doors, $47.35).
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Also this evening, the Larimer Lounge host's Nyota's show and video release for "Savage Orb." The local ambient vibers (formerly known as Constellations) will play alongside a diverse line-up of other excellent hometowners, including Vitamins, Married In Berdichev and Hollagramz. (21 & up, 8 p.m. doors, $8).
Sunday, Red Rocks will again be throwing down a great Fourth of July primer with Umphrey's McGee, Easy Star All Stars and The New Master Sounds. Lights and sounds will again be in full effect, as this varying line-up of blues, funk and rock acts no doubt take advantage of the beautiful venue. (All ages, 6:30 p.m. doors, $48.50).
If you're looking to stay in the city, start with Sushi Hai, where DJ Low Key will be spinning the What's The 411? '90s R&B throwback shindig from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Jet Hotel will be home to Fly Magazine's Flashing Lights, a swanky party with KDJ Above on the decks, while La Rumba becomes Ménage à trois, a night of music provided by DJ Top Shelf and hosted by NFL superstars LenDale White and Jarvis Moss. All parties are twenty one and up.