Tonight begins a non-stop weekend of shows and dance parties, effectively making sure Denver goes hard into the tail-end of the month, starting with the Stones Throw 15th Anniversary Party at City Hall. Stones' head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf will be putting it down with a live video performance, along with sets by Mayer Hawthorne, J Rocc, Strong Arm Steady, DJ Mu$a and more. (8 p.m., 21 & up, $10-25).
Also tonight, the Scream It Like You Mean It tour comes through the Summit Music Hall, with headliners and Denver locals Breathe Carolina. Joined by Chiodos, Mod Sun, The Air I Breathe and Ashtree, the electronic duo is still riding high from last month's release of its latest album, Hell Is What You Make it. (6 p.m., all ages, $16-18).
The dudes behind The Mercury Cafe's weekly food and music throwdown, Gorinto, bring a bigger version of the eclectic performance party to The Mercury Cafe Saturday night with New York's The Sway Machinery. Joined by locals Pink Hawks and a varying array of DJs, the soul-folk revivalist band (which features members of The Dap Kings) promises a serious end of summer jam out, paired with a freshly prepared organic BBQ spread, complete with vegan options. (8 p.m., 21 & up, $10-16).
If you're looking for a slightly more mellow way to spend the evening Saturday, folk-pop duo The Weepies come through Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder with Catie Curtis. Achieving some serious exposure through their music's placement in television shows like Grey's Anatomy and Gossip Girl, the pair's soft and simple acoustic sound is perfect for all ages. (8 p.m., all ages, $22.50-42.50).
Also Saturday night at the hi-dive, the Christines play Denver again for the first time in quite a while, kicking off a reunion weekend of sorts, which continues on Sunday early in the afternoon with the Christie Front Drive BBQ show at the Larimer Lounge. After an initial reunion show in Brooklyn last month, Denver's favorite mid-90s emo band is doing it again, this time in its hometown and surrounded by friends. All Capitals, Glass Hits, 25 Rifles and more join this all day, all local show. (2 p.m., 21 & up, $1-12).
Later in the evening, Adrenaline Mob plays the Marquis Theater with Redline Chemistry and Modern Hero. Featuring members of Symphony X and Dream Theater, the heavy metal supergroup of sorts was born just earlier this year, and is on road after its first show in June. (8 p.m., all ages, $12-15).
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