1. Pacific Pride With Green Typewriters Hi-Dive Friday, November 27. Doors open at 8pm. $6
Why you should go: Kick off the holiday season with one last drink to warm weather courtesy of Denver's long-tenured standard bearer in the sloppy pop department. Pacific Pride clearly take close notes when they're spinning the rings off their Pavement records, but there are worse bands to idolize. They don't play a ton of shows and it's a CD release party, so this one should be a treat.
2. Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk With Married in Berdichev, 900 Ancestors Rhinoceropolis Friday, November 27. Show at 9pm. Donations
Why you should go: It's big and loud and weird and beautiful. The name's gangly, sure, but the music is wonderful. Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk might be the best band in Lawrence, Kansas, where the competition is stiffer than you might think. Shows at Rhino will always be decidedly lo-fi, and this one should be particularly rambunctious. Ironic apparel and ear plugs recommended.
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3. CunninLynguists With Grieves with Budo and Loop Troop Rockers Larimer Lounge Saturday, November 28. Show starts at 9pm. $13
Why you should go: Kentucky's finest hip-hop outfit has brushed massive success throughout its nearly ten year existence. Producer Kno made headlines with his remix of The Black Album and the band has toured alongside heavyweights ranging from Kanye West to The Strokes. They have yet to quite hit the next level, however, so you can see the current manifestation of the group in the intimate confines of the Lounge. If quick-witted southern rap is your thing, this is your show.