Big Freedia (performing tonight at the Larimer Lounge with Bass Drum of Death and Narky Stares) is here, and she is a riled up force to be reckoned with. Currently the figurehead of the long-percolating Bounce (or Sissy Bounce) movement, she is just one part of a strong undercurrent of performers pushing the genre out of its geographical confines of New Orleans. Part rapper, part dance-floor commander, Freedia brings an unparalleled energy and a holler heard loud and clear to a rabid fan base who just wants to shake it.
Last year's Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1 rolled out her biggest collection of jittery ass-wigglers yet, but nothing can compare to the wild and all-inclusive party Freedia brings live to the stage. This show is 21 and up, and tickets are $13-$15. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., acts begin at 8:30.
Looking for other shows to catch tonight? Check out our full listing of Denver concerts -- or this handy cherry-picked list below. Also, remember to check Backbeat.com every day for a rundown of the best concerts going on each night.
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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.