Tapes 'N Tapes (due at the Bluebird Theater tonight with the Chain Gang of 1974) may have initially snagged some recognition outside of its Minneapolis home by way of the obligatory music blog circuit, but the quartet has long outlived the hype. The band's jangly sound has grown bigger and more polished as of late, allowing for the exhausted "indie rock" label Tapes was once pinned with to dissipate.
After spending some time on the bigger XL Recordings label, Tapes 'N Tapes went back to its self-released roots for its third studio album, this year's Outside. This show is sixteen, and up and tickets are $14.75-16. Doors open at 7 p.m., bands start at 8 p.m.
Curious about other shows happening in and around Denver 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.