Elder Island Friday, May 20, 9 p.m
Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Avenue $20-$25
Bristol-based Elder Island makes moody but not downtrodden electronic pop music, but eschews backing tracks during its live shows, making for a more organic performance. Think of the trio as a less bleak Portishead.
Flash Cadillac Friday, May 20, 8 p.m
Lulu's Downstairs, 107 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs $35-$100
The Boulder-born old-school rock-and-roll band was once called Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids. The Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductees had the only original contribution on the 41-song American Graffiti soundtrack album, a tune called "She's So Fine."
Annihilatour Saturday, May 21, 7 p.m
Antero Hall at Eck's Saloon, 9890 West Girton Drive $12
Boston-based industrial bass/dark synth artist Moris Blak headlines the Annihilatour tour. He'll be joined by California-based Street Cleaner, a modern synth-wave tribute to ’80s movies, music and culture. Denver artist Starfarer and DJ Niq V are also on the bill.
Trey Anastasio Band Sunday, May 22, 6:30 p.m
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison
Jam master Trey Anastasio sold out his show at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre in Vail on Saturday. Fortunately, the Phish lead guitarist still has some seats available for his Red Rocks show on Sunday. He released a solo acoustic album, Mercy, in March.
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