Three day weekends are the best kind! So celebrate your Labor Day weekend checking out these shows!
Today (Friday, 09/04)
Pete Laffin and Coby Mandell at Johnny’s Cigar Bar 8PM-Close
Pete Laffin is a well-known name in Boulder. Laffin’s played around here for years, at local gigs and at two Fox Theatre shows. He rarely makes appearances anymore, so anytime you can catch a Laffin set, it’s a real treat. He also happens to be our talented staff album reviewer!
And then there’s Coby Mandell, a Boulder-based singer/songwriter who has played shows in LA and throughout Colorado. Though he’s only in highschool, you’d never know it by the sound of his voice and his musical prowess. Seriously- check out this video of Coby and his sister Carly covering The Civil Wars’ “Barton Hollow.” Amazing.
Come support these two and read more about the event here.
Intuit at Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub 10PM-Close
Intuit has been playing Boulder gigs since they formed at Naropa in 2011. The band’s got a fresh reggae funk sound, that you can listen to here. They played an extensive Colorado tour this summer, which is just starting to wrap up. If you didn’t catch them at Nedfest last weekend, here’s your chance to funk out!
Tomorrow (Saturday, 09/05)
Amy Kress at The Laughing Goat 10PM-Close
Kress is a Denver based pop solo artist who has recently garnered a lot of press and has played just about every Denver venue around. She’s got powerful pipes and released her debut album, Secret Music, this year. Watch the video for her track “Numb” here and then head to the show!
Antonio Lopez at the Boulder County Farmer’s Market 10AM-2PM
We’ve been digging on Lopez since we caught one of his performances last June. He’s become such a popular name around these parts that it seems he has shows almost every night of the week somewhere in Colorado. Go listen to him and buy some local goodies. Here’s to hoping he plays our favorite track, Cloud 9000.
Kronen at The Lazy Dog 10PM-Close
“Using years of jazz and classical music theory, in addition to their profound knowledge of hearing science, Kronen integrates rhythmic and harmonic elements from European, African, Caribbean, and American music.” This is how Kronen describe themselves, which sounds pretty sweet to us. The show is free, and all of their merch proceeds will actually go to CU Boulder’s Student Academy of Audiology, which is super awesome. Check them out before their set here.
Labor Day (Monday, 09/07)
Whiskey Autumn at The Pearl Street Pub 7PM-Close
We figured we’d toss a show on for the holiday, so here it is. If you haven’t heard the Whiskey Autumn boys yet, jump over to the Pub before the work week begins. They released a video this summer for their track “My Dear Miss Claire” from their latest EP Call You Mine, which you can watch here. They'll get you to groove.
Happy longgggg weekend, Boulder. Can’t wait to see you out! Add the shows you're hitting up this weekend in the comments!
All photos, videos, and embedded tracks per the artists featured and those credited. This feature was edited for brevity and clarity by BolderBeat.