Another awesome weekend of music is upon us. Check out our picks yo:
Today (Friday 02/19):
The Main Squeeze with Lady and the Gentleman & Booster at The Fox Theatre 9PM-Close
Chicago’s post-funk five-piece The Main Squeeze is headlining a show at The Fox tonight. I was sold on it being a great time after checking out their groovy video for “Angelus” (see below). Bonus? Two local bands are also on the lineup! Boulder’s funky blues outfit Lady and The Gentleman will take the stage after Boulder’s “funk, fusion, rocket fuel” four-piece Booster open up this badass bill. Come out to support two awesome acts along with a sweet touring one. You’ll dig this.
Watch The Main Squeeze’s music video for “Angelus”:
Augustus and Paul Kimbiris’ BLVD at The Lazy Dog in Boulder 10PM-Close
One of our favorite local rock trios will be holding down The Lazy Dog stage this evening: Boulder’s Augustus. These boys have a sweet set planned that’s sure to start your weekend off right. Join them with opener BLVD, Paul Kimbiris’ rock group. BLVD has a long list of cool originals and a couple of killer covers, including a Neutral Milk Hotel bit that will impress you. This is gonna be a fun one. Come get down!
Listen to Augustus’ track “Bloodbath”:
Midnight Strange at The No Name Bar in Boulder 10PM-Close
Darryl and Jebediah Almond, Rusty DuFranz, and Jon De LeMonde are going to help you get weird tonight at The No Name. If you’ve ever seen a Midnight Strange show, you know you won’t be sittin’ still for this one. Boulder’s own Jeremy Baugh will also be making an appearance, so there’s a tasty treat on top of this Strange sundae. We can’t wait.
Learn more about this crazy crew here.
Tomorrow (Saturday 02/20):
Liebermonster at Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub in Boulder 10PM-Close
If your funk cravings are strong tomorrow night, get your fixin’ at Conor’s. Denver’s Liebermonster will be bringing their own brand of funkadelic fusion to the bar. “Dancing on the fringe of conventional songwriting”, this six-piece will be breakin’ it down. So go groove.
Listen to Liebermonster’s “Balkan Beatbox”:
The Next Day (Sunday 02/21):
Steal Your Sundays: Whose Band Is It Anyway? at Sancho’s Boulder Arrow in Boulder 6PM-10PM
This Sunday marks the first of many improv evenings hosted by Natural Motives and Shantyman & The Speakeasies at Sancho’s - and it’s got a bit of a twist: Musicians show up and at 630PM, names will be drawn from a hat to put together bands. Once these supergroups of sorts are formed, they’ll have some time to decide how they’re going to roll with their improv set(s). Members of Lady and The Gentlemen, Boulder Sound Lab, Cold River City, Lula Granji, Corcione, The Lazy River Toad, and Intergalactic Radio have already committed to Sunday’s show, so a strong start to the weekly event is in store. Come jam out!
More info on this event here.
The Laughing Goat’s 10th Anniversary: Women in Song at The Laughing Goat in Boulder 8PM-Close
The LG has been celebrating their tenth year on Pearl all month and the party will continue this Sunday with a fantastic all-lady lineup of songstresses. Come grab coffee or wine and listen to the talents of Monica Whittington, Molly Kollier, The Farmer Sisters, Bonnie Sims, and Liz Berube. There’s a lot of talent in store for the evening with these Front Range women, so come enjoy it!
Listen to a few of The Farmer Sisters’ recently recorded tracks:
And in other local news:
It is with a heavy heart that we formally announce that Cafe Aion Music is no more. The shows for the remainder of the month and beyond have been cancelled. But hey- it was a great couple of weekends with those of you we saw at the shows and we were happy to support it! We enjoyed our promotional partnership with Aion and will keep you posted on any future music-related events at the good ‘ol Cafe.
PS: This week, our Sunday partnership with Green Light Radio and Streetside Productions will feature a track by Boulder’s Wilson Harwood! After dropping two awesome singles over the past couple of months, Harwood is playing all over the state before he sets out on a West Coast tour. Catch him at a show while you still can. And tune in Sunday to any of the Colorado Community Network Radio Stations here (95.3 or 95.5 Boulder) or stream Green Light to listen to Harwood’s “Roll Away the Day”!
Thanks Boulder- see you at a show!
All photos, videos, and embedded tracks per the artists featured and those credited. This feature was edited for brevity and clarity by BolderBeat.