The holidays are on zee way so spend this weekend with great music, great drinks, and great shows. Here’s where to be:
Today (Friday, 12/18)
The Kinky Fingers VAGABOND Release Show at the Hi-Dive 8PM-Close
Denver’s pysch/surf/rock mashup band The Kinky Fingers dropped the digital version of their mini-album VAGABOND a couple of weeks ago and tonight they’re celebrating its vinyl release with all their favorite friends. They’ll have limited 7” for purchase and there will be performances by Bark Wilson, Josh Moorehead & The Guestlist, Dead Palms, & Scary Drugs. Plus the theme of the show is “Western Surf Wars” aka wear a cowboy hat with your Darth Vader suit kids! Get tix here.
Give VAGABOND a preview here:
Contraband at Bohemian Biergarten 10PM-Close
Been itching for a night of ska and reggae with a sprinkle of afrobeat and jazz? Then Denver’s Contraband is gonna scratch it for you tonight! Chase things down with a bierrrrrrrr and dance the night away. There are so many people in this band that the party is sure to boil over into the crowd. So get to it at the BB.
Peep a Contraband original below:
Jababa at Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub 10PM-Close
Boulder’s own Jababa will be taking the Conor’s stage tonight for an evening of funk and fusion jazz. This five-piece wants to party with you- finals are done, you haven’t left town yet, and it’s the weekend. What more do you need? Go get funk nasty with these guys tonight.
Listen to a Jababa track here:
Ugly Sweater Party with Whiskey Autumn at The No Name Bar 10PM-Close
The WA boys dropped a new music video this week for their track 07.04.07. We’ll be bringing you a feature on it early next week, but in the meantime, go see these boys live in the flesh at The No Name tonight! They’ll be dancing with you in their ugly sweaters and the whiskey will be flowin’. Come hang!
Watch the new music video for 07.04.07 here:
Tomorrow (Saturday, 12/19)
Holiday Tequila Dinner with Suerte featuring Hunter Stone & Augustus at Cafe Aion 5PM-Close
Impress your Tinder date with more than a burger and fries by bringing them to Cafe Aion tomorrow night. There’s a crazy collaboration happening between Aion, Boulder’s Suerte tequila, and local acts Hunter Stone and Augustus. If you wanna do everythanggg it’s $55- steep yes- but you get a ton of food + cocktails and, c’mon, the music is obviously rad. Get fancy.
Here’s a Hunter Stone original:
And here’s a sweet Augustus track:
El Javi at The No Name Bar 10PM-Close
Denver-based flamenco guitarist El Javi is making the trek to the B tomorrow night to play a sick show for you at The No Name. If the snow hasn’t already melted Boulder, his guitar will demand it. El Javi is one incredibly talented dude so we’ll definitely be hanging here. Come say hi! Listen to El Javi here.
Stay warm at a show with us! See you soon. Happy holidays!
All photos, videos, and embedded tracks per the artists featured and those credited. This feature was edited for brevity and clarity by BolderBeat.