Live Music Weekend Picks

October 9, 2009
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I’ve had a house full of the flu this week, and I am not feeling too hot myself…but this is something I’ve wanted to get going, and somehow I found the time to start.

On Fridays, whenever it’s feasible, I plan to post “weekend picks” for live music in the Denver area. Among the many, many bands and artists who have shows around town (even during the week), I’m going to try and select a few weekend shows that look promising. This won’t be a comprehensive list, but if you’re in Denver looking for some live music on the weekend, this feature of the blog should (hopefully) increase the likelihood that you’ll be catching a good show.

So here’s the first go-round. Obviously I won’t be at all these, but if you go see one of these acts, be sure to leave me a comment afterward and tell me how you thought the show went. (By the way…you’ll also be able to see this list posted on my page at Examiner.com. And the list will likely get longer as the weeks go by, giving you more to choose from.)

Ready?

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut Street, Denver
Quirky, funny, and entertaining, Ft. Collins folk singer Danielle Anderson has gained a considerable following with a ukelele and a good dose of attitude. Appearing with Dan Craig, Benyaro and Dovekins. Tickets are $12, available from The Walnut Room. Show starts at 8:30 PM. Ages 21+.

Hot Buttered Rum
Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
They’re acoustic-bluegrass; no, more like rock; well, make that jazz…you just have to hear them play. They’re actually in town for two nights; Friday’s show is for all ages, and Saturday’s is 21+. Tickets are $16.50 advance purchase, or $20 day of show, available from Fox Theatre. Shows start at 9:00 PM nightly.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

Tempa and the Tantrums
Blue Moo’d Lounge, 5950 S. Platte Canyon Rd., Littleton
Blending blues and soul, the passionate lead singer of this local band is reminiscent of greats like Aretha Franklin or Janis Joplin, and is getting plenty of attention lately. $5 cover charge, show starts at 8:00 PM. All ages until 9:00.

Regret Night
D-Note, 7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada
Local alt/rock/pop band Regret Night has a reputation for putting on a lively stage show. Also appearing are TShirts 4 Tomorrow and All Bets Off. According to the band, this is a free show, but donations are accepted. Show begins at 9:00 PM. All ages.

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