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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Front Range recommended shows, 4/7

This week, everything's happening on Friday. They're all good, but I've picked my show. Now it's your turn.

Friday, 11 April (Fillmore Auditorium, Denver CO)
Beats Antique

238 - Beats Antique
The electro-tone world beat grooves of Beats Antique always find the perfect balance between head-pleasing jams and gut-satisfying grooves. As if that weren't enough, their presentation is always top-notch with choreography and fine staging. The band just released A Thousand Faces, Act 2, the followup to the end of 2013's Act 1 (review).

Friday, 11 April (Gothic Theatre, Denver CO)
VNV Nation

But maybe you want a more standard electronic/futurepop vibe, with symphonic aspirations. If so, VNV Nation might be the better choice. As much as I've enjoyed the epic scope of their studio work, this is a band that needs concert hall volumes and atmosphere to truly appreciate.

Friday, 11 April (Boulder Theater, Boulder CO)
Saturday, 12 April (Boulder Theater, Boulder CO)
G. Love and Special Sauce

On the other hand, if you like your music a little more laid back with a solid laconic lyrical flow, you should drop by G. Love's two night residency at the Boulder Theatre. These guys always deliver a solid show, finding common ground between old-school hip-hop beats and funky bits of jazzy exploration.

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