It's awfully quiet on the Front Range.

The holiday season tends to bring a hush over the local music venues, but there are still shows to check out. Sunday is dead silent, but we've got a couple things on the radar for Friday and Saturday.

Stay warm and rock on.

The Yawpers

10 p.m. Friday

Conor O'Neill's, 1922 13th St., Boulder, 303-449-1922

You know the drill. Get drunk, rock hard.

There is one difference this time, though. The Yawpers have yet another new drummer behind the kit. It's a bummer to see James Hale go, but Nate Cook and Jesse Parmet can certainly be trusted to fill his shoes. Or beard. Or whatever.

Bonus: You might hear some of the new music they've been working on.

The Head and The Heart

9 p.m. Friday


Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-832-1874

This will be The Head and The Heart's second night in a row at the Ogden Theatre, but don't expect the energy to be low.

OK, yeah, the album title Let's Be Still doesn't promise a rowdy evening, either. We swear this will be fun, though. The band's charming-as-hell folk pop can get a room moving.

Manic Focus & The Floozies

9 p.m. Saturday


Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, 303-447-0095

This is Boulder, so here's your regular dose of jamtronica. Manic Focus and The Floozies — two different groups — will be co-headlining the Fox with their genre-mashup brands of EDM.

ChiTown-based Manic Focus has the word bass about a million times in his bio, so get ready to be rattled. The Floozies do the live-instrument thing, with brothers Matt and Mark Hill on guitar and drums.

The Deep Dark Woods

9:30 p.m. Saturday


hi-dive, 7 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-733-0230

"With Jubilee, The Deep Dark Woods revel in the jangly, freewheeling days of psychedelic and electric folk," says the band bio.

Dancing to that kind of music sounds like a fun way to spend a cold December night. The band hails from Saskatchewan, Canada, so they know a thing or two about partying in this weather. Apparently, they know some things about improvisation and live experimentation, too.

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