It's going to be one of those weekends when you'll wish you had a time machine, teleporter and trust fund.
A predilection for weirdness would be helpful, too. There will be strange outfits and goofiness from Eldren, and odd sounds from St. Vincent's guitar, among other things. Just have a look at what's coming.
9 p.m. Thursday
Fresh off the release of Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q is on the road. The Black Hippy crew member (alongside Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock) came back as strong as before for his sophomore effort. It's a prime cut of West Coast hip hop that will make for a hell of a Thirsty Thursday party at the Ogden (935 E. Colfax Ave.).
10 p.m. Friday
Take it easy Friday and stick with what you know. Springdale Quartet and Conor O'Neill's (1922 13th St.) are here to keep you entertained. All you have to do is stumble in, grab a drink or five and get down to the Boulder band's funky sounds.
8 p.m. Saturday
Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, has a fantastic purple fro-ish thing and an even more fantastic new record to share with you. Her self-titled fourth record has some of her strangest, gnarliest and tightly-coiled songs yet. The real wonder is seeing her perform it live, though, convulsing over her guitar one second and poised perfectly in front of the mic the next. Get tickets for the Ogden Theatre show while you still can.
9 p.m. Saturday
Looks who's back. Seems like Eldren has been quiet lately, so it's nice to see them at a place like the Bluebird Theater (3317 E. Colfax Ave.). The band has a new album in the works, so they'll probably have some new music to showcase. Plus, they're joined by fellow Denverites Sunboy and The Other Black, who are must-sees. The evening is being hosted by another excellent local band, In The Whale, though we're not really sure what that involves. Be afraid.
9 p.m. Sunday
Checking in on this band taught us something. There is a Chicago Twin Peaks and a Denver Twin Peaks. This show is the better-known, awesomely-messy Chicago rock quartet. It's been nearly a year since their last record, Sunken, but if you didn't catch them at the hi-dive last year, now is as good a time as any to check them out, this time at the Larimer Lounge (2721 Larimer St.).
Neutral Milk Hotel
8 p.m. Sunday
8 p.m. Monday
Good news and bad news. The good news is that iconic indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel is playing two nights in Colorado — one in Boulder and one in Denver. The bad news is that the Boulder Theater (2032 14th St.) show is sold out. You can probably find some tickets for a hefty price, or you can get to the Ogden Theatre on Monday night. That one isn't sold out. Yet.
If you're uninitiated in the world of Neutral Milk Hotel, go listening to In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and feel a lot of things.
Contact Ashley Dean at 303-473-1109. On Twitter: @AshaleyJill.