This weekend (and Monday, because Goonies never say die), Boulder and Denver have a hodgepodge selection of shows.
There's a last-chance-to-see, some tweens who rock like adults, disco grooves, a BRIT Award-winner and some of the usual local favorites.
The Werks and Jet Edison
9 p.m. Friday
Chances are you've seen both of these bands. Jet Edison has long been a Boulder music staple. You probably also know that the band is calling it quits. This show is among the band's last, so whether you'll miss them or you've somehow never seen them before, now is a good time for a Jet Edison show.
They're not headlining tonight, though. That job falls to The Werks, a favorite act of the Fox Theatre (1135 13th St.). All jam bands "fuse" or "blend" a bunch of genres, but if you're curious, The Werks combing "psychedelic shredding guitar, wailing organ of jam and classic rock with funk slap bass, synthesizers, and modern dance beats." Groovy.
In The Whale and Residual Kid
9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Earlier this week, we talked with the 13-year-old bassist of the band Residual Kid. Max Redman's bandmates — Deven Ivy and Ben Redman — are both 15 years old. Check out our preview for this show and you'll understand, these kids are not playing around.
They're sharing the bill for two nights at the hi-dive (7 S. Broadway) with Denver favorites In The Whale. The hard rock duo is releasing another EP, Nate, to pair with last year's Eric.
8 p.m. Sunday
It's nice to have to write about !!! and not say it outloud. It's confusing. According to the band, it can be pronounced as the repetition of any sound three times. The most common is "chk chk chk," so go with that if you need to verbally invite that cutie you met rock climbing or whatever.
It would be a good date show. This music is danceable as hell. They've got disco beats and funk grooves, playing to the tune of wild abandon. The Bluebird Theater (3317 E. Colfax) is going to become a club.
9 p.m. Monday
What's there not to love about Kate Nash? She's a multi-instrumentalist and BRIT Award-winner who makes killer rock with killer style. After two great records, she went on to create the Rock 'N' Roll for Girls After School Music Club, work with young self-harming women at The Wish Centre, and serve as Global Ambassador of the Because I am a Girl initiative, empowering women and girls in developing countries.
But back to the music. Her 2013 record, Girl Talk, took on a rougher edge than her previous work, like she's gotten really fed up with your sexist crap. It just rocks harder. It's worth going out on a Monday night.
Contact Ashley Dean at 303-473-1109. On Twitter: @AshaleyJill