The Alan Baird Project plays Denver s Bluebird Theater on Thursday.

OK, it’s one of the slowest concert weeks of the year, but there are still some cool show to check out for the holidays.

But remember, you still need to save your music partying strength for New Year’s week.

Boulder shows

Boulder’s going to be a musical ghost town this week, but there are still a few good shows to check out in the local clubs — and they won’t break the bank.

Tonight, the Laughing Goat Coffeehouse hosts the Sound College Holiday Electronic Show. The music will be divided between live and electronic sounds, and it only costs $5.

The Boulder Draft House will host its weekly reggae party with the Rising Lion band tonight.

And the Lazy Dog has been amping up its live music schedule and bringing in free shows by top local bands. Thursday, the downtown club features The Knew.

Denver concerts

Denver’s concert lineup has been radically scaled down this week, but there still are several shows you might want to catch.

Local bands the Alan Baird Project and Statewide Emergency rock out the Bluebird Theater on Thursday.

The Marquis Theatre usually rocks out with indie bands, but the venue will slow things down this week. Thursday, the club hosts its second annual Christmas Acoustic show with members of The Epilogues, The Heyday and more.

Yes, there are even a few Christmas Day shows in Denver.

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom will be open on Saturday with its Love and Light electro music show. The event features music by Unlimited Gravity, Project Aspect and Cloud-d.

Quixote’s also will be open on Christmas. The jamming club will feature a show by the Mighty High Band — a Jerry Garcia tribute group.

If you’re into hip-hop, then head down to Casselman’s Bar & Venue on Saturday.

The Denver club is featuring its Hip-Hop for the Holidays show. The music party will feature sets by Do Or Die, Hypnatic, King Tef, Mista Poedic, Mike D Chill and Nominee.

Santa has a couple of Christmas shows ready for local dance club fans, too.

The Church is hosting a Christmas Eve version of its Global Fridays dance party. This week, the special guests are Skye & Ston-3 with Anomaly.

Club Vinyl will be open on Christmas with a very interesting dance party. The venue’s calling the Saturday event DJ Surprise Night, so it should be interesting to see who pops in to spin tunes.

Have a happy and safe holiday week from Club Notes!

Wendy Kale’s Club Notes runs every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the Colorado Daily. Keep up with the scene at

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