Jeremy Papasso / Colorado Daily
Let’s get a jump on the week ahead in music.
It’s a big one, so get your tickets now. Among the highlights is a little something for everyone, from controversial hip hop, to gleeful electro-pop, to cheeky punk, to soulful blues-rock. Here, in our humble opinion, are the best shows this week.
Tyler, the Creator
7 p.m. Thursday
The controversial Tyler, the Creator sold out his Fox Theatre (1135 13th St.) appearance and the Friday show in Denver has been postponed. So, you must ask yourself: Do I want to pay more than $40 above the original ticket price? The dude definitely puts on a good show, so if you’re a fan who has never seen him live and has the cash to spare, get on it ASAP over at Stubhub.
8 p.m. Thursday
Electro-pop trio CHVRCHES created a lot of buzz with its 2013 debut, The Bones of What You Believe. It’s sparkling and infectious, and absolutely perfect for a night of bouncing and twirling around the Ogden Theater (935 E. Colfax Ave.). If you’re unfamiliar, get familiar now and grab some tickets. Start with sugary “The Mother We Share” and skip right over to “Lies” for some heavier, darker fun.
9:30 p.m. Saturday
Perhaps you’ve noticed that punk bands are more mischievous than aggressive these days. White Fang is one of them. The Portland quartet’s bio calls them “mainstays of their hometown’s newfound merrymaking” and “proponents of a freewheeling, devil-may-care attitude.” Their last record was called Full Time Freaks and includes songs called “Doin the Dam Thing” and “Pass the Grass.” The point is, it’s going to be a fun night of loud music at the hi-dive (7 S. Broadway).
Leopold and His Fiction
7 p.m. Sunday
This Austin-based band is lead by a Detroit man, so, naturally, the music is infused with blues and roots, with a garage rock sensibility. It swaggers, and frontman Daniel James’ voice is a hoarse yelp packed with feeling.
Opening up the night at the Larimer Lounge (2721 Larimer St.) is a solid trio of Denver bands: The Jekylls, LSD Bags and Bad Maps. That’s a lot of rock for your $10.
Contact Ashley Dean at 303-473-1109. On Twitter: @AshaleyJill.