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This weekend, it’s all about Tuesday.
No, that doesn’t make any sense. Usually, we give you a heads up on the weekend shows, maybe even pushing it to Monday, but this Tuesday is special. This Tuesday is stacked.
We have a couple concerts worth your time and money on the weekend proper, but we’ve got three competing performances this Tuesday. Boulder or Denver. R&B, heavy rock or indie pop. It’s gonna be good.
You Me & Apollo
9 p.m. Saturday
We’ve written previews for You Me & Apollo shows before. The Denver rockers were recently in our Second Story Garage, but, unfortunately, those videos aren’t out just yet. But back in January, we talked to drummer Tyler Kellogg about the band’s new album, Sweet Honey.
“It’s moving into a new area where everyone is contributing stylistically, but I think it’s getting a little bit more classic R&B,” he said. “The music seems to be getting a little bit more danceable. It’s still a little hard because we have some unpredictability in the songs, so we embarrass people who are dancing to the songs because we’ll stop to change tempos or something.”
You should definitely dance anyway when they’re at the Bluebird (3317 E. Colfax Ave.). Life is risk.
The Dandy Warhols
9 p.m. Saturday
For whatever reason, ’90s alt-rock is very popular again. Not that we’re complaining. It’s brought the likes of My Blood Valentine and their peers out on tour.
This Saturday, The Dandy Warhols are in town. Unlike many of the Portland band’s contemporaries, though, these guys haven’t really stopped since 1994. The Fox Theatre (1135 13th St.) show should be a nice mix of the old standbys and new favorites.
The Cave Singers
9 p.m. Sunday
The best sense you might get of The Cave Singers, without listening, might be from the start of the band’s bio.
“If every story is a story about love, what of suffering, surrender, and redemption? Life says they’re in there too. Along with traffic jams and dishes, jobs and sunsets and spilling all the red wine on the floor. All of it.”
You can probably guess that this band is a lovable, rootsy folk band. They’re from Seattle, and their music is delightful.
Ty Dolla $ign
9 p.m. Tuesday
OK, here’s another show that needs to be allowed to speak for itself. Here’s how Ty Dolla $ign describes his music: “It’s R&B that you can fuck to, not make love to.”
The bio goes on to say, “No games. It’s sonic Spanish fly. Play it loud enough with the right alchemy of illicit substances and it could incite an orgy.”
So, if you have certain goals for Tuesday night, perhaps you’d like to be at the Fox Theatre.
8 p.m. Tuesday
Oh, hey, look. Another ’90s rock band.
Mogwai is a bit different. They’re Scottish post-rock. Like The Dandy Warhols, though, they haven’t taken much of a break. In fact, the band’s fall 2013 record, Rave Tapes , got itself some great reviews.
This one will be loud.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
9 p.m. Tuesday
Aw, you know these cuties.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has been worming its way into sensitive indie kids for a few years now, and winning over critics like Pitchfork, which gave the band’s self-titled 2009 record its Best New Music designation.
This is fun. This is sweet. And the Larimer Lounge (2721 Larimer St.) is a perfectly intimate venue for it.
Contact Ashley Dean at 303-473-1109. On Twitter: @AshaleyJill.