In the Whale, Saturn Moth, Chromafrost tonight; John Vanderslice, Digital Leather, Whipkey Three Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 12:39 pm October 25, 2013
Just to clarify, this is not my dog.

I’m not the only one who thinks Halloween is lame. Just to clarify, this is not my dog.

by Tim McMahan,

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for the weekend wrap.

Tonight Denver duo In the Whale plays O’Leaver’s with Saturn Moth. From what I can tell, In the Whale is a garage band, but not really. Judge for yourself below. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Over at the Barley Street Chromafrost (Lincoln Dickison’s red hot noise-punk band) plays with Seer States and The Real Action. $5, 9 p.m.

Tomorrow night John Vanderslice makes his way to Slowdown Jr. His latest, Dagger Beach, was released on Tiny Telephone. Opening is the always entertaining John Klemmensen and The Party. $12, 9 p.m.

Can you believe Halloween is less than a week away? Test drive that lousy costume of yours Saturday night at The Goth Ball at Ralston Arena. Digital Leather is the featured band, which is odd because I can’t think of a band that’s less goth than Digital Leather. Tickets are $20 but are available until 4 p.m. today for $10 from Doors are at 8. No idea when DL goes on. More info here.

There’s a lot of other Halloween-related things going on around town this weekend. Since I generally hate Halloween (except for the candy part) I’ll leave it to you to find out where those “parties” are happening. Needless to say, most involve cover bands.

One last show worth mentioning that doesn’t have a Halloween theme — The Whipkey Three headlines at The Barley Street Tavern Saturday night with Guilty is the Bear and Virginia Tanous-Gallner. $5, 9 p.m.

That’s all I got. If I missed anything, post it in the comments section. Have a good one.

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