Daily Archives: February 9, 2017

Best shows: Angel Olsen and Devildriver

On it, she switches out the creaking vulnerability of her past songwriting (“I quit my dreaming the moment that I found you / I started dancing just to be around you,” she crumbles on a well-known single) for manic immediacy. In a genre that loves its sub-categories, the band confounds expectation. 12

Sometimes, a cruel wind can blow out of an innocuous place. Too melodic to strictly qualify as death metal, fans have taken to calling them “the California groove machine,” a nickname that’s turned into a mini-movement. Angel Olsen plays two shows this week. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on Twitter and our selfies on Instagram. 9 and 10

Wounded singer-songwriter, obstinate punk, old soul — there’s a tempest of personas roiling inside Asheville, N.C.’s Angel Olsen. Tickets are $23-$25 via ticketfly.com. Going electric more often than not, Olsen now sounds possessed by life, not subject to it. If you do, mind your jacket. 11. Take Devildriver, for example, a punishing heavy metal band out of the tranquil southern California town of Santa Barbara. 9. But don’t mistake that quirk for mercy: Devildriver, which is named after the bells certain Wiccans use to repel evil, sounds far more damned than delightful. “Everyone I know has got their own ideal / I just want to be alive, make something real,” she sings on “Intern.” The turn has paid off: Her show at the Bluebird Theater has sold out, but you can still catch her at Englewood’s Gothic Theatre on Feb. Angel Olsen — The Gothic Theatre, Feb. Photo via Pitch Perfect PR. Catch them at the Summit Music Hall on Feb. Devildriver — Summit Music Hall, Feb. On “My Woman,” her latest, they come to a head. Angel Olsen and Devildriver are our picks for the best shows around Denver this week. Tickets: $20 via axs.com.

Jack Johnson announces 2017 tour, Denver concert

Tickets are $35 – $70 and go on sale Feb. via axs.com. Love and Cisco Adler will perform in support. Johnson will play the Greenwood Village venue on July 14. Surf-rocker Jack Johnson headlines the first day of the massive Mile High Music Festival in 2010. Jack Johnson has announced a North American tour for 2017, including a date at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. Photo by Joe McCabe, denverpost.com/reverb. Fellow chill dudes Donavon Frankreiter, G. 17 at 10 a.m.