Tickets: $15-$25 via ticketfly.com. Tickets: $39.50 – $69.50 via ticketmaster.com. A Perfect Circle and Bleached are our picks for the best shows around Denver this week. Bleached is even better in concert, as the band will prove again April 19 at Summit Music Hall, opening for the Damned. Bleached plays the Larimer Lounge on April 25th, 2016. That goes double if you catch them on Monday. A Perfect Circle
For the cult of fans that have Google alerts set up for each of alt-rock icon Maynard James Keenan projects, A Perfect Circle’s April 17 show at Broomfield’s FirstBank Center came as a welcome surprise. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on Twitter and our selfies on Instagram. If you do, mind where you put your jacket. The February-released “Can You Deal?” EP is another tossed-off beast, with the fist-pumping “Dear Trouble” as its thunderous heart. The Tool frontman is notoriously coy about his touring and recording schedules, typically emerging from obscurity once every five or so years for an album or a tour from one of his bands. After opening the first show of its tour earlier this week with a new song, that drought looks to be over soon. Bleached
Bleached has been humming along for a few years now, following its punky and thoroughly addictive 2013 debut “Ride Your Heart.” But the L.A.-based Clavin sisters (Jennifer and Jessica) turned down the Ramones worship and cranked up the grunge-y heartache on last year’s excellent “Welcome the Worms,” which cemented Bleached as both a powerhouse songwriting force and studio act. (Michael McGrath, The Know). Or longer: A Perfect Circle hasn’t released a studio album for almost 13 years.