If you do, mind where you put your jacket. As its name suggests, Portland, Ore.’s Pink Martini has fun with that conception — after its start in the stuffiest realm of all, politics. The handful of singles the band has released since forming a few years ago pegs them as a genuine artifact of the early 1970s, including “Enough,” its latest, a punishing-yet-poppy anthem that’s Bandits at its best. (The Denver Post file photo)
The internationally inspired mini-orchestra Pink Martini and the Boulder-based Bandits are our picks for the best shows around Denver this week. Pink Martini

The orchestra is often written off as a purely upper-crust way to spend an evening, best taken in with caviar on your tongue and a tightly tucked silk blouse. Check out Boulder’s Bandits and Pink Martini, our picks for best shows of the week. Swirling the zipped-down rock of T. Related Articles

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Brash, thrashy rock is the last genre you’d associate with the jam-band utopia that is Boulder, but Bandits are working on that. Rex and with psych-sweat of Witchcraft, listening to sister-brother duo LuLu and John Demitro bend the strings in Boulder feels like tripping over a haunted skull in the middle of Pleasantville. Catch the track’s vinyl release at Lost Lake Lounge on July 1. Tickets are $8-$12 and are available via ticketfly.com. He formed a band that soon began looking beyond the confines of local politics, and branched out internationally, pulling inspiration (and playing) everywhere from Latin America to Europe. On July 6, the band will bring the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Rufus Wainwright at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The crowd at Lollapalooza in 2014. The Beeves and Urn will perform in support. Tickets are $44.95-$59.50 via axs.com. The group was founded when Thomas Lauderdale, a low-level politician, grew weary of the music at fundraisers and decided to do something about it. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on Twitter and our selfies on Instagram.