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Elvis Perkins in Dearland Friday and Saturday

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Singer/songwriter Elvis Perkins and his band (who go by Elvis Perkins in Dearland) should fit nicely into two intimate local venues this weekend: the Hi-Dive, Denver’s cozy, PBR-friendly, hipster enclave, and the more classy, up-close-and-personal backroom of the b. side lounge in Boulder.

Perkins’ literate lyrics, nasally voice, harmonica rack ’round the neck, and acoustic strums recall late-’60s/early ’70s countrified folkies. Romantic, waltzy songs like “While You Were Sleeping” (seen here performed on Letterman) and the new single “Shampoo” are accompanied by rustic instrumentation–trombone, stand-up bass, and hand-held percussion–that’s perfect for close quarters.

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Friday, May 8, 8 p.m.

Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway, Denver, 720-570-4500

$10, 21+

Saturday, May 9, 9 p.m.

the b. side lounge, 2017 13th St., Boulder, 303-473-9463

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$12, 21+


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