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This Week’s Best Music Bets

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DeVotchKa, Boulder Theater
Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31 | Details | Read more | Watch and listen

The globally inspired Denver rock group fills its homestate Halloween shows with otherworldly elegance.

In honor of All Souls Day, the group will stir up spirits with their anachronistic stew of accordion, violin, tuba, and romantic folk-pop crooning.

More: Dinosaur Jr. | The Motet | Ghostface Killah | Bassnectar | David Gray | Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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This Week’s Best Music Bets

Cake, Boulder Theater
Sunday, October 18 | Details | Read more | Watch

The ’90s, alt-radio darlings bring their minimalist lounge rock and speak-sung, deadpan humor to eTown for the first time. This live taping of the Boulder-based, music-and-interview show from National Public Radio also features rock ‘n’ roller Chuck Prophet.

More: Rahzel | A Hawk and a Hacksaw | Gregory Alan Isakov | Gossip | Roger Daltrey | Bob Dylan | Meshell Ndegeocello


This Week’s Best Music Bets

Gil Scott-Heron, The Soiled Dove Underground
Thursday, October 8 | Details | Listen and Watch

One of the godfathers of hip-hop, R&B spoken-wordsmith Gil Scott-Heron’s consciousness-raising street poetry has inspired politically charged M.C.s like Chuck D and Mos Def. Heron, backed by his band, the Amnesia Express, will give an intimate performance at the cozy Soiled Dove Underground.

More: Lyle Lovett | Butthole Surfers | Why? | Mastodon | Yo La Tengo | Dr. Dog | Stone Temple Pilots