April is the coolest month. It’s spring in Colorado after all, and where would you rather be? Also, there are shows galore. April is when the concert season really kicks in, Red Rocks gets rolling.
Bands love coming to Colorado, so we get a bunch of options.
Here are 10 shows we’ve circled on our calendars. Head over to our April concert calendar for a full list. It’s hard to go wrong, and more get updated daily.
Ty Segall, April 5, Ogden Theatre
Segall will check your psychedelic cravings, and his newest, Freedom’s Goblins, is one of his finest to date.
Phoebe Bridgers, April 6, Gothic Theatre
The Los Angeles singer-songwriter’s show was moved to The Gothic Theatre after selling out Larimer Lounge. She matches keen observation with heartbreaking lyrics, and her precocious wisdom can melt your soul.
Lo Moon, April 10, Hi-Dive
Lo Moon match songwriting acumen with intricate production. We can’t wait to see how they translate their sound live at Hi-Dive Denver, on April 10.
Luna, April 10, Fox Theatre
Last year, Luna came out with A Sentimental Education, an album of covers, with odes to Dylan, Bowie, and Mick and Keith. This might be chillest you’ll feel all year, so don’t miss the rare chance to see Dean and Britta in Boulder.
The Breeders, April 18, Ogden Theatre
All Nerve is the fifth full-length studio from The Breeders and their first in 10 years. And honestly, who doesn’t heart Kim Deal? This Ogden show will be special.
Big Thief, April 24, Bluebird Theater
Big Thief might be the next big thing. Their 2017 album Capacity landed on countless best of lists, and leader Adrianne Lenker is as captivating an onstage presence as she is a brilliant songwriter.
Colter Wall With Jade Bird, April 25, Gothic Theatre
This is a tantalizing international billing. Colter Wall is a Canadian folk songwriter, and Jade Bird is from England, whose first EP is fittingly called Something American. Both specialize in a unique Americana, from abroad.
Tune-Yards, April 26, Boulder Theater
If you think Tune-Yards push boundaries in the studio, see them live. Combining nearly every dance-able genre under the sun, plus elements of found sound and acoustic-everything, this is the crossover show of the month. Tune-Yards is touring behind 2018’s I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life.
Vulfpeck with Kamasi Washington, April 27
Vulfpeck is going to bring the funk, and Kamasi the jazz. The Colorado Sound Presents… this late April show in Morrison.
Parquet Courts, April 29, Gothic Theatre
Always raw and inventively punkish, Parquet Courts’ 2018 album Wide Awake! has a few new elements to it, including calling on Danger Mouse as producer. And, the Brooklyn band absolutely slay live.