The return of 71Grind, and all of this week's local shows 

click to enlarge Tejon Street Corner Thieves open the Triple Nickel's 71Grind offerings Friday, June 8. - DANIA OWEN
  • Dania Owen
  • Tejon Street Corner Thieves open the Triple Nickel's 71Grind offerings Friday, June 8.

‘The time is now, the moon is right. We will feel great things when we are out tonight, we will scream, we will shout, come with us and spin around. We’ll take off our clothes, we will run free, come spend the night and spin around with me.”

So goes Iowan metal/grindcore quartet Closet Witch’s single “Cokburner.” (I’m very glad the lyrics were made available, as I wouldn’t have guessed that’s what vocalist Mollie Piatetsky was saying.) The pagan ebullience therein probably reflects, more or less, the excitement inherent for all lovers of things fast and loud in the full lineup announcement for 71Grind IV.

The annual festival, held by the Black Sheep and Triple Nickel Tavern from June 8 through 10, received a shoutout from Decibel Magazine, which mentioned its dedicated DIY format and proclaimed, “Don’t mistake its emphasis on local venues and bands as it being some rinky-dink metal festival.” Nifty, right?

This year’s newly announced lineup, which features a sea of logos in impressively incomprehensible metal fonts, has more than a few highlights. Portland grindcore band Transient will be teaming up with Los Angeles electronic/powerviolence act Bastard Noise for a set; Portland’s Mizmor brings their elegantly doomy black metal to the proceedings; and long-running hardcore band MDC and a reunion of former members from Washington, D.C.’s United Mutation, dubbed The Mutations (featuring United Mutation’s Michael Salkind, whom locals may recognize from the Wild Hares) should appease the punk crowd. The full lineup, peppered with acts ranging from local to international, is viewable here.

Meanwhile, here are some notable shows taking place across Colorado in the weeks ahead:

click to enlarge Brian Wilson and his band will be performing at the Pikes Peak Center on April 18. - TAKAHIRO KYONO
  • Takahiro Kyono
  • Brian Wilson and his band will be performing at the Pikes Peak Center on April 18.

  • Lockjaw, Marquis Theater, Denver, Feb. 3
  • Tatanka, Black Sheep, Feb. 9
  • Lucia, Marquis Theater, Denver, Feb. 25
  • CupcakKe, Marquis Theater, Denver, Feb. 26
  • Prince Fox, Marquis Theater, Denver, Feb. 28
  • Ramzoid, Marquis Theater, Denver, March 7
  • Rings of Saturn, Marquis Theater, Denver, March 11
  • Forever Came Calling, Marquis Theater, Denver, April 3
  • Frankie Cosmos, Black Sheep, April 16
  • Red Sun, Black Sheep, April 18
  • Hall & Oates with Train, Pepsi Center, Denver, May 10
  • Wolf Parade, Ogden Theatre, Denver, May 2
  • Imparables, Paramount Theater, Denver, May 26
  • Odesza, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, June 15
  • Belle and Sebastian, Ogden Theatre, Denver, June 19
  • Umphrey’s McGee, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, July 5-7
  • Def Leppard with Journey, Coors Field, Denver, July 21
  • Erasure, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Aug. 10
  • Shakey Graves, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Aug. 30
  • Gillian Welch, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Sept. 17

Here’s what else is playing around this week:

Wednesday 1/31

Black Sheep, Born A New, Life Barrier, Deter, Misery Noise, Shroud (metal), 7 p.m.
Lounge in the Village, Mike Pike (rock/pop), 5 p.m. Karaoke, 8 p.m.
Margarita at Pine Creek, Crystal and the Curious (jazz), 7 p.m.
The Warehouse, Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, 6 p.m.
The Whiskey Baron, Chase Bryant (country), 9 p.m.

Thursday 2/1

Friends House Concerts, Tony Furtado (acoustic), 7 p.m.
Jack Quinn’s, Irish Pub Songs with Brian Clancy, 7:30 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Service Industry Night with DJ Chris Diablo (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Rico’s, Susan Rissman and John Wise (blues), 7 p.m.
Speak Easy Vape Lounge, Mental Floss Open Mic/Open Jam featuring Elephant Pajamas, 8 p.m.

Friday 2/2

Axe and the Oak, Jesse Cotton Stone (blues), 7 p.m.
Black Sheep, Paradigm, Lamb Bed, Sounds of the Sun, Elevated Sickness, Dreaded Hallucinations (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Crystola Roadhouse, Red Rocks Rebellion (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Frankie’s Bar & Grill, DJ Trivia with Party Pro DJ (dance), 7 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Goya (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Kinfolks, Ryan Flores (jazz), 8 p.m.
La Taverne, Lewis Mock and La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
The Mezzanine, TREO (jazz), 5:30 p.m.
O’Furry’s, Levi & Rifkin (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Whiskey Kate (country), 9 p.m.
Rico’s, The Mitguards (folk), 7:30 p.m.
Rocks Sports Bar & Grill, Papi Sorels (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Winter Festival Fridays with The Atomic Fireballs (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Stargazers, Winter Rockfest with 6035 and Starburn (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Zodiac, Surge: Music Video Release with Spooky Fruit, Flyin’ Hot Saucers (indie), 8 p.m.

Saturday 2/3

Black Sheep, TEQNiK Apparition in the Shadows Album Release Party (hip-hop), 7 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Goya (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Kinfolks, Grant Sabin & Mallory Ferraro (blues), 8 p.m.
La Taverne, Lewis Mock and La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Lounge in the Village, Trick Dog (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Riverbottom, FN Wylde, Gravel, Electric Mayhem (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Rocks Sports Bar & Grill, Dirty Kings, Grind Cat Grind, Lamb Bed (metal), 9 p.m.
Royal Castle, Vibes Saturdays with DJ Luchy (hip-hop), 9:30 p.m.
The Buzz, DJ Dance (hip-hop), 9 p.m.

Sunday 2/4

Jack Quinn’s, Traditional Irish Session, 3 p.m.
La Taverne, Lewis Mock and La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Mother Muff’s, Sunday Brunch with Blue Frog (blues), 11 a.m.
Playing Field Sports Bar, DJ Night (dance), 7 p.m.

Tuesday 2/6

Benny’s, Sweet T’s Rude Blues Jam, 7 p.m.

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