Over and Under
One big show, one smaller
Husband-and-wiferounds in their native duo Mali Amadouand other& Mariam African made nationsthe for decades before their jaggy afro-pop broke through in Europe, thanks to a cosign from Gorillaz’ Damon Albarn. In their latest music, the duo — who met as music teachers at a school for the blind — has switched gears, folding mellow electronica into their sun-baked rhythms. With the addition of Western indie heroes like the Scissor Sisters, Santigold and TV on the Radio, it’s an interesting update, worthy of a night out at any discotheque in the world. Catch the pair with Selasee & the Fa Fa Family at the Boulder Theater on July 29. Tickets are $25-$27 and available via ticketfly.com.
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater is known for filling out its sound wall-ensconced 17,000-capacity lawn with nostalgia acts (Blondie and the Goo Goo Dolls have played there in the past two weeks alone). But once a year, KS 107.5’s Summer Jam flips the script on the venue, trotting out a smattering of high-profile rappers from the cutting edge of the scene and its golden-hued past. That day comes on July 28, when Migos ( “Bad and Boujee”), Ludacris, Post Malone, Denver’s Trev Rich and a half-dozen more artists flood into the venue to send July off on a hip-hop high note. If you’re missing Kendrick Lamar on Saturday, you can’t miss this. Tickets are $25.50-$130 and are available via axs.com.
The Global Dance Festival at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium on July 21.