Normally we’d suggest you should grab your glow sticks for a week so heavy in electronic dance music, but the acts coming to Denver aren’t your traditional four-to-the-floor beatmakers. These producers are dark, thoughtful and not exactly party music (though feel free to party). To keep things nice and well-rounded, we’ve also added a bit of indie music and folk. Here are Colorado’s best shows this week (April 26-March 2) from James Blake to Rodriguez.
4) Crystal Castles — Thursday, Gothic Theatre, $35-$45
Dark, cold and electronic, the music of Crystal Castles would be fitting for “Matrix: The Musical.” As one of the original girl-guy vocalist/producer duos to become fashionable these days, the Canadian act has been able to refine and focus its sound over three albums. While you’re at the show on Thursday, you can even pretend you’re in that episode of (the British) “Skins” where Sid and Tony go to a Crystal Castles show (season 2 episode 3).