MS MR, Okkervil River and Residual Kid top our picks of best Colorado shows this week. We’ll be seeing you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow the music musings on our Twitter @RVRB and our selfies on Instagram @heyreverb.
5) George Strait — April 5, Pepsi Center
Denver is a cowboy town where country rules, so there’s likely to be a little dust in the city’s collective eye, thanks to George Strait’s tour title: “Cowboy Rides Away Tour.” How into-the-sunset, romantic-ending-to-a-Western is that? But the toughest thing for Strait fans to wrangle has to be that this title does in fact refer to the country star’s last-ever formal tour. On the winding road to retirement, Strait stops at Denver’s Pepsi Center on April 5. After Denver he has only seven more shows before he hangs up his hat, so it’s understandable why this has been sold out for so long. Not a bad way to end a 40-year career.