There was a time in Colorado Springs when people used to complain regularly that great independent music rarely, if ever, came to Colorado Springs. Every once-in-a-while you’d get a noteworthy national act—a Snoop Dogg or Bob Dylan, and there have been plenty of excellent underground venues for lesser-known touring bands. But great music on any given night used to be a rarity. Thankfully, things have changed. Now not only is there great local music on almost any night of the week at venues from The Black Sheep to The Triple Nickel to Kinfolks in Manitou, but KRCC has also been proud to bring you festivals like Meadowgrass and Blues Under the Bridge along with the World Music Series and lots of excellent one-off shows like Saturday night’s indy dance-pop extravaganza with Denver-based The Apples in Stereo, guests Fol Chen and locals The Electric Illuminati.

In case you haven’t heard of all or any of these bands, we’ve lined up a free download from each of the bands so you can get a taste of what to expect. If you remember the bad old days and appreciate these kinds of live shows, please come out, shake your booty and show your support. Tickets are only $10 for KRCC members in advance and you can buy them here at the station from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. today and tomorrow at 912 N. Weber. General public and all day-of-show tix are $16. Doors open at 7 p.m. and it’s all ages. Tickets are also available at ticketweb.com. Thanks!

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“Dance Floor” by Apples in Stereo

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“Howl At The Moon” by The Electric Illuminati

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