Looking for local music? Three local—or locally tied—next-thing bands to catch live and rotate into your playlists.
Nina and The Hold Tight
If you like: Alabama Shakes, The Kills, Led Zeppelin
This affecting blues-rock act boasts explosive guitars, electric organ, John Bonham-esque drumming and soulful vocals from Nina de Freitas, who draws comparisons to Janis Joplin. @ninaandtheholdtight
If you like: Dr. Dog, Wilco, Fleet Foxes, The Beach Boys
Denver based with a drummer from the Springs, the dual vocalist band delivers a precise, playful and detailed sound. Nuanced ’60s pop structures carry thoughtful lyrics. @jadevases
If you like: Alvvays, Best Coast, Slowdive
A five-piece girl group, the Spirettes fashion lo-fi, guitar-driven shoegaze with ethereal harmonies and haunting vocals.