• Rob Mazurek

Between the frigid temperature outside and the likelihood that you’re still recuperating from the stresses of the holidays, it’s perfectly understandable that you might want to spend the weekend curled up in bed with Law & Order streaming on autoplay. But simply surviving the winter isn’t the same as living it, or at least that’s what this online ad I saw recently for Colorado tourism says, so you should do what you can to escape Dick Wolf’s dark embrace. This weekend there’s a wide variety of performances worth checking out, including local power-pop legends Pezband, the obscure but highly influential Vulgar Boatmen, the latest installment of the punk fest Ian’s Party, and a DJ set by the ever-cool ?uestlove, as well as the four exceptional picks listed below the jump.