Dia de los Muertos Festival has best Fort Collins concert this weekend

It’s a given this weekend that all shows will be encouraging costumes. So whether you’re sporting a Mozart or Metallica getup, there’s sure to be some concert to suit your eardrums.

Declared the best in show this weekend is the Dia de los Muertos Festival at Tap and Handle Saturday. Izcalli, a Spanish rock/indie band will be headlining the festival. Ambassador Wolf, a Fort Collins folk-rock and gypsy rock band that sounds like the love child of Devotchka and Israel Nebeker (for the non-nerds, he’s the lead singer of Blind Pilot) will be playing as well.

The Buzz Brothers, a Chicago blues rock band from Greeley who formed in 2008, will also play.

Friday:

Mamma Lenny and the Remedy will once again be playing at the Road 34 Friday.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is bringing bluegrass from the hills of Indiana to the Mish Friday with Boulder’s the Yawpers.

The Bright Side Tour featuring Aer w/ Yonas and Matty Mac comes to Hodi’s Half note Friday as well. Aer synthesizes hip-hop with a tinge of reggae. Matty Mac, a stage name for Matt MacFarlane, is a mix tape artist who will join Aer.

Saturday:

An alternative country boy raised in rural Wyoming, Jalan Crossland will be coming to the Lincoln Center. He has toured as a solo artist and with a band for 20 years, and his lyrical content revolves around hobos, mobile homes and strippers.

Bill Smith and Trichome are bringing funk and electronica to the Aggie.

If you’re looking for pygmy mountain music, Reverend Deadeye at Hodi’s might just be something to look into.

Sunday:

Skinned , who have been playing metal since 1995, are sure to pour blood all over the crowd a la Gwar style, at their Sunday Aggie show.

Megan Burtt, a folk/pop singer-songwriter and winner of 2011 Kerrville NewFolk Competition, will perform at Avogadro’s Number Sunday night.