Rock/Pop

The Flaming Lips, Primus

When: Wed., Aug. 3 2011

Some musicians sell 7-inch singles and T-shirts, others release USB flashdrives embedded in human-sized strawberry gummy skulls with marijuana-flavored brains. The latter tactic is, so far, the exclusive terrain of Wayne Coyne and his long-lived psych-rock band the Flaming Lips. As of this writing, there's one of these limited-edition delights being offered on eBay for $450, but less expensive Flaming Lips gummy fetuses are reportedly in production. The band's stage shows are plenty festive as well, with balloons, blood, and Klieg-light-wielding rabbits enhancing the kind of melodic space-pop repertoire that Syd Barrett and Frank Zappa would surely love. Showtime is 7 p.m. at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, redrocksonline.com), with Primus opening and tickets ranging from $39.75 to $44.75 — or perhaps a little more, since the show's sold out and you'll have to search online for sellers. — Bill Forman

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