Big week at the Bunkhouse: Three shows to catch at the Downtown music hub

Built to Spill returns to the Bunkhouse February 16.
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Dusty Sunshine

Dusty Sunshine (February 12) In December we reported that the Vegas six-piece would reunite for a 2016 show, and that day has arrived. The women of Dusty Sunshine are ready to serenade you straight into folky, Americana heaven with tracks from 2012 EP Deer Paw, and possibly a few new songs, too. Prep at, then hear Dusty live for the first time in more than a year on Friday. With Jackson Wilcox, Blair Dewayne, Sonia Seelinger, 8 p.m., $5.

A Night for Ziggy Stardust (February 13) When rock legend David Bowie died January 10, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of album Blackstar, music culture seemed to change overnight. In place of an originally scheduled Cure tribute, the Vegas music scene will come together to pay respect to the late rock ’n’ roll shape-shifter with sets from The Laissez Fairs, Electric Spider Eggs, Par and more. Here’s hoping we get a heavy dose of his extraterrestrial classics—with some Thin White Duke-era cuts for good measure. 9 p.m., free.

Built to Spill (February 16) The veteran indie darlings return to the Bunkhouse for the third time since the venue’s revamp—and the second since they released 2015 powerhouse LP Untethered Moon. Last year’s performance was nothing short of wondrous, but if we could ask for an extra treat, it would be even more cuts off that new album, which harkens to the group’s early glory days. With The Hand, Iceberg Ferg, 8:30 p.m., $20.

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