The Get Down: Halloween Edition – Denver Performances This Week

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Although October is winding down, this month’s final week is definitely turning up with tons of the music going on throughout the city. From a few powerful acts on tour to the all-out bonanza that is Halloween in Denver, here is this week’s Get Down show report:

Monday, October 27:
J. Roddy Walston and the Business | Bluebird Theater

Photo by Ryan Mastro - Courtesy of Facebook
Photo by Ryan Mastro – Courtesy of Facebook

Rock music has a true revival in the long-haired, bearded men of J. Roddy Walston and the Business. With a sound that is as raucous as it is gritty, they have managed to bring that certain dirty glamour back into rock music. Frontman J. Roddy travels with a full-scale 1970’s upright Yamaha piano that weighs almost 300 pounds, refusing to play a keyboard for the sake of sacrificing traditional sound. If that isn’t proof of these guy’s bona fide authenticity I don’t know what is.

Fly Golden Eagle will be opening up the stage. The doors are at 8 p.m. Ages 16+.  Day of show tickets are $15

Honorable Mention:
Minus the Bear at the Marquis Theater

Tuesday, October 28:
Alt-J | The Fillmore

Alt-J, who captivated the music scene’s attention with their first album An Awesome Wave, is back on tour to promote their sophomore album This Is All Yours. Warm beats coupled with lead singer Joe Newman’s intoxicating, strange vocals have garnered the English experimental-rock band a devoted following. Alt-J’s autumn return to the Fillmore is already sold out.

The doors for the show open at 7 p.m. Ages 16+

Honorable Mention:
Erasure at the Ogden Theater

Wednesday, October 29:
Cut Copy | Ogden Theater

Photo Courtesy of Cut Copy Facebook
Photo Courtesy of Cut Copy Facebook

Seasoned Aussie group Cut Copy brings their particular brand of indietronica to Denver. After being included on the impressively stacked Chromeo/Cut Copy/Flume Red Rocks show this summer, their follow-up performance at the Ogden should bring out a ton of their new Denver fans.

Rose Quartz and Pruitt will be opening up the stage for Cut Copy. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the door price is $35. Ages 16+

Honorable Mention:
New Found Glory at Summit Music Hall

Thursday, October 30:
Opiuo | Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

Cervantes is always a good place to look for funky vibes and casually awesome shows. This Thursday, Opiuo is coming through the house to warm everyone up for Halloween with what he describes on his Facebook as a “broken-frog-stomping-funkadelic-hippo-hop-monkey-crunk-chunky-bouncy-stomach-morphing-bassdolloping-scrumptious-bowl-of-glitch”. That description alone should make you want to check it out.

Support will come from Dub Fx, DeFunk and Tnertle. Doors open at 8 p.m. Ticket price is $25. Ages 16+

Honorable Mention:
Mimosa at the Ogden

Friday, October 31: HALLOWEEN

Hopefully whatever costume you decide to wear for the occasion allows for grooving because Denver is exploding with Halloween shows and parties this night. We have rounded up some of the top contenders below. Choose wisely.

Hallowfreakenween | Fillmore | $48
Featuring: Above and beyond
Stafford brothers
Topher Jones
Said the Sky

TWO DAYS: Halloween Re:Creation | Cervantes (Dual Venue) | $35-45 (2-nite pass) | Oct 31- Nov. 1
Featuring: The Werks vs. Zoogma
Eliot Lipp
Paul Basic
Luke the Knife

Coloween | City Hall | $30
Featuring Riff Raff + DJs

Noche De Muertos | Club Vinyl | $10-25
Featuring: DJ Cesar, DJ Tatiana and many others

Cherub | Ogden Theater | $20-25

GWAR | Summit Music Hall | $20

Method Man and Red Man | Gothic Theater | $30

Halloween Nite Costume Party | Herman’s Hideaway | $10
Featuring: The Fabulous Boogienauts
Hot Apostles
Madam Sin
The Messieurs

Halloween Costume Party | Moe’s Oringinal BBQ (South) | $8-10
Featuring: The Other Black
Lemon Future
Sleazy Grease

Halloween Shakedown | Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub | FREE
Featuring: Sammy Kay and the Fast Four
The Dendrites
Indigenous Robot
The Repercussions

Courtesy of Facebook
Courtesy of Facebook

Saturday, November 1:
Bob Dylan and His Band | Bellco Theater

The legend himself, Mr. Bob Dylan, will be coming to Denver with his band to perform at the Bellco Theater of the Colorado Convention Center. Don’t worry if you are still lagging from Halloween’s festivities, because it is a seated show. Ticket prices range from about $50 – $150 depending on where in the theater you choose.

Honorable Mention:
The Motet at the Ogden

Special 3-Night Weekend Treat:
Widespread Panic | 1st Bank Center | Oct. 31 – Nov. 2

Courtesy of Facebook
Courtesy of Facebook

Spreadheads rejoice at a three-night run from jam-rock band Widespread Panic. From what it appears on the site, three-day passes and Halloween night tickets are sold out but there are still some day passes available. No doubt that devout fans were inhaling these tickets as soon as they were released. But see what you can find on the site or beg your homies for their extra pass because this should be a memorable run.

Alright ghouls and boys, ready those costumes and we will see you out there!


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