This week’s Get Down is chock-full of a variety of great shows, from screamo outfit Hawthorne Heights and 90s rockers Third Eye Blind to one of the greatest artists in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, Neil Young.

Whether you’re looking for an indoor venue to keep you safe from summer’s daily showers or a cultural landmark-turned-venue that has been proclaimed as one of the greatest outdoor amphitheaters that the world has to offer, we’ve got you covered.

Monday July 5th

Steely Dan and Elvis Costello @ Red Rocks  

This Monday, Denver is lucky enough to play host to all-time classics and general favorites Steely Dan. These guys were extremely innovative for both rock and pop music, and have been enjoyed by several generations now. This special “Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour” will also feature exclusive guests Elvis Costello & The Imposters, to make things even more exciting. This Red Rocks show is still not sold out, so be sure to try and make it to this one if you are a fan of the classics.

Tuesday July 7th

The Delta Saints @ Larimer Lounge

Self-proclaimed as “Bourbon-Fueled Bayou-Rock,” Tennessee’s own The Delta Saints headline Larimer Lounge for what should be a blues-y good time. Check out their full-length record Death Letter Jubilee to get a taste of what strong, southern-inspired blues rock should sound like. They also released a live album, Live At Exit / In, which acts as a nice precursor for what’s to come. The Delta Saints have a new album titled Bones out August 7, so be sure to check it out!

Make sure to pick up their upcoming release, Bones, out August 7th via Loud & Proud Records.

Chaser not required for this one.

Tickets: Advance – $12 | Day of Show – $15

Doors: 8pm

Sub.Mission Presents Electronic Tuesdays @ Cervante’s Other Side

Every Tuesday, Denver dubstep promoters Sub.mission put on a show at Cervante’s Other Side that celebrates both local dubstep and international acts. This Tuesday is going to be super special, because beloved Rinse FM DJ and British underground dubstep guru JKenzo will be headlining. Joining him will be local stars Subliminal and Damnesia Vu, as well as the winners from the local DJ battle in June. If you are into underground EDM, this one is not to be missed!

Wednesday, July 8

Neil Young + Promise Of The Real – July 8 & 9 @ Red Rocks Amphitheater 

From Buffalo Springfield to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to his solo work, Neil Young is regarded as one of the most influential, most important musical figures in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. The hits continue on and on – if you’re not too sure where to start, then start at the beginning with Buffalo Springfield’s self-titled debut record.

“Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World” and get your tickets as soon as possible.

Band Of Horses will be the opening act.

Tickets: $54.50

Doors: 6pm

Thursday, July 9

Third Eye Blind & Dashboard Confessional @ The Fillmore Auditorium 

Known for their 90s smash hits “Jumper” and “Semi-Charmed Life,” Third Eye Blind return to Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium in support of their most recent album release, Dopamine.

They may be known for solely having one of the catchiest chorus hooks in all of rock music, but they’re also the same amount of sincere as they are honest on each and every album release. From ex-girlfriends to drug addictions (or both at the same time), Third Eye Blind tells it how it is, and how real life can really be.

Third Eye Blind’s newest album release, Dopamine, hit shelves just about three weeks ago.

Dashboard Confessional is the opening act. Check out our interview with lead singer Chris Carrabba.


Tickets: $49.50

Doors: 6pm

Friday, July 10

The Avett Brothers @ Red Rocks – July 10, 11 & 12

Three straight sold out nights at Red Rocks, this Friday through Sunday with three different opening acts accompanying. Is there really much else to say?

Get your tickets where you can … If you can.

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Doors: 6pm

Hawthorne Heights @ The Marquis Theater 

As a cornerstone piece in the surging emo/screamo movement, which took place roughly from 2003 – 2008, Hawthorne Heights developed a unique and edgy sound that spread like wildfire in subterranean music cultures.

With initial hits, “Ohio Is For Lovers” and “Niki FM,” Hawthorne Heights set a screamo precedent, becoming a deep-seated post-hardcore mainstay, before breaking way on to the coveted Billboard Top 200 at a groundbreaking #3 overall for record sales with their sophomore slam (If Only You Were Lonely), which included”Saying Sorry,” “This Is Who We Are” and “Pens And Needles.”

Check out Hawthorne Heights at 20th and Larimer this Friday night, as they headline the Marquis Theater.

Opening acts include Sleepwave, Extinction A.D. and Heavy Hearts.

Tickets: Advance – $15 | Day of show – $18

Doors: 6:30pm


Written by Samuel Lang and Addison Herron-Wheeler of 303 Magazine.

Featured Image courtesy of Third Eye Blind and Big Hassle.

Music videos courtesy of Hawthorne Heights and Third Eye Blind.