It’s that time of the week again — The Get Down is here to help you make some tough decisions on your musical agenda this week. With everything from blues and hip-hop to bluegrass and synth-pop, the Mile High City has a little bit of everything for you this week. So head over to your favorite local haunt or make the trek to the mountains for an unforgettable musical weekend–either way, you’d better find yourself moving and grooving to some tunes this week.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Metric with Joywave @ Fillmore Auditorium

Today, electric dance-rock outfit, Metric, heads to the Fillmore to share with Denver their eclectic brand of musical poetry. Their 2015 release, Pagans in Vegas, features some heavy-hitters like synth-laden track “The Shade” and punk-ish anthem “Lie Lie Lie.” Catch them with Joywave, who had a breakout year in 2015 with chart-toppers like “Tongues,” “Somebody New” and “Destruction.” Don’t miss this show!

Tickets are $32.00 for GA.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hoodie Allen @ Odgen Theatre

Hoodie Allen falls into the category of Internet favorite turned charting sensation with his pop-infused hip-hop tracks. This brand of hip-hop (cheekily categorized “frat-rap”) has been making waves with fellow artists like Asher Roth and Mac Miller – but there’s still some deep-seeded emotion in the tracks and Hoodie Allen’s music is no different. Catch him Wednesday at the Ogden as he tours on his newest release Happy Camper.

Tickets are $30.

Friday, February 18, 2016

G. Love and Special Sauce @ Ogden Theatre

This Philadelphia blues-rock-alternative group prides themselves on a laid-back form of blues, R&B and hip-hop. Their sound is fresh and hard to pinpoint on a genre map, which only lends to their appeal. With a voice like Dylan’s and a sound as smooth as honey, they really flourish in the live arena.

Tickets are $30-$35.



Vance Joy @ 1stBANK Center

This Aussie crooner is sure to make female audience members completely weak in the knees, pining for his affection. From his messy curls to his dark, brooding brown eyes, allow Joy’s lyrics about love, loss and life to transport you to a different place, as you sway into the person next to you, who also doesn’t care because they are engrossed in his musical genius.

Tickets are $30-$40.

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds @ Cervantes


New York funk-soul outfit Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds create something stirring and beautiful with their music. Singer-songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe has a voice you want to seep into your veins and travel with you always. Their 2015 release The Weather Below is a testament to their range in the genre and beyond. Don’t miss them at Cervantes Friday!

Saturday, February 19, 2016

WinterWonderGrass @ Nottingham Park, Avon (3 days)

The winter bluegrass mecca is back this weekend in Avon. With performances from Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles, The Wood Brothers and Leftover Salmon, this festival always aims to please and push the envelop with more artists, more stages and, you got it, more beer. And the best part is the festival’s mantra of sustainability and community. For a down-home good time, head over to WWG this weekend!

Tickets are $129-$249.