Spring is in full bloom and the warmer weather has us ready for some serious music. You can smell the fresh tunes in the air! This week is packed with a variety of concert stops for every taste, from dizzying guitar rock to bass-thumping EDM, there is something for everyone. So toss on those shorts and sundresses because spring is about to get sprung. Check back every week for 303 Magazine‘s list of our top picks for Denver Concerts you just can’t miss!
Monday, April 4, 2016
Justin Bieber @ The Pepsi Center
What Do You Mean Justin Bieber will be in Denver?! That’s right, screaming tween, JBiebs is in the Mile High City performing tonight at the Pepsi Center. You can also catch this slick moving pop star with thousands of other squealing fangirls who definitely wrote death letters to Selena Gomez. Word on the street is JBiebs also released a decent amount of face-value tickets earlier today, so hopefully you nabbed one of those and don’t have to pay a ridiculous amount of money to almost be trampled by a horde of Beliebers. Don’t miss him tonight crooning hits like “Sorry,” “Where Are U Now” and “Love Yourself.”
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Gary Clark Jr. @ Ogden Theater – April 5&6
Debatably the most anticipated concert this week is Gary Clark Jr.’s two-night stint at the Ogden Theater this Tuesday and Wednesday. Since having kicked off his career nearly six years ago, this singer/songwriter/ as kept audiences in awe with his electrifying and eclectic live performances. As a newer musician with a seemingly old soul, Clark Jr. music has clear influences of Blues, Rock N’ Roll, Pop and Hip-Hop, proving him to have acquired a fantastic versatility that pairs perfectly with his honey-thick vocals.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Kitchen Dwellers @ Bluebird Theater
These bluegrass boys are back in Colorado for some pickin’ and jammin’ in what could be considered their home-away-from-home. Hailing from Bozeman, Montana, these mountain boys are a success story for string musicians everywhere. Founded only a few short years ago, the Kitchen Dwellers have made countless visits to our home state, along with having debuted their talents at festivals around the nation, including DelFest and Northwest String Summit. They are surely following in the footsteps of the likes of Greensky Bluegrass and Railroad Earth, and we are lucky enough to be hosting them once again in Denver.
Whitewater Ramble Pickin’ On Woodstock @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Bluegrass seems to be the name of the game Thursday night, with Colorado’s own Whitewater Ramble performing an evening of “Pickin’ On Woodstock.” Taking a break from their “dancegrass” genre, they’ll be joined by a few other local musicians to yet again bring the “Grass For That Ass” series to the Cervantes’ stage. With so many band covers to choose from, it looks like “Pickin’ on Woodstock” will be a spectacular evening of music and a foot-stomping, good ol’ time.
Luke The Knife @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Luke “The Knife” Miller has been working on his solo career between touring with jam band Lotus, and Thursday him and fellow Lotus member Chuck Morris brings a side project to Cervantes’. This collaboration should feature a funk-filled, disco-infused version of EDM, a new sub-genre that Miller has been trying to bring to more electronic dance music floors. As a Colorado local, Miller and Morris’ performance should be packed with energy and love for their music, and their fans.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Grant Farm Band @ Cervantes’ Other Side
More bluegrass will grace the Denver live music venues Friday night, kicking off with Grant Farm’s release party for their CD, “Kiss the Ground.” The evening will include two opening acts, followed by Grant Farm playing until the early morning hours. Frontman Tyler Grant is a well-versed name throughout the national live music circuit, having collaborated with so many bands and musicians that it’s nearly impossible to keep track. With as much experience as Grant does in the art of collaboration and improvisation, Friday night’s show is sure to please.
Gigamesh and Solidisco @ Larimer Lounge
DJ lovers will unite at the intimate Larimer Lounge for this disco/house/dance music trio. Having started off with releases of reworked pop songs, Gigamesh has since delved more into the realm of indie and disco dance music. Meanwhile, Solidisco have performed alongside EDM heavyweights such as Steve Aoki and Diplo. Both names are becoming exponentially household in the dance music world, and Friday night they will bring their big talents to the small RiNo venue, for those fans lucky enough to snag a spot inside.
Jazz Is Phish @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Colorado musicians are all about collaborating, and while one is taking place at Cervantes’ Other Side, the ultimate collaboration will be happening at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom. Members from a number of different bands, including The Chase Brothers and Grammy-winning Snarky Puppy, will be performing jazz renditions of Phish tunes. Since, Phish themselves are all about the experimentation of sound and music, it makes perfect sense that someone would want to test the malleability of this quintessential jam band.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Justin Jay @ Club Vinyl
At only 22 years old, this recent USC graduate and has made himself known in dance music circles, especially with his inauguration into the dirtybird Records family. Impressive enough is that Jay is the youngest member of the family, but furthermore that he has had music released by a number of other record labels in the dance music genre. Club Vinyl is already well-known for the plethora of terrific DJs that grace their dance floor, and Justin Jay is another that is guaranteed to impress.