Now that summer’s in full swing, so are the Denver-area concert lineups. Red Rocks has a show every night for the next week, with headlining artists Sublime, Brand New, Modest Mouse and Zeds Dead to name a few. The lineup inside of Denver is just as large, with local bands stealing the spotlight. Whether you’re into pop-punk, 90s hip-hop or new-wave electronic, there’s a show this week that you’ll need to drop some cash for tickets to.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Recommended: Sublime with Rome @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
A veteran to the venue, Sublime is returning to Red Rocks Amphitheatre as part of the band’s 2016 summer tour. Sublime will hit the stage after performances from two reggae bands, Tribal Seeds and New Kingston.
Also playing that night is Hieroglyphics, an underground hip hop group hailing from Oakland, Calif.
Monday Night Menagerie featuring Wabakinoset, The Boundless, The Electric Head, Space Brain, Devin Black Jones, Mojo Medicine Show, Doran Joseph and Kyle Therrien @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Other Side
Tuesday, June 28
Recommended: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals with City and Colour @ Red Rocks
If you haven’t had the chance to go to a concert at Red Rocks yet this summer, and dig the indie folk-rock scene, Tuesday night is the perfect time to go.
Playing along with Grammy award-winning artist Ben Harper and his band The Innocent Criminals is Dallas Green, better known by his stage name City and Colour. His acoustic-folk music isn’t exactly optimistic, but fans love the depth of his lyrics and the passion of his performances.
Bad Cop/Bad Cop with The Atom Age, The Murderburgers, The Windermeres @ The Bluebird
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band @ Paramount Theatre
Electron Tuesday featuring RDG and K Man with Dalek One @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Other Side
Blitzen Trapper with Frontier Ruckus @ The Fox Theatre
Wednesday, June 29
Recommended: Peter Bjorn and John @ The Bluebird
Peter Bjorn and John is the band you can count on for a good time.
Playing at the Bluebird Theater with Sound of Ceres, an electro-pop band based out of Fort Collins, the show is sure to be the best indie-pop concert coming to Denver this week. If you’re looking for an upbeat show to liven up your week, this is the best option you’ve got.
Brand New / Modest Mouse @ Red Rocks
Summer Smokeout – Delasean & Steven Cannon with Russell Grande, Sesugh Solomon, Prodigy, Nick Delano and M.O.A. @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Other Side
Thursday, June 30
Recommended: The Drunken Hearts with Mama Magnolia & Cold River City @ The Bluebird
Listening to the band’s music, you can tell The Drunken Hearts’ smoky sound is distinctly Colorado. The two openers, Mama Magnolia and Cold River City, are the same way making the trio of folk bands the most soulful concert of the week.
Zeds Dead with Tchami, Pusher, Rezz and Lil Dicky @ Red Rocks followed by the Dead Rocks After Party @ The Gothic Theatre
Emily Clark & Friends featuring Dave Watts (The Motet) and Tanya Shylock with 300 Days and the Mighty High Band // The Lonesome Heroes and Dave Halchak Performing on the Patio @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Other Side
Stylust Beats & Freddy Todd with Mikey Thunder and Atomic Reactor @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
SNBRN, Shaun Frank and Dr Fresch @ Beta Nightclub
Bourgeois Girl with Line Brawl, Lightning Rodney, Screwtape and Fools & Scholars @ The Marquis Theatre
Friday, July 1
Recommended: I Love the 90s @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Travel back in time with all of the most popular hip-hop artists from the 90s. Salt-N-Pepa, Spinderella, Vanilla Ice, Kid ‘N Play, Tone Loc, Rob Base and Young MC will all be in attendance at Fiddler’s Green’s 90s throwback concert making it the best retro concert at Fiddler’s this year.
Beats Antique with Shpongle, Alex and Allyson Grey and That 1 Guy @ Red Rocks
Rubedo’s ‘Independence Day’ II with Ancient Elk, Fed Rez, Atlas, Spacesuits for Indians & Erin Stereo @ The Bluebird
Dark Star Orchestra @ The Ogden
Casey Veggies and Sir Michael Rocks Takeover Party with Planes!, Meech, Dro Esco, DJ Squizzy Taylor and Guest Host Simon Says @ The Summit Music Hall
The Magic Beans & Shakedown Street @ The Boulder Theater
Aspen Hourglass & KOA with Taylor Scott Band @ The Fox Theatre
Bro Safari @ Beta Nightclub
NME with The Hollow, The Born Readies, Poor Me and Mollie Ralston’s Revenge @ The Marquis Theater
Saturday, July 2
Recommended: Selena Gomez @ The Pepsi Center
Selena Gomez will be headlining The Pepsi Center with special guest DNCE as part of her international Revival Tour.
Gomez’s second and most recent album, Revival, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
There’s still tickets left, so if you act fast you can manage to go for as little as 44 dollars.
Umphrey’s McGee with The Main Squeeze @ Red Rocks
Tommy Freed and the Sound / KOA with Native Color @ The Bluebird
Megalodon with Twine and Dack Janiels @ The Summit Music Hall
Thievery Corporation @ The Boulder Theater
Dumpstaphunk & Eric Krasno Band @ The Fox Theatre
Tommie Sunshine @ Beta Nightclub
Sunday, July 3
Recommended: Umphrey’s McGee with Zappa Plays Zappa, Sinkane, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Umphrey’s McGee is playing Red Rocks on Saturday and Sunday, but if you can’t make it to the first day, you can still catch the band and Zappa Plays Zappa, Sinkane and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on Sunday.