As summer continues, it’s beginning to seem like time is running out to attend all of the best shows the Denver area has to offer. Fortunately, this week’s line-up is chock full of must-see acts.
Whether we’re talking about rising hip-hop artists or Grammy award winners, there’s something for you to get out and go see every day this week.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Recommended: Chuck Inglish and Alex Wiley with Josh Sallee, K.A.A.N., J. Cobb, Thin Air Crew, OTIS, XXOG and The Nomads @ Cervantes’ Other Side
If there’s one concert you need to hit this week, it’s happening tonight.
Chuck Inglish is coming to Cervantes’ Other Side and bringing with him an impressive lineup of alternative hip-hop artists. Within that group is Alex Wiley, whose most recent mixtape “Tangerine Dream” received stellar reviews. Wiley’s always been one of my favorite artists and I have no idea how he hasn’t gotten bigger than he is right now. Between both Inglish and Wiley’s performances, the show is sure to be one for the books.
Also see: Monday Night Menagerie featuring Home Fried Boogaloo, Tree House, Amoramora, Wabakinoset and LowPro @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Recommended: Pheobe Ryan @ The Larimer Lounge
Artist Pheobe Ryan is stopping through Denver as part of her first national headlining tour.
Ryan’s cover mashup of R Kelly’s “Ignition” and “Do You” by Miguel put her on the map. Ever since, her music has only increased in popularity. Playing along with Ryan is Cardiknox and Secret Weapons, two rising indie bands. Cardiknox, which formed in 2013, has already been reviewed by magazines and newspapers like Billboard, MTV, AV Club and The Guardian. The band’s sound is extremely upbeat with a feel-good vibe, so there’s a good chance the concert will be the same way.
Recommended: Twenty One Pilots at Red Rocks
The Skeleton Clique (the name given to Twenty One Pilots fans) should be excited as Twenty One Pilots is set to perform again at Red Rocks. And while tickets sold out for this show a year in advance, if you’re one of the lucky few to get tickets be ready for an unforgettable night. And who knows, maybe the band will once again put on a special performance like they did last year and give you a chance to see them after all.
Alice in Chains @ The Paramount Theatre
Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band with Joe Pug @ The Boulder Theater
Electronic Tuesday featuring Sir Spyro with Subliminal & Siren @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Maxo Kream with WhyJae, RhymeSight, Meelo V and Sysco @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Sting and Peter Gabriel @ The Pepsi Center
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Recommended: Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley with Jo Mersa Marley, Rica Newell, Ranoy Gordon, Rochelle Bradshaw and Nicholas Laraque @ The Gothic Theater
Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley, the six-time Grammy award winner and second oldest son of reggae idol Bob Marley, is rolling into Denver this week to perform at The Gothic Theater. Marley is on tour as a prelude to his fourth album release for “Revelation Part II: “The Fruit of Life” which is set to come out on July 22. His sound is definitive of the perfect summer vibe, so you won’t want to miss his show.
Also see: 21 Pilots @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
The English Beat and Soul Asylum @ The Ogden Theatre
Kutt Calhoun with Whitney Peyton, Clydesdale Ent, M.H.C., Sincerely Collins, Saint Syko, ILLykzrTheGreat and SarCa$t @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Zebbler Encanti Experience with Special Guests @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Recommended: Galactic and Boombox with Pimps of Joytime @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Both Galactic and Boombox are Red Rocks veterans, but joining them this time around is first-timer to the venue Pimps of Joytime.
The trio of bands makes this the most soulful show of the summer.
Also see: Nuns Will Shudder with Orbiter, PDA, Total Recall and Outbreak @ The Gothic Theatre
The Mallet Brothers Band with Augustus and Emily Clark & The Passing Fancy @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Chris Tomlin with Matt Redman, Matt Maher, Kim Walker-Smith of Jesus Culture, Phil Wickham, Louie Giglio, Max Lucado and DJ Promote @ The Pepsi Center
Milo & Otis and Henry Fong @ Beta Nightclub
Friday, July 15, 2016
Recommended: The Hip Abduction with Rob Drabkin @ The Fox Theatre
The Hip Abduction, an indie pop-infused band hailing from St. Petersburg, Fla., is bringing its carefree, infectious music to The Fox Theater with Rob Drabkin to kick off the weekend this Friday.
Even though Boulder’s a bit of a drive, it’ll be worth it if you’re into having a good time.
Also see: The String Cheese Incident with Hot Rize, Tauk and Kamasi Washington @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Helleborus with Of Feather and Bone, Belhor, Scepter of Eligos and Vibrations @ The Bluebird Theater
Streetlight Manifesto with Kemuri and Dann Potthast @ The Ogden Theatre
Lola Black’s Backyard Beach Party featuring Soundman Killz, The Eight Bucks Experiment, Fallen & Forgotten, Nasty Bunch of Bitches and 21 Taras @ The Summit Music Hall
Shwayze with Shelton Harris, Dapper, D-Stylz, BYZ and Joe Flow @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band with Emmylou Harris @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Funtcase @ Beta Nightclub
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Recommended: One Flew West with the Longest Day of the Year and Whiskey Autumn @ The Fox Theatre
If you’re looking for a solid local show to go to this week, Denver band One Flew West is headlining the Fox with The Longest Day of the Year and Whiskey Autumn.
Aside from having one of the most powerful voices of our generation, Adele’s performance cannot be missed for her sharp wit and often unscripted moments during her concerts. From swearing to revealing some unflattering secrets, the talented crooner is sure to give to give her audience one heck of a time. Tickets are sold out, but if you have a chance to see her get your phone ready to capture some infamous moments.
Also see: The String Cheese Incident @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
One Eyed Doll with Glass Delirium and Dr. Death + Mr. Vile @ The Bluebird
Rusted Root and Toad the Wet Sprocket with Luke Wade @ The Ogden Theatre
Shwayze with Shelton Harris, Simply T, Matty James and SwizZy B @ The Black Sheep
Assembly of Dust with Brothers Keeper and Duey & The Decibles @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Adele @ The Pepsi Center
Bad Boy Bill vs. Richard Vission @ Beta Nightclub
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Recommended: Abandoned By Bears with Save the Lost Boys @ The Marquis Theater
Swedish easycore band Abandoned By Bears is playing the Marquis as part of its tour for “The Years Ahead” with Save The Lost Boys.
The two Victory Records-signed acts together make for one of the best pop-punk concerts of the season.