With July coming to an end, it’s time to get out and enjoy all the summer concerts that are left before it’s too late. This week provides avid music lovers everywhere with an opportunity to catch a great show – especially if you dig the indie music scene.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Recommended: Atlas Genius and Bear Hands @ The Aggie Theatre
Australian indie-pop band Atlas Genius is playing the Aggie Theatre in FoCo tonight with post-punk indie rockers Bear Hands. Atlas Genius is known for their most popular hits “Trojans” and “If So” that played nonstop on Channel 93.3 when first released.
If you can’t make it to the show, the band is headlining The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs Tuesday night.
RZR, Differents, ZetaJune and More @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Hillsong United with Lauren Daigle @ The Pepsi Center
José González with Paper Bird @ Denver Botanic Gardens
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Recommended: Us The Duo with Gardiner Sisters @ The Bluebird Theater
After breaking into the spotlight thanks to their #6SecondCovers on Vine, husband and wife folk-pop duo Michael and Carissa Rae Alvarado are on an international tour with a stop at Denver’s Bluebird Theater promoting their most recent album “Just Love.”
Killer Queen @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Warren G with High Five, J.O.B., BullHead*ded and DJ Spencertron @ The Summit Music Hall
Electronic Tuesday featuring Saule with Dillard & Myxed Up @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Atlas Genius and Bear Hands @ The Black Sheep
JR JR @ The Moxi Theater
Meghan Trainor with Common Kings and Hailee Steinfeld @ Bellco Theater
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Recommended: The Joy Formidable with The New Regime @ The Bluebird Theater
Welsh band The Joy Formidable is just one of many indie bands bringing a noisy alt-rock sound to the Bluebird this week. The band is performing Wednesday night in support of their latest album “Hitch.”
Dolly Parton @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
One Drop and Cold River City with Cranford Hollow, Gaslight Street and Josh Roberts & The Hinges @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Blackbear with Songsbyh and Devan Blake Jones @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Deitch and Porter & Sayers featuring Adam Deitch (Lettuce and Break Science), Joey Porter (The Motet) and Garrett Sayers (The Motet) @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Recommended: Caked Up @ Beta Nightclub
For all of the EDM fans out there, LA-based Caked Up is coming to Denver Thursday night for a show at Beta Nightclub.
The Avett Brothers @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
A Meazy @ The Bluebird Theater
The Grateful Bluegrass Boys with The Applebutter Express and Evergreen Grass Band @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Bleep Bloop with Unlimited Gravity B2B ProJect Aspect and DMVU @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Friday, July 29, 2016
Recommended: Bass Center 2016 with Bassnectar, Flux Pavilion, Flying Lotus, Wu-Tang Clan & more @ Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
If you missed Global Dance, no need to mope around. Bassnectar is hosting a two-day festival at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this weekend that will feature an intense line up including with EDM artists like Flux Pavilion and hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan.
There will be two camping villages for anyone hardcore enough to arrive on Friday and stay all the way until Sunday. Festival aside, there’s sure to be a plethora of after parties throughout the weekend.
Also see: The Avett Brothers @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
That Poppy with The Midnight Club @ The Bluebird Theater
Ill.Gates with Run DMT, Moody Good and More @ The Gothic Theatre
Never Slippin featuring Mozzy and B.HZ @ The Summit Music Hall
DeadPhish Orchestra with Cycles and Daniella Katzir Band featuring Jarret Mason (Chain Station), Brian McRae (Kyle Hollingsworth) and Kasey Cormier @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Liquid Stranger with Lafa Taylor, Jantsen and Sortof Vague – Bassnectar After Party @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Kian ‘N’ JC: Don’t Try This At Home with Special Guests @ The Boulder Theater
Blackbear with Special Guests @ The Fox Theatre
Zomboy @ Beta Nightclub
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Recommended: Blackbear with Songsbhy and Matty James @ The Black Sheep
Los Angeles native Matthew Musto, professionally known as Blackbear, had his real big break after co-writing Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend,” which hit number two on the 2012 Billboard Hot 100. Right around then, Musto altered from more of a rock singer to a R&B-influenced rapper, independently releasing “Sex” in 2012 and “The Afterglow” in 2014. The change in genre visibly pushed Musto into his niche, and his music now has a strong following thanks to its chill vibe that can cause anyone to catch the feels.
Also see: The Avett Brothers @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Split Lip Rayfield @ The Bluebird Theater
Minnesota B2B G Jones with Luzcid, Big Makk and More @ The Gothic Theatre
The Jayhawks with Fernando Viciconte @ The Boulder Theater
Mike Dillon Band featuring Claude Coleman of Ween with Special Guests @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Thriftworks with Amp Live, The Librarian and Dassaro x Jeraff – Bassnectar After Party @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Split Lip Rayfield with Andy Palmer @ The Fox Theatre
Willie Nelson & Family with Kacey Musgraves @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Deux @ Nightclub
Bass Center 2016 with Bassnectar with Flux Pavilion, Flying Lotus, Lupe Fiasco, Minnesota, Wu-Tang Clan, Porter Robinson, AlunaGeorge, G Jones and Thriftworks @ Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Recommended: The National with Real Estate @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
To wrap up the week, two stellar indie bands are playing Red Rocks Sunday night.
To just say The National is a good indie rock band doesn’t do it enough justice. Matt Berlinger’s powerful baritone voice makes you feel deeply connected to band’s loaded lyrics, whether you’re listening to the politically influenced “Mr. November” or the emotionally painful “Graceless.” Still, as you can tell from watching through their videos or, better yet, seeing them live, there’s something positive in the connection the band shares with its audience.
Real Estate’s more relaxed, West Coast sound, on the other hand, tends to come off a little more upbeat on its own, providing the perfect balance.