As the leaves begin to change colors, Denver remains the same with another incredible week of concerts. Living in an area so rich in a diverse array of live music, it’s always easy to go out and catch a set at many of Denver’s venues. Let’s explore what’s going on within the music world of 303 this week.

Monday, September 19

Recommended: Switchfoot & Relient K @ Paramount Theatre

Switchfoot came into the music world walking a fine line between Christian and pop rock. The 2003 double-platinum album The Beautiful Letdown brought this San Diego-based band to the ears of millions. 2016 was a big year for the band, as they released their tenth full-length album, titled Where The Light Shines Through. This 12-track album continuously expands the sound of Switchfoot. Relient K will be accompanying Switchfoot, who also released a new album this year. Air for Free is a 16-track album that shows this 16-year-old band’s strong songwriting ability and highlights their creative growth over the years.

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Also see:

Vinyl Mondays Sadie Hawkins Special w/ DJs Roilen and JP @ Hi-Dive

Counting Crows and Rob Thomas @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 

Sizzla @ Cervante’s 

Tuesday, September 20

Recommended: The Struts @ Gothic Theatre 

This English rock band encompasses a sound that is inspired by greats of the music world. Vocalist Luke Spiller helped the band come into fruition, with his inspiration from rock honorees like Robert Plant, Mic Jagger and Michael Jackson. The band is also comprised of guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliot and drummer Gethin Davies. 2016 brought in more new music for the band, with the release of their latest album Everybody Wants and new single released this August, “Put Your Hands Up.”

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Also see:

Jalbatross @ Quixote’s True Blue 

The Struts @ Gothic Theatre 

The Mowgli’s @ Bluebird Theater 

Megafauna @ Lost Lake Lounge

Metasota @ Larimer Lounge

The Lituation @ Hi – Dive

The Legendary Pink Dots @ Marquis Theater 

Echo & The Bunnymen @ Ogden Theatre

Wednesday, September 21

Recommended: Silver Snakes @ Larimer Lounge

Silver Snakes’ alt-metal sound fills a niche in music production, and is sure to rock the Larimer Lounge. The chronology of their albums reflect the band’s ability to adapt to new sounds, and 2016’s album Saboteur, their third full-length record, depicts this. The ten-track album carries a lot of similar sounds by bands like the Deftones, featuring a wide variety of dark rock and some subtle elements of synth. The album contains some of the band’s biggest hits right now, such as “Electricity” and “Glass.”

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Also see:

The Ataris @ Marquis Theater

John Talabot + Roman Flugel @ Club Vinyl

Tegan & Sara @ Ogden Theatre 

The Maension @ Moon Room

The Heavy @ Bluebird Theater

Yak Attack @ Cervante’s Other Side

Flash Mountain Flood @ Quixote’s True Blue

Thursday, September 22

Recommended: Florida Georgia Line @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Formed in 2010, Florida Georgia Line blew up the country music scene to become one of the biggest touring acts for country lovers. Their hit “Cruise” propelled the band forward in 2012, and took them to tour the country and create new music. Their music features collaborations from unexpected artists, like Nelly, who remixed “Cruise” to breath even more life into the band. 2016 featured new music for the country duo, with their 15-track Dig Your Roots album, their third full-length album. The album featured collaborations from artists ranging from Tim McGraw and Ziggy Marley to even the Backstreet Boys on their track “God, Your Mama, and Me.”

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Also see:

G-Eazy @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 

Elizabeth Cook @ Bluebird Theater

Trivium @ Summit Music Hall

Krewella @ Beta Nightclub

Oh Wonder @ Gothic Theatre 

Grass for that Ass @ Cervante’s Other Side 

Friday, September 23

Recommended: Big Gigantic @ Red Rocks

Headlining both nights of the annual late-September Rowdytown, Big Gigantic will play their fifth Rowdy-Town. Rowdy-Town has become a Red Rocks staple, and Boulder-based Big Gigantic has helped fuel its success. 2016 brought new music for Big G, with the release of their highly anticipated Brighter Future album. Their track “C’mon” is a collaboration with Boulder-based Griz and highlights the jazz-influenced take on their EDM sounds.  Accompanying Big G at Rowdytown will be Kill the Noise, Vanic and Louis The Child.

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Also see:

Local Natives @ Ogden Theatre

Corey Smith @ Grizzly Rose

Snakehips @ Gothic Theatre

Junior Boys @ Bluebird Theater 

David Mayfield @ Hi-Dive

Spafford @ Cervante’s Other Side

Gasoline Lollipops @ The Caribou Room

Cass McCombs Band @ Larimer Lounge

Agent Orange @ Lost Lake Lounge

Anthony Green @ Summit Music Hall

Saturday, September 24

Recommended: Cobalt @ Hi-Dive

Denver-based metal group Cobalt will be returning to the 303 on their US tour to rock out the Hi-Dive. This metal duo is comprised of Erik Wunder and Charlie Fell, and they began to rock the music world after the release of their first full-length album War Metal. Their fifth full-length album Slow Forever was just released this year, and entails some of the band’s biggest hits like “Hunt the Buffalo” and “Beast Whip.” The band will be touring with Mantar, a German-based power rock duo.

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Also see:

Big Gigantic @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 

Vibestreet / Zoogma @ Ogden Theatre 

The Album Leaf @ Bluebird Theater

People’s Blues of Richmond @ Quixote’s True Blue

Deux @ Beta Nightclub

Sgt. Remo @ Lost Lake Lounge

Book of Love @ Oriental Theater

Saint Motel @ Gothic Theatre 

R.A. The Rugged Man & Afro @ Roxy Theatre 

Orbiter @ Marquis Theater

Sunday, September 25

Recommended: Claude VonStroke @ Beta Nightclub

If you like getting down to dirty beats and top-of-the-line Funktion-one speakers, DirtyBird Records’ Claude Vonstroke at Beta is a must-see. Claude VonStroke will be returning to Beta Nightclub and bringing his house/techno music to the 303. His use of minimalism, humorous audio samples and dirty beats engages listeners with an involuntary desire to get down and dance. Claude made some new music this year, with the release of his single “The Rain Break.” Claude VonStroke is a leader in the US techno scene, and Beta Nightclub is home to Funktion-one speakers, used around the world in premier clubs because they seriously enhance the sound of techno acts like Claude.

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Also see:

Laid Back Festival feat. Greg Allman, ZZ Top @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 

The Temper Trap @ Gothic Theatre 

The Color Canvas @ Lost Lake Lounge

The Spill Canvas @ Bluebird Theater 

Cordovas @ Walnut Room

Witch Mountain @ Hi-Dive

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