Another week, another 100 + concerts being played in the 303. Living in an area so rich in live music, it’s always easy to catch a concert ranging from a variety of genres and incredible venues in Denver. With the nights cooling off, let’s see what’s firing up for music this week.
Monday, September 12
Recommended: Hall & Oates @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Originated out of the city of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia duo Hall & Oates have been playing music together since the ’70s. Their catchy songs and melodies made them a band whose music is timeless. Though they haven’t recorded a new studio album, Hall & Oates has kept their music alive by touring and collaborating with musicians such as Chromeo. Coming again to Red Rocks, this will be a show that will feature excited fans screaming lyrics that will powerfully echo throughout the amphitheater.
Candlebox @ Summit Music Hall
Proximity @ Cervantes’
Those Willows @ Walnut Room
The New Regime @ Larimer Lounge
Tuesday, September 13
Recommended: Blink 182 @ Pepsi Center
Blink 182 was formed in Southern California in the early ’90s, bringing about a new sound to the punk/skate rock the area was known to produce. The band brought about countless hits and energizing live performances. Travis Parker joined the trio right before the release of their hits “All the Small Things” and “What’s My Age Again,” sky-rocketing them all over the music world. In 2015, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker announced long-time member Tom DeLonge would be leaving the band, and to fill in his shoes was Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba. 2016 was a year of new sound for the band, as they released their 16-track album California and are now touring across the country.
Band of Skulls @ Gothic Theater
Goo Goo Dolls @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Faster Pussycat @ Herman’s Hideaway
Butch Walker @ Bluebird Theater
Nothing, Nowhere @ Moon Room
Stick to Your Guns @ Marquis Theater
Bloc Party @ Ogden Theatre
Jared & the Mill @ Larimer Lounge
Wednesday, September 14
Recommended: The Dear Hunter @ Summit Music Hall
Casey Crescenzo started the Dear Hunter as a side project from the emo band Recieving Ends of Sirens. In 2006, Crescenzo recorded his first full-length album as the Dear Hunter, titled Act I: The Lake South, The River North. This was the first act of a six-part project about Crescenzo’s life. A decade later, he’s still making music and expanding his fan base. In 2016, Act IV came out, titled Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise, which featured some of his biggest hits like “A Night On The Town” and “Waves.” Dear Hunter’s dedicated following is ensured to light up the Summit Music Hall with tons of emotion and energy.
Retox @ Hi-Dive
HighasaKite @ Larimer Lounge
Jason Isbell @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wild Animal @ Herman’s Hideaway
Bison Bone @ Lost Lake Lounge
Thursday, September 15
Recommended: Garbage @ Fillmore Auditorium
Filled with edginess, Garbage came about in the mid ’90s, gaining fame through member Butch Vig, who had previously worked with Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins. Vig started the band with Duke Erikson and Steve Marker, before discovering vocalist Shirley Manson, providing the band with a flirty and fun front-woman. Garbage’s debut album Garbage featured some of their biggest hits like “Only Happy When It Rains” and “Stupid Girl,” which began to help distance the band from other alternative bands. In 2016, Garbage released their seventh studio album, Strange Little Birds, which gave more life to this iconic band.
Destructo @ Beta Nightclub
Random Rab @ Bluebird Theater
Voodoo Kings @ Walnut Room
What So Not @ Ogden Theatre
KHRUANGBIN @ Larimer Lounge
The Funk Breaks Cervantes’ ft. Stickybuds & Slynk w/ The Party People, Gangsterish and Whodafux @ Cervantes’
Friday, September 16
Recommended: Railroad Earth @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Bluegrass legends from New Jersey Railroad Earth returns to Red Rocks again, providing an atmosphere of feet-stompin’ and string-pluckin’ music. Railroad Earth first came to Red Rocks in 2011, and have played every year since. The six-member group has a devout fanbase, bringing a unique show every time they play, as their songwriting has broadened since they began improvisational jams during shows. Railroad Earth hasn’t released a new album since 2014’s Last of the Outlaws, but the band features unique bluegrass covers from artists such as The Grateful Dead, The Band, Neil Young & Crazy Horse and New Jersey legend Bruce Springsteen. Railroad Earth’s return to Red Rocks is sure to provide great music and lots of dancing. The band will be accompanied by Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Anders Osborne.
Vain @ Buffalo Rose
Blitzen Trapper @ The Bluebird Theater
Act of Defiance @ Marquis Theater
Tab Benoit @ Gothic Theatre
Ookay @ Beta Nightclub
Saturday, September 17
Recommended: Def Leppard @ Pepsi Center
Capturing the spirit and the sounds of the ’80s rock, Def Leppard created a sound filled with heavy guitar riffs and catchy song lyrics that has allowed their music to rock n’ roll well into the new millennium. The UK-based band caught a lot of attention with their music videos as MTV began to rise as a platform for bands to share their music with the world in the ’90s. This iconic band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, allowing their hits like “Love Bites” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me” to be echoed throughout decades of rock. Def Leppard’s stop in Denver will be the third straight year they played at the Pepsi Center.
Lotus @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
The Grand Tour @ Lost Lake Lounge
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band feat. Rick Vito @ The Ogden Theatre
Federale @ Hi-Dive
Donald Glaude vs. DJ Dan @ Beta Nightclub
Tab Benoit @ Gothic Theater
Sunday, September 18
Recommended: Chrome Sparks @ Larimer Lounge
Jeremy Malvin started the project Chrome Sparks while at college in Ann Arbor, where he studied percussion. Moving to Brooklyn, he began to create an unique sound that embodies the spirit of Chrome Sparks with his background in classical percussion combined with the use of of synthesizers. Just this month, Chrome Sparks released a new single titled “All or Nothing,” which features Angelica Bess and foreshadows that Chrome Sparks will definitely be making new music in the upcoming future. Playing at the Larimer Lounge on Sunday, music will begin at 3 p.m. with performances by Roland Tings and Nasty Nachos before Chrome Sparks.
James Zabiela @ Beta Nightclub
Ice Nine Kills @ Marquis Theatre
No More Excuses @ Moon Room
Post Malone @ The Ogden
Death Valley Girls @ Hi-Dive