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.

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Also see:

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.

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Also see:

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.

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Also see:

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.

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Also see:

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.

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Also see:

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.

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Also see:

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.

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Also see:

James Zabiela @ Beta Nightclub

Ice Nine Kills @ Marquis Theatre 

No More Excuses @ Moon Room

Post Malone @ The Ogden

Death Valley Girls @ Hi-Dive

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