As fall commences, the nostalgia for summer starts. The one thing that doesn’t change in the 303 during fall, however,  is the incredible music scene in Denver. As October rolls in this week, let’s check out what’s going on within the music world for the Denver area.

Monday, September 26

Recommended: Die Antwoord @ Ogden Theatre

When thinking about a truly unique and original duo, Die Antwoord shoots to mind. This South African married couple, Yo-Landi and Ninja, made a huge wave in the electronic hip-hop scene with their hit song and music video “Enter The Ninja,” which showcases their strange but utterly eclectic take on music and songwriting. Since then, they have not disappointed with their new music and resurgence of viral music videos. A few weeks back, Die Antwoord released their latest album, Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid, a 16-track album that encompasses the signature sound of Die Antwoord. Their show at the Ogden will definitely be weird, but in the most beautiful way.

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Also see:

Leon Bridges @ Fillmore Auditorium

Dierks Bentley @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

Monday Menagarie ft. THE COAMBIENT, The High Desert @ Cervante’s

Vinyl Mondays feat. DJ Kat and Tiana @ Hi-Dive

Porches @ Larimer Lounge

Many Mountains @ Lost Lake Lounge

Tuesday, September 27

Recommended: Dropkick Murphys @ Fillmore Auditorium

Dropkick Murphys Boston influence is present within the sound of the band, a mix of hardcore punk and Celtic music. This high-energy band will definitely bring a rowdy and wildly fun show to the Fillmore this Tuesday. Formed in 1995, Dropkick Murphys are no newbies to the live music scene. Their 1998 album Do or Die brought the Irish-proud Boston band to national attention, garnering more support as the years passed by. Though they haven’t recorded anything since 2013’s SINGED and SEALED in BLOOD, the band’s classics like “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” and “Rose Tattoo” bring excitement and animation to fans at each show.

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Also see:

Dance Gavin Dance @ Summit Music Hall

Warpaint @ Gothic Theatre

Kaiju & The Greys @ Cervante’s

Liam Finn @ Larimer Lounge

Pig @ Oriental Theater

Montana of 300 @ Marquis Theatre

Dierks Bentley @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Wednesday, September 28

Recommended: St. Paul & The Broken Bones @ Fillmore Auditorium

This soul-filled southern band from Birmingham, Alabama is up-and-coming and sure to rock the Fillmore on Wednesday. This past September, the band released their sophomore album, Sea of Noise, which highlights their niche sound in modern blues, folk and southern gospel. This 15-track album shares a sound that is signature to the Southern band. Vocalist and frontman Paul Janeway, who has a similar style to James Brown, formed the band in 2011, adding Browan Lollar (vocals, guitar), Andrew Lee (drums and percussion), Jesse Phillips (bass), Allen Branstetter (trumpet) and Ben Griner (trombone and tuba) to create a revived big-band sound. If you love some soul complimented with a high energy and well-orchestrated band, Wednesday’s show at the Fillmore is a must-see.

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Also see:

We Came As Romans @ Marquis Theater

Cory Baker @ Cervante’s

All Wrong @ Summit Music Hall

The Specials @ Ogden Theatre

Greenbeard @ Lost Lake Lounge

Mumford & Sons @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Bakermat @ Club Vinyl

MYTHirst @ Larimer Lounge

Jen Korte & The Loss @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapboax

Thursday, September 29

Recommended:  The Oh Hellos @ Ogden Theatre

This Texas-based folk duo is comprised of siblings Tyler and Maggie Heath, and filled with deeply inspired song writing and string instruments. The two have been playing music together since an early age, and in 2011 released their self-titled EP to the world. In 2012, they brought life to their first debut album, Through the Deep, Dark Valley. In 2015, the band released their sophomore album, Dear Wormwood, which showcases their unique and eclectic folk vibe.

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Also see:

On Repeat @ Larimer Lounge

Christopher The Conquered @ Lost Lake Lounge

Jen Korte & The Loss @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Mumford & Sons @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater 

Nothing But Thieves @ Marquis Theatre 

Brad Parsons Band w/ Part & Parcel @ Cervante’s Other Side

Goldfish + jackLNDN @ Beta Nightclub

Jack Garratt @ Bluebird Theater

Friday, September 30

Recommended: Mark Farina @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Playing at the historic Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, DJ Mark Farina is sure to fill this venue with his signature take on electronic music production. Mushroom Jazz, a combo of down-tempo jazz, house, trip-hop and hip-hop that Farina himself dubbed, has given him a name in the world of electronic music since his beginnings in the early ’90s. Mushroom Jazz is an eight-volume series of musical compilations that showcases his sound, along with collaborations from many artists. Outside of Mushroom Jazz, Farina has produced Greenhouse Construction and Urban Coyotes. 2016 brought new music for Farina, with the release of his latest EP, Different Rhythms. Friday’s show is for sure to be a dance party at this intimate Denver venue.

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Also see:

Danny Brown @ Cervante’s

Opiuo @ Fillmore Auditorium 

Ghosts of Glaciers @ Marquis Theatre 

Get the Led Out @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 

Wiredogs @ Lost Lake Lounge

NAO @ Gothic Theater

Magic Sword @ Hi-Dive

The Shadowboxers @ Larimer Lounge

Rain in July @ Summit Music Hall

Juno What?! @ Cervante’s Other Side

Skylar Grey @ Bluebird Theater

 

Saturday, October 1

Recommended: Twiddle @ Ogden Theater

This Vermont jam band has made a big splash in the music scene since their conception in 2004. Being a jam band from Vermont gives you tough shoes to fill , as the iconic band Phish had their humble beginnings in some of Burlington’s venues that now enjoy Twiddle’s jam brilliance. Their following has kept the band growing, and their two-night run at the Ogden Friday and Saturday is sure to highlight their expanding west-coast presence. Twiddle’s combination of instrumental improvisations and uplifting lyrics will keep fans dancing through the night.

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Also see:

Drake @ Pepsi Center 

Native Daughters @ Hi-Dive 

Ian Moore @ Larimer Lounge

Still Corners @ Lost Lake Lounge

Palisades @ Marquis Theatre

GRiZ @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 

Jeff Austin & Friends @ Cervante’s

Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons w/ Jubilingo @ Cervante’s Other Side

Marian Hill @ Bluebird Theater

Sunday, October 2

Recommended: Drake @ Pepsi Center

Iconic rapper, producer and songwriter Drake will close out his two-night run at the Pepsi Center on the 2nd of October. His 2016 album Views rocked the hi-hop world, bringing to life some of his biggest hits like “One Dance,” “Too Good” and “Hotline Bling.” His new album features collaborations with other artists such as Rihanna and Future. Drake will be accompanied by Future on his two-night run at the Pepsi Center.

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Also see:

LANY @ Bluebird Theater

Devin Townsend Project @ Gothic Theatre

Suicide Silence @ Summit Music Hall

Bogan Via @ Lost Lake Lounge

The Unlikely Candidates @ Marquis Theatre

Laid Back Fest. feat. Gregg Allman @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Scuba @ Beta Nightclub

Satisfaction @ Oriental Theatre

 

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