Gearing up for Hall-O-Ween weekend is hard but lucking the 303 City is one big pre-game. There are amazing concerts everywhere you turn this week. From metal to pop punk with a little EDM and hip-hop in the middle, boogie down in style with our custom recommendations.
Monday, October 24
Recommended: Meshuggah @ The Ogden
Meshuggah, the extreme and experimental metal outfit from Sweden, will be shredding this Monday at the Ogden. The band is ramping up fans for their eighth studio album, The Violent Sleep of Reason, released earlier this month. Any fan of metal, as well as anyone with an appreciation of jazz, will enjoy the raucous sets that mash up quintessential death, thrash and progressive metal with notable elements of experimental jazz.
Margo Price @ The Bluebird
Gaby Moreno @ Goosetown Tavern
Tuesday, October 25
Recommended: Purity Ring @ The Ogden
Purity Ring, the Canadian, poppy EDM duo will be playing to a packed house Tuesday night at the Ogden. Take this opportunity to check out the chilly synth pop that has been amassing critical acclaim and literally breaking the internet since 2011. There was a single release in 2013 when fan reaction was so strong it crashed the servers of their online store.
Failure @ The Gothic
Lemaitre @ The Bluebird
Marillion ft/ John Wesley @ The Paramount
Lewis Del Mar @ Larimer Lounge
Wednesday, October 26
Recommended: The Boxer Rebellion @ The Bluebird
April of this year, the Boxer Rebellion released their fifth studio album, Ocean by Ocean, and are touring to promote it. The group’s fame as crooning post-rock additions to the grungier British invasion of the late nineties is always a welcome sound as the leaves are changing and there is a chill in the air. You do not have to take our word for it, just enjoy this star-studded music video and decide for yourself.
Young Rising Sons – Lost Lake Lounge
Billy @ The Marquis
Stryper @ Summit Music Hall
The Blondies @ Brik on York
The Magician @ Club Vinyl
$uicide Boy$ @ Cervantes Other Side
Thursday, October 27
Recommended: Giraffage/XXYYXX @ The Ogden
In case you were holding out, this is the show ideal for breaking out your Halloween costume. An ideal partnership between a DJ and a producer is hard to find but when two find their stride and tour together, the production is limitless. Dance the night away in style accompanied musically by this trippy duo.
Jewel Kid @ MILK Bar
The Mountain Goats @ Hi-Dive
Elanor Tallie @ Soiled Dove Underground
Katastro @ The Marquis
Benny Benassi @ Beta Nightclub
Russ @ The Gothic
SoDown @ The Bluebird
Nelly @ Cervantes Masterpiece
Friday, October 28
Recommended: Widespread Panic @ 1stBank Center
Friday kicks off the weekend for Widespread Panic at the 1st Bank Center, snag a ticket for one day or the whole weekend. Hurry though, the cult following of this forever travelling jam band is ravenous and their holiday weekends are rumored to be the most fun.
Cole Swindell @ Grizzly Rose
The Infamous String Dusters @ The Fillmore
Through the Roots @ Summit Music Hall
Demon Knight Masquerade Ball @ The Gothic
Moon Hooch @ The Bluebird
Hosty @ The Oriental
In The Whale @ Larimer Lounge
Lipgloss @ Bar Standard
Saturday, October 29
Recommended: Yellowcard @ Summit Music Hall
Scalp a ticket for Yellowcard’s Final World Tour but don’t tell anyone we said so. The band that for many millennials scored their summers in the early aughts is winding down a fun and vibrant career. Their last Denver stop is at Summit Music Hall, one of the most fun venues of Denver to act 21-years-old in. It may not be Ocean Avenue but for us in the 303, we’ll have to say our goodbyes at Summit.
Widespread Panic @ 1st Bank Center
The Infamous String Dusters @ The Fillmore
Islands @ The Marquis
Hayden James @ Larimer Lounge
Hallowfreaknween @ The National Western Complex
The Faint @ The Gothic
Z-Trip @ Beta Nightclub
Sunday, October 30
Recommended: Good Charlotte @ The Gothic
Speaking of the early aughts, Good Charlotte is in town on Sunday and they are not the only ones. Sunday’s musical line-up in the city was hard to narrow down! We do want to recommend Good Charlotte if only for their staying power, one of the few bands where just reading the name of any given single will get it stuck in your head. Enjoy the pop punk outfit at the Gothic and revel in the irony that their most famous song was critiquing the lifestyles of the wealthy and successful.
Kelly Price @ The Soiled Dove Underground
The Wonder Years @ The Ogden
Charlie Puth @ The Fillmore
Celtic Thunder @ The Paramount
The Sword @ The Bluebird