Another week, another music-filled seven days in the Denver area. The concert scene here is constantly alive, rooted in the variety of music. The bloodline lies within the dedicated music lovers that make up the city. Let’s check out what’s going on in the 303 for the first week of October.

Monday, October 3 2016

Recommended: Machine Gun Kelly @ Summit Music Hall

Based out of Cleveland, Machine Gun Kelly lives up to his name with lyrics that are quick and witty with an unique flow. MGK’s name was inspired the notorious American mobster George Francis Barnes, and he rose to popularity after his 2011 performance at SXSW that got the attention of Bad Boy Records. His debut album Lace Up featured a lot of collaborating with other hip-hop artists and his sophomore album General Admission solidified his position within the music industry. July 2016 brought MGK’s latest single, “Young Man,” featuring Chief Keef.

Get tickets here. (sold out)

Also see:

Tears for Fears @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Foy Vance @ Bluebird

Angela Parrish @ Moxi Theater

Cale Tyson @ Hi-Dive

Monday Night Menagerie feat. Ghost review, Crescent City Connection @ Cervantes’ other side

Such Gold @ Marquis Theater

Kitten @ Larimer Lounge


Tuesday, October 4 2016

Recommended: Dinosaur Jr. @ Bluebird Theater

Dinosaur Jr. is no newbie to the music scene. Their popularity began to rise as they rode on the wave of late ‘80s/early ‘90s alternative rock, crashing the music world with bands like the Pixies and Sonic Youth. They laid the foundation for where alternative rock music would go in the ‘90s. 2016 brought new music for the band with the release of their 11-song title Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not. Their show at the Bluebird will be the first of their two-night run, a run ensured to highlight the depth of Dinosaur Jr,’s music.

Get tickets here.

Also see:

Zen Tuesdays feat. DJ Digg & Guets @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

From Indian Lakes @ Marquis Theater

THE CULT @ Ogden Theatre

Brian Wilson @ Paramount Theatre

AJJ @ Summit Music Hall

Mr. Gnome @ Hi-Dive

White Reaper @ Larimer Lounge

Avi Buffalo @ Lost Lake Lounge

Lyapis/Brutto @ Herman’s Hideaway


Wednesday, October 5 2016

Recommended: The Weeks @ Larimer Lounge

Mississippi-based The Weeks’ show at the Larimer Lounge will definitely showcase the southern alternative rock this band fuses. Their debut album Comeback Cadillac highlighted the potential of this young band, as the band’s average age at the time was only 18 years old.  Just this September, they released their newest single, “Talk Like That,” a sign that the band will not stop making music any time soon. Their show at the Larimer Lounge will feature an opening act by the Cold Fronts.

Get tickets here.

Also see:

Defrance @ Lost Lake Lounge

Breast Friends, A Boobie Benefit @ Hi-Dive

Beartooth @ Summit Music Hall

Cryptic Wisdom @ Moxi Theater

Lindsey Stirling @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Pennywise @ Ogden Theatre

Ballyhoo@ Marquis Theater

Dinosaur Jr. @ Bluebird Theater

Matt Hires @ Walnut Room


Thursday, October 6 2016

Recommended: Bonobo @ Beta Nightclub

Legendary British musician, producer and DJ, Bonobo will be returning to Denver this week at Beta Nightclub on Thursday. Beta is home to Funktion one speakers, a sound system that amplifies the life behind electronic production. Bonobo was on the brink of a new sound for electronica in the early 2000s, experimenting with the genre that would end up expanding the sophisticated sound of his music. To this day, Bonobo still pushes the boundaries of his music and experiments with his signature sound. Bonobo records and performs live with an instrumental band, but at Beta, he will be sharing his skills as a DJ.

Get tickets here.

Also see:

Casting Crowns @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Matt Wertz @ Bluebird Theater

Maroon 5 @ Pepsi Center

C.W. Stoneking @ Lost Lake Lounge

Evan Holm & The Restless Ones @ Hi-Dive

Hypnotic Vibes @ Herman’s Hideaway

Kimi Most @ Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

Futuristic @ Cervantes’ Other Side


Friday, October 7 2016

Recommended: Tipper (Tip-Hop night) @ Fillmore Auditorium

The iconic glitch-hop, trip-hop, downtempo, electronic musician Dave Tipper will be kicking off his three-night run at the Fillmore Friday. Producing music since the ‘90s, Tipper has experienced first-hand the evolution of audio production and his experiments with tempos created a signature sound. He has headlined Colorado’s Sonic Bloom festival many times, this year included, and thus created a home for himself here in Colorado. The first night of his run will be a Tip-Hop night, with the following night being uptempo and Sunday night ambient. This in itself highlights his depth in music production.

Get tickets here.

Also see:

Dickie @ Walnut Room

Natural Child @ Lost Lake Lounge

A Tribe Called Red @ Larimer Lounge

Guilty Pleasures @ Hi-Dive

The Samples, The Humbuckers @ Herman’s Hideaway

Head For The Hills w/ Chain Station @ Cervante’s

Jason Hann’s Rhythmatronix  @ Cervantes’ Other Side

NAK 2 SCHOOL @ Moxi Theater

Kaytranada & Cashmere Cat @ Ogden Theatre

IAMX @ Marquis Theater

Crystal Fighters @ Bluebird Theater

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band @ Gothic Theatre

Michael Hornbuckle @ Oriental Theater

Bear Grillz & Midnight Tyrannosaurus @ Beta Nightclub


Saturday, October 8 2016

Recommended: The Floozies @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

Kansas-based electronic-funk The Floozies will be returning to Red Rocks this Saturday. September brought the Floozie’s newest track “Butt Rock” to life after the release of their 2015 Do Your Thing album. Their live performances is always a journey through sound, taking listeners to different realms of electronic funk. The Floozies will be accompanied by quite the openers, too, with Michael Menert, Sunsquabi and Russ Liquid kicking off the night.

Get tickets here.

Also see:

Grim & Darling @ Walnut Room

Tipper – Uptempo Night @ Fillmore Auditorium

Natural Child @ Lost Lake Lounge

Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Larimer Lounge

Ned Garthe Explosion @ Hi-Dive

Bass Control ft. 12th Planet & Megalodon w/ Jantsen, Lordswanx3 and Detrace @ Cervante’s

Jason Hann’s Rhthmatronix @ Cervantes’ Other Side

That 1 Guy @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

The New Mastersounds / Turkuaz @ Ogden Theatre

Saints of Never After @ Marquis Theater

The Selecter @ Gothic Theatre

Martina McBride @ 1st Bank Center


Sunday, October 9 2016

Recommended: Consider the Source @ Bluebird Theater

New York City progressive fusion-rock trio Consider the Source will be returning to the 303 this Sunday. The band is very hard to draw a circle around, as they gain inspirations from all corners of the music world to create their unique and signature sound. Their latest album World War Trio (Parts II & III) was a two-part album that highlighted the progressive fusion they have on global world sounds. Consider the Source will be sharing the stage with openers Duey & the Decimals and Widdlywah.

Get tickets here.

Also see:

Mile High Soul Club @ Lost Lake Lounge

Kikagaku Moyo @ Hi-Dive

Rocktober Fest @ Summit Music Hall

Keeplove? & Friends @ Cervantes

Lucky Luciano @ Moxi Theater

Tech N9ne @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Tipper (ambient Night) @ Fillmore Auditorium

Dweezil Zappa @ Ogden Theatre

Ringworm @ Marquis Theater

Jimmy Eat World @ Gothic Theatre

MOTHXR @ Larimer Lounge

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