Thanksgiving weekend is upon us. It is also consequently one of the most celebrated party weekends of the year. Maybe it’s because you try to avoid the inevitable political dinner table conversations, live far away from where your family is celebrating, or just simply hate the sensationalism that surrounds the holiday season. Or maybe you enjoy the gluttony of eating seasonal meals and are looking to enjoy some time off from work.

Regardless of your connections to the holiday season, something remains constant in Denver, the live music scene. We at 303 Magazine have outlined a few fun musical events happening this Thanksgiving weekend.

Wednesday, November 23

Known nationally as one of the biggest party nights of the year, the Mile High city is not lacking with live music to celebrate. Let’s check out what’s going on the eve before the Thanksgiving feast.

The Yawpers @ Bluebird Theater

The Yawpers.

The Yawpers.

When: Wednesday, November 23 at 9 p.m.

Where: The Bluebird Theater – 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $15-18; tickets available here

The Lowdown: Denver-locals the Yawpers will be playing this Wednesday with The 4ontheFloor and Grant Sabin. The Yawpers’ contemporary take on “rawk-n-roll” provides listeners with a glimpse inside a different kind of sound fusion. Members Nate Cook, Jesse Parmet and Noah Shomberg combine a lot of musical elements that has created a very signature sound that’s almost like a marriage between country and rock. The band took flight in Denver’s music scene in 2011, and have not looked back since. This Wednesday evening show will be sure to have you jumping up and down, releasing any frustration the work week or the holiday season may bring  you.

Bassgiving – Kill the Noise

Photo Courtesy of Kill the Noise's Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Kill the Noise’s Facebook Page

When: Wednesday, November 23 at 9 p.m.

Where: Beta Nightclub – 1909 Blake St., Denver

Cost: $20 for one night, $50 for a three-day pass; tickets available here

The Lowdown:  Enjoy Beta’s first night of “Bassgiving” this Wednesday night with a set by Kill the Noise. Celebrate the bass with Beta’s high class sound system and prominent bass heavy EDM DJ from New York. Kill the Noise has been producing music since 2003, both creating and riding the wave of the constantly evolving electronic music scene. “Bassgiving” is a three-night event for Beta Nightclub’s Thanksgiving week’s concert events.

Late Night Radio

Photo Courtesy of Late Night Radio's Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Late Night Radio’s Facebook Page

When: Wednesday, November 23 at 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Ogden Theater – 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $10 (while supplies last); tickets available here

The Lowdown: Late Night Radio serves as a compliment to the melting pot of electronic music home to Denver. Encompassing a mixed sound of funk, soul, electronic and hip-hop, members Alex Medellin and Tyler Crawford Unland have made a splash in the music scene with their unique combination of electronic elements that entices listeners to both dance and trance out. Accompanying Late Night Radio to create a stellar electronic line-up is the Russ Liquid Test (full band), Flamingosis and Statik.

The Lipgloss Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party

Photo Courtesy of Bar Standard's Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Bar Standard’s Facebook Page

When: Wednesday, November 23 at 9 p.m.

Where: Bar Standard – 1037 Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Regardless of your plans for Thanksgiving, whether it may be a family dinner or watching Netflix alone, Lipgloss cordially invites you to dance the night away at their 21+ Thanksgiving Eve party at Bar Standard. There will be music by Tyler Jacobson, Michael Trundle and Tim Alexander, who will be playing all the greatness from indie, brit-pop, soul and more. The Bar Standard building will be fully open, so you can have the chance to check ’80s alternative rock and goth downstairs.

Thursday, November 24

Gobble Gobble! If you can ply yourself off of the couch after a turkey coma or a movie bender, there is plenty of music to see in the 303. What better way to celebrate a Friday off than a Thursday night out? That is, of course, if you’re not camping out for Black Friday deals.


Photo Courtesy of Event's Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Event’s Facebook Page

When: Thursday, November 24 at 9 p.m.

Where: Syntax Physic Opera – 554 S. Broadway, Denver

Cost: $5

The Lowdown: Get funked up this Thanksgiving at the Syntax Physic Opera. Mile High Soul Club will be a hosting a Funksgiving to dance off that huge Thanksgiving meal, while also benefiting Hunger Free Colorado so those less fortunate can also enjoy a nice meal. DJ Jason Heller and Rachel Wolfe will be spinning vinyls of ’70s funk all night, 21+ with a $5 cover.

Bassgiving – Ephwurd, SVYR & Timba

Photo Courtesy of Beta's Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Beta Nightclub’s Facebook Page

When: Thursday, November 24 at 9 p.m.

Where: Beta Nightclub – 1909 Blake St., Denver

Cost: $20 for one night, $50 for a three-day pass; tickets available here

The Lowdown: Electrify Thanksgiving with Ephwurd, the Canadian-American dynamic duo comprised of Datsik and Baiswurd, at Beta Nightclub. The show will feature opening acts by SVYR and Timba to get the blood flowing. This apart of Beta’s “Future Thursdays,” and an appropriate pick as Ephwurd’s sound exemplifies the progression and evolution of electronic music.

Friday, November 25

If you’re not one to wait in lines and potentially get stomped on while shopping for a TV, there is plenty of live music to check out in the Denver area. Or, if you’re looking to get the best deal on some albums, there are even sales at some of Denver’s most beloved music stores. Let’s check out what music inspired events are happening this Black Friday.

Bassgiving – Pendulum DJ Set

Photo Courtesy of Pendulum's Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Pendulum’s Facebook Page

When: Friday, November 25 at 9 p.m.

Where: Beta Nightclub – 1909 Blake St., Denver

Cost: $20 for one night, $50 for a three-day pass; tickets available here

The Lowdown: The Aussie’s are coming this Friday for some post-Thanksgiving dessert. Pendulum will be performing a DJ set at Beta Nightclub to showcase the power behind their sounds while utilizing the amazing speakers home to Beta. The show is apart of Beta’s “Gravity Fridays”, a night dedicated to having your weekly dose of “bass” with heavy headliners playing on the funktion ones and alter your gravity while being in the nightclubs intimate layout.

“Black Attire Affair” Party

Photo Courtesy of Lumi Nightclub's Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Lumi Nightclub’s Facebook Page

When: Friday, November 25 at 10 p.m.

Where: Lumi Nightclub – 1416 Market St., Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Go out and enjoy one of Denver’s newest nightclubs Lumi. As the day is filled with sales, the night is filled with fun and drink deals. Lumi will be hosting a Black Attire Affair party, where guests are encouraged to dress in all black and enjoy the intricacies the club offers. There is no cover and DJ Manos will be spinnin’ the tunes.