Week two of June continues our absurdly huge Denver concert line-up. Red Rocks is progressing their incredible season of music as well as every other venue our city has to offer us. Stay tuned for updates of newly announced concerts.

Monday, June 5

Recommended: John Mellencamp, Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter, Lily & Madeleine @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater

American heartland/folk-rock musician John Mellencamp is slated to headline Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. The Indiana native began his career during the late 1970s when he moved to New York at the age of 24. There he met Tony DeFries, David Bowie’s former manager, who helped him land a record deal under MCA Records. DeFries is also credited with changing Mellencamp’s stage name to John Cougar in hopes the name would better appeal to audiences (which he would later change back to his given name.) His first two studio albums produced under MCA – Chestnut Street Incident and The Kid Inside – were not well received by critics and he was consequently dropped from the label. His 1982 release of American Fool was the breakthrough album that launched the then John Cougar into the forefront of the music scene. The chart-topping album attributed to his forthcoming success throughout the 1980s and mid-’90s which included hits like “Jack & Diane,” “Hurts So Good,” “R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.” and “Small Town.”

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Also see:

Welcome Home with The Weekend Classic, Two Cloths and a Barrel and 11:45 @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

Surfer Blood with Winter @ Larimer Lounge

Happyness with Rubedo @ Lost Lake

Vinyl Mondays presents Heshers and Hellions @ The Hi-Dive

Moonlit Mondays – Industry Night @ Ophelia’s


Tuesday, June 6

Recommended: Modest Mouse @ The Fillmore

During the ’90s and late 2000s, Modest Mouse became one of the most popular bands to emerge from the Pacific Northwest. Original members Isaac Brock, Eric Judy and Jeremiah Green founded the band in Issaquah, Washington circa 1993. Though cycling through additional bandmates over the years, the trio remained the foundation of the group up until 2011 when bassist Eric Judy abruptly – and without explanation – left the band. Decades prior to the departure of the pivotal band member, the group released their 1996 debut studio album This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About. Reeling on the edge of alternative, indie and experimental rock, they became reputable for their cynical lyrics and hard-to-define genre of music. Consequently the band’s distinctive sound garnered attention and praise from the underground music scene. In 1999 the band was signed to Epic Records and subsequently produced their second studio album The Moon & Antarctica. Though it didn’t sell as well as they hoped, the album was highly applauded by critics. Arguably, Moon helped spearhead their eventual progression into the mainstream spotlight. Favorable tracks such as “Float On,” “Dramamine,” “Cowboy Dan” and “3rd Planet” are only just a few hits of the band’s extensive list of notable songs.

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Also see:

Celtic Woman @ Red Rocks

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull @ Pepsi Center

The Pharos with The Windy Firs and The Ephinjis @ Larimer Lounge

Owleye with Titans In Time, Your Own Medicine, Dorsia and Under Auburn Skies @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen with Lonesome Days @ Cervantes’ Other Side

10 Years with Black Map and Against Himself @ The Marquis

Xasthur with Johanna Warren, Sugar Skulls & Marigolds and  Many Blessings @ The Hi-Dive

Bush with The Kickback @ The Paramount

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band @ Dazzle Jazz

The Mayhem Trio: Marlier, Bijoux and Gunnison @ Nocturne Jazz

Ophelia’s Open Mic with Soul Daddy and His Band @ Ophelia’s

Midnight North @ Be On Key

Boston, Night Ranger @ Fiddler’s Green


Wednesday, June 7

Recommended: Metallica @ Sports Authority

One of metal’s leading pioneers is headlining Denver’s biggest venue. The band of four dominated the ‘80s and ‘90s by incorporating topics the genre usually didn’t address such as current political affairs. The mix of the two propelled them into the spotlight, and frontman James Hetfield became one of the most respected songwriters of the ages. The Los Angeles-based musicians are best known for their songs “Enter Sandman,” “Until It Sleeps,” “The Memory Remains,” “The Day That Never Comes” along with numerous other tracks that have been listed on Billboard’s Top 100. Catch these band of legendary misfits this Wednesday at Sports Authority Field.

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Also see:

Phoenix w/ Miike Snow, The Lemon Twigs @ Red Rocks

Damien Escobar @ The Gothic

Native Station with Signs and Signals, Stray Suns and This Side Of Paradise @ Larimer Lounge

Mix Master Mike with Gatsby’s Ghost, Sid Madrid and KDJ Above @ Summit Music Hall

Big D And The Kids Table with Left Alone, Doped Up Dollies and Sorry Sweetheart @ The Marquis

RE: Search featuring Capleton with Natural Selectah, Nikka T, Mikey Thunder and Jubee @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Redwing Blackbird + Smokestack Relics with Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show and Blindrunner @ Lost Lake

Devastation On The Nation @ The Roxy

Jeremy Olander @ Bar Standard

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band @ Dazzle Jazz

Sean McGowan Trio @ Nocturne Jazz

Blackout! With Reed Wolf @ 3 Kings Tavern

Chuck Prophet @ Globe Hall


Thursday, June 8

Recommended: Brit Floyd @ Red Rocks

One of Pink Floyd’s greatest cover bands is set to headline the sandstone monoliths. Formed in the UK, the group consists of musicians Damian Darlington, Rob Stringer, Ian Cattell, Edo Scordo, Arran Ahmun as well as several other contributing artists. The group aims to embody the legendary rock band’s music and vision by performing their greatest hits such as “Astronomy Domine,” “Have a Cigar,” “Brain Damage” and “Echoes”.

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Also see:

Circles Around the Sun with Tyler Grant Trio @ The Ogden

Morbid Angel with Suffocation, Revocation and Withered @ The Bluebird

Easy Star All-Stars Performing hits from Radiohead, Dub Side of the Moon, Lonely Hearts Dub Band and more with The Late Ones and The Elovaters @ The Gothic

The Black Excellence Tour featuring Metasota with Greg Grease and The Lioness @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

Gang of Youths with The Solid Ocean, Anthony Ruptak & Midnight Friends @ Larimer Lounge

Bass Rising featuring Noisia with Dubloadz, Fury, Detrace and T.O.C. @ Cervantes

Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons with ClusterPluck @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Miss May I with Upon A Burning Body, Kublai Khan, Currents and Grey Days @ The Marquis

Clouds & Mountains + Valley Maker with Valley Maker and The Changing Colors @ Lost Lake

Christopher Paul Stelling with Deva Yoder @ The Hi-Dive

Emery @ The Roxy

Paul Kimbiris & The Dark Side Of Pearl with Kitfox and Shelly Rollison @ Lion’s Lair

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band @ Dazzle Jazz

Jean-Luc Davis’ Alternative Reality @ Nocturne Jazz

Jukebox Spiders with Worm and Benzidrine @ 3 Kings Tavern

Tanya Stephens with Judge Roughneck and Mountain Lion Dyansty, Judge Roughneck and Mountain Lion @ Ophelia’s

Folk-Punk! Featuring Matt Pless, Tinyhands, BabyTyrant, The Real Lying Rohr and more @ Seventh Circle

Motown Groove @ Goosetown Tavern

The Burroughs with Guerrilla Fanfare @ Globe Hall


Friday, June 9

Recommended: BoomBox & Nahko and Medicine for the People @ Red Rocks

American electronic/rock artist BoomBox is set for their Red Rocks debut this Friday. Boombox was originally a duo consisting of Zion Rock Godchaux and Russ Randolph though Randolph has since left the band to pursue a solo career in the beginning of 2017. The now solo artist is known for blending elements of blues and electronic – creating a genre explicitly his own. Wondering how to spend your weekend? Head to Red Rocks for a soulful, dancey way to start your weekend.

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Also see:

Lewis Del Mar with Anna Wise @ The Bluebird

Ok Go @ The Gothic

CHON with Tera Melos, covet and Little Tybee @ Summit Music Hall

Nuns Will Shudder with Son Survivor, The Murder Protocol, Awaiting Eternity, Frequency Drive and Image of @ The Marquis

Today’s Paramount (Album Release) with Berrik, Grammar School and Nevayda Gunn @ Larimer Lounge

The Party People with FunkStatik, Unfold, Phloethik and Shuj Roswell @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Electric Six with Northern Faces and Joy Subtraction @ Lost Lake

Planet Booty @ The Hi-Dive

Chodegang with Shank Aaron and !TYRO B2B Detrace @ Beta Nightclub

Bubba Sparxxx and Struggle @ The Roxy

Throwback @ Bar Standard

Cattle Axe with Audry and Psychotic Reaction @ Lion’s Lair

Chris Potter Quartet @ Dazzle Jazz

The Steve Kovalcheck Band and Paul Musso @ Nocturne Jazz

Stoney Larue @ The Grizzly Rose

The Trade-Ins Digital Release Show featuring The Patient Zeros and …And The Black Feathers @ 3 Kings Tavern

Cuffin’ hosted by DJ Big Styles (Motown on Mondays/So What!) and DJ Chonz @ Ophelia’s

Ready Set Go featuring Coal Town Reunion, Bonnie and the Clydes and Highland Ramblers @ Goosetown Tavern

Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Rob Drabkin @ Globe Hall

Randy Hansen Band @ Soiled Dove Underground


Saturday, June 10

Recommended: New Kids On The Block with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men @ Pepsi Center

New Kids On The Block are in Denver and we could not be more excited. Best known for their hits “Step By Step,” “You Got It,” “I’ll Be Loving You,” “Cover Girl” and much more, these throwback heartthrobs were the epitome of the 80s and 90’s boy bands. Consisting of Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre and Danny Wood, the group of five became the face of pop and R&B’s scene (of the time). And they have since remained pioneers of forthcoming pop bands. Head to the Pepsi Center to let your inner fangirl (or fanboy) relive your favorite tracks from one of the greatest boy bands.

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Also see:

Big Head Todd & The Monsters with Collective Soul @ Red Rocks

Vader with Internal Bleeding, Sacrificial Slaughter, Voices of Ruin and Micawber @ The Bluebird

Colors Presents: r&b Only with DJ Prints & Jabari @ The Gothic

The Goat Hill Massacre with Rise As Legends, Endlight, When Darkness Falls and River Run @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

Shatterproof with The Coast Is Ours, Never Let This Go and Overslept @ The Marquis

Tokyo Rodeo with Fast Eddy and Throttlebomb @ Larimer Lounge

Boogie Mammoth with Good Touch and Bourgeois Mystics @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Electric Six with Northern Faces and Viretta @ Lost Lake

A Giant Dog with Bud Bronson + the Good Timers and Dead Soft @ The Hi-Dive

The Crystal Method with Cognition and T-Rav @ Beta Nightclub

Authentik hosted by Trev Rich @ The Roxy

Say Werrrd? @ Bar Standard

Tom Waits For No Man with Helen Kelter Skelter and Black Market Translation @ Lion’s Lair

Chris Potter Quartet with The Delta Sonics @ Dazzle Jazz

The Organization plays Prince and Matt Skellenger/Matt Reid Duo @ Nocturne Jazz

Church Fire with Night Grinder and Biztech @ 3 Kings Tavern

Super Magick with Digital Beat Down @ Ophelia’s

Denver Vintage Reggae Society @ Goosetown Tavern


Sunday, June 11

Recommended: Marshmello @ Red Rocks

Electronic music’s newest edition has sold out Red Rocks. The producer remains unknown by wearing an oversized marshmallow helmet, but despite anonymity, he seems to continue to climb the charts. Combining elements of trap and progressive house, he’s known for throwing some of the bassiest shows known to the scene. Slated to perform with Jai Wolf, concert-goers should prepare for one of Red Rock’s hypest concerts of the season.

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Also see:

Langhorne Slim & The Law with Skyway Man @ The Bluebird

Days N’ Daze with Crow Cavalier, Chatterbox and the Latter Day Satanists and Ludlow @ The Marquis

The Outer Vibe with The Dirty Circuits, Andy Babb and the Big Beautiful Band @ Larimer Lounge

Afton Showcase featuring Hugh Manatee, The Rob Spears Trio, Brad Schlagel, Jarec Blake, Humble N Cool and SkyLink & Guests @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Taylor French with SumGuy, LesOne, Kounter Kulture, Worldz Famouz & G-Hetto, Tiffany Anne and more @ Lost Lake

Chris Rivers @ The Roxy

Perry West with Tough Old Bird and Pat Yeomans @ Lion’s Lair

Art, Khabu, & Bruce play the music of Lande, Young and Williamson @ Dazzle Jazz

Tears and Rain: ’20s, ’30s and ’40s Blues and Jazz DJ Tribute @ Goosetown Tavern

Acoustic Academy @ Soiled Dove Underground

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