Independence Day isn’t the only thing to celebrate this week. Embrace the thriving Mile High music scene with shows of every kind kicking off the month of July. Celebrate a local bands album release, catch that national show you’ve been anticipating all year and even set time aside for an all day, or even weekend, music festival. Denver’s music scene never lets us down, so don’t let it down — get out and explore these upcoming concerts.

Monday, July 3

Recommended: Zeds Dead w/ Ghastly, REZZ, Camo & Krooked, Nebbra, GG Magree, Pham @ Red Rocks

Canadian electronic duo, Zeds Dead, will shake Red Rocks on July 3 alongside six powerful opening acts. Zeds Dead and the openers joining them are known for putting on absolutely electric performances, with innovative light and stage technology perfectly accompanying the progressive and diverse style all of the acts employ to make every single audience member jump up and down at the right moments.

Get tickets here.

Also see…

Shakewell + Ramirez + Germ, Swizzy J, Sysco and Father P @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Rumble Young Man Rumble with The Leshen and Stasis of Seasons @ Larimer Lounge

Bud Bronson & The Good Timers with Panther Martin and Vic ‘n’ the Narwhals @ Hi-Dive

Low Hanging Fruit w/ King Sayles, S.iah, Philososmith @ Globe Hall

Seeyouspacecowboy, Hapless, Faim, Euth @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

Red White and Blow w/ BlowUpDollz, Iron Tear, Revyval @ Herman’s Hideaway

Tuesday, July 4

Recommended: Train w/ O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

This Fourth of July Train will play Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre and joining them is O.A.R. Train just released their newest album, A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat, in January, the album is proof that the band can still produce top notch music without founding member and now ex-lead guitarist, Jimmy Stafford. The album, which debuted number eight on Billboard’s Top 200 during its first week is sure to make you want to go dance around outside with a big smile this Independence Day.

Also see…

Blues Traveler w/ Rusted Root, Spin Doctors & The Samples @ Red Rocks

Gamma Death Wave w/ Meeting House and Flyin’ Hot Saucers @ Lost Lake

Fasor 4th of July Party w/ CRL CRRL @ Lion’s Lair

DJ Clark Thomas @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Product of Hate, IKILLYA, Insurgence and more @ Herman’s Hideaway

Wednesday, July 5

Recommended: Guitar Wolf w/ Issac Rother and the Phantoms and Poison Rites @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

On July 5, Japanese rock band, Guitar Wolf will play The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall. Joining the hard rocking band is Isaac Rother and the Phantoms as well as Poison Rites. Guitar Wolf is known for their piercing vocals and screaming guitar riffs. Guitar Wolf is credited with creating the sub-genre Jet Rock and Roll which describes the band’s incredibly powerful and fast style perfectly.

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Also see…

Flume w/ Baauer, Touch Sensitive @ Red Rocks

Toxic Kid with Ballistic Biscuit @ Lost Lake

Bondax w/ Congo Sanchez, Aaron Bordas, Mikey Thunder & Jubee @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Diana with Nicholas Krgovich @ Larimer Lounge

Fit For An Autopsy, Tombs, Moon Tooth and It’s Always Sunny in Tijuana @ The Marquis Theater

Salaam/Shalom – A Celebration of Arabic and Jewish Music @ Dazzle Jazz

Ben Markley Trio @ Nocturne Jazz

eHpH, TETRAKROMA, and The Proto Whats? @ 3 Kings Tavern

Freewheel Trio w/ Circus No.9, Your Friendly Neighborhood @ Globe Hall

Dave Honig @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

The Cherry Tops, The StickUps, Fast Eddy @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

Jessie Davis w/ Teledonna, Ross and the Geezers @ Herman’s Hideaway

Thursday, July 6

Recommended: Queen w/ Adam Lambert @ Pepsi Center

This Thursday, let Queen and Adam Lambert rock you at the Pepsi Center. Watch original Queen members, Brian May and Roger Taylor play the classics while Lambert hits those high notes as he steps into the role of lead singer. Also on stage will be Spike Edney on the keyboard. Edney was a regular on Queen’s tours. On Bass will be Neil Fairclough and Roger Taylor’s son, and Rufus Tiger Taylor will play percussion. While right now the group is only touring, there have been some hints and rumors surrounding the idea of them recording some original material so keep an eye out for that.

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Also see…

Phil Wiggins & George Kilby Jr. Trio @ Dazzle Jazz

Adam Bodine Tiro @ Nocturne Jazz

Duke Robillard @ The Oriental

American Grandma w/ Toothbone and Coo Coo Bad Brains @ Lion’s Lair

Jukebox Spiders @ 3 Kings Tavern

SAMVEGA w/ Today’s Paramount, Admiral, Alex Restivo, Vomit Countdown @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

Rodina w/ Joe Tatton of the New Mastersounds @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Almost, Maine, From Thin Air, Rain in July, I’m Glad It’s You and Not My Weekend @ The Marquis Theater

The Knock w/ Kitty Crimes, Venus Cruz & What Young Men Do and Grim & Darling @ Larimer Lounge

The Haunted Windchimes w/ Thunder & Rain and The River Arkansas @ Cervantes’ Other Side

TOW’RS w/ Edison and I Was A Fire @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

Maggie Koerner w/ RL Cole @ Globe Hall

Pink Martini w/ the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Rufus Wainwright @ Red Rocks

Jacuzzi Boys with Dirty Few and Shiii Whaaa @ Lost Lake

Thou w/ Cloud Rat, Moloch, False and Primitive Man @ Hi-Dive

The Barbelfish Balkan Band @ Soiled Dove Underground

Felix Cartal with Ghosts @ Beta Nightclub

Friday, July 7

Recommended: The Avett Brothers with Dr. John & The Nite Trippers @ Red Rocks

The Avett Brothers will have Red Rocks Amphitheatre stomping and singing for an entire three-day run starting July 7 and ending July 9. Joining them will be Dr. John and the Nite Trippers on July 7, Chatham County Line on July 8 and Shovels & Rope on July 9. The band’s most recent album, True Sadness, released in June of 2016 topped out at number three on Billboard’s top 200. Despite the name, the album is not sad but almost has a hopeful quality to it making it the perfect album to listen to while surrounded by the scenery that is Red Rocks.

Get tickets here. Note – Official tickets for July 7 and 8 are sold out, but tickets are still available for July 9 for their performance with Shovels & Rope. 

Also see…

Skism with Space Laces and Slabs @ Beta Nightclub

This Wild Life @ The Bluebird

Rival Sons w/ Nate Cook @ The Gothic

Chris Travis @ The Roxy

Guilty Pleasures @ Hi-Dive

The Munsens with Oryx and Ghosts of Glaciers @ Lost Lake

Grayson Capps @ The Walnut Room

J.D. Wells and the Blood, Siveria @ Globe Hall

Frank and Deans, Reno Divorce @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

California Voodoo w/ Shakedown Street @ Be On Key Psychadelic Ripple

Pig with Ghostfeeder, Julien-K and DJ Slave1 @ Summit Music Hall

Town Mountain with Tenth Mountain Division and Good Gravy! @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Stone, Broken Teeth, Lonely Bones, Uneasy Peace and Lockjaw @ The Marquis Theater

Pat Green @ Grizzly Rose

SKSS w/ Fasplants and the Hacks @ Lion’s Lair

“Richardson” Richardson, Opsiden @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

The Matt Skellenger Group @ Dazzle Jazz

Trio + 1 @ Nocturne Jazz

Dave Devine Trio (late show) @ Dazzle Jazz

Halloween in July Fest w/ Assemblage 23 @ Bar Standard

Pat Green @ The Grizzly Rose

Hot Apostles w/ Ryan Chrys and The Rough Cut and Jane Doe @ 3 Kings Tavern

Roka Hueka w/ Alcapones and Roots, Rice & Beans @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Marcia Ball @ Soiled Dove Underground

Saturday, July 8

Recommended: Ghost B.C. @ The Fillmore

Swedish rock band, Ghost B.C. will be performing at the Fillmore Auditorium on July 8. Ghost’s most recent album, Meloria, released in 2015 won Best Hard Rock/ Metal Album at the 2015 Grammis Award (Swedish music awards) and lead single off the album, “Cirice” won Best Metal Performance at the 2016 Grammys. Making this concert even better, joining Ghost B.C. is local Denver “doom-rock” band Khemmis.

Get tickets here.

Also see…

The Avett Brothers w/ Chatham County Line @ Red Rocks

Citizen Dan @ The Oriental

Jofoke Salutes Joe Keel @ Dazzle Jazz

Joshua Trinidad & Ian Argys, The Peter Sommer Quartet @ Nocturne Jazz

Dryer Fire w/ Piranha Solution, Sinister Pig, Theft Under A Thousand @ Lion’s Lair

California Voodoo w/ Shakedown Street @ Be On Key Psychadelic Ripple

Ford Theater Reunion w/ Granny Tweed and Special Guests @ 3 Kings Tavern

Dead Rabbitts, I Set My Friends On Fire, Set to Stun, Northern Ghost, Mosaic @ The Marquis Theater

Blue Lane Fronteirs, Bloomers @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

OmegaMode with Aweminus b2b Definitive, Crowell b2b Codd Dubbz, Joof b2b Morf, UVS Gang and Art @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

Wendy Clark Band @ Herman’s Hideaway

Denver Vintage Reggae Society @ Goosetown Tavern

Radio Moscow with Petyr @ Larimer Lounge

A-Mac & The Height with Robby Wicks Band, Lola Rising and Dear Me @ The Bluebird

Birdtalker w/ Austin Manuel @ Globe Hall

Get Scared with Famous Last Words and World War Me @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

Land Lines with Modern Leisure and Nasty Nachos @ Lost Lake

Charlie Parr with Patrick Dethlefs and Wolf van Elfmand @ Hi-Dive

Phora @ The Roxy

Caney Creek Company w/ Fireside Collective @ The Walnut Room

Pierce Fulton @ Beta Nightclub

Sunday, July 9

Recommended: The Adam Bodine Trio @ Dazzle Jazz (day show)

On July 9 head over to Dazzle Jazz to hear some original compositions by Denver’s own Adam Bodine Trio. Known for a level of creativity not often found, Bodine takes jazz to places one might not expect. In 2013 the group released an entire album of Nirvana covers which somehow rock, but in a jazzy sense. As unique and progressive as the group’s recorded works are, they are best known for their live shows, which features heavy improvisation making it so you can’t fully understand the magic of the band without experiencing them first hand. Check out the new Dazzle @ Baur’s over Sunday brunch.

More information here.

Also see…

Scuba @ Beta Nightclub

Ghostradio w/ Ghost Lit Kingdom, Before the Bulb and How Strange @ Lost Lake

Moonrise Nation w/ Montropo and Shark Dreams @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

The Avett Brothers w/ Shovels and Rope @ Red Rocks

Otherwise and Through Fire @ The Marquis Theater

The Healthy Herd w/ Bryan McPherson and Luke Callen @ Lion’s Lair

Dr. Lonnie Smith’s Evolution (late show) @ Dazzle Jazz

Toi Et Moi @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Road to Velorama w/ Bear Antler, Many Mountains, The Threadbarons, Tyler Imbrey & The Ghost Review, The Dirty Circuits, The Midnight Club, Compliments to the One and The Hits @ Larimer Lounge

Uncle Lucius w/ Vandoliers @ Soiled Dove Underground

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