This Week In Concerts – AFI, Glass Animals, UMS and More

Can you believe this is the last week in July? It was a stellar month for Denver concerts with upwards of 500 events occurring in a 31-day span. Take advantage of this last week by wrapping up summer with a national act or check out the 17th annual Underground Music Showcase (UMS) happening near the end of the week.

Monday, July 24

Pop artist Sabrina Carpenter is headed to LoDo’s Paramount Theatre to kick off the week on Monday as a stop on her De-Tour. Carpenter is gaining momentum in the industry with her singles released in 2017 along with the two full-length albums she released over the last two years. Joining Carpenter are pop artists Alex Aiono and New Hope Club making this a show that will have you dancing in your seat.

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Also see…

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band w/ The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band @ Red Rocks

3TEETH w/ Ritual Aesthetic, Kill Minus Nine @ The Marquis Theater

In The Valley Below w/ Flagship @ Larimer Lounge

Sports w/ American Grandma @ Lost Lake

Somewhere to Call Home, Contra, Unearnest Apologies, Black July, Silent on Fifth Street @ Herman’s Hideaway

Tuesday, July 25

Internet sensations 2CELLOS will be performing their renditions of classic songs at Red Rocks on Tuesday. The Croation cellists are known for their abilities to transform modern and classical era songs into creative string arrangements. Check out the duo’s Red Rocks debut and you will get the chance to see a unique show at a unique venue.

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Also see…

Tesla w/ Romero @ The Paramount Theatre

GoodRattle Hard Bop Quintet @ Nocturne Jazz

Byron Stripling & Carmen Bradford @ Dazzle Jazz

Mom Jeans + Graduating Life w/ Obtuse, Pretty Tired @ Lost Lake

Keenan TreVon @ The Roxy

Why Don’t We w/ Jazmine Lucero @ Larimer Lounge

Billy Gilmore Band @ Be On Key Psychadelic Ripple

Wage War w/ Gideon, Varials, Remain and Sustain @ The Marquis Theatre

Jesus Sons, Dream Phases, Creatures Choir, Family of Light Band @ Globe Hall

Wednesday, July 26

Glass Animals is returning to Red Rocks this year as a headlining act. In 2016, the pop indie group opened for a sold out Portugal. The Man at Red Rocks. Glass Animals’ live performances are known to be energetic and full of life. The opening act, Little Dragon, is an electronic group that formed in Sweden in 1996. If you’re looking for mid week jam session, this will be the show to catch.

*Sold out.

Also see…

Today Is The Day w/ Kayo Dot, Glacial Tomb @ The Marquis Theatre

Violent Femmes w/ Echo and the Bunnymen @ The Fillmore

Mura Masa w/ KUCKA @ The Gothic

Roni Size w/ Prophet Massive, Mikey Thunder, Jubee @ Cervantes’ Other Side

The Mammoths w/ Kind Hearted Stangers, Pierce Edens, Gypsy Whiskey @ Lost Lake

Christian Sands Trio @ Dazzle Jazz

Rico Jones Quartet w/ Walter Gorra Quartet, Daryl Gott Organ Quartet @ The Walnut Room

Allout Helter, abolitionist, Joy Subtraction @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

Ben Markley Trio @ Nocturne Jazz

Stephen Brooks Trio @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Thursday, July 27

This is angsty rock at its finest (in the best way possible). AFI and Circa Survive are coming to Red Rocks. Whether you’ve been a fan of both acts since the early 2000’s or you are just now getting into them, this will be one memorable show at a memorable venue. Both AFI and Circa Survive celebrated new releases in 2017. Joining the acts is Ohio and Michigan rock group, Citizen. This will be one head banging show you don’t want to miss.

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Also see…

Savoy @ Beta Nightclub

Dog Party w/ Sneeze Attack, The Stem Kicks @ Lost Lake

Underground Music Showcase Day One

Test Kitchen featuring A&R Andrew Barber, Francois Baptiste, @ Summit Music Hall

The Grass is Dead & The Wooks w/ Canyon Collected, One Grass Two Grass @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Dayseeker w/ As the Sky Darkens, Owleye @ The Marquis Theatre

Whiskey Shivers w/ Garrett Lebeau, RL Cole & His Angels @ Levitt Pavilion

Bent Knee w/ Tolstoy, Poor Bodhi @ Larimer Lounge

Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham w/ Christine McVie @ The Paramount Theatre

Thatcher w/ Future Days, Psychic Temple @ Lion’s Lair

Kaitlyn “KDubbs” Williams & Julian Cary Collective @ Dazzle Jazz

Adam Bodine @ Nocturne Jazz

The Black Lillies w/ The Cordovas @ Soiled Dove Underground

Peak2Peak w/ Phour Point O @ Globe Hall

Psydecar w/ Mono Verde @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Friday, July 28

EDM fans can breathe easy knowing a killer line up is set for this year’s HARD rocks. EDM legend Dillon Francis will be serving up some fire on the rocks to finish out the week. Joining the ranks of Francis are DJ Mustard, Destructo, AC Slater, Wax Motif and Kittens making this one bass heavy night. The work week is done, so celebrate the last week of July at Red Rocks and be prepared to dance.

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Also see…

Ryan McGarvey Band w/ Austin Young Band @ The Oriental

Chuck Lamb Acoustic Fusion Quartet @ Dazzle Jazz

Tula (Album Release) w/ King Friday the 13th, Sounds By Hug @ Globe Hall

Trio + 1 and Mark Diamond, Ellyn Rucker (Late Night Set) @ Nocturne Jazz

Citizen Dan @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

If I Fail (EP Release) w/ Stifle, Wreckards, Clock Strikes Midnight, The Backseaters @ The Marquis Theatre

Rastasaurus w/ Apex Vibe, Envy Alo, DJ Bloodpresshah @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Underground Music Showcase Day Two

The Paladins w/ The Lucky Few @ Goosetown Tavern

Blackhawk @ Grizzly Rose

Public Display of Aggression w/ The Midnight Marionettes, eHpH, Julian Black, Bean, DJ Katastrophy, Thantom, Biggie @ The Gothic Theatre

The Malai Llama Ft. Jennifer Hartswick w/ Sixty Minute Men, Digital Beat Down @ The Bluebird Theater

Summer Jam w/ Migos, Ludacris, Kid Ink, Post Malone, Kyle, Trev Rich, Amine @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Bodies We’ve Buried w/ For the Likes of You, Dead Crown, Son Survivor, One Way to Live @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

Travellers Music w/ S.T.O.I.C., Six-O-Clock, Your Relatices, TMC, Newce @ Lost Lake

Saturday, July 29

Sit down, be humble. Kendrick Lamar, Kung Fu Kenny, K-Dot or whatever you know him by, is coming to Denver. Lamar will be touring in support of his hit 2017 release of Damn. With support from rappers Travis Scott and D.R.A.M., this is sure to be one of Denver’s biggest shows of the year. There will also be a pop-up shop going up on South Broadway that will sell various merch and Damn.-themed items the day of the show.

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Also see…

Spiral Cell w/ Hellgrammites, Kongtoss, Udefy @ Lost Lake

Ces Cru w/ K. Colfax + More @ The Roxy

Mushroomhead w/ Hail Sagan, American Grim, Elete @ Summit Music Hall

The Sword w/ Big Jesus @ The Gothic Theatre

Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ John Medeski, The Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna @ Red Rocks

Underground Music Showcase Day Three

Zac Brown Band After Show ft. Blue Water Highway Band @ The Marquis Theatre

Dan Hubbard, Taylor Carson @ The Walnut Room

Herbie Hancock Tribute ft. Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), Dave Watts (The Motet), Joey Porter (The Motet), Garrett Sayers (The Motet), Dan Schwindt (Kyle Hollingsworth Band) w/ Kasey Russell & The Soul Shack @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

Ignatius Reilly w/ Jeff Crosby & The Refugees, Hyona Hill @ Cervantes’ Other Side

People Corrupting People w/ The Pineheads, EL Nirvano @ Lion’s Lair

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and The Delta Sonics (Late Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Annie Booth Quintet w/ Kathryn Radakovich, John Gunther Duo (Late Night) @ Nocturne Jazz

UMS Showcase @ 3 Kings Tavern

Eufórquestra w/ We’s Us @ Levitt Pavilion

Sunday, July 30

The Underground Music Showcase (UMS) is one of Denver’s most popular music festivals of the year. The four-day festival is a great medium to deliver local talent to the masses. Local acts of all genres will be featured at multiple venues throughout the South Broadway area. Although Sunday is the last day of the festival, the day is jam packed full of great acts. There is still time to pick up passes.

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Also see…

Bobby Ferguson Trio, Dale Bruning and Jude Hibler (Late Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Anthony Russo Band, Sarah Slaton (of Edison) (Late Show) @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ John Bell, The Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna @ Red Rocks

Chevelle @ The Fillmore

Making Movies w/ Jyemo Club @ Levitt Pavilion

Afton Showcase ft. Dreams of Narwhals, DA SCREECH, Donnie Young, Mantle, Pandemonium, The Wannabes @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Inficier, Fall of Scylla, Spit Black, Sulpherensis, Theia @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

Warbly Jets w/ And The Black Feathers @ Lost Lake

Public Safety, Before The Bulb, J.O.B., Box, The Lollygags, Wolf Van Elfmand, Treehouse Sanctum @ Globe Hall

School of Rock All-Stars @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

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