Can you believe that we are about to enter the “-ber” months of the year? August was an incredible month for Denver concerts and it is certainly going out with a bang. For this week in concerts, you can expect nothing less than the traditional hustle and bustle of the Denver music scene. We hope you get the chance to get out and explore as many venues in the Mile High City as you can this week.

Monday, August 27

Recommended: David Byrne @ Red Rocks

On Monday and Tuesday night, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is coming to Red Rocks. Byrne’s solo material is a mixture of funk, soul and indie-rock all coming together to make a grooving sound. Earlier this year, Byrne released his most recent studio album American Utopia which includes hits such as “Everybody’s Coming To My House” and “Gasoline And Dirty Sheets.” Tickets are still available for Byrne’s two night Red Rocks run, so grab some while supplies last.

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Tuesday, August 28

Recommended: Teyana Taylor w/ DaniLeigh, YaSi @ The Ogden Theatre

Moving right along to Tuesday night, New York-based R&B artist Teyana Taylor is venturing into Colorado to headline The Ogden. Taylor’s music is hot, fun and will have you grooving to the beat without you even knowing you are. If you’re looking for some recommended listening, check out Taylor’s tracks “Gonna Love Me” or “Rose In Harlem” to get started. Fellow artists DaniLeigh and Denver favorite YaSi are on the bill for the evening as well.

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Also see…

Mad Dog Friedman & Alexander Bernat (Album Release) @ Dazzle Jazz

Hatcha w/ Fathomless @ The Black Box

Sandy Colfax @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

David Byrne @ Red Rocks

Wednesday, August 29

Recommended: Illenium w/ Said The Sky, Trivecta, Bass Physics, Toy Box @ Red Rocks

Originally from San Francisco, EDM DJ Illenium moved to Denver and quickly made it his home. On Wednesday, the producer is returning to Red Rocks to headline the legendary venue for a sold-out crowd. Last year, Illenium released Awake only to be followed up with the 2018 releases of all the remixes from the 2017 album. Fellow EDM artists Said The Sky, Trivecta, Bass Physics and Toy Box will join Illenium at the venue to round out the night.

*sold out.

Also see…

STEAM Wednesdays – Redlight @ Bar Standard

The Jeff Hamilton Trio @ Nocturne Jazz

Psyclon Nine, The God Bombs, Ritual Aesthetic, DJ Cymber 1 @ 3 Kings Tavern

Ski Mask The Slump God w/ Danny Towers, BandHunta Izzy @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

Thursday, August 30

Recommended: Shakey Graves w/ José González & The Brite Lites, Twin Peaks @ Red Rocks

On Thursday night, folk artist Shakey Graves is coming to Red Rocks. Alejandro Rose Garcia, better known by his stage moniker Shakey Graves, is known for his diverse sound that ranges from more acoustic-heavy folk to folk-rock. Earlier this year, Shakey Graves released his third studio album Can’t Wake Up which includes tracks like “Counting Sheep” and “Mansion Door,” in case you were looking for some stuff to familiarize yourself with. José González & The Brite Lites and Twin Peaks are set to open for Garcia on his 2018 Red Rocks run.

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Also see…

Jon Stickley Trio w/ Babywood Hatbox, Backslide @ Globe Hall

Kelly Harthan (Album Release) w/ Josh Walker, Montropo @ Syntax Physic Opera

Bike Night Band – That Infernal Racket @ The Venue

KMG Studios Takeover w/ COSINE B2B ESCHATON, DJ-SMiLLEZ, MAWKZ, THE COLLECTED, DUPER B2B HAZARDOUS TOFU, Superb Beats Collective @ The Black Box Lounge

Ley Line w/ Darling West @ The Walnut Room

AYSK (Artists You Should Know) @ Herman’s Hideaway

Deliciosa w/ Jackson Cloud Band @ Your Mom’s House Denver

Smokescreens + The Molochs w/ American Culture @ Hi-Dive

Coastal Wives w/ Anthony Ruptak, Le Grotto, Amazing Adventures @ Lost Lake

Benzi @ Beta Nightclub

Rehka Ohal (Day Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Ike Spivak “Never Better” (Night Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

An Evening with Holly Bowling: The music of Phish and the Grateful Dead Reimagined for Solo Piano @ The Bluebird Theater

Knower (Full Band) @ The Gothic Theatre

Kolars w/ Edison @ Larimer Lounge

Friday, August 31

Recommended: Phish @ Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Phish is returning to Colorado in classic Phish fashion for a three-night run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Phish is one of those bands that has an extremely strong and devoted fan base and their concerts are a sight to see. If you are a fan of jam-band style music, any one of their three shows will be worth your while (or go to all three if you think you can handle it). Plus, their festival Curveball in upstate New York was canceled a few weeks ago, due to poor weather and water quality, so the word on the street is Phish will be throwing down big time in Denver. Catch them one of the nights of Labor Day weekend starting Friday and ending Sunday, which means you have three chances to see this band in action.

Get tickets here.

Also see…

Elizabeth Rose @ Goosetown Tavern

Kenny Lattimore (Two Sets) @ Soiled Dover Underground

Terrapin Flyer ft. Melvin Seals @ Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple

Sumguy w/ Sliver, Abeasity Jones, TMC, Easy Lovin, Lesone, Ty Shells, DJ Mythik, SG6 @ Your Mom’s House Denver

Future Perfect w/ We Were Stereo, Bad Year, Sleep Union, Jason Mohr @ Hi-Dive

The Solution w/ DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez @ The Meadowlark

Funk Club w/ DJ Jason Heller @ Syntax Physic Opera

Cycles @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

The Trujillo Company (EP Release) w/ Decatur, The Patient Zeros, Post Paradise @ Lost Lake

Doctor P @ Beta Nightclub

Ritual Fridays – Spencer Brown @ The Church

Inspector + Roka Hueka @ Levitt Pavilion

Revenant Band @ The Venue

Bassedelic Szechuan w/ Ascension, Solid, Alexander @ The Black Box Lounge

Women In Jazz ft. Annie Booth (Day Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Jofoke Anem (Night Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Dan Schwindt “Beat Speak” (Late Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

JJ Murphy Trio (Late Set) @ Nocturne Jazz

Wade Bowen @ The Grizzly Rose

Amy Helm w/ Grant Sabin and the Juke Joint Highball @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Atmosphere w/ Evidence, Grieves, Dem Atlas, DJ Keezy @ Red Rocks

SALES w/ No Vacation @ The Bluebird Theater

Test Kitchen @ The Gothic Theatre

Larry June w/ Reve Kalell, Trayce Chapman, Ryan Alan, Pat Anthony, Dylan Montayne @ The Marquis Theatre

Spiral Cell w/ Nordic Daughter, Kate Merrill, David Other @ Larimer Lounge

Saturday, September 1

Recommended: Wake and Bake Brunch w/ DJ Imeh (Morning Set) @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

On Saturday morning, you have the chance to start your day the right way with one of Ophelia’s brunch sets. DJ Imeh hosts this Wake and Bake Brunch almost every month, and it combines two of the best things one could ask for – music and brunch. Whether you’re hungover, looking to explore Denver or just want to have a unique brunch, head on down to Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox this Saturday morning.

Get tickets here.

Also see…

The Rippingtons ft. Russ Freeman (Two Sets) @ Soiled Dover Underground

Terrapin Flyer ft. Melvin Seals @ Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple

Kitten @ Levitt Pavilion

Liquor Biscuit & Trickshot @ The Venue

1st Saturdays w/ Poten, Sean Michaels @ The Black Box Lounge

#045 – Chrissy Chris w/ Carasel MC, NVRSOFT B2B LOKSHOT, Syntax, X-TS Emcee, Relyt @ The Black Box

PHISH @ Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Mile High Soul Club @ Syntax Physic Opera

Knot Rock w/ Scott Uhl @ Herman’s Hideaway

The Juantee w/ Zeta June, More @ Your Mom’s House Denver

Dreadnought w/ Abrams, Giardia @ Hi-Dive

Pink Fuzz (LP Release) w/ Love Gang, Boot Gun @ Lost Lake

Ultra ’80s Live (Tributes to Depeche Mode, Erasure, and Wham!!) @ The Oriental Theater

Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles @ Dazzle Jazz

Bad Bunny @ Bellco Theatre

Gramatik w/ Gryffin, Haywyre, Ramzoid, Balkan Bump @ Red Rocks

Big Business @ Larimer Lounge

Sunday, September 2

Recommended: Jason Mraz w/ Brett Dennen @ Red Rocks

To wrap things up this week, Jason Mraz is returning to the Red Rocks stage on Sunday night. Mraz is known for any number of his recognizable hits such as “I’m Yours” or “I Won’t Give Up.” In addition to his already extensive catalog of material, Mraz recently released Know. which marked the singer’s fifth studio album. Joining Mraz on Sunday night is fellow artist Brett Dennen and tickets are still available, so grab them while you can.

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Also see…

Sunday Funday w/ Bands TBA @ Goosetown Tavern

Terrapin Flyer ft. Melvin Seals @ Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple

As Am I w/ Pause., Dark Oceanz, Jake Walker, Dende @ Your Mom’s House Denver

Jinx Jones w/ Adam Lopez @ The Oriental Theater

Kush Groove Sundays w/ DJ Thred Savage, Special Guests @ The Meadowlark

PHISH @ Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

The Friends & Family Fest ft. Brother Saturn, MYTHirst, Ambersmoke, J*Sutton, RNP, Eraserhead Fuckers, Tunica Externa, Metlay @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

Parkway Drive w/ August Burns Red, The Devil Wears Prada, Polaris @ The Ogden Theatre

Liz Brasher @ Larimer Lounge

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