Denver-area ‘don’t miss’ shows for October 2019
10/9 Mission Ballroom, Denver
The Raconteurs are back! Led by guitar freak Jack White along with Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence & Patrick Keeler, these guys just put out the first new music we’ve heard from them in ten years! The Mission Ballroom show is a “phone free” affair, so EVERYONE will be forced to actually watch and listen to the entire show! This means you too, Chad!
Yeah, a good old fashioned rock show without being shared to anyone’s ‘story, or retweeted or ‘grammed or whatever. Just shut up and listen.
10/15, 16 Pepsi Center, Denver
Tool. Seriously, Tool! Do we need to say more?
With a brand-new album that somehow had Taylor Swift fans up in arms (“Who is this band knocking Taylor off the charts?!!”), Maynard, Danny, Justin and Adam are back. If you’ve never seen this iconic band and their amazing visuals accompanying their one-of-a-kind sound, you are in for something!
Ghost Town Drifters • Special Guests
10/10 & 10/11 Cervantes Other Side, Denver
The Kitchen Dwellers, out of Bozeman, MT, have been making waves throughout the festy circuit around the country for their high-energy throwdowns. Their Jeff Austin Tribute show earlier this summer in Boulder was legendary, and they are creating droves of new fans with every performance. Give these guys two nights to show you what they’ve got and they will do that and then some!
Ghost Town Drifters have been forging a name for themselves on the Front Range, so don’t sleep on the opener for this one!
The New Mastersounds
10/10 Fox Theater, Boulder
10/11, 10/12 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver
The New Mastersounds are celebrating 20 Years with a 3-night Colorado run supported by Ghost Note. Eddie Roberts and company are shredding any stage they hit, but Colorado shows always seem to get even more love! With Ghost Note – “an explosion of sound” – joining them, these shows are going to be fire!
10/29 The Mission Ballroom, Denver
10/31 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison
Wu-Tang Clan still ain’t nuthin; to F with. Can you really pass up the opportunity to see this iconic hip hop band? Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of 36 Chambers, Wu-Tang will be taking over the Mission Ballroom on the 29th, then headlining an epic Halloween party at Red Rocks with Jedi Mind Tricks and Immortal Technique. Enter the Wu!
Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly
The Rock & Roll Dream Tour
10/7 Lincoln Center, Fort Collins
10/8 Paramount Theater, Denver
10/9 Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs
Ok, if you’re reading this and thinking, “Damn, I thought these guys were dead!”, you’re right. They’re very dead. Which is why this is on the list! Have you ever seen a performance by a couple of dead guys? Yeah, we all heard about the Tupac hologram, but this is a couple of rock legends in hologram form ‘performing’ with actual live bands and backup singers.
Admit it, you’re curious!
10/29, 30, 31 The Mission Ballroom, Denver
It’s HalloWEEN in Denver!
What could be better than a 3-night run of the cult of Ween! With no openers, Dean, Gene and the whole band are back to put on a 3-night stand of epic proportions. Grab a hotel in Denver, get your tickets, and settle in for the spookiest, Weeniest HalloWEEN of your life!
The Bluegrass Generals: Caravan to Wondergrass
Pickin on the Dead • Meadow Mountain • Winter Wonder Women • Banshee Tree
10/3 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom/Cervantes Other Side
The Bluegrass Generals, the local ‘super-group’ started by Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall of the Infamous Stringdusters, always brings the heat. Chris and Andy will be joined for this one by Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon), Adam Aijala (Yonder Mountain String Band) and Andrew Altman (Railroad Earth). Oh yeah, Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon) will also be in the building with Pickin’ on the Dead, along with Deadphish Orchestra. Add in the talent of the Winter Wonder Women, and there are sure to be plenty of impromptu sit-ins, collaborations and jams!
10/14 Ogden Theater, Denver
A Caravan Palace is part burlesque, part funk, part circus, part electronic and part jazz. Plus lots of other stuff. And a ton of fun!
With an incredible band and a high energy performance, Caravan Palace puts on a SHOW, not a concert. Put on your dancing shoes (and pants and hats) and join the party!
Bob Dylan and His Band
10/17 Thw Mission Ballroom, Denver
Bob Mother Effin’ Dylan! Yeah, no holograms here. It’s actually him.
Sure, he’s getting pretty old, and can’t sing like he used to (and let’s face it – he never used to), but the man is a legend. One of the most prolific artists, poets, songwriters of the past several genaerations, Bob Dylan has influenced just about everyone.
Give the man some respect, and go see him live! Let’s face it – there probably won’t be many more chances.
Tank and the Bangas: Green Balloon Tour
10/11 Gothic Theater, Englewood
10/12 Fox Theater, Boulder
Singer and poet Tarriona “Tank” Ball fronts Tank and the Bangas, a group that is unlike any other you will see this month, possibly this year. This five-piece group has a rare knack for combining various musical styles—fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz—into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own.
Watch Tank and the Bangas to see what you’re missing if you don’t catch them!
The Drunken Hearts
10/5 Cervantes Other Side
The Drunken Hearts are celebrating the release of their latest album, Wheels of the City. Produced by Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth, and producer of more great albums than we can count), Wheels looks to be an amazing follow up to 2018’s The Prize.
Always an incredible high energy throw-down, the Hearts are sure to rock the shit out of Cervantes in celebration. You’ll want to be there when they do!
The High Hawks
Vince Herman • Adam Gruel • Chad Staehly • Brian Adams • Will Trask • Tim Carbone
10/18 Fox Theater, Boulder
10/19 Cervantes Other Side, Denver
10/20 Aggie Theater, Fort Collins
This is one of those groups that a lot of unknowing folks might glance over on the calendar as something they’ve never heard of. That’s because you’ve never heard of them. But when Vince Herman enters a project, with members of Great American Taxi and Hardworking Americans, along with Adam of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades and Brian of Deadphish Orchstra, you’d better pay attention. Oh, and Tim Carbone!
Yeah, this is definitely one to mark on the calendar!
Tori Pater and Friends with Benefits: Songs of ’69
Pixie and the Partygrass Boys
10/4 Cervantes Other Side
Tori Pater is turning 50, and celebrating all things from 1969! With a cast of characters in support and a promise of “special guests, costumes, livestock, you name it,” this will definitely be a party!
Throw in Pixie and the Partygrass Boys, and it’s gonna be a chickens and whiskey kind of party! (Check out our Pixie and the Partygrass Boys interview to learn more.)
Songs From The Road Band
10/4 Gold Hill Inn, Gold Hill
10/9 Black Buzzard, Denver
10/11 Home Team BBQ, Aspen
10/12 Oskar Blues, Lyons
Songs From The Road Band has been making music for a decade, and just released their 5th album, “Waiting on a Ride.” The fact that you can still see them for free is astounding but somehow true.
With a week’s worth of Front Range Colorado engagements, you’ll have plenty of chances. Don’t miss out on these guys – trust us. You’ll be paying to see them next time!
You could play a key part in keeping Fox Theater and Boulder Theater afloat for future live music and events. Contributing to their recovery funds will help them be able to reopen their doors when the time is right.
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