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Wednesday, August 29
For nearly a decade, this jazz trio has been laying out fresh soul grooves and keeping the funk scene alive. However, with last month’s release of their new album, “No Place Like Soul,” Soulive has become a quartet, adding a permanent vocalist, Toussaint, to their ranks. With this addition, these New York musicians show that they can still break down the barriers of their genre and their own sound which becomes ever more eclectic as they age. Be aware, this show is 21 and up.
Doors: 8:30 p.m. Venue: The Fox Theatre Price: $20
Thursday, August 30
Artist: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Presented by Radio 1190, the avant-garde, experimental rock band Sleepytime Gorilla Museum is returning to Denver. Strange only begins to describe these Oakland rockers who came together in 1999. Anyone who digs new, different sounds and truly unique live shows will not be disappointed.
Doors: 8:30 p.m. Venue: The Ogden Theatre Price: $15
Friday, August 31
Artist: “Weird Al” Yankovic
“Weird Al” is back again, polka and parodies in tow, for the Straight Outta Lynwood tour based on his most recent album of the same name.
Doors: 8:00 p.m. Venue: Coors Amphitheatre Price: $29.50-49.50
Artist: Ben Kweller
26-year-old Ben Kweller has been making music for the past nineteen years, since his father taught him how to play the drums. Pursuing the rock-and-roll dream, Kweller formed several bands during high school and eventually dropped out to devote his life to music.
Doors: 7:00 p.m. Venue: Club 156 Price: $15
Saturday, September 1
Artist: Ben Harper
Fresh off of his work with the benefit project Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur, blues guitarist Ben Harper is touring again and making a stop at CU.
Doors: 8:00 p.m. Venue: Mackey Auditorium Price: SOLD OUT
Artist: B.B. King
At 80, the king of the blues is still touring and can still belt out legendary hits. Performing at Red Rocks at sunset gives King and his fans an enviable locale — nothing like watching King and his guitar, Lucille, with a Denver sunset in the background.
Doors: 6:00 p.m. Venue: Red Rocks Price: $49-$89
Sunday, September 2
Artist: The Allman Brothers Band
Yes, the Allman Brothers Band is still touring. Nope, Duane Allman hasn’t been resurrected yet. But, it should still be a rockin’ show, and honestly, how much longer are people going to be able to say they’ve heard “Jessica” performed live?
Doors: 6:30 p.m. Venue: Jazz Aspen at Snowmass Price: $45
Monday, September 3
Artist: The Killers
Tickets go on sale Friday August 31 at 10 a.m. for these indie rockers out of Las Vegas. Since the release of their debut album, “Hot Fuss,” in 2004 the Killers have sold over 8 million albums. Their new-age British-influenced rock has won them national and international awards. All ages admitted.
Doors: 8:00 p.m. Venue: The Fox Theatre
Artist: Projekt Revolution Tour
Beginning at 12:45 p.m., headliners Linkin Park featuring Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance, HIM, Placebo, Julien-K and others will be tearing up Coors Amphitheatre in Denver. One of the bigger annual tours of the summer, it’s not to be missed.
Doors: 12:45 p.m. Venue: Coors Amphitheatre Price: $24.50-$70
Tuesday, September 4
Artist: Snoop Dog
The legendary rapper out of Long Beach, Calif., will be playing the final of three shows in Denver on Tuesday. Fans better show up early for tickets and be aware, it’s 16 and up only.
Doors: 8:00 p.m. Venue: The Fillmore Auditorium Price: $36
Other Upcoming Shows:
September 6: The Kinsey Sicks @ The Fox
September 6: Jonny Lang @ The Fillmore
September 8: The Volcon Tour featuring Valient Thorr and the Riverboat Gamblers @ The Bluebird
September 10: Powerman 5000 @ The Bluebird
September 10: Radio 1190 presents Devendra Banhart with Rio de Medio @ The Ogden (A Benefit for the Native American Rights Fund)
September 10: Toots and the Maytals @ The Fox
September 11: Ryan Shaw @ The Fox
September 12: Against Me! @ The Boulder Theatre
September 12: Dubconcious @The Fox
September 13: Rise Against with Sum 41, Silverstein and Comeback Kid @ Red Rocks
September 13: Bright Eyes with Nik Freitas @ The Ogden
September 15: Cartel with The Honorary Title and Weatherbox @ The Ogden
September 16: KBPI presents Megadeath @ The Ogden
September 19: The Used, The Bled, Army of Me and Josephine Collective @ The Fillmore
September 20: Blue Oyster Cult with Roktapus and Pindral @ The Oriental Theater
September 20: Guster @ The Fillmore Auditorium
September 21: Sinead O’Connor @ The Paramount
September 22: KBCO presents Stephen Marley @ The Ogden
September 24: Velvet Revolver with Alice in Chains@ Coors Amphitheatre
September 25: Heaven and Hell, Alice Cooper and Queensryche @ Coors Amphitheatre
October 1: The Hot Hot Heat with Bedouin Soundclash and De Novo Dahl @ The Gothic
October 24: Tiger Army with The Street Dogs @ The Ogden
October 25: Channel 93.3 presents Dashboard Confessional, Augustana and John Ralston @ The Ogden
October 26 Brand New with Thrice @ The Fillmore
October 29 and 30: Livenation presents Gogol Bordello @The Boulder Theatre
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