10 Denver Shows You Need to See in January

Ring in the new year the right way with some great shows this January! Although December can be pretty slow when it comes to music (except for a few holiday shows here and there) there are already a ton of great artists, both local and national, playing in Denver to kick off 2018.

The Best Albums of 2017

It seems like every month of 2017, a new "album of the year" dropped. Whether it was Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. that changed your life or if it was a smaller, unsigned artist like Virginia post-hardcore band pulses. that was pumping through your speakers throughout the majority of the year, there's no denying that 2017 was a great year for music.

5 Artists You Don't Want to Miss at Decadence 2017

Not only is Decadence easily one of the best New Years Eve parties in Denver, but it is also one of the city's largest electronic festivals of the year. Unlike HARD, which takes place at Red Rocks in the blistering summer sun, you can get cozy inside the Colorado Convention Center and party the night away to some of the scene's biggest acts. The massive two-day lineup might seem daunting, especially since there are two stages and a silent disco to navigate this year, so if you're having some trouble trying to figure out who to catch, you're in luck!

10 Colorado Concerts You Can't Miss in December

2017 might be winding down, but for the Colorado music scene, things are still busier than ever. Although not many tours come through town this time of the year, there are a ton of local artists playing all over the state throughout the month of December. If you're looking for an excuse to get out of the house and ditch your family, a unique way to ring in the New Year or maybe you just want to discover some great new music, we've got you covered!

10 Colorado Concerts You Need to See in November

Even with the Halloween over and winter and the holidays quickly approaching, there is no shortage of great artists coming through Colorado in November. With the busy holiday season, it might be a bit difficult to make it out to every show you want to see, so we've narrowed down a list of ten must-see shows this month across Colorado.

Every Time I Die: 50th Time’s a Charm

Thanks to Every Time I Die, I've made friends who live widespread throughout the country. ETID shows aren't just concerts, they're gatherings for friends and families and a chance to celebrate this wonderful life that we all get to live. July 14th, 2017, ten years to the day of my very first ETID show, I saw them live for the 50th time.

Show Review: Hoodie Allen Doesn't Hold Back on His Aptly Named "Hype" World Tour

Known for wild performances, crazy onstage antics and encouraging crowd participation, Hoodie Allen is expected to put on a one of a kind show, and he certainly didn’t disappoint at The Gothic Theatre in Denver, Colorado over the weekend. Despite the fact that the show fell on the same night that deadmau5 had sold-out Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Hoodie Allen not only drew a large, nearly sold out crowd to the show, but he also kept them entertained for well over an hour with a high energy twenty-something song set.

Music That Doesn't Suck: The Vestige

Australian post-hardcore band The Vestige are just celebrating the release of their debut EP, Chronoscale, which was released on September 24th, 2017. Although short, the five songs on Chronoscale pack an emotional punch and will leave you feeling as if you've just listened to a full-length record by the time the unique closing track comes to an end.

13 Denver Shows You Don't Want to Miss in October

It always seems like spring and fall are the busiest times of the year for concerts and this October in Colorado is no exception. There are countless incredible artists (both local and touring) playing in Denver this month, but we've managed to narrow down things down to 13 shows that you can't miss this month - a fitting number for the spookiest month of the year. 

Music That Doesn't Suck: MassMatiks

London's MassMatiks describe themselves as in your face indie music, but they'd rather not be burdened by one specific sound or genre, and we wouldn't have it any other way. The band's most recent single, "Meat" is high energy, hip-hop tinged rock while the aggressive "Blank Wall" is a snarky punk anthem, and "4AM" finds them embracing a more emotional side of their sound. 

10 Shows You Need to See in September

As summer winds down and festival season slowly comes to an end, more and more artists are announcing their fall and winter tour dates, making September through November the best time of the year to catch a ton of great concerts. There are so many great bands coming through Denver that, on any given night, there are at least three or more shows to choose from, making your September schedule fill up fast. If you're still looking for some great shows to check out, though, we've got a few suggestions for you! 

Emo Nite Brings the Party Back to the 3OH!3

The second that the doors to The Marquis opened on Wednesday night, it was apparent that there was something different about this Emo Nite. Generally, it takes a few Fall Out Boy or My Chemical Romance hits to get the crowd going (especially those who have never been to Emo Nite before) but this time, the energy was high from the get go.

Music That Doesn't Suck: The Wise Man's Fear

It's somewhat hard to keep things simple when it comes to The Wise Man's Fear. The Indianapolis sextet dubs themselves fantasycore and it's a fitting title, especially considering the concept of their latest record, The Lost City which follows the journey of Cairne, the runaway son of a King who desperately seeks to start a new life away from his upbringing. The Lost City ties in with the band's theatrical 2015 release, Castle In The Clouds, and both albums are honestly worthy of a comic book or graphic novel adaptation. 

The Inaugural Engage Music Festival Shows Promise for the Future

Last weekend, twenty-one Colorado bands came together for the inaugural Engage Music Festival, which took over both stages at Summit Music Hall for twelve hours of non-stop local music. The concept of bringing together local artists for a day, or even a weekend-long music festival isn’t necessarily a unique idea, as any Colorado resident and music lover is at least somewhat familiar with festivals like The UMS and Westword Music Showcase, but what Engage founder Ben Weir did for the first year of this festival took guts. Spearheaded and funded almost entirely by himself and supported by friends that he has made over the years in the local music scene as the vocalist of alternative rock band Tonight We Rise, Weir essentially created this new festival from the ground up, booking all of the artists and finding every single sponsor on his own. Engage Music Festival certainly isn’t the first of its kind, but it’s definitely unique in its execution.

Get to Know the Artists of Engage Music Festival: The Prelude Press Stage

There are eleven MORE diverse artists playing on The Prelude Press Stage on August 12th (with one super secret headliner to be announced soon!) and we've broken down each artist and their set times below so you can prepare for the show. Learn a little more about some of our great local talent, let us know who you're most excited to see in the comments and stay tuned for the final artist announcement coming later this week! 

Get to Know the Artists of Engage Music Festival: The Hope Saves Stage

The inaugural Engage Music Festival is almost here! The Colorado locals-only fest will take over both stages at Summit Music Hall on August 12th, featuring 12 hours of of non-stop homegrown music from over 20 artists such as AMZY, One Flew West, The Anchor, Tonight We Rise and many more! With so many local artists packed into one venue, we want to help you get acquainted with them before the show so you know just what to expect!