Umphrey’s McGee, Illenium and the Best Concerts in Denver This Week

Thrice celebrates the 20th anniversary of his third studio album at the Fillmore on Monday 12th June and Ghostland Observatory will rock the dance floor at Gothic on Tuesday 13th June.

Umphrey’s McGee is playing two nights at Red Rocks with Moe. on Friday June 16th and Saturday June 17th, while Illenium takes over Empower Field for its Trilogy show on Saturday June 17th.

Read on for more of the best concerts in Denver this week:

3 times: The artist in the ambulance (20th anniversary)
Monday, June 12, 6:30 p.m
Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson Street

Thrice released his third studio album in 2003. The artist in the ambulance in which melodic post-hardcore seamlessly merges with emo-rock styles. Twenty years later, the California pop-punk band will celebrate this landmark album by performing it in its entirety. Arizona alternative shoegaze metal group Holy Fawn offers support.

Ghostland Observatory
Tuesday, June 13, 8 p.m
Gothic Theatre, 3263 South Broadway, Englewood

Austin-based dance duo Ghostland Observatory’s music is best described as “electro-dance-soul-rock.” The two have been throwing the best parties together for almost two decades and headlined the 2010 Westword Music Showcase.

Olivia Jean
Wednesday, June 14, 8 p.m
Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 East Colfax Ave

Olivia Jean always knew she wanted to make headbanging hits that melt faces and make walls shake (she formed her first band in second grade), and she’s a creepy rock-and-roll force to be with that you have to calculate. At 16 she attended her first major concert – the White Stripes – and three years later worked with Jack White on his label Third Man Records. Thirteen years later and after many successful musical endeavors together, White proposed to Olivia and they married last year! Denver rockers French Cuffs open the show.

LEGS. The Band (EP Release Party)
Thursday, June 15, 9 p.m
Hi-Dive, 7 South Broadway

The Denver guys from LEGS. The band knows how to rock the house and give their melodies an undisguised touch. Denton, Texas garage punk band Hen & the Cocks and local rockers The Ephinjis and Gila Teen provide support.

Umphrey’s McGee
Friday 16 June and Saturday 17 June at 6:30 p.m
Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison

Following his show at the Dillion Amphitheater on Thursday, June 15, Umphrey’s McGee will take over at Red Rocks for two more nights. The six-piece jam band just celebrated their 25th anniversary and are known for their unique fusion of prog rock, funk, jazz, reggae and metal (rare among most popular jam bands). Legendary jam rockers moe from Buffalo, New York. support all three shows.

Illenium: Trilogy
Saturday, June 17, 5 p.m
Empower Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant Street

Nicholas Miller (aka Illenium) has decided to focus more on his dubstep music production after seeing Bassnectar at Red Rocks in 2012. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Denver to attend school at UCD and still resides in the Mile High City. He is now on tour to present his fifth album. illium. If you’re warming up for his “Three Sets in One Night” concert, he’ll be playing an official pre-party show at the Mission Ballroom on Friday, June 16th.
Rival Sons: The Darkfighter trip
Sunday, June 18, 7 p.m
Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax Ave

The Long Beach rock ‘n’ rollers in Rivals Sons embody everything that made most classic rock bands great, and they clearly flaunt their influences in the blues-soaked hard rock songs they’re best known for . Watch them perform numbers from their newly released seventh album, Darkfighter, at The Ogden. Austin psych rock band Black Angels and up-and-coming LA punk rock group Starcrawler will provide support.

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