Ten best concerts in Colorado this weekend, Friday, August 31, through Sunday, September 2
Brandon Marshall Phish kicks off its three-night stand tonight at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
Welcome to the (long) weekend! As the summer heat continues, so do the shows. There's a great variety to choose from over the next few days, a healthy mix of imports and exports. We have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and break out your Sharpie. Otherwise, we've done all the heavy lifting for you and put together a list of the best concerts this weekend. Continue reading to get the full rundown.
- Dwarves' Blag Dahlia on kicking ass and not being old guys going through the motions
- IAMTHESHOTGUN: heavy, violent...and funny
- Holy Underground and Dirty//Clean want to grow Denver's electronic-music scene
10. MC CHRIS @ MARQUIS THEATER | THURSDAY, 8/30
Whereas most rappers make a name for themselves by slaying competitors in freestyle rhyme battles, MC Chris came up through strange circumstances: voicing a cartoon spider. Fans of the Cartoon Network's cult favorite Adult Swim series should know Chris from his hyper-obnoxious voice as Hesh on Sealab 2021 and various characters on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, including Sir Loin and Little Brittle. In one Aqua Teen episode, he made his hilarious mark by voicing the infamous MC Pee Pants, a gigantic diaper-wearing, gangster-rapping spider that rhymed "candy" with "Jessica Tandy." MC Chris's rhymes about ninjas, Pikachu and Dungeons & Dragons have rendered him godfather of the newest (and most poorly named) subgenre of rap: nerdcore.