Ten Best Concerts This Week: Sept. 24-28

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Aaron Thackeray
Rise Against kicks off a two-night stand tonight at the Fillmore with Gaslight Anthem and Hot Water Music.

It's officially fall now, according to the calendar -- and, well, the thermometer -- but that doesn't mean things have cooled down here in the Mile High City. While most of the shows have moved indoors, there's still plenty to choose from, including Rise Against at the Fillmore tonight and tomorrow night and SWANS at the Gothic to AWOLNATION at the Summit and Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Pepsi Center later this week. Keep reading for a full rundown of the ten best concerts this week.

10. FIREWATER @ LARIMER LOUNGE | MON, 9/24/12
Disgusted with the re-election of George W. Bush in 2005, Firewater ringleader Tod A left New York -- where he'd lived for the previous two decades and where he'd fronted Cop Shoot Cop -- and headed out of the country on a three-year journey that took him to the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Along the way, he wrote songs for Firewater's sixth album, 2008's The Golden Hour, and two years ago, he moved to Istanbul. He recorded Firewater's new album, International Orange, there during the Arab Spring, while bombs were going off around the city, as well in Tel Aviv, where the record was mixed. Tod A says that some of that energy of change seeped into the record; he also harnesses a bit of fiery punk vigor and injects the songs with worldly flavors, from bhangra to Turkish rhythms to ska, dub and mambo.


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Kwhip
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 @treethugger Big Gigantic will be awesome, for sure -- but it's on the weekend, so not one of the week's best shows. (Check back for our weekend list.)

Denver Westword
Denver Westword

Andy Burnett Big Gigantic will be awesome, for sure -- but it's on the weekend, so not one of the week's best shows. (Check back for our weekend list.)

Phil Banks
Phil Banks

https://www.facebook.com/events/495203263825467/ Is gonna be a good show to attend. From the guys who brought you, "Bands That Don't Suck" are bringing a early Hallow's Eve Music fest featuring: Despise the Sun, Carnivorous Greed, Harvest of Murder, Bound by Karma, From Slave to Kings, Dysdania and more. It's gonna be an eventful night. Go to http://www.ticketfly.com/event/161445/ for tickets to the event. See you October 6th.....Muah ha ha ha hack cough.......

Andy Burnett
Andy Burnett

really? how do you guys leave Big Gigantic & GRiZ off the list? that heater is gunna rumble red rocks. huge fail.

treethugger
treethugger

How is @BigGigantic not on this list?!?!

Kiko Woelfel
Kiko Woelfel

I think you missed the boat on THE two best shows this week, Westword: Nick Waterhouse @ Larimer Lounge (9/26) and Scott H. Biram Benders Denver (9/27).

wspanicfan
wspanicfan

There is a great show on Saturday at Cervantes. Craigstock West 2012. Dead Floyd, Fox Street Allstars, James and the Devil, Green River Vibe, The Grant Farm, Jessica Jones and Funky Johnson, Craigstock West Ensemble, Tori Pater, Hippie Sideshow Hootenany, Steve Suh

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