The ten best concerts this weekend: October 5-7

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Jonathan Shoup
The Epilogues' CD release show tomorrow night at Summit Music Hall is just one of the ten best concerts this weekend.

Welcome to the weekend, amigos! Cold enough for you this morning? Yeah, we're feeling all sorts of brrrrrr over here. Only in Colorado can you go from eighty degrees to the thirties in the expanse of a couple of days. Alas, though, there's relief on the horizion, plenty of hot music this weekend to keep you warm and to melt the Front Range deep freeze that's set in. As always, we've got all of the shows listed in our concert calendar if you want to customize your own itinerary. Otherwise, keep reading to get the full rundown on the weekend's hottest shows.

See also:
- Chris Heckman of Epilogues on the new album and working with Greater Than
- Bop Skizzum is about to get all sorts of Coloradical
- Steve Marker of Garbage on his approach to production and living in Colorado
- Victoria Legrand of Beach House on how perfection is made up of many mistakes
- Poor Moon's Christian Wargo on how Danielson Famile and Pedro the Lion led to Fleet Foxes

10. KELLY JOE PHELPS @ SOILED DOVE | SAT, 10/6/12
Kelly Joe Phelps began as just another kid locked in his bedroom hacking out Led Zeppelin riffs. He eventually broke free of the confines of hard rock to study classical guitar, delve into the free-jazz movement and discover a passion for blues-centric folk. This stylistic combination and an unwavering desire to play it his way in the face of commercial failure has garnered Phelps -- who's hailed as much for his distinctive finger-picking style as for his lyrical approach -- plenty of critical acclaim. To some degree, this leaves him in limbo. Although Phelps doesn't change styles as frequently as Britney changes wigs, he's done time as a purveyor of blues and folk, and, more recently, as a free-ranging, finger-picking, singer-songwriter coffeehouse type along the lines of Leo Kottke, with whom he's frequently compared. Somehow he manages to wrap it all together, even tossing a little jazz improvisation or the occasional rock lick into his repertoire of complex instrumental passages and intricately woven narratives.

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Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

2637 Welton St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Boulder Theater

2032 14th St., Boulder, CO

Category: Music

Marquis Theater

2009 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Fillmore Auditorium

1510 Clarkson St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

The Soiled Dove Underground

7401 E. 1st Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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NicJaMBerg
NicJaMBerg

Hell yes!  But what about the epic show of Foxy Shazam and @findthefoot as well?!  Much love to Bop & The Epi's - #DenverLove

Josh Bradley
Josh Bradley

Damn straight Rob, I was gonna say that...but you forgot Grave! Looking forward to them more than the other two actually.

Rob Author
Rob Author

Morbid Angel and Dark Funeral, of course!

Juice Brenner
Juice Brenner

u do not have "devil makes three" on your list.....broaden your tastes westword backbeat person.....the band "garbage" is on there???? gimme a break!!!

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