New shows: Death Grips, Pinback, Born in the Flood reunion, Air Dubai CD release and more

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Born in the Flood comes bearing gifts to the Gothic Theatre this December.

A bunch of new shows this week to get excited about: Death Grips are finally making their way to Denver for a show next month at the Larimer Lounge, Pinback's coming to the Gothic after the first of the year, and there's a couple high profile local shows to get amped about. Born in the Flood is reconvening for a holiday show at the Gothic in December and Air Dubai is celebrating the release of its new album at the Ogden with a very special guest. Keep reading to get the full rundown, along with playlists from local radio special shows and this week's top album sellers.

See also:
- Breathe Carolina, Vail Snow Daze, 3 Doors Down, Daughtry, Eddie Money
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Aaron Thackeray
Air Dubai headlines the Ogden this December with a very special guest.

This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates

Death Grips, the Sacramento-based envelop-pushing hip-hop act featuring Zach Hill of Hella, which created a bit of a stir a few weeks ago by offering up its supposed major label debut, No Love Deep Web -- replete with penis-laden cover art -- up for free download, is slated to perform at the Larimer Lounge on Friday, November 23. Tickets ($16) for 16+ show are on sale now.

Pinback, whose new album, Information Retrieved, drops today on the Temporary Residence imprint, is coming to the Gothic Theatre on Tuesday, January 27. Tickets ($18-$22) go on sale this week. Speaking of the Gothic, there's another big show that's just been announced, this one all local and easily filed under must-see:

Nathaniel Rateliff has had a pretty successful career thus far, from touring the States with Mumford & Sons to building up a massive following across the pond. Before he earned acclaim on his own as a singer-songwriter, though, he was the frontman of a beloved local band called Born in the Flood. The band, which has been on ice for the past few years, is getting revved back up again for a special holiday show at the Gothic Theatre on Friday, December 21, to remind everyone what they've been missing. Nathan & Stephen, another popular on-again, off-again act from that same era, will share the bill with In the Whale.

Another big local show you should be aware of: Air Dubai has finished its new record, Be Calm, and will be celebrating its release with a headlining show at the Ogden Theatre on Saturday, December 15. While that in itself is totally noteworthy, get a load of who else is on the bill: Tone Lōc. Yes, Mr. Funky Cold Medina himself. If that isn't worth doing the wild thing on our leg, we don't know what is. Tickets ($20 plus fees) for the show, which also features Supervision, go on sale this Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m.

Finally, Femi Kuti, son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, returns to the Boulder Theater with his group, the Positive Force, on Tuesday, January 15. General admission tickets ($25) go on sale on Friday, October 19 at 10 a.m.

Visit our concert calendar for all Denver/Boulder area concerts.


Butcher Babies: With Gemini Syndrome, Thu., Nov. 15, 7 p.m., $12/$14.
Mac Lethal: Sat., Dec. 1, 8 p.m., $12/$14
Otherwise: Thu., Oct. 25, $10/$12.


The Denver Twist: With Protohype, Samples, Raw Russ and Black Actors, Thu., Nov. 15, 9 p.m., $5.


Femi Kuti & the Positive Force: Tue., Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m., $25.
Of Monsters and Men: Wed., Dec. 12, 9 p.m., $30.
Trace Bundy: With Josh Garrels, Fri., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., $18.50/$24.50.


Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk: With the Pimps of Joytime, Fri., Dec. 28, 9 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 29, 9 p.m., $20-$25.


Radio 1190's Pledge Drive Kickoff: Featuring Rubedo, Achille Lauro, Mancub and Mombi, Thu., Nov. 1, 6:45 p.m., $10.
The Wailers: Performing Survival, Fri., Dec. 28, 8:30 p.m., $26/$28.


Born in the Flood: With Nathan & Stephen and In the Whale, Fri., Dec. 21, 8 p.m., TBA.
Pinback: Sun., Jan. 27.


Death Grips: Fri., Nov. 23, 9 p.m., $16/$20.
Dom Kennedy: With Zeke, Polyester the Saint, Jay 305, NikoG4, Mon., Dec. 3, 9 p.m., $15.75/$20.
Fuck the Facts: Thu., Jan. 31, 9 p.m., $8/$10.
Kopecky Family Band: Mon., Dec. 17, 9 p.m., $8/$10.
Metz: With School Knights and Thee Dang Dangs, Mon., Nov. 12, 9 p.m., $10/$12.
Tanlines: Wed., Nov. 14, 9 p.m., $13.75/$16.


The Burial Plot (CD release): With Forty Fathoms, A Daydream Suicide, Bridges, Rather Dashing, Fri., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., $8/$10.
IAMTHESHOTGUN: With As The Sky Darkens, Sat., Dec. 1, 7 p.m., $8/$10.
Mac Lethal: Fri., Nov. 30, 8 p.m., $13/$15.
The Twelves: With Option4, Thu., Nov. 15, 8:30 p.m., $17/$20.


The Gromet (CD release): With Arliss Nancy and Chemistry Club, Sat., Nov. 17, 9 p.m., TBA.


Air Dubai: With Tone Loc and SuperVision, Sat., Dec. 15, 9 p.m., $20/$25.


Chuck Mead: Thu., Nov. 1, 8 p.m., $10/$15.
Duncan Sheik: With Courrier and Alpha Rev, Tue., Nov. 13, 8 p.m., $20/$22.50.
Groovefest: Featuring Soul School and Chase N The Dream, Sat., Nov. 3, 8 p.m., $20.
Lee DeWyze: Wed., Nov. 14, 8 p.m., $15/$18.
World Party: Wed., Dec. 5, 8 p.m., $20/$25.


Breathe Carolina: Sat., Dec. 15, 7 p.m., $18/$20.

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Location Info


Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

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Bluebird Theater

3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

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Boulder Theater

2032 14th St., Boulder, CO

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Gothic Theatre

3263 S. Broadway, Englewood, CO

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Fox Theatre

1128 13th St., Boulder, CO

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Larimer Lounge

2721 Larimer St., Denver, CO

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7 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

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1STBANK Center

11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, CO

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