The ten best concerts this weekend: 12/7-12/9

Katie Hovland
NOFX's show tonight with Teenage Bottlerocket and Elway at the Fillmore is one of the weekend's ten best concerts. Keep reading to see what other shows we picked.

Welcome to the weekend, y'all. Breathe easy. You made it. Good Friday to you. And, oh, what a good Friday it is. Another stacked weekend of music awaits you. Just like the Broncos win streak continues, so does the steady stream of solid shows, whether you're hankering for some old-school punk or old school hip-hop or feeling like getting your jazz on, we've got you covered. If you're an insatiable completist, we've got all of this weekend's shows listed in our concert calendar. If you'd prefer a more curated approach, as always, we've singled out the best shows this weekend. Keep reading to get a full rundown of the ten best concerts this weekend.

See also:
- Fat Mike of NOFX on pornography, punk-rock parenting
- John Scofield on jamming with Medeski, Martin & Wood
- Todd Snider on how he thinks of acoustics and mandolins when he thinks of Colorado
- Sole on the perils of perpetually pushing boundaries
- Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp on making people think twice
- Man Mantis on how his mom helped him craft his first mask
- Never Shout Never's Christofer Drew on "green crack," his favorite strain of marijuana

If you missed the show last night at the Ogden in which he and crew just crushed it (read our review to see what you missed), you've got another chance to catch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis tonight at the Aggie in Fort Collins. The Seattle-based rapper's latest album, The Heist, is currently resting at number 37 on iTunes, but when it was first released, the record both topped that chart and held down the number-two spot on Billboard on the strength of its first-week sales. While chart rankings are hardly meaningful these days, what makes this feat impressive is the fact that the XXL freshman and Westword Music Showcase alum issued the album entirely on his own. Besides being a highly capable MC, Macklemore brings a certain genuineness and relatability to his music that's easy to embrace, whether he's playfully espousing the virtues of thrifting or poignantly taking a stand for same-sex marriage.

Location Info



7 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Fillmore Auditorium

1510 Clarkson St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

The Paramount Theatre

1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Fox Theatre

1128 13th St., Boulder, CO

Category: Music

Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

2637 Welton St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Boulder Theater

2032 14th St., Boulder, CO

Category: Music

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Patrick Kohlwey
Patrick Kohlwey

I know there is a lot of music in Denver every weekend, but EOTO is playing this weekend, and they did not make this list. I'm really starting to doubt Westwords' opinion on music. This has happened several time in the past summer, Y U NO LIKE GOOD MUSIC?

Jack Wertheimer
Jack Wertheimer

I'm going to both Medeski, Martin, Scofield, and Wood AND Punch Brothers this weekend! Gonna be amazing!

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