The five best concerts this week: 12/17-12/21

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Clutch at the Fillmore Auditorium this Friday is one of the five best concerts this week.

With the exception of the almighty Clutch (pictured above), the entirety of this week's enticing options are all homegrown, including the Foodchain's first headlining show at the Bluebird with 9th Wonder behind the decks and a slate of Mile High heavyweights; OneRepublic's second annual Denver Acoustic Christmas; Born in the Flood's return at the Gothic; and DeVotchKa's eagerly anticipated in-store at Twist & Shout this evening. Keep reading for the full rundown on the five best concerts this week.

See also:
- DeVotchKa due tonight at Twist & Shout
- Ryan Tedder/OneRepublic set up victims' fund for Sandy Hook shooting tragedy
- Born in the Flood's passionate rock sets a high-water mark

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Britt Chester

5. FOODCHAIN & 9TH WONDER @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | THURS, 12/20/12
What's better than seeing some of Denver's brightest hip-hop acts all sharing a single bill at the Bluebird? How about seeing all those acts -- the Foodchain, Myke Charles, Spoke In Words, DJ Chonz and SP Double -- with the one and only 9th Wonder playing a special DJ set? Precisely. Each of these heavy hitters are arguably headliners in their own right, so seeing them all join forces in a lineup that includes one of the freshest producers in the game will definitely be a show to remember.

4. ONEREPUBLIC'S DENVER ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS @ OGDEN | 12/21/12
Last year, OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, who makes his home in Denver, assembled a bunch of friends for a special holiday concert at the Ogden Theatre. Dubbed Denver Acoustic Christmas, the inaugural concert featured OneRepublic, of course, with Isaac Slade and Joe King of the Fray, Matt Morris, Bop Skizzum and some of the folks from Flobots. For this year's concert, Tedder enlisted Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Zach Heckendorf, in addition to Flobots, who are making a return appearance. The show sold out a few weeks ago, but a limited number of tickets went on sale yesterday. As they did last year, proceeds for the gig will benefit Children's Hospital, Food Bank of the Rockies and the Denver Santa Claus Shop.


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