The ten best concerts this week: December 10-14
Aaron Thackeray Lamb of God tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver is one of the week's ten best concerts.
We're blessed to live here, you know. If you haven't already come to this conclusion on your own from feeling the ever-present sunshine and observing the wondrous sunset paintings we're treated to each evening, all you have to do is take a look at the brimming concert calendar. Whereas the live music options dry up in many parts of the country around this time of year, they're still enticing and plentiful here. This week, there's a full slate of musical goodness awaiting you. We've narrowed it down to the ten best concerts this week. Keep reading to see what we picked.
P.O.D. @ 1STBANK CENTER | TUES, 12/11/12
While the great majority of P.O.D.'s contemporaries in the ill-conceived nu-metal/rap-rock movement of the mid- to late '90s -- chagrin-inducing outfits like Limp Bizkit, a skeleton in oh-so-many closets -- have become fossilized relics, P.O.D. has outlasted them all. And while it hasn't thrived, necessarily, the San Diego-based act has certainly endured. This is largely thanks to the fact that, much like it did for kindred acts Rage Against the Machine and Downset, the fusion of metal and hip-hop always seemed organic rather than contrived for P.O.D. What's more, the quartet wisely eschewed the hedonism that fueled a lot of that era's music; as a result, P.O.D.'s songs have always displayed a depth and earnestness that evaded those other bands, who seemed capable of conveying only anger or lust. (P.O.D. supports headliners 3 Doors Down and Daughtry on this bill.)