The ten best concerts in Denver this week

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7. RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA @ DAZZLE | TUES & WEDS, 2/26-2/27
Growing up in Boulder, Rudresh Mahanthappa got an early start on the saxophone and studied with Mark Harris -- who exposed him to a wide variety of music -- before heading to Berklee and DePaul University to study music. Since moving to New York in 1997, the innovative Mahanthappa has gone on to release a number of recordings, either in collaboration with others or under his own name, including the brand-new Gamak, in which he melds Indian and Middle Eastern styles with jazz undertones. At his two-night run at Dazzle this week, he'll be joined by guitarist David Fiuczynski, bassist Fran├žois Moutin and drummer Dan Weiss, who all appear on Gamak. Expect some intricate and fiery improvisations.

6. GREENSKY BLUEGRASS @ FOX THEATRE | FRI & SAT, 3/1-3/2
Greensky Bluegrass takes bluegrass to a new high by weaving psychedelic rock into a roots-oriented go-for-broke approach. While retaining a good dose of backwoods authenticity on genre standards as well as its own earthy creations, Greensky marks live gigs with crowd-pleasing interpretations of the music of Pink Floyd and the Beatles, among other classic artists. The Kalamazoo-originated act turned heads at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2006 and 2007, then barnstormed the country, earning more plaudits and fans. With some of the new-school attitude of Yonder Mountain String Band and the down-home sound of the hills (via Michigan), the group is continuing to carve out its own space in the jamgrass barnyard.

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John Dalby
John Dalby

Don't forget The Itchy-O Marching Band with Munly and the Lupercalians this Friday!!!

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

You can't go wrong w/ the ' 'Testament' show !

ALL 3 bands KICK SERIOUS ASS !!!

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