The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

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Catch Calder's Revolvers for free on Saturday at the Viewhouse with Bop Skizzum and more.

SHAMROCK & ROLL @ VIEWHOUSE | SAT, 3/16/13
With St. Paddy's Day happening this weekend, there's a ton to do. If you're looking for something holiday-centric, you obviously have plenty of options. But you really can't do much better than our free show, Shamrock & Roll, at the Viewhouse tomorrow afternoon from 2-8 p.m. featuring Bop Skizzum, Rachel & the Kings, Calder's Revolvers and Monroe Monroe. Official Nuggets DJ Bedz will also be behind the decks. It's going to be an absolute blast. Don't miss it.

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9. KEGGS & EGGS @ LODO'S | FRI, 3/15/13
In addition to being a Denver institution at this point, Keggs & Eggs has become a signifier of spring and annual monument to daytime drinking. No matter who's playing KTCL's free St. Patrick's Day shindig, the lines start forming in LoDo just after midnight. In past years, Kegg's & Eggs has featured New Found Glory, Saosin and innerpartysystem, among others. This year's lineup includes Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, ZZ Ward and the Nuns of Brixton.

8. BEST OF THE WEST @ HERMAN'S HIDEAWAY | FRI, 3/15/13
As we're nearing the end of the latest edition of the Best of the West showcase, the stakes are high and the competition is fierce. This weekend's semi-final round features Calder's Revolvers, James and the Devil, Clara Finn, Highline and Kid Kosmo, all competing for a chance to advance. The winner from this show will compete against the winner from the next round on Saturday, March 30 (Gang Forward, SF1, Places, Joefornothin, Robert Harrison and the Outsiders) for a chance at the title.

7. ALLEGAEON @ MARQUIS THEATER | FRI, 3/15/13
Formed in 2008, Allegaeon and its tuneful, technical death metal quickly caught the attention of Metal Blade. The Fort Collins band signed with the respected and influential heavy metal imprint in 2009 and released its full-length debut, Fragments of Form and Function the following year and immediately became popular with fans of death metal. For the 2012 follow-up, Formshifter, the band challenged itself and produced an album that not only contained much more sophisticated music but the lyrics hint at Edgar Cayce's mystical dream visions of Atlantis and abstract if pointed social critiques. Maybe Allegaeon has smoothed out some of its rough edges, but the result is a more focused approach in both the songwriting and live performance. This bill also features fellow local heavyweights Vale Of Pnath, Dissonance In Design, Suns Of Sorath and Artemesis.


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