The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

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Eric Gruneisen

ALICE COOPER & MARILYN MANSON @ RED ROCKS | MON, 6/3/13
Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson at Red Rocks. Sweet Jesus! How this totally obvious and sure-to-be-awesome pairing has not happened before now is anybody's guess. The music world's O.G. shock rocker and his direct artistic descendent are slated to share a bill at Red Rocks Amphitheatre! Brace yourself for the apocalypse!

See also:
- Alice Cooper on how Tiger and Elvis are probably, definitely, aliens
- Alice Cooper on partying with Moon, Morrison, Hendrix and Lennon
- Manson on Hunter S. Thompson being the worst father figure in the best way

THE XX @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | MON, 6/3/13
Formed in 2005 by a group of classmates in Putney, England, the xx came to the attention of wide audiences in 2009 with its self-produced and self-titled debut album. Bringing together a moody, post-punk musicianship with hip-hop beats and down-tempo sensibilities, the band struck a chord with music that recalled acts like Portishead and New Order. The xx's follow-up album, Coexist, from 2012, revealed the increasing influence of dance music heard in U.K. clubs and elsewhere. The results reflected a clear attention to a depth of atmosphere and texture tied subtly yet masterfully to rhythm. This is dark R&B imbued with warmth and a sense of romanticism.

FOALS @ OGDEN THEATRE | TUES, 6/4/13
Foals's 2008 Sub Pop debut Antidotes, produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, is filled with electro-clash beats, passionate soccer-chant-style vocals and sprightly, interwoven guitar melodies influenced equally by Graceland and Megaman 2. Total Life Forever, the deep-lyric, dance-party phenoms' 2009 release, which delineates the Theory of Singularity and was recorded in Sweden, explores more My Morning Jacket-esque vocal and musical territory than its fun-filled predecessor, but the band's live shows are still more Super Mario than Yim Yames.

BORGORE @ BETA | FRI, 6/7/13
Whether you're a fan of the whomp or not, Dubstep is here to stay. Borgore is definitely on the newer end of the movement, but the Tel Aviv-born producer and DJ has already carved out his own style within the genre. Former drummer of the Israeli metal band Shabira, Borgore incorporates a similarly sharp sound to his drum-and-bass reworkings, as evidenced on his remix of Britney Spears's "Womanizer."



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13 comments
Chase Ulrich
Chase Ulrich

How in the world can you miss Alkaline Trio???

Josh Wells
Josh Wells

Ledgend Paul Van Dyk at Beta this Thursday the 8th.

Lisa Wolf DeWitt
Lisa Wolf DeWitt

you list Darius Rucker but not CO's own BHTM reprising the entire Bittersweet album on it's 20th anniversary at Red Rocks? BIG OVERSIGHT!!!!

dave.herrera
dave.herrera moderator editor

@Melanie Horton Tune in tomorrow. We've got a pair of tickets that you can register for that we're going to give away at the end of the week.

dave.herrera
dave.herrera moderator editor

@Chase Ulrich D'oh! Can we get a mulligan on that one. Our bad. Totally worthy. We'll have pictures of the show. Hopefully that will make up for the oversight!

dave.herrera
dave.herrera moderator editor

@Mark Andersen See above, Mark. Double d'oh!

dave.herrera
dave.herrera moderator editor

@Lisa Wolf DeWitt Bittersweet indeed -- bitter that we missed it, sweet that you're keeping us honest. cheers!

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