The Fifteen Best Shows in Colorado This Week

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Laura June Kirsch for the Village Voice
Flatbush Zombies play in Fort Collins and Denver this weekend.
The outdoor concerts may be over, in spite of the summer weather going on in Denver right now, but there are plenty of shows to keep you busy. We can strongly, strongly advise seeing Flatbush Zombies, either in Fort Collins or Denver. Polica is wonderful. There are plenty more, observe:

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The Ten Best Shows in Colorado This Week

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Steve Truesdell for the Riverfront Times. More here.
Pearl Jam plays the Pepsi Center this week.
The undisputed heavyweight champion of grunge, Pearl Jam, makes a stop in Denver this week. There will be some pop punk in Colorado Springs and some jazz in Golden. And more! The rest of our picks follow.

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Rock 'N' Roll Marathon 2014 Map and Band Schedule

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The Rock 'N Roll Marathon route for 2014, with band stages marked.
The Rock 'N' Roll Marathon returns to Denver this weekend with a new route. You can see it in the map above or in much more detail on the marathon's web site.

As usual, there will be a slew of local bands along the course -- this year, there are nineteen stages spread throughout Denver's major parks and core neighborhoods. The Finish Line Festival in Civic Center Park will feature headliners the Wild Feathers, playing from 10:45 a.m. to noon. Bonnie and the Beard and the Patrick Dune Band also have sets at the festival. There's a complete rundown of the festivities on the web site; a complete schedule of artists is below.

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The Thirteen Best Shows in Denver This Weekend

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Brandon Marshall. Full slideshow here.
The Pretty Reckless return to the Fillmore Auditorium tonight.
The Rock and Roll Marathon will prevent you from driving anywhere in downtown Denver tomorrow, with a roster of athletes stuffed with several hundred extras who couldn't run the canceled Boulder marathon a few weeks ago. Embrace it and cheer them on near one of the several stages, where bands including the Wild Feathers and Bonnie and the Beard will perform.

Elsewhere: The Pretty Reckless will play its second show at the Fillmore this year, the great Patty Griffin stops by the Oriental and plenty more. The complete list of our picks follows.

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The Ten Best Concerts of the Summer

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Aaron Thackeray
Red Rocks hosted the last concerts of its regular concert series a little over a week ago, signaling the official end of the summer concert season in Colorado. This week on the Backbeat blog, we're looking back at some of our favorite shows of 2014's warmest months. Note that we didn't include any festivals and that, as always, these things are of course subject to various whims and coincidences. Let us know your favorites in the comments!

See also: 50 Photos That Prove Red Rocks Is the Most Beautiful Venue on the Planet

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The Nine Best Concerts in Denver This Week

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Britt Chester
Skrillex headlines CU-Boulder's Balch Fieldhouse on October 15.
As with last weekend, there's a decent assortment of acts, from Skrillex at Balch Fieldhouse at CU-Boulder with GTA, Nadastrom and Alesia, to Sondre Lerche, Big Freedia, Shonen Knife and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. The rest of our picks are below.

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The Ten Best Shows This Weekend

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Nas performs at the Paramount Theatre on Sunday.
There's an insanely eclectic array of shows this weekend. Swallow Hill is celebrating its 35th Anniversary at the Paramount Theatre with Josh Ritter, Brett Dennen and Elle King. Nas performs his classic album, Illmatic at the Paramount. There's also the New Pornographers, Felice Brothers, the Hot Sardines, War on Drugs and more. The rest of our pics follow.

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The Eleven Best Shows in Denver This Week

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Mary Bell.for OC Weekly. More here.
Hank 3 plays the Ogden Theatre tonight.
It's another busy week here in Denver: The wildest in the Hank Williams lineage plays tonight at the Ogden, Keys N Krates returns with a set at Cervantes' Other Side and indie mainstay Of Montreal plays the Bluebird. There are plenty more -- the rest of our picks follow.

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The Twelve Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

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Mikamote
KRS-One plays Cervantes' Other Side on Saturday
It's a good weekend here in Denver, with hip-hop deity KRS-One playing Cervantes' and the criminally under-appreciated Ralph Gean playing Mutiny Information Cafe tonight. Elsewhere, the Gypsy Jane Cannabis Carnival brings E-40 and others to the Merchandise Mart. The rest of our picks are below.

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The Eight Best Concerts in Denver This Week

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Erik Hess for City Pages. More here.
Brother Ali will play two shows in Colorado this week.
We're winding down the summer concert series, but there are still a few chances to get to Red Rocks this season -- this week, Jason Aldean will play there twice. Elsewhere Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali makes a couple Denver stops and Shakey Graves is scheduled for an eTown taping. The rest of our picks follow.

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