- Alexandra Valenti
- Americana favorite Corb Lund returns to Chico Basin Ranch July 8.
Pride Month has reached its end, but the celebration of queer identity and culture isn't over. It continues this weekend with local festivities, and today with the announcement of our annual Inclusion Awards. In honor of the award recipients, all heroes in the local LGBTQ community, we've assembled a multi-genre playlist featuring a small selection of the best modern queer musicians and allies, plus some stellar same-sex love songs that don't involve any heteronormative pronoun switching. Explore queer music from the smooth hip-hop of Frank Ocean to the gritty punk of trans band G.L.O.S.S., and support the LGBTQ artists who make it happen. Happy listening!
Meanwhile, here are some notable shows taking place across Colorado in the weeks ahead:Moe Bandy, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, July 6
Queen with Adam Lambert, Pepsi Center, Denver, July 6
The Avett Brothers, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, July 7-9
Corb Lund & Slaid Cleaves, Chico Basin Ranch, Peyton, July 8
Ghost, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, July 8
Santana, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, July 10
Beck, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, July 11
DJ Shadow, Ogden Theatre, Denver, July 11
Ween, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, July 12-14
Michael Franti & Spearhead, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, July 13
Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, Denver, July 14
Brad Paisley, Pepsi Center, Denver, July 15
Blondie, Garbage, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, July 16
Goo Goo Dolls, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, July 18
John Mayer, Pepsi Center, Denver, July 19
Gasoline Lollipops, Triple Nickel Tavern, July 21
Neil Diamond, Pepsi Center, Denver, July 21
Bobby Rush, Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill, Denver, July 22
Dawes, Ogden Theatre, Denver, July 22
Violent Femmes, Echo & The Bunnymen, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, July 26
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie, Paramount Theatre, Denver, July 27
Kendrick Lamar, Pepsi Center, Denver, July 29
Guns N’ Roses, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Aug. 2
Branford Marsalis Quartet, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, Aug. 3
2 Chainz, Ogden Theatre, Denver, Aug. 23
Depeche Mode, Pepsi Center, Denver, Aug. 25
Reggae on the Rocks, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Aug. 26
And everything else playing around this week:
- The endlessly award-winning Vogts Sisters will be performing at Front Range BBQ Saturday.
Wednesday 7/5Hillside Gardens, Mo Mungus (rock/pop), 6 p.m.
Margarita at Pine Creek, Crystal and the Curious (jazz), 6:30 p.m.
The Warehouse, Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, 6 p.m.
Thursday 7/6Angel Mist Park, Leslie Tom (country), 6 p.m.
Black Sheep, Avoid, Killing the Messenger, Enlighten the Masses, ACEDIA, The Common Good (metal), 7 p.m.
Jack Quinn’s, Irish Pub Songs with Brian Clancy, 7:30 p.m.
Rico’s, Susan Rissman and John Wise (blues), 7 p.m.
Friday 7/7Axe and the Oak, Jesse Cotton Stone (blues), 7 p.m.
Back East Bar & Grill, HTCR Band (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Benny’s, Arch Hooks (blues), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Black Pegasus Album Release Party (hip-hop), 7 p.m.
The Mezzanine, TREO (jazz), 5:30 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Battle of the Bands Winner: One Day Layaway (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
The Perk Downtown, Micah Hopkins (acoustic), 6 p.m.
Rawkus, CloZee, CharlestheFirst, PHloEthik, Mr. Lang (dance), 8:30 p.m..
Stargazers, Flying W Wranglers (country), 7 p.m.
The Buzz, DJ Snipez (dance), 9 p.m.
Whistle Pig Brewing Co., Risky Bizness Band (rock/pop), 6 p.m.
Saturday 7/8Benny’s, Trick Dog (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Deathride Album Release with Hit the Shadows, Grindscape, Capricorn (metal), 7 p.m.
Brookside Stables, Humbird, Harriett n Hoss (indie), 9 p.m.
Crystola Roadhouse, Dallas Alley (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Descar’s Roadside Bar & Grill, Neil Z (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Front Range Barbeque, The Vogts Sisters (folk), 7:30 p.m.
Kinfolks, Jacob Greene (Americana), 8 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, LaRissa Vienna and the Strange , Ozonic, Cloud Temple (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Rawkus, TrollPhace, Detrace, RMC (dance), 8:30 p.m.
Underground, Time Warp with DJ Wolfie (dance), 10:30 p.m.
Sunday 7/9Crystola Roadhouse, Dallas Alley (rock/pop), 2 p.m.
Front Range Barbeque, Kraig Kenning (acoustic), 6:30 p.m.
Kinfolks, James Galloway (Americana), 4 p.m.
Sun Mountain Cafe, Mike Sunjka, Gary Sanders (acoustic), 11 a.m.
Tuesday 7/11Benny’s, Sweet T’s Rude Blues Jam, 7 p.m.
Black Sheep, Reel Big Fish, The Expendables, The Queers, Tunnel Vision, The Knock Blockers, The Sleights, Sorry Sweetheart, Might of Henry (rock/pop), 4 p.m.
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