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Prog-infused show news, and a week's worth of local music listings



Fans of reggae and prog-infused rock will likely be interested in the Phoenix-based Fayuca, whose bilingual music has earned them the notice of director Robert Rodriguez. The group, whose music has also been featured on MTV and Univision, can be seen as part of the “Rock en español” movement, a collection of bands who frequently face patronizing critical comparisons to English counterparts. (One egregious example is the wildly unique band Café Tacuba being called the “Mexican Radiohead.”) You can draw your own conclusions when the group comes to Pueblo’s Brues Ale House on Aug. 27, followed by a show at the Black Sheep on Aug. 29 with support acts Mouse Powell, The Matt Bloom Band, Black Bottom Lighters and Monsters on Maple Street.

And it’s never too early to think about Christmas, right? Look, there are only 123 shopping days left, you know. In that spirit, all you good capitalist consumers might want to know that everyone’s favorite prog-metal holiday band, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, will be returning to the Broadmoor World Arena for two shows on Sunday, Nov. 19. God bless us, every one!

Evanescence play the Paramount Theatre Dec. 13. - P.R. BROWN
  • P.R. Brown
  • Evanescence play the Paramount Theatre Dec. 13.
Meanwhile, here are some notable shows taking place across Colorado in the weeks ahead:

  • Smolder and Burn, Marquis Theater, Denver, Aug. 27
  • Mac Lethal, Black Sheep, Sept. 14
  • Cigarettes After Sex, Bluebird Theater, Denver, Sept. 19
  • A Benefit for the Trevor Project, Moon Room @ Summit Hall, Denver, Sept. 24
  • GoldLink, Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, Oct. 3
  • Ice Balloons, Lost Lake, Denver, Oct. 7
  • Worriers, Moon Room @ Summit Music Hall, Denver, Oct. 10
  • Swingin’ Utters, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 3
  • Kid Cudi, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Nov. 10
  • Microwave, Hi-Dive, Denver, Nov. 15
  • Citizen, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 22
  • The Last Waltz Revisited, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Nov. 22
  • Gwar, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Nov. 25

Here’s what else is playing around this week:

Wednesday 8/23

Black Sheep, DevilDriver, 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill, Uncured, Tetrarch (metal), 7 p.m.
Hillside Gardens, John Wise and Tribe (blues), 6 p.m.
Margarita at Pine Creek, Crystal and the Curious (jazz), 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 8/24

The Ancient Mariner Tavern, Cloudship (indie), 8 p.m.
Bar Louie, Marty Nightengale (rock/pop), 10 p.m.
Motif Jazz Cafe, Alan Joseph and Mitch Chmara (jazz), 7 p.m.
Rico’s, Susan Rissman and John Wise (blues), 7 p.m.

Friday 8/25

Back East Bar & Grill, Wrestle With Jimmy (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Bar-K, Blue Moll (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Benny’s, The Family Elephant (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Demrick, 1Ton of Potluck, Doozy, Chain Store Collective, JKnack, ¡Mayday! (hip-hop), 7 p.m.
Kinfolks, Jeremy Facknitz (acoustic), 8 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, SOCO Live — Aftershock, with Lamb Bed, Region 5, He Kill 3, Deathride (metal), 9 p.m.
Townhouse, 6035 (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 8/26

Benny’s, Rocky Gene Wallace and Brickyard (blues), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Shatterproof, AVOID, Civil Youth, Marah in the Mainsail (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
The Blue Moose Tavern, Blynd Mojo Band (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Crystola Roadhouse, Suga Bear & The Show Time Band (R&B), 8 p.m.
Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, Jockamo (blues), 4:30 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Starburn (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Kinfolks, Cloudship (indie), 8 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Run With Scissors (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Subterranean Nightclub, Freak Out with Creatures, DJ Bear and DJ Obskur (dance), 9 p.m.
Sunshine Studios, Marah in the Mainsail, Here’s to Fightin, Justus League, Chase Kinter (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Wooglin’s Deli & Café, Frank Moore and Frank Schwartz (acoustic), 7 p.m.

Sunday 8/27

Colorado State Fairgrounds, Risky Bizness Band (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Coyote’s Coffee Den, David Biondo (acoustic), 10 a.m.
The Gold Room, John Primer (blues), 7 p.m.
Mother Muff’s, Sunday Brunch with Blue Frog (blues), 11 a.m.
Pikes Peak Center, Dru Hill (R&B), 6 p.m.

Monday 8/28

Black Sheep, Iron Gag, Stoic, Deter, Lockjaw (rock/pop), 7 p.m.

Tuesday 8/29

Benny’s, Sweet T’s Rude Blues Jam, 7 p.m.
Townhouse, Blue Frog Open Jam (blues), 8 p.m.

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