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Summit Music Hall

1902 Blake St. Denver, CO 80202 | Downtown Denver | 303-443-2227

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The latest venue from Soda Jerk Presents, Summit Music Hall is a rock anomaly among the usual LoDo fare. Offering a larger, companion spot to the concert promoter's other downtown location, Marquis Theater, the 12,500-square-foot space pumps live music into the sports bar scene weekly. With triple the capacity of the Marquis, Summit Music Hall accommodates larger concerts, from Bayside to Dead Prez, while continuing to support Denver's local music by hosting smaller shows in the front half of the venue.


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    Now into its third decade as a band, Front Line Assembly (due at Summit Music Hall tonight with Dismantled, Cyanotic, DJ Acucrack and Harwire) has been a group to stick to the confines of...
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    CURREN$Y Trademark da Skydiver • Young Roddy • Smoke DZA Fiend • Corner Boy P • Monstabeatz 05.21.11 | Summit Music Hall View Curren$y at Summit Music Hall slideshow To paraphrase Katt...
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    Between The Buried And Me (playing tonight at Summit Music Hall with Job For A Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage and The Ocean) are seasoned veterans of the metalcore genre. Forming in 2000, the...
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    Before anyone even knew what hardcore was, Bad Brains was shattering the expectations of concert-goers in Washington, D.C., with its unique mixture of so many different styles it was nearly...
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    Although metalcore was born (and is still very much centered) in the suburbs of America, Asking Alexandria (due tonight at Summit Music Hall) plays it convincingly well for a bunch of Brits....
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    Just one of the many generations of heavy acts on the Metalliance Tour stopping in Denver tonight, Helmet perfectly represented the era from which it emerged. Formed in 1989, the band first...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    St. Vitus (due tonight at Summit Music Hall) were one of the pioneers of a style of music that took its direct inspiration from the first four, maybe even the first six, Black Sabbath...
  • Music: Show Preview
    It's probably just a coincidence that St. Vitus formed the same year Ozzy Osbourne parted ways with Black Sabbath. Nonetheless, this Los Angeles outfit was central to evolving Sabbath's...
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    You're not going to see the Bad Brains of thirty years ago, so go ahead and just get that idea out of your head right now. The ferocious, manic energy of eccentric lead singer H.R. has been...
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    Metal has gone in some diverse directions in the past few decades, and Knoxville's Whitechapel grows from the harsh and speedy thread of deathcore. The band pulls from an artillery of three...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    Inspired by the first wave of punk in the U.K., the Beat combined the social critique of punk with the broader emotional and sonic palette of reggae. Formed in 1978, the English Beat (so...
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    It is somewhat hard to believe that Good Charlotte has been together -- and, with few line-up changes, to boot -- since 1996. But the proto-mall punk band found its not-too harsh edge early...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    Lords of Acid stopped by the Summit Music Hall last night with Radical G and Angelspit for a colorful evening that was all kinds of sweaty and sexy. Our resident shutterbug, the ever...
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    Part conspiracy theorist, part activist, B. Dolan is a multi-faceted force to be reckoned with. As a rapper, the East Coaster brings his slam poet style to life with post-apocalyptic stories...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    As you might have read, Tickle Me Pink played its last show on Saturday, March 5 at Summit Music Hall. Openers were Caramel Carmela, The Say So and Regret Night. Photos by Aaron Thackeray....
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    With vocals that sound like an evil, croaking frog over a torrent of percussion and an assault of guitars, and with a bass that has dynamics not unlike nests of churning mutant wasps,...
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    SWANS With Wooden Wand 02.22.11 | Summit Music Hall Last night, James Jackson Toth, aka Wooden Wand, was joined by two other guitar players -- Brian Lowery and William Tyler. And although...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    Emerging from the no-wave scene in the New York underground in 1982, Swans became known for music that was forbidding, terrifyingly intense in its execution and lyrically uncompromising in...
  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    Less Than Jake hasn't released a new record since 2008's GNV FLA, but it doesn't matter -- the Florida dudes still tour relentlessly, and their fans still come to see them play. Why?...
  • Music: Feature
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  • Music: Show Preview
    Minnesota's Off With Their Heads is not exactly redefining punk, but these dudes may be responsible for breathing life back into it — or at least one of the labels that helped shape...
  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO 02.15.11 | Summit Music Hall It would be easy for any electronic artist to be incredibly boring live no matter the quality of the material. With this in mind, Jack...
  • Backbeat: Music News
    You've probably heard by now, but in case you haven't: Tickle Me Pink is calling it a day. After four releases and a half-dozen years of playing in front of capacity crowds across the...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Electronic music of any experimental stripe has always been filed under the heading of "techno" and sometimes blurred together with "industrial." Meat Beat Manifesto was — and still is...
  • Backbeat: Photos
    Metallic-emo stalwarts Underoath played on February 7, 2011 at Summit Music Hall with Thursday, who played Full Collapse, its 2001 album, start to finish. Openers were Skylit Drive and...
  • Music: Show Preview
    It's probably no surprise that a Christian metalcore band hails from Tampa, Florida. Sure, a quick and superficial listen to the band's songs will prompt eye rolls from anyone who hates...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Raekwon, a Brooklyn native and one-ninth of the infamous Wu-Tang Clan, is a gritty-voiced lyricist who sheds light with his distinctive descriptions of ghetto life. Quickly carving out his...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL John Jefler, Lady Danville and Chris Conley Summit Music Hall | 1.10.11 View the full slide show. Unsurprisingly, a huge amount of people waited outside Summit...
  • Backbeat: Contests
    Next Monday, Dashboard Confessional is bringing its Swiss Army Romance 10 Year Anniversary Tour to the Summit Music Hall. We have several pairs of tickets to the show. Would you and a...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    Jeffree Star has mixed his fantasy world of impossibly arched pink eyebrows with the recklessness of glamour's underbelly, posing as a Froot Loops-vomiting, razor-blade-stuffed,...
  • Music: Featured Stories
    JonBenét Ramsey is the one who brought them together. Well, it wasn't so much JonBenét as it was Jeffree Star's desire for a tattoo of her. And it actually wasn't even the...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    REGRET NIGHT with Caramel Carmela • SkyFox • Places 11.27.10 | Summit Music Hall Regret Night headlined the Summit Music Hall on Saturday night after sets by Places, SkyFox and Caramel...
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    CIRCA SURVIVE With Dredg • Codeseven • Animals as Leaders 11.13.10 | Summit Music Hall Circa Survive came through the Summit Music Hall on Saturday night for a sold out show with Dredg,...
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    BROKENCYDE With Millionaires, Kill Paradise, and The Hit 11.07.10 | Summit Music Hall, Denver View full slideshow from Brokencyde Last night's Brokencyde show is the sort of package tour...
  • Music: Column
    When Soda Jerk Presents took over the former Bash at 1902 Blake Street, the concert promotion company changed the name to Summit Music Hall and turned the front section into a space where...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Only a handful of people who have been part of the circuit of underground-rock shows in Denver since the early part of last decade remember Façade. Part dream pop and part...
  • Music: Column
    When Soda Jerk Presents started booking punk and hardcore shows in 1997, its main venue was Club 156, on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, which had a capacity of just 157. The...

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