Here's what's happening in and around town this week:
Erykah Badu Monday, October 18, 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street $69.95-$149.95
Neo-soul singerErykah Badu stops in Denver for an all-ages show as part of her Live From Badubotron Tour 2021 AD.
Machine Gun Kelly Monday, October 18, 7:30 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison $39.95-$99.95 Machine Gun Kelly was born in Houston, but the rapper lived in Denver for a while and started listening to hip-hop while attending Hamilton Middle School. Last August, he released the single "Papercuts" from his forthcoming album, Born With Horns. Girlfriends and JXDN open.
Dead & Company
Tuesday, October 19, and Wednesday, October 20, 7 p.m.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison
$99.95-$199.50 Dead & Company features Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, as well as singer/guitarist John Mayer, bassist Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. The band plays two nights at Red Rocks and Friday and Saturday at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre.
A Benefit for Angie Stevens Wednesday, October 20, 6 p.m. Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 East First Avenue $40
This benefit for singer-songwriter Angie Stevens, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, features Kerry Pastine Trio, Something Underground, the Blackouts, Ryan Chrys and Seth Doud.
Flogging Molly and Violent Femmes Wednesday, October 20, 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street $49.95-$75
Celtic punk band Flogging Molly co-headline with folk-punk purveyors the Violent Femmes, who released the thirtieth-anniversary edition of Why Do Birds Sing? in July; Me First & the Gimme Gimmes and Thick open the show.
Above & Beyond Thursday, October 21, 6:30 p.m., and Friday, October 22, 7 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison $55-$125
British electronic trio Above & Beyond, whose members founded the Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep record labels, plays a two-night stand at Red Rocks, with Olan and Gardenstate opening both nights.
Thursday, October 21, 8 p.m.
Gothic Theatre, 3263 South Broadway, Englewood
$22-$25 Tonight marks Chicano Batman's third show of its American tour in support of last year's album, Invisible People. Virginia-based singer-songwriter Angelica Garcia opens.
Primus Thursday, October 21, and Friday, October 22, 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street $59.95-$109.50 Primus takes over Mission Ballroom for two nights to perform the Rush album A Farewell to Kings in its entirety as well as Primus originals. Black Mountain opens both nights.
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