The Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

Ganja White Night plays a three-night run at Red Rocks.
Aaron Thackeray
Ganja White Night plays a three-night run at Red Rocks.

Belgian bass duo Ganja White Night takes over Red Rocks Amphitheatre for three nights this weekend while also doing a late-night set at the Gothic Theatre tonight, November 12. Also on tap this weekend are the Infamous Stringdusters at Mission Ballroom, Julien Baker at the Gothic Theatre and Mike Watt & the Missingmen at the Lion's Lair.

Here are the best concerts in Denver this weekend:
Blue October
Friday, November 12, 7 p.m.
Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson Street
Last year, Houston rock band Blue October released its tenth studio album, This Is What I Live For, as well as the documentary Get Back Up.

Ganja White Night
Friday, November 12, through Sunday, November 14, 5 p.m.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison

Belgian bass duo Ganja White Night headlines Red Rocks for three nights with various EDM acts opening each night while also doing a late-night set at the Gothic Theatre on Friday that starts at 11:45 p.m. (tickets are $39.99-$45)

The Infamous Stringdusters
Friday, November 12, 8 p.m.
Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street
The Infamous Stringdusters stop in Denver ahead of their forthcoming album, Toward the Fray, which the Nashville jamgrassers released on February 18 on Americana Vibes via Regime Music Group. Boulder Americana/bluegrass band the Sweet Lillies opens.
Love Stallion
Friday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.
Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue

Denver glam rock band Love Stallion, which channels the glory days of Hollywood's Sunset Strip in the ’80s, celebrates the release of its new album, Hot to Trot. Poison'D (Poison tribute) and Fire and Ice (Pat Benatar tribute) open.

Julien Baker
Saturday, November 13, 9 p.m.
Gothic Theatre, 3263 South Broadway, Englewood
Tennessee singer-songwriter Julien Baker stops in Denver in support of her latest effort, Little Oblivions, which dropped in February on Matador. Chicago indie-rock trio Dehd opens.

Mike Watt & the Missingmen
Saturday, November 13, and Sunday, November 14, 9 p.m.
Lion's Lair, 2022 East Colfax Avenue
San Pedro, California, bassist Mike Watt, who co-founded the Minutemen and Firehose, returns to the Lion's Lair for two nights with his trio the Missingmen.

Nitzer Ebb
Saturday, November 13, 8 p.m.
Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue
While Nitzer Ebb, which formed in 1982 and reunited in 2006 after a long hiatus, hasn't released a studio album in a decade, the British industrial dance band still has a large catalogue of material to drawn from live. On the band's current tour, it's working in songs from 1989's Belief, 1987's That Total Age, 2010's Industrial Complex and others.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Saturday, November 13, 8 p.m.
Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street

Baltimore funk jam band Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, a frequent visitor to Colorado over the past decade, released its fifth studio album, Presto, last year. Denver funk band Magic Beans opens.

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