Maybe you've seen the documentary on Anvil, the Canadian metal band that formed in 1978 and reportedly influenced bands like Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica. The Independent Spirit Award-winning documentary The Story of Anvil helped bring the band out of near obscurity after founding members Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner re-formed the band in 2006. You've got two chance the band when it plays at the Black Sheep on Saturday, March 7 and the Marquis Theater on Sunday, March 8. Tickets ($12-$15) are on sale now.
John Doe of the legendary punk band X returns to the Lions Lair once again for two nights on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30, with Jesse Dayton opening. Tickets ($22) are on sale now.
The superb New Orleans-based trumpeter Nicholas Payton will be at Dazzle with bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Bill Stewart on Thursday, February 19 and Friday, February 20, and tickets ($25) are on sale now.
Anvil: With Lord Dying and Sunlord, Sat., March 7, 6:30 p.m., $12/$14. Runaway Stars: Sat., Jan. 10, 7 p.m., $5/$7. TevinDraft: With Sammie G, Freeform, Taintedkilla, Up Tone, RealJO, Fri., Jan. 16, $5/$7. Tree of Woe: With Crown-Magnetar, You'll Be Sorry, Pain Machine, Nova Crown, Sat., Jan. 17, $5/$7.
Analog Sun (CD release): Sat., March 7, 9 p.m., $15-$20.
The Heavy Pets: Sat., Feb. 28, $12/$15. The Magic Beans: Fri., Feb. 27, $12/$15.
Bobby Broom: Thu., Feb. 12, 7 & 9 p.m., $22. Ellery Eskelin/Art Lande Duo: Tue., Feb. 24, 7 p.m., $15. Jonathan Kreisberg: Thu., Feb. 5, 7 & 9 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 6, 7 & 9 p.m., $22. Kevin Hays "New Day" Trio: Sun., Feb. 8, 6 & 8 p.m., $12-$20. Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio: Sat., Feb. 7, 7 & 9 p.m., $12-$20. Nicholas Payton Trio: Featuring Vicente Archer and Bill Stewart, Thu., Feb. 19, 7 & 9 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 20, $25.
Craft Spells: Mon., March 23, 9 p.m., $12. David Dondero: Thu., Jan. 22, 8:30 p.m., $10. Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band Dads: With Dads, Field Mouse, Tue., March 3, 8 p.m., $13-$16. Pinhead Circus: Sat., Jan. 31, 9:30 p.m., $12-$15.
David Cook: Fri., March 6, $25/VIP $75. Hawthorne Heights: Sat., April 4, $20.
John Doe: With Jesse Dayton, Thu., Jan. 29, 9 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 30, 9 p.m., $22.
1349: With Origin, Abysmal Dawn, Wolvhammer, Wed., Feb. 18, 6 p.m., $16/$18. Anvil: With Lord Dying and Sunlord, Sun., March 8, 6:30 p.m., $15. Filthy T (album release): Fri., Jan. 23, $10-$12.
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Tue., Feb. 17, 8 p.m., $18.
Ewan Dobson: Sun., April 12, 8 p.m., $15-$18.
Dead for Denver: Fri., Jan. 16, $8/$10. The Devil Wears Prada: Tue., March 17, 6 p.m., $19.50/$23.
• BACKBEAT'S GREATEST HITS •
- 50 Photos That Prove Red Rocks Is the Most Beautiful Venue on the Planet
- Photos: Musicians Buying (Legal) Weed in Denver
- The Ten Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Rock
- 50 Ways to Support Your DIY Music Community
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.