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Thirteen of the Best Monthly Club Nights and Music Events in Denver

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In any city with a vibrant music scene, there is a cornucopia of monthly events catering to various tastes. Denver is no different, and while many more monthly events could have been included in this list, here are thirteen of the best going down every month in 2017.

The Black Out With Reed Wolf
Second Wednesdays
3 Kings

Hosted by Reed Bruemmer – formerly of Speedwolf and currently fronting Poison Rites — this free DJ night spotlights vinyl 45s of all punk and rock and roll. Wash down the music with $2 PBRs and enjoy free records from Wax Trax while supplies last.

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Deep Club
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Deep Club Residents
Third Fridays
Bar Standard

For four years, Deep Club has hosted some of the most interesting after-hours events in the city. This monthly party showcases the label's resident artists and guests, providing a consistently high-quality night of underground electronic dance music.

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Denver Avant-Garde Music Society
Steven Gordon
Denver Avant-Garde Music Society Solos and Duos
Third Mondays
Syntax Physic Opera

Hosted by members of Animal / object, this is essentially an open-mic night catering to musically adventurous types. These events become the most fascinating musical improv sessions in town when Kurt Bauer and company encourage impromptu match-ups of attendees.

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Denver Vintage Reggae Society
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Denver Vintage Reggae Society
Second Saturdays
Goosetown

This long-running party hosted by Westword contributor Tony White is the place in the Mile High City to check out ’60s and ’70s reggae. And it's free!

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Dirty//Clean
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Dirty//Clean
Third Thursdays
Black Box

Produced by the label of the same name, Dirty//Clean's monthly event encourages electronic artists to “strive to push the bar, creating music with global sensibilities and fluid dance-floor aesthetics.” Expect to find some of the most forward-thinking yet accessible electronic music in town on this night, including the likes of Snubluck, Gunkst and Lemon Future.

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Funk Club
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Funk Club
Third Fridays
Syntax Physic Opera

Affiliated with Mile High Soul Club, Funk Club is a monthly ’70s funk dance party led by Westword contributor and award-winning science-fiction author DJ Jason Heller.

Read on for more of Denver's best monthly nights.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.