Concerts

The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

TURBONEGRO @ OGDEN THEATRE | MON, 5/20/13 In 1989, when Norwegian band Turbonegro got together, it was clearly fueled by a love of Alice Cooper and acts like Hanoi Rocks and the Stooges. You can hear the influence in songs like "Sell Your Body (To the Night)," which features an obvious guitar-riff nod to "Penetration." The band also embraces the excesses of glam's various tropes, with a cartoonishly trashy offensiveness that has the potential to polarize its audience. The outfit's fun, over-the-top, theatrical rock and roll is clearly aiming to get a reaction, with calculated outrageousness and stage personas designed to challenge and titillate.

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