Tonight: The Dear Hunter at Summit

Born as a side project for Casey Crescenzo's work that didn't quite fit in with the sound of the Receiving End of Sirens, his post-hardcore band,

the Dear Hunter (playing Summit Music Hall tonight with Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground, O'Brother and The Outfit)

, quickly grew into Crescenzo's main musical focus, and with good reason. The project is a fully conceptual, evolving piece of art that tells the story of the life of a young man, known only as the Dear Hunter, over the span of several albums.

In 2010, the concept was put on hold in an effort to give time and room to work on another collection of music, The Color Spectrum. This year saw the release of a 36-song, nine EP set, packed with the progressive band's sweeping sonic gestures reminiscent of Queen, and at points, Coldplay. This show is al-ages, and tickets are $12. Doors open at 7 p.m., and bands start at 8 p.m.

The Dear Hunter not really your thing? Find out what else is going on in Denver tonight, via our full listing of Denver concerts -- or from this handy cherry-picked list below.

Remember to check Backbeat every day for word on the best concerts going on each night.

Also Going On Tonight: - Maceo Parker at the Fox Theatre - Blitzen Trapper at the Bluebird Theater - Swim Club at the Oriental Theater

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