From jam-bands to hard rock with a dash of gangsta and a splash
of punk, there’s a good mix of music coming to the Fort Collins,
Boulder and Denver areas this weekend.
Thursday night plays host to Good Charlotte with Goldfinger and
Eve 6 at the Magness Arena located on the University of Denver
campus. Good Charlotte has recently been conquering the punk/pop
nation with hits such as “The Anthem” and “Lifestyles of the Rich
and the Famous.” Some may remember Eve 6 for putting their hearts
in a blender.
On Friday get ready to dance to some talented instrumentalists.
Ozomatli, an octet featuring saxophone, clarinet, trumpet and a
host of percussion comes to the Aggie theater. In Denver, Phil Lesh
& Friends are playing with Gov’t Mule at The Fillmore. Lesh is
one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead and Gov’t Mule is
a Grammy-nominated talent who played at Moby Arena last
Saturday seems like a good night to express your anger when Korn
and Limp Bizkit hit Magness Arena. Being two of the biggest names
in hard rock, these groups really know how to throw a party and get
the audience involved. They will still be performing despite the
fact that Bizkit’s lead singer Fred Durst and the band are being
sued after Durst and the band ended a set prematurely at a summer
performance in Chicago, according to the Smoking Gun Web site.
Touring in support of his most recent album “Cheers,” Eminem
cohort Obie Trice can be caught with Bubba Sparxx at the Gothic
Theatre in Denver on Sunday night. Trice’s album “Cheers” is
currently at number 32 on the Billboard Charts.
This Sunday the ten bands chosen to perform on the long-awaited
Scene Magazine Battle of the Bands will take the stage at the
Aggie. For the 12th year in a row, Michael Mockler, owner of Scene
magazine, will host this event. The bands were chosen to perform
through an application process and will be judged by Mockler along
with two DJs from 99.9 The Point. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the
event starts at 3 p.m.
Monday has a great local show and two shows outside Fort Collins
that could draw good crowds. Rusted Root, best known for their 1992
song “Send Me On My Way,” which earned the group national
recognition, will be playing at the Aggie Theatre. If you’re
interested in getting out of the Fort Monday night you can check
out rock group Maroon 5 at The Fillmore in Denver or punkesque
group Modest Mouse at the Fox Theatre in Boulder.