10 Colorado Local Shows to Start Your New Year off on the Right Foot
2018 is coming to an end and already, 2019 promises to bring plenty of incredible music to Colorado. There are already a handful of must-see shows and tours stopping through the state this month, and what better way to ring in the New Year than by checking out some of Colorado’s best locals-only shows!
January tends to be a slow month when it comes to national touring artists stopping through town as everyone recovers from the holidays and hibernates during the winter, but some of Colorado’s best local artists are starting 2019 off on the right foot, with countless local shows happening across the state this month. And there’s a little bit of everything, too. Whether you’re planning on catching 888’s soon to be sold out headliner at The Marquis Theater or want something a little more intimate, like Waiting Til Three at 3 Kings Tavern or Flaural at Larimer Lounge, there’s something for everyone this month. We at The Prelude Press are also excited to be bringing My Body Sings Electric and innerspace to Lost Lake Lounge to celebrate our 5 year anniversary alongside local blog Greeblehaus and DJ Alf. (We might be a little biased there, but that’s one show we can’t wait for!)
Who are you excited to see this month? Let us know in the comments!
1/4 - Silver & Smoke @ Larimer Lounge
Colorado blues-rock band Silver & Smoke are kicking off 2019 wit their first show of the year on January 4th at Larimer Lounge. Joining the band is a locals-only lineup made up of Denver funk/rock trio Two Faces West, Greeley indie/alternative group Poets & Wolves and Fort Collins post-folk band Places Back Home. With a diverse lineup at one of Denver’s most intimate venues, this is the perfect show to start your New Year off on the right foot!
1/11 - Waiting Til Three @ 3 Kings Tavern
Indie rock duo, Waiting Til Three will be kicking off 2019 with their show at 3 Kings Tavern on January 11th! The upcoming show follows an exciting year for Waiting Til Three, who played over a dozen shows across the Denver area in 2018 and recently celebrated the release of their latest single, “I Don’t Care.” Joining them will be Denver rock band Monkeys With Explosives and Kenny’s Login.
1/11 - Hellgrammites @ The Marquis Theater
On January 11th, Denver punk/hardcore band Hellgrammites will be dropping their new EP, Feral. In celebration of the new release, the band will also be playing an EP release show at The Marquis Theater on the same night! Come celebrate with Hellgrammites and fellow locals, It's Just Bugs, Giardia and False Report!
1/12 - 888 @ The Marquis Theater
Kick off 2019 the right way with some of Denver’s best! In 2018, 888 celebrated the release of their new EP, Everybody Can’t Complain, and they’re starting the New Year off with a stellar headlining show at The Marquis Theater featuring support from Nightlove and Kill Paradise. This show was previously sold-out, but more tickets were recently released - grab yours before they’re gone!
1/16 - Fox Lake @ The Black Sheep
Fox Lake’s upcoming show at The Black Sheep is well worth making the drive to Colorado Springs for! The band, who released their latest single, “Death From Above” last summer, will be kicking off their short run of shows at The Black Sheep with Empty Caskets, Hindrance, Fall of Scylla and Kalfou on January 16th.
1/18 - Conquer Everest @ Lost Lake Lounge
Colorado metalcore band Conquer Everest recently released their new album, Dear Shadows in September of 2018 and will be bringing some of their new music to Lost Lake this month! This show is jam-packed with some of Colorado’s best metalcore and post-hardcore acts, so you’re going to want to show up early to catch Rozu, Phantom Host and The Panoramic.
1/18 - Corsicana @ Globe Hall
Corsicana, the Indie/ambient project of Denver’s Ben Pisano closed out 2018 with release of new music from their upcoming EP, Perennial, out January 18th. In celebration of the EP release, Corsicana will be headlining Globe Hall alongside some dynamic rising artists from across Colorado. The Milk Blossoms, These Bashful Claws and John Lensing will keep you entertained from start to finish.
1/19 - DJ Alf + Greeblehaus + Prelude Press Birthaversary @ Lost Lake Lounge
DJ Alf turns 49 in January 2019. Greeblehaus' blog turns 13 in November 2018. The Prelude Press turns 5 in March 2019. Together, we’ve partnered for an epic Birthaversary show on January 19th at Lost Lake Lounge. We might be a little biased about this one, but this show promises to be one for the books, with My Body Sings Electric and innerspace performing alongside Mos Eisley Brothers, "frankenband" from one of DJ Alf's Halfoween events, made up of Kelsey Marchman (Thousand Frames), SF1, Meaghan Lillis (Altas), Brennan Johnson (AMZY) and Michael Thompson. Come celebrate with us!
1/25 - Flaural @ Larimer Lounge
Denver psych-pop quartet Flaural have plans to release new music (including their debut album soon) but until then, you can catch them live at Larimer Lounge alongside power-pop band Panther Martin and Denver’s Eye and the Arrow. This show promises to be a surreal experience right from the beginning.
1/26 - Vic N’ The Narwhals @ The Marquis Theater
Adding to the long list of Denver musicians kicking off the New Year with new music, Denver psych/garage rock band Vic N’ The Narwhals will be releasing their new album on January 26th and celebrating with a headlining show at The Marquis the same night! Joining The Narwhals for this show are must-see garage rock band Colfax Speed Queen and self-proclaimed pastel punk trio The Corner Girls.