7 Colorado Locals & 7 Touring Artists You Need to See in April
With the Summer concert season right around the corner, it's no surprise that there are a ton of incredible shows all over Colorado this month! From intimate local shows to some of the first Red Rocks concerts of the season and some of the biggest up-and-comers playing small stages across the state, April is all about branching out and checking out some new music, and we have quite a few recommendations for you.
Even though we spent the month of March highlighting some of Colorado's best local artists, there are still a lot of bands and musicians that we weren't able to feature (and some that we think really deserve your love) so this month, we've chosen seven local and seven touring artists to check out! From SKYBURIAL and The Burial Plot at the tiny Seventh Circle Music Collective to Postcards' return to The Marquis, and The Still Tide and The Solid Ocean's EP release shows this month, there is no shortage of local artists playing across the state. Pepper in some of our most anticipated tour stops, like Pale Waves, Dashboard Confessional, Ripe and Hayley Kiyoko, and you've got one hell of a month ahead of you!
Who do you think we should check out this month? Let us know in the comments!
4/5 - Fortune's Fool @ The Black Sheep
If you’re looking to check out some killer homegrown hardcore, then you’re going to want to be at The Black Sheep on the 5th. With a stacked lineup consisting of, Fortune’s Fool, DETER, Soul Vice, Remain and Sustain, Shroud, Dirty $prite and Night Of The Living Shred, this show promises to be insane from start to finish.
4/9 - SKYBURIAL @ Seventh Circle Music Collective
Colorado locals SKYBURIAL and The Burial Plot will be showing Outlier, Nihil and Words From Aztecs what the Denver scene is all about. Come check out this intimate and energetic show at Seventh Circle!
4/13 - AMZY @ The Bluebird Theater
Denver’s own AMZY will be headlining the Bluebird this month, promising a night filled with incredible music and wild on-stage antics. If you’ve seen AMZY before, then you know that the band has a few tricks up their sleeves! Opening the show are fellow locals, HoldFast and Kayla Hruby, making this one great from start to finish.
4/14 - The Still Tide @ Lost Lake Lounge
The Still Tide will be celebrating their EP release on April 14th at the intimate Lost Lake Lounge! If you’re looking for some incredible local artists to check out, then arrive to this show early for openers Bluebook and Panther Martin.
4/16 - Postcards @ The Marquis Theater
It has been a while since Postcards have taken the stage at The Marquis, so this show promises to be full of energy and great new music! The band will be hitting the road for a run of shows alongside Boys Home and Rose Gold following this hometown performance, so go give them one hell of a tour kickoff!
4/27 - Rain In July & 1000 Miles Of Fire @ The Marquis Theater
Rain In July, 1000 Miles Of Fire and Silver & Gold are teaming up for a very diverse show at The Marquis this month! Each band is strong in their own way, making for a fun show from start to finish, whether you’re a fan of pop-punk or indie-rock.
4/27 - The Solid Ocean @ Larimer Lounge
The Solid Ocean are headlining another solid locals-only lineup at Larimer Lounge at the end of April in celebration of their upcoming EP release. With The Midnight Club and Evinair opening, it’ll be a surprise if this show doesn’t sell out before doors, so grab your tickets now!
4/3 - Pale Waves @ Larimer Lounge
Manchester outfit, Pale Waves have been gaining momentum since the release of their All The Things I Never Said EP in February, and following a massive weekend at SXSW, the band will be playing at Denver’s Larimer Lounge on April 3rd! This will likely be the last time they’ll be playing such an intimate venue in Colorado, so it’s well worth making it out to this show. Pale Waves are poised to blow up even more before the end of the year.
4/6 - The Neighbourhood @ The Ogden Theatre
Every time The Neighbourhood comes through, it’s a unique experience, and following the release of their stunning new self-titled album, this promises to be a night filled with great new music.
4/7 - Missio @ Summit Music Hall
Austin duo, Missio are known for their theatrical and stunning live performances, and their upcoming show at Summit Music Hall will certainly be no exception. With Morgan Saint opening, this show is going to be killer from start to finish.
4/9 - Dashboard Confessional @ Summit Music Hall
Do we even have to convince you to go see Dashboard Confessional? Honestly, these guys always deliver an incredibly fun show, whether it’s at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre or alongside Imagine Dragons for Not So Silent Night. The upcoming show at Summit is much more intimate than some of the band’s previous shows in Denver, which means it’ll be a night to remember.
4/18 - Ripe @ Larimer Lounge
Boston-based seven piece, Ripe will be bringing their energetic blend of soul, funk and jazz to Larimer Lounge this month for a show you’re not going to want to miss. In addition to a spectacular live performance, the band is also giving back to each city by hosting a toy drive for the local Boys & Girls Clubs of America in each town!
4/27 - Vulfpeck @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Looking for the perfect first Red Rocks show to check out this season? Vulfpeck will be bringing their sweet brand of funk to the historic venue for one of their first shows of the 2018 season!
4/28 - Hayley Kiyoko @ Summit Music Hall
Hayley Kiyoko will be returning to Denver later this year on her run with Panic! At The Disco, but you’re going to want to know her before then! With her debut album, Expectations out now, this is the perfect chance to see her in an intimate setting before she’s hitting arena stages later this year.