Swans play The Gothic Theatre in Englewood on Sept. 10.
Swans play The Gothic Theatre in Englewood on Sept. 10. (Facebook)

This year has already been packed with excellent shows, with many more to come. Check out what's coming up for Colorado concerts in the fall.

Tame Impala

Aug. 31

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison

Tame Impala is one of today's most popular touring acts. Known for their psychedelic live shows and singer Kevin Parker's nostalgic charm, the group will take their talents to Red Rocks for one of the amphitheatre's final summer shows. Your favorite slacker, Mac DeMarco, will open for Tame Impala on the night of the 31st. This show is sold out, but Mac DeMarco will play a couple other dates around Colorado surrounding the Red Rocks concert.


Sept. 10

The Gothic Theatre, 3263 S Broadway, Englewood

Since 1982, Swans have been a must-see live experience. The group is playing at The Gothic Theatre, a venue sure to match their temperament for the grandiose. This show will terrify you in the best way possible.

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats

Sept. 18

The Gothic Theatre, 3263 S Broadway, Englewood

If you're looking for a band with the soul of Black Sabbath, look no further than The Gothic Theatre on Sept. 18. These English rockers will get your head banging and your heart thumping with their heavy, lurching metal.

Echo & The Bunnymen

Sept. 20

Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax, Denver


When The Cure played Fiddler's Green in June, they re-whetted many Coloradans' appetite for New Wave. Echo & The Bunnymen are taking full advantage of this 80s revival. The band is not touring with any supporting acts. See them live under the killing moon on the night of Sept. 20.

Cass McCombs

Sept. 23

Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., Denver

Sigur Rós is coming to Denver’s Paramount Theatre on Sept. 27.
Sigur Rós is coming to Denver's Paramount Theatre on Sept. 27. (The Denver Post)

Fans of Cass McCombs adore the singer-songwriter's sharp lyricism, graceful instrumentation and powerful live performance. The Cass McCombs band will pile onto the Larimer's stage and deliver a musical cocktail sure to sweep you off your feet.


Sept. 26

Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., Denver

Musician Aaron Maine has garnered a significant following after 2016's excellent release "Pool." Porches' low-fi production, danceable rhythms and swirling synths feel simultaneously modern and nostalgic. This show is a perfect fit for the Larimer Lounge. Make your way over in late September.

Sigur Rós

Sept. 27

Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver

If you've never experienced a Sigur Rós show, you're in for quite a treat. These Icelandic rockers always merge incredible visual arrangements with ethereal rock 'n' roll for a powerful live performance. This is going to be one of the best shows of the year.

Dinosaur Jr.

Oct. 4

Bluebird Theater, 3317 E Colfax Ave, Denver

J Mascis and his Marshall amplifiers will blast the audience away on the night of Oct. 4. Dinosaur Jr. has historically been one of the loudest bands on the planet. Be sure to grab your earplugs for this show. The group is touring to support 2016's "Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not," a record that proves Dinosaur Jr. can still really swing.

Courtney Barnett

Nov. 8

Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax, Denver

Australian heartthrob Courtney Barnett hits the Ogden Theatre on Election Day in November. Her monotone delivery and post-modern lyricism have made Barnett into an international superstar. She heads down to Brazil the week after she plays Colorado. Don't miss Courtney Barnett. This will definitely be a concert to remember.

Elijah Jarocki is Radio 1190's music director. Read his "On Air Next" column every Thursday in the Daily, or online: coloradodaily.com/columnists