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    Dinosaur Jr. (Brantley Gutierrez/courtesy photo)



S ummer is over and so is music festival season. This is pretty much always a bummer, but lucky for Boulder and Denver, there are plenty of venues reeling in the big talent as summer tours end.

Some of the acts will be touring in support of new records, and others are out playing just because. Whatever the case, spots like the Fox, Boulder, Ogden and Bluebird Theaters have filled up their calendars with new faces, hot tickets and tireless veterans. There’s a little something for any music tastes, but as usual, Colorado will see a lot of electronic music in the coming months.

Here are a handful of shows you won’t want to miss.

Odd Future

Friday-Saturday @ The Fox Theatre

The controversial but undeniably talented hip-hop crew sold out the Fox last spring, so this time around, they’ll be in Boulder for two nights. No word on whether Frank Ocean, whose debut solo album was a major hit, will be along for the ride, but Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt are worth the ticket price by themselves.

Big Gigantic

Sept. 29 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Boulder-based jamtronica band Big Gigantic turn every show into a party with booty-shaking dance beats and live sax and drums.

Beach House

Oct. 7 @ Boulder Theater

Now four albums deep, this dream pop duo keeps expanding its sound and getting better with every release. Beach House’s latest album, Bloom, is sure to be stunning in concert.

Kendrick Lamar

Oct. 8 @ Ogden Theatre

Kendrick Lamar hails from Compton, but he has very little of that West Coast gangster in him. He’s a member of the Black Hippy crew, along with ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock, and his music is more reflective than aggressive. That’s not to say he doesn’t have any edge, though. There’s just a lot of thought underneath the tough talk. Ab-Soul and Jay Rock will join him for this show.

The Sheepdogs

Oct. 9 @ The Bluebird Theater

Last year, Rolling Stone held a competition in which readers voted for an unsigned band to grace the magazine’s cover. The Sheepdogs won and were soon signed by Atlantic Records. But you don’t need to believe the popular vote. Check out The Sheepdogs’ groovy rock for yourself and hear why they earned it.

Dinosaur Jr.

Oct. 15 @ The Bluebird Theater

These dudes are alt-rock legends. They tore up the ’80s and ’90s with tons of feedback and distortion, went on a multi-year hiatus, then did rock ‘n’ roll a favor by coming back. Check them out before they stop for good.

Two Door Cinema Club

Oct. 16 @ Ogden Theatre

This trio of Irishmen combine electro-pop and indie rock with infectious results. The band’s latest record, Beacon, was notably warmer than its older stuff, which the band attributed to writing and recording in Los Angeles. Whatever the temperature, this show will be a dance party.

The xx

Oct. 17 @ Boulder Theater

Electro-pop might be too narrow a term to describe The xx’s otherworldly, often minimal music. By the time The xx hit the Boulder Theater, the next album, Coexist, will have been out for a month.

Dan Deacon

Oct. 31 @ The Bluebird Theater

If you haven’t been to a Dan Deacon show yet, you’re missing out. The electronic musician has a love for getting right up in the crowd and the crowd responds with dance circles and even conga lines. Deacon is also a successful composer, so his music has a complexity beyond irresistible dance beats.