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Anthrax, Backstreet Boys and the best concerts in Denver this week

Anthrax is celebrating a belated fortieth anniversary tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium.

The Backstreet Boys will play at Fiddler’s Green on Tuesday, while BANKS will come through the Fillmore and the Chicks will start a two-night run at Red Rocks.

SoCal punkers Joyce Manor rock the Ogden on Wednesday, and outlaw dude Steve Earle plays Chautauqua.

Damien Jurado plays the Bluebird on Thursday.

Anthrax
Monday, August 1, 5 p.m.
Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson Street
$49.50-$79.50

Anthrax were one of the “Big Four” thrash bands to emerge from the early 1980s metal scene alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer. Guitarist Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society and metalcore band Hatebreed open what is sure to be a loud show.

street boys
Monday, August 2, 7:30 p.m.
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard
$42-$250

Anyone who grew up in the 90s knows “Everyone”. The boy band is backing their eighth studio album, DNAreleased in 2019.

BANKS
Tuesday, August 2, 7 p.m.
Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson Street
$35-$59.50

BANKS brings their brand of alternative pop with trip-hop influences to the Fillmore. The singer has released her fourth album, serpentine, earlier this year. Lauren Jauregui, of the female group Fifth Harmony, opens the debates.

The chicks
Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3, 7:30 p.m.
Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison
$59.95-$169.95

The Chicks dropped the “Dixie” from their name a few years ago, which probably pissed off a lot of conservatives in the process. The band then released their first record in fourteen years, the 2020s. gas lighter, and now the women are on tour. Jenny Lewis opens the first evening and Patty Griffin does the honors of the second.

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears
Tuesday, August 4, 9 p.m.
Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th Street
$18-$30

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears play a dynamic brand of rhythm and blues, with Lewis’ voice largely reminiscent of James Brown. If you love to dance, this group is for you.

Joyce Manor
Wednesday, August 3, 7 p.m.
Ogden Theater, 935 East Colfax Avenue
$19.99-$29.50

A sort of punk-rock Weezer, the group has just released its sixth album, 40 oz. in Fresno. The bill includes Citizen, Prince Daddy & the Hyena and PHONY.

Steve Earle
Wednesday, August 3, 7:30 p.m.
Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder
$35-$45

He’s a late addition, but Steve Earle walks comfortably among the outlaw country movement that includes the likes of Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. He just released an album of covers of the late Jerry Jeff Walker, another singer-songwriter from that ’70s rebellion against the country music establishment. Opening of the Whitmore Sisters.

Damien Jura
Thursday, August 4, 8 p.m.
Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Avenue
$30

Damien Jurado makes melancholy but serene indie rock music. He has just released his eighteenth album, reggae movie star, on his own label. Portland folk singer Chris Pureka opens.

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