The best concerts in and around Durango, July 12 to 18

by Angelica Leicht

The Dandy Warhols, July 12Can you think of a band more Portland-ish than The Dandy Warhols? Trick question, because there isn’t one. These guys started out playing the bar circuit in Portland, quickly becoming infamous for their love of naked concerts. We can dig it, and so should you. They are, after all, the ones who brought you “Bohemian Like You,” your early-aughts jam, man. They’ve been busy making music ever since, and you can catch them doing just that at Ophelia’s in Denver this Thursday. Just keep your clothes on. Nudity is for Warhols only.

Details: Ophelia’s, 1215 20th Street, Denver, Tickets start at $22,

A$AP Ferg, July 13With IDK, BuddyWe know you’re tempted to go check out the Trap Lord himself, Mr. A$AP Ferg, and we want to tip that temptation into action. Drag your ass over to the Ogden Theatre in Denver to take in what may be the rowdiest show you’ll see all summer. A$AP Ferg knows how to entertain, which you’ll realize as the room suddenly gets amped up to an 11 when he takes the stage. You’ll be dope walkin’ before you know it.

Details: Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax, Denver, Tickets at the door are $35,

RIDE Fest, July 14 & 15With Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, String Cheese Incident, etc.Who wants to see String Cheese Incident, Grace Potter, Sheryl Crow, and a million other acts take the stage in Telluride this weekend? Please raise your hands. Well, you can do just that at RIDE Fest, which has managed to bring you everyone you’d like to see this summer, all on one ticket. Just dig around in those couch cushions to find a few extra bucks for the ticket and you’re golden.

Details: Telluride Town Park, 500 E. Colorado Ave., Telluride, Tickets starting at $200,

Thirty Seconds to Mars & Walk The Moon, July 15Have you ever wondered if that rumor about Jared Leto wearing a severed ear around his neck is true? Join the club. And join the chaos at Leto and friends’ Denver show with Walk the Moon. That’s right, put one foot in front of the other and head over to Fiddler’s Green to get your up-close-and-personal view of Jordan Catalano, who hasn’t aged a bit since his emo acting days. It’ll be a kamikaze, at least during Walk the Moon’s set, anyway.

Details: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Englewood, CO, Tickets start at $53,

Sylvan Esso, July 18With Hippo CampusHey mamis (and papis; we don’t discriminate). Do you like the funky electronic duo Sylvan Esso? Great, so do we. Producer Nick Sanborn and singer Amelia Meath, who you might recognize from Mountain Man, are the madmen who make up the duo. They’re the bees knees, as is their breakout debut single, “Hey Mami,” which clearly inspired our intro. Two albums later, and these Grammy-nominated artists will make sure you’ll dance your friggin’ heart out at their show. And, uh, so will we, because we can’t turn down a chance to show off our sweet moves.

Details: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO, Tickets start at $43.75,

Counting Crows & Live, July 18Earlier today, we had someone tell us they’d never heard anything by the Counting Crows. Millennials are hurting our old-people souls. If you haven’t discovered the brilliance of Adam Duritz and Co. (which, we’re not sure how you haven’t…wasn’t “August and Everything After” one of the biggest albums of the ’90s?), you need to remedy that. Duritz does sweet and sad so well, and we just love him. Go to this show, or it’s one more day up in the canyons for you. It’s worth the drive to Denver, and all the feels while you’re there.

Details: Pepsi Center, 901 Auraria Parkway, Denver, Tickets start at $29.50,

Angelica Leicht


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