Concerts in the Plaza: Dave Mensch, July 26Do you like free music? Do you like free music, ESPECIALLY if the musician sounds a bit like all your favs, from Dave Matthews Band to Staind and Daughtry? Yeah, us too. And that’s why you’ll catch us at the Dave Mensch concert out at Three Springs this Thursday evening. You should join us. We don’t bite.
Details: Three Springs, 125 Mercado St., 6 p.m., free, threespringsdurango.com/events
The Underground Music Showcase, July 27 to 29Let’s go over this lineup, shall we? Well, we have Deerhunter, for starters, along with BJ the Chicago Kid, Alvvays, Gang Gang Dance, Mothers, Corsicana, f-ether, Deezie Brown, VICODA, and Dream Feed, and all of these underground musicians will be above-ground and on the streets of Denver for the Underground Music Showcase. The three-day festival takes place all over the South Broadway area, and you can bounce from stage to stage, musician to musician, for as long as your feet will carry you.
Details: South Broadway, Denver, showtimes and locations vary, tickets start at $40, undergroundmusicshowcase.com
Kirk James Blues Band, July 28Are you in the mood for some killer blues music? Well, you should spend your Saturday afternoon at the Rusty Shovel out in Vallecito, because the Kirk James Blues Band, lead by Kirk, a blues musician with two decades of experience, will be usin’ his distinctive style and bustin’ out those old beloved blues classics, and a mix of original material, all for you.
Details: The Rusty Shovel, 18044 CR 501, Vallecito, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., free, therustyshovelsaloon.com
Drake, July 28With MigosNo new friends, no new friends…but you can take your old friends, the ones that were around when you started at the bottom, to rap along with Drizzy Drake at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Or you can take your Drake-loving significant other, who, yes, will be semi-drooling over the Champagne Papi, but isn’t that what a Drake concert is all about? And, it’ll all be worth it, especially if you buy the cheap seats, where they can look but not touch. Safety first, cause no one can resist the draw of Aubrey and the Three Amigos.
Details: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, doors open at 6 p.m., tickets start at $59.50, altitudetickets.com
Brass Tacks, July 28It’s the Brass Tacks’ first time in Durango, so you should head on over to The Cavern and welcome these Oregon Country-lovin’ boys. In return for your hospitality, these fellas from Molalla, Oregon will treat you to a mix of country, outlaw, blues, southern rock, and rebel, all rolled into one.
Details: The Cavern Bar & Grill, 640 Main Ave., 7 p.m., free, facebook.com/thecaverndurango
Halsey, July 30Hey. Remember when you were doing just fine before you found Halsey, but then fell in love with her after she uploaded the song “Ghost” to her SoundCloud page? Yeah, that seems like an eternity ago for us, too. We’re all getting old. Halsey, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to age one bit, probably because she’s up there on stage doing what she loves. And she’s doing it without The Chainsmokers, who accompanied her on the massive 2016 hit (and epic earworm), “Closer.” She’s all on her own on and doing her damn thing. Praise be.
Details: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 17598 West Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, doors open at 7 p.m., tickets start at $29.50, axs.com/events