Best Concert Photos 2016 - Denver Music Photographer - Aimee Giese - Greeblehaus
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Best Denver Concert Photos 2016

It’s been another fantastic year for me on this blog, even though 2016 hasn’t been the best year all around. I have been lucky to shoot Denver concert photos with some of the greatest photographers around, at some of the best venues Colorado has to offer. I attended 97 concerts total and worked at most of them. Eeks! I even sprained both my ankles in July (during They Might Be Giants) and managed to plow right into Riot Fest in August.

So yeah, it was a great year for Denver music and I have thousands upon thousands of photos to prove it. It was incredibly hard to whittle them down, so I hope you forgive me for being indulgent and sharing full-on 76 of my favorites with you.
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The Palm Denver offer brunch and a football bus to Broncos games with complimentary valet!
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The Palm Denver Brunch + Bus for Broncos Games (Free Valet!)

OK, yeah, so… 2016 doesn’t seem like the Broncos’ year. But they are rebuilding, right? Not that I even know what I am talking about since I an about as unknowledgeable about sports as they come.

But one thing I *do* know about: BRUNCH! It’s pretty much my favorite thing if you follow our Swarm check-ins.

We were thrilled when The Palm Denver invited us to check out their Broncos brunch recently, and ride the football bus over to the game. Of course, it happened to be the coldest day of the year so far, but we didn’t mind. We’d sampled the Bloody Mary bar and dressed warm – plus the atmosphere on the bus was cozy.

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Not So Silent Night Denver - Concert Photos 2016
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Not So Silent Night Denver – KTCL Channel 93.3’s End of Year Concert

Every year, Denver’s alternative station, KTCL Channel 93.3, throws a holiday party for their fans. It’s called Not So Silent Night, and every year gets more crazy. The 2016 lineup included 888, Jr Jr, The Strumbellas, Kaleo and Empire of The Sun. All of which put on great sets, but I would have to say my favorites were openers 888 and headliners Empire of The Sun.

Not So Silent Night Denver 2016 Concert Photos


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Denver band 888 won last year’s Hometown For The Holidays contest, and the biggest prize from that is opening next year’s NSSN. But this band didn’t sit around waiting for Christmas. They have been touring just about everywhere and their hit song, “Critical Mistakes” has racked up over 2.2 million listens on Spotify. I can’t wait to see what they are up to for 2017.

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The Fray Concert Photos from 1stBank Center Denver in 2016
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The Fray Concert with American Authors at 1stBank Center

This week, 303 Magazine asked a bunch of Denver music people questions to round up 2016 and one of them was “who is your favorite Denver band that has made it big?” I almost said The Fray but didn’t, because that just seemed like *too* much of an obvious choice. But the truth is, these guys remain one of my all-time favorite bands, so I jumped at the chance to see and photograph them when they returned home over Thanksgiving weekend.

They played an intimate show at the Boulder Theater on Friday night and then the grander affair at 1stBank Center on Saturday, which was, of course, easier to get tickets to. American Authors accompanied them both nights, a perfect match for the mood of the concert.

Isaac Slade and Joe King talked sentimentally about how they had to desperately save a few hundred bucks for their first recording time 10 years ago, and how they signed their first recording deal literally inside the Boulder Theater. Hard to believe it’s been a decade for The Fray, but the proof is in their new greatest hits album, Through the Years: The Best of The Fray. They started the night with the only new song on that album, “Singing Low,” and truly did run through all the hits.

Thanks for all the music, guys. Here’s to another 10 years!


The Fray Concert Photos 2016

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Denver band The Yawpers perform at Bluebird Theater in 2016.
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The Yawpers Unleash Gritty Rock at Denver’s Bluebird Theater

The Yawpers have been around so long, so it’s crazy to think their show last month at the Bluebird was my first time photographing them. I can’t even count the times I have seen them live; it’s been many. And they are so good.

Lead singer Nate Cook is all over the stage while drummer (and friend) Noah Shomberg pounds the drums. Jesse Parmet rounds out the trio with his slide guitar. I am continually amazed how bands with small-ish numbers can completely fill a room with sound, but The Yawpers are great live. Full on American rock and roll, although their bio is more eloquent and effusive than that.

The band is playing on New Year’s Eve at The Oriental with Other Black. That will be an incredible way to ring in 2017!

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