Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Beach Boys, Florence + the Machine, the Walkmen, Passion Pit and Justice were announced; Coles Whalen, Caleb Slade, FaceMan and the Apples got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Adele, Tennis and Mark Lanegan were the top sellers at our local record stores. Page down for a complete rundown.

This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates

Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales
Aaron Thackeray

As reported last week, Rusko, DJ Shadow, Paper Diamond and Pictureplane will headline the Levitate Festival on April 20 at 1STBANK Center and Alan Jackson will be at Red Rocks on June 28, and earlier this week we mentioned that Bonnie Raitt will be at Red Rocks on August 26. A few more dates were added to Red Rocks summer lineup, including the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary (with Brian Wilson on board) on July 20, Florence + the Machine and the Walkmen on July 25, and Passion Pit and Justice on August 7.


Civil Twilight: Wed., April 25, 8 p.m., $9.33/$15.

Grouplove: Sat., May 19.

Eric Hutchinson: Tue., April 17.

The Lumineers: Fri., May 11, 9 p.m., $10.50/$15.

Mark Lanegan Band: Sun., May 20.

Never Say Never: With Koji, Kurt Travis and Bearcat, Wed., May 2, 6:30 p.m., $22.50/$25.


Boulder Roots & Blues Summit: Featuring Taj Mahal, Fri., May 18, 6 p.m., $35-$65. Featuring Keb' Mo', Sat., May 19, 6 p.m., $30-$50.

Clutch and Hellyeah: Sun., April 29, 7:15 p.m., $29.50/$33.

eTown with Young the Giant and Civil Twilight: Sun., April 1, 6 p.m., $20.

Microbreweries for the Environment: With Grant Farm featuring Keith Moseley and Bill Nershi, the Drunken Hearts and The Mile Markers, Fri., April 27, 8 p.m., $20/$22.

Paa Kow & By All Means (CD release): With Logo Ligi, Wed., April 11, 7 p.m., $15.

1STBANK Center

Levitate Festival: Featuring Rusko, DJ Shadow, Paper Diamond and Pictureplane, Fri., April 20, 7:30 p.m., $35-$42.50.


Men: With DJ Sprinkles (aka Terre Thaemlitz), Fri., April 27, 8:30 p.m., $20.

Raewkwon: With Freddie Gibbs and Supernatural, Fri., March 30, 8:30 p.m., $25/$27.50.


Nikki Glaser: Thu., March 8, 8 p.m., $12/$14.

Here Lies the Difference: With Out of Options, Controlled Demise, A Daydream Suicide, Forgotten Within and DJ Dirty Panda, Sun., March 4, 8 p.m., $8/$10.


Active Child: Sat., May 19, $13.50/$18.


Tinariwen: Tue., June 5, 8 p.m., $32.


Crowbar: With Prong and Witchburn, Sat., April 14.

Enter Shakiri: With LetLive and At the Skyline, Thu., May 3, 7 p.m., $12/$15.

Guttermouth: With Boldtype, Fri., March 16, $13.

He Is We: With Deas Vail and South Jordan, Tue., May 29, 7 p.m., $13/$15.

The Menzingers: With Cheap Girls, the Sidekicks and Elway, Tue., March 27, 7 p.m., $10/$12.


The Bright Light Social Hour: Tue., April 17, $10/$13.

Dinosaur Feathers: With Petals of Spain, Tue., March 20, 9 p.m., $6/$8.

Lilac: Mon., March 19, 9 p.m., $5.

Modern Day Escape: With Glass Delirium, Thu., March 22, $5/$7.

Peter & the Test Tube Babies: With the Bad Engrish, Potato Pirates and 99 Bottles, Wed., March 28, 9 p.m., $12/$15.


Ozomatli: Wed., June 13, 8 p.m., $23.75/$30.


Counting Crows: Thu., April 19.


The Beach Boys: Tue., July 10.

Florence + the Machine: With the Walkmen, Wed., July 25, 7:30 p.m.

Global Dance Festival 10th Anniversary: July 20-22, 3-day passes $150.

Alan Jackson: Thu., June 28, 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$79.50.

Passion Pit: With Justice, Tue., Aug. 7.

Bonnie Raitt: Sun., Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m., $40-$80.


Blood on the Dance Floor: With Brokencyde, Deuce, Polkadot Cadaver, William Control, the Bunny the Bear, New Years Day and Haily Rose, Sat., April 14, $17/$20.

Vapor Fest: March 23-24, $20-$25/2-day passes $30.


The Alash Ensemble: Fri., April 6, 8 p.m., $18.

The Dunwells: Fri., March 23, 8 p.m.

Michelle Shocked: Sat., May 12, 8 p.m., $26.

Missy Raines & the New Hip: Fri., June 1, 8 p.m., $16.

Click through for this week's Local Radio Playlists
Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

We're currently tracking the playlists from a number of different shows, including KTCL's Locals Only, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, The Colorado Sound, an independently produced show that is broadcast all over Colorado, and The Colorado Wave, which is syndicated on a number of stations across the country. Here's what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. *Playlist not available



Photo Atlas - "Move It Darling"

Nautical Mile - "Weeds"

Caleb Slade - "Always on My Mind"

John Common - "Go to Hell (With Me)"

Sibling Rivalry 3 (SR3) - "Restart"

Tommy & the Tangerines - "Sam I Am"

Buntron Smith - "Invitation"

Synthetic Elements - "The Fire"

Coles Whalen - "Cactus"

Rachel James - "Not Giving Up"

David James Band - "Napoleon"

Seismic Event - "Heaven"



Haunted Windchimes "Leadbelly Medley"

Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams "Just Don't Care"

Katya Chorover "Movin' On"

Freddi / Henchi and the Soulsetters "I Like Funky Music"

Dan Treanor & African Wind "From African Soul"

Tennis "It All Feels the Same"

Rose Hill Drive "Birds Against the Glass"

Full Belly "New Voice"

Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) "Houses"

Catch Bees "Atlanta (f. Denison Witmer)"

The Fray "The Fighter"

Adam Bodine Trio "From the Button On My Heart"

The Motet "The Lesson"

FaceMan "FeedingTime"

Achille Lauro "Upward Away From the Ground"

The Apples in Stereo "Energy"

Devotchka "Along the Way"

Harry Tuft & Friends "A-Roving On A Winter's Night"

Harry Tuft & Friends "One Mint Julep"

Otis Taylor "The Devil's Gonna Lie"

Megan Burtt "Walls Come Down"

Dave Sonner "Come Clean"

Railbenders "Whiskey Drinkin' Man"

Coles Whalen "Cannonball"

Jim Stranahan "Hip Street"



Burn - Come Back

Jonathan Clay - Love At War

Next Door - Suzie Q

Healer - Awakening

Bettys Not A Vitamin - Home

The Informants - Stuck On You

Great American Taxi - Kali

Hans York - Inside Out

Tempa & The Tantrums - You Lost me

Slow Burning Car - Slow Burning Car

Vaughan Penn - Forgive You

Steve Glotzer - Beso Azul

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

You'd think that pretty much everyone and their mom would have Adele's 21 by now since it's been a top seller since it came out just about a year ago, but with some help from the Grammy's, the singer is on top at both Independent Records and Twist & Shout while Tennis's sophomore effort, Young & Old, debuted at the top spot at Albums on the Hill and Bad Weather California's's Sunkissed was number one at Wax Trax.


01. Tennis - Young & Old

02. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

03. Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A. - Area 52

04. Adele - 21

05. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake - Sineater

06. Dr. Dog - Be the Void

07. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

08. The Fray - Scars & Stories

09. Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now?

10. Skrillex - Bangarang


01. Adele - 21

02. Wale - Ambition

03. Skrillex - Bangarang

04. Drake - Take Care

05. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV

06. Young Jeezy - TM 103

07. J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story

08. Rihanna - Talk That Talk

09. Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans

10. Yelawolf - Radioactive


01. Adele - 21

02. Civil Wars - Barton Hollow

03. Gotye - Making Mirrors

04. Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now?

05. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

07. Van Halen - Different Kind of Truth

08. Black Keys - El Camino

09. The Fray - Scars & Stories

10. Whitney Houston - Greatest Hits


01. Bad Weather Caflifornia - Sunkissed

02. Air - Le Voyage Dans La Lune

03. Pop.1280 - The Horror

04. Mark Lanegan Band - Funeral Blues

05. Gotye - Bad as Me

06. A Place to Bury Strangers - Making Mirrors

07. Hawks & Doves - Year One

08. Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II

09. Tom Waits - Bad as Me

10. Speedwolf - Ride With Death


01. Axwell, Ivan Gough - "In My Mind" (club mix)

02. Afrojack and Shermanology - "Can't Stop Me" (club mix)

03. Hardwell - "Spaceman" (original mix)

04. Tommy Trash - "Cascade" (original mix)

05. Chuckie - "Together" (original mix)

06. Wolfgang Gartner - "There and Back" (original mix)

07. Richard Grey, Federico Scavo - "Lady" (Federico Scavo remix)

08. Disco Stu, John Monkman - "Don't Have to Be Beautiful" (original mix)

09. Dirty South, Thomas Gold - "Eyes Wide Open" (original mix)

10. Starkillers, Nadia Ali - "Keep it Coming" (original mix)



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