Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: The Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater are hosting the first annual Boulder Blues and Roots Summit. Bad Brains is coming to the Summit Music Hall in August and Blues Traveler is coming back to Red Rocks for its annual Fourth of July shindig. Meanwhile on local radio, Caleb Slade, Monroe Monroe, the Outfit and Something Underground got spins. And finally, Rise Against, Drive-By Truckers, Elephant Revival and Earth topped the charts at our local record stores. Click through for a full rundown.
The Boulder Theater and Fox Theatre will be hosting their first annual Boulder Blues and Roots Summit, which runs Friday, May 13 until Sunday, May 15. Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, Leon Russell, Davy Knowles and William Elliott Whitmore are a few of the acts slated to headline the fest.
Tickets for the Boulder Blues and Roots Summit are on sale now, and a VIP pass is also available for $325 that gets you into all the shows during the fest, a VIP entrance, reserved seating at Boulder Theater, reserved balcony seats at the Fox, limited edition silk screened poster, t-shirt and more.
Punk legends Bad Brains hit the Summit Music Hall on Friday, August 22. General admission tickets ($23) are on sale now.
Finally, Blues Traveler returns to Red Rocks for its annual Fourth of July show. Matisyahu and Toad the Wet Sprocket open the show. Tickets ($36.50-$42.50) are on sale now.
Here's a rundown of other recently added shows that are either on sale now or go on sale this week.
Bluebird Theater Nick 13: Tue., June 14, 8 p.m., $13/$15. Tyler Ward and Crew: Sun., May 29, 8 p.m., $20/$25.
Boulder Theater Buffalo Heart Concert: With Elephant Revival, John Oates, Dovekins, Plenty Wolf Singers and Nat O'Keefe, Sat., April 30, 7 p.m., $19.50/$22.50. First Annual Boulder Roots & Blues Summit: Featuring Lucinda Williams and special guest, Fri., May 13, 7:30 p.m., Featuring Leon Russell and Janiva Magness, Sat., May 14, 7:30 p.m., Featuring Sheryl Crow, Sun., May 15, 7 p.m., $69.50/$85. B.B. King: Sat., Aug. 20, 7 p.m., $69.50-$115. RedBull Thre3 Style: With DJ Craze, Thu., April 7, 8:30 p.m., $5/$7.
Fox Theatre First Annual Boulder Roots & Blues Summit: Featuring William Elliott Whitmore, Fri., May 13, Featuring Davy Knowles, Sat., May 14, 10:30 p.m. Love & Light: With Future Simple Project, Omega, Souljorn and Markus, Fri., May 6, 8:30 p.m
Gothic Theatre Cavalera Conspiracy: Mon., May 2.
Island Grove Regional Park Greely Blues Jam: Featuring Robert Randolph & the Family, North Mississippi AllStars, Trampled Under Foot, the NightHawks, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers and Coco Montoya, Sat., June 11, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., $25
Larimer Lounge Crystal Stilts: Mon., May 16, $13/$15. Detroit Cobras: Mon., June 13. Infantree: Mon., April 25, $8. Vivian Girls: Thu., May 12, $11.
Marquis Theater Dredg: Wed., May 11, 7 p.m., $15
Paramount Theatre Krishna Das: Mon., June 20, 7:30 p.m., $36.50.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre Blues Traveler: With Matisyahu and Toad the Wet Sprocket, Mon., July 4, 6 p.m., $36.50-$42.50.
Soiled Dove Underground AuNaturAlice 8: Featuring Default, Hanson, Parachute and Andy Grammer, Thu., April 7, 8 p.m.
Summit Music Hall Bad Brains: Fri., April 22. Face to Face: With Strung Out and Blitzkid, Sat., June 11, 7 p.m., $23/$25. The Maine: With Augustana and Austin Gibbs, Tue., June 7, 6 p.m., $20.
Dialed In: Local Radio Playlists
Here's what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. 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, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, and The Colorado Wave, which is syndicated on a number of stations across the country.
*Playlist not currently available.
LOCALS ONLY (KTCL) 03.20.11
Monroe Monroe - "Squeeze" Gamits - "No One Cares So Why Should I" Heart & Soul Radio - "Epic" Lion Sized - "Great Moderation" Desciples - "Where Did You Go" Caleb Slade - "Hand to Reach for" Calibrate Me - "The New in the Old" Nautical Mile - "Hourglass" BAD - "Needles & Pills" Raven & the Writing Desk - "Walk in the Water" Filthy T - "Gotta Believe" Faces of Radio - "Escape"
COLORADO SOUND (KRFC) 03.19.11
White Water Ramble - "Gypsy Funk" Chris Thompson - "Sweet Guilia" Heather Marie Philipp - "To Remember You" Wil Key - "Say Anything" Bop Skizzum - "Brass In Pocket" The Outfit - "Strange Bones" Acoustic Junction - "Sugar Town" Fox Street Allstars - "Lost My Reflection" Vices I Admire - "Sweetest Girl" Katey Laurel - "The Wheel" Newcomers Home - "Texas" Ben Markley - "The 9th One's Free" John Denver - "Take Me Home, Country Roads" Firefall - "Mexico" Jeff Brinkman - "Inside This Room" Justin Roth - "Trembling Like A Train" The David James Band - "Street Performer" Coles Whalen - "Go Child" Jen Korte & the Loss - "It's A Little Hard, Dear" Slim Cessna's Auto Club - "No Doubt About It" Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams - "Mr. Pain" Bonnie and The Clydes - "It Ain't Nothin'" Randy Ricks - "Charlie Sheen" Kenny Perkins - "Last Goodbye" Megan Burtt - "It Ain't Love" Carmen Sandim Sextet - "Mandala"
MOUNTAIN HOMEGROWN SHOW (KQMT) 03.21.11
Something Underground - "Came to Get Down" Something Underground - "Come Around" Something Underground - "One Fish" Angie Stevens - "Old Churchyard" Angie Stevens - "Little Things" Angie Stevens - "First Love" Angie Stevens - "Roses and Daisies"
COLORADO WAVE 03.21.11
Dane Drewis - "Sweet Music" Ernie Lewis - "She Moves Me" RJ Ballard - "No Worries" Bedouin - "Stepping Out" Brendan McKinney - "You Got It Wrong" Andy Ard - "Baby Don't Care" Radius - "There She Goes" Rightfully Accused - "Point Of The Matter" Elmo Chesterhazy - "Eat Around The Poison" Royal Peeps - "Sweet Life" Alex Call - "I Can Start A Fire" Bruce Swanson - "Limo Fulla Fun" Tim Yunker & The Sound Junkies - "Swing Set"
Click through for this week's top sellers
Rise Against's Endgame, released on Interscope last week, took the top spot at Independent Records and came in second and third at Twist & Shout and Albums on the Hill, respectively. The Drive-By Truckers in-store performance last week helped propel the band's latest effort, Go-Go Boots, into the top slot at Twist & Shout, while Elephant Revival is back on top at Albums on the Hill, and Earth came in first at Wax Trax. Full breakdown below.
Top Sellers - 3/20/11
01. Elephant Revival - Break in the Clouds
02. J Mascis - Several Shades of Why
03. Rise Against - End Game
04. Black Keys - Brothers
05. Lupe Fiasco - Lasers
06. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
07. Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits
08. Dodos - No Color
09. Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers - Rare Bird Alert
10. Deafest - Earth Turned Skyward
01. Rise Against - Endgame
02. Lupe Fiasco - Lasers
03. Travis Barker - Give the Drummer Some
04. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
05. Adele - 21
06.T.I. - No Mercy
07. Keyshia Cole - Calling All Hearts
08.Marsha Ambrosius - Late Nights and Early Mornings
09. Jeremih - All About You
10. Waka Flocka Flame - FlockavelliEP
01. Drive-By Truckers - Go-Go Boots
02. Rise Against - Endgame
02. Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Unentitled
03. Adele - 21
04. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
05. DeVotchKa - 100 Lovers
06. Lucinda Williams - Blessed
07. R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now
08. Drive-By Truckers - Southern Rock Opera
09. Steve Martin - Rare Bird Alert
10. Cowboy Junkies - Demons Vol. 2
01. Earth - Angels of Darkness
02. Bright Eyes - The People's Key
03. Parts & Labor - Constant Future
04. OFF! - First Four EPs
05. Akron/Family - S/T II
06. Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids
07. P.J. Harvey - Let England Shake
08. Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs. Evil
09. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
10. Bright Eyes - The People's Key
01. Deadmau5 - "HR 8938 Cephei" (original mix)
02. Fedde Le Grand - "Control Room" (original mix)
03. Gabriel Rocha - "Drunken Russian" (DJ PP edit)
04. Richard Dinsdale - "DJ, You've Got My Love" (original club mix)
05. Mark Knight - "Yalta Groove" (original club mix)
06. Paul Thomas - "Ultraviolet" (original club mix)
07. 123XYZ - "Groove Amigos" (original club mix)
08. Stefano Noferini - "Kids" (original club mix)
09. Pete Griffiths & Ant Brooks - "Filtered" (original club mix)
10. Supernova & Kevin Saunderson - "Beat Me Back" (original club mix)
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