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New Denver shows: Ben Harper, Empire of the Sun and Toro y Moi. On sale this weekend

New Denver shows: Ben Harper, Empire of the Sun and Toro y Moi. On sale this weekend

Ben Harper, always a local favorite, will be making his way back to the Mile High City for a show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Friday, November 8, as part of his fall acoustic tour. Tickets ($42.50-$75) go on sale this Friday, August 9, at 10 a.m.

See also: Our constantly updated, super comprehensive Denver concert calendar

Empire of the Sun stops at the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday, October 29, as part of the Australian band's North American tour, and fellow Aussie act Alpine opens the show. Tickets ($35) go on sale on Saturday, August 10, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what local songs are being played on the radio and the top album sellers locally.

Hot on the heels of its set this past weekend at Red Rocks supporting Thievery Corporation, Toro y Moi has announced plans to return to Denver for a headlining show at the Ogden Theatre with Classixx on Wednesday, November 6. Tickets ($20.75) go on sale this Saturday, August 10, at 10 a.m.

Mike Doughty, the outspoken mastermind behind the lovable and lauded Soul Coughing, is back on the road again, but this time he's playing all Soul Coughing tunes. Show is slated for Tuesday, October 29, and tickets are $25.

Subhumans are due at the Marquis Theater on Thursday, November 7. Tickets ($15) go on sale this Friday, August 9. Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, who was just at Red Rocks this past weekend, returns to Denver on Friday, November 15, with the Juan Maclean, who will be playing a DJ set at the Summit Music Hall. Tickets ($16-$20) go on sale this Friday, August 9.


NEW SHOWS / ON SALE DATES

BLUEBIRD THEATER


Bob Schneider: Tue., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., $25.75/$30.


BOULDER THEATER


Jake Shimabukuro: Tue., Oct. 8, 7 p.m., $30-$45.

M. Doughty: Tue., Oct. 29, 7 p.m., $25.


CERVANTES' MASTERPIECE BALLROOM


The Infamous Stringdusters: Thu., Sept. 13, 9 p.m., $20/$25.


CERVANTES' OTHER SIDE


Rally Round the Family (Rage Against the Machine tribute): With MTHDS performing the Beastie Boys, Fri., Sept. 20, 9 p.m., $5/$10.

Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds: With American Babies, Wed., Oct. 30, 9 p.m., $10/$12.

Young Blood Brass Band: Wed., Oct. 16, 9 p.m., $8/$10.


ELLIE CAULKINS OPERA HOUSE


Ben Harper: Tue., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., $42.50-$75.


FILLMORE AUDITORIUM


Lee Brice: Fri., Nov. 8, 7 p.m., $26.

Sleeping With Sirens: Wed., Nov. 13, 7 p.m., $22.50/$25.


FOX THEATRE


Brett Dennen: Mon., Nov. 11, 8:30 p.m., $20.

Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers: With Rayland Baxter, Thu., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., $15.

The Polish Ambassador: Fri., Nov. 8, 8:30 p.m., $13/$15.

Radical Something: With Down With Webster, Matty Mac and Splyt, Thu., Oct. 3, 8:30 p.m., $12-$30.


GOTHIC THEATRE


Les Claypool's Duo de Twang: Fri., Oct. 11, 9:30 p.m., $32.50.


LARIMER LOUNGE


Cashmere Cat: Fri., Aug. 23, 11:30 p.m., $12/$15.

Melt-Banana: Mon., Oct. 21, 9 p.m., $15.75/$20.

Rose's Pawn Shop: Thu., Aug. 29, 9 p.m., $8/$10.


MARQUIS THEATER


Night Riots: Tue., Sept. 10, $8/$10.

Subhumans: Sun., Nov. 17, $15.

Watain: With In Solitude, Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m., $20/$22.


MOE'S ORIGINAL BBQ


The Ghoulies: With the A-OKs, Nasty Bunch of Bitches, The Windermeres, Sat., Aug. 17, 9 p.m., $5-$7.

King Tuff: Wed., Sept. 25, 9 p.m., $12-$14.

Lightnin' Malcolm: Fri., Aug. 30, 9 p.m., $10-$12.


MOON ROOM AT THE SUMMIT MUSIC HALL


We Butter the Bread with Butter: With Incredible Me and the Fulfillment, Thu., Sept. 12, 7 p.m., $10/$12.


OGDEN THEATRE


Empire of the Sun: With Alpine, Tue., Oct. 29, 9 p.m., $35.

Toro y Moi: With Classixx, Wed., Nov. 6, 8 p.m., $20.75.

Tribal Seeds: With Tea Leaf Green, Sat., Oct. 12, 9 p.m., $21.

We Came as Romans: With Silverstein, Chunk No! Captain Chunk, the Color Morale, Dangerkids, Sat., Oct. 5, 7 p.m., $22.


SUMMIT MUSIC HALL


Chief Keef: Sun., Sept. 1, $22.50/$25.

(Hed) PE: Fri., Aug. 30, 7 p.m., $13/$15.

Jake Miller: With Action Item, Air Dubai, Wed., Dec. 4, $22.50.

Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation) (DJ set): With the Juan MacLean (DJ set), Fri., Nov. 15, 8:30 p.m., $16/$20.


SWALLOW HILL


Austin Lounge Lizards: Sat., Sept. 21, 8 p.m., $18.

Caravan of Thieves: Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m., $14.


THE WALNUT ROOM


von Grey: With SHEL, Mon., Sept. 30, 8 p.m., $10.

Continue reading for this week's Local Radio Playlists.

New Denver shows: Ben Harper, Empire of the Sun and Toro y Moi. On sale this weekend

We're currently tracking the playlists from a number of different shows, including KTCL's Locals Only, 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.


KTCL'S LOCALS ONLY


8.4.13

Skyfox - "Last Night on Earth"

Petals of Spain - "So You're Gonna Quit Now"

BLKHRTS - "Tell Me Something I Don't Know"

Wheelchair Sports Camp - "A is for Anything"

White Flag Rasied - "Broaden Your Horizon"

Matthew Moon - "Cold Cold Water"

Lunar Light Parade - "Time & Space"

P-Nuckle - "Love to Love Her"

Nichol & Zack - "Your Move"

Extra Kool - "Cape and Cowel"

Ian Cooke f/ 303 Choir - "Rover"


THE COLORADO SOUND


8.3.13

Doug Kershaw - "Louisiana Man"

The Starlite Ramblers - "I'm Walking The Floor Over You/Oh Lonesome Me"

Escape Goats - "I'll See You Again"

Andy Palmer - "The Monk"

Wendy Woo Band - "Drunk In Love"

Dawson James - "Workin' My Life Away"

Remus Tucker Band - "Night Thang"

Drew Emmitt - "Gypsy In My Soul"

Big Head Blues Club: Featuring Big Head Todd & the Monsters - "Preachin' Blues"

Rachel & the Kings - "Not Giving Up"

P-Nuckle - "The System"

Manuel Lopez Trio - "Searching Out"

Judy Collins - "Both Sides Now"

Judy Collins - "Someday Soon"

The Patti Fiasco - "Small Town Lights"

Petals of Spain - "Shine"

Joshua Novak - "Infomaniac"

Mr. Anonymous - "Great One" from Bus Sounds

Great American Taxi - "Get No Better"

Johnny Hickman - "Another Road"

Kevin Dooley - "Silvery Moon"

Matt Hoffman - "Mural"

Gregory Alan Isakov - "Suitcase Full of Sparks"

Jon Wirtz - "Country"


THE COLORADO WAVE


8.5.13

Alex Call - "No Place For Hate"

Melanie Susuras Band - "Unfinished"

Love The New Crave - "I Love You"

Victor Towle - "Free To Be Me"

Chris English - "Without You"

Julia Bryan and The Last Flight Out - "Love Is"

Michael Monroe - "Life Is A Mystery"

Kanawormz - "Beautiful Friend"

Julian Shome - "Can You Show Us Heaven"

Rey Feo - "World Is Your Slave"

Hans York - "Safety Is Soulless"

Greg Johnson - "Save Yourself"



Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads


Gregory Alan Isakov's The Weatherman was on top at Albums on the Hill, Tech N9ne's Something Else, released last week on Strange Music, debuted at number one at Independent Records, Michael Franti & Spearhead's All People, released last week on Capitol, took the top spot at Twist & Shout, and Pretty Light's A Color Map of the Sun came in first at Wax Trax.


ALBUMS ON THE HILL


01. Gregory Alan Isakov - The Weatherman

02. Gogol Bordello - Pura Vida Conspiracy

03. Jason Isbell - Southeastern

04. Jay-Z - Magna Carta...Holy Grail

05. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

06. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

07. Bosnian Rainbows - Bosnian Rainbows

08 The Uncluded - Hokey Fright

09. Preservation Hall Jazz Band - That's It!

10. 3OH!3 - Omens


INDEPENDENT RECORDS


01. Tech N9ne - Something Else

02. Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side of Heaven & the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1

03. Jay-Z - Magna Carta...Holy Grail

04. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines

05. Avenged Sevenfold - Hail to the King

06. Rich Gang - Rich Gang

07. J. Cole - Born Sinner

08. Wale - The Gifted

09. Michael Franti & Spearhead - All People

10. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories


TWIST & SHOUT


01. Michael Franti & Spearhead - All People

02. Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues

03. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines

04. Gregory Alan Isakov - The Weatherman

05. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

06. Johnny Winter - Roots

07. Steve Martin/Edie Brickell - Love Has Come For You

08. Pretty Lights - A Color Map Of The Sun

09. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest

10. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros


WAX TRAX


01. Pretty Lights - A Color Map of the Sun

02. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest

03. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

04. Queens of the Stoneage - ...Like Clockwork

05. Kanye West - Yeezus

06. Oblivians - Desperation

07. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

08. Public Image Ltd. - First Issue (Reissue)

09. Skinny Puppy - Weapon

10. Man or Astroman? - Defcon 54321


BEATPORT.COM


01. Martin Garrix - "Animals"

02. Sultan, Ned Shepard - "No Good"

03. Lil Jon, Alvaro - "Welcome to the Jungle"

04. Purple Disco Machine - "My House"

05. Josh Butler, Pleasurekraft - "Got a Feeling"

06. Hardwell - "Three Triangles"

07. Paris & Simo, 3LAU - "Escape"

08. David Guetta, Glowinthedark - "Ain't a Party"

09. Michael Woods - "Clanga"

10. MAKJ -"Springen"


RELATED LINKS


Angelo's

Black & Read

Atomic Records (formerly Cheapo Discs)

Vinyl Collective