New shows: Death Grips, Pinback, Born in the Flood reunion, Air Dubai CD release and more

Born in the Flood comes bearing gifts to the Gothic Theatre this December.
Born in the Flood comes bearing gifts to the Gothic Theatre this December.

A bunch of new shows this week to get excited about: Death Grips are finally making their way to Denver for a show next month at the Larimer Lounge, Pinback's coming to the Gothic after the first of the year, and there's a couple high profile local shows to get amped about. Born in the Flood is reconvening for a holiday show at the Gothic in December and Air Dubai is celebrating the release of its new album at the Ogden with a very special guest. Keep reading to get the full rundown, along with playlists from local radio special shows and this week's top album sellers.

See also:

- Breathe Carolina, Vail Snow Daze, 3 Doors Down, Daughtry, Eddie Money

- The Coup, Broncho, Killswitch Engage, Macklemore, Twiztid, Paul Banks, RJD2

- STS9 and String Cheese NYE runs, Fun. at 1STBANK, DeVotchKa and more

Air Dubai headlines the Ogden this December with a very special guest.
Air Dubai headlines the Ogden this December with a very special guest.
Aaron Thackeray

This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates

Death Grips, the Sacramento-based envelop-pushing hip-hop act featuring Zach Hill of Hella, which created a bit of a stir a few weeks ago by offering up its supposed major label debut, No Love Deep Web -- replete with penis-laden cover art -- up for free download, is slated to perform at the Larimer Lounge on Friday, November 23. Tickets ($16) for 16+ show are on sale now.

Pinback, whose new album, Information Retrieved, drops today on the Temporary Residence imprint, is coming to the Gothic Theatre on Tuesday, January 27. Tickets ($18-$22) go on sale this week. Speaking of the Gothic, there's another big show that's just been announced, this one all local and easily filed under must-see:

Nathaniel Rateliff has had a pretty successful career thus far, from touring the States with Mumford & Sons to building up a massive following across the pond. Before he earned acclaim on his own as a singer-songwriter, though, he was the frontman of a beloved local band called Born in the Flood. The band, which has been on ice for the past few years, is getting revved back up again for a special holiday show at the Gothic Theatre on Friday, December 21, to remind everyone what they've been missing. Nathan & Stephen, another popular on-again, off-again act from that same era, will share the bill with In the Whale.

Another big local show you should be aware of: Air Dubai has finished its new record, Be Calm, and will be celebrating its release with a headlining show at the Ogden Theatre on Saturday, December 15. While that in itself is totally noteworthy, get a load of who else is on the bill: Tone Lōc. Yes, Mr. Funky Cold Medina himself. If that isn't worth doing the wild thing on our leg, we don't know what is. Tickets ($20 plus fees) for the show, which also features Supervision, go on sale this Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m.

Finally, Femi Kuti, son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, returns to the Boulder Theater with his group, the Positive Force, on Tuesday, January 15. General admission tickets ($25) go on sale on Friday, October 19 at 10 a.m.

Visit our concert calendar for all Denver/Boulder area concerts.


Butcher Babies: With Gemini Syndrome, Thu., Nov. 15, 7 p.m., $12/$14.

Mac Lethal: Sat., Dec. 1, 8 p.m., $12/$14

Otherwise: Thu., Oct. 25, $10/$12.


The Denver Twist: With Protohype, Samples, Raw Russ and Black Actors, Thu., Nov. 15, 9 p.m., $5.


Femi Kuti & the Positive Force: Tue., Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m., $25.

Of Monsters and Men: Wed., Dec. 12, 9 p.m., $30.

Trace Bundy: With Josh Garrels, Fri., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., $18.50/$24.50.


Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk: With the Pimps of Joytime, Fri., Dec. 28, 9 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 29, 9 p.m., $20-$25.


Radio 1190's Pledge Drive Kickoff: Featuring Rubedo, Achille Lauro, Mancub and Mombi, Thu., Nov. 1, 6:45 p.m., $10.

The Wailers: Performing Survival, Fri., Dec. 28, 8:30 p.m., $26/$28.


Born in the Flood: With Nathan & Stephen and In the Whale, Fri., Dec. 21, 8 p.m., TBA.

Pinback: Sun., Jan. 27.


Death Grips: Fri., Nov. 23, 9 p.m., $16/$20.

Dom Kennedy: With Zeke, Polyester the Saint, Jay 305, NikoG4, Mon., Dec. 3, 9 p.m., $15.75/$20.

Fuck the Facts: Thu., Jan. 31, 9 p.m., $8/$10.

Kopecky Family Band: Mon., Dec. 17, 9 p.m., $8/$10.

Metz: With School Knights and Thee Dang Dangs, Mon., Nov. 12, 9 p.m., $10/$12.

Tanlines: Wed., Nov. 14, 9 p.m., $13.75/$16.


The Burial Plot (CD release): With Forty Fathoms, A Daydream Suicide, Bridges, Rather Dashing, Fri., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., $8/$10.

IAMTHESHOTGUN: With As The Sky Darkens, Sat., Dec. 1, 7 p.m., $8/$10.

Mac Lethal: Fri., Nov. 30, 8 p.m., $13/$15.

The Twelves: With Option4, Thu., Nov. 15, 8:30 p.m., $17/$20.


The Gromet (CD release): With Arliss Nancy and Chemistry Club, Sat., Nov. 17, 9 p.m., TBA.


Air Dubai: With Tone Loc and SuperVision, Sat., Dec. 15, 9 p.m., $20/$25.


Chuck Mead: Thu., Nov. 1, 8 p.m., $10/$15.

Duncan Sheik: With Courrier and Alpha Rev, Tue., Nov. 13, 8 p.m., $20/$22.50.

Groovefest: Featuring Soul School and Chase N The Dream, Sat., Nov. 3, 8 p.m., $20.

Lee DeWyze: Wed., Nov. 14, 8 p.m., $15/$18.

World Party: Wed., Dec. 5, 8 p.m., $20/$25.


Breathe Carolina: Sat., Dec. 15, 7 p.m., $18/$20.

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New shows: Death Grips, Pinback, Born in the Flood reunion, Air Dubai CD release and more

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.



Swayback - "These Thieving Ways"

Carbon Choir - "Sakhalin"

Pretty Mouth - "Blood Don't Lie"

Bear Antler - "Take Long"

Places - "Honesty"

Bare Bones - "Come In/Stay Out"

Petals of Spain - "I Gotta Know"

Tommy & the Tangerines - "Sam I Am"

Taking Canyon - "Call Out for the Fall Out"

Calder's Revolvers - "Young Man"

Elway - "Passing Days"

Everfound - "To Die For"



Otis Taylor "Harry, Turn the Music Up"

Eddie Turner "Monkey See, Monkey Do"

Chris Daniels "Medical Marijuana"

Longest Day Of The Year "Change Our Ways"

Johnny Hickman "Another Road"

Rocky Mountain Night Train "Get It On"

Cutthroat Drifters "Duration"

Bronze "Devil Again"

Tommy Bolin "Bustin' Out for Rosey"

Coles Whalen "Beautiful Without Me"

SHEL "The Battle of Evermore"

The Samples "My Town"

Free Bear "The Repeater"

Hazel Miller "Heart to Heart"

Lannie Garrett "I'm On Your Side"

Bop Skizzum "Do You Want It?"

The Knew "Old and Young"

Churchill "Made A List"

I'm With Her "Don't Wait for Me"

John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light "Same Scar"

Chimney Choir "ace of spades"

The Epilogues "The Shadow King"

Jonny Barber and the Rhythm Razors "Mystery Train"

Chris Thompson & the Coral Creek String Band "Traffic"

J. Miller Band "The Reasons"

Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger "Split Shot"

Strange Americans "Engine"

Tin Horn Prayer "Stumble"

Jim Stranahan "I've Got No Rhythm In My Feet"



Evan McHugh - Last Train Home

The Informants - Stuck On You

Jason Stocker - End and Beginning

Ten Cent Redemption - Send In The Light

The Autumn Film - Happenstance

Cary Fly Band - Crazy

Missing DuFrenes - Hanging Around

A Melodic Daydream - Stand Alone

Ken K - Dirty Windows

Pomeroy - A New Reflection

Sound Rabbit - Hazel

Blue Island Beer Club - Eye Contact

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New shows: Death Grips, Pinback, Born in the Flood reunion, Air Dubai CD release and more

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

For the second week in a row, Mumford & Sons & Sons' Babel was on top at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout while moving up to the first spot at Wax Trax. Miguel's Kaleidoscope Dream debuted at number one at Independent Records.


01. Mumford & Sons - Babel

02. Brother Ali - Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color

03. Tame Impala - Lonerism

04. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

05. Van Morrison - Born to Sing

06. MellowHype - Numbers

07. Acacia Strain - Death is the Only Mortal

08. Coheed & Cambria - The Afterman: Ascension

09. Calexico - Algiers

10. Ty Segall - Twins


01. MGK - Lace Up

02. Mumford & Sons - Babel

03. 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story

04. In This Moment - Blood

05. Kanye West - Presents G.O.O.D. Music: Cruel Summer

06. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

07. Three Days Grace - Transit of Venus

08. Xibit - Napalm

09. KISS - Monster

10. Between the Buried and Me - Paralax II:The Future of Sequence


01. Bop Skizzum - Coloradical

02. Mumford & Sons - Babel

03. Muse - 2nd Law

04. Grizzly Bear - Shields

05. Jeff Lynne - Long Wave

06. Van Morrison - Born to Sing

07. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

08. Epilogues - Cinematics

09. Ron Miles - Quiver

10. Bob Dylan - Tempest


01. Tame Impala - Lonerism

02. Mumford & Sons - Babel

03. Ty Segall - Twins

04. Cat Power - Sun

05. Joy Subtraction - The Essential

06. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

07. Thee Dang Dangs - Stone Coast

08. The Knew - Man Monster

09. Aimee Mann - Charmer

10. MellowHype - Numbers


01. Tiesto, Allure - "Pair of Dice" (original mix)

02. Sasha, Hot Chip - "Flutes" (Sasha mix)

03. Ben Pearce - "What I Might Do" (club mix)

04. Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash - "Reload" (original mix)

05. Tube & Berger, Milan Euringer - "Lovebreak" (original mix)

06. Steve Angello - "Yeah" (original mix)

07. Burns, Otto Knows - "Lies" (Otto Knows mix)

08. Swedish House Mafia - "Don't You Worry" (original mix)

09. The Aston, Shuffle, Tommy Trash - "Sunrise" (Won't Get Lost)

10. Kaskade, Haley - "Llove" (Dada Life remix)



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