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Nicki Minaj, My Morning Jacket and Michael Kiwanuka among this week's new shows

Nicki Minaj is bringing her Pink Friday tour to Denver on August 2. Tickets for the Wells Fargo show go on sale next Saturday, May 12.
Nicki Minaj is bringing her Pink Friday tour to Denver on August 2. Tickets for the Wells Fargo show go on sale next Saturday, May 12.
Matt Irwin

And the shows just keep coming. Red Rocks, which is on pace for a record season this year, added a pair of dates from My Morning Jacket, while tickets for the Beach Boys show are finally going on sale. The biggest concert news this week is Nicki Minaj, who is bringing her Pink Friday Tour to the Mile High City this August. Tickets for that one go on sale next Saturday. Michael Kiwanuka, meanwhile, has finally announced a Denver date at the Bluebird, which will also host Built to Spill. Page down for all of this week's Mile Highlights, including the week's top sellers and local radio playlists.

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This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates


Nicki Minaj, My Morning Jacket and Michael Kiwanuka among this week's new shows

Nicki Minaj is bringing her Pink Friday Tour to the Mile High City this summer. The wildly creative, prolific and flamboyant femme fatale will be at the Wells Fargo Theatre on Thursday, August 2. Tickets for the show go on sale next Saturday, May 12 at TicketMaster.com and LiveNation.com.

My Morning Jacket returns to Red Rocks for a two-night stint on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4 with Band of Horses and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue opening both nights. The band will be recording both shows and ticketholders will get free downloads of the shows. Tickets ($42.50-$49.50) go on sale on Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m.

While the Beach Boys announced their 50th anniversary tour a few months ago, tickets for the band's Monday, July 9 show at Red Rocks ($39.50-$79.50) finally go on sale on Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks are touring together for the first time in two decades.

U.K.-based soulman Michael Kiwanuka is finally making his way to Denver for a show at the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday, August 7, with Millow. Tickets ($13.75-$15) go on sale this Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m. Built to Spill, who headlined the 2009 Westword Music Showcase, will be at the Bluebird on Friday, September 21 with Helvetia and Sister Crayon opening. Tickets ($22.50/$25) go on sale on Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m.


BLUEBIRD THEATER


Bombay Bicycle Club: With Hey Rosetta!, Mon., Aug. 6, 9 p.m., $15.75/$18.

Built to Spill: With Helvetia and Sister Crayon, Fri., Sept. 21, 9 p.m., $22.50/$25.

Epica: Wed., Nov. 7, 8 p.m., $23.50-$27/VIP $55.

Los Amigos Invisibles: Tue., Sept. 18, 8 p.m., $20.75/$25.

Michael Kiwanuka: Tue., Aug. 7, 8 p.m., $13.75/$15


BOULDER THEATER


Richard Thompson: Sat., June 16, 8 p.m., $22.50-$40.


1STBANK CENTER


Dispatch: With Sleeper Agent (9/28) and Good Old War (9/29), Sept. 28-29, 8 p.m., $46.

American Idol Live!: Featuring Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine, Fri., July 6, 7 p.m., $29.50.


FOX THEATRE


Sharon Van Etten: Sun., Aug. 19, 8:30 p.m., $12/$14


GOTHIC THEATRE


Broken Image: With Midknight Run, Stellar, Mountain Music Movement, Inelements, Time, Jr. Mic, Sun., May 27, 7 p.m., $8/$10.

Public Display of Aggression: With My Last Serenade, Flood of Souls, Destroy What's Left, Morbid Sanctuary, Sun., May 20, 7:30 p.m., $8/$10.

Sideffect (CD release): With Swami, Judged by 12, Devoutcast, Morbid Santuary, Sat., June 16, 8 p.m., $8/$10.

Brendan Walsh: Thu., June 14, 9 p.m., $12/$14.

The Walsh Brothers: With Jim Hickox, Thu., May 17, 8 p.m., $12/$15.


HUDSON GARDENS


America: Sun., June 24, 6:30 p.m., $29.


LARIMER LOUNGE


Death Grips: Official Westword Music after-party, Sat., June 23, 10 p.m., $15/$17.

Firewater: Mon., Sept. 24, 9 p.m., $12/$15.

Sonia Leigh: Sun., July 29, 8 p.m., $10/$12.

Young Magic: With Quilt, Mon., July 23, 9 p.m., $10.


MOE'S ORIGINAL BBQ


Hot Cheeze Soup: With the Constant Tourists and Volunteer Funk Department, Sat., May 19, 9 p.m., $5.

Outlaw Nation: With Planet Rawk, Hatrick Penry, Thu., June 21, 9 p.m., $5/$7.


OGDEN THEATRE


Nightwish: With Kamelot, Fri., Sept. 28, 8:30 p.m., $33-$67.50.


RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE


The Beach Boys: Fiftieth anniversary tour featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks, Tue., July 10, 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$79.50.

My Morning Jacket: With Band of Horses and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Aug. 3-4, 7 p.m., $42.50-$49.50.


SOILED DOVE UNDERGROUND


Marcia Ball: Wed., July 18, 8 p.m., $25/$30.

Rick Braun & Richard Elliot: Sat., Sept. 8, 7 & 10 p.m., $35/$45.

Griffin House: Thu., Aug. 9, 8 p.m., $15/$20.

Sonny Landreth: Fri., June 29, 8 p.m., $20-$30.

Jeff Lorber: Sat., June 30, 8 p.m., $25-$45.


THE WALNUT ROOM


Jolie Holland: With Clouds and Mountains, Sat., May 26, 7 p.m., $15


WELLS FARGO THEATRE


Nicki Minaj: Thurs., August 2, Tickets TBA



Click through for this week's Local Radio Playlists

Nicki Minaj, My Morning Jacket and Michael Kiwanuka among this week's new shows

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


THE COLORADO SOUND


04.28.12

Gary Stites - "Lonely for You"

Chimney Choir - "ace of spades"

Oakhurst - "I'll Be Alright"

Craig Corona - "Station by Station"

Reckless Red - "Cold Black Devil"

Catch Bees - "Atlanta"

Charlotte Sass - "Lighter Things"

Churchill - "Change"

Fingers of the Sun - "The Leaves Were So Green"

The Lumineers - "Ho Hey"

The Swayback - "Oh Baby"

John Oates - "Ghost Town"

H2 Big Band - "Singing In the Rain"

The Astronauts - "Diddy Wah Diddy"

Chris Daniels & the Kings - "Can't Cheat the Hangman"

Andy Palmer - "Grrr"

The Jekylls - "Where Were You"

Carbon Choir - "Ordinary Lives"

Leftover Salmon - "Gulf of Mexico"

Katya Chorover - "Whiskey Clouds"

The Samples - "The Birds of Paradise"

Wendy Woo Band - "Drunk In Love"

John Common - "Triste Y Hermoso"

Amazing Twin - "A Man Does Ands"

The Fantastic Zoo - "Midnight Snack"

Adam Revell & Essence Rider - "De Facto"



THE COLORADO WAVE


04.30.12

Chris Daniels & The Kings - Kelly Jean

Be Thou My Vision - Tired and Stressed

Vaughan Penn - Forgive You

Just Jinger -Till I'm Done

Brendan McKinney - You Got It Wrong

Zoe Scott - Planet Love

Spiv - Yeah

Jason Stocker - End And Beginning

Pomeroy - New Reflection

Jennifer Filzen - Don't Let Me Go

Funky Mustard - Standing Still

Helen Slater - Crossword

Iko Iko - When The Devil Calls Collect

Kelly Harper - New Best Friend



Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

Nicki Minaj, My Morning Jacket and Michael Kiwanuka among this week's new shows

Not surprises here, but Jack White's new solo disc, Blunderbuss, released last week on his own Third Man imprint, took the number spots at Albums on the Hill, Independent Records and Twist & Shout and came in second at Wax Trax.


ALBUMS ON THE HILL


01. Jack White - Blunderbuss

02. Flaming Lips - Heady Fwends

03. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

04. Paul Simon - Graceland

05. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Live Revelator EP

06. Willie Nelson - Just Breathe

07. Hey Mercedes - Hey Mercedes

08. Various Artists - Pretty in Pink

09. Various Artists - Empire Records

10. Dr. John - Locked Down


INDEPENDENT RECORDS


01. Jack White - Blunderbuss

02. E-40 - Block Brochure Volumes 1, 2 &3

03. Prozak - Paranormal

04. Drake - Take Care

05. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday...Roman Reloaded

06. Tyga - Careless World Rise of the Last King

07. Future - Pluto

08. Young Jeezy - TM 103

09. Mayday - Take Me to Your Leader

10. Bassnectar - Vava Voom


TWIST & SHOUT


01. Jack White - Blunderbuss

02. The Lumineers - The Lumineers

03. Civil Wars - Live at Amoeba

04. The Shins - Port of Morrow

05. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

06. Trampled By Turtles - Stars & Satellites

07. Bonnie Raitt - Slipstream

08. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

09. Civil Wars - Barton Hollow

10. Dandy Warhols - This Machine


WAX TRAX


01. Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair

02. Jack White - Blunderbuss

03. Speedwolf - Ride With Death

04. Torche - Harmonicraft

05. Night of Joy - Hardcore Girls are a Hoax

06. The Men - Open Your Heart

07. Spiritualized - Huh?

08. The Shins - Port of Morrow

09. Of Monsters and Men - My Heart is an Animal

10. Meshuggah - Koloss


BEATPORT.COM


01. Thomas Gold - "Sing2Me" (original mix)

02. TJR - "Funky Vodka" (original mix)

03. Mark Knight - "Alright" (original club mix)

04. Sean Finn, Crazibiza - "Show Me Love 2K12" (Crazibiza remix)

05. Mark Knight - "Together" (original club mix)

06. Manuel de la Mare, Luigi Rocca - "Opa-Locka" (original mix)

07. Swedish House Mafia - "Greyhound" (original mix)

08. Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso - "Calling (Lose My Mind)" (extended mix)

09. Cicada, Third Party - "Feel" (original mix)

10. Fedde le Grand, Deniz Koyu - "Turn It" (original mix)


RELATED LINKS


Angelo's

Black & Read

Atomic Records (formerly Cheapo Discs)

Vinyl Collective




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