Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, shows from Van Halen and Death Cab for Cutie go on sale this weekend, while the Black Keys add a second show; Medic, the Don'ts and Be Carefuls, Oakhurst and the Voodoo Hawks got spins on local radio; and recent albums by the Black Keys and Young Jeezy continue to be the top sellers alongside new releases from Guided by Voices and Ani DiFranco at our local record stores. Page down for a complete rundown.
This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates
As reported a few weeks ago, Van Halen will be at the Pepsi Center with Kool and the Gang on Thursday, May 24. Tickets ($49.50-$149.50) go on sale this Saturday, January 28, at 10 a.m. at TicketHorse.com the Pepsi Center Box Office, the Dick's Sporting Goods Park box office and at all metro Denver Dick's Sporting Goods stores. Death Cab for Cutie with the Magik*Magik Orchestra will be at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Tuesday, April 10. Tickets ($29.75-$65) for this show also go on sale on Saturday, January 28 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com. The Black Keys, who sold out the April 30 show at 1STBANK Center, have added another show at the venue on Tuesday, May 1, and tickets are on sale now.
Andrew W.K.: Tue., March 20, 8 p.m., $25/$28. Novus Folium: With Lola Black, Random Hero and Your Own Medicine, Sat., March 10, 8 p.m., $10.67/$15. Pure Sunshine II: With Spell (reunion show), The Knew, '57 Lesbian, Buckingham Squares and Purple Fluid, Fri., March 2, 8:30 p.m., $20/$25.
BoDeans: Fri., June 1, 7 p.m., $34.50/$37. eTown with Gomes & Ariana Gillis: Sun., March 4, 8 p.m., $18. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: Thu., March 29, 7:30 p.m., $18/$20.
Death Cab For Cutie: With the Magik*Magik Orchestra, Tue., April 10, 8 p.m., $29.75-$65.
The Black Keys: Tue., May 1, 7:30 p.m., $55-$59.50.
Mike Doughty: The Book of Drugs: reading, concert and Q&A, Sun., April 1, 9 p.m., $22. The Funky Meters: Thu., March 1. Futurebirds: Thu., Feb. 2, 9 p.m., $5/$7. GWAR: Sat., March 31. Leftover Salmon: March 6-7. Ninja Bass Summit: Featuring Mr. Anonymous. With Ivy, Bobby C, Sound TV & Psychonaut, Fri., March 2, 9 p.m., $8/$11 Odd Future: Sun., March 11. Paper Bird: Fri., March 9, 9 p.m., $12/$15. Phife Dawg (of A Tribe Called Quest): Thu., March 29.
Coping Mechanism: With Mitya, Lucida Tela, Heads Without Dogs, Fri., Feb. 24, 7 p.m., $8/$10. Girls: With Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Fri., March 16, 9 p.m., $20/$25. John B: Be My Valentine Bash with Dre Lane, Sat., Feb. 11, 9 p.m., $15/$25. Punkx United: With 3 Grams Over An Ounce, The, Morgendorffers, Truckasaurus, Too Late For Tomorrow, Captain Blood, Fri., Feb. 3, 8 p.m., $8/$10. Smackfactor: With Scalafrea, HateFace, It's Always Sunny In Tijuana, Legion Of Death, Sat., Feb. 4, 8 p.m., $8/$10.
Chairlift: With Nite Jewel, Tue., April 3. Milow: Sun., Feb. 26, 7 p.m., $5/$7. School of Seven Bells: Mon., April 16, 9 p.m., $15.50/$18. Typhoon: Wed., March 21, 9 p.m., $12.50/$15.
King Guy: With Just Breath and Ghosts of Glaciers, Thu., Feb. 16. The Violet Lights: With Common Anomaly, Thu., Feb. 2, $5. The Last Castro: With Foster and Chirophobia, Sat., Feb. 4, $5.
Portugal. The Man: With the Lonely Forest, Wed., May 2, 8 p.m., $22.50.
Trace Adkins: Wed., April 25, 8 p.m., $39.50-$79. Experience Hendrix Tour: Featuring Billy Cox, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Taj Mahal, Robert Randolph, Eric Johnson, Dweezil Zappa, Brad Whitford, Chris Layton, The Slide Brothers, Mato Nanji, Sat., March 31, 8 p.m., $49.50-$99.50
Van Halen: With Kool & the Gang, Thu., May 24, 7:30 p.m., $49.50-$149.50.
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
Churchill - "Change" Medic - "Everything We Have" Take to the Oars - "Bar Talk" Able Archer - "Soyuz II" Glass Hits - "Safety in Numbers" Novus Folium - "Tongue in Cheek" Everfound - "To Die For" Don'ts and the Be Carefuls - "The Still Favorites" Dimmer Switch - "New Begins With You" King Rat - "Arrested Peace" El Toro de la Muerte - "Dancer" Jason Vigil - "Breaking Over You" SF1 - "Love Story"
Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots "A Gentle Man's Jihad" Slim Cessna's Auto Club "Viceroy Filter King" The Yawpers "Angel Wings" The Informants "Stuck On You" The Voodoo Hawks "Say I" Charlotte Sass "In Love" The Christines "In Your Space" Bop Skizzum "Still Time" Air Dubai "Summer Solstice" Oakhurst "I'll Be Alright" Full Belly "Too Blessed to be Stressed" The Motet "Afrotech" Dave Beegle "Monsters" Petals of Spain "What It Is" John Oates "Come Back Baby" Fool For A Song "Serenade" Almost Legends "Chaperone" Reverend Hooch "Gray Skies" Ryan Dart "Arizona" The Subdudes "Morning Glory" The Fray "The Fighter" Basheba Earth "Galaktik Luv" Hazel Miller Band "Time After Time" Chris Kennison "If I Only Had A Brain"
The Little Sister Band - I Like To Dance Justin Roth - Trembling Like A Train The Flying Elmos - Standing On The Edge Of Time Indiscretion - Anutha Time Eric Roberts - Swiss Samba SJ - I Like You Denise Hradecky - Brain Clog Ironwood Rain - Ages RJ Ballard - This Way Eka - Something More The Answer - Love Gliches Frankie Negron - No Reply Tim Wenzel - Gently Falls The Rain