Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Neil Diamond, Garland Jeffreys and Sophie B. Hawkins were announced; BLKHRTS, American Tomahawk and Driftwood Fire got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, Kate Bush and Sigur Ros were among this week's top sellers at our local record stores. Click through for a complete rundown.
This Just In: New Concerts and On-sale Dates
As reported earlier this morning, Neil Diamond, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, will be at the 1STBANK Center on Thursday, July 26, as part of a greatest hits North American tour that runs from July until September. Tickets ($69.50-$275) go on sale Monday, December 12 at 10 a.m. through TicketHorse.
Garland Jeffreys stops at the Lions Lair for an intimate acoustic duo show on Saturday, January 21 just before he heads to Park City, Utah, to play two days at Sundance. Sophie B. Hawkins visits the Oriental Theater on Friday, June 23, which will be her first show in Denver in seven years. Tickets ($13 advance/$16 day of show) go on sale on Saturday, December 10 at 10 a.m.
Fun.: Thu., April 5. Anthony Green: With The Dear Hunter, Sat., Feb. 18, 8 p.m., $15.75/$20. Hot Chelle Rae: Tue., Feb. 14, 8 p.m., $15.75/$20. Lez Zeppelin: Wed., March 14. Los Campesinos!: Tue., Jan. 31. Neon Indian: Mon., April 9. Punch Brothers: With Aoife O'Donovan, Sun., March 11, 8 p.m., $22.75/$27. Secret Chiefs 3 and Dengue Fever: Tue., Jan. 24, 8 p.m., $18.75/$20. Toubab Krewe: Sun., Jan. 22.
Avicii: With Jontron, Fri., Jan. 13, 8 p.m., $40. Ani DiFranco: Sat., March 3.
Steve Aoki: With Datsik, Thu., Jan. 26, 8 p.m., $37.50-$45.
Neil Diamond: Thu., July 26, 8 p.m.
El Ten Eleven: Wed., Feb. 1, 9 p.m., $10/$12. Lez Zeppelin: Tue., March 13, 9 p.m., $15/$18.
Virga: With Autumn Burn, Born In Winter, Inelements, Gravity Lies, Heartbeat, Fri., Dec. 30, 7 p.m., $8/$12.
Electric Six: Sun., April 1, 9 p.m., $15/$18.
Garland Jeffreys (acoustic duo): Sat., Jan. 21.
The Toasters: Thu., Feb. 9, $12.
Detective Jabsco (reunion show): With Pikes and Pressure Cap, Fri., Dec. 23, 9 p.m., $5. Disforia: With the 4 Horsemen, Frost Thane and Sarin Aid, Fri., Dec. 30, 7 p.m., $10/$12. Kittie: With Blackgaurd, the Argonist and Bonded By Blood, Tue., May 1, $15/$18. Andy Sydow: With Frisky Squad and Grant Sabin, Thu., Dec. 29, $5.
Flogging Molly: Wed., March 14. Galactic: Featuring Corey Glover (of Living Colour) and Corey Henry (of Rebirth Brass Band). With DJ Logic and ALO(3/16), March 16-17, 8 p.m., $29.75. Mat Kearney: Fri., Feb. 10, 9 p.m., $22.50. M83: Mon., April 30. Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers: With the Railbenders, Fri., Dec. 23, 9 p.m., $22. SOJA: With Dubskin, the Movement and Anuhea, Sat., Feb. 25, 9 p.m., $21.50/$25.
Sophie B. Hawkins: Sat., June 23, $13/$16. Larkin Grimm: With Mercuria & the Gem Stars, The Lone Garage Massacre& Dustin Reid, Fri., Jan. 6, $10/$12.
The Darkness: Wed., Feb. 15. Doomtree: Sun., Jan. 22, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Kasabian: Sat., March 10, 8 p.m., $18/$20. People Under the Stairs: With Sweatshop Union, Thu., Jan. 26, 8 p.m., $18/$20.
Ryan Adams: Fri., Feb. 3, 8 p.m., $29.50-$55.
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
Fulcrum - "On the Lash" DB & the Catastrophe - "She's a Gun" T-Shirts 4 Tomorrow - "Guess Who" Calling Out West - "These Chemical Mixes" Blkhrts - "Blk S Btfl" Anxious - "Anxious & Jonny 5" Caramel Carmela - "Dear Emily" Shoot to Please - "Apologies in Advance" M.O.S.S. - "Mile High" Tatanka - "Numbers" Say So - "Stumble" Ashtree - "Time Machine"
Hot IQs - Iggy Pop Everything Absent Of Distorted - Still Life With Machine Gun Lily Rose And The Thorns - Fun Your Funeral - I Wanna Be You Pictureplane - Solid Gold Apples In Stereo - I Can't Believe Tennis - Waterbirds Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Pine Box Young Coyotes - The Sun Continues To Reach Me Navy Girls - On The Beach The Symptoms - Seatbelt For My Mustache Local 33 - Austin Way The Manxx - Luck Candy Claws - Snow Bridge Fellow Citizens - Christmas Time Is Here Manclub - Iconic First Bounce Hot IQs - Firecracker Devotchka - Queen Of The Surface Streets Force Publique - Tarnished American Tomahawk - Sunshine People Snake Rattle Rattle Snake - Kafka And The Milk Flashbulb Fires - Serious Way The Cells - Don't Change Your Mind Maureen - I Like Denver Reagan Youth - Nancy Reagan Fashion Show Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Counting Steps Mr. Pacman - David Blaine's Erotic Mansion Ravers - Tear It All Down Kal Cahoone - Build The Fire
John Oates "You Make My Dreams Come True" Lionel Young Band "Somethin' 'Bout a Rumba" Petals of Spain "Working 9 to 5" The Dirty Lookers "Whiskey, She's A Liar (Radio Edit)" Mosey West "Cold Prediction" Vices I Admire "Hero" My Body Sings Electric "Rings" Rachel James "We Don't Care" Katey Laurel "Two Birds" The Still City "Punk Rock Kids" Driftwood Fire "Appalachian Hills" Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams "Mr. Pain" Signel-Z "Mornign Light" Peter Sommer "Looks Like This" John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light "Same Scar" Full Belly "Too Blessed to be Stressed" Giddyup Kitty "Ghost of Angelina" Medic "Grace & Gravity" The Fray "Heartbeat" Ian Cooke "Fortitude" Air Dubai "Summer Solstice" Signal Path "Gangsterer Than Me" Demon Funkies "These Strings" Bob Rea "Someday's Gone" Kathryn Mostow "I'm Still Here" The H2 BIG BAND (Al Hood & Dave Hansen) "Big Spender"
Brendan McKinney - You've Got It Wrong Kirsten Price - Magic Tree Little Hercules - Cool Ride Charles Brown - Wind Song Dressy Bessy - Sinday Says Andy Ard - That's What She Did To Me Informants - Get Twisted Chris English - Downtime Tommy Keys - High Blood Pressure Roger Holzheimer - 57 Chevy Ring Of Truth - Smile Tim Yunker - Swing Set Hans York - Ever Falling Bennett/Morris - I Need A Woman