Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front, we've received word that Death Cab for Cutie is due at Red Rocks in August with Frightened Rabbit, preceded by O.A.R. in July, while Ben Folds stops by the Ogden in July and Queensryche plays the Theatre in September. On local radio, Fingers of the Sun, Radical Knitting Circle and Mesita got spins. And finally, TV on the Radio, E-40 and Steve Earle topped the charts at our local record stores last week. Click through for a full rundown.
This Just In: New Concerts and On-sale Dates
Death Cab for Cutie, hitting the road this summer in support of its forthcoming album, Codes and Keys (slated for a May 31 release) stops by Red Rocks on Tuesday, August 23, with Frightened Rabbit opening the show. General admission and reserved tickets ($36.75 - $42.50) go on sale Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.
O.A.R. also stops by Red Rocks on Friday, July 29 as part of a 21-city summer tour in support of its upcoming album. General admission and reserved tickets ($38.50-$42.50) go on sale May 7 at 10 a.m.
Ben Folds hits the Ogden Theatre on Wednesday, July 13. General admission tickets ($35) go on sale Saturday, May 7. Queensryche, meanwhile, entering into its third decade of existence and preparing to release its twelfth studio album, Dedicated to Chaos, is also due at the Ogden on Saturday, September 17. General admission tickets for that one are $35 and go on sale this Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.
Here's a rundown of other recently added shows that are either on sale now or go on sale this week.
Bluebird Theater Blitzen Trapper: Wed., July 20, 8 p.m., $15.75-$18. Glass Delirium: With Seris, Yerkish and Roniit, Fri., June 24, 8:30 p.m., $7-$10. Reid Speed: With fs and Cyberoptics, Sat., July 23, 9 p.m., $22-$25.
Boulder Theater eTown with Hot Tuna and Dar Williams: Wed., June 29, 7 p.m., $22 eTown with Matt Wertz and Nicole Atkins: Sun., May 22, 6 p.m., $19. Tower of Power: Sun., Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m., $30.
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom Black Uhuru: Sat., June 4, 9 p.m., $20/$25.
Fox Theatre Dechen Hawk's Soul Sessions: With Rogue Sound, By All Means & Dreams Are For Rookies, Sat., May 28, 8:30 p.m., $5/$8. Mat McHugh of the Beautiful Girls (solo acoustic): With Mishka (acoustic) and Anuhea, Thu., July 7, 8:30 p.m., $13/$16.
Gothic Theatre Buckethead: Thu., July 21, 8 p.m. Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo: Sat., July 16, 7 p.m.
L2 Arts & Culture Center David Bromberg Band: Fri., Dec. 30, 8 p.m. Cheryl Wheeler: With Jill Sobule, Sat., Dec. 3, 8 p.m.
Larimer Lounge Alberta Cross: Tue., June 7. DJ Nathaniel Rateliff: Fillmore after-party, Wed., June 15, 11 p.m., $5.
Marquis Theater Emery: Mon., June 6. Mac Lethal: Sun., June 19, 8 p.m., $10. Pharoahe Monch: Sat., June 18. Swingin' Utters: Sun., June 26, 7 p.m., $13/$15.
Ogden Theatre Ben Folds: With Kenton Chen, Wed., July 13, 8 p.m., $35. Queensryche: Sat., Sept. 17, 8 p.m., $35.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre Death Cab for Cutie: With Frightened Rabbit, Tue., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., $36.75-$42.50. O.A.R.: Fri., July 29, 7:30 p.m., $38.50-$42.50.
Summit Music Hall Taking Back Sunday: Tue., June 14, 6 p.m., $27.50/$30.
Swallow Hill Bearfoot: Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Iris DeMent: Sat., Aug. 20, 8 p.m. The Refugees: Sat., Oct. 22, 8 p.m.
Temple Buell Theatre Straight No Chaser: Thu., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., $29.50-$42.50.
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Dialed In: Local Radio Playlists
Here's what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. 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, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, and The Colorado Wave, which is syndicated on a number of stations across the country. *Playlist unavailable
LOCALS ONLY (KTCL) 05.01.11
Churchill - "Miles" Fierce Bad Rabbit - "All I Have Is You" Fingers of the Sun - "The Leaves Were So Green" Centennial - "You Don't Get to Say" Della - "Anymore" Aloft in the Sundry - "Tell Me How to Answer" 303 Movement - "Robot" Fresh Breath Committee - "Run" Face Man - "Stan Deasy" Ian Cooke - "The Race" Yerkish - "Jovian" Rachel James - "Save Yourself"
LOCAL SHAKEDOWN (KVCU) 04.29.11
The Outfit - Washed Out The Knew - Neckbreaker Radical Knitting Circle - Ball Peen Bedrockk - Plush Sky Dreamin' The Suffix Punch - Hyperbolater Ideal Fathers - Tokyo Gore Police The Grimies - A Wonderful Decay Dirty/Heavy - Digitally Recanted Friendship Flinette - T N W L Le Divorce - In The Waves Constellations - Savage Orb (Hollagramz Remix) xAx - King Sapphire Juliet Mission - Drive Time A Good Day in a Bad Town - Let Me Be Iuengliss - Malaysian Caning FLASHLIGHTS - Glowing Eyes SPIV - In Jail Big If - Village of Bin Su Jose Tardio Sanchez - Time to Choose Mr. Pacman - Gangsta Pac
THE COLORADO SOUND 04.30.11
Hot Rize - "Shadows In My Room" Open Road - "Some Things Does, Some Things Don't" Soul Merchants - "Just One More Favor" Blue Million Miles - "Follow You Down" The Fluid - "On My Feet" The Monocles - "The Spider & the Fly" Wreckingroom - "Stand By" Mesita - "Living/Breathing" Tennis - "Marathon" Rightfully Accused - "Changes" Take To The Oars - "Vanishing Act" Rene Marie - "White Rabbit" The Quiet Americans - "I Will Be the One" John Oates - "You Make My Dreams Come True" Ricky Sweum - "Pullng Your Own Strings" Tommy Bolin - "Bustin' Out for Rosey" Zephyr - "I Am Not Surprised" Gary Stites - "Chicken Shack" Gary Bragg - "Free Range" Dan Treanor - "Big Bayou" Molly Cottrell - "Not What I Need" Air Dubai - "Soul & Body" My Body Sings Electric - "Living Proof" FaceMan - "BigHead" Jim McTurnan & The Kids That Killed The Man - "Don't Count Me Out" Lannie Garrett - "Pickin' Up After You" Lannie Garrett - "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Tyler Gilmore's Ninth and Lincoln with Cuong Vu - "Soldiering"
THE COLORADO WAVE 05.02.11
Mr. David Booker - Fat Man Blues Breathing Eve - Crash Orchid Gashead Lopez - Baja Lopez Cary Fly Band - Dog Owner The Inactivists - The Wrong Girl Jason Vigil - Need Your Space Hazel Miller - I Already Know Rey Feo - Drive JP White - Beth's Blender Blues Carolyn Aiken - Love Ain't Going Nowhere Jaka - In The News Jimmy Ciacciatore - Empty Years
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Moving Units: Top Sellers, Week of 5/1/11
TV on the Radio's latest effort, Nine Types of Light, took the spot at Albums on the Hill for the second week in a row, while E-40's Revenue Retrievin': Overtime/Graveyard moved back to the number spot at Independent Records. Steve Earle's latest effort, I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive , came in first at Twist & Shout.
01. TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
02. Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What
03. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
04. Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
05. Panda Bear - Tomboy
06. Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
07. The Head and the Heart - The Head and the Heart
08. Tune-Yards - Whokill
09. Atmosphere - The Family Sign
10. Radiohead - King of Limbs
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01. E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Overtime/Graveyard
02. Adele - 21
03. Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers
04. Brotha Lynch Hung - Coathanga Strangla
05. Atmosphere - Family Sign
06. Chris Brown - F.A.M.E.
07. Hollywood Undead - American Tragedy
08. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
09. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
10. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
01. Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
02. Explosions in the Sky - Take Care Take Care Take Care
03. Adele - 21
04. Emmylou Harris - Hard Bargain
05. Alison Krauss - Paper Airplane
06. Paul Simon - So Beautiful So What
07. TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
09. Robert Johnson - Centennial Collection
10. Gorillaz - Fall
01. Daniel Dubb & Sean Miller - "Sinnerman" (original mix)
02. Mord Fustang - "Lick the Rainbow" (original mix)
03. Hypster - "The Uprising" (original mix)
04. Federico Scavo and Alex Kenji - "Get Funky" (original mix)
05. Matt Cassell & Danny Freakazoid - "Long Legs Running 2011" (Graham Sahara & Central Avenue mix)
06. Bingo Players - "Cry (Just a Little" (original club mix)
07. Sander Van Doorn - "Koko" (original club mix)
08. Stefano Pain & Marcel - "My House" (Pain vs. Marcel Booty mix)
09. Diddy - Dirty Money - "Coming Home featuring Skylar Grey" (Dirty South mix)
10. J. Glass and Dario Nunez - "Con La Mano Levantada" (original mix)
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