Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows from the Dandy Warhols, Cake, Fiona Apple and more were announced; Musketeer Gripweed, Hot Robots, and Broken Tongues got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Alabama Shakes, Nicki Minaj, the Shins and Fun. were the top sellers at our local record stores. Page down for a complete rundown.
This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates
On the cusp of releasing a new album in a few weeks comes word of the Dandy Warhols' return to Denver. The band, led by Courtney Taylor-Taylor, is slated to appear at the Gothic Theatre on Tuesday, June 12. Tickets ($26-$32) for the show go on sale this Friday, April 13, at 10 a.m.
Elsewhere, as previously reported, Cake will be at Red Rocks on July 28, Fiona Apple at the Paramount on July 20, Savoy and Lotus at Red Rocks on September 7 and 8, The Cult at the Odgen Theatre on May 30, Screeching Weasel at the Gothic on July 13, Bow Wow at the Gothic on June 11 and Jason Mraz at Red Rocks on September 24.
Denver Botanic Gardens announced its summer lineup this week, which includes Al Green, Diana Krall, Pat Metheny Unity Band, Gipsy Kings, Natalie Merchant and more. Tickets go on sale to members on Monday, April 23.
Break Science featuring Adam Deitch: Thu., May 24, 9 p.m., $10/$15. Dirty Projectors: With Wye Oak, Fri., July 20, 9 p.m., $25/$30. Good Gravy: Sat., June 2, 9 p.m., $10/$15. Mickey Avalon: With the Millionaires, Wed., June 20, 8 p.m., $22.50/$25. Mishka and Anuhea: Tue., May 15, 8 p.m., $12/$16.
Jonny Lang: Tue., July 10, 7 p.m., $30/$32.50.
KS1075 Summer Jam XV: Featuring Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, B.O.B., Wale and Big Sean, Fri., June 8, 5:30 p.m., $29-$69. Mayhem Festival: Featuring Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, Motorhead, As I Lay Dying, the Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandra, High on Fire and Whitechapel, Sun., July 8, 1:30 p.m., $25.50-$72.50.
Resale Concert Tickets
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers: Thu., Aug. 30, $57/$62. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Wed., July 25, $57/$62. Marc Cohn: With Joan Osborne, Mon., July 16, $45/$59. Shawn Colvin: With Loudon Wainwright III, Fri., Aug. 10, $53/$58. Al Green: Mon., July 23, $78/$83. Diana Krall: Mon., Aug. 6, $83/$88. Ladysmith Black Mambazo: With the Johnny Clegg Band, Thu., Aug. 9, $53/$58. Kenny Loggins: With Blue Sky Riders, Thu., Aug. 16, $63/$68. Natalie Merchant & the Colorado Symphony Orchestra: Tue., July 17, $63/$68. Nanci Griffith: With Greg Brown, Wed., July 11, $52/$57. Pat Metheny Unity Band: Fri., Sept. 7, $55/$60.
Cobra Starship: Sat., June 9. Hot Chelle Rae: Sat., July 21. Intocable: Sun., July 22. Victoria Justice: Sun., Sept. 9.
Break Science & Orchard Lounge: Wed., May 23, 8 p.m., $13/$15. West Water Outlaws: Wed., May 9, 8:30 p.m., $10/$12. One Be Low & Kublakai: With Microphone Militants, Risky Jones, Kno Respek & King Rich, Thu., May 24, 8:30 p.m., $15/$17.
Calling Out West: With Viretta (CD release), Medic and the Fairground, Fri., May 18, 9 p.m., $10/$12. The Dandy Warhols: Tue., June 12, 9 p.m., $26/$32. Six Feet Under: With Revocation, Mon., June 18, 8 p.m., $15/$20.
Ceremony: Thu., June 21. Charm City Devils: Sat., May 5. River City Extension: With the Drowning Men, Sat., June 23. Scale the Summit: Tue., June 12. Terror & Bane: Tue., July 24. The Twelves: With the Phantom's Revenge, Boyhollow and Option4, Wed., May 23, 8:30 p.m., $15/$17.
Dendrites: With Ska Skank Redemption, Rude Tuna and Contraband, Wed., May 23, 9 p.m., $5. Igor & the Red Elvises: With Total Ghost, Tue., May 22, 9 p.m., $10.
Fiona Apple: Fri., July 20.
Cake: With the Lumineers, Sat., July 28, 7:30 p.m., $36.50-$45. Lotus: With EOTO and Emancipator, Sat., Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m., $37.50/$40. Jason Mraz: With Christina Perri, Mon., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. O.A.R.: With Rebelution, Sun., July 15, 7:30 p.m., $38.50-$42.50. Savoy: With Modestep, SOFI, Robotic Pirate Monkey, Heather Bright and more, Fri., Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m., $37.50-$40/VIP $75.
Four80East: With Shilts and Matt Marshak, Fri., June 1. Jimmy Lafave: Thu., June 7. Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra: Sat., Aug. 18. Kelly Joe Phelps: Sat., Oct. 6. Rachel Platten: Fri., May 25. Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers: Wed., June 6. Ian Tyson: Tue., Oct. 2.
Vans Warped Tour: Featuring Breathe Carolina, Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard, Anti-Flag, New Found Glory, All Time Low, the Used and more, Sun., June 17, 11 a.m., $34.50/$42.
The Early November: Fri., June 1. Marina & the Diamonds: With Ms Mr, Wed., July 18, 8 p.m., $16/$18. Neon Trees: Tue., May 29, 8 p.m., $15. Pennywise: Fri., May 18. Pop Evil: Sat., June 2. Re:Creation featuring the Magician & Flosstradamus: Fri., June 8.
Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers: With Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels, Fri., July 20, 8 p.m., $15.
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
Sam Lee - "Secret" Swayback - "What Death Cares About" Roniit - "Tomorrow" Hot Robots - "Miss You" Pretty Sure - "One Eyed Woman" Hindershot - "Curse Us All" Gregory Alan Isakov - "Evelyn" Caramel Carmela - "Dear Emily" Allout Helter - "An Hour Made for Arson" Bullet inC - "Rock Paper Scissors" Achille Lauro - "No Brakes" Talk All Night - "Birth of Cool" Houses - "Your Ghost"
Firefall "Mexico" Kenny Perkins "Tiny Distraction" Tennis "It All Feels the Same" Spires "Blue Occupation" Jux County "Come See" Spoke In Wordz "Sugar Pills" Broken Tongues "Does Hip Hop Remember the Jazz?" Veronica "Hurley Wax" The Swayback "Double Four Time" The Haunted Windchimes "Out With the Crow" Jonny Barber & the Living Deads "Blackout Snow White" The Jekylls "The Sweet Factory" Eric Gunnison "Bronwyn Kate" Earth, Wind & Fire "Fantasy" The Blender Cats "Feelin' Funky 1" Musketeer Gripweed "Mama Knows" The Congress "Minutes" Townes Van Zandt "Snowing on Ratone" Dianne Reeves "What A Little Moonlight Can Do" Petals of Spain "Working 9 to 5" The Motet "The Lesson" Katya Chorover "Whiskey Clouds" Grant Farm "Tell Me, Tell Me" The Park Hill Brass Nonet "A Night In Tunisia"
Wil Key - That's What I Mean Dane Drewis - Temptation The Strolling Scones - Their Guns Can't Stop Me Julia Bryan and The Last Flight Out - Lucky Red Shoes Royal Peeps - Have No Doubt John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light - Thinking 'Bout God Ken K - Wonderful Day But, Naked - Can't Get Enough Eric Roberts - Flying Free Ernie Lewis - I Could Not Live Without You Just Jinjer - Home Jude Johnstone - I Pray For Rain Strangefinger - Moonshine
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