A lot of big concert news this week. Really big. Emphasis on big, both in stature and some literally in name: Leonard Cohen is coming back to Colorado this fall for a date at the 1STBANK Center. Before that, though, Big Gigantic is slated to make its Red Rocks debut in September, Big K.R.I.T. will be rocking the Boulder Theater in July, and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth is stopping by the Larimer Lounge in June. Told you it was big. Page down for the full run-down, as well as this week's radio playlists and the week's top album sellers.
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This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates
This week's biggest show news can safely be filed under: Must-See! Leonard Cohen is coming to Colorado just before the holiday season starts ramping up in support of his latest album, Old Ideas. The iconic and highly influential singer-songwriter will be at the 1STBANK Center on Saturday, November 3. Tickets for this one go on sale Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m.
Another big concert announcement came down this week, with emphasis on big. Boulder's Big Gigantic is making is Red Rocks debut on Saturday, September 29. While general admission tickets for this show, the band's biggest to date, go on sale to the public 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, pre-sale tickets are available now through Big Gigantic's site.
And finally, rounding out this week's Big trifecta: Big K.R.I.T. will be holding things down at the Boulder Theater on Thursday, July 19. Tickets ($18-20) for this one go on sale this Monday, May 14, at 10 a.m. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, meanwhile, hits the Larimer Lounge on Friday, June 29, and tickets are $15 in advance and $18 day of show. Ten finalists from American Idol team up for American Idol Live! at the 1STBANK Center on Saturday, July 14. Tickets ($29.50-$65) go on sale on Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m.
Cash'd Out (The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute): Tue., July 3, 9 p.m., $12/$15. Epica: Wed., Nov. 7, 8 p.m., $23.50-$27/VIP $55. The Heavy: Sun., June 24, 8 p.m., $17.50/$20. My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult: Wed., Sept. 19, 8 p.m., $20/$25. Russian Circles: Mon., July 2, 8 p.m., $15/$17. George Watsky: Mon., July 23, 8 p.m., $12.75/$15. The White Buffalo: Fri., July 6, 9 p.m., $12.50/$15. Youth Lagoon: With Father John Misty, Thu., July 5, 8 p.m., $16.50/$20.
Big K.R.I.T.: Thu., July 19, 9 p.m., $18/$20. Eminence Ensemble: Wed., July 4, 8:30 p.m., $10/$12. Lucero: Tue., July 3, 9 p.m., $22. Porter Robinson: Fri., July 6, 8:30 p.m., $26.50.
Aer & OCD: With Drop Switch, Thu., June 21, 9 p.m., $13/$15. Sweatshop Union & Leisure Gang: With Abstract Collective, Fri., June 8, 9 p.m., $12/$15. Victor Wooten Band: Sat., July 14, 8 p.m., $20/$25.
Juneteenth Music Festival: Featuring over twenty music artists and bands, food vendors, live art painting, kids area and more. June 16, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Leonard Cohen: Sat., Nov. 3. 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.
The Budos Band: Sat., Aug. 4, 8:30 p.m., $20/$23.
Iconocaust (CD release): With Smack Factor, Ploy For Extinction, Dead Lotus Society, Angelic Desolation, Sat., June 9, 8:30 p.m., $7/$10.
Danger: With DJ Shannon von Kelly, Sat., June 2, 9 p.m., $12.50/$15. Dragonette: Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m., $20.75/$25. Hail!Hornet: With the Gates of Slumber, Mon., June 11, 9 p.m., $12/$15. Lower Dens: With No Joy and Alan Resnick, Tue., July 10, 9 p.m., $12/$15. MMOTHS: Wed., June 13, 9 p.m., $10/$13. Thurston Moore: Fri., June 29, 10 p.m., $15/$18. John Talabot: Tue., Oct. 2, 9 p.m., $15.75/$20.
Autoerotique: With Mustard Pimp, Sat., June 9, 7 p.m., $15. Mewithoutyou: With Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, Thu., July 19, 8 p.m., $15/$17.
Arison Cain: With Blind Brilliance, Fri., June 1, 9 p.m., $5/$7. Melismatics: With Aim2Miss, Discount Cinema, Attic Attack, Fri., June 8, 9 p.m., $5/$7.
Big Gigantic: Sat., Sept. 29, 7 p.m., $39.95.
The Casualties: With Nekromantix, Down by Law, Lower Class Brats and the Sheds, Wed., July 11, 6 p.m., $17/$20. Demon Hunter: With Bleeding Through, Cancer Bats, the Plot in You and Willows, Fri., Aug. 3, 7 p.m., $15-$18. Prescription: With Valiomerda and the Trade Ins, Fri., May 25, 8 p.m., $3/$5. Retox: Fri., June 22, 8 p.m., $8/$10. The Rocket Summer: With the Scene Aesthetic and States, Tue., June 12, 7 p.m., $15/$17.
We're currently tracking the playlists from a number of different shows, including KTCL's Locals Only*, 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.
My Body Sings Electric - "Doctor" Eldren - "Sleepy Walker" Della - "Anymore" Calibrate Me - "Just Listen" Elliot Paul - "Silver Sky" Novus Folium - "Knights on Fire" Dubskin - "Warrior Stomp" Chain Gang of 1974 - "Hold On" My Starvin Lion - "Delerium" El Toro de la Muerte - "Records" Instant Empire - "Canyon" Dimmer Switch - "The Closure"
Poco "A Good Feeling To Know" Todd Adelman & the Love Handles "Sorry" Katie Herzig "Free My Mind" Bad Weather California "I'll Reach Out My Hand" The Apples in Stereo "Dance Floor" Flashbulb Fires "Dark Ghost (I've Got Arms)" The Epilogues "The Fallout" Flobots "White Flag Warrior" Tennis "Origins" Swing Hero "Basement" Leftover Salmon "Walkin Shoes" The Blue Canyon Boys "I Want You To Want Me" Lindsay & the Lost Caravan "You Don't Know Me" Jim Stranahan "I've Got No Rhythm In My Feet" Nitty Gritty Dirt Band "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" Danielle Ate the Sandwich "Faith In a Man" Achille Lauro "Hard Pressed" Instant Empire "Without Wires" El Toro de la Muerte "Things In My Head" Katie Glassman "Bye Bye Boise" Acoustic Junction "Goodbye World" Dave Sonner "Come Clean" Longest Day Of The Year "Change Our Ways" Rob Drabkin "You Can Call Me Al" Coles Whalen "Go Child" Brad Goode "Tight Like This"
Rebecca Folsom - Will Of A Woman Raz - This Is How The World Goes Round Cynthia Del'Aria - Stopped Peter Lacey - Surround Sound Katoorah Jayne - Trip Double Down - Naked In My Mind Grandpa Griffith - Mustache Man Robert Alan Kirby - 10 Gallons Bland and Wicks - Asian Eyes Roger Holzheimer - I Saw You Wild Blooms - Dancing Alone Aloft In The Sundry - Little Miss Opportunity The Smackers - Fixer Upper John William Davis - Defying Gravity
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