Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Wilco, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Dukes of September and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Shins, E-40, Fun. and the Men were the top sellers at our local record stores. Page down for a complete rundown.

This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates

As reported yesterday, Wilco returns to Red Rocks for the first time in three years with a two-night stand on June 22 and 23, and 311 and Slightly Stoopid will be at Red Rocks again for another installment of the Unity Tour on August 19. Steely Dan's Donald Fagan, the Doobie Brothers' Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs team up as Dukes of September, which will be at the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, July 10. Tickets ($59.50-$79.50) go on sale on Friday, April 6, at 10 a.m.


R5: Featuring Ross Lynch from Austin and Aly, Sat., June 9, 6:30 p.m., $10.75/$15.


3LAU & James Egbert (CD release): With Wiley Webb and Paris Burns, Sat., May 12, 8:30 p.m., $13/$16. Railroad Earth: Thu., Sept. 13, $64.50 (2-day pass with Red Rocks show)/$91.50 (3-day pass with Red Rocks Show & Umphrey's McGee Boulder Theater show). Umphrey's McGee: Sat., Sept. 15, $64.50 (2-day pass with Red Rocks show)/ $91.50 (3-day pass with Red Rocks Show & Umphrey's McGee Boulder Theater show).


Action Bronson: With BLKHRTS, Fri., April 27. Lupe Fiasco: With Foodchain, Pries, DJ Mu$a, Thu., May 17.


Delbert McClinton: Thu., May 10, $36/$40. Rhapsody of Fire: With Voyager, Fri., June 8, $23/$26.


Tom Hagerman (CD release): Thu., May 24, 9 p.m., $10/$15. Hundred Waters: Mon., May 14, 9 p.m., $8/$10.


Blind Pilot: Sun., Aug. 12. Carbon Leaf: Sun., July 29. Dark Star Orchestra: Fri., June 29. EOTO: Fri., June 8. Greensky Bluegrass: Fri., July 27. Head for the Hills: With Split Lip Rayfield and Finnders & Youngberg, Sat., May 12. Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers: Fri., June 22. Keb' Mo': Sun., May 20. The Motet: With Dubskin, Sat., June 16. Jake Shimabukuro: With Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Sun., July 8. Toad the Wet Sprocket: With Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Sun., May 27. Weir, Robinson & Greene Acoustic Trio: Sun., June 3. David Wilcox: Sat., July 28. The Wood Brothers: With Paper Bird, Sun., May 13.


Carry Me Ohio: With Jillian and the Gentle Americans, Matty Graziano, Fri., April 6, $5. The Chop Tops: With Danny B Harvey, The Strikers, Radio Threat, Sun., July 1, 9 p.m., $10/$13. Dick Dale: With the Limbs, Tue., July 3, 9 p.m., $20/$25. The Devastated: With The Dead Lotus Society, Sun., April 22, 9 p.m., $8/$10. Knock-Out: With the A-Ok's and Hatrick Penry, Fri., May 11, $7/$10. Koffin Kats: With Truckasaurus and Captain Blood, Sat., June 2, 9 p.m., $10/$14. Shinyribs: Featuring Kevin Russel of the Gourds, Wed., July 11, 9 p.m., $10/$12. Vale of Pnath: With Dissonance In Design, The Wrath of, Vesuvius, Artemesis, Wed., June 13, 9 p.m., $5.


He's My Brother, She's My Sister: With Bad Weather California, Sat., June 2, 8 p.m., $10/$13. Searching For Elliott Smith Denver Premiere: Features a live acoustic performance by Mary Lou Lord and a Q&A session with director Gil Reyes and Lord, Sat., July 28, 8:30 p.m., $20/VIP $25/meet & greet $50.


Dukes of September: Featuring Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, Tue., July 10, 8 p.m., $59.50-$79.50.


The Music of ABBA - Arrival From Sweden: Fri., July 27, 8 p.m., $29. Umphrey's McGee: With Railroad Earth, Fri., Sept. 14. Wilco: With Punch Brothers (6/22), Dr. Dog (6/23), June 22-23, 8 p.m., $41.95-$49.95.


Tish Hinojosa: Fri., July 6, 8 p.m., $18/$20. The Other Side of Rabbi Joe Black & Julie Silver: Sat., June 16, 8 p.m., $18/$20. Chris Smither: Fri., Sept. 28, 8 p.m., $25/$27. The Tannahill Weavers: With Sarah McQuaid, Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m., $20/$22.

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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



Fierce Bad Rabbit - "You!" Say So - "Safe to Say" DeVotchKa - "100 Other Lovers" Centennial - "You Don't Get to Say" Ivory Drive - "Knifing Through the Sky" Boulder Acoustic Society - "Shelter" King Tef - "Models and Moscato" M.O.S.S. - "Mile High" Five Day Rhetoric - "One More Toast" Outfit - "Softsided" Bare Bones - "Come In or Stay Out" Anesthesia Blvd - "Blown Away"



Leftover Salmon "Dance On Your Head" Lionel Young Band "Somethin' 'Bout a Rumba" Haunted Windchimes "Wanderin' Heart" Acoustic Junction "Oh Me Oh My" Tennis "Origins" Rick Stahl "Rendezvous" Nathen Maxwell & the Original Bunny Gang "Working for the Man" Wendy Woo Trio "I Don't Know" Kinetix "Can't Undo" Almost Legends "Chaperone" Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams "Highway 61 Revisited" Bad Weather California "When You Smile" Take to the Oars "Stones & Sticks" Josh Quinlan Quintet "Eclipse So" The Rainy Daze "That Acapulco Gold" Sugarloaf "Green Eyed Lady" Big Head Todd & The Monsters "Sexy and I Know It" Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore "I'm Shakin'" Harry Tuft & Friends "One Mint Julep" Achille Lauro "Lighting" The Photo Atlas "You Haven't Read Enough" Nathan & Stephen "Brothers & Sisters" The Autumn Film "I'm Going In" Stephanie Pauline and Joe Uvegas "Build A Barn" Great American Taxi "AM Radio" Richie Furay "When It All Began" Ben Markley "5-20"



Juicebox Bandits - 5 Past Forever Nautikal - Won't Succeed Joe Jaunty - Woman On A Mountain Andy Ard - That's What She Did To Me Liz Clark - Not The Point The Elements - Highest Tree Dan Walker & The Sky - Night Owl Critical Darlings - Taking Its Toll Jude Johnstone - Hard Lessons Hillbilly Hellcats - Hot Rockin' Rhythm Peter Lacey - Inspiration Erica Brown Band - Cryin and Tryin Kevin Dooley - Vehicle

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Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

The Shins' Port of Morrow, was on top again for the second week in a row, while moving down to second and third slots at Independent Records and Twist & Shout. E-40's Block Brochure, his three-CD set released last week on Heavy On the Grind, took the top spot at Independent, while Fun. came in first at Twist & Shout with Some Nights.


01. The Shins - Port of Morrow
02. Dr. Dog - Be the Void
03. Mars Volta - Noctourniquet
04. Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
05. Esperanza Spalding - Radio Music Society
06. Munly & the Lupercalians - Petr & The Wulf
07. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
08. Miike Snow - Happy To You
09. Sharon van Etten - Tramp
10. Lucero - Women & Work


01. E-40 - Block Brochure Volumes 1, 2 &3
02. The Shins - Block Brochure(deluxe edition 3-pack)
03. Mars Volta - Noctourniquet
04. Shinedown - Amarylis
05. Madonna - MDNA
06. Mayday - Take Me To Your Leader
07. Tyga - Careless World Rise of the Last King
08. Young Jeezy - TM 103
09. Gotye - Making Mirrors
10. Meshuggah - Koloss


01. Fun. - Some Nights
02. Madonna - MDNA
03. The Shins - Port of Morrow
04. Mars Volta - Noctourniquet
05. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
06. Lucero - Women & Work
07. Gotye - Making Mirrors
08. Justin Townes Earle - Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
09. Paul McCartney - Kisses on the Bottom
10. Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young


01. The Shins - Port of Morrow
02. Speedwolf - Ride With Death 03. Unsane - Wrecker 04. Mars Volta - Noctourniquet
05. Lucero - Women & Work
06. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
07. Magnetic Fields - Love at the Bottom of the Sea
08. Bad Weather California - Sunkissed
09. Nurse With Wound - Rupture
10. Gotye - Making Mirrors


01. TJR - "Funky Vodka" (original mix)
02. Arty, Matisse & Sadko - "Trio" (original mix)
03. David Guetta, Sia, Nicky Romero - "Wild One Two" (original mix)
04. Ivan Gough - "In My Mind" (original mix)
05. Sander van Doorn - "Chasin'" (original mix)
06. Nick Romero - "Generation 303" (original mix)
07. Nari & Milani - "Up" (original mix)
08. Claptone - "Cream" (original mix)
09. Madeon - "Icarus" (extended mix)
10. Bingo Players - "L'Amour" (original mix)


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