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

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from moe., the Bag Raiders and Jane's Addiction were announced; Monroe Monroe, Elway, Shel and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and new releases from Florence and the Machine, Drake, Childish Gambino and Bonnie Prince Billy 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

New York-based jam band moe., which is slated to release its new album, What Happened to the La-Las in January, will be at the Boulder Theater on Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11. Tickets ($41/$43) go on sale Friday, December 2 at 10 a.m. Australian duo The Bag Raiders, who've played in the area a few times already this year, return to the Larimer Lounge again on Saturday, January 21. Tickets ($20/$25) are on sale now. Jane's Addiction, which released The Great Escape Artist last month, will be at the Belly Up Aspen for the band's third annual New Year's celebration on Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31. Tickets ($165-$275) are on sale now.


Jane's Addiction: Dec. 30-31, $165-$275.


Boyce Avenue: With Secondhand Serenade, Fri., March 16, 8 p.m., $25/$28. The Dear Hunter: With Anthony Green, Sat., Feb. 18.


Blind Pilot: Mon., Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., $19.50/$22.50. moe.: Feb. 10-11, 7:30 p.m., $41.50/$43.50. Nerdist Podcast Live!: Featuring Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira., Fri., March 2, 8 p.m.


Lotus: Sat., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., $27.50/$30. Wayne Static (of Static-X): With Rev Theory, Pop Evil, No 1 Left Standing and Horse, Fri., Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., $10.67. Umphrey's McGee: Fri., March 9.


Big Time Rush: Wed., Feb. 22, 7 p.m., $25-$45.


Bonobo (DJ set): Fri., Feb. 24, 8:30 p.m., $22.50/$25. Dillon Francis: Wed., Dec. 28, 8:30 p.m., $16/$18.


P-Nuckle: With the A-Ok's, Rob Drabkin, Ska Skank Redemption, 3 Grams Over An Ounce, Fri., Dec. 16, 7 p.m., $10/$12. Purple Reign: Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $30/$40. Spools of Dark Thread: With Each of the Days, AMPORA, One Shot One Kill, Mon., Dec. 5, 8 p.m., $5/$8.


Agent Orange: Fri., Jan. 27, 9 p.m., $15/$20. Bag Raiders: Sat., Jan. 21, 9 p.m., $20/$25. Cloud Nothings: Sat., March 10, 8:30 p.m., $10/$12. Craig Finn (of the Hold Steady): Mon., Feb. 13, 9 p.m., $12/$15. Pert Near Sandstone: Fri., Jan. 20, 9 p.m., $12.50/$15. RAC (Remix Artist Collective): Fri., Dec. 16, 10 p.m., $13/$15.


Andy Grammer: With Ryan Star, Sat., Jan. 28, 7 p.m., $14.


Fire Aweigh: With Camp Killroy, Adam Lopez & Mighty Lowcasters, the Sinnin' Saints, Fri., Dec. 16, 9 p.m., $5. Potato Pirates: With Save the Swim Team, Ska Skank Redemption, the Repercussions, Wed., Jan. 11, 9 p.m., $5. Reviving Cecelia: With POPCULT and Tommy & The Tangerines, Fri., Dec. 9, 9 p.m., $5.


The B-52's: With Sauna, Sun., Dec. 11, 8 p.m., $37.50/$40. Fitz & the Tantrums: Sun., Jan. 15, 8 p.m., $23.50/$28. The Naked and Famous: Wed., April 18, 8 p.m., $25. The Wailers: Sat., Jan. 7. Young the Giant: With Walk the Moon, Sat., Feb. 18, 9 p.m., $20.50.


Allstar Weekend: With the After Party and Hollywood Ending, Mon., Jan. 16. Live Lava Live: With Meekakitty, Nanalew, Alex Carpenter and Jason Mundy, Sun., Jan. 29, $22/$25.

Click through for this week's Local Radio Playlists

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



Monroe Monroe - "Love Language (Wild Hearts)" Saints - "Dark Country" Antherium - "I'm Ready" Popcult - "Life in the Wind" Stripe Stripe Fiasco - "Saphyre" Elway - "Passing Days" Kinetix - "Let Me In" MTHDS - "Positive Movement" Bullet INC - "Rock Paper Scissors" Lola Black - "Better Left Unsaid" King Tef - "Boomerang"



Bedrockk - Outerspace Spires - Two Lakes Roger Roll - Digging Sour Boy, Bitter Girl - Bury Your Bottles Candy Claws - Leaellynasaura Magic Cyclops - Hates The Pleasure Dudes Panal S.A. De C.V. - You Knew I Was A Snake Monroe Monroe - Adore Be The Ant - Perigee Sauna - Please Don't Go Away Kissing Party - Racing Alone Le Divorce - Under The Boxcars Iuengliss - Follow The Rain Bonnie and the Beard - Lonely Hills Majic Flower Evening - Future Plans Andy Monley & The High Horses - Buzz Flies - Pull Faceman - High Five Kyle James Hauser - Hopeless Casey James Prestwood - Different Kind of Flower Elway - Spent So Long The Fluid - Rock 'N Roll Nightmare D'ivresse Indians - Discussion



Dave Sonner - "Come Clean" Kenny Perkins - "Last Goodbye" The Love Royale - "Come Over" Dubskin - "Lifts Me Up" Fox Street Allstars - "Somebody In the World For You" El Toro de la Muerte - "God Alone" Andy Palmer - "Grrr" INCA - "Don't Look Away" No Fair Fights - "Kiss From A Rose" Driftwood Fire - "Small City Nights" Great American Taxi - "Poor House" Tyson Ailshie - "Somethin' Fine" SHEL - "When the Dragon Came Down" Xiren - "Sunshine" Fierce Bad Rabbit - "You!" Whiskey Blanket - "Up Up Away" The Don'ts and Be Carefuls - "Old Heart Young Heart" Ryan Dart - "The Shift" Longest Day Of The Year - "Change Our Ways" Robert Cline Jr. - "Mockingbird" Lauren & Bo - "The Most Natural Thing in the World" Snake Rattle Rattle Snake - "Like A Moth" Achille Lauro - "Low Cha Cha" Fred Hess - "Good Question"



GoGo Lab - The Face Off Just Jinjer - Subject 12 Cents For Marvin - Russian Roulette Hillbilly Hellcats - Rockinest Cat In Town Pairadeux - Til I Surrender Ten Cent Redemption - Already Raining Bennett - Morris - Josephus Haynes Kevin Dooley - This Swing Julian Shome - Swansong Lost Disciple - Swell David Francis - Vilma's Ligher Evan McHugh - From The Second Chair

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

For the second week in a row, Florence & the Machine's Ceremonials grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout, while Drake's Take Care, released last week on Cash Money, debuted at the number one slot at Independent Records. Childish Gambino (aka actor/musician Donald Glover) claimed the top spot at Albums on the Hill with Camp, released last week on Glass Note, while Bonnie Prince Billy'sWolfram Goes To Town was on top at Wax Trax.


01. Childish Gambino - Camp
02. Tom Waits - Bad As Me
03. Gregory Alan Isakov - This Empty Northern Hemisphere
04. Drake - Take Care
05. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
06. Sigur Ros - Inni
07. Deer Tick - Divine Providence
08. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo
09. Joe Henry - Reverie
10. Noel Gallagher - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds


01. Drake - Take Care
02. Webbie - Savage Life 3
03. Tech N9NE - Welcome to Strangeland
04. DJ Ktone - Left Lane Music V.1
05. J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story
06. Wale - Ambition
07. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
08. Adele - 21
09. Game - RED Album
10. Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne


01. Florence & the Machine - Ceremonials
02. Yo-Yo Ma/Stuart Duncan/Edgar Meyer/Chris Thile - The Goat Rodeo Sessions
03. The Who - Quadrophenia- Director's Cut
04. Tom Waits - Bad As Me
05. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
06. She & Him - Very She & Him
07. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
08. Childish Gambino - Camp
09. Sigur Ros - Inni
10. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator


01. Bonnie Prince Billy - Wolfram Goes To Town
02. Atlas Sound - Parallax
03. Tom Waits - Bad as Me
04. Void - Sessions '81-83
05. Los Campesinos - Hello Sadness
06. Crystal Stilts - Radiant DoorEP
07. Childish Gambino - Camp
08. Various Artists - Rocky Mountain Low
09. Jedi Mind Tricks - Violence Begets Violence
10. Wild Flag - Wild Flag


01. Avicii - "Levels" (original mix)
02. Fedde Le Grand, Coldplay - "Paradise'" (Fedde Le Grand remix)
03. Afrojack - "Lionheart" (original mix)
04. Eric Prydz, Digitalism - "Circles" (Eric Pryd remix)
05. Bingo Players - "Rattle" (original mix)
06. Deep Mind - "True" (original mix)
07. Trent Cantrelle - "I Want a Freak" (original mix)
08. Basto - "Again and Again" (original mix)
09. Moguai, Fatboy Slim - "Ya Mama (Push the Tempo)" (Moguai 10. Miguel Campbell - "Something Special" (original mix)


Angelo's Black & Read Atomic Records (formerly Cheapo Discs) Vinyl Collective

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.