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 the Avett Brothers, James Taylor, Blues Traveler and Gogol Bordello were announced; Gauntlet Hair, Hindershot and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Van Halen, Dr. Dog and Leonard Cohen were the top sellers at our local record stores. Page down for a complete rundown.

This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates

After selling out Red Rocks last year, the Avett Brothers return to the amphitheatre for a two-night stand on Friday & Saturday, June 29 & 30 with City and Colour opening on Friday, and Devotchka warming things up on Saturday. Tickets ($37.75-$45.25) go sale on Saturday, February 18 at 10 a.m.

After selling out his Monday, July 23 show at Red Rocks, LiveNation has added second James Taylor show on Tuesday, July 24. Reserved tickets ($45-$85) go on sale Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m.

Blues Traveler returns to Red Rocks for its annual Fourth of July outing with Fitz & the Tantrums opening the show. Tickets ($36.75-$43.50) go sale on Saturday, February 18 at 10 a.m.

Finally, Gogol Bordello brings its gypsy punk back to the Boulder Theater on Wednesday, March 7 and at the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, March 8. Tickets for the Ogden ($34.75/$40) and the Boulder Theater ($42.50) both go on sale pm Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m.


The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Tue., May 8, 8 p.m., $22/$27. The Infamous Stringdusters: Fri., April 13, 9 p.m., $17/$20. Dom Kennedy: Wed., April 11, 8 p.m., $15.75. Mutaytor: Sat., April 28, 9 p.m., $22.50/$25. The Polyphonic Spree: With New Fumes, Tue., April 10, 8 p.m., $22.50/$25. Punch Brothers: With Aoife O'Donovan, Tue., March 13, 8 p.m., $22.75/$26. Signal Path and ManCub: Sat., April 21, 9 p.m., $12.50/$15.


EOTO: Fri., March 16, 8 p.m., $24.50/$27.50. eTown with The Infamous Stringdusters & Zach Heckendorf: Sun., April 15, 6 p.m., $15. Gogol Bordello: Wed., March 7, 7 p.m., $35. Julian Marley & the Uprising: Wed., May 23, 8 p.m., $20/$22.50. Shpongle Presents: The Masquerade: Fri., April 6, 8 p.m., $30.


Bliss N Eso & Big B: Tue., April 3, 8:30 p.m., $12/$15. Good Gravy: With Bob Molly, Thu., March 8, 8:30 p.m., $8. Local Shakedown: With Ramaya Soskin, Dechen Hawk, Wadirum and more, Sat., March 3, 8:30 p.m., $8. The White Buffalo: Sat., March 24, 8:30 p.m., $8/$10.


Alien Ant Farm's March of the Zombies: With King Rat, A Vast Eclipse, MF Kaaos,, The Flash Mob, Lost Point, Sat., March 3, 7:30 p.m., $25. Hypnautic and King Tef: With Rol Pley & J Swiss, Johny Rocketz, El Tio Hugo, Sat., March 10, 7 p.m., $10. Mustard Plug: With Left Alone and Potato Pirates, Fri., April 13, $12/$15.


Acid Mother Temples: Sun., April 8, 9 p.m., $15/$17. The Cave Singers: Fri., April 20, 9 p.m., $12.50/$15.


Design the Skyline: With the Browning and From the Atlas, Fri., March 23, $7/$10. RevoltRevolt: With JJ Matot and the Arctic, Wed., March 7, $5/$7 Stellar Corpses: With the Returners and Royal Dead, Sat., March 3, $5/$8. Zak Waters (of Blueskyreality): Fri., March 9, $7/$10.


Cookie Monsta: With J Rabbit, Sat., March 24, 9 p.m., $22/$25. Gogol Bordello: Thu., March 8, 8 p.m., $34.75/$40. Laff Mobb: Featuring Red Grant, Rudy Rush, Roz G and Mark Viera., Thu., April 5, 8 p.m., $25


The Avett Brothers: With City and Colour (6/29) and Devotchka (6/30), June 29-30, 7:30 p.m., $37.75-$45.25. Blues Traveler: With Fitz and the Tantrums, Wed., July 4, 7:30 p.m., $36.75-$43.50. James Taylor & His Band: July 23-24, 8 p.m., $45-$85.


Escape the Fate: With Attack Attack, the World Alive, Mest, Secrets, Fri., April 13, 6 p.m., $25.


The April Verch Trio: With Chuck Hugenberg, Fri., June 15, 8 p.m., $16. The Belle Jar: Thu., March 29, 7:30 p.m., $7. Dan Navarro (of Lowen & Navarro): Sat., June 23, 8 p.m., $17. Owen Kortz Trio: Sat., April 7, 8 p.m., $10.

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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



My Body Sings Electric - "Doctor" Skyfox - "Run Away" Something Underground - "It All Comes Down to Love" Joshua Novak - "Heart Hits the Wall" Broken Tongues - "The Way" P-Nuckle - "Love to Love Her" Joe Mondragon - "Hell Knows" Gauntlet Hair - "Top Bunk" Eve's Drop - "Come Clean" Reviving Cecilia - "Come Elijah" Inherit Earth - "Sucker Punch" Instant Empire - "Marco Polo"



Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams - "All Along the Watchtower" Jonny Barber & the Living Deads - "Little Red Riding Hood" In The Whale - "Woman" Hindershot - "Dinosaur" Old Soul - "Oldest Religion" Chris Griffin - "Wanting to Know You" Charlotte Sass - "Fall Into Winter" Jami Lunde - "A Little Bit Blue" Petals of Spain - "You Had Me From the Start" Orion's Room - "Keep the Baby" Oak Creek Band - "2012 (Quetzalcoatl)" Cique - "Crankalakin" Great American Taxi - "AM Radio" Longest Day Of The Year - "Birds Fly South" Katie Glassman - "Uncle John" Georgann Low - "The Valley" Lionel Young Band - "Somethin' 'Bout a Rumba" The Autumn Film - "Love Is An Avalanche" The Czars - "Killjoy" Devotchka - "Exhaustible" Turn 4 - "Sante Fe Breakdown" The Informants - "Crime Scene Queen" Fierce Bad Rabbit - "Rich Man" Places - "The Fire" Chip Stephens Trio - "Cookin At the Continental"



Drew Bowden 3 - Peaceful Now Luna Sopor - Vertigo The Last Flight Out - No Sync Blues Royal Peeps - It's A Love Thing Timothy Wenzel - Follow The River Ironwood Rain - Done Come And Gone Chris English - Downtime Tommy Keys - High Blood Pressure Roger Holzheimer - 57 Chevy Ring Of Truth - Smile Wes Hamil - Denial Jimmy George - Gone Again Liz Barnez - Throw No Stones

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

Van Halen'sDifferent Kind of Truth, the band's first original studio album with David Lee Roth at the helm since 1984, debuted at the number one spots at both Independent Records and Twist and Shout, while Dr. Dog's Be the Void, released last week on Anti, came in first at Albums on the Hill, and Mark Lanegan Band's Blue Funeral stays on top at Wax Trax.


01. Dr. Dog - Be the Void
02. Air - Le Voyage Dans La Lune de Georges Melies
03. Mark Lanegan - Blues Funeral
04. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
05. Of Montreal - Paralytic Stalks
06. The Fray - Scars & Stories
07. Grateful Dead - Built to Last (Limited Edition Blue Vinyl LP)
08. Gotye - Making Mirrors
09. Bahams - Barchords
10. Rebelution - Peace of Mind


01. Van Halen - Different Kind of Truth
02. Drake - Take Care
03. Young Jeezy - TM 103
04. Skrillex - Bangarang
05. Adele - 21
06. Rihanna - Talk That Talk
07. J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story
08. Korn - Path of Totality
09. Yelawolf - Radioactive
10. Korn - Path of Totality


01. Van Halen - Different Kind of Truth
02. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
03. Paul McCartney - Kisses on the Bottom
04. Air - Le Voyage Dans La Lune de Georges Melies
05. Various Artists - Chimes of Freedom(Bob Dylan Tribute)
06. The Fray - Scars & Stories
07. Gotye - Making Mirrors
08. Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
09. Rodrigo Y Gabriela and C.U.B.A. - Area 54
10. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die


01. Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
02. Die Antwoord - Ten$ion
03. First Aid Kit - Lion's Roar
04. Speedwolf - Ride With Death 05. Tom Waits - Bad as Me
06. A Place to Bury Strangers - Onward to the Wall
07. Le Divorcestrong> - The Sting & the Light
08. Hawks & Doves - Year One
09. Various Artists - Rocky Mountain Low
10. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp


01. Axwell, Ivan Gough - "In My Mind" (club mix)
02. Afrojack and Shermanology - "Can't Stop Me" (club mix)
03. Hardwell - "Spaceman" (original mix)
04. Tommy Trash - "Cascade" (original mix)
05. Chuckie - "Together" (original mix)
06. Wolfgang Gartner - "There and Back" (original mix)
07. Richard Grey, Federico Scavo - "Lady" (Federico Scavo remix)
08. Disco Stu, John Monkman - "Don't Have to Be Beautiful" (original mix)
09. Dirty South, Thomas Gold - "Eyes Wide Open" (original mix)
10. Starkillers, Nadia Ali - "Keep it Coming" (original mix)


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