Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: A pair of new October dates have Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden and Bush at the 1STBANK Center, with Chevelle and Filter, while November brings Tedeschi Trucks Band to the Fillmore. On local radio, Air Dubai, Le Divorce, Bop Skizzum and Signal Path got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new and recent releases from Jay-Z and Kayne West, the Civil Wars, Adele and Battles were among this week's top sellers. Click through for a full rundown.
This Just In: New Concerts and On-sale Dates
As reported last week, Smashing Pumpkins return to the Ogden Theatre on Monday, October 10 as part of a dozen-city tour, in which the band will play material from its upcoming album, Oceania, due out in early 2012. Tickets ($46.50) go on sale this Saturday, August 20 at 10 a.m.
It's been a decade since 2001's Golden State, but Bush is back with a new album, The Sea of Memories (due out September 13) and some personnel changes. Bush is coming to the 1STBANK Center on Saturday, October 1, with Chevelle co-headlining and Filter opening. General admission and reserved tickets ($35-$40) go on sale Friday, August 19 at 10 a.m.
The husband-wife blues-rock act Tedeschi Trucks Band, touring in support of its latest release, Revelator, visits the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, November 18. General admission tickets ($37.50) go on sale Saturday, August 20 at 10 a.m.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Sun., Oct. 2, 7 p.m., $20. Seth Meyers: Fri., Sept. 16, 8 p.m., $42.50-$58. Robert Randolph & The Family Band: Fri., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., $22.50/$25.
8Ball & MJG: Sun., Sept. 4, $10. Stalley: Fri., Sept. 2, $7/$10.
Joe Jonas: With Jay Sean, Sat., Sept. 17. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Fri., Nov. 18, 8 p.m., $37.50/$40.
Bush and Chevelle: With Filter, Sat., Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m., $35-$45.
Feed Me: Thu., Sept. 1, 9 p.m., $23/$25. The Gourds: Sat., Nov. 12, 8:30 p.m., $15/$17. Ziggy Marley: Sun., Oct. 9, 8:30 p.m., $31/$33.50. Minnesota: With DJ Skywalkerr and ///Bones, Tue., Sept. 13, 9 p.m., $12/$17. Andre Nickatina: With Hopsin and Raider Dave, Nov. 3-4, 8:30 p.m. Orgone: Tue., Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m., $10/$12. The Reunion 2011: Wed., Sept. 21, 8:30 p.m., $14. Yelawolf: Wed., Oct. 5, 9 p.m., $15.50/$18.
March Forth Marching Band: Sat., Oct. 22.
Drew Grow and the Pastors' Wives: With Thrift Store Cowboys, Sat., Oct. 22, $8. Grave Babies: With the Manxx, Sauna and Perpetual Ritual, Sun., Sept. 25, $8/$10. Maria Taylor: Fri., Oct. 28, $10/$12. The War on Drugs: With Purling Hiss, Carter Tanton, Sun., Oct. 30, $10.
Bare Bones (CD release): Fri., Sept. 9, $10. Crooked Fingers: Tue., Nov. 15.
Big D & the Kids Table: Thu., Sept. 29. The Black Pacific: Mon., Sept. 19. MC Chris: Tue., Sept. 20. OFF!: Sat., Oct. 8, $15.
The Black: Featuring members of ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Sat., Sept. 3. Viva City: With Eli James, Sat., Oct. 1, $7/$10.
Dirty Heads: With Gym Class Heroes, Tue., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., $25/$30. Trevor Hall: Thu., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $22/$25. Smashing Pumpkins: With Fancy Space People and Light FM, Mon., Oct. 10, 7 p.m., $46.50-$50.
Bayside: With Saves the Day, Mon., Oct. 10. GWAR: Fri., Nov. 18. 10 Years: Sat., Sept. 24.
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
Air Dubai - "Restless Youth" A-OKs - "Rebellion" Le Divorce - "Under the Boxcars" Gauntlet Hair - "Top Bunk" Anesthesia Blvd - "Blown Away" Regret Night - "Wait for You" Gregory Alan Isakov - "Evelyn" John Common - "Go to Hell (With Me)" Bullet inC - "Rock Paper Scissors" Brother Rockwell - "Sacred Lives" Aloft in the Sundry - "Tell Me How to Answer" Lexigram - "USS Jeezus"
Action Packed Thrill Ride - Yours Truly Bare Bones - Doves & Crows John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light - The Dreamers Signal Path - Kennedy School Bop Skizzum - Hit It on the One Snubluck - Blame Them (by James Blake) OffColour - Mr. Guitar The Manxx - Brooklyn Heights My Body Sings Electric - Step into the Light Orm - Tomb of the Sun In The Whale - Heels Roniit - Infernal Anxiety Snubluck - No Scrubs (by TLC) Il Cattivo - Betting Boy Carmen Bria and Jordan Miller - Zombie Party Echo Beds - This Blood is Relative Snake Rattle Rattle Snake - Break the Same The Heyday - Come In or Stay Out Human Agency - Advanced Manipulation Pina Chulada - Safe Living Safe Boating is No Accident - Sequins in the Sun HOLLAGRAMZ - Serpent Magnetism Mancub - Summer Rain
Stoned Emotion - Always Losin' Buckner Funken Jazz - Givin Into Love Jenn Cleary - Peace In Our World Spiv - Yeah Justin Catalino - Welcome To Vacationland A Melodic Daydream - Sorbet The Swayback - Just Like The Old Days Reed Foehl - Carmalina Jenn Lane - River Of Truth Yampapaya - Eyes To The World Burn - Come Back Nelson Bragg - I Dare You Show Me Love
Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads
While Kanye West & Jay-Z's new collaboration, Watch the Throne, released last week on Def Jam, debuted at the top spot at Independent Records, it failed to crack the top ten at other local stores. Civil Wars came in first at Albums on the Hill with Barton Hollow, while Adele's 21 and Battles' Gloss Drops took the number one spots at Twist & Shout and Wax Trax.
01. Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
02. Thievery Corporation - Culture of Fear
03. Paul Simon - So Beautiful So What
04. William Elliott Whitmore - Field Songs
05. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
06. Vetiver - Errant Charm
07. Little Dragon - Ritual Union
08. Fruit Bats - Tripper
09. DeVotchKa - 100 Lovers
10. Reed Foehl - Once an Ocean
01. Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne
02. Tech N9NE - All 6's & 7's
03. Ace Hood - Blood Sweat & Tears
04. Kelly Rowland - Here I Am
05. Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel
06. Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame - Ferrari Boyz
07. DJ Khaled - We the Best Forever
08. Royce Da 5'9 - Success is Certain
09. Trivium - In Waves
10. Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers
01. Adele - 21
02. Gillian Welch - Harrow and the Harvest
03. Horrors - Skying
04. Keb' Mo' - The Reflection
05. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
06. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
07. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
08. Foster the People - Torches
09. Richard Buckner - Our Blood
10. TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
01. Battles - Gloss Drop
02. Cults - Cults
03. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
04. Washed Out - Within and Without
05. Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital
06. Prurient - Bermuda Drain
07. Gucci Mane & Wacka Flocka Flame - Ferrari Boyz
08. Various Artists - Rocky Mountain Low
09. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
10. Crystal Antlers - Two-Way Mirror
01. Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Miss Palmer - "No Beef'" (vocal mix)
02. Joey Negro, Z Factor, Luigi Rocca - "Keep on Jumpin'" (Luigi Rocca mix)
03. The Good Men - "Give It Up" (2011 edit)
04. Kaskade, Mindy Gledhill - "Eyes" (extended mix)
05. Dirty South, Thomas Gold, Kate Elsworth - "Alive'" (original mix)
06. Tiesto - "Work Hard, Play Hard" (original mix)
07. Jon Rundell - "Knick Knack" (original mix)
08. Florence & the Machine - "You've Got the Love" (Mark Knight mix)
09. Stefano Noferini - "Fucking House Music" (original mix)
10. Arty - "Around the World" (Alesso mix)
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