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 Girl Talk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Battles, Bon Iver and Feist, LMFAO, Destroyer, Anders Osborne and Classix were announced; the Swayback, Coles Whalen and Strip the Stars got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Grimes, Tyga and Fun. 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 earlier, Girl Talk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Battles will headline this year's Westword Music Showcase, and Bon Iver and Feist at Red Rocks. Tickets for the former go on sale Monday, March 5, while the latter goes on sale this Friday, March 2.

LMFAO hits Red Rocks on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28) with Far East Movement, The Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons and Natalia Kills. Tickets ($49.50/$59.50) go on sale on Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers visits Red Rocks with Emmylou Harris and Arlo Guthrie on Wednesday, July 18. Tickets ($45-$95) on Friday, March 2 at 10 a.m.

Finally, the Bluebird has a series of new shows that go on sale this Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m., including Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate Solo Acoustic Band on Sunday, April 29, Anders Osborne on Friday, May 18, Destroyer on Saturday, June 9 and Classix on Saturday, June 23.


Geoff Tate Solo Acoustic Band: Sun., April 29, 8 p.m., $25.50/$30. Anders Osborne: Fri., May 18, 9 p.m., $15.50/$20. Classixx: Sat., June 23, 10 p.m., $12/$15. Destroyer: With Sandro Perri, Sat., June 9, $16.50/$18.


Toby Keith: With Brantley Gilbert, Fri., June 15, 7 p.m.


Ane Brun: Sun., May 20, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Dev: Wed., April 4, 9 p.m., $15. James Morrison: Tue., May 8. Portland Cello Project: With Emily Wells, Fri., May 11. Eligh & Amp Live: Tue., March 20, 9 p.m., $8/$10.


Westword Music Showcase: Featuring Girl Talk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Battles and more than 150 local bands on 12 stages and one outdoor stage, Sat., June 23.


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The Epilogues: With Take To The Oars, the Say So, Eldren, Royal Heist, Fri., March 23, 9 p.m., $12/$15. Hemlock: With Intertwined, the Silent Divine, Controlled Demise, Wall Of The, Fallen, Inexerfy, It's Always Sunny In Tijuana, Sun., March 11. Lexigram (CD release): With Seris, Fire In the Asylum, Panal S.A. de C.V, Sat., April 21.


Electric Guest: Wed., April 25, 9 p.m., $12.50/$15. K.Flay: Fri., April 13, 9 p.m., $10.50/$15. Star Slinger: With Samurai Buck and Cy Young, Tue., March 20. Tiger & Woods: Wed., April 18, 8 p.m., $13/$15.


Passafire: Sat., April 7, 8 p.m., $12. Cavo: With Janus, Thu., April 26, 7 p.m., $12/$15


Les Jupes: With Tulip Wars, Kenny Lee Young (of Pearls For Breakfast), Wed., March 21, $5. Medic: With Viretta, Forget Me Not, Fri., March 16, $5. Microdots: With Lightlooms and Go Star, Sat., March 17, $5. Psychostick: With Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, Fri., April 27, $10/$15. Stoned Wallabies: With ShowCage, The Tickle Mafia, Blue Sky Carnival Band, Sat., March 10, $7.


Axwell: Thu., April 19, 9 p.m., $25


Aziz Ansari: Sat., July 21, 7:30 p.m., $39. Bill Maher: Fri., July 27, 8 p.m., $55-$75.


Bon Iver: With Feist, Thu., May 31, 7 p.m., $39.75-$44.75. LMFAO: With Far East Movement, the Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons and Natalia Kills, Mon., May 28, 7 p.m., $49.50-$59.50. Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers: With Emmylou Harris and Arlo Guthrie, Wed., July 18, 7 p.m., $45-$95. Styx, Reo Speedwagon and Ted Nugent: Tue., May 8, 7 p.m., $37.50-$125.


Fear Factory: With Shadows Fall, the Devastated, the Browning and Legacy of Disorder, Sat., May 19, 6 p.m., $22/$24. Re:Creation featuring Nit Grit: With Antennae and Gladkill, Fri., April 6, 8 p.m., $20/$25. Thrice: Wed., June 6, 7 p.m., $19/$23.

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 - "Tonic" Read You and Me - "Holding On" Snake Rattle Rattle Snake - "Hastily" Carbon Choir - "Measure of Your Madness" Calder's Revolvers - "Directions" A-OKs - "Misfortune Cookie" Strip the Stars - "Simple Things" No Less Than Victory - "Party Song" Gold Medal Sleeper - "I Don't Remember Last Night" Pop Cult - "Life in the Wind" Last Castrato - "Body in the Basement" Kyle Coy - "Make You Smile"



Firefall "Livin' Ain't Livin'" Fox Street Allstars "Back To Memphis" Wasteland Hop "Ashes to Axis" Signal Path "Gangsterer Than Me" Juno What?! "You Can't Stop It" Craig Corona "Station by Station" Kim Jones "People Are Tired" Jeff Finlin "Summertime" The Swayback "Lost Lake Woods Club" Rene Marie "John Henry" Reckless Red "Dirty Water" Aakash Mittal Quartet "The Street" Dianne Reeves "Misty" Yo, Flaco! "Skeptamistic" Churchill "Ark In A Flood" Fierce Bad Rabbit "YOU!" Coles Whalen "Beautiful Without Me" Rick Stahl "Keep These Wheels On the Road" Richie Furay "Real Love" Longest Day Of The Year "Change Our Ways" Sugarloaf "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" The Foot. "Dark Dark Ways" INCA "Eye of the Storm" Peter Sommer "Escapade"



Mr. David Booker - Fat Man Blues Breathing Eve - Crash Orchid Gashead Lopez - Baja Lopez Cary Fly Band - Dog Owner The Inactivists - The Wrong Girl Jason Vigil - Need Your Space Hazel Miller - I Already Know Rey Feo - Drive JP White - Beth's Blender Blues Carolyn Aiken - Love Ain't Going Nowhere Jaka - In The News Jimmy Ciacciatore - Empty Years

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

It was a mixed bag last week with no clear winners across the board: Grimes came in first at Albums on the Hill with Visions, released last week on 4AD, Tyga took the top slot at Independent with Careless World Rise of the Last King, released last week on Cash Money/Motown, and Fun. debuted at number at Twist & Shout with Some Nights, released last week on Fueled By Ramen.


01. Grimes - Visions
02. Lambchop - Mr. M
03. Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
04. Dr. Dog - Be the Void
05. Of Montreal - Paralytic Stalks
06. Grateful Dead - Europe '72 Volume 2
07. Galactic - Carnivale Electricos
08. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
09. Bonobo - Black Sands Remixed
10. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire


01. Tyga - Careless World Rise of the Last King
02. SOJA - Strength to Survive
03. Adele - 21
04. Skrillex - Bangarang
05. Drake - Take Care
06. Young Jeezy - TM 103
07. Whitney Houston - Greatest Hits
08. Skrillex - Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites
09. Fun. - Some Nights
10. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror


01. Fun. - Some Nights
02. Adele - 21
03. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
04. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
05. Galactic - Carnivale Electricos
06. Gotye - Making Mirrors
07. Whitney Houston - Greatest Hits
08. Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now?
09. Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
10. Overcasters - Curses/Prayers


01. Bad Weather Caflifornia - Sunkissed
02. Air - Le Voyage Dans La Lune
03. Pop.1280 - The Horror
04. Mark Lanegan Band - Funeral Blues 05. Gotye - Bad as Me
06. A Place to Bury Strangers - Making Mirrors
07. Hawks & Doves - Year One
08. Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
09. Tom Waits - Bad as Me
10. Speedwolf - Ride With Death


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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