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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 Cypress Hill, the Fray, Kaskade and Mojo Nixon were announced; Lola Black, Fresh Breath Committee and the Autumn Film got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Bruce Springsteen, Andrew Bird,...
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Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Cypress Hill, the Fray, Kaskade and Mojo Nixon were announced; Lola Black, Fresh Breath Committee and the Autumn Film got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Bruce Springsteen, Andrew Bird, Fun, Tyga 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

Heavy tokers Cypress Hill will be hitting the Ogden Theatre on 4-20 -- the act's favorite day the year, we presume -- and tickets ($30) are on sale now. The Fray added a second night at Red Rocks on Saturday, May 12, and tickets go on sale on Friday, March 23, at 10 a.m. Kaskade and Pioneer DJ, meanwhile, will be at Red Rocks on Wednesday, August 1, and tickets ($37.50-$45/VIP $125) are on sale now. Finally, Mojo Nixon, who hasn't played these parts since 1999, plays a two-night stand at the Lions Lair on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, as part of his Tebow is a Liar tour. Word has it these two shows, which are the only shows on the tour, will be among Nixon's only live dates this year.


Signal Path (CD release): With Love and Light, Fri., May 25, 9 p.m., $15/$18.


eTown with Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin: Sun., May 6, 6 p.m., $25. Trevor Hall (solo): Fri., May 11, 7:30 p.m., $17.50/$23.50.


Schoolboy Q: Sat., May 12, 8:30 p.m., $14/$16.


Skyfox: With Places, Pull the Alarm, Sat., April 7, 9 p.m., $10/$12. A Vast Eclipse: With Riven (members of Motograter), Lost Point, From Slaves to Kings, DJ Johnny Gear (between sets), Fri., May 4, 8 p.m., $10.


Split Lip Rayfield: Fri., May 11, 9 p.m., $22.50/$25. The Supervillians: Sat., May 26, 8 p.m., $12/$15.


Mojo Nixon: April 13-14.


Face to Face (acoustic): Sat., April 21, 7 p.m., $20. First Blood: With Naysayer, Born From Pain and Betrayl, Tue., May 8, $10/$12. Na Palm: Fri., May 4, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Red Jumpsuit Apparatus: Tue., May 22, 7 p.m., $15. Toxic Holocaust: With Midnight, Mon., May 28, 7:30 p.m., $12/$14.


Edisun: With Atom Smash, Thu., April 19, $5. Headed West: With Fox Street Allstars, The Gromit, Soul Patch, Fri., April 20, $12. Knock-Out: With the A-Ok's, The Repercussions, Hatrick Penry, Fri., May 11, $7/$10. MF Ruckus: With Warner Drive, Viretta, Chainsaw Love Affair, Sat., April 14, $8/$10. Offcolor: With the Royalty, Fri., April 13, $5. Psychostick: With Screaming Mechanical Brain, Glass Delirium, Fri., April 27, $10/$15. UCD Pop/Rock Ensemble: Covering Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust . With guests Abadin Pictures, Sun., April 29, $5.


Cypress Hill: Fri., April 20, 9 p.m., $30. Mickey Hart Band: Thu., May 17, 8 p.m., $35/$38.


Michael Franti & Spearhead: Fri., June 8, 7:30 p.m., $38.50-$44.95. The Fray: With Jessie Baylin, May 11-12, 7:30 p.m., $46.50-$56.50. Kaskade: Wed., Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m., $37.50-$45/VIP $125. Yanni: Fri., July 13, 8 p.m., $39.50-$129.50.


Lacuna Coil: With Otherwise, Wed., April 18, 7:30 p.m., $20/$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


Reno Divorce - "Lover's Leap" Serious Moonlight - "It's Not Like You Did Anything Wrong" Bop Skizzum - "Still Time" MTHDS - "Positive Movement" Bear Antler - "Take Long" Convalescents - "She's a Gun" T-Shirts 4 Tomorrow - "Guess Who" Lion Sized - "Hey Proletariat!" Lionized - "It's Alright" Ian Cooke - "Fortress" Kinetix - "Spinning Out" Mouthful of Thunder - "Don't Tread on Me" Fell - "In June"


Slim Cessna's Auto Club "This Is How We Do It in the Country" Chimney Choir "ace of spades" Juno What?! "You Can't Stop It" Tommy Metz "Dreams Will Collide" Electric Swingset "Inebriated Witch Doctor" Rebel Tongue "Lose Hope" Coles Whalen "Wrecking Ball" Kelly J "I Didn't" After Midnight Jazz Band "Hit That Jive, Jack" Overcasters "Moonshift" El Toro de la Muerte "Things In My Head" Carmen Sandim Sextet "Sampa" The Apples in Stereo "Same Old Drag" Pretty Lights "Future Blind" Lumineers "Ho Hey" Broken Tongues "The Way" Selasee Atiase "Pray for Me" Railbenders "Sweet Caroline" Hickman Dalton Gang "Construction Man" Lionel Young Band "Blues & Boogie Woogie" Big Head Todd & The Monsters "Sexy and I Know It" Katie Glassman "Honey Pie" The Swayback "Lost Lake Woods Club" Soul Merchants "Crowns of Glory" Varlet "In My Pocket" Jim Stranahan "Caliente"


Chuck Eaton - The Way You Love Me Scott Balsai - Home Again Paul Whitens - On The Road To An Open Heart The Atoll - Dream Marquee Julian Kasper Band - 8-11 The Kennedys - Fun Out Of Life Mike Banta - There Are No Words Exit 232 - Face Down Just Ochi - Hold Me George Inai - You Will See Jill Brzezicki - Crush Tommy Keys - Rum Boogie Woogie Melissa Ivey - Lovers & Stars

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

While Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball debuted at the number one spots at both Albums on the Hill and Twist and Shout last week, it didn't make the top ten this week at Albums on the Hill, it did come in second at Twist & Shout. Andrew Bird's Break It Yourself came in first at Albums on the Hill, while Fun. moved into the top spot at Twist & Shout and Tyga hung on the top slot at Independent Records with Careless World Rise of the Last King, and The Men's Open Your Heart was first at Wax Trax.


01. Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
02. Janiva Magness - Stronger For It
03. Shearwater - Animal Joy
04. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
05. Dr. Dog - Be The Void
06. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
07. The Decemberbists - We All Raise Our Voices to the Air
08. Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio
09. Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now?
10. Buckethead - Electric Sea


01. Tyga - Careless World Rise of the Last King
02. Adele - 21
03. Young Jeezy - TM 103
04. Drake - Take Care
05. Cannibal Corpse - Torture
06. Skrillex - Bangarang
07. Too $hort - No Trespassing
08. J. Cole - Cole World: the Sideline Story
09. Fun. - Some Nights
10. Skrillez - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites


01. Fun. - Some Nights
02. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
03. Lucero - Women & Work
04. Lyle Lovett - Release Me
05. Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
06. Decemberists - We All Raise Our Voices
07. Adele - 21
08. Ting Tings - Sounds From Nowheresville
09. Magnetic Fields - Love At The Bottom
10. Air - Le Voyage Dans La Lune


01. The Men - Open Your Heart
02. Frankie Rose - Interstellar
03. Magnetic Fields - Love at the Bottom of the Sea
04. Speedwolf - Ride With Death 05. Xiu Xiu - Always
06. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
07. Nurse With Wound - Rupture
08. Gotye - Making Mirrors
09. Jay Farrar,Will Johnson, Anders Parker & Yim Yames - New Multitudes


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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