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 Shins, James Taylor and Explosions in the Sky were announced; In the Whale, Tennis and FaceMan got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Leonard Cohen, Matador, Young Jeezy and Lana Del Rey were the top sellers at our local record stores. Page down for a complete rundown.

This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates

The Shins, who are set to release Port of Morrow on March 20, headline Red Rocks on Tuesday, May 29, with The Head and the Heart and Blind Pilot opening. General admission and reserved tickets ($36.50-$43.75) go on sale Friday, February 10, at 10 a.m. James Taylor will also be at Red Rocks on Monday, July 23, and tickets ($45-$85) go on sale Friday, February 10, at 10 a.m. Explosions in the Sky hits the Boulder Theater on Wednesday, April 5; tickets ($20-$22.50) go on sale on Friday, February 10, at 10 a.m.


Mochipet: Thu., March 22, 9:30 p.m., $12/$15. Joe Pug: Sat., May 12, 9 p.m., $12.50/$15.


All We Are Saying: Bill Frisell Explores the Music of John Lennon: Featuring Tony Scherr, Greg Leisz and Kenny Wolleson, Sat., June 23, 7 p.m., $20-$40. Explosions in the Sky: Thu., April 5, 8 p.m., $20/$22.50. The Motet: Funk Is Dead: Sat., April 21, 8 p.m., $25/$27.50. Quemando: Sat., March 10, 8:30 p.m., $14.50. Trampled by Turtles: With Brown Bird, Thu., May 17, 7 p.m., $25/$28.


Adventure Club: Sat., April 7, 8:30 p.m., $13/$16. Alameda & Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orchestra: With You, Me and Apollo, Thu., March 15, 8:30 p.m., $8/$10. Blackalicious & Phife Dawg (of a Tribe Called Quest): With the ReMINDers and Foodchain, Thu., March 29, 8:30 p.m., $28/$30. Lambchop: Sat., April 28, 8:30 p.m., $15/$18. Soul Rebels Brass Band: Fri., March 23, 8:30 p.m., $12/$15. Twiddle: With Policulture, Wed., March 21, 9 p.m., $8.


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Frankenstein's Brother featuring Buckethead and That 1 Guy: With Wolff, Wed., April 25, 9 p.m., $20/$25. Masters of Tradition Tour: Celebrating traditional Irish music in its purest form, Fri., April 20, 8 p.m., $30/$35. Real Estate: With the Twerps, Fri., April 27, 9 p.m., $15/$18. Sepultura: With Death Angel, Krisiun, Havok, Sun., April 15, 8 p.m., $22/$27.


JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound: Fri., April 6, 9 p.m., $13/$15. Milagres: Wed., March 28, 9 p.m., $7/$10. The Parlotones: Tue., June 12, 8 p.m., $12/$15.


All Shall Perish: With Carnifex, Fleshgod Apocalypse, the Contortionist and Conducting from the Grave, Wed., April 25, 6:30 p.m., $17/$20. Andrew Jackson Jihad: Thu., March 22. Iwrestledabearonce: With Molotov Solution, Glass Cloud and the Greenery, Sun., April 29, 7 p.m., $12/$14. Orgy: With One Eyed Doll, Wed., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., $15/$18. Set Your Goals: With Cartel, Fireworks, Mixtapes, Super Prime, Sun., April 1, 7 p.m., $13/$15. Chris Webby: Fri., March 2, 7 p.m., $15.


Chapter 24:

With Champagne Charlie, Thu., March 1, 9 p.m., $7/$10.


Trampled By Turtles: With Brown Bird, Fri., May 18, 9 p.m., $25.50.


The Shins: With The Head and the Heart and Blind Pilot, Tue., May 29, 7 p.m., $36.50-$43.75. James Taylor & His Band: Mon., July 23, 8 p.m., $45-$85.


Protest the Hero: With Periphery, Sat., April 7. The Revival Tour: Featuring Chuck Ragan, Tommy Gabel, Nathaniel Rateliff and Cory Branan, Thu., April 12.

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



In the Whale - "Heels" Della - "Anymore" Regret Night - "Dirty Little Secret" Host Club - "If You Ask" Chris Griffin - "Wanting to Know You" Eldren - "Sleepy Walker" Knew - "Yellow Moon" Young Cities - "At It Again" Gamits - "Hanging on the Telephone" Tennis - "Tell Her No" Portobello Road - "Luxury" Musuji - "Danger Zone"



Rob Roper "Me" After Midnight - "Hit That Jive, Jack" Emmitt-Nershi Band "New Country Blues" Chris Daniels & the Kings "50/50" The Yawpers "Worthless" The Raven and the Writing Desk "Infancy Til Death" Varlet "Drifter" Vices I Admire "Sweetest Girl" Andy Palmer "Grrr" SLP (Sarah Louise Pieplow) "Widow's Daughter" String Cheese Incident "One Step Closer" Fierce Bad Rabbit "Hard to Say" Keith Oxman "All Dudes" Fool For A Song "Colder Than Starlight" Lindsay Meredith "You Don't Know Me" The Don'ts and Be Carefuls "The Still Favorites" Ian Cooke "Bones" The Beloved Invaders "For Camilla" FaceMan "Need" Petals of Spain "Working 9 to 5" Monroe Monroe "Adore" Coupstick "Cedar" John Statz "Distance" On Second Thought "Frantic" Ben Markley "5-20"



Just Jinjer - Time Of Your Life Hollow Vixen - Toe To Toe Jim Cabral - Don't Let The Door Hit'Cha Samantha Murphy - At The Laundromat Julian Shome - Can You Show Us Heaven Acoustiphrenic - You Understand Aloft In The Sundry - Tell Me How To Understand Scott Von - Long Gone Ten Cent Redemption - Send In The Light Brandon Rice - Love And Peace Cary Fly Band - Dog Owner Beehive - Pretty Little Thieves New Dialectic - Like I Said

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

Leonard Cohen's Old Ideas, released last week on Columbia, took the top spots at Twist & Shout and Wax Trax, while coming in second at Album on the Hill. Matador's Intended Play compilation came in first at Albums on the Hill and Young Jeezy's TM 103 moved back to the top slot at Independent Records. Lana Del Rey's Born to Die, released last week on Interscope, came in third at Independent while coming in second at Twist & Shout.


01. Various Artists - Matador: Indented Play 2012
02. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
03. Black Keys - El Camino
04. Jane's Addiction - Great Escape Artist
05. SOJA - Strength to Survive
06. Mayer Hawthorne - How Do You Do
07. Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song
08. Gotye - Making Mirrors
09. Karen Dalton - 1966
10. Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full Eyes


01. Young Jeezy - TM 103
02. Drake - Take Care
03. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
04. Skrillex - Bangarang
05. Gotye - Making Mirrors
06. Yo Gotti - Live from the Kitchen
07. J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story
08. Lamb of God - Resolution
09. Mary J. Blige - My Life III... The Journey Continues
10. Korn - Path of Totality


01. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
02. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
03. Gotye - Making Mirrors
04. Rodrigo Y Gabriela and C.U.B.A. - Area 54
05. Black Keys - El Camino
06. Various Artists - Chimes of Freedom(Bob Dylan Tribute)
07. Adele - 21
08. First Aid Kit - Lion's Roar
09. Skrillex - Bangarang
10. Kathleen Edwards - Voyager


01. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
02. Ghost - Opus Eponymous
03. Rodrigo Y Gabriela and C.U.B.A. - Area 54
04. First Aid Kit - Lion's Roar
05. Gotye - Making Mirrors
06. Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory
07. Hawks & Doves - Year One
08. Pop.1280 - The Horror
09. Skrillex - Bangarang
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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