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.


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.

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