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Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Rusko (Snowball Fest), NEEDTOBREATHE and Dr. Dog were announced; Ian Cooke, Bare Bones and Slim Cessna got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, the Rolling Stones...
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Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Rusko (Snowball Fest), NEEDTOBREATHE and Dr. Dog were announced; Ian Cooke, Bare Bones and Slim Cessna got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, the Rolling Stones and Ty Segall were among this week's top sellers at our local record stores. Click through for a complete rundown.

This Just In: New Concerts and On-sale Dates

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is coming to the 1STBANK Center for a three-night stand from Thursday, February 16 through Saturday, February 18, with a stellar line-up that that includes John Scofield, Warren Haynes, Jackie Green and Joe Russo. Tickets ($49.75-$55) go on sale on Friday, December 2 at 10 a.m.

Trey Anastasio is due to visit the Boettcher Concert Hall with the Colorado Symphony on Tuesday, February 28 as part of his first ever symphonic tour. The programs, conducted by Scott Dunn on the four-city tour, will feature orchestrations of classic Phish songs and solo Anastasio compositions. Presale tickets will be available for Colorado Symphony subscribers Thursday, December 1, at 8 a.m. online at and will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, December 8 at 10 a.m.

The Snowball Festival, slated to take place, Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4, in Avon, is announcing its headliners all this week. So far, Rusko and Unknown Mortal Orchestra are slated to play the festival. Advance tickets go sale tomorrow. NEEDTOBREATHE is coming to the Ogden Theatre on Monday, March 12. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, December 3 at 10 a.m. Finally, Dr. Dog returns to the Boulder Theatre on Friday, February 3. Tickets ($17.50-$20) go on sale Friday, December 2 at 10 a.m.


Bonobo (DJ set): Thu., Feb. 23, 9 p.m., $25.50/$27. Cash'd Out (The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute): Sat., Feb. 4, 9 p.m., $15/$18 Future Rock: Fri., Feb. 17, 9 p.m., $15/$18. Jantsen/Dirt Monkey: Thu., March 15, 7:30 p.m., $15. Canceled Del the Funky Homosapien: With Bukue One and Serendipity Project, Fri., Dec. 23, 9 p.m., $22.50/$25.


Trey Anastasio: With the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Tue., Feb. 28.


Dr. Dog: Fri., Feb. 3, 8 p.m., $17.50/$20.


The Silhouettes: Sat., Jan. 21, 8 p.m., $29.50-$49.50.


Umphrey's McGee: Fri., March 9.


Phil Lesh & Friends: Featuring John Scofield, Warren Haynes, Jackie Green and Joe Russo, Feb. 16-18, 8 p.m., $49.75-$55.


Alabama Shakes: Sat., Feb. 4, 8:30 p.m., $5/$8.


My Last Serenade: With Burn Down Valor, A Theif's Plot, The Hits, Sun., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., $8/$10.


Adam Arcuragi & the Lupine Chorale Society: With Patent Pending and Woodrose, Fri., Jan. 27, $10. Howler: Sat., March 31, $7/$10. Cass McCombs: With Frank Fairfield, Fri., Feb. 3, $10/$12. Melismatics: With Izcalli and Aaron Hart, Sat., Jan. 14, 9 p.m., $8.


Cursive: Sun., Feb. 12, $16.


A Lot Like Birds: With Just Like Vinyl, Wed., Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., $10. Authority Zero: Wed., Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m., $15.


The A-OK's (CD release): With the Ghoulies, Sat., Jan. 21, 9 p.m., $5. Stolen Babies: With the Cannibal Creeps, Fri., Jan. 27, $12/$15. Talkdemonic: With Eldren and Reviving Cecilia, Sat., Feb. 18, $8/$10.


Cornmeal and Hot Buttered Rum: Sat., March 3, 9 p.m., $16/$20. Excision: Feb. 16-17, $30.75-$35/2-day pass $60. NeedToBreathe: With Ben Rector, Mon., March 12, 8 p.m., $26.


Kasabian: Sat., March 10, 8 p.m., $18/$20. Re:Creation featuring Random Rab: With Heyoka, Sat., Feb. 18, 8:30 p.m., $15-$22.


Rahim AlHaj: Fri., Jan. 6, 8 p.m., $18. Mack Bailey & Rachel Levy: Sat., May 12, 8 p.m., $18. Laurence Juber: Fri., March 9, 8 p.m., $18.

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


Vices I Admire - "Hero" Reno Divorce - "Lover's Leap" Red & Blue - "Hypomania" Ian Cooke - "Fortress" Places - "Doesn't Matter What I Say" Heyday - "Fools Go Fallin'" Woodsmen - "In Circles" The Foot - "Can't Walk" Talk All Night - "The Birth of Cool" Umconscious - "Energy" Red Letter Day - "Feel" Matt Morris - "Live Forever"


Petals of Spain "What It Is" John-Alex Mason "Gone So Long" Joe Johnson "Don't Let Your Blue Eyes Cry" Colorado Goat Ropers Guild "Dead Boys" Constitution "Broken Down" Melissa Axel "I Want Love to Win" Strip the Stars "Down" Monroe Monroe "Engines Will Come" Roniit "You Were Trained" John Statz "Distance" Bare Bones "Come In/Stay Out" Finnders and Youngberg "Give A Little Back" Adam Stern "Locked Up" Hazel Miller Band "Moon Was Right" The David James Band "Street Performer" Katey Laurel "Everything I Love" Fierce Bad Rabbit "Rich Man" Devotchka "Contrabanda" Longest Day Of The Year "Took All Winter" Slim Cessna's Auto Club "Thy Will Be Done" Take to the Oars "Vanishing Act" Patti Fiasco "Electric Smile" Jonny Barber & the Living Deads "Rockaway Beach" Rose Hill Drive "Birds Against the Glass" Veronica "Frederick" Beats Noir! "Bad Beats" Carmen Sandim Sextet "Zoloft Bounce"


Dave Preston - Cleopatra Roenik - You Should Go Carol Mayberry Sanchez - Nothin' More Nothin' Less John William Davis - Dirty Old World Curly No Shoes Jr - You Ain't The One For Me Jill Stevenson - Believe Mind Go Flip - The Flavor Michael Lloyd Band - Leave Well Enough Alone Sound Rabbit - Hazel Craig Maierhofer - Sister Shannon WC Spencer Bluescat - Some Of The Things

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

Record Store Day Black Friday releases took the five spots at Albums on the Hill with Phish's Party Time coming in first, while Drake's latest effort, Take Care, stayed on top at Independent Records. The Rolling Stones' Some Girls , re-released last week on Universal Republic, debuted at the number one slot at Twist & Shout, and Ty Segall's Singles 2007-2010 came in first at Wax Trax.


01. Phish - Party Time
02. Ryan Adams - Do I Wait b/w Darkness
03. Black Keys - Lonely Boy b/w Run Right Back
04. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Soul Time!
05. Soundgarden - Before the Doors: Live on I-5
06. Elephant Revival - Break in the Clouds
07. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
08. Beach Boys - Smile Sessions
09. Tom Waits - Bad As Me
10. Feist - Metals


01. Drake - Take Care
02. Yelawolf - Radioactive
03. Rihanna - Talk That Talk
04. Mary J. Blige - My Life II... The Journey Continues
05. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
06. Nickelback - Here & Now
07. Tech N9NE - Welcome to Strangeland
08. Game - RED Album
09. Webbie - Savage Life 3
10. Adele - 21


01. Rolling Stones - Some Girls
02. Florence & the Machine - Ceremonials
03. Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
04. Tom Waits - Bad As Me
05. Yo-Yo Ma/Stuart Duncan/Edgar Meyer/Chris Thile - The Goat Rodeo Sessions
06. She & Him - Very She & Him
07. Booker T & the MG's - Mclemore Avenue
08. Tony Bennett - Duets II
09. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
10. John Prine - Singing Mailman Delivers


01. Ty Segall - Singles 2007-2010
02. Bonnie Prince Billy - Wolfram Goes To Town
03. Void - Sessions '81-83
04. Tom Waits - Bad as Me
05. Throbbing Gristle - Second Annual Report
06. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds<
07. Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
08. Childish Gambino - Camp
09. Los Campesinos - Hello Sadness
10. Atlas Sound - Parallax


01. Axwell, Michael Calfan - "Resurrection" (Axwell's Recut Club mix)
02. Avicii - "Levels" (original mix)
03. Fedde Le Grand, Coldplay - "Paradise'" (Fedde Le Grand remix)
04. Oliver $ - "Granulated Soul" (original mix)
05. Chuckie - "Who is Ready to Jump" (original mix)
06. Trent Cantrelle - "I Want a Freak" (original mix)
07. David Guestta, Alesso - "Titanium" (Alesso remix)
08. Larse - "So Long" (original mix)
09. Tiesto, Steve Aoki - "Tornado" (original mix)
10. Zedd - "Stars Come Out" (original mix)


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