Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, this August, Christie Front Drive is getting back together once again for old time's sake at the Larimer Lounge and Stiff Little Fingers are stopping by the Summit Music Hall. On local radio, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Mesita, Pacific Pride and Wadirum got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, Tech N9NE's latest continued to sell strong, as did new platters from Bon Iver and Battles. Click through for a full rundown.
This Just In: New Concerts and On-sale Dates
While Christie Front Drive parted ways close to 15 years ago, the group reunited for a gig in 2007 at the Marquis. Anyone who missed the band's killer shows during the mid-'90s already knows the group was one of the finest acts to come out of these parts during that time. But if you didn't have a chance to check out Christie Front Drive in its heyday, the group is doing another reunion show of sorts at the Larimer Lounge on Sunday, August 28. Tickets ($10) are on sale now.
Legendary Irish punkers Stiff Little Fingers, who formed in 1977, hit the The Summit Music Hall on Saturday, August 20. Tickets ($20) are on sale now.
The Grouch and Eligh: Wed., Aug. 17, $17. Haystak: Fri., Aug. 19, $20. March Forth Marching Band: Thu., Aug. 18, $12.
Mike Doughty: Tue., Nov. 1.
Bass Invasion 3: Featuring Caspa, with Rod Azlan, Matty G, Bok Bok, Kingdom, Vaski, Sluggo, Mark Instinct and more, Fri., Sept. 16. Bluetech: Thu., Sept. 22.
MartyParty: Sat., Aug. 20, 8:30 p.m., $15/$18.
Bound By Karma: With Public Display of Aggression, Ploy for Extinction and Sanity's Edge, Fri., Aug. 5, 6 p.m., $10. Calling Out West: With Filthy T and The Fairgrounds, Sat., July 30, 8 p.m., $7/$10. Wish We Were Floyd: Wed., Nov. 23, 9 p.m., $12.
Active Child: With Chad Valley, Mon., Sept. 19, $10. Cymbals Eat Guitars: With Hooray For Earth, Sat., Oct. 15. Hawthorne Heights: Sun., Oct. 16, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Mister Heavenly: Thu., Aug. 25, $12. Paleo: With Glowing House and John Davey, Thu., Aug. 4, $8. Viva Voce: Mon., Sept. 12, $10.
Christie Front Drive (BBQ show): With 25Rifles, Sun., Aug. 28, 2 p.m., $10/$12. The Epilogues (BBQ show): Sun., July 24. Purity Ring: Sat., Aug. 27. Walter Meego: Thu., July 28.
The Be Good Tanyas: Thu., Aug. 18, $24. Crooked Still: With the Bee Eaters, Thu., Sept. 15, 8 p.m., $20. Ryan Montbleau Band: Fri., Oct. 14, 8 p.m., $18.
Company of Thieves: Sat., Aug. 20. Sick of Sarah: Mon., Sept. 12.
Bomb the Music Industry: With the Sidekicks, the A-Ok's and the Namesakes, Sun., Aug. 7. Fatality: With Extreme Turbo Smash, Thu., Aug. 4, $5. Eli Jones (of Little Red Radio): With I Feel Infinite, Thu., Aug. 11.
The Fixx: With Naked Eyes, Sat., Aug. 6, 8 p.m. Stiff Little Fingers: Sat., Aug. 20. This Century: With Austin Gibbs and Carter Hulsey, Thu., Aug. 11, 8 p.m., $8/$10.
Blackberry Smoke: Thu., July 28. Patty Larkin: Fri., Aug. 5, 8 p.m., $18/$22. Edwin McCain: Thu., Aug. 11.
Mary Flower: Sat., Aug. 27, 8 p.m., $18. Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players: Sat., Sept. 17, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m., $14-$16.
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 unavailable
Vices I Admire - "Sweetest Girl" Photo Atlas - "Jealous Teeth" Overcasters - "The Jagular Reno Divorce - "How Long's It Been" Snake Rattle Rattle Snake - "Ornament" Lion Sized - "Great Moderation" Wheelchair Sports Camp - "I Smell Funk" SF1 - "A Love Story Pawn Ticket Trio - "Sundress" El Toro de la Muerte - "God Alone" Filthy T - "Puppets" Reverb & the Verse - "Onward"
The Subdudes - "Papa Dukie & the Mud People" Kevin Dooley - "Silvery Moon" Dave Sonner - "Can't Make Her Change" Teresa Storch - "Stream of Concrete" Gary Bragg - "She Canceled the Cable" Basheba Earth - "Galatktik Luv" Signal Path - "That's What they Tell Me" Chain Gang of 1974 - "Undercover" The Christines - "In Your Space" Xiren - "Sunshine" Tennis - "Pigeon" Mesita - "In A Life After" Adam Stern - "Exopolitics" Chris Daniels & the Kings - "The Spark" John Oates - "Mississippi Mile" Nina Storey - "Love Me Enough" Jim McTurnan & the Kids That Killed the Man - "This Will All Work Out" The Heyday - "Good Old Days" Rose Hill Drive - "Birds Against the Glass" Blackwood Creek - "Your Revolution" Reverend Hooch - "Gray Skies" Molly Cottrell - "Fellow Travelers" Wendy Woo - "Wide Awake and Dreaming" Wendy Woo Band - "Drunk in Love" Carmen Sandim Sextet - "Sampa"
Sauna - Glitter Party A. Tom Collins - Vice Sins and Lovers King Mob - Body Mind Pina Chulada - Smiling Dog Fingers of the Sun - Heaven Only Knows Master Chain Gang of 1974 - Undercover (Force Publique Remix) Fingers of the Sun - Heaven Only Knows Master Fissure Mystic - Fairy Scream Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Hold On Turvey Organ - Bright Lights from Watered Watercoloured Skies Pacific Pride - Yankee Soda School Knights - Cliques Night of Joy - Take Me To Your Dealer The Manxx - Philosophy Glass Hits - Delirium Heights Bad Weather California - Needle & the Spoon Nobody's Indians - River Twist Pictureplane - Cyclical Cyclical (Mystic Bummer Remix) Peddahblak - Make it Funky Modern Witch - Supermoon Snubluck - Nightosphere Junior Low - Bloodlust Fellow Citizens - Black Circle/Sky King Vitamins - No Notion of Everything Only Whatever is What
The Elements - Love Has No Master Billy & Liza - Sweet Tender Lovin' Breck Alan - A Man & His Beautiful Wife Wes Hamil - Reunion Wadirum - Curious Reverend Zen - Magdalena Raz - When You Fall In Love Mack Bailey - Choose Your Attitude Just Jinger - Time Of Your Life Ted Mentry - Carlita Xiren - Invisible Hero Plain and Simple - Troubled Times
Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads
While Lady Gaga came out strong a few weeks ago with Born This Way, her album has been losing traction at most stores, making way for discs like Bon Iver's new self-titled album at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout, and Tech N9NE's All 6's & 7's at Independent Records while Battles' Glass Drop came in first at Wax Trax.
01. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
02. Junior Boys - It's All True
03. The Black Dahlia Murder - Ritual
04. The Head & The Heart - The Head & The Heart
05. Cults - Cults
06. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome
07. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
08. Gregory Alan Isakov - This Empty Northern Hemisphere
09. Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky - Red Houset
10. Bootsy Collins - Tha Funk Capital of the World
01. Tech N9NE - All 6's & 7's
02. Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel
03. Adele - 21
04. Jagged Edge - Remedy
05. Jill Scott - Light of the Sun
06. E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Overtime/Graveyard
07. Dayton Family - Charges of Indicment
08. Amanda Hawkins - Who is Jane Doed?
09. LMFAO - Sorry For Party Rocking
10. Pitbull - Planet Pit
01. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
02. Neil Young - A Treasure
03. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
04. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
05. Adele - 21
06. Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs
07. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator
08. Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down
09. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome
10. My Morning Jacket - Circuital
01. Battles - Gloss Drop
02. Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See
03. Bon Iver -Bon Iver
04. Black Lips - Arabia Mountain
05. Lady Gaga - Born This Way
06. Paper Bird - Carry On
07. Reatards- Teenage Hate
08. Oneida- Absolute II
09. Young Widows- In and Out of Youth and Light
10. Various Artists- Rocky Mountain Low
01. Florence & the Machine - "You've Got the Love" (Mark Knight mix)
02. Oliver $ - "Doin' Ya Thang" (original mix)
03. Truelove - "Rock the Casbah" (original mix)
04. Nadia Ali & Starkillers - "Pressure" (Alesso mix)
05. Jonathan Mendelsohn - "Walking Away" (Mode CK mix)
06. Joris Voorn - "Together" (original mix)
07. Pryda - "Mirage" (original mix)
08. Fedde Le Grand - "Metrum" (original club mix)
09. Eddie Thoneick - "Stronger" (Stronger Club Mix)
10. Zedd - "Dovregrubben" (original mix)
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