Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

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Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, INXS is coming to the Ogden in July, Lil Wayne's coming to Comfort Dental in August and Steve Earle is due at the Ogden in September. On local radio, Force Publique, Signal Path and Bop Skizzum got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, Lady Gaga dominated, while the Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 continues to sell at Albums on the Hill. Click through for a full rundown.

This Just In: New Concerts and On-sale Dates

As previously announced, Lil Wayne is coming to the Comfort Dental Amphitheatre on Tuesday, August 30, as part of KS1075's Back to School Jam, with Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement and Lloyd. Tickets (reserved $49.75-$89.75, lawn $29.75) go on sale Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m.

Steve Earle, who just released I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive with the Dukes (and Duchesses) featuring Allison Moorer, is slated to stop by the Ogden Theatre on Friday, September 23. Tickets for that one go on sale this Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m.

Well before that, INXS is due at the Ogden Theatre on Monday, July 25, as part of its tour in support of Original Sin , which includes a number or reworked hits with guests like Tricky, Ben Harper and John Mayer. Tickets ($50) for this show also go on sale this Saturday, June 4. Here's a rundown of other recently added shows that are either on sale now or go on sale this week.

Bluebird Theater 3OH!3: Thu., July 28, 8 p.m., $9.33. Eric Johnson: Fri., July 22, 8 p.m., $35-$40. The Movement: With Pacific Dub, Wed., July 27. Nekromantix: With the Brains, Wed., Sept. 28, 8 p.m., $14-$17. The Say So Crazies: With the Namesakes, Fri., June 24, 8:30 p.m., $8/$10.

Boulder Theater Asleep at the Wheel: Sun., July 24, 7 p.m., $25-$40.

Colorado State Fair The Band Perry: Sat., Aug. 27, 7 p.m., $22/$28. The Beach Boys: Sat., Sept. 3, 8 p.m., $30/$35. Selena Gomez & the Scene: Sat., Sept. 3, 8 p.m., $30/$35. Engelbert Humperdinck: Wed., Aug. 31, 8 p.m., $25/$30. Little Big Town: Fri., Aug. 26. Los Lobos: Sun., Sept. 4, 4 p.m., $15/$20. Martina McBride: Thu., Sept. 1, 8 p.m., $35/$40.

Comfort Dental Amphitheatre Lil Wayne: With Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement and Lloyd, Tue., Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m., $29.75-$89.75. Fillmore Auditorium Explosions in the Sky: Tue., Sept. 13, 8 p.m., $25-$30. 1STBANK Center Judas Priest: With Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy, Sat., Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m., $45-$65. Yo Gabba Gabba: Tue., Nov. 8, 5 p.m.

Fox Theatre Dead Floyd: Sat., July 16, 8:30 p.m., $5/$8. Doomtree: Thu., June 30, 8:30 p.m., $14/$16. Octopus Nebula: With Hathbanger (Robotic Pirate Monkey) and Candyman (Slim Thugz), Sat., June 18, 9:30 p.m., $20/$23. Papadosio: With Damn Right, Thu., Aug. 25, 8:30 p.m., $12.50/$15.

Gothic Theatre Undercover (CD release): With Kill Paradise, Fri., July 29.

hi-dive Typhoon: Wed., Aug. 10, $10.

Larimer Lounge YOB and Dark Castle: Tue., July 5, 8 p.m., $10.75.

Marquis Theater Slaughter Survivors Tour: With Conducting From the Grave, the Contortionist, Scale the Summit, Rings of Saturn, Volumes and Structures, Mon., Aug. 15, 6 p.m., $12/$15

Ogden Theatre Blue October: With iamdynamite, Sun., Sept. 25, 8 p.m., $35. Steve Earle & the Dukes (and Duchesses): Featuring Allison Moorer, Fri., Sept. 23, 8 p.m., $25. Infected Mushroom: Sat., Nov. 5. INXS: Mon., July 25, 8 p.m., $50/$55.

Soiled Dove Underground John Oates: Fri., July 22. The Tubes: Fri., July 8.

Summit Music Hall Slaughter Survivors Tour: With Conducting From the Grave, the Contortionist, Scale the Summit, Rings of Saturn, Volumes and Structures, Mon., Aug. 15, 6 p.m., $12/$15.

Click through for this week's Local Radio Playlists

Dialed In: 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 unavailable


Eric Forsyth "Flannel Shirts & Boat Shoes" Rorey Carroll "Mama Was Right" Force Publique "Tarnished" Signal Path "That's What they Tell Me" Molina Soleil & Aju "Da Indies" The String Cheese Incident "Outside and Inside" Railbenders "Whiskey Rain" The Lovely & Talented "Death of The Lover" Selina Albright "You and I" Bop Skizzum "Brass In Pocket" The Samples "Close to the Fires" The Motet "Afrotech" Zephyr "I Am Not Surprised" Sherri Jackson "Tell Me" Rob Roper "Misfit" Roger Green "John Lennon" American Tomahawk "Sunshine People" Bob Rea "Platinum Dream" Finnders and Youngberg "I'll Never Be Free" Leftover Salmon "Woody Guthrie" Churchill "Miles" Dianne Reeves "Fascinating Rhythm" Dianne Reeves "What A Little Moonlight Can Do" Peter Sommer "Looks Like This"


Modern Witch - In Your Eyes Hindershot - It's Only Blood - It's Only Blood EP Force Publique - The Open Cold The Vicious Women - Untitled Manthrob - Smokes Hideous Men - Dream Scene Snubluck - Little Drop of Poison Iuengliss/Tommy Metz - Follow the Rain The Chain Gang of 1974 - Undercover (Twin Shadow Remix) Snake Mountain - Don't Surf Zombie Beach FRRNS - Ferns


Zuba - Planet Of Love Wadirum - Curious The Elements - Love Has No Master Cary Fly Band - Carry Me Down Little Hercules - Losin' Its Soul Wes Hamil - Vision Song MojoMama - Take It Or Leave It Victor Towle - Free To Be Me Reed Foehl - The Remedy Stoned Emotion - Love Kathie Baillie - All Fall Down Just Jinjer - Time Of Your Life

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Moving Units: Top Sellers, Week Ending 5/29/11

Unsurprisingly, Lady Gaga's new album, Born This Way, debuted at the number one at both Independent Records and Twist & Shout, while the Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, continued its reign as the top seller last week at Albums on the Hill.

01. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
02. Stephen Marley - Revelation Pt. 1: The Root of Life
03. Various Artists - I Love Dubstep
04. Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin'
05. Cunninlynquists - Oneirology
06. Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down
07. Bootsy Collins - Tha Funk Capitol of the World
08. DeVotchKa - 100 Lovers
09. Bell X1 - Bloodless Cup
10. Boris - Attention Please

01. Lady Gaga - Born This Way
02. Adele - 21
03. MMG Presents - Self Made V.1
04. Foster the People - Torches
05. Chris Brown - F.A.M.E.
06. E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Overtime/Graveyard
07. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
08. Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers
09. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
10. Seether - Holding Onto Strings Better Left Frayed

01. Lady Gaga - Born This Way
02. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
03. Adele - 21
04. Warren Haynes - Man in Motion
05. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
06. Ben Harper - Give Till It's Gone
07. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rope
08. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
09. Radiohead - King of Limbs
10. Foster the People - Torches

01. Oliver $ - "Doin' Ya Thang" (original mix)
02. Federico Scavo - "Hotfingers" (original mix)
03. R3hab & Afrojack - "Prutataa" (original mix)
04. Swedish House Mafia - "Save the World" (extended mix)
05. Truelove - "Rock the Casbah" (original mix)
06. Hypster - "The Uprising" (original mix)
07. Bingo Players - "Cry (Just a Little)" (original club mix)
08. Gramophonedzie and Joey Negro - "No Sugar featuring Shea Soul" ( club mix)
09. Bassjackers - "Mush, Mush" (original mix)
10. Alan Fitzpatrick & Adam Beyer - "Human Reason" (original mix)


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