Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In September, Zac Brown is due at Red Rocks, followed by Jay-Z and Kanye West at the Pepsi Center and Neon Indian at the Bluebird in October. On local radio, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Flashlights and King Mob got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, Rose Hill Drive continued to do well at Twist & Shout and Albums on the Hill, while 311 claimed the top spot at Independent. Click through for a full rundown.
This Just In: New Concerts and On-sale Dates
As reported yesterday, Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne tour is slated to make a stop at the Pepsi Center on Monday, October 10. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 8, the same day the album of the same name is set to drop.
Georgia-based, Grammy-winning country act Zac Brown Band hits Red Rocks on Monday, September 5. Reserved and general admission tickets ($44.50-$59.50) go on sale Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m.
Neon Indian, who will release Era Extraña this fall, comes to the Bluebird Theater with Com Truise and Purity Ring on Monday, October 10. Tickets (15.50 advance $17 day of show) go on sale Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m.
Greensky Bluegrass: Sat., Oct. 29, 9 p.m., $16/$20. Lei'd Back Tour: Featuring Iration, Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Through The Roots, Wed., Oct. 26, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Yngwei Malmsteen: Sun., Oct. 23, 8 p.m., $29.50/$35. Neon Indian: With Com Truise and Purity Ring, Mon., Oct. 10, 8 p.m., $15.50/$17. Mike Pinto: Thu., Sept. 15, 8 p.m., $13.50/$15.
Amon Tobin: ISAM: Tue., Oct. 18, 7 p.m., $26.75.
Skrillex: With Skream & Benga, Nero, 12th Planet, Two Fresh and Nadastrom, Mon., Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m., $27.95-$40. So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2011: Featuring finalists from the show including Caitlynn, Clarice, Jess, Jordan, Marko, Melanie, Mitchell, Ricky, Sasha and Tadd, Mon., Oct. 24.
Blue Scholars: With Bambu, Thu., Oct. 20, $15-$17. Jean Grae: With DJ Mr. Len and The Lady Wu, Thu., Sept. 8, 8:30 p.m., $13-$16. Mac Miller: With Casey Veggies & The Come up, Sat., Oct. 22, 8:30 p.m., $22. Alexi Murdoch: Wed., Oct. 26, 8:30 p.m., $20/$25. Two Fresh: Fri., Aug. 26, 8:30 p.m., $13-$16. Whiskey Blanket: Sat., Oct. 1, 8:30 p.m., $10/$12.
Edstanley: With A Vast Eclipse (AVE), 2 Times Elevated, Lost Point, Break and Through Beautiful, Fri., Aug. 26, 8 p.m., $8.50/$10. Pressure Point: With Sin Fix, Beyond Influence, Bum Down Valor and Sublingual, Sat., Aug. 6, 8 p.m.
The Constellations: Mon., Aug. 15, 8 p.m. Maren Parusel: With Number Station and Firemouth, Wed., Aug. 3, 8 p.m.
Baaba Maal: Thu., Oct. 13.
Krum Bums: Tue., Aug. 30. Rocky Votolato: Fri., Oct. 21.Mon., Oct. 31. Warbringer:
Sat., Sept. 17, $7/$10.Matt the Electrician:
With Shaky Molars, Fri., Aug. 26, 9 p.m., $5.Sworn Enemys:
With Valedictorian, Branden Abyeta, Spaceships and Mad Trees, Fri., Aug. 5, $5.
With First Aid Kit, Fri., Nov. 11, 9 p.m., $28.50/$32.Mac Miller:
With People Under the Stairs, Sun., Oct. 23, 8 p.m., $22.50/$25.Trentemøller:
Fri., Oct. 21, 9 p.m., $22.VibeSquaD:
Sat., Sept. 24, 9 p.m., $18.
Kanye West & Jay-Z:
Mon., Oct. 10.
Zac Brown Band:
Mon., Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m., $44.50-$59.50.
Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson:
Featuring Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz, Fri., Aug. 19.Thrice:
Sun., Oct. 30.
California Guitar Trio:
With Fareed Haque, Sat., Oct. 29, 8 p.m., $22.Reed Foehl:
With the Haunted Windchimes, Sat., Sept. 10, 8 p.m., $15Harry Tuft (CD release):
With Rich Moore, Mollie O'Brien and Janet Feder, Sat., Oct. 1, 8 p.m., $18.Corinne West & Kelly Joe Phelps:
Fri., Sept. 30.
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
Fierce Bad Rabbit - "Everything's Alright" Centennial - "You Don't Get to Say" Host Club - "If You Ask" Carbon Choir - "Love in Third Person" Swayback - "Die Finks" Knew - "Yellow Moon" Dub Skin - "Calm Before the Storm" Seismic Event - "Lion Tamer" Genre Theory - "Alone" Lola Black - "Barracho" Look Our Hero - "I Like to Play"
Yo, Flaco! "American Music" Lord of Word and The Disciples of Bass "Rise" Dave Sonner "Be Sure" Lindsey O'Brien Band "Night Voice" Brock Gleeson Band "Butter Cream" Fox Street Allstars "Somebody In the World For You" Kevin Dooley "Moonlight Highway" Great American Taxi "One of These Days" Megan Burtt "It Ain't Love" Acoustic Junction "Oh Me Oh My" My Body Sings Electric "Step Into the Light" Speakeasy, Tiger "Awake" The H2 BIG BAND "Blue Brews" Martha's Wake "Kisses From The Sun" Sugarloaf "Myra Myra" Hickman Dalton Gang "Wildcard" Gary Bragg "She Canceled the Cable" Melanie Susuras Band "Faithful Follower II" Beats Noir! "Not For You" Rose Hill Drive "Telepathic" Snake Rattle Rattle Snake "Break the Same" Rob Roper "Me" Zach Heckendorf "The Cool Down" Jami Lunde "Some Place Tonight" Otis Taylor "Hands On Your Stomach" Brad Goode "Nightengale"
Captain Ahab - Little Hands - The Aneurysms - Mate Acid Quest - Ketamine Dream Happy Jawbone - Fireflies Made of Dust School Knights - Lunch Money Crab Cannon - 1945 Sauna - Sun Godlazer - Garbage Plate Alphabets - In It Through It Lil Internet - Rhinoceropolis Anthem Mystic Bummer - Rippin the Curl (Couch Surfin Survival) Mystic Bummer - Cylical Cylical King Mob - Take My Hand, I'm Changing Modern Witch - Supermoon Flashlights - New Hampshire
Scott Von - Love Is A Mess Jenn Cleary - Sun Don't Shine The Woodies - She Caught The Katy Champagne Breakfast - Best For You Sonic Orchid - I Just Wanna Know Curly 'No Shoes' Jr. - You Ain't The One For Me Oil Spill - Angels On The Roof Billy & Liza - Sweet Tender Lovin' Mr. David Booker - Fat Man Blues Jill Stevenson - This Time Around John Quill - Anybody's Choice Ten Tiers - Don's Club Tavern
Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads
Boulder's Rose Hill Drive took the top spot at Albums on the Hill and the second spot at Twist & the Shout with its new record, Americana. 311's Universal Pulse, released last week on ATO Records, debuted at the number slot at Independent Records, while coming sixth at Albums on the Hill. Adele's 21 moved to back to the top at Twist & Shout.
01. Rose Hill Drive - Americana
02. Portugal.The Man - In the Mountain In the Cloud
03. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest
04. Alkaline Trio - Damnesia
05. Gomez - Whatever's On Your Mind
06. 311 - Universal Pulse
07. Jolie Holland & the Grand Chandeliers - Pint of Blood
08. Springdale Quartet - Noisefactory
09. Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs
10. Praxis - Preparation For a Coming Darkness
01. 311 - Universal Pulse
02. DJ Khaled - We the Best Forever
03. Kottonmouth Kings - Sunrise Sessions
04. Tech N9NE - All 6's & 7's
05. Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel
06. Incubus - If Not Now When?
07. Big Sean - Finall Famous: The Album
08. Adele - 21
09. Project Pat - Loud Pack
10. Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers
01. Adele - 21
02. Rose Hill Drive - Americana
03. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
04. Gillian Welch - Harrow & the Harvest
05. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator
06. Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs
07. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
08. Kasey Chambers - Little Bird
09. John Butler - Live at Red Rocks
10. Incubus - If Not Now When?
01. Florence & the Machine - "You've Got the Love" (Mark Knight mix)
02. Jon Rundell - "Knick Knack" (original mix)
03. Deetron - "Starblazer" (original mix)
04. Arty - "Around the World" (original mix)
05. Mogua & Afrojack - "Bangduck" (Mogui remix)
06. Butch - "Big Futt" (original mix)
07. Oliver $ - "Doin' Ya Thang" (original mix)
08. Mord Fustang - "Magic Trooper" (original mix)
09. Alex Kenji, Starkillers, Nadia Ali - "Pressure" (Alesso mix)
10. Joey Negro, Z Factor, Luigi Rocca - "Keep on Jumpin'" (Luigi Rocca mix)