Denver's summer concert season is proving to be every bit as hot as anticipated, and the fall is shaping up to be just as heated with new dates from Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and E-40, who are due back in town at the end of August, followed by Rascal Flatts in September, Dinosaur Jr. in October and Morrisey and Jackson Browne in November. Page down for the full rundown on this week's new show announcements, as well as local radio playlists and the area's top album sellers.
See Also: • Jane's Addiction, Swans, Aaron Freeman lead this week's shows • Gotye, Silversun Pickups, 3OH!3, Matisyahu and Justin Bieber lead this week's shows • Rise Against, Peter Gabriel, Ben Harper, Passion Pit, Alabama Shakes lead new shows • Leonard Cohen, Big Gigantic, Big K.R.I.T. and Thurston Moore lead new shows • Nicki Minaj, My Morning Jacket and Michael Kiwanuka lead new shows • Die Antwoord, Jack White and Five Finger Death Punch lead new shows • Dispatch, Thievery Corporation, Chautauqua and Arvada Center summer lineups
This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates
Former Smiths frontman Morrissey performs greatest hits from his catalogue as well as new, unreleased tunes at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Saturday, November 3. Kristeen Young opens the show. Tickets ($39.50-$75) for this one also go on sale this Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m.
Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and E-40 headline the KS Classic at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre on Friday, August 24. Tickets ($25-$100) go on sale this Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m.
Dinosaur Jr. is coming to the Bluebird Theater on Monday, October 15. Tickets ($25-$30) go on sale this Saturday, June 23 at 10 a.m. M. Ward, touring in support of his latest effort, A Wasteland Companion, will be at the Boulder Theater on Friday, August 25. Tickets ($32/$35) go on sale this Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m.
Jackson Browne brings his acoustic tour to the Paramount Theatre on Wednesday, November 14. Playing guitar and piano, Browne will perform songs from his entire body of work, with varying set lists each night of the tour. Singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins opens. Tickets ($49.50-$99.50) also go on sale this Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m.
Finally, Rascal Flatts has announced a date at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge on Saturday, September 8. Tickets ($25-$65) go on sale this Saturday, June 23 at 10 a.m.
Dinosaur Jr: Mon., Oct. 15, 9 p.m., $25/$30. Donna the Buffalo: Thu., Aug. 9, 9 p.m., $23.50/$28. Good Gravy: Thu., Aug. 30, 9 p.m., $10/$15. STRFKR: With Onuinu, Sat., Oct. 27, 9 p.m., $15/$17.
Ethan Bortnick: With Kidz Bop Live!, Sun., Aug. 5, 6 p.m., $24.50-$49.50. M. Ward: Sat., Aug. 25, 9 p.m., $32/$35. The Motet: Performing Parliament-Funkadelic, Wed., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., $25/$30. A Tribute to Herbie Hancock: Featuring members of the Motet & Big Gigantic: Dominic Lalli, Dave Watts, Joey Porter, Garrett Sayers & Dan Schwindt, Fri., July 27, 8 p.m., $10.
The KS Classic: With Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40 and more, Fri., Aug. 24, 7 p.m., $25-$100. Rascal Flatts: With Little Big Town, Eli Young Band & Edens Edge, Sat., Sept. 8, 7 p.m., $25-$65.
Morrissey: With Kristeen Young, Sat., Nov. 3, 8 p.m., $39.50-$75.
Legitimate Front: With Dechen Hawk, Sat., Aug. 25, $12.95. Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers: Fri., Aug. 31, 8:30 p.m., $10/$12. Shakedown Street: Performing Cornell University 5/8/77, Fri., Aug. 17, 8:30 p.m., $12/$14.
Benefit for Josh Lee: With eldren and the Epilogues, Fri., June 29, 9 p.m., $10. Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler: With Abby Jordan., Wed., July 11, 8 p.m., $22. Morbid Angel: With Dark Funeral and Grave, Sun., Oct. 7, 7 p.m., $24/$27. Summergrind: With Leftover Crack, the Dwarves, Polkadot Cadaver, Stolen Babies, Potato Pirates, Frontside Five, Synthetic Elements, Speedwolf and more, Sat., Sept. 1, 4 p.m., $20/$40. Thee Oh Sees: With Ty Segall, Thu., Sept. 13, 9 p.m., $13/$16.
Fang Island: With Zechs Marquise, Wed., Aug. 1, 9 p.m., $10.50/$15.
DJ Paul Anthony: Sun., July 15, 8 p.m., $5. Rehab: With Moonshine Bandits, Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m., $14/$16. William Eillott Whitmore: Thu., Oct. 4. Within the Ruins: With Molotov Solution, Erra and Adestria, Mon., July 23, 7:30 p.m., $10.
The Motet: Performing Parliament-Funkadelic, Fri., Oct. 26, 9 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 27, 9 p.m., $25.75/2-day $45. Ryan Bingham: Sat., Sept. 29, 8 p.m., $25.
Alice Cooper: Fri., Nov. 23, 8 p.m., $39.50-$55. Jackson Browne: With Sara Watkins, Wed., Nov. 14, 8 p.m., $49.50-$99.50.
Allstar Weekend: With Honor Society and Alex Goot, Sun., July 29, 5:30 p.m., $20.
Jackopierce: Fri., Aug. 31, 8 p.m., $25-$35. Tony Lucca: With Justin Hopkins, Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $15. The Tubes: Featuring Fee Waybill, Thu., Oct. 25, 8 p.m., $25-$32.50.
We're currently tracking the playlists from a number of different shows, including KTCL's Locals Only*, 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 this week.
Bop Skizzum - "Heavy Petting" Wheelchair Sports Camp - "Where We All Live" Convalescents - "She's a Gun" Fulcrum - "Princess" Cobary Jam - "Back in Action" Rose Hill Drive - "Psychoanalyst" Viretta - "Take It Down" Tommy & Tangerines - "Sam I Am" Wendy Woo Band - "Knowledge" Carbon Choir - "Love in Third Person" Buntron Smith - "Invitation"
Big Head Todd & The Monsters "Happiness Is" Rebel Tongue "Do For Love" Charlotte Sass "Not Alone" String Cheese Incident "Wake Up" Lumineers "Big Parade" Bonnie and the Beard "Open Water" The Congress "Distance" Railbenders "Whiskey Drinkin' Man" 12 Cents for Marvin "Social Suicide" Mesita "In A Life After" Danielle Ate the Sandwich "Faith In a Man" Chris Daniels & the Kings "Biggest Heartache on the Block" Leftover Salmon "Walkin Shoes" Shirley "4th of July" The Samples "Here and Somewhere Else" Drew Emmitt "Take the Long Way Home" Soundrabbit "September" The Jekylls "What I Want" The Heyday "Good Old Days" Coles Whalen "Paper Airplane" Hello Kavita "Colorado" The Say So "Safe to Say I'm a Mess" The Apples in Stereo "Nobody But You" SuCh (Su Charles) "Mesmerized" Spoke In Wordz "Sugar Pills" El Toro de la Muerte "Things In My Head" Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra "Zen and the Art of Samba"
Rey Feo - "Drive" Restless Heart - "Yesterday's News" Homebrew - "Fandango In Paris" Linda Purdy - "Radio Man Blues" Reverend Zen - "Don't Try To Tell Me" Double Down - "Whiskey Driver" Johnny Rhino Project - "Tired Of The Blues" Stoned Emotion - "Always Losing" Pairadeux - "Til I Surrender" Uman - "The Way To Peace" Bill Wright Band - "Cry Baby Sally" Cup A Jo - "On My Mind"
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