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Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows

While things are slowing down a bit somewhat with summer concert announcements, the fall show season is beginning to shape up nicely with new shows from (updated) Mumford & Sons, a trio of dates with Brother Ali in October, as well as the Melvins Lite and Henry Rollins in September and an October date with Los Lobos frontman David Hidalgo and guitarist Marc Ribot. 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.

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This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates

Mumford & Sons are due for a pair of Colorado dates on Tuesday, August 28 at Red Rocks and Saturday, September 1 at Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival. Presale tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon via the band's website, while the public onsale is this Friday, June 29.

Brother Ali, who was arrested last week at an Occupy Homes protest in Minneapolis, returns to the area for three shows: Thursday, October 11 at the Aggie Theatre ($15 tickets go on sale Friday, June 29), Friday, October 12 at the Bluebird ($20/$25 tickets go on sale on Saturday, June 30) and Saturday, October 13 at the Fox Theatre ($15/$18 tickets go on sale on Friday, June 29).

Henry Rollins visits the Paramount Theatre on Friday, September 21 as part of his election season Capitalism Tour that hits all fifty state capitals, starting September 6 in Honolulu and wrapping on the eve of the Presidential election at the 9:30 Club in the nation's capital. Tickets ($25-$34.50) go on sale on Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m.

Melvins Lite, a trio version of the Melvins that includes King Buzzo, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn (of Mr. Bungle and Fantomas), hits the Bluebird Theater on Wednesday, September 12, as part of a fifty-state tour. The trio also just released Freak Puke on the Ipecac imprint.

Los Lobos' frontman David Hildago and guitarist Marc Ribot, who's played a ton of folks including Tom Waits and Elvis Costello, team up for a show at the L2 Arts and Culture Center on Tuesday, October 23. Tickets ($30/$32) go on sale tomorrow, June 27 at 10 a.m.

Visit our newly revamped concert calendar for a complete rundown of all Denver/Boulder area concerts.


Brother Ali: Blank Tape Beloved, Homeboy Sandman, DJ Sosa, The ReMINDers, Thu., October 11, $15


Alejandro Escovedo and The Sensitive Boys: With Jesse Malin, Tue., Aug. 28, 8 p.m., $23/$25. Brother Ali: With Blank Tape Beloved, Homeboy Sandman with DJ Sosa and The ReMINDers, Fri., Oct. 12, 9 p.m., $20/$25. Churchill: Sat., Sept. 29, 9 p.m., $10/$15. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: Tue., Aug. 28, 8 p.m., $20/$25. Melvins Lite: Wed., Sept. 12, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Washed Out: Wed., Aug. 8, 8 p.m., $22.50/$25.


Dr. Dog: With Cotton Jones, Tue., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., $17.50/$20. Old 97's: Mon., Sept. 10, 7 p.m., $20/$23.


Allen Stone: Wed., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., $15.50. Brother Ali: With Blank Tape Beloved, Homeboy Sandman, DJ Sosa and The Reminders, Sat., Oct. 13, 8:30 p.m., $15/$18. Hot Soup: With Lo' Down on the Mothership, Sat., Aug. 18, 8:30 p.m., $8.


Calibrate Me: With Fulcrum, Rue, Taking Canyon, Sat., July 21, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Golden Ticket: Faces Of Radio, Synergy, Avenues & Reservoirs, Wed., July 4, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Sublingual: With Coupstick, Any Known Sin, Reskewd, Metalstorm, Sat., Aug. 11, 8 p.m., $8/$10. Zapp Band: Sat., Aug. 4, 8 p.m., $25/$30.


Little Hurricane: With In the Whale and Bellowers, Wed., Aug. 8, 9 p.m., $10. Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles: With Lindsay and the Lost Caravan, Sun., Aug. 5, 9 p.m., $8. Stang Gappa: With Wandering Natives, Sat., July 28, 9 p.m., $6.


Champagne Champagne: With the Knux, Sat., Sept. 8, 9 p.m., $12/$15. Gardens & Villa: Sat., Sept. 22, 9 p.m., $10/$13. I Break Horses: Sun., Sept. 9, 9 p.m., $11/$13. Paperhead: Tue., July 31, 9 p.m., $8/$10. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake: Sun., Aug. 5, 2 p.m., $10/$13. ZZ Ward: Sat., July 21, 9 p.m., $10/$15.


David Hidalgo and Marc Ribot: Tue., Oct. 23, 8 p.m., $30/$32.


Alexz Johnson: With Reviving Cecilia, Von Grey, Fri., Aug. 10, 9 p.m., $10-$12/VIP Meet & Greet $25. Black Square: With the A-OKs and Dendrites, Thu., Aug. 2, 9 p.m., $5. Dimmer Switch: With Lost Direction, Quantum Force, Vivid Fation, Sat., July 14, 9 p.m., $7. The Namesakes: With Pikes, Transverse Waves, Sat., July 21, 9 p.m., $5. Polarization: With Mouth of the Serpent, Wed., Aug. 8, 9 p.m., $5/$7. Redline Chemistry: With Otherwise, Cruz, Stars of Boulevard, Tue., July 24, 9 p.m., $10/$13


Henry Rollins: Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m., $25-$34.50.


Mumford & Sons: Tuesday, August 28, 8 p.m.


Circa Survive: With Touche Amore, Balance and Composure and O'Brother, Tue., Oct. 16, $20/$22.


Abigail Washburn: Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $22/$24 Hot Club of Cowtown: Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m., $20/$22. Jim Kweskin: Sat., Nov. 3, 8 p.m., $20/$22.

Page down for this week's Local Radio Playlists

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.


Overcasters - "Storm of Crows" Reno Divorce - "Lover's Leap" Modern Ruin - "Into the Sound" Places - "Doesn't Matter What I Say" Beats Noir - "Is This the End..." MTHDS - "Party" Matt Nasi Band - "Measure" Katy McAllister - "High Horse" Trixie Fender - "I'm Loving Me" Genre Theory - "Alone" Elway - "Passing Days" Last Castrato - "Body in the Basement"


Mickey Gasbarre & His Secret Band - I'll Be Around Erica Brown Band - The Weight Nation - And Your Bird Can Sing David Booker - Your Feets Too Big KanaWormz - Spirit In The Sky Mickey Gasbarre & Justin Horenstein - Nature's Way Rise - Imagine Chris Daniels & The Kings - Mama Told Me Not To Come Michael Monroe - Peace Train Tempa & The Tantrums - Chain Of Fools Interstate Cowboy - Take The A Train Reed Foehl - Turn Your Lights Down Low

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, Fiona Apple's first album in seven years, took the top spots at Albums on the Hill, Independent Records and Twist and Shout while Beach House's latest effort, Bloom, came in first at Wax Trax.


01. Fiona Apple - Idler Wheel
02. Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now?
03. Dr. Dog - Fate
04. Gregory Alan Isakov - This Empty Northern Hemisphere
05. Broken Water - Tempest
06. Of Monsters & Men - My Head is an Animal
07. Patrick Dethlefs - Fall and Rise
08. Guided by Voices - Class Clown Spots A UFO
09. Xavier Rudd - Spirit Bird
10. The Dandy Warhols - This Machine


01. Fiona Apple - Idler Wheel
02. Dirty Heads - Cabin by the Sea
03. Usher - Looking 4 Myself
04. Justin Beiber - Believe
05. E-40 - Block Brochure Volumes 1, 2 &3
06. Stevie Stone - Rollin' Stone
07. Waka Flocka Flame - Triple F Life
08. Gotye - Making Mirrors
09. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday.. Roman Reloaded
10. Whitechapel - Whitechapel


01. Fiona Apple - Idler Wheel
02. O'Brien Party of 7 - Reincarnation
03. Jack White - Blunderbuss
04. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
05. Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
06. Lumineers - Lumineers
07. Glen Hansard - Rhythm & Repose
08. Neil Young - Americana
09. Grace Potter - Lion The Beast The Beat
10. Sigur Ros - Valtari


01. Beach House - Bloom
02. Off! - Off!
03. Sleep - Dopesmoker
04. Lungfish - ACR 1999
05. Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal
06. Speedwolf - Ride With Death
07. Bouncing Souls - Comet
08. Sigur Ros - Valtari
09. Ministry - Relapse
10. Melvins Lite - Freak Puke


01. Avicii, Lenny Kravitz - "Superlove" (original mix)
02. Steve Angello, Max Vangeli, AN21 - "H8RS" (original mix)
03. Nicky Romero, ZROQ - "WTF!?" (original club mix)
04. Lee Cabrera, Thomas Gold, DJ PP - "Shake It (Move a Little Closer)" (DJ PP 2012 Terrace mix)
05. Keane, Alesso - "Silenced by the Night" (Alesso remix)
06. EDX, John Williams - "Give It Up for the Love" (original mix)
07. Sander Van Doorn - "Nothing Inside" (original mix)
08. Basto - "I Rave You" (original mix)
09. Phunk Investigation - "Critical" (original mix)
10. Finnebassen - "Touching Me" (original mix)


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