New Denver concerts: Hot Tuna, the Bad Plus, Funky Good Times Benefit, tickets on sale now

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Hot Tuna, featuring former Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, returns to the Oriental on Sunday, February 23; tickets are $30 and on sale now. The Bad Plus are due at Dazzle on Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24. Tickets are $25 and on sale now. Mountain Sun hosts its annual Funky Good Times benefit show at the Boulder Theater on Saturday, February 1. This year's line-up includes George Porter Jr., Kyle Hollingsworth and John Staten. Tickets are $25 and on sale now. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, what songs were played on local radio this past week, and what's selling at local record stores.

See also: All upcoming concerts in our constantly updated Denver Concert Calendar



JAS Aspen Snowmass: Featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and John Boutté, Thu., June 19 JAS Aspen Snowmass: Featuring Diana Krall, Fri., June 20. JAS Aspen Snowmass: Featuring Steve Winwood, Sat., June 21 JAS Aspen Snowmass: Featuring Tony Bennett with special guest Antonia Bennett, Sat., June 28


Abandon All Ships: With The Browning, My Ticket Home, I Am King, Tue., Feb. 25, $13/$15.


Mountain Sun Funky Good Times Benefit: With George Porter Jr., Kyle Hollingsworth, John Staten, Sat., Feb. 1, 8:30 p.m., $25. The Pink Floyd Experience: Thu., March 13.


The Bad Plus: Tue., April 29, 7 & 9 p.m.; Wed., April 30, 7 & 9 p.m., $25. Bill Charlap Trio: Thu., March 13, 7 & 9 p.m.; Fri., March 14, $12-$28. Christian McBride Trio: Fri., March 7, 7 & 9 p.m.; Sat., March 8, 7 & 9 p.m., $22-$25. Donny McCaslin Trio: Fri., March 21, 7 & 9 p.m.; Sat., March 22, 7 & 9 p.m., $12-$20. Eliane Elias: Tue., Feb. 18, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 19, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m., $35. Joe Lovano Us 5: Sat., April 26, 7 & 9 p.m.; Sun., April 27, 6 & 8 p.m., $35. Nicholas Payton XXX: Featuring Vicente Archer and Joe Dyson, Thu., Feb. 20, 7 & 9 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 21, 7 & 9 p.m., $15-$25. Rene Marie: Sat., April 5, 7 & 9 p.m.; Sun., April 6, 6 & 8 p.m., $26.


The Magic Beans: Sat., March 1. Technicolor Tone Factory: Fri., Feb. 7.


Charlie Parr: With Betse Ellis (of the Wilders), Sat., March 29, 9 p.m., $10. Lost in the Trees: Sun., March 30, 9 p.m., $10.


Weekend: Tue., April 1, $10/$12. The Weeks: Wed., Feb. 26, 9 p.m., $10/$12.


Bad Suns: Thu., Jan. 30, 7 p.m., $9.33/$12. Bloodoath: Sun., Jan. 26, $10. Deafheaven: With SubRosa, Sun., Feb. 23, 8 p.m., $12/$14. Dresses and Cumulus: Sat., Feb. 8, 7 p.m., $8/$10. James Durbin: With Kelley James, Wed., Feb. 12, 8 p.m., $16.50/$18. Kataklysm: With Aborted, Mon., April 21, 7 p.m., $15. Paradise Fears: With Sunderland, Fri., Feb. 28, $25. Royal Teeth: With Chappo, Sat., Feb. 22, 8 p.m., $13/$15.


Double Vision Tour: With Hyper Crush, Jayefkay, TYR, Sun., April 20, $15.

Continue reading 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.)



Photo Atlas - "No Regrets" Snake Rattle Rattle Snake - "Warning (many colored beat remix)" Glowing House - "Nobody Follow Me" Pandas & People - "On My Way" Navy - "On Your Side" Rob Drabkin - "Down to Fate" Extra Kool - "Cape & Cowel" Beats Noir - "Castaways" Steady Rush - "Now Ready Roll" We Like Monsters - "Landmarks" Thee Dang Dangs - "She Moves" A-OKs - "Her Head My Heart Strings"



Patti Fiasco - "Oil" Head for The Hills - "Dependency Co." Joe Johnson - "Who's Gonna Go Your Bond" Beautiful Loser Society - "Long Lost Friend" Bad Brad & the Fat Cats - "Eyes on the Prize" WhiteWater Ramble - "Dear Mr. Bankman" Grant Sabin - "Dreaming" Kramies - "The Wooden Heart" Blue Canyon Boys - "Heartaches Welcome" Thom Chacon - "American Dream" Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams - "Superbird" Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds - "Good Love" Joshua Trinidad - "The Coast" Paper Bird - "As I Am" Cassie Taylor - "Out of My Mind" Jeff Brinkman - "Island" Pretty Lights - "Around the Block" Fierce Bad Rabbit - "Matter of Time" SuCh - "Sugar Maple" Otis Taylor - "Blue Rain in Africa" Devotchka - "Contrabanda" Elephant Revival - "Birds and Stars" Gregory Alan Isakov - "Living Proof" OneRepublic - "Counting Stars" Jon Wirtz - "Country"

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

Lorde's Pure Heroine took the top spot at Albums on the Hill, Beyonce's new self-titled disc was first at Independent Records, and Billie Joe and Norah's Foreverly stayed number one slot at Twist & Shout.


01. Lorde - Pure Heroine
02. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
03. Various Artists - Songs for Slim: Rockin Here Tonight:A Benefit Compilation for Slim Dunlap
04. Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott - Memories and Moments
05. Elephant Revival - These Changing Skies
06. Neptune's Only Daughter - Lateral Drift
07. Head for the Hills - Blue Rain
08. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
09. Various Artists - Inside Llewyn Davis
10. Trampled By Turtles - Live at First Avenue


01. Beyonce - Beyonce
02. Lorde - Pure Heroine
03. Eminem - Marshall Mathers LP 2
04. Eminem - Marshall Mathers LP 2(deluxe)
05. R Kelly - Black Panties
06. Yo Gotti - I Am
07. Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side of Heaven & the Righteous Side Of Hell, Vol. 2
08. Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
09. Drake - Nothing Was the Same
10. Hopsin - Knock Madness


01. Billie Joe & Norah - Foreverly
02. Beyonce - Beyonce
03. Various Artists - Inside Llewyn Davis Soundtrack
04. Lorde - Pure Heroine
05. Neil Young - Live at the Cellar Door
06. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
07. DeVotchKa - Live with the Colorado Symphony
08. Head and the Heart - Let's Be Still
09. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
10. HAIM - Days Are Gone


01. Martin Garrix - "Wizard"
02. Juliet Sikora - "Set it Off"
03. Mako - "Beam"
04. Nicky Romero - "Rip it Up"
05. Thomas Schumacher - "Hush"
06. Henry Fong - "Requiem"
07. Arty - "Riot"
08. JoeySuki - "Life is Calling"
09. Ten Walls - "Requiem"
10. Steve Aoki - "Flight"


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