New Denver shows: Ben Harper, Empire of the Sun and Toro y Moi. On sale this weekend

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Ben Harper, always a local favorite, will be making his way back to the Mile High City for a show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Friday, November 8, as part of his fall acoustic tour. Tickets ($42.50-$75) go on sale this Friday, August 9, at 10 a.m.

See also: Our constantly updated, super comprehensive Denver concert calendar

Empire of the Sun stops at the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday, October 29, as part of the Australian band's North American tour, and fellow Aussie act Alpine opens the show. Tickets ($35) go on sale on Saturday, August 10, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what local songs are being played on the radio and the top album sellers locally.

Hot on the heels of its set this past weekend at Red Rocks supporting Thievery Corporation, Toro y Moi has announced plans to return to Denver for a headlining show at the Ogden Theatre with Classixx on Wednesday, November 6. Tickets ($20.75) go on sale this Saturday, August 10, at 10 a.m.

Mike Doughty, the outspoken mastermind behind the lovable and lauded Soul Coughing, is back on the road again, but this time he's playing all Soul Coughing tunes. Show is slated for Tuesday, October 29, and tickets are $25.

Subhumans are due at the Marquis Theater on Thursday, November 7. Tickets ($15) go on sale this Friday, August 9. Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, who was just at Red Rocks this past weekend, returns to Denver on Friday, November 15, with the Juan Maclean, who will be playing a DJ set at the Summit Music Hall. Tickets ($16-$20) go on sale this Friday, August 9.



Bob Schneider: Tue., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., $25.75/$30.


Jake Shimabukuro: Tue., Oct. 8, 7 p.m., $30-$45. M. Doughty: Tue., Oct. 29, 7 p.m., $25.


The Infamous Stringdusters: Thu., Sept. 13, 9 p.m., $20/$25.


Rally Round the Family (Rage Against the Machine tribute): With MTHDS performing the Beastie Boys, Fri., Sept. 20, 9 p.m., $5/$10. Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds: With American Babies, Wed., Oct. 30, 9 p.m., $10/$12. Young Blood Brass Band: Wed., Oct. 16, 9 p.m., $8/$10.


Ben Harper: Tue., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., $42.50-$75.


Lee Brice: Fri., Nov. 8, 7 p.m., $26. Sleeping With Sirens: Wed., Nov. 13, 7 p.m., $22.50/$25.


Brett Dennen: Mon., Nov. 11, 8:30 p.m., $20. Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers: With Rayland Baxter, Thu., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., $15. The Polish Ambassador: Fri., Nov. 8, 8:30 p.m., $13/$15. Radical Something: With Down With Webster, Matty Mac and Splyt, Thu., Oct. 3, 8:30 p.m., $12-$30.


Les Claypool's Duo de Twang: Fri., Oct. 11, 9:30 p.m., $32.50.


Cashmere Cat: Fri., Aug. 23, 11:30 p.m., $12/$15. Melt-Banana: Mon., Oct. 21, 9 p.m., $15.75/$20. Rose's Pawn Shop: Thu., Aug. 29, 9 p.m., $8/$10.


Night Riots: Tue., Sept. 10, $8/$10. Subhumans: Sun., Nov. 17, $15. Watain: With In Solitude, Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m., $20/$22.


The Ghoulies: With the A-OKs, Nasty Bunch of Bitches, The Windermeres, Sat., Aug. 17, 9 p.m., $5-$7. King Tuff: Wed., Sept. 25, 9 p.m., $12-$14. Lightnin' Malcolm: Fri., Aug. 30, 9 p.m., $10-$12.


We Butter the Bread with Butter: With Incredible Me and the Fulfillment, Thu., Sept. 12, 7 p.m., $10/$12.


Empire of the Sun: With Alpine, Tue., Oct. 29, 9 p.m., $35. Toro y Moi: With Classixx, Wed., Nov. 6, 8 p.m., $20.75. Tribal Seeds: With Tea Leaf Green, Sat., Oct. 12, 9 p.m., $21. We Came as Romans: With Silverstein, Chunk No! Captain Chunk, the Color Morale, Dangerkids, Sat., Oct. 5, 7 p.m., $22.


Chief Keef: Sun., Sept. 1, $22.50/$25. (Hed) PE: Fri., Aug. 30, 7 p.m., $13/$15. Jake Miller: With Action Item, Air Dubai, Wed., Dec. 4, $22.50. Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation) (DJ set): With the Juan MacLean (DJ set), Fri., Nov. 15, 8:30 p.m., $16/$20.


Austin Lounge Lizards: Sat., Sept. 21, 8 p.m., $18. Caravan of Thieves: Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m., $14.


von Grey: With SHEL, Mon., Sept. 30, 8 p.m., $10.

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.



Skyfox - "Last Night on Earth" Petals of Spain - "So You're Gonna Quit Now" BLKHRTS - "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" Wheelchair Sports Camp - "A is for Anything" White Flag Rasied - "Broaden Your Horizon" Matthew Moon - "Cold Cold Water" Lunar Light Parade - "Time & Space" P-Nuckle - "Love to Love Her" Nichol & Zack - "Your Move" Extra Kool - "Cape and Cowel" Ian Cooke f/ 303 Choir - "Rover"



Doug Kershaw - "Louisiana Man" The Starlite Ramblers - "I'm Walking The Floor Over You/Oh Lonesome Me" Escape Goats - "I'll See You Again" Andy Palmer - "The Monk" Wendy Woo Band - "Drunk In Love" Dawson James - "Workin' My Life Away" Remus Tucker Band - "Night Thang" Drew Emmitt - "Gypsy In My Soul" Big Head Blues Club: Featuring Big Head Todd & the Monsters - "Preachin' Blues" Rachel & the Kings - "Not Giving Up" P-Nuckle - "The System" Manuel Lopez Trio - "Searching Out" Judy Collins - "Both Sides Now" Judy Collins - "Someday Soon" The Patti Fiasco - "Small Town Lights" Petals of Spain - "Shine" Joshua Novak - "Infomaniac" Mr. Anonymous - "Great One" from Bus Sounds Great American Taxi - "Get No Better" Johnny Hickman - "Another Road" Kevin Dooley - "Silvery Moon" Matt Hoffman - "Mural" Gregory Alan Isakov - "Suitcase Full of Sparks" Jon Wirtz - "Country"



Alex Call - "No Place For Hate" Melanie Susuras Band - "Unfinished" Love The New Crave - "I Love You" Victor Towle - "Free To Be Me" Chris English - "Without You" Julia Bryan and The Last Flight Out - "Love Is" Michael Monroe - "Life Is A Mystery" Kanawormz - "Beautiful Friend" Julian Shome - "Can You Show Us Heaven" Rey Feo - "World Is Your Slave" Hans York - "Safety Is Soulless" Greg Johnson - "Save Yourself"

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

Gregory Alan Isakov's The Weatherman was on top at Albums on the Hill, Tech N9ne's Something Else, released last week on Strange Music, debuted at number one at Independent Records, Michael Franti & Spearhead's All People, released last week on Capitol, took the top spot at Twist & Shout, and Pretty Light's A Color Map of the Sun came in first at Wax Trax.


01. Gregory Alan Isakov - The Weatherman
02. Gogol Bordello - Pura Vida Conspiracy
03. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
04. Jay-Z - Magna Carta...Holy Grail
05. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
06. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
07. Bosnian Rainbows - Bosnian Rainbows
08 The Uncluded - Hokey Fright
09. Preservation Hall Jazz Band - That's It!
10. 3OH!3 - Omens


01. Tech N9ne - Something Else
02. Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side of Heaven & the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1
03. Jay-Z - Magna Carta...Holy Grail
04. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
05. Avenged Sevenfold - Hail to the King
06. Rich Gang - Rich Gang
07. J. Cole - Born Sinner
08. Wale - The Gifted
09. Michael Franti & Spearhead - All People
10. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories


01. Michael Franti & Spearhead - All People
02. Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues
03. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
04. Gregory Alan Isakov - The Weatherman
05. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
06. Johnny Winter - Roots
07. Steve Martin/Edie Brickell - Love Has Come For You
08. Pretty Lights - A Color Map Of The Sun
09. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
10. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros


01. Pretty Lights - A Color Map of the Sun
02. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
03. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
04. Queens of the Stoneage - ...Like Clockwork
05. Kanye West - Yeezus
06. Oblivians - Desperation
07. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
08. Public Image Ltd. - First Issue (Reissue)
09. Skinny Puppy - Weapon
10. Man or Astroman? - Defcon 54321


01. Martin Garrix - "Animals"
02. Sultan, Ned Shepard - "No Good"
03. Lil Jon, Alvaro - "Welcome to the Jungle"
04. Purple Disco Machine - "My House"
05. Josh Butler, Pleasurekraft - "Got a Feeling"
06. Hardwell - "Three Triangles"
07. Paris & Simo, 3LAU - "Escape"
08. David Guetta, Glowinthedark - "Ain't a Party"
09. Michael Woods - "Clanga"
10. MAKJ -"Springen"


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