New Denver shows: Bruno Mars, Foals, Purity Ring, Band of Horses, Drive-By Truckers

There are a number of excellent shows to let you know about this week, including Bruno Mars, Foals, Purity Ring, Band of Horses and Drive-By Truckers, all of which go on sale this week, plus dates from Leftover Salmon, Spiritualized, Bob Mould, Boris, the Rocket Summer, Shabazz Palaces/THEESatisfaction and Peelander-Z, which are on sale now. Keep reading for the full rundown of all these shows, including ticket prices and specific on-sale dates, as well as the playlists for local radio specialty shows and this week's top album sales locally.

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In one of the most ambiguous announcements in recent memory, Bruno Mars has announced that he's coming to Denver this summer. There's no word yet, however, on when or where he'll be playing or when tickets will go on sale. Rest assured, though, you'll know as soon as we do.

British act Foals, whose new album Holy Fire hits stores this week, is slated for a date at the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday, June 4, with Blondfire. General admission tickets for this show ($18) also go on sale this Saturday, February 16, at 10 a.m.

On Monday, April 8, Band of Horses will be making its way back to Denver for a show at the Ogden Theatre. Tickets ($36.50) go on sale this Saturday, February 16, at 10 a.m.

After a stunning pair of shows at the Larimer Lounge last year, Canadian duo Purity Ring is set to headline the Gothic on Monday, April 8, with Blue Hawaii. General admission tickets ($18) go on sale on Saturday, February 16, at 10 a.m.

On the heels of an upcoming solo date featuring Mike Cooley at the Larimer Lounge next week, the Drive-By Truckers are set to return to the Boulder Theater for a two-night stand on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13. Tickets for the show ($27.50) are on sale now.

There are also are a number of noteworthy upcoming shows at the Bluebird worthy of singling out. Leftover Salmon is slated to play a three-night stand from Thursday, March 28, through Saturday, March 30. Tickets ($35.75) are available.

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On Thursday, April 4, Spiritualized is set to make its return to Denver. Tickets for this one ($28) are on sale now. Later in the month, Bob Mould is due for a show on Sunday, April 21. Tickets ($25) are also on sale now. Finally, on Tuesday, May 14, Boris is slated to return to town for a date at the Bluebird. Tickets ($17) are on sale now.

Rocket Summer hits the Summit Music Hall on Friday, April 5, and tickets ($14/$16) are on sale now, and look for a show from Peelander-Z at the Marquis Theater on Friday, March 22. Tickets for that one ($10-$12) are on sale now.

On Monday, May 6, Shabazz Palaces is slated to stop by the Larimer Lounge for a show with THEESatisfaction. No word yet on when tickets will go on sale, but we'll keep you posted.

Visit our concert calendar for all Denver/Boulder area concerts.


Peelander-Z: Thu., March 21, $10/$12. Radical Something: Sat., April 6, $10/$12.


J Boog: With Hot Rain, Fri., April 12, 9 p.m., $17-$20. Local H: Fri., April 5, 9 p.m., $12/$15. Stick Figure: Thu., March 14, 8 p.m., $13/$15


Drive-By Truckers: Fri., April 12, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 13, 8 p.m., $27.50. Shakedown Street: Featuring Melvin Seals, Fri., March 29, 8:30 p.m., $15.


The Greyboy Allstars: Fri., April 12, 9 p.m.; Sat., April 13, 9 p.m., $20/$25.


The Dirty Heads: With Shiny Toy Guns, Midi Matilda and Oh No Fiasco, Sat., April 6, 8:30 p.m., $22/$25. Jeff Austin: With Larry Keel, Jenny Keel and Danny Barnes, Fri., April 12, 9 p.m., $20. Sammy Adams & T. Mills: Tue., April 9, 9 p.m., $25. Zoogma: Wed., April 17, 9 p.m., $13.50/$15.


Purity Ring: With Blue Hawaii, Mon., April 8, 8 p.m., $18.


Doldrums: Wed., May 1, 9 p.m., $10/$13. Glowing House (CD release): Sat., March 23, 9 p.m., $10/$12. Hearts in Space (CD release): Fri., April 19, 9 p.m., $12/$15. SORNE: Wed., April 24, 9 p.m., $10/$15. The Tontons: Fri., April 12, 9 p.m., $8/$10. Vietnam: Thu., May 9, 9 p.m., $10/$13.


The 4onthefloor: Wed., March 20, $8/$10. Drop The Lime: Sat., March 30, $14/$16. The Fighting Jamesons: Thu., March 14, 8 p.m., $8/$10. Peelander-Z: Fri., March 22, $10/$12. Radical Something: Fri., April 5, $12/$15. Transit: Tue., April 30, $12/$14.


Anthony Ruptak: Wed., March 6, $5. The Next Arrival: Wed., March 13, $5.


Band of Horses, Mon., April 8, 8 p.m., $36.50 Foals: With Blondfire, Tue., June 4, 8 p.m., $22.


Celtic Woman: Sun., June 9, 8 p.m., $25-$110. Fun.: With Tegan & Sara, Thu., Aug. 22, 8 p.m., $39.95-$43.50. Randy Rogers Band: With Casey Donahew Band, Stoney LaRue, Wade Bowen, Sun., May 26, 5:30 p.m., $32.50. Yonder Mountain String Band: With The Devil Makes Three, Sat., Aug. 10, 6 p.m., $38.95-$44.95.


Andy Grammer: Thu., March 28, $20/$22. The Foxfield Four & Petals of Spain (dual CD release): With Vetta Star, Viretta, Leftmore, Sat., March 2, 7 p.m., $8/$10. Illegal Pete's SXSW Pre-Party: With the Epilogues, A. Tom Collins, the Photo Atlas, You Me And Apollo, Input & Broken, The Knew, Flashbulb Fires, Eldren, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Post Paradise, Sat., March 9, 7 p.m., $9.33/$12. The Rocket Summer: With Joe Brooks, Fri., April 5, 6:30 p.m., $14/$16. Regret Night & Be Brave (dual farewell show): Fri., March 22, $10/$12.


Gathering of the Clouds: Featuring The Black Ryder, The Vandelles, Broken Spirits, Thee Dang Dangs, DJ Mondo Garage, Thu., March 7, 7 p.m., $17-$50. Gathering of the Clouds: Featuring Gliss, Land Lines, The Morning Clouds, Hindershot, Hollow Talk, DJ Heavy Dose, Fri., March 8, 7 p.m., $17-$50. Gathering of the Clouds: Featuring the Warlocks, Wovenhand, Emerald Siam, Pale Sun, Dragondeer, and DJs Boyhollow, Tyler Jacobson & Jake Ryan, Sat., March 9, $17-$50.

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.



In the Whale - "Girlfriend" Elway - "Dear Colorado" Medic - "Everything We Have" Heyday - "Somebody to Someone" Restless Years - "Stay the Hell Away From Me" Bad Weather California - "Let It Shine" Kinetix - "Mr Sinister" Rebel Tongue - "Lose Hope" Sublingual - "Evolve" A Shoreline Dream - "Barnum" Pretty Mouth - "Blood Don't Lie"



Dianne Reeves - "Afro Blue (Live)" Wendy Woo - "Wide Awake and Dreaming" Beats Noir! "Where the Sun Goes Down" Tyler Ward - "The Way We Are" The Fray - "Over My Head (Cable Car)" Dan Treanor's Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown - "Tangled Road" Ryan Chrys - "The Road Never Ends" Hickman-Dalton Gang - "Construction Man" You Me and Apollo - "Oh My Molly" A Boy and His Kite - "You Want It, You Got It" Carmelita's Lovers - "Need to Know" Moetones - "Roadhouse" Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra - "Beauty and the Beast" Chris Daniels & the Kings - "Congo Square" Leftover Salmon - "Dance On Your Head" John William Davis - "Same Old Devil" Sofie Reed - "Leaving This Morning" Bad Brad & the Fat Cats - "Thunder On The Mountain" Catch Bees - "Brevity" Jeremy Dion - "Desperate Mama" Josh Dillard - "Dandelion Clocks" The Jekylls - "You're Probably Right" Ten Pound Elephant - "Talk to Me" Whiskey Blanket - "Rule the Roost" gogoLab - "Tumbleweeds"



Julian Shome - "Escapism" Little Hercules - "Cool Ride" Soul Rabbit - "Blue Skies Forever" Liz Barnez - "Whiskey Bay" Chupacabra - "Soledad" The Visitors - "Down In The City" Just Jinjer - "She Knows" Hans York - "Lives Apart" Hazel Miller - "Do Go On" JP White - "Trailer Queen" 5 On Tap - "A Voice From The Crowd" The Smackers - "I Go Blind"

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

Regions of Light and Sound of God, the new solo effort from My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, debuted at number one at both Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout while Brotha Lynch Hung's new disc, Manniibalector, released last week on Strange Music, was number one at Independent Records and the Night Marchers' Allez Allez, stayed at number one at Wax Trax.


01. Jim James - Regions of Light and Sound of God
02. Richard Thompson - Electric
03. Tegan & Sara - Heartthrob
04. Elephant Revival - It's Alive
05. Local Natives - Hummingbird
06. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
07. A$AP Rocky - Long.Live.A$AP
08. Eels - Wonderful, Glorious
09. Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
10. Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse


01. Brotha Lynch Hung - Mannibalector
02. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
03. Charlie Wilson - Love, Charlie
04. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head
05. A$AP Rocky - Long.Live.A$AP
06. 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story
07. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
08. Avant - Face the Music
09. Hatebreed - The Divinity of Purpose
10. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C.


01. Jim James - Regions of Light and Sound of God
02. Mumford & Sons - Babel
03. Richard Thompson - Electric
04. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up!
05. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
06. Rodriguez - Searching for Sugar Man
07. Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
08. Townes Van Zandt - Sunshine Boy
09. Local Natives - Hummingbird
10. Wayne Shorter - Without a Net


01. Night Marchers - Allez Allez
02. Eels - Wonderful, Glorious
03. Local Natives - Hummingbirds
04. Jim James - Regions of Light and Sound of God
05. Bjork - Bastards
06. Nosaj Thing - Home
07. The Growlers - Hung At Heart
08. Faceman - TalkTalkTalk
09. Misfits - Dead Alive!
10. Yo La Tengo - Fade


01. Nicky Romero, Avicii - "I Could Be the One"
02. Sander Van Doorn - "Joyenergizer"
03. Daddy's Groove - "Stellar" (extended club mix)
04. Will Sparks - "Ah Yeah!"
05. Andre Crom, Teenage Mutants - "Hanging On"
06. Keane, Afrojack - "Sovereign Light Cafe" (Afrojack Remix)
07. Fedde Le Grand - "RAW"
08. Yousef, Hot Since 82 - "Beg" (Hot Since 82 Future Mix)
09. TJR - "Ode to Oi"
10. Dada Life, Dillon Francis - "So Young So High"


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