New Denver shows: Fun., Tim McGraw, O.A.R., Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and more

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We already told you about a pair of killer shows at Red Rocks this summer, a double bill featuring two generations of shock rockers, Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson, and another featuring the National and Local Natives, but there are a bunch of other new shows this week to tell you about, including a new additional date from Fun., Tim McGraw at Fiddler's, the long-overdue return of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion to Colorado, Machine Gun Kelly at the Ogden, String Cheese Incident at Red Rocks for a two-night run and much more. Keep reading for the full rundown on these shows, plus local radio playlists and the week's top album sales.

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After selling out one show at Red Rocks on Thursday, August 22, Fun. has added a new date on Wednesday, August 21. Tickets ($39.95-$43.50) go on sale on Saturday, March 16, at 12 p.m.

Tim McGraw brings his Two Lanes of Freedom Tour to Fiddler's Green on Saturday, June 15. Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft open the show. Tickets ($62.25 GA pit, $40.25-$65.25 reserved, $25.50 lawn) go on sale on Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, which released its first album in eight years last September, hits the Bluebird on Saturday, June 15. Tickets ($20/$25) go on sale on Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m.

Machine Gun Kelly, who played at Snodown last month, returns to the area to play 420 (Thursday, April 20) at the Ogden Theatre. Tickets ($27.50/$30) go on sale on Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m.

O.A.R. brings its Sounds of Summer tour to Red Rocks on Saturday, June 22, with openers Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone. Tickets ($38.50-$43.75) go on sale Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m.

Steve Earle & the Dukes visit the Boulder Theater on Friday, July 12, and tickets ($25/$30) are on sale now.

String Cheese Incident headlines a two-night stand at Red Rocks on Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27; tickets ( $49.75) go on sale Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m.

Florida-based rapper SpaceGhostPurrp hits the Larimer Lounge on Thurday, April 4, and tickets ($12) are on sale now via Big Mark's Tickets.


The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Sat., June 15, 9 p.m., $20/$25. MarchFourth Marching Band: Fri., June 7, 9 p.m., $18/$20. Official Westword Music Showcase After Party: With Grieves and Prof, Sat., June 22, 10 p.m., $16/$20. Torche: Wed., May 29, 8 p.m., $15.50/$18.


Andy McKee: Sat., July 20, 7 p.m., $21.50/$27.50. DeadPhish Orchestra: With Private Gripweed (Beatles tribute), Sat., April 20, 8:30 p.m., $8/$10. John Scofield's UberJam Band: Featuring Andy Hess, Avi Bortnick and Adam Deitch, Thu., Aug. 1, 7 p.m., $27.50/$30. MC Yogi: With DJ Drez, Sat., June 15, 8 p.m., $15/$18. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones: Sun., April 7, 7:30 p.m., $25. Steve Earle & the Dukes: Fri., July 12, 7:30 p.m., $25/$30.


Andre Nickatina: With Roach Gigz and Mumbls, Sun., May 5, 9 p.m., $20/$25. Big Boi: With Killer Mike, Tue., May 7, 9 p.m., $32/$35. Juicy J: With A$AP Ferg, Tue., May 28, 9 p.m., $20-$75.


Tim McGraw: With Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft, Sat., June 15, 7 p.m., $25.50-$65.25.


Grant Farm: With the Drunken Hearts, Thu., May 2, 8:30 p.m., $10/$12.


The Detroit Cobras: Tue., May 28, 9 p.m., $15/$18. Kids These Days: Sun., April 7, 8 p.m., $8/$10. Peace: Mon., June 3, 8 p.m., $12/$15. SpaceGhostPurrp: Thu., April 4, 9 p.m., $12. The Veils: Mon., April 29, 9 p.m., $15/$18.


The Tenors: Sun., May 19, 7 p.m., $40.50.


Alice Cooper: With Marilyn Manson, Mon., June 3, 7 p.m., $45-$55. Fun.: With Tegan & Sara, Wed., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 22, 8 p.m., $39.95-$43.50. HARD Red Rocks: Thu., Aug. 1. The National: With Local Natives, Tue., Sept. 17, 7 p.m., $39.95-$44.95. O.A.R.: With Andrew McMahon, Allen Stone, Sat., June 22, 7 p.m., $38.50/$43.75. String Cheese Incident: Fri., July 26, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., July 27, 7:30 p.m., $49.75.

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.



Photo Atlas - "Memory Like a Sinking Ship" Monroe Monroe - "Everything You Give" And the Black Feathers - "Lovar" Della - "Not That Simple" Input - "Cardiac Kids" Mister Mistress - "Feeling Right" T-Shirts 4 Tomorrow - "Nights on the Roof" Goodnight Gravity - "Mail on Sunday" Gort vs Goom - "Can't Remember Anything" Dimmer Switch - "Fading Out" Autumn Film - "Ships on the Ocean Floor" Matt Morris - "Live Forever" Viretta - "Take It Down"



Big Head Todd & The Monsters - "The Leaving Song" Sherri Jackson - "Maple Tree" Bad Brad & the Fat Cats - "Thunder On The Mountain" Ryan Chrys - "The Road Never Ends" Patti Fiasco - "Nobody's Girl" The Uncommoners - "Our Eyes" SHEL - "The Battle of Evermore" the Haunted Windchimes - "Wanderin' Heart" Houses - "Me & Mr Kelly" Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds - "Summer Girls" Willie Houston - "Sallie Mae" Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade - "Rudy-Go-Round" Fourth Estate - "Reflections" Dave Beegle - "Ecstatico" Smythe & Taylor - "Missing You" Katey Laurel - "Everything I Love" the Gromet - "Skip Your Stone" KING - "Need A Woman by Friday (feat. Trombone Shorty)" [single] Rachel & the Kings - "I Know What You're Made Of..." Meniskus - "Can't Remember" A Boy and His Kite - "You Want It, You Got It" Instant Empire - "Keep Up!" Ben Hanna - "I Wish We Were Just Beginning It" Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams - "Just Don't Care" Brad Goode - "St. Louis Blues"



Mama - "Carny Law" Dennis Wanebo - "Royal Hotel" Strolling Scones - "Wishing Well" The Last Flight Out - "Devotion" Mike Banta - "Word" Breakaway - "10,000 People" Jude Johnstone - "Hard Lessons" Iko Iko - "The Flood" Brother Love - "Summertime" Lorraine Devon Wilke - "You Say I Say" Dave Preston - "Alone" Stoned Emotion - "Love" Kathie Baillie - "All Fall Down" Just Jinjer - "Time Of Your Life"

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

People, Hell & Angels, the new album of never before released Jimi Hendrix studio recordings, took the top spots at Albums on the Hill, Independent Records and Twist & Shout while The Men's latest effort, New Moon, came in first at Wax Trax.


01. Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell and Angels
02. Son Volt - Honky Tonk
03. Atoms for Peace - AMOK
04. Autechre - Exai
05. Jim James - Regions of Light and Sound of God
06. Richard Thompson - Electric
07. Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
08. They Might Be Giants - Nanobots
09. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow Moon
10. Johnny Marr - The Messenger


01. Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell and Angels
02. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
03. In This Moment - Blood
04. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
05. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
06. 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story
07. Brotha Lynch Hung - Mannibalector
08. Future - Pluto 3D
09. Game - Jesus Piece
10. Chief Keef - Finally Rich


01. Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell and Angels
02. Atoms for Peace - AMOK
03. Son Volt - Honky Tonk
04. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow Moon
05. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
06. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
07. How to Destroy Angels - Welcome Oblivion
08. DeVotchKa - Live with the Colorado Symphony
09. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
10. Rodriguez - Searching for Sugar Man


01. The Men - New Moon
02. Iceage - You're Nothing
03. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
04. Tegan & Sara - Heart Throb
05. Chelsea Light Moving - Chelsea Light Moving
06. Atoms for Peace - AMOK
07. Johnny Marr - The Messenger
08. The Bronx - IV
09. Atlas Genius - When It Was Now
10. Pissed Jeans - Honeys


01. Cedric Gervais, Lana Del Rey - "Summertime Sadness"
02. GTA, Digital Lab, Henrix - "Hit It"
03. Gary Caos - "Soul Power 74"
04. Ummet Ozcan, W&W - "The Code"
05. Armin van Buuren, W&W - "D# Fat"
06. Arty, Chris James - "Together We Are"
07. Fatboy Slim, Coyu - "Right Here Right Now"
08. Tube & Berger - "Imprint of Pleasure"
09. Gareth Emery - "Meet Her in Miami"
10. Claptone -"No Eyes"


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