Steely Dan is making its way back to Colorado for a show at Red Rocks this August, and there's a bunch of other new shows to let you know about, including Brad Paisley at Fiddler's Green, the Geto Boys at Summit Music Hall, Ride Festival and Selena Gomez. Keep reading for the full rundown on these shows, as well as playlists from local radio specialty shows and top local album sales.
See also: - New Denver shows: Kid Rock's $20 tour, Muse, 311/Blues Traveler at Red Rocks - New Denver shows: Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy and Warren Haynes - New Denver shows: Keith Urban, Lamb of God, John Mayer, Ke$ha and Pitbull
Steely Dan headlines Red Rocks with Deep Blue Organ Trio opening up on Thursday, August 8. Tickets ($39.50-$89.50) go on sale on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m.
Brad Paisley is due at Fiddler's Green on Thursday, August 1 with Chris Young, Lee Price and the Henningsens.
The Geto Boys are due at the Summit Music Hall on Saturday, June 22, as is Howie Day, who'll be making a stop on Friday, June 21.
The Ride Festival is back for its second year on July 13 and 14 at Telluride Town Park with acts like David Byrne & St. Vincent, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Cake, Drive-By Truckers, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Son Volt, and more to be announced. Two-day tickets ($125.50) are on sale now though the Ride Festival website.
Selena Gomez headlines the 1STBANK CENTER on Saturday, November 16 as part of her 56-cityworld tour. Reserved tickets ($28.50-$99.50) go on sale on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m.
Betting the Farm: Mon., April 29, 7:30 p.m., $8.
Robert Walter's 20th Congress: Fri., Aug. 16, 9 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 17, 9 p.m., $15/$17.
Abakus: Sat., June 1, 9 p.m., $12/$15. Bonerama: Wed., June 12, 9 p.m., $10/$12. The Quick & Easy Boys: Wed., June 26, 9 p.m., $8/$10.
Old Crow Medicine Show: Tue., June 25, 8 p.m., $35-$45.
Maceo Plex: With Hipp-E, Fri., May 24, 9 p.m., $20.
Shawn Colvin: With Martin Sexton, Wed., Aug. 21, 7 p.m., $55-$60.
Alkaline Trio: With Bayside, Off With Their Heads and Erin Cookman, Tue., June 4, $24.99/$29. The Dirty Heads: With The Expendables and Big B, Wed., June 12.
Selena Gomez: Sat., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., $28.50-$99.50.
Brad Paisley: With Chris Young, Lee Price and the Henningsens, Thu., Aug. 1, 7 p.m., $25-$55.75.
Hollywood Undead: With Escape the Fate, 3 Pill Morning and All Hail The Yeti, Fri., July 26, 6:30 p.m., $26/$31.
Two Gallants: With Broncho, Sun., June 30, 8 p.m., $15/$17.
Official Flux Pavilion/Excision After Party: Fri., May 17, 11:30 p.m., $21. Official Westword Music Showcase After Party: With Pert' Near Sandstone, Sat., June 22, 10:30 p.m., $15. Tab Benoit: Fri., Aug. 30, 8 p.m., $20.
Frankmusik: Thu., June 27, 8 p.m., $8/$10. Moon King: With the Wales, Tue., May 14, 9 p.m., $10/$12. Passenger: Fri., July 26, 9 p.m., $15/$18. Radiation City (BBQ show): Sun., June 23, 1 p.m., $10/$12.
Big Country: Fri., June 14. Judy Talk: With Grounders, Sat., July 6. Rock 4 Recovery: With Saving Abel, Art Of Dying, Tue., June 11.
Ted Nugent: With Laura Wilde, Thu., July 25, 8 p.m., $34.50.
Don Williams: Fri., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., $29-$65. The Fresh Beat Band: Tue., Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m., $39.50.
Michael Franti's Acoustic Yoga On The Rocks: Wed., July 3, noon, $19.50. Steely Dan: With Deep Blue Organ Trio, Thu., Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$89.50. Thievery Corporation: With Toro y Moi and Art Department, Sat., Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m., $42.50/$47.50.
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones: With Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys, Fri., July 12, 8 p.m., $20. Greg Adams & East Bay Soul: Sat., June 15, 7 & 10 p.m., $25/$35. Mark Kozelek (of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters): Thu., June 6, 8 p.m., $20. Peter White: Fri., June 14, 7 & 9 p.m., $30-$40. Tommy Malone (of the Subdudes): Sat., May 25, 8 p.m., $20/$25.
Geto Boys: With SP Double, Sat., June 22. Howie Day: With Tyler Hilton, Fri., June 21, 8 p.m., $23.
Brewer & Shipley: Fri., Oct. 25, 8 p.m., $22. David Wax Museum: Fri., July 12, 8 p.m., $14. Hot Club of Detroit: Sat., June 29, 8 p.m., $20.
Ride Festival: Featuring David Byrne & St. Vincent, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Cake, Drive-By Truckers,, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Son Volt and more, Sat., July 13; Sun., July 14, $125.50 2-day tickets, www.RideFestival.com.
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.
The Foot - "The Day We Danced Around Gold" Vices I Admire - "Beautiful Fire" Fierce Bad Rabbit - "Live and Learn" Joshua Novak - "Informaniac" Thief River - "Anarchy Road" Allout Helter - "Collisions" DubSkin - "Herb Healer" Wheelchair Sports Camp - "Where We All Live" Lunar Light Parade - "Winter Light" Codec - "Gra" Filthy T - "Just to Know" Devoutcast - "Mr Stranger (Ohio)" My Body Sings Electric f/Rhias - "Ocean Crest (remix)"
Slim Cessna's Auto Club "Children of the Lord" Otis Taylor "The Devil's Gonna Lie" Bad Brad & the Fat Cats "I'd Like to Stay" Fox Street Allstars "Baby Don't Fight It" Sam Holt Band "Down in Flames" Musketeer Gripweed "Thief" Reckless Red "Dirty Water" Hickman-Dalton Gang "Mr. Wrong" Andy Hackbarth "By Baby Don't Run" Dennis Wanebo "Rock My Tear Drops" Raincheck "Right There" GogoLab "Moon Valley" Ben Makinen "La Femme Nikita" Devotchka "Transliterator" Sixteen Horsepower "Black Soul Choir" Beats Noir! "Bad Beats" from 13 Tracks Kristi Stice "Where Did My Love Go" The Congress "What's Going On" Future Jazz Project "Faded Memories" OneRepublic "What You Wanted" Thom Chacon "Ain't Gonna Take Us Alive" I'm With Her "Gonna Be Sad" Erik Applegate "123"
Homebrew - Mister Mojo Elm Treason - Living For Living Ron Hibdon - For May Again Andy Palmer - Good Son Charlotte Zoe - Empty Heart Jude Johnstone - When Does Love Get Easier Strangefinger - System To The Grind Gary Dean Smith - Tumble Down Dream Aria - Ascend Joe Jaunty - Shoes Lisa Bell - I Can Be Anything Stan Williams - Leonard's Song Jody Bland - Everything To Me
Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads
Dawes' Stories Don't End, released last week on was on top at Albums on the Hill and Kendrick Lamar's I Am Not a Human Being II moved back to the number one spot at Independent Records while the Postal Service's tenth anniversary edition of Give Up debuted in first place at Twist & Shout and Black Angels' Indigo Meadow stayed on top at Wax Trax.
01. Dawes - Stories Don't End
02. John Denver - The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver
03. James Blake - Overgrown
04. Paper Bird - Rooms
05. Bonobo - The North Borders
06. Devendra Banhart - Mala
07. Kurt Vile - Walkin On a Pretty Daze
08. Rodriguez - Searching for Sugar Man
09. Johnny Marr - The Messenger
10. Cat Power - Sun
01. Lil Wayne - I Am Not a Human Being II
02. Tyga - Hotel California
03. Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies
04. Device - Device
05. Stone Sour - House of Gold & Bones Part 2
06. Tyler the Creator - Wolf
07. Paramore - Paramore
08. Killswitch Engage - Disarm the Descent
09. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.A.A.D City
10. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heave is the Head
01. Postal Service - Give Up
02. Kurt Vile - Walkin On a Pretty Daze
03. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
04. David Bowie - The Next Day
05. The Knife - Shaking The Habitual
06. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Specter at the Feast
07. Dawes - Stories Don't End
08. Music is You - Tribute to John Denver
09. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow
10. Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
01. Black Angels - Indigo Meadow
02. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
03. Charles Bradley - Victim of Love
04. Kurt Vile - Walkin' on a Pretty Daze
05. Cold War Kids - Dear Miss Lonely Hearts
06. Iceage - You're Nothing
07. Call of the Void - Dragged Down a Dead End Path
08. Low - The Invisible Way
09. The Strokes - Comedown Machine
10. Night Marchers - Allez! Allez!
01. Moguai, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike - "Mammoth"
02. Tiesto, Quintino, R3hab - "Summertime Sadness"
03. Sultan, Ned Shepard, Fedde le Grand - "Long Way From Home"
04. Showtek - "Slow Down"
05. Armin van Buuren, W&W - "D# Fat"
06. David Guetta, Albert Neve - "Play Hard"
07. Hard Rock Sofa - "Rasputin"
08. Cedric Gervais, Lana Del Rey - "Summertime Sadness"
09. Gary Caos - "Soul Power '74"
10. Dusky -"Nobody Else"
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