New shows: Cat Power, Lucero, Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers solo show and more

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

It's less than a week now until Christmas. Did you get all your shopping done yet? Ah, don't beat yourself up. Neither have we. If you're like us, you've probably got some people on your list who are just impossible to buy for, yes? If so, here's an idea, one that won't require you to brave the masses of materialistic maniacs at the mall. Why not give the gift of music? Right? So simple. So obvious. And lucky you, there's some great shows going on sale this week. Cat Power at the Ogden, Lucero at the Bluebird, Mike Cooley at the Larimer and more. Keep reading for more info on those shows and this week's other new dates, as well as local radio playlists and a rundown of the week's top album sellers.

See also: - New shows: Justin Bieber, Imagine Dragons, Frightened Rabbit, Rusko and more - New shows: Furthur, 4/20 on the Rocks, Alabama Shakes and more - New shows: OneRepublic's Denver Acoustic Christmas, Galactic and more

This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates

Cat Power, who released her sixth studio effort, Sun, in September and collaborated with the brain trust at Funny or Die for the absolutely masterful clip above, visits the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, January 24. General admission tickets ($33.50) go on sale on Wednesday, December 19 at 10 a.m.

Lucero, a band that folks in the Mile High City love as one of its own, returns to Denver, the group's veritable home away from home, for a date at the Bluebird on Thursday, April 18, with Langhorne Slim & the Law. Tickets for this show ($25/$30) go on sale this Saturday, December 22 at 10 a.m.

Drive-By Truckers guitarist and singer Mike Cooley stops by the Larimer Lounge on Saturday, February 23 in support of his brand new solo effort, The Fool on Every Corner. Tickets ($20/$25) are on sale now.

Salvador Santana, son of legendary guitarist Carlos, will be in the area for a pair of dates, including Friday, March 8, at the Marquis Theater and Sunday, March 10, at the Black Sheep. Tickets go for both shows go on sale on Friday, December 21 at 10 a.m.

Mindless Self Indulgence, who's set to release a new album in March, hits the Ogden Theatre on Saturday, April 27, and tickets ($23.50) also go on sale on Wednesday, December 19 at 10 a.m.

On the EDM front: MartyParty is coming to the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs on Sunday, January 27. Tickets ($12) are on sale now. Also, Feed Me with Teeth is slated to hit the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday, February 12, with Mord Fustang. Tickets ($29.95-$35) are on sale now.

Finally, on Thursday, March 14, Flyleaf will share a bill with Drowning Pool at the Summit Music Hall, and then two nights later on Saturday, March 16, Cradle of Filth graces the stage at Summit. Ticket for both shows go on sale this week.

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


MartyParty: Sun., Jan. 27, 8 p.m., $12/$14. Salvador Santana: Sun., March 10, 8 p.m., $12. Sumerian Records Battle of the Bands: Tue., March 5


Lucero: With Langhorne Slim & the Law, Thu., April 18, 9 p.m., $25/$30.


Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue: With Rob Eaton of Dark Star Orchestra performing "The Best of Winterland," Fri., Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., $12/$14.


Daedelus: With Two Fresh, Sat., March 23, 8:30 p.m., $16/$18. The Expendables: With Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Sun., March 10, 8:30 p.m., $18/$20. Feed Me With Teeth: With Mord Fustang, Mon., Feb. 11, 8 p.m., $35. Fierce Bad Rabbit: Sat., Jan. 26, 8:30 p.m., $8.


BoomBaptist: With Snubluck and Rumtum, Thu., Feb. 7, 9 p.m., $8/$10. Caspian: With Native, Sat., March 9, 9 p.m., $12.50/$15. Glowing House: With Eye & the Arrow, Safe Boating is No Accident, Sat., Dec. 29, 9 p.m., $8/$10. Mike Cooley (of Drive-By Truckers): Sat., Feb. 23, 9 p.m., $20/$25.


The Animal in Me: Sun., Jan. 20, 7 p.m., $8/$10. Raashan Ahmad (of Crown City Rockers): Sat., Feb. 9. Salvador Santana: Fri., March 8, 8 p.m., $12/$14. The Story So Far: With Man Overboard, Sat., March 23 Sumerian Records Battle of the Bands: Mon., March 4. Trapt: Mon., Jan. 21, 7 p.m., $13/$15.


Cat Power: Thu., Jan. 24, 8 p.m., $33.50. Feed Me With Teeth: With Mord Fustang, Tue., Feb. 12, 9 p.m., $29.95.


Cradle of Filth: Sat., March 16. Flyleaf: With Drowning Pool, Thu., March 14. September Skyline: Fri., Jan. 11.

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.



Monroe Monroe - "Everything You Give" Reno Divorce - "I'll Always Be Your Slave" Photo Atlas - "Memory Like a Sinking Ship" My Body Sings Electric - "Oceancrest" Medic - "Everything We Have" Rachel & the Kings - "Fall Down" Foxfield Four - "Money" Navy - "Something Good" Chemistry Club - "Bend to Colors" Vetta Star - "Autopilot"



Dan Fogelberg - "At Christmas Time" Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "Colorado Christmas" Janet Feder - "Your Country Is Like A Wall" Nathaniel Rateliff - "Brakeman" Chris Daniels - "South Carolina" Petals of Spain - "Shine" The Royal - "Going Up" Mahlon Hawk - "Blackbird" Dan Treanor & Erica Brown - "Tangled Road" You Me and Apollo - "Before I Die" Mama Lenny and the Remedy - "Bossy (Bitch On A Cell Phone)" Tia Fuller - "Descend to Barbados" Voices on High - "Share the Magic" Dianne Reeves - "Let It Snow" Rob Drabkin - "Feeling Good Again" Idlewhile Band - "Dragonfly" The Jekylls - "What I Want" Darryl Purpose - "Dreams of Life" The Lumineers - "Stubborn Love" Honkytonk Homeslice - "Burnin' Down" Dan Craig - "Alchemy (What Is This Alchemy)" Churchill - "Made A List" Rose Hill Drive - "Speed Dial" The Yawpers - "Rock Bottom" Kyle Hollingsworth - "Not Yet"



Big Bang - "Saturn Freeway" Dave Beegle - "Jazz For Dad" The Elements - "Gypsy Blood" Rubber Planet - "No Heaven" Rey Feo - "Your Favorite Song" Treva Blomquist & The Suits - "Fire With Fire" The Hippogriffs - "She Loves To Fly" Jaka - "In The News" Jim Cabral - "The Finish Line" Greg Johnson - "Lose You Girl" Grandpa Griffith - "Nine Ways To Love You"

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

DeVotchKa's new live album with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra was on top yet again Twist & Shout while Elephant Revival's It's Alive moved into first place at Albums on the Hill and Game's new album, Jesus Piece, debuted at number one at Independent Records while Scott Walker's Bish Bosch came in first at Wax Trax.


01. Elephant Revival - It's Alive
02. Bettye LaVette - Thankful N' Thoughtful
03. DeVotchKa - Live with the Colorado Symphony
04. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
05. Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
06. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
07. Van Morrison - Born to Sing: No Plan B
08. Mumford & Sons - Babel
09. Dave Brubeck - Original Album Classics box set
10. JD McPherson - Signs & Signifiers


01. Game - Jesus Piece
02. Tech N9NE - EP Series - EBAH & Boiling Point
03. Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
04. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
05. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C.
06. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City
07. Mumford & Sons - Babel
08. 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story
09. Rihanna - Unapologetic
10. Paul Wall - No Sleep Til Houston


01. DeVotchKa - Live with the Colorado Symphony
02. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
03. Mumford & Sons - Babel
04. Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
05. Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
06. Neil Young - Psychedelic Pill
07. Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
08. Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal
09. Yo-Yo Ma - Songs of Joy & Peace
10. Bob Dylan - Tempest


01. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
02. Mogwai - A Wrenched Virile Lore
03. Tame Impala - Lonerism
04. Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
05. Soundgarden - King Animal
06. Bad Brains - Into the Future
07. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
08. God Speed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
09. DeVotchKa - Live with the Colorado Symphony
10. Jawbreaker - Bivouac


01. Alesso - "Clash" 02. Hardwell, Amba Shepherd - "Apollo" 03. W&W - "Lift Off!" 04. Yousef, Hot Since 82 - "Beg" (future mix) 05. TJR - "Ode to Oi" 06. Nicky Romero, NERVO - "Like Home" 07. Crazibiza - "Coco Loco" (future mix) 08. Luciano, Andrea Oliva - "Rise of Angel" 09. Dennis Ferrer, Nick Curly - "Underground" 10. Dirty South, Michael Brun - "Rift"


Angelo's Black & Read Atomic Records (formerly Cheapo Discs) Vinyl Collective

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.