New shows: Lotus three nights at Boulder Theater, Crystal Castles at the Gothic and more

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A perennial favorite in Colorado, Lotus is making its way back to the Centennial state for a trio of shows at the Boulder Theater, while Crystal Castles is set to return for a date at the Gothic Theatre and Anthrax tops the Metal Alliance tour, a stacked bill at the Summit Music Hall this April that includes Exodus, High On Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail. Keep reading for the full rundown on those shows, as well as local specialty radio show playlists and the week's top album sales.

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This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates

Lotus, who's set to release Build on February 19, returns to the Boulder Theater for a three-night stand that kicks off on Thursday, April 4 and runs through Saturday, April 6. General admission tickets ($27.50 and $75 three-day passes) go on sale on Friday, January 11 at 10 a.m.

Toronto-based duo Crystal Castles, who played at the Ogden Theatre this past October, is slated to return to town for a show at the Gothic on Thursday, May 2. Tickets ($35/$40) go on sale on Saturday, January 12 at 10 a.m.

Metal heads, brace yourselves: The Metal Alliance Tour, which features Anthrax, Exodus, High On Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail, hits the Summit Music Hall on Tuesday, April 2. Tickets ($29.99/$35) go on sale on Friday, January 11 at 10 a.m.

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


Cookie Monsta: With Funtcase, Sat., Feb. 16, 9 p.m., $20/$25. Pickwick: Tue., March 19, 8 p.m., $15. Rachel & the Kings (CD release): With Eldren, PrettyMouth and Paradise, Fri., Jan. 25, 8 p.m., $10/$15. Tristan Prettyman: Fri., Feb. 22, 9 p.m., $18/$20.


Karl Denson's Tiny Universe: With Juno What?!, Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m., $22.50. Lotus: Thu., April 4, 8 p.m.; Fri., April 5, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 6, 8 p.m., $27.50/3-day pass $75. Steve Wilson: Mon., May 6, $25-$35


De La Soul: Fri., March 1, 9 p.m., $20-$30.


Greensky Bluegrass: With Ryan Montbleau, Fri., March 1, 9 p.m.; Sat., March 2, 9 p.m., $15.50/$18. Katchafire: Fri., May 3, 8:30 p.m., $14/$17. Milo Greene: Sat., March 30, 8:30 p.m., $14. The Revivalists: With the Drunken Hearts and the Whales, Thu., Feb. 14, 8:30 p.m., $10/$12. Technicolor Tone Factory: With Trichome, Summa and Godlazer, Sat., Feb. 23, 9 p.m., $10/$12. VibeSquaD: Fri., Feb. 22, 8:30 p.m., $18.50/$20. The Werks: Sat., April 13, 8:30 p.m., $8/$10


Crystal Castles: Thu., May 2, $35/$40. Katchafire: Sat., May 4, 9 p.m., $18.


Snowden: Tue., Feb. 26, 9 p.m., $10/$12.


Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers: Wed., April 10, 8 p.m., $15.


The Ghost Inside: Wed., April 3, $12.50/$15. Iceage: With Merchandise, Thu., April 4, 7 p.m., $12/$14. Natty Vibes: Sat., Feb. 23, $13/$15. The Ready Set: With Outasight, Tue., Feb. 26, $15. Tatanka (CD Release): With Motion Trap, Thu., Jan. 24, 8 p.m., $8/$10. Vacationer: Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Nerd Prom 2013: With Bop Skizzum: Fri., Feb 22, 7 p.m.


The Metal Alliance Tour: Featuring Anthrax, Exodus, High On Fire, Municipal Waste, Holy Grail, Tue., April 2, $29.99/$35. Nerd Prom 2013: With Bop Skizzum, Fri., Feb. 22, $10/$15.

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.



Reno Divorce - "I'll Always Be Your Slave" Fulkrum - "Where's My Life?" Knew - " Major Nights" Carbon Choir - "Sakhalin" Joshua Novak - "Informaniac" Matthew Moon - "I Am the Wind" Foot - "The Day We Danced Around Gold" Meniskus - "Greed" War Over Water - "Lubbock" Popcult - "Life in the Wind" Castaway - "Nothing Left Out There to Burn" Genetic Engines - "Alonerous" Sleep Well Destroyer - "We Take Forever"



John Denver - "Back Home Again" The Beautiful Loser Society - "Long Lost Friend" Gromet - "Skip Your Stone" The Jekylls - "Where Were You" Rob Drabkin - "She Comes and Goes" Monroe Monroe - "The Salesman" My Body Sings Electric - "Oceancrest" The Apples in Stereo - "Same Old Drag" Whiskey Blanket - "Up Up Away" Mesita - "The Coyotes" Joe Johnson - "Coyotes" You Me and Apollo - "Before I Die" Esme Patterson - "Jessica" Shirley - "4th of July" Chris Daniels & the Kings - "The Spark" John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light - "Same Scar" Fierce Bad Rabbit - "Time Machine" Ending People - "Amazing Grace" Jeff Brinkman - "Face" Le Divorce - "Under the Boxcars" Rose Hill Drive - "Cool Cody" Yawpers - "Rock Bottom" Beats Noir! - "Where the Sun Goes Down" I'm With Her - "Good, Bad and My Mistakes" Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams - "Hippie In My House" Lionel Young Band - "I Feel So Good" Manny Lopez Trio - "Samba Grubinho"



Rey Feo - "Drive" Restless Heart - "Yesterday's News" Homebrew - "Fandango In Paris" Linda Purdy - "Radio Man Blues" Reverend Zen - "Don't Try To Tell Me" Double Down - "Whiskey Driver" Johnny Rhino Project - "Tired Of The Blues" Stoned Emotion - "Always Losing" Pairadeux - "Til I Surrender" Uman - "The Way To Peace" Bill Wright Band - "Cry Baby Sally" Cup A Jo - "On My Mind"

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

T.I.'s new album, Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head was number one at Independent Records for the second week in the row while DeVotchKa's Lve with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra was on top yet again at Twist & Shout. The Forgetters' new self-titled release came in first at Wax Trax and David Bryne and St. Vincent's Love This Giant came in first at Albums on the Hill.


01. David Byrne & St Vincent - Love This Giant
02. Mary Chapin Carpenter - Ashes & Roses
03. El Perro del Mar - Pale Fire
04. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
05. Elephant Revival - It's Alive
06. Tame Impala - Lonerism
07. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
08. alt-J - An Awesome Wave
09. DeVotchKa - Live with the Colorado Symphony
10. Grimes - Visions


01. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head
02. Game - Jesus Piece
03. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City
04. Chief Keef - Finally Rich
05. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C.
06. The Weeknd - Trilogy
07. E-40 & Too $hort - History: Function
08. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
09. E-40 & Too $hort - History: Mob Music
10. In This Moment - Blood


01. DeVotchKa - Live with the Colorado Symphony
02. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
03. Various Artists - Les Miserables Soundtrack
04. Mumford & Sons - Babel
05. Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
06. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
07. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
08. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
09. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
10. Gary Clark Jr. - Blak & Blu


01. Forgetters - Forgetters
02. Crystal Castles - III
03. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
04. Mogwai - A Wrenched Virile Lore
05. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
06. Soundgarden - King Animal
07. Bad Brains - Into the Future
08. Jawbreaker - Bivouac (20th Anniversary Edition)
09. Thee Dang Dangs - Stone Coast
10. The Lumineers - The Lumineers


01. Nicky Romero, Avicii - "I Could Be the One" 02. Fedde Le Grand - "RAW" 03. Keane, Afrojack - "Sovereign Light Cafe" (Afrojack Remix) 04. Mat Zo, Porter Robinson - "Easy" (Extended Mix) 05. Benny Benassi, The Biz, RL Grime - "Satisfaction" (RL Grime Remix) 06. Yousef, Hot Since 82 - "Beg" (Hot Since 82 Future Mix) 07. Crazibiza - "Coco Loco" 08. W&W - "Lift Off!" 09. TJR - "Ode to Oi" 10. Showtek, Bassjackers - "Hey!"


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