Ah, yes, the holiday season is now officially in full swing. We know this, of course, because, well, Black Friday fired the warning shot last week, and the holiday shows are coming fast and furious: Most notably, Ryan Tedder and OneRepublic are bringing back their Denver Acoustic Christmas to the Ogden Theatre for the second year running with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Flobots and Zach Heckendorf. Not yuletide related, but full of cheer nonetheless: We've also got new shows from Galactic, Reel Big Fish, Queensryche, Mondo Generator, Pennywise and Testament. Keep reading for the full rundown on those, as well as local radio special show playlists and the week's top album sales.
See also: - New shows: Bon Jovi, Winter on the Rocks, KMFDM, Chris Tomlin - New shows: Sigur Ros, Carrie Underwood, Bloc Party, Big Head Todd, Divine Fits - New shows: Disco Biscuits, Passion Pit, the Walkmen
This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates
OneRepublic hosts Denver Acoustic Christmas: A Concert For Charity, which also includes performances by Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Flobots and Zach Heckendorf on Friday, December 21 at the Ogden Theatre. The show benefits Children's Hospital, Food Bank of the Rockies and Denver Santa Claus Shop. General admission ticket ($39.50) and VIP tickets ($150) go on sale this Friday, November 30 at 10 a.m.
Orange County ska band Reel Big Fish hits the area for three shows, including the first one on Thursday, January 10 at the Gothic Theatre, followed by a date on Friday, January 11 at the Fox Theatre and culminating with a show on Saturday, January 12 at the Aggie Theatre. Tickets for the shows go on sale this weekend.
Galactic is due to return to Colorado for a two-night stand at the Ogden Theatre with former Living Colour frontman Corey Glover on Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17. Tickets ($29.75/$35) for both shows go on sale this Saturday, December 1 at 10 a.m.
In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Operation Mindcrime, Queensryche -- the version of the band featuring Geoff Tate and a lineup comprising Rudy Sarzo and Bobby Blotzer, among others -- is slated to headline the Paramount Theatre on Thursday, April 11. Tickets, which start at $29.50, go on sale this Friday, November 30 at 10 a.m.
Pennywise is due for a pair of Colorado dates after the first of the year, Wednesday, January 30 at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins and Friday, February 1 at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs. Mondo Generator, featuring Nick Oliveri from Queens of the Stone Age and the Dwarves, is coming to the Marquis Theater with Saviours and Wino on Tuesday, January 8. Tickets ($15) are on sale now. And Testament returns to the Summit Music Hall with Overkill and Flotsam & Jetsam on Monday, February 25. Tickets ($28-$30) go on sale this Friday, November 30 at 10 a.m.
Pennywise: Wed., Jan. 30. Reel Big Fish: Sat., Jan. 12, $22.
Pennywise: Fri., Feb. 1. Sea Wolf: Thu., Jan. 24.
The Malah: Thu., Feb. 28, 9 p.m., $5-$15. Rob Drabkin's 6th Annual Birthday Bash: With SHEL, Fri., Jan. 18, 8:30 p.m., $12/$15. Wax Taylor & The Dusty Rainbow Experience: Thu., Jan. 24, 8 p.m., $15.75/$18.
Amy Schumer: Fri., April 26, 7 p.m., $32.50. Colin Hay: Sun., April 21, 7 p.m., $25-$40.
Juno What?!: With Dam Funk, Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m., $12/$15. Maceo Parker: Fri., Feb. 22, 9 p.m., $20-$30. This Must Be the Band (Talking Heads tribute): Performing Stop Making Sense in its entirety, Fri., March 29, 8 p.m., $15/$20.
El Ten Eleven: Fri., Feb. 8, 8:30 p.m., $12/$14. Kung Fu: Wed., Jan. 23, 8:30 p.m., $10. March Fourth Marching Band: Thu., March 28, 9 p.m., $12/$14. Reel Big Fish: Fri., Jan. 11, 8 p.m., $28/$30.
Reel Big Fish: With Pilfers and Dan Potthast, Thu., Jan. 10, 8 p.m., $23.50.
Electric Six: Tue., Feb. 19, 9 p.m., $16/$20.
Balance and Composure: With the Jealous Sound and Daylight, Mon., Feb. 4, 8 p.m., $12/$14. The Devil's Blood: With Royal Thunder and Black Anvil, Sun., Feb. 10, 7 p.m., $14/$16. Mondo Generator: With Saviours and Wino, Tue., Jan. 8, 8 p.m., $15. Reno Divorce: With Drag the River and Boldtype., Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Sea Wolf: Wed., Jan. 23.
One Whore's Town (CD release): With King Rat and Throttlebomb, Sat., Jan. 5, 9 p.m.
Denver Acoustic Christmas: A Concert For Charity: Benefit for Children's Hospital, Food Bank of the Rockies and Denver Santa Claus Shop featuring OneRepublic, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Flobots, Zach Heckendorf, Fri., Dec. 21, 7 p.m., $39.50-$150. Galactic: Featuring Corey Glover (of Living Colour). With Monophonics, Sat., Feb. 16, 8 p.m., $29.75/$35.With Latryx (featuring Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker), Sun., Feb. 17, 8 p.m., $29.75/$35. Kip Moore: Fri., March 29, 9 p.m., $17.50.
John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert: Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m., $35-$45. The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular: Sat., Feb. 16, 8 p.m., $27. Queensryche: Thu., April 11, 8 p.m., $29.50. Yo Gabba Gabba!: Sun., Feb. 24, 2 & 5 p.m., $25-$45.
Silverstein: Tue., Jan. 29. Testament: With Overkill and Flotsam & Jetsam, Mon., Feb. 25, 8 p.m., $28/$30. Whitechapel & Emmure: With Unearth, Obey The Brave, The Plot In You, Sun., Jan. 27, 6 p.m., $18/$21. Kyprios & The Chaperone: With Qbala and Deadbeat Dom, Thu., Dec. 13, 8:30 p.m., $7/$10.
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 - "Sleepy Rose" Photo Atlas - "Move It Darling" Head Injuries - "Greatest Felony" Caramel Carmela - "The Party" Chain Gang of 1974 - "Stop" Mancub - "Science" Hollyfelds - "Kill You First" Glass Hits - "Safety in Numbers" Lion Drome - "Curve of the Earth" Allout Helter - "Collisions" Hate - "The Axe" Hydrogen Skyline - "Oceania"
India.Arie - "Talk to Her" Olivia Rudeen - "Almost June" Monroe Monroe - "The Salesmen" The Congress - "Hundred Miles" Kinetix - "Can't Undo" Rob Roper - "The Man in the Movies" I'm With Her - "Hang Among the Stars" Sofie Reed - "Why You So Negative" David Williams & Deco Django - "It's A Sin to Tell A Lie" After Midnight Jazz Band - "Hit That Jive, Jack" Honkytonk Homeslice - "Burnin' Down Dan Fogelberg - "Full Circle" Patti Fiasco - "Nobody's Girl" Aakash Mittal Quartet - "The Calm Within the People" Corey Harris - "Eh La Bas" Dianne Reeves - "Today Will Be A Good Day" Jeff Brinkman - "Kiss" SHEL - "On My Way" Danielle Ate the Sandwich - "Faith In a Man" Tyler Ward - "The Way We Are" Flobots - "The Circle In the Square" Epilogues - "The Shadow King" The Fray - "The Fighter" Grant Sabin - "Devil of Mercy" Strange Americans - "Engine" Katie Glassman - "Honey Pie" Brad Goode - "Reverse the Charges"
Dave Sadler - "Fade to Blue" Jaunty/Kapp(s) - "Spherical" Charlotte Zoe - "Two Oh One Two" Wes Hamil - "Reunion" Wadirum - "Curious" Reverend Zen - "Magdalena" Raz - "When You Fall In Love" Mack Bailey - "Choose Your Attitude" Just Jinger - "Time Of Your Life" Elmo Chesterhazy - "I Don't Hate Love" Scott Balsai - "Black Kitten of 44 Greenwich Street" Luna Sopor - "Free From You" Scott Von - "Earth's Last Day"
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