Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, shows from the Ting Tings and Wale were announced; Dressy Bessy, Oh Starling and John Common got spins on local radio; and new releases from the Black Keys, Young Jeezy and Sunn 0))) were among this week's top sellers at our local record stores. Click through for a complete rundown.
This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates
The Ting Tings , who are slated to release their sophomore album, Sounds from Nowheresville, visit the Ogden Theatre on March 31. Tickets ($25.50/$30) go on sale Saturday, January 7 at 10 a.m. Rapper Wale hits the Summit Music Hall on Friday, February 17 in support of his latest effort, Ambition, released last November on Warner Bros. Black Cobain opens the show, and tickets ($25/$30) are on sale now.
Head for the Hills: Fri., April 20, 9 p.m., $18.75/$20. Lucero: With Larry and His Flask, March 30-31, 9 p.m., $25. Sabaton: Wed., April 18, 8 p.m., $17.50/$22. Tennis: Thu., Feb. 16, 8 p.m., $12.50/$15. Tantric Picasso: Thu., Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., $10/$15. Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band: Thu., March 8, 8 p.m., $13/$15.
Bambu: With Mane Rok & Deejay Tense, Sat., Jan. 28. The Unified Field: Featuring Alex and Alyson Grey, April 27-28.
Lady Wu-Tang Presents:The Wu World Order One Year Anniversary Show: LadySpeech Sankofa, starring as Ghostface, Ebony "Isis Speaks" Booth, in the role of Ol' Dirty Bastard, Bianca Mikahn as Raekwon, Suzi Q. Smith playing Method Man, DJ Bella Scratch as Inspectah Deck, DJ Manizer in the role of GZA, Xencs L. Wing starring as RZA, and Ralonda Simmons as U-God, Sat., Jan. 28, $10.
Zach Deputy: Wed., March 14, 9 p.m., $10.
The David Mayfield Parade: With Boom Chick, Fri., March 9, $10. Elliot Brood: With the Pack A.D, Mon., March 5, 9 p.m., $10. Reptar: With Finn Riggins, Wed., March 7, $10. The Swayback (CD release): With Hearts in Space and the Baltic, Sat., March 3, $10/$13.
Lydia Loveless: With Chella Negro, Thu., Jan. 12, 9 p.m. Mansions on the Moon: Fri., Jan. 13, 9 p.m., $10.50/$15. Mustard Pimp: Thu., Jan. 26, 10 p.m. YOB: With Low Gravity, Sun., Jan. 22, 10 p.m. Jenny Owen Youngs: Wed., Feb. 15, 9 p.m. Zoogma: With Mikey Thunder, Fri., Feb. 24, 9 p.m.
Resale Concert Tickets
Every Avenue: With We Are The In Crowd, Plug in Stereo, Simple as Surgery, Fri., Feb. 24, 6 p.m., $15. Junius: With O'Brother and Lucida Tela, Tue., Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., $10/$12. Maylene & the Sons of Disaster: Fri., Feb. 10.
Anchored: Mon., Feb. 6, $5/$8. Your Own Best Medicine: With Monaco, Fri., Jan. 13, $5.
The Ting Tings: Sat., March 31, 8 p.m., $25.50/$30.
Wanda Sykes: Fri., March 9. Urban Method and FACE: Sat., Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., $15-$25.
"1964" The Tribute: Fri., Aug. 24. Big Head Todd & the Monsters: Sat., June 9. The Music of ABBA - Arrival From Sweden: Fri., July 27. Third Annual John Denver Tribute: With Jim Curry with John Denver band members, Thu., June 7.
Tom Russell: Fri., April 20.
With Black Cobain, Fri., Feb. 17, 8 p.m., $25/$30.
We're currently tracking the playlists from a number of different shows, including KTCL's Locals Only*, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show, 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. *Playlist not available
Goatz! "Once Upon A Snowflake" Nitty Gritty Dirt Band "Colorado Christmas" Dianne Reeves "Let Is Snow" Nelson Rangell "My Favorite Things" Dave Beegle "A Simple Prayer" Galaxies "Christmas At the Zoo" Opie Gone Bad "Blue Christmas (f/ John Common & Jessica DiNicola)" Oh, Starling "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" Chris Daniels & the Kings "Santa's Dog House Blues" Timothy P. Irvin & The Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers "The Night Before Christmas" Melissa Axel, Modern Tuba & Friends "Sleigh Ride in Bora Bora" Travel By Sea/Greater Pacific "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Danny Oertli "Holy, Holy, Holy" Rachel James "My Favorite Time of Year" Julia Sheer & Tyler Ward "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" GogoLab "Deck the Halls" Fourth Estate "Joy" Chris Daniels & the Kings "Cool Yule" Hazel Miller "My Favorite Things" Philip Bailey "Silent Night" Tommy Bolin / Energy "Miss Christmas" Firefall "Christmas In Love" John Denver "The Christmas Song (Chestmuts Roasting On An Open Fire)" Dan Fogelberg "At Christmas Time" Timothy P. Irvin & The Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers "White Christmas" Opie Gone Bad "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (f/Jim Dalton)" Dressy Bessy "Hopped Up (On Xmas)" Danielle Ate the Sandwich "Let It Snow" Katey Laurel "Two Birds" The Apples in Stereo "Holiday Mood" Oh, Starling "Hark" Open Road "Christmas Is Near" Rob Solomon "Christmas Memories" GogoLab "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies"
Paul Whitens - Hey Girl Chuck Eaton - Woman Dressy Bessy - Call It Even Wes and Victoria Hamil - Evolution Revolution Dave Boktel - Sunrise RJ Ballard - This Way The Five and Dimers - Every Memory The Last Flight Out - No Sync Blues ButNaked - Right Now Jill Stevenson - Let Me Know David Michael - Let Up On Me Johnny Rhino - Haitian Goodbye John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light - In My Neighborhood
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