Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Girl Talk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Battles, Bon Iver and Feist, LMFAO, Destroyer, Anders Osborne and Classix were announced; the Swayback, Coles Whalen and Strip the Stars got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Grimes, Tyga and Fun. were the top sellers at our local record stores. Page down for a complete rundown.
This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates
As reported earlier, Girl Talk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Battles will headline this year's Westword Music Showcase, and Bon Iver and Feist at Red Rocks. Tickets for the former go on sale Monday, March 5, while the latter goes on sale this Friday, March 2.
LMFAO hits Red Rocks on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28) with Far East Movement, The Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons and Natalia Kills. Tickets ($49.50/$59.50) go on sale on Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers visits Red Rocks with Emmylou Harris and Arlo Guthrie on Wednesday, July 18. Tickets ($45-$95) on Friday, March 2 at 10 a.m.
Finally, the Bluebird has a series of new shows that go on sale this Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m., including Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate Solo Acoustic Band on Sunday, April 29, Anders Osborne on Friday, May 18, Destroyer on Saturday, June 9 and Classix on Saturday, June 23.
Geoff Tate Solo Acoustic Band: Sun., April 29, 8 p.m., $25.50/$30.
Anders Osborne: Fri., May 18, 9 p.m., $15.50/$20.
Classixx: Sat., June 23, 10 p.m., $12/$15.
Destroyer: With Sandro Perri, Sat., June 9, $16.50/$18.
Toby Keith: With Brantley Gilbert, Fri., June 15, 7 p.m.
Ane Brun: Sun., May 20, 8 p.m., $10/$12.
Dev: Wed., April 4, 9 p.m., $15.
James Morrison: Tue., May 8.
Portland Cello Project: With Emily Wells, Fri., May 11.
Eligh & Amp Live: Tue., March 20, 9 p.m., $8/$10.
Westword Music Showcase: Featuring Girl Talk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Battles and more than 150 local bands on 12 stages and one outdoor stage, Sat., June 23.
The Epilogues: With Take To The Oars, the Say So, Eldren, Royal Heist, Fri., March 23, 9 p.m., $12/$15.
Hemlock: With Intertwined, the Silent Divine, Controlled Demise, Wall Of The, Fallen, Inexerfy, It's Always Sunny In Tijuana, Sun., March 11.
Lexigram (CD release): With Seris, Fire In the Asylum, Panal S.A. de C.V, Sat., April 21.
Electric Guest: Wed., April 25, 9 p.m., $12.50/$15.
K.Flay: Fri., April 13, 9 p.m., $10.50/$15.
Star Slinger: With Samurai Buck and Cy Young, Tue., March 20.
Tiger & Woods: Wed., April 18, 8 p.m., $13/$15.
Passafire: Sat., April 7, 8 p.m., $12.
Cavo: With Janus, Thu., April 26, 7 p.m., $12/$15
Les Jupes: With Tulip Wars, Kenny Lee Young (of Pearls For Breakfast), Wed., March 21, $5.
Medic: With Viretta, Forget Me Not, Fri., March 16, $5.
Microdots: With Lightlooms and Go Star, Sat., March 17, $5.
Psychostick: With Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, Fri., April 27, $10/$15.
Stoned Wallabies: With ShowCage, The Tickle Mafia, Blue Sky Carnival Band, Sat., March 10, $7.
Axwell: Thu., April 19, 9 p.m., $25
Aziz Ansari: Sat., July 21, 7:30 p.m., $39.
Bill Maher: Fri., July 27, 8 p.m., $55-$75.
Bon Iver: With Feist, Thu., May 31, 7 p.m., $39.75-$44.75.
LMFAO: With Far East Movement, the Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons and Natalia Kills, Mon., May 28, 7 p.m., $49.50-$59.50.
Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers: With Emmylou Harris and Arlo Guthrie, Wed., July 18, 7 p.m., $45-$95.
Styx, Reo Speedwagon and Ted Nugent: Tue., May 8, 7 p.m., $37.50-$125.
Fear Factory: With Shadows Fall, the Devastated, the Browning and Legacy of Disorder, Sat., May 19, 6 p.m., $22/$24.
Re:Creation featuring Nit Grit: With Antennae and Gladkill, Fri., April 6, 8 p.m., $20/$25.
Thrice: Wed., June 6, 7 p.m., $19/$23.