Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Kid Rock cancels candidacy, announces Denver show

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:34 PM

Kid Rock announced Tuesday that he is no longer running for the U.S. Senate — it was all just a joke, he swears — but that tickets for his upcoming “Greatest Show on Earth 2018 Tour” will be going on sale this Friday. The itinerary will include a March 20 date at the Pepsi Center.

The Detroit native will also be releasing a new album called Sweet Southern Sugar on Nov. 3. The new material, according to his publicist, will range “from country to classic rock, with a little rap sprinkled in between.”

Meanwhile, here’s this week’s full list of new show announcements. All tickets are on sale now unless otherwise noted.

• A Benefit For The Las Vegas First Responders,
Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 2

• Falsifier, Black Sheep, Nov. 19

• Daedelus, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Nov. 24

• Set To Stun, Marquis Theater, Denver, Wednesday, Nov. 29

• Derek Luh & Sammy Wilk, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 3

• Black Smurf, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Dec. 6

• Dayshell, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 6

• The All American Rejects, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Dec. 7

• Scarface, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Dec. 10

• Robb Banks, Summit Music Hall, Tuesday, Dec. 12 (tickets on sale Friday)

• Saints Of Never After, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 15

• The Defectives, Marquis Theater, Denver, Jan. 4

• John Maus, Marquis Theater, Denver, Jan. 19 (tickets on sale Friday)

• Seaway, Marquis Theater, Denver, Feb. 4 (tickets on sale Friday)

• Punk Against Trump featuring Anti-Flag, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Jan. 20

• Avatar, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Jan. 31 (tickets on sale Friday)

• The Dangerous Summer, Marquis Theater, Denver, Feb. 13 (tickets on sale Friday)
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A Perfect Circle confirms new 2018 album at World Arena show

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Monday night, A Perfect Circle and The Beta Machine played an early show at the Broadmoor World Arena. Partway through that headlining set, singer Maynard James Keenan confirmed that, yes, A Perfect Circle will release a new album in 2018. And if our recent interview with guitarist Billy Howerdel is anything to go by, the album should come out second quarter.

At the show, openers The Beta Machine played a brief but intense set of electronic-inflected rock, guitars more driving and textural than riffy. Claire Acey (vocals) and Nick Perez (guitar) form half the band, along with APC bassist Matt McJunkins (bass) and APC/Puscifer drummer Jeff Friedl (drums).

McJunkins and Friedl did an admirable job with their double-header, helping Billy Howerdel (guitar) and James Iha (guitar/keyboard) perform a selection of highlights and deep cuts, including two covers (John Lennon's "Imagine" and Depeche Mode's "People Are People") and the Massive Attack-remixed 3 Libras (All Main Courses mix) from 2004's remix album aMOTION.

The quintet also stomped through new single "The Doomed," as well as "Hourglass" and "Feathers" from the upcoming album. And while APC's set stayed largely moody and intense, Keenan's signature sense of humor shone through at points. During the bridge of Mer de Noms cut "Thinking of You," Keenan, hair done up in partial pigtails, skipped the vocals and whipped out a pair of shake weights.

Check out the Indy's photo slideshow below.

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Warped joins the music cruise business

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 8:18 AM


Imagine, if you will, being stranded on a desert island along with two dozen pop-punk bands plus 2000 of their closest fans.

A throng of ‘90s music diehards will be running that risk as Warped Rewind at Sea sets sail from the port of New Orleans on Oct. 28. Star attractions will include 3OH!3, Bowling for Soup, Good Charlotte, The Juliana Theory, Reel Big Fish, American Hi-Fi, The Aquabats, and Simple Plan. The cruise ship tour will make its way to Cozumel, Mexico, and then, if all goes well, be back in New Orleans on November 1.

And yes, there will be a live-band emo karaoke night, so keep an eye on those life rafts.

Meanwhile, for those who prefer their Warped Tours landlocked, promoters have just announced a survey to help determine which bands appear at next summer’s festival.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Stargazers announces Elephant Revival New Year's Eve show

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 2:23 PM

Elephant Revival - LISA SICILIANO
  • Lisa Siciliano
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For local music enthusiasts who don’t want to travel beyond city limits for this year’s New Years Eve celebration, Elephant Revival's newly announced Stargazers show will come as good news. The venue, fans may recall, sold out a Dec. 11 holiday show last year, but the band had to cancel earlier that week. Happily enough, they'll be making it up to disappointed fans on Dec. 31. Tickets are on sale now, but most likely not for long.

Meanwhile, here's this week’s full list of new show announcements. All tickets are on sale now, unless otherwise noted.

• Dirty Thieves, Marquis Theater, Denver, Oct. 22
• Little Car, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Nov. 13
• Hard Working Americans (featuring Todd Snider), Fox Theater, Boulder, Nov. 14
• Scream Blue Murder, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Nov. 15
• Evinair, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 25
• SIR, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 8
• The Anchor with Tonight We Rise, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 16
• Agnostic Front, Black Sheep, Dec. 19 (tickets on sale Oct. 19)
• Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Globe Hall, Denver, Dec. 29-31
• The Wailers, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Jan. 17, 2018
• Silverstein & Tonight Alive, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Jan. 26, 2018
• Dar Williams, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Feb. 27, 2018
• Galactic, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, March 17, 2018 (tickets on sale Oct. 20)
• Chicago, Pikes Peak Center, March 20, 2018
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Frank Zappa, the Halloween costume and odd hologram tour

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 1:00 AM

The Frank Zappa “Halloween 77” costume box.
  • The Frank Zappa “Halloween 77” costume box.
While Harley Quinn, Donald Trump and Stephen King’s creepy clown are bound to be well-represented at this year’s Halloween parties, the truly discerning pop-culture aficionado will be dressing up as Frank Zappa. A stylish outfit you’ll want to wear the whole year round, this newly issued retro-style Zappa mask and costume capture the ironic humor of the dearly departed rock genius. The deluxe “Halloween 77” box set is accompanied by a candy-shaped USB stick containing 158 tracks of tasty live performances, in 24-bit audio, from a four-night concert run in New York City. You can pre-order the set, which will ship on Oct. 20. In other news, the Zappa Family Trust has announced that Frank will be doing a national tour as a hologram in 2018. And no, we’re not making that up.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Iration and P!nk announce onsale dates

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 1:26 PM

  • Iration
We’ve finally reached that tipping point where most of the shows going on sale this Friday won’t actually be taking place until 2018.

But as far away as that may seem, don’t be surprised if tickets to them — especially St. Vincent, Iration, and P!nk — sell out very quickly.

Here then, for your planning purposes, is this week’s full list of new show announcements and onsale dates:

On sale Friday, Oct. 13
• Jazz Masters & Beyond, with Philip Bailey & Larry Dunn, Dianne Reeves, Bill Frisell and Ron Miles, Paramount Theatre, Denver, Nov. 28
• Christmas Jam, with Chris Young, Chris Janson and Chris Lane, 1stBank Center, Denver, Dec. 14
• St. Vincent, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Jan. 15, 2018
• Iration, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Feb. 3, 2018
• NF, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, March 2, 2018
• Walk Off the Earth, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, March 13, 2018
• P!nk, Pepsi Center, Denver, May 8, 2018

On sale now
• Crowbar,
Black Sheep, Nov. 25
• The Wailers, Fine Arts Center, Jan. 17, 2018
• Dar Williams, Fine Arts center, Feb. 27, 2018
• Sam Smith, Pepsi Center, Denver, Aug. 21, 2018

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Radiohead, Kate Bush and The Meters among 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame finalists

Posted By on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Kate Bush
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Many are called, but few are chosen. The many — in this case, a short list of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2018 finalists — were announced Thursday, and the nominations go to:

Bon Jovi
The Cars
Depeche Mode
Dire Straits
J. Geils Band
Judas Priest
Kate Bush
LL Cool J
Link Wray
The Meters
The Moody Blues
Nina Simone
Rage Against The Machine
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
The Zombies

From a historical perspective, it's worth noting that Nina Simone has in the past been recognized for her unparalleled explorations of jazz, R&B, blues, soul, folk, gospel and classical music, but this may well be the first time she’s been accused of being a being rock ‘n’ roll artist. That said, the organization has been venturing outside its namesake genre for some time, perhaps out of fear that, with five inductions a year, they’ll soon run out of worthy rock acts.

The induction ceremony will take place in Cleveland on April 14, 2018.
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Atmosphere and Papa Roach top new show announcements

Posted By on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 11:23 AM

Papa Roach
  • Papa Roach

Red Rocks may be one of the most beautiful venues in the country, but it’s not exactly intimate. So those fans of Atmosphere and Papa Roach who long to see their favorite artists indoors and relatively up close will be glad to know that both have announced Colorado shows that are just that.

Tickets go on sale this Friday for Papa Roach at the Fillmore Auditorium, while Atmosphere are booked to play the Boulder Theater. Other notable new show announcements include Freddy Cole (pianist, singer and brother to Nat King Cole) at Dazzle Jazz, Powerman 5000 (fronted by Rob Zombie’s son Spider One) at the Black Sheep, and Australian metal band Ne Obliviscaris (who apparently have no famous relatives) at Globe Hall.

Here’s this week’s full list of new show announcements. All tickets are on sale now unless otherwise noted.

• He Is Legend, Black Sheep, Oct. 19
• The Nova Kicks, Marquis Theater, Denver, Oct. 25
• Gorgon City, Beta Nightclub, Denver, Oct. 29
• Lo-Pan, Black Sheep, Oct. 31
• Freddy Cole, Dazzle Jazz, Denver, Nov. 1
• Ne Obliviscaris, Globe Hall, Denver, Nov. 5
• Diarrhea Planet, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 5
• The Burial Plot, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 9
• Type, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Nov. 10
• Powerman 5000, Black Sheep, Nov. 17
• The Wailin’ Jennys, Stargazers, Nov. 18
• DeadPhish Orchestra, Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple, Denver, Nov. 18-19
• Free Throw, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Nov. 20
• My Body Sings Electric, Hodi’s Half Note, Denver, Nov. 30
• Scale The Summit, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 30
• My Body Sings Electric, Black Sheep, Dec. 1
• Signor Benedict and the Moor, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Dec. 5
• Papa Roach, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Dec. 9 (on sale Oct. 6)
• Atmosphere, Boulder Theatre, Boulder, Dec. 13
• August Burns Red, Summit Music Hall, Denver Jan. 29, 2018 (on sale Oct. 6)

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