Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Black Sheep outdoor concerts to resume with Sevendust

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 11:23 AM

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Spring is just around the corner — an all too distant corner, perhaps, but a corner nonetheless. So it’s only fitting that the Black Sheep is already making plans for a rare outdoor parking lot performance, the most recent of which was their July 2017 show featuring Reel Big Fish, The Queers, and The Expendable. This year’s first such event will take place on May 23 and feature Sevendust, the Atlanta alt-metal band that’s scored nine Top 20 albums over the past two decades, as well as a string of succinctly titled singles that includes “Denial,” “Waffle,” “Praise,” and “Enemy.” Additional acts will be announced in the months ahead.

In the meantime, here’s the rest of this week’s new show announcements.

Potato Pirates, Nuns of Brixton, Marquis Theater, Denver, March 27
Bones (UK), Marquis Theater, Denver, March 29
Wax, Mac Lethal, Black Sheep, April 4
The Grass Is Dead, Black Sheep, April 7
JDirty, Marquis Theater, Denver, April 7
Mansionair, Mikky Ekko, Nombe, Marquis Theater, Denver, April 21
Sepiatonic, Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, Denver, May 4
Smallpools, Great Good Fine OK, Marquis Theater, Denver, May 14
Sevendust, Black Sheep (outdoor parking lot), May 23
Mushroomhead, Black Sheep, May 24
Amber Mark, Marquis Theater, Denver, May 25
D.O.A., MDC, Black Sheep, May 25
Night Riots, Marquis Theater, Denver, June 26,
David Crosby, Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, June 28
The Dan Band, Summit Music Hall, June 29
David Crosby, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, June 29
Vans Warped Tour, Pepsi Center, Denver, July 1

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Imagine Dragons, Smashing Pumpkins, and Tricky announce Colorado dates

Posted By on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:18 AM

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The British are coming — or will be this summer — led by UK trip-hop pioneer Tricky and 2018 Brit Award winner Dua Lipa. Both have scheduled Colorado shows for the coming months, as have grunge crooner Billy Corgan's Smashing Pumpkins, arena-pop favorites Imagine Dragons, and Todd Rundgren's proggy rock band Utopia. And with that, here's this week's full list of new show announcements:

  1. Vista Kicks, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, March 22
  2. Sharone & The Wind, Marquis Theater, Denver, April 13
  3. Fighting Against the Phoenix, Black Sheep, April 14
  4. RZA, Paramount Theatre, Denver April 17
  5. Kash’d Out and Tunnel Vision, Black Sheep, April 19
  6. Chris Webby, Black Sheep, April 21
  7. Sons of Apollo, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, April 25
  8. Post Malone, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, May 2
  9. Leeway, Marquis Theater, Denver, May 3
  10. Tricky, Marquis Theater, Denver, May 9
  11. Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Paramount Theatre, May 24
  12. Bassnectar, 1STBANK Center, Broomfield, June 1-3
  13. Anvil, Streets of London, Denver, June 6
  14. The Monkees’ Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz, Paramount Theatre, Denver, June 12
  15. Dispatch, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, June 17
  16. Dua Lipa, Fllmore Auditorium, Denver, June 26
  17. Imagine Dragons, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, July 16
  18. Luke Bryan, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Aug. 4
  19. Yonder Mountain String & The Infamous Stringdusters, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Aug. 4
  20. Coheed and Cambria & Taking Back Sunday, Sculpture Park at Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver, Aug. 6
  21. Smashing Pumpkins, Pepsi Center, Denver, Sept. 5

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Brit Awards dominated by Grammy favorites

Posted By on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 11:50 AM

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While U.K music fans may not appreciate their beloved Brit Awards constantly being referred to as “The British Grammys,” the Feb. 21 announcement of this year’s winners went a long way toward confirming that nickname.

Three of the eight Brit Award winners — Kendrick Lamar, The Foo Fighters, Lorde — are non-UK acts who were also 2018 Grammy Nominees, while Damon Albarn’s animated Gorillaz (who actually are British) have nearly a dozen Grammy nominations under their belt. It’s also a safe bet that three of the remaining 2018 winners — Harry Styles, Rag’n’Bone Man, and Dua Lipa — will all be feted at next year’s Grammy celebration.

In fact, the only Brit award winner who will likely never find favor among Grammy voters is Stormzy, whose mix of grime, jungle and garage music doesn't play well in America.

Compare that to the preceding decade, where half of the Brit Awards’ “Single of the Year” winners — Little Mix, Rudimental, Tinie Tempah, JLS, and Girls Aloud — linger in obscurity here in the States

All of which raises the possibility that the U.K. and U.S. music scenes have begun to coalesce in a way that hasn’t been seen since the ‘60s, when the Beatles, Stones and several other British Invasion artists ruled the American airwaves. Whether or not that would be a good thing remains to be seen.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Clint Black, Ariel Pink, Bruno Mars and Cardi B top new show announcements

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:38 AM

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Bruno Mars and Cardi B are adding a second Pepsi Center show? Be still, our beating hearts. Or, for those of us whose hearts beat to an entirely different rhythm tracks, the latest show announcements include Ozzy Osbourne’s No More Tours 2 (his previous “farewell tour” was back in 1992), Clint Black, The Descendents, MGMT, Joan Jett, Luis Miguel, Neal Morse, and Ariel Pink.

Here’s this week's full list:

1000 Miles of Fire, Marquis Theater, Denver, March 10
Neal Morse, Soiled Dove, Denver, March 17
Apathy and Celph Titled, Black Sheep, March 25
Jon Wolfe, Black Sheep, March 29
Consider The Source, Black Sheep, Apr. 12
Hayley Kiyoko, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Apr. 28
Desert Daze Caravan with Ariel Punk and DIIV, Summit Music Hall, Denver, May 3
MGMT, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, May 7
Luis Miguel, Pepsi Center, Denver, May 20
Hawthorne Heights, Marquis Theater, Denver, May 24
Red Wanting Blue, Marquis Theater, Denver, May 24
Alice Merton and Vance Joy, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, May 30
Hawthorne Heights, Black Sheep, June 3
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts with Styx and Tesla, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver, June 5
The Descendents, Black Sheep, June 7
Clint Black, Paramount Theatre, Denver, June 8
Sleep, Ogden Theatre, June 11
Melvins, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, Aug. 10
Bruno Mars and Cardi B, Pepsi Center, Denver, Sept. 7 & 8
Ozzy Osbourne, Pepsi Center, Denver Oct. 2

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen issues mea culpa for everything

Posted By on Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 9:30 AM

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It can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between outspoken activism and publicity-hungry opportunism, especially when it involves a pop musician with a new album and tour to promote.

Take, for instance, recent statements by Ministry’s Al Jourgensen. Last month, his label sent out an email with the attention-getting subject line:

“MINISTRY's Al Jourgensen talks about the recent sexual harassment claims.”

And then, of course, there's this one, which was posted Feb. 9th by his label’s German website:

“MINISTRY - Al Jourgensen's ‘Mea Culpa’ to European journalists for why Americans elected Trump president!”

As it turn out, Jourgensen is not taking personal responsibility for Trump’s election, nor were the sexual harassment claims he’s responding to actually directed toward him.

But Jourgensen does want you to know about the forthcoming AmeriKKKant, which will be released on March. This will be the 14th studio album from the band that was transformed by producer Adrian Sherwood from well-coiffed ‘80s New Wave act to enduring Industrial Rock standard bearers.

And while you’re waiting for new music, here’s the promotional video for “MINISTRY - Al's take on the Sexual Harassment claims in the media (OFFICIAL TRAILER)”



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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Paul Simon farewell tour tops new show announcements

Posted By on Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 4:20 PM

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Paul Simon’s February announcement that he’s about to embark on his "Homeward Bound Farewell Tour" — which will include a May 30th Denver stop at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre — comes more than 60 years after he and Art Garfunkel recorded their debut single, “Hey Schoolgirl,” under the name Tom & Jerry.

In a Feb. 5 statement, the singer-songwriter explained that the death of his lead guitarist and longtime friend Vincent N’guini was a contributing factor, and that being away from his wife and family was taking much of the joy out of touring. Ending his performing career, he wrote, “feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief,” although he still expects to play the occasional benefit concert.

Tickets for the Denver date will be available at the AXS event site beginning Thursday, Feb. 8, at 10 am.

Meanwhile, here’s the full list of this week’s new show announcements:

Altan, Daniels Hall, Denver, March 3
Ceschi, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, March 12
Olivia Jean, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, March 21
Dying Fetus with Thy Art is Murder, Summit Music Hall, Denver, March 24
Thirdstory, Marquis Theater, Denver, March 31
Dixie Dregs, Boulder Theater, Denver, Apr. 14
Turnstile, Marquis Theater, Denver, Apr. 14
Ho99o9 with 3Teeth, Marquis Theater, Denver, Apr. 22
Madison Beer, Marquis Theater, Denver, May 1
Zoe, Summit Music Hall, Denver, May 9
Charly Bliss, Marquis Theater, Denver, May 11
Poison with Cheap Trick and Pop Evil, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, May 23
King Tuff, Globe Hall, Denver, May 29
Paul Simon, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, May 30
Justin Timberlake, Pepsi Center, Denver, Jan. 29, 2019

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Shaggy 2 Dope and Dark Carnival Games coming to Colorado

Posted By on Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 8:36 AM

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Juggalo Alert: Colorado Springs denizens of the Dark Carnival already know that Insane Clown Posse emcee Shaggy 2 Dope — the one who wonders how “fucking magnets” work in the band’s 2010 hit “Miracles” — will soon be making his way to the Black Sheep for a Feb. 13 show promoting his first solo album in a decade.

But that’s just the beginning. ICP’s label Psychopathic Records has announced that the Dark Carnival Games Convention will be held at Denver’s Crowne Plaza Convention Center from May 11-13. Promoters are promising a “spectacle of games, arcades, contests, gameshows, autograph signings, seminars, movies, Juggalo gladiatorial combat, inflatable games, and concerts” that will capture the spirit of the earliest Juggalo gatherings.

Tickets are $50 for all three days and include admission to concerts, which will feature performances by the Insane Clown Posse and numerous other Psychopathic recording artists. Juggalo Fam members are also eligible for discounted rates at the adjacent Crowne Hotel, which has same-day laundry and dry cleaning service, perfect for removing those embarrassing Faygo stains.

You can visit the official DCG Con site for more details.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Tech N9ne, Pretenders, and Elton John announce Colorado shows

Posted By on Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 12:34 PM

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  • The Pretenders will join Def Leppard and Journey at Coors Field.

The big winner in this week's Colorado concert showdown is our own hometown Black Sheep, with new show announcements that include hip-hop favorites Black Pegasus, Shaggy 2 Dope, and Tech N9ne. Further north, you'll find the Celtic band Altan, alt-rock act Minus The Bear, and, just one year from now, the classic pop icon Elton John.

Here's this week's full new concert rundown. Tickets for all shows are on sale now, unless otherwise noted.

• Shaggy 2 Dope, Black Sheep, Feb. 13
• Grindmother, Black Sheep, Feb. 14
• Ren Thomas, Black Sheep, Feb. 26
• Altan, Daniels Hall, Denver, March 3
• Black Pegasus, Black Sheep, March 3
• Shoreline Mafia, Marquis Theater, Denver, March 13
• Act Of Defiance, Black Sheep, March 20
• Adelitas Way, Black Sheep, March 24
Roy Wood$, Summit Music Hall, Denver, March 27 (On Sale Feb. 2)
• Thirdstory, Marquis Theater, Denver, March 31 (On Sale Feb. 2)
• Shawn James, Black Sheep, Apr. 9
• The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Black Sheep, Apr. 15
• Chaos & Carnage Festival feat. Carnifex, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Apr. 29 (On Sale Feb. 2)
• Satyricon, Marquis Theater, Denver, May 18
• Minus The Bear, Summit Music Hall, Denver, May 30
Lettuce & The Floozies, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, June 8 (On Sale Feb. 2)
• Tech N9ne, Black Sheep, June 21
• Pretenders with Def Leppard and Journey, Coors Field, Denver, July 21 (On Sale Feb. 3)
• Luke Bryan, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Aug. 4
• Chris Stapleton, Pepsi Center, Denver, Aug. 10 (On Sale Feb. 9)
• Elton John, Pepsi Center, Denver, Feb. 7, 2019 (On Sale Feb. 2)








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