The Fray: Opens for U2 at Invesco Field Sat + Plays Secret Show at the Fox Tonight. The Band’s Isaac Slade Talks with the Daily About the Shows + New Record

The Fray opens for U2 and plays secret show in Boulder

The Fray helped put the Colorado music scene on the map, but the band’s ready to shake things up.

The local group’s recording a new album that’s heading into full-tilt rock ‘n’ roll mode — and The Fray’s ready to open U2’s Saturday show at Invesco Field.

The Fray will warm up for the U2 gig with a special show at the Fox tonight — and show off its new tunes. The band advertised the show as The Juarez Street Fighters, but savvy fans figured it out  and the show sold out. However, there are still tickets to Saturday’s U2/Fray bill in Denver.

Isaac Slade (The Fray’s) frontman talked to the Daily about the new record, the band’s rocking new tunes and getting ready for both Colorado shows. Check it out:http://www.coloradodaily.com/food-drink-news/ci_18089133#axzz1MpH1ATYq

Stay tuned. This could be a ground-breaking year for The Fray.

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Atmosphere Interview: Slug Discusses Family Vacation Tour, New Album “The Family Sign” + Tuesday’s Sold Out Show at the Fox

Atmosphere plays sold out Tuesday show at the Fox Theatre

Atmosphere is set to play Red Rocks this summer, but lucky Boulder ticket holders will get a sneak peak of the tour at Tuesday’s Fox Theatre show.

The Fox concert is sold out, and the very cool line-up includes Grieves, Budo, Musab and DJ Abilities.  Atmosphere is touring to promote its latest CD, “The Family Sign” and its Family Vacation Tour.

The Daily talked with Atmosphere rapper/co-founder Slug and found out about the new recording project, the summer tour and what makes this alternative hip-hop act tick. Check it out at:http://www.coloradodaily.com/music/ci_18041748#axzz1MAf2OUiS

If you didn’t score a Fox Theatre ticket, Atmosphere will bring a new line-up of The Family Vacation Tour to Red Rocks on Aug. 19.

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Phish Plays Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado Sept. 2-4. General Public Tickets on Sale June 4

 

Phish is ready to play Colorado Sept. 2-4 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park

You can’t keep Phish away from Colorado for very long, and now the ultimate jam band’s ready to return for a Labor Day weekend run of shows.

 Yes, the jamsters will play Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City Colorado (outside Denver) on Sept. 2-4.  OK, this isn’t the state’s pick of outdoor concert venues, but Phish fans will love all the room they’ll have to wander around and groove to the music.

An on-line ticket request period is now underway at http://phish.portals.musictoday.com. That will conclude on May 23. Then, general public tickets go on sale June 4 at www.tickethorse.com. Fans will get to decide whether they want field tickets or tickets in the stands — and they’ll have plenty of room to tool around the park.

Yes, Phish fans there will be camping! Three-day camping/parking tickets are available, too.

GA floor tickets are $60 per show and GA Bowl tickets are $47.50 per show. These will be all-ages shows.

Better get your tickets early!

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Mason Jennings Plays Pearl Street Music Festival Friday at the Boulder Theater. Read the Interview + See the Fest Schedule with Dr. Dog, The Head and The Heart, Paper Bird, Gregory Alan Isakov and More

Mason Jennings headlines the Boulder Theater Friday for the Pearl Street Music Fest

Singer/songwriter Mason Jennings is getting ready to release a new record, so he’s been selective about his concert schedule.

Fortunately, Jennings decided that the one fest he’ll play this summer is this weekend’s Pearl Street Music Festival  in Boulder. The two-day event takes place Friday and Saturday at a variety of downtown venues.

Jennings headlines the Boulder Theater Friday, and he’ll be joined by The Head and The Heart and Gregory Alan Isakov. Saturday Dr. Dog headlines the venue with openers Paper Bird.

You can read the Daily’s interview with Jennings and find out about his new CD and solo show at the theater, plus check out the band and music roster for this weekend’s festivaly:http://www.coloradodaily.com/music-news/ci_17991139#axzz1LW59kATV

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Macklemore Interview: Seattle Hip-Hop Artist Hits the Fox Theatre Saturday with Ryan Lewis

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis hit the Fox Theatre in Boulder on Saturday

Macklemore is becoming one of the hottest hip-hop tickets in Colorado.

The rapper packs all his local shows, so it’s no surprise that Saturday’s show at the Fox is already sold out. Lucky fans will get to see Macklemore and his musical partner Ryan Lewis in rare form.

The Daily caught up with Macklemore last week and talked to the hip-hop pro about his socially-conscious rhymes, how he got started in the biz and the Boulder show. Read it all at: http://www.coloradodaily.com/ci_17942018?source=most_emailed#axzz1Kw5t8O93

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Xavier Rudd Interview: Aussie Musician Plays First Solo US Tour in Five Years — Plays Denver’s Ogden on Friday

Xavier Rudd plays a solo show at the Ogden on Friday

 It’s been a long time since Aussie musician Xavier Rudd’s played a solo show in the states.

The artist’s ready to hit Denver’s Ogden Theatre on Saturday and show off his streamlined Tap Root tour. Rudd will be performing tunes from his latest CD, “Koonyum Sun” — and showing off his skills on the didgeridoo.

The Daily chatted with Rudd and found out about the new record, the solo tour and the musician’s latest environmental cause.  Check out the full interview here: http://www.coloradodaily.com/ci_17933569?source=most_viewed#axzz1KsMNrE1s

Rudd always puts on amazing shows and you don’t want to miss this solo performance.

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My Chemical Romance Interview: Rockers Play Sold Out Saturday Show at Denver’s Fillmore

My Chemical Romance plays a sold out show at the Fillmore on Saturday

My Chemical Romance is still working its post-apocalyptic rocking record, “Danger Days: The Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.”

The rockers are playing back-to-basics shows for this tour and the band’s hitting Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday. Yes, the show is sold out.

The Daily did catch up with MCR guitarist Frank Iero and he discusses the band’s latest tour, “Danger Days” and the group’s project to help Japan. You can read the full interview at: http://www.coloradodaily.com/food-drink-news/ci_17795856

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Beats Antique Interview: Group Brings Its Electro World Music to the Boulder Theater Friday

 

Beats Antique plays the Boulder Theater Friday

Beats Antique means business when the act brings its roadshow to town.

The electro world beat outfit adds extra performers and dancers to give fans the real Beats Antique experience. Word is spreading and Beats Antique is set to play every summer music fest from Bonnaroo to Electric Forest.

Friday Beats Antique brings its full road show to the Boulder Theater and the buzz is on about this event.

Read the Daily interview with DJ/dancer Zoe Jakes and find out more about the group’s very cool blend of music and live show: http://www.coloradodaily.com/entertainment/ci_17784747?source=most_viewed#axzz1Imvs6Fz3

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GlowFest 2011 at CU Boulder: Savoy and Crystal Castles Help Debut New Electronic Fest April 22 at Balch Fieldhouse




Crystal Castles play CU Boulder’s Glowfest 2011

Get your glow sticks out — ’cause the CU Program Council’s debuting the new electronic music fest called Glowfest 2011.


The electronic music party features former Boulderites Savoy, red hot electro act Crystal Castles, Sorry For Partying, Fresh2Death, Thick Chick and McAdoo.


Glowfest 2011 takes place Friday, April 22 in CU’s Balch Field House. The venue hasn’t been used for awhile so it will be nice to see a big concert hit CU. The show starts at 6 p.m. and runs all evening.


Tickets are on sale now.  Tickets for students are $25, general tickets are $30, DOS tix are $40 and VIP tickets are $60. Get more  ticket info at www.cuglowfest.com You can also find out  how to win a DJ spot at the fest.

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Wanda Jackson Interview: Jackson and Jack White (The White Stripes) Join Forces on New Album. And Jackson Headlines the Boulder Theater on Friday

Wanda Jackson and Jack White joined forces for "The Party Ain't Over"

Wanda Jackson joined forces with Jack White (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs) and the duo created the new album, “The Party Ain’t Over.”

Jackson has been performing since the 1950’s  — and she was the first female rocker to hit the road. We can thank Elvis Presley for that.  The performer’s feisty rock tunes are now hitting a younger fanbase, so she asked White to produce her new album.

“The Party Ain’t Over’s” a hit with a new generation of fans, and Jackson’s scoring gigs at SXSW and Bonnaroo.

Friday, Jackson brings her rock show to the Boulder Theater with a full back-up band. The performer changes up her bands, so it should be interesting to see who’s playing Boulder.

Jackson chatted with the Daily about how Elvis got her career going,  working with Jack White and her new record. Find out more about this fascinating performer:http://www.coloradodaily.com/ci_17735013?source=most_viewed#axzz1ICiSa98j

You go girl, go.

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