Pretty Lights at Red Rocks Aug 13 — Tix on Sale Sat. And Widespread Panic Plays the Rocks June 24-26 Pre-Sale Tix on Sale Thursday

Pretty Lights is set to play Red Rocks Aug. 13

 The best place on the planet to see concerts is Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

That’s why Pretty Lights and Widespread Panic are hosting big summer shows on “The Rocks.”

Pretty Lights is set to play Red Rocks Aug. 13 and tickets go on sale Saturday. The tickets are running $37.50-$75 before all those extra fees. Pretty Lights will also play the Fillmore on Aug. 12.

Interestingly enough, three Denver promoters — Live Nation, AEG and Bill Bass are all presenting the show. Everybody wants a piece of the Pretty Lights action.

Then, Widespread Panic announced its 25th anniversary tour. The ultimate jam band will play three shows at Red Rocks — June 24-26.  Pre-sale tickets are available Thursday and regular tix go on sale Fri.  Tickets are $47.50 for each show.

Stay tuned, this is just the beginning of Red Rocks’ summer concert schedule.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela CU Boulder Show Postponed to April 27 — Due to “Unforseen Scheduling Conflicts”

Rodrigo y Gabriela show at CU postponed until April 27

CU students were psyched to have Rodrigo y Gabriela play a special sold out show at Macky Auditorium on Friday.

Late this afternoon, it was announced that Rod and Gab were postponing their shows due to an “unforseen scheduling conflict with the performers, completely out of control of the University of Colorado.”

The show’s been re-scheduled for Apr. 27 and the Apr. 1 tickets will be honored at that time. There will be a refund period for  student ticket-holders from April 4 to April 15 at the UMC connection.

A little birdie told me that part of the reason the scheduling conflict came up, was due to a Captain Jack Sparrow.

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Travie McCoy Interview: Gym Class Heroes Star Flies Solo: Plays Denver’s Summit Music Hall Monday

 

Travie McCoy plays the Summit Music Hall Monday

Travie McCoy loves his alternative rap outfit Gym Class Heroes, but he’s been taking some time off to promote his solo career.

McCoy’s now on a solo tour to promote his latest album “Lazarus.” The record features his hit collaborations “Billionaire” with Bruno Mars” and Dr. Feel Good with Cee Lo Green.

Monday, McCoy brings his solo show to Denver’s Summit Music Hall. Opening the show is Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and his new band Black Cards.

Read the Colorado Daily interview with McCoy and find out about this tour and the new Gym Class Heroes album:http://www.coloradodaily.com/music-news/ci_17684311#axzz1HYJps261

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Rose Hill Drive Opens Stone Temple Pilot Shows in April and May for East Coast Run of Dates

Rose Hill Drive is set to open East Coast dates for Stone Temple Pilots

It didn’t take local band Rose Hill Drive very long to renew its career.

The Boulder rockers are recording a new album and now they’re ready to hit the road to show off their new tuness.

Rose Hill Drive will be opening seven shows for hard-driving rockers the Stone Temple Pilots. The tour dates starts April 22 in Indiana, PA and runs through May 7 in Rochester NY.

Rose Hill Drive’s had lots of experience opening for national and international acts, but this mini-tour’s a real coup for the local band.

Stay tuned. I’m sure Rose Hill Drive will have a busy touring summer.

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Girl Talk Interview: Gregg Gillis Talks About His New Music and Friday and Saturday’s Shows at the Ogden

 

Girl Talk plays the Ogden Friday and Saturday

Gregg Gillis is pretty excited about Girl Talk’s new music and stage show.

The producer has a new mash-up of music he’ll be bringing to the Ogden Theater Friday and Saturday. Gillis invites less people onto the Girl Talk stage these days, but the show’s production has risen to a pretty impressive level.

Check out the Colorado Daily interview with Girl Talk, and find out all the news about the music and the shows:http://www.coloradodaily.com/ci_17593130?source=most_emailed#axzz1FwMlK5B5

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Electric Forest Music Festival: June 30 – July 3 in Rothbury, Michigan with String Cheese Incident, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Chiddy Bang, Skrillex and More. Tickets Go On Sale Saturday.

Pretty Lights is one of the acts playing the Electric Forest festival in rothbury, MI

The hottest electronic and improvisational music party of the summer’s about to come to Rothbury, MI.

The music party’s been dubbed Electric Forest  and it will take place June 30 to July 3. 

The music party will feature outdoor amenities, amazing light displays — and lots of special touches to create a very cool community vibe.

Colorado’s String Cheese Incident will play all three days of the event. The other acts on the bill include Tiesto, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Stephen Marley, Chiddy Bang, Emancipator, Skrillex and more. And for some weird reason — there will be a special afternoon event with moldy oldie rockers REO Speedwagon!

Tickets for Electric Forest go on sale this Saturday and are available at www.electricforestfestival.com. Tickets are $200-$240 for a three-day pass.

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Mile High Music Festival 2011: Colorado’s Annual Music Party Goes on Hiatus Due to the Economy.

Dave Matthews was one of the staple acts of the Mile High Music Festival

Let’s face it, the economy’s putting the crunch on lots of things.

The latest victim is Denver’s Mile High Music Festival. The event ran for three seasons and featured headlining performers like the Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, Jack Johnson and John Mayer.

The festival was also held in the hottest part of the summer for the first two years — on a very dry soccer field. Last year, Mile High changed the concert dates to later in the summer, but the event still didn’t draw immense crowds.

Today, AEG Live Rocky Mountain announced that the Mile High Festival 2011 would be put on hold.

AEG Live Rocky Mountain Region President Chuck Morris/CEO said, “It was not an easy decision to put the festival on hold. We are really proud of the event, and we’re not ruling out the possibility of bringing it back in the future.”

The official Mile High press release cited the current economic climate as a major factor for putting the event on hiatus.

That should make this a very intertesting summer for the local music market. Does that mean that more bands will be available to play Boulder and Denver venues, because they’re not playing Mile High?

Stay tuned.

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BoomBox Interview with Zion Godchaux: Electro Duo Sells Out Friday’s Fox Theatre Show

BoomBox plays a sold out Friday show at the Fox

Zion Godchaux is the son of Grateful Dead veterans Donna and Keith Godchaux, so he knows a thing or two about the music business.

Godchaux started off as a DJ, but now he co-runs the rootsy electro duo BoomBox. The group’s becoming known for its interesting fusion of sounds — and it’s a big hit in Colorado.

That’s why BoomBox sold out Friday’s show at the Fox. You can still buy tickets to the band’s Saturday show at the Bluebird.

Check out the Daily’s interview with Godchaux and find out how he went from the jam to the electronic world — and find out more about BoomBox’s music:http://www.coloradodaily.com/ci_17467488?source=most_viewed#axzz1EeOc5tJq

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Dum Dum Girls Are One Smart Band: Retro Pop Outfit Hits the hi-dive Monday. Check out the Daily Interview with Dee Dee Penny

The Dum Dum Girls are ready to rock the hi-dive on Monday

The Dum Dum Girls wowed indie music fans opening for Vampire Weekend and MGMT.  Now the band’s heading off on its own headlining tour to show off its vintage, edgy pop sounds.

There’s a big retro, indie-pop movement, and the Dum Dum Girls are leading the pack with their punkier blend of catchy rock tunes.

Monday, the Dum Dum Girls headline Denver’s hi-dive. You definitely want to check out this band on the rise.

The Daily had the chance to chat with band leader Dee Dee Penny – real name Kristin Gundred. Find out how the Dum Dum Girls went from a solo project to a band — and about the new EP “He Gets Me High” http://www.coloradodaily.com/ci_17414848#axzz1DxZntU3l

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Rose Hill Drive: Plays Glenn Miller Ballroom March 5. Boulder Band Ready to Rock CU. Tix on Sale Now!

Rose Hill Drive rocks CU's Glenn Miller Ballroom March 5

Boulder’s own Rose Hill Drive is ready to rock the University of Colorado.

The local quartet is back with a vengeance, and the band’s ready to show off its new line-up and music for Boulder. Rose Hill Drive’s set to play CU’s Glenn Miller Ballroom Saturday, March 5. The Swayback and West Water Outlaws will open the local rock extravaganza.

This is an all-ages show. Tickets cost $15 in advance — $12 with a valid CU student ID, or $17 the day of the show.

This will be a great night to check out Rose Hill Drive and support local music.

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