01 Apr, 2013

Staff Picks: Laila’s Top 5 Concerts to See

Laila has compiled her top concerts she’s excited for coming up in the spring/summer season. Catch Laila on air Tuesdays 12-2PM and Thursdays 10AM-12PM.

Arctic Monkeys are heading to Denver on May 28th at the Ogden Theater! Sheffield, England favorites are set to release a new album sometime in 2013, which means not only will you be seeing a fantastic show, but you will also  have the opportunity to hear the new songs before they hit your listening devices. Lead-singer, Alex Turner is also going to appear on the new Queens Of The Stone Age Album “Like Clockwork” which is going to be released June, 9 2013.

Alt-J, winners of the Mercury Prize in England, are starting their first massive North American tour. Other notable winners of the Mercury Prize include the Arctic Monkeys and P.J Harvey. Most winners of this prestigious award are often regarded as the next-big-thing in the music world, so how can you not be excited to see this act take the world by storm? With their unique sound and tight vocals, they are sure to give you an amazing concert experience. Alt-J will be playing in Colorado THREE TIMES THIS YEAR: April 3rd at the Bluebird Theater; September 5th at the Fillmore Auditorium; and in Aspen TBA.

Rodrigo y Gabriela and the Colorado Symphony will be playing together to bring you a once in a century performance. Rodrigo y Gabriela have been working on a new musical project that you can preview on their website. Who wouldn’t want to see these world renowned guitar virtuosos play an amazing show? They will be playing July, 28th at Red Rocks.

Bonobo (a music-playing primate that isn’t in a zoo) will be playing shows April 25th at the Fox Theatre and April 26th at the Ogden Theater. Bonobo is releasing a new album, The North Borders, in 2013. Bonobo will be using a new live set with a ten piece band. Along with this new set of musicians, they will be playing off of the new album for your visual and listening pleasure. New music, new set, new experience. This show will have it all!

Vampire Weekend? Vampire Weekend! Yes, this upbeat group will be playing May 20th at Red Rocks. This wonderful group will also be playing with Of Monsters and Men, an Icelandic group that topped the charts in 2012. Why should you go to said concert? To dance of course! A show at Red Rocks is not one to miss! Vampire Weekend is dropping a new album on May 14th.

2013 is certainly THE YEAR to go out and see an amazing show whether it be from those big-name bands to the undiscovered musical geniuses! Radio 1190 is here to help with your concert addiction! It certainly helped me.

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