- The Sleights debut their third EP, Fake News, June 9 at The Playing Field Sports Bar.
If you’re at all familiar with the local punk scene, The Sleights likely need little introduction. Comprising former members of The Right Aways, Secret Sauce, Murder Hat, The Proper Villains and Dave Mansfield’s The Röxy Suicide, they’ve quickly become one of the city’s more prominent punk rock entities. A little over a year after the band performed with The Queers on their last Colorado Springs stop (incidentally, The Queers will be returning to The Black Sheep July 11 with Reel Big Fish), the four-piece recently wrapped up a West Coast tour and will be debuting their third EP and first vinyl release, Fake News, with a show on June 9 at The Playing Field Sports Bar.
Joining the Sleights and their pop-punk-inspired approach are their recent tourmates, Salt Lake City-area punk acts Life Has a Way and Hi-Fi Murder, along with fellow locals Minus Well, Dead Wave and The Youthful Nothings.
Elsewhere, Denver-based hip-hop/rock act Flobots are one of the more successful groups to emerge from their home state — after all, their 2008 single “Handlebars” was featured on the 71st volume of the Now That’s What I Call Music! compilation. The band will be making the return visit to The Black Sheep on June 10, joined by fellow Denver hip-hop act 2MX2 and Fort Collins’ Qbala.
Meanwhile, there are some notable shows taking place across Colorado in the weeks ahead:
- Dean Stockings
- King Crimson’s latest incarnation plays the Bellco Theatre June 24.
Metallica, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, June 7
OK Go, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, June 9
New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men, Pepsi Center, Denver, June 10
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, June 13
Future, Pepsi Center, Denver, June 13
At the Drive In, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, June 15
Bands in the Backyard Festival, Bands in the Backyard, Vineland, June 16-17
Drive-By Truckers, Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, June 16-17
Gramatik, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, June 17
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paramount Theatre, Denver, June 18
Hurray for the Riff Raff, Bluebird Theater, Denver, June 21
Vans Warped Tour, Pepsi Center, Denver, June 25
Rise Against, Deftones, Pepsi Center, Denver, June 30
The Avett Brothers, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, July 7-9
Ghost, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, July 8
Beck, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, July 11
DJ Shadow, Ogden Theatre, Denver, July 11
MIchael Franti & Spearhead, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, July 13
Brad Paisley, Pepsi Center, Denver, July 15
Neil Diamond, Pepsi Center, Denver, July 21
Bobby Rush, Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill, Denver, July 22
Gladys Knight, Hudson Gardens, Littleton, July 23
Violent Femmes, Echo & The Bunnymen, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, July 26
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie, Paramount Theatre, Denver, July 27
Kendrick Lamar, Pepsi Center, Denver, July 29
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, July 29-30
Chevelle, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, July 30
Lucinda Williams, Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, July 31
And finally, here's what playing around Colorado Springs this week:
- Dustin Smith
- Victory Records ‘easycore’ act Carousel Kings will pay a visit to Sunshine Studios June 13.
Wednesday 6/7Front Range Barbeque, Selasee & The FAFA Family (world), 7:30 p.m.
Hillside Gardens, John Wise and Tribe (blues), 6 p.m.
Jack Quinn’s, Blue Frog (blues), 8:30 p.m.
Margarita at Pine Creek, Crystal and the Curious (jazz), 6:30 p.m.
The Perk Downtown, Cubbage (folk), 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 6/8Bar Louie, Cari Dell (rock/pop), 10 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Embrace the Dirt (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Rico’s, Susan Rissman and John Wise (blues), 7 p.m.
Stargazers, The Jimi Hendrix Revolution with Randy Hansen (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Triple Nickel, Sadgasm: ’90s Vinyl Jam (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Friday 6/9Benny’s, Rocky Gene Wallace and Brickyard (blues), 8 p.m.
Black Forest Community Center, Jack Williams (acoustic), 7 p.m.
The Cow Pub & Grill, Plain as Day (country), 9 p.m.
Crystola Roadhouse, Ashlee Tatum and Longshot Revival (country), 8 p.m.
Jives Coffee Lounge, Beatidudes (acoustic), 7 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Trick Dog (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Margarita at Pine Creek, Acme Bluegrass, 6:45 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Deathride, Seven Days Lost, Six Feet of Anger (metal), 9 p.m.
Speedtrap, Playing with Smoke with Jonny and Matt from Nocturnal Tomatoes (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Stargazers, Suga Bear & The Show Time Band (R&B), 8 p.m.
Sunshine Studios, Knee High Fox, Sins of Man, Yresim, The Jacob Cade Project (metal), 7 p.m.
Triple S Brewing Co., Nick Davey (acoustic), 6 p.m.
Waterfront Park at Forest Lakes, Jody Adams (bluegrass), 6 p.m.
Saturday 6/10Benny’s, Cari Dell Trio (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
The Cow Pub & Grill, Plain as Day (country), 9 p.m.
Descar’s Roadside Bar & Grill, Lindsey Saunders (indie), 9 p.m.
Frankie’s Bar & Grill, Suga Bear & The Show Time Band (R&B), 8 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Mo Mungus (world), 9 p.m.
Kinfolks, Sean Ashby (Americana), 8 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, The Matt Bloom Band, Band Idiot, Nikki and Eman (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Rocks Sports Bar & Grill, He Kill 3, Yresim, Sabbatar (metal), 9 p.m.
Speak Easy Vape Lounge, Bubba Sparxx, Struggle Jennings (hip-hop), 7 p.m.
Stargazers, Blue Moll featuring Molly Boyles CD Release Party (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Townhouse, The HTCR Band (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Underground, Time Warp with DJ Wolfie (dance), 10:30 p.m.
Sunday 6/11America the Beautiful Park, Playing with Smoke (rock/pop), 1 p.m.
Front Range Barbeque, Blue Frog with Rob Fulton and Deirdre McCarthy of Woodshed Red (blues), 6:30 p.m.
Kinfolks, James Galloway (Americana), 4 p.m.
Shuga’s, Frank Moore, Frank Schwartz (acoustic), 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 6/13Benny’s, Sweet T’s Rude Blues Jam, 7 p.m.
Sunshine Studios, Carousel Kings (rock/pop), 6 p.m.
Townhouse, Blue Frog Open Jam (blues), 8 p.m.
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