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The Wild Hares new album and release show, Kesha in Denver, and more local music

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The Wild Hares celebrate Dose this Saturday at the Black Sheep.
  • The Wild Hares celebrate Dose this Saturday at the Black Sheep.
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veryone’s favorite local garage-rock duo The Wild Hares will be celebrating the release of their sophomore LP, Dose, with a show at the Black Sheep on Saturday, Aug. 19. The new album features a whole new set of veteran singer-songwriter Tracy Santa and drummer Michael Salkind’s frequently pun-filled bangers (after all, their record label is called Pill Pauper).

“I’m very honored to make Tracy Santa’s dreams of fronting a powerhouse rock band come true,” says Salkind, wryly. “Happy to have lots of friends and great musicians sharing the stage with us, and there may be some surprise guests.”

Surprises notwithstanding, joining the duo for the release show is a slew of acts, including Chuck Show’s latest trio For the Country, Band Idiot, Aaron Noble Brown, My Name is Harriett and Rough Age.

Meanwhile, this show announcement comes with plenty of advance notice, but it’s probably warranted. Veteran Kentucky-based alt-rockers My Morning Jacket will be ringing in the New Year in Colorado, specifically with three shows at Broomfield’s 1st Bank Center from Dec. 29-31. The support acts are of an especially impressive pedigree, with My Morning Jacket being joined by The Revolution (Prince’s legendary band), tUnE-yArDs, and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires for the three-show stand. Anyone who caught Charles Bradley’s astounding set at Bristol Brewing Company’s 2015 Freewheelin’ Music Fest will probably want to make sure their schedule is clear well in advance!

Elsewhere, if you’re disappointed that Replay America: The Ultimate ’80s Festival was canceled from the Broadmoor World Arena’s concert rotation, I can understand the frustration — there’s only so many times you’re going to be able to see Starship featuring Mickey Thomas. However, you have to understand that the 1980s are thirty years gone at this point, and pop culture nostalgia may have moved on. Enter the I Love The ’90s Tour, scheduled to arrive at the Broadmoor World Arena on Oct. 21 and featuring a rotating lineup including Vanilla Ice, Salt ’N’ Pepa with Spinderella, Rob Base, Coolio and Young MC.

As for what else is happening around the state, here are some recently announced shows taking place in the weeks ahead:

Kesha will be taking the stage at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver on Oct. 24. - OLIVIA BEE
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  • Kesha will be taking the stage at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver on Oct. 24.

  • Hanni El Khatib, Ivywild School, Aug. 25
  • Octopus Project, Hi-Dive, Denver, Sept. 6
  • Morgan Heritage, Black Sheep, Sept. 19
  • Insane Clown Posse, Boulder Theater, Boulder, Sept. 25
  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, Sept. 30
  • Ice Balloons, Lost Lake, Denver, Oct. 7
  • Barb Wire Dolls, Marquis Theater, Denver, Oct. 19
  • I Love the ’90s Tour, with Salt ’N’ Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, Coolio, Young MC, Broadmoor World Arena, Oct. 21
  • Kesha, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Oct. 24
  • Guided by Voices, Bluebird Theater, Denver, Oct. 25
  • Tim Reynolds & TR3, Soiled Dove Underground, Denver, Oct. 25
  • HIM, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Oct. 29
  • Vintage Trouble, Black Sheep, Nov. 7
  • Yanni, Buell Theatre, Denver, Nov. 9
  • SunSquabi, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Nov. 11
  • Token, Cervantes’ Other Side, Denver, Nov. 11
  • Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Bellco Theatre, Denver, Nov. 13
  • Citizen, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 22
  • Timothy B. Schmit, Soiled Dove Underground, Denver, Dec. 14
  • My Morning Jacket, 1stBANK Center, Broomfield, Dec. 29-31
  • Umphrey’s McGee, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Dec. 29-31

Here’s what else is playing around this week:

Wednesday 8/16

Hillside Gardens, The Mitguards (folk), 6 p.m.
Margarita at Pine Creek, Crystal and the Curious (jazz), 6:30 p.m.
The Warehouse, Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, 6 p.m.

Thursday 8/17

Bar Louie, Chris Koltak (acoustic), 10 p.m.
Bristol Brewing Company, John Stone (acoustic), 6 p.m.
Jack Quinn’s, Irish Pub Songs with Brian Clancy, 7:30 p.m.
Rico’s, Susan Rissman and John Wise (blues), 7 p.m.
Stargazers, Smith House, The Heartstring Hunters, Anthony Ruptak (folk), 8 p.m.
Thorndale Park, Paint the Town Blue Summer Concert Series (blues), 5:30 p.m.

Friday 8/18

Axe and the Oak Whiskey House, Jesse Cotton Stone (blues), 7 p.m.
Back East Bar & Grill, Andy Clifton and Company (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Benny’s, 40 Oz. Freedom Fighters (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, The Schwag (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Wrestle with Jimmy (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
La Taverne, Lewis Mock and La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
McCabe’s Tavern, Danny & The Fried Shrimp (Americana), 5:30 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Three Bad Jacks, Knock Blockers (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Pikes Peak Center, The Music of Pink Floyd (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Rocks Sports Bar & Grill, Twelve Valve Diesel (country), 9 p.m.

Saturday 8/19

Back East Bar & Grill, Andy Clifton and Company (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Benny’s, Starburn (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Wild Hares CD Release Party (Americana), 6 p.m.
Descar’s Roadside Bar & Grill, Nikki Z (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Gasoline Alley, DJ Chris Diablo (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, Atomic Fireballs, featuring Buddy Whittington (rock/pop), 4:30 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Wrestle with Jimmy (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
La Taverne, Lewis Mock and La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Legends Rock Bar, Playing With Smoke (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Something Like Yesterday, Stray Suns, One Take Charlie, The Fat Man (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
The Public House, Mikel Lee (acoustic), 9 p.m.

Sunday 8/20

Jack Quinn’s, Traditional Irish Session, 3 p.m.
Mother Muff’s, Sunday Brunch with Blue Frog (blues), 11 a.m.
Sun Mountain Café, Mike Sunjka, Gary Sanders (acoustic), 11 a.m.

Monday 8/21

Black Sheep, By the Thousands, Terraform, Earth Groans, Bridges (metal), 7 p.m.

Tuesday 8/22

Benny’s, Sweet T’s Rude Blues Jam, 7 p.m.
Black Sheep, Quor, Scarlet Canary, One From None, Burns Like Hell (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Townhouse, Blue Frog Open Jam (blues), 8 p.m.

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