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Upcoming Shows for the Fox Theatre | 05.02.11

Here is what we have coming up at the Fox Theatre as of May 2nd.  All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted. All additions and changes are in blue.
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FOX THEATRE:

Wed May 4 Blastoff Entertainment Presents
8:30 pm Robotic Pirate Monkey (EP Release Show)
w/ Slim Thugz, THiCK CHiCK, & King
AA / GA $14 adv / GA $16 dos

Thur May 5 Marquee Magazine, Radio 1190 and Twist & Shout Present
8:30 pm Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with...
The Black Angels
w/ Sleepy Sun
AA / GA $15 adv / GA $18 dos

Fri May 6 Family Moons & Colorado Daily Present
8:30 pm Love and Light
w/ Future Simple Project, Omega, Souljorn & Markus Whaley

Sat May 7 Boulder Weekly & Grateful Web Present
8:30 pm Cornmeal
w/ Good Gravy & Smooth Money Gesture
AA / GA $12.50 adv / GA $15 dos

Sun May 8 Rooster Magazine, Radio 1190's Basementalism and Twist & Shout Present
8:30 pm The Fresh Brew Tour feat.
Devin The Dude
w/ Coughee Brothaz & Diamond Boiz
AA / GA $20

Mon May 9 Westword, Radio 1190 & Twist & Shout Present
8:00 pm Jessica Lea Mayfield & Nathaniel Rateliff
AA / GA $12.50 adv / GA $15 dos

Thur May 12 Colorado Daily & Radio 1190 Basementalism Present
8:30 pm CunninLynguists
w/ Homeboy Sandman, Tonedeff & Blue Sky Black Death
AA / GA $15 adv / GA $18 dos

Fri May 13 TheBluesmobile.com, Daily Camera & Colorado Daily Present
9:30 pm Boulder Roots & Blues summit feat
Vieux Farka Toure & William Elliott Whitmore
AA / GA $20 adv / GA $25 dos

Sat May 14 TheBluesMobile.com, Colorado Daily & Daily Camera Present
9:30 pm Boulder Roots & Blues Summit feat
Davy Knowles
with Hazel Miller Blues Band And Taylor Scott & Another Kind of Magick
AA / GA $20 adv / GA $23 dos / Summit 3-day VIP Pass $325

Tue May 17 The Family Tour Featuring
8:30 pm Atmosphere
w/ Blueprint, Grieves with Budo, Musab & DJ Abilities
AA / GA $25
SOLD OUT!!

Wed May 18 Colorado Daily & 1190's Basementalism Present
8:30 pm D12, Young Buck & Trick Trick
AA / GA $15 adv / GA $18 dos

Thur May 19 The Juarez Street Fighters
8:30 pm w/ Fancy Show Box & Ember
AA / GA $12 adv / GA $15 dos

Fri May 20 Colorado Daily & Radio 1190 Basementalism Present
8:30 pm The Jet Life Tour feat
Curren$y
w/ Trademark, Young Roddy, Fiend & Corner Boy P
AA / GA $15 adv / GA $18 dos

Sat May 21 Colorado Daily Presents
8:30 pm YAMN & Hot Soup
AA / GA $8 adv / GA $10 dos

Sun May 22 Boulder School of Rock Does "Punk and Beyond"
1:00 pm AA / GA $10 adv / GA $12 dos

Tues May 24 Colorado Daily, Radio 1190's Chunk of Funk and Twist & Shout Present
8:30 pm Orgone
w/ Liebermonster
AA / GA $10.00 adv / GA $12.00 dos

Thur May 26 Colorado Daily Presents
TBA Heyoka, R/D, & Ill Esha
AA / GA $12 adv / GA $15 dos

Fri May 27 Radio 1190's Local Shakedown And Twist & Shout Presents
8:30 pm Bad Weather California & Hot White
w/ School Knights + Pacific Pride (Split Cassette Release Party)
AA / GA $5 adv / GA $8 dos

Sat May 28 Dechen Hawk's Soul Sessions
8:30 pm w/ Rogue Sound, By All Means & Dreams Are For Rookies
AA / GA $5 adv / GA $8 dos

Fri Jun 3 Colorado Daily, Radio 1190 and Twist & Shout Present
8:30 pm Noah and the Whale
w/ Bahamas
AA / GA $15

Wed Jun 8 Boulder Weekly Presents
8:30 pm Langhorne Slim
w/ Samantha Crain (Trio)
AA / GA $12 adv / GA $15 dos

Sat Jun 11 97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly Present
8:30 pm Toots and the Maytals
AA / GA $27.50 adv / GA $30 dos

Wed Jun 29 Colorado Daily Presents
8:30 pm The Civil Wars
AA / GA $15 adv / GA $18 dos

Fri July 1 Lotus
8:30 pm All Tickets Sold Via Lotus Fan Club as Red Rocks 2-Day

Thur July 7 Mat Mchugh of the Beautiful Girls (Solo Acoustic) & Mishka (Acoustic)
8:30 pm w/ Anuhea
AA / GA $13 adv / GA $16 dos

Wed July 13 Colorado Daily Presents
8:30 pm Zach Deputy
AA / GA $8

Thur July 14 Boulder Weekly Presents
8:30 pm James McMurtry
AA / GA $16 adv / GA $20 dos

Wed July 20 Boulder Weekly Presents
8:30 pm Maceo Parker
AA / GA $25

Thur Aug 11 FMQB Triple A Summit feat
8:00 pm John Butler Trio, Brandi Carlile & NeedToBreathe

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Upcoming Fox Theater shows | 12.28

Here is what shows are upcoming at the Fox Theatre as of December 28th.  All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted. All additions and changes are in blue:
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Thur Dec 30 Channel 93.3, Boulder Weekly & Twist & Shout Present
8:30 pm Rose Hill Drive Performs the White Stripes 'Elephant" Plus a Set of Originals
w/ Achille Lauro, The Congress
AA / GA $23 adv / GA $25 dos
Fri Dec 31 Channel 93.3, Boulder Weekly & Twist & Shout Present
8:30 pm Rose Hill Drive Performs the White Stripes 'Elephant" Plus a Set of Originals
w/ Achille Lauro & Boys
21+ / GA $30 adv / GA $35 dos
Sat Jan 1 97.3 KBCO & Westword Present
8:30 pm An Intimate Solo & Acoustic Performance by Citizen Cope
AA / GA $25
Fri Jan 7 Colorado Daily Presents
8:30 pm Troubadours Collective feat. Dechen Hawk, Ramaya Soskin, The Gasoline Lollipops, Wadirum & Max Davies
w/ Special Guest Jeb Bows
AA /GA $5
Thur Jan 13   97.3 KBCO,  Colorado Daily and Twist & Shout Present
8:00 pm Jackie Greene
Early Show AA / GA $15
Fri Jan 14 Radio 1190 & Marquee Magazine Present
8:30 pm Split Lip Rayfield
w/ Oakhurst
AA / GA $10 adv / GA $15 dos
Fri Jan 14 The Fox Theatre & Euphonic Conceptions Present
12:00 am Re:Creation The Official Disco Biscuits After Party
feat. Conspirator, Orchard Lounge & More
AA / GA $30
Sat Jan 15 The Fox Theatre & Euphonic Conceptions Present
12:00 am Re:Creation The Official Disco Biscuits After Party
feat. DJ Mark Farina & More
AA / $TBA
Thurs Jan 20 Boulder Weekly Presents
8:30 pm Who's Bad - The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute
w/ DJ Ivy
AA / GA $12.50 adv / GA $15 dos
Fri Jan 21 Boulder Weekly Presents
8:30 pm Perpetual Groove
w/ Dyrty Byrds
AA / GA $12.50 adv / GA $15 dos
Sat Jan 22 Boulder Weekly Presents
8:30 pm Shakedown Street - Performing 7/8/78 Red Rocks
AA / GA $12.50

Wed Jan 26 Colorado Daily Presents
8:30 pm The Secret House Party Tour feat... People Under The Stairs
AA / GA $20
Fri Jan 28 Colorado Daily, Conscious Alliance & Thissongissick.com Presents
8:30 pm Big Gigantic
w/ Fresh2Death & Raw Russ
AA / GA $15.50 adv / GA $18.50 dos
SOLD OUT
Sat Jan 29 Bill Bass & Twist & Shout Present
8:30 pm Uprising Tour 2011
The Wailers - Performing Uprising in its Entirety
Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, Duane Stephenson
AA / GA $26.50
Thur Feb 3 Colorado Daily Presents
8:30 pm Mac Miller
w/ Sorry For Partying
AA / GA $13 adv / GA $16 dos
Fri Feb 4 Boulder Weekly & Radio 1190 Present
8:30 pm Faux Punk
AA / GA $15

Sat Feb 5 Kraddy & Archnemesis
8:30 pm AA / GA $12 adv / GA $15 dos
Thur Feb 10 97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly Present
8:30 pm The Radiators Farewell Tour
AA / GA $25 adv / GA $30 dos

Sat Feb 12 Colorado Daily Presents
8:30 pm Ian Cooke
w/ Danielle Ate The Sandwich, Alameda
AA / GA $8 adv / GA $10 dos
Mon Feb 14 MTVU Freshman Five, Colorado Daily & Radio 1190  Present
8:30 pm Best Coast + Wavves
No Joy
AA / GA $18 adv / GA $20 dos
Wed Feb 16 Boulder Weekly, Twist & Shout & Radio 1190's Krewe De Louisianne  Present
8:30 pm Trombone Shorty & Los Amigos Invisbles
AA / GA $20 adv / GA $22.50 dos
Fri Feb 18 Boulder Weekly, Radio 1190's RudeBoy Reggae & Reggaemovement.com Present
8:30 pm SOJA
AA / GA $15
Wed Feb 23 Papadosio
8:30 pm AA / GA $5 adv / GA $8 dos
Thur Feb 24 Emancipator & Blockhead
8:30 pm w/ The Great Mundane
AA / GA $13.50 adv / GA $16 dos
Fri Feb 25 Boulder Weekly & Radio 1190 Present
8:30 pm BoomBox
w/ Sub Swara
AA / GA $18 adv / GA $20 dos
Sat Feb 26 Bill Bass, Boulder Weekly, KGNU and Twist & Shout Present
8:30 pm Stockholm Syndrome
w/ Truth & Salvage Co., Super 400
Sat Mar 5 Colorado Daily, Radio 1190 and Twist & Shout Present
8:30 pm Tapes 'N Tapes
w/ Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
AA / GA $15
Fri Mar 11 Colorado Daily Presents
8:30 pm Vibesquad
AA / GA $18.50 adv / $GA 22 dos
Fri Mar 18 Boulder Weekly & Grateful Web Presents
8:30 pm The Infamous Stringdusters & Greensky Bluegrass
AA / GA $10 adv / GA $12 dos
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COLLECTORS’ CHOICE TO REISSUE ABKCO’S CAMEO-PARKWAY CLASSICS

On June 22, 2010, Collectors’ Choice Music in conjunction with ABKCO Music & Records will begin a rollout of six reissues and compilations from the legendary Cameo and Parkway Records masters. The initial six CDs, including four twofers, are Rawhide’s Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites, Bobby Rydell Salutes The Great Ones/Rydell at the Copa, Chubby Checker’s It’s Pony Time/Let’s Twist Again, The Orlons’ The Wah-Watusi/South Street, Terry Knight And The Pack/Reflections plus the compilation Remember Me Baby: Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups Vol. 1 which features The Lydells, The Dovells, The Tymes, Lee Andrews, Billy And The Essentials and more.

For some time ABKCO had been looking for the right team with whom to delve into its vaults to create an ongoing Cameo Parkway reissue program.  ABKCO found the right mix in Collectors’ Choice Music and have entered into an exclusive arrangement, ensuring that a flow of reissues and compilations will be available over the next few years. All releases will be curated by Teri Landi, ABKCO’s resident engineer and catalog archivist, and annotated by respected music journalists.

Jody Klein, CEO of ABKCO Music & Records commented, “We are delighted to have Collectors’ Choice Music onboard for these releases of great historical relevance. Their expertise in this area will ensure that the music that made Cameo-Parkway such a cultural touchstone will be enjoyed by music fans who have long awaited these collections.”

Much of the material has not been available since its original release on vinyl some 45-50 years ago. Both companies have approached these reissues with careful A&R, annotation, package design and sound engineering. Said Gordon Anderson, Sr. VP of Collectors’ Choice, “The opportunity for our company to release this material represents the culmination of a career-long dream for me, and a fervently-held dream for thousands of our Collectors’ Choice Music customers.”

Founded by Bernie Lowe and Kal Mann in December 1956, Philadelphia-based Cameo-Parkway was one of the great American indie labels during the late ’50s and ’60s.  It was home to big pop-rock and R&B stars like Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker and The Orlons, as well as to all manner of styles and artists both famous and obscure. It also represents the last great, largely untapped repository of vintage pop music from the rock ’n’ roll era.

It has been argued that popular culture was forever changed by the impact of Cameo-Parkway hits. Cameo-Parkway was one of America’s leading independent labels during the era that preceded the British invasion, offering a breathtaking range of pop, soul, rock, novelty and dance records that have continued to resonate with fans over the past five decades.  The label’s biggest claim to fame is the string of dance craze hits that followed in the wake of “The Twist.”  These included “Mashed Potato Time,” “The Wah-Watusi,” “Bristol Stomp,” “Do the Bird,” “Hully Gully Baby,” “Pony Time,” “The 81,” “Limbo Rock” and, of course, “Let’s Twist Again.”

Beyond the dance songs — most of which originated in Philadelphia — Cameo-Parkway issued garage rock classics from the Midwest including ? And The Mysterians’ “96 Tears” as well as early tracks by Detroit’s Bob Seger, The Rationals and Terry Knight And The Pack. The label even embraced the British invasion, releasing sides by The Kinks and Screaming Lord Sutch. Soul played a significant role with singles by The Tymes, Patti LaBelle And Her Bluebells, Frankie Beverly And The Butlers, The Five Stairsteps, and Bunny Sigler. Beyond those, Cameo was the label home of Bobby Rydell, who transformed from “swingin’ pop idol” to a mature vocalist and was accepted by both teen and adult audiences with such hits as “Wild One,” “Kissin’ Time” and more adult fare such as “Volare” and “Sway.”  

Collectors’ Choice’s initial rollout of six CDs includes the following:

• Bobby Rydell — Bobby Rydell Salutes The Great Ones/Rydell at the Copa. These two 1961 albums — presented here in their original stereo mixes — represented an effort by Rydell to move beyond the limitations of his teen idol persona. The title of Rydell’s Cameo LP, Bobby Rydell Salutes The Great Ones, works on two levels.  It is an early tribute to the performers the young singer admired all his life, as indicated by the little caricatures of Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra in the upper corner of the LP’s cover, and the “great ones” in the title refers to songs from the Great American Songbook such as “Mammy,” “That Old Black Magic” and “All of You.”  By recording a live album at the Copa, Rydell was following a well-trodden trail left by other pop male vocalists like Bobby Darin and Paul Anka.  Jim Ritz contributed liner notes.

• Chubby Checker — It’s Pony Time/Let’s Twist Again: This twofer includes two albums from the height of the Chubby Checker twist phenomenon that he and Cameo-Parkway had spawned, virtually ruling the music charts in 1960 and 1961. The first album’s title track, “Pony Time,” went to #1, his only chart-topper besides “The Twist,” while Let’s Twist Again, his fourth album, hit #11, shortly followed by three Top 10 albums in a row. Also featured here are “We Like Birdland,” “The Watusi,” The Hully Gully,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Let’s Twist Again” and more.  Jim Ritz penned the liner notes.

The Orlons — The Wah-Watusi/South Street. Discovered by high school classmate and future Cameo labelmate Len Barry, The Orlons (Shirley Brickley, Marlena Davis, Rosetta Hightower and Stephen Caldwell) were one of Cameo-Parkway’s most popular vocal groups and certainly the label’s top girl group. This twofer presents their only two charting albums from 1962 and ’63 respectively, and both featuring Top 5 title tracks. Heard here in their original pristine mono with notes by Gene Sculatti that contain quotes from Caldwell (he of the ultra-low “frog” voice), this reissue contains the title hits plus “Dedicated To The One I Love,” “Tonight,” “Cement Mixer” and more.

• Terry Knight And The Pack — Terry Knight And The Pack/Reflections. Although Cameo-Parkway was best known for rock ’n’ roll, pop and R&B, these albums (originally released on Cameo’s Lucky Eleven imprint) illustrate the label’s embrace of Midwestern rock. Flint, Michigan’s Knight And The Pack were a garage band with many regional hits that never broke nationally; they might have become stars but for the fact that band members Mark Farner and Don Brewer left to form Grand Funk Railroad, with Knight producing. In his liner notes, Jeff Tamarkin tells the story of their 1966-67 fuzz-laced sounds featured in “Numbers,” “You’re a Better Man Than I,” “The Lovin’ Kind,” “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show,” “Dimestore Debutante” and others.

Clint Eastwood — Rawhide’s Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites: Oscar-winning actor Clint Eastwood has demonstrated a musical streak throughout his acting and directing career, and this 1963 album catches him at the beginning. Fresh from his success on the TV series Rawhide, he croons (and quite convincingly so) a collection of cowboy favorites. The set includes the 1962 single “Rowdy” b/w “Cowboy Wedding Song,” as well as “San Antonio Rose,” Bouquet of Roses,” “Along the Santa Fe Trail,” “The Last Roundup,” “Sierra, Nevada” and more.  Jim Ritz contributed liner notes.

Remember Me Baby: Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups Vol. 1: There are collectors and there are doo-wop collectors, which is why Collectors’ Choice devoted its very first compilation in the series to the vocal groups whose recordings defined Cameo-Parkway during its earliest years. Heard here are The Gainors’ “You Must Be An Angel,” Billy And The Essentials’ “Remember Me Baby,” and never before released tracks by The Dovells and The Tymes, “Short On Bread” and “Did You Ever Get My Letter?,” respectively.  Also featured are rare tracks from The Anglos, The Defenders, The Exceptions, The Expressions, The Gleems, Pookie Hudson And The Spaniels, The Impacs, The Rays, Rick And The Masters, The Sequins, The Skyliners and The Turbans — 24 tracks in all. Annotated by Ed Osborne.

Toots & The Maytals Release New Album, US Tour & MP3!

Reggae legends Toots and The Maytals are happy to announce the release of the band’s latest record Flip & Twist, released today digitally and in stores May 18. In honor of today’s national holiday, Toots is releasing a special, 4/20-themed limited edition package, which includes a joint-shaped USB drive loaded with Flip & Twist, a Toots Stash Box, the physical CD of the album, and a variety of other gifts. The package is available via the band’s website along with digital copies of the album. Lucky fans will also be able to purchase a limited special bundle for $500 that includes a dinner and private acoustic performance by Toots on May 17.

For a taste of what the full album holds, the band is offering a FREE MP3 download of the song “Perfect Lover” available for download HERE.

One of reggae’s founding fathers, Toots Hibbert has been one of the leading figures for over four decades. Rising to prominence in the ’60s alongside greats like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, Toots’ soulful voice has earned him comparisons to Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and Wilson Pickett making him one of the most respected and versatile artists in these genres. And on Flip & Twist, Toots delves into his soul and R&B influences, creating a record that’s as much Kingston, Jamaica as it is 1960s Detroit. The album’s opener “Almighty Way,” is a modern day gospel-soul classic. “Fool For You” finds Toots at his most vulnerable, creating a soulful ballad a la The Four Tops. Toots also tackles Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground,” turning the song into a contemporary reggae classic. And on “Jungle” and “Maybe Yow” Toots delves into dance music, building catchy melodies catchy hip-hop beats.

This Spring, don’t miss Toots & The Maytals as they tour the US this Spring, and keep an eye out for the band’s upcoming videos!

Toots & The Maytals Spring Tour:

04/29: Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Theatre
04/30: New Port Richey, FL @ Bourbon Street Night Club
05/01: New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
05/02: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
05/02: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
05/04: Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
05/05: Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
05/06: Santa Fe, NM @ Brewery
05/07: Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
05/08: Colorado Springs, CO @ Colorado College
05/09: Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
05/11: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
05/12: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
05/13: San Diego, CA @ SoundWave
05/14: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Outdoor Pool
05/15: Hermosa Beach, CA @ Saint Rocke
05/16: West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
05/18: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
05/19: Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
05/20: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
05/21: Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market
05/22: Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
05/23: Billings, MT @
05/25: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
05/26: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
05/27: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
05/28: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
05/29: Niagara Falls, NY @ Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel - The Bear’s Den
05/30: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
05/31: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground - Ballroom
06/02: New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
06/03: Amagansett, NY @ The Stephen Talkhouse
06/04: Hunter Mountain, NY @ Hunter Mountain
06/05: Hyannis, MA @ Cape Cod Melody Tent