The Yawpers have announced a big tour with hard-rock heavyweights Nashville Pussy, taking them around the West Coast and Midwest, with a stop in Denver.

The band -- formerly of Boulder, now of Denver -- has been growing out of the straight Americana sound they did so well. Now they're reaching audiences on the coasts with music that leans toward psych and hard rock. They're a perfect match for Nashville Pussy (actually from Atlanta), a band that's been called psychobilly and cow punk.

The summer tour brings them through Denver on June 15, when they'll play the Marquis Theater. Tickets are on sale now for $13 and they'll run $15 the day of the show.