COLORADO TOP 30 APRIL 2021

May 04, 2021 – Hope you don’t mind me being a few days late with this. I have been taking some time to visit some of the wonderful cities and towns around our state, including Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Durango and Alamosa, with Westcliff still to come next week.

We have an abundance of local non-commercial not-for-profit radio stations around the state, nearly all of which at one time or another in any given week air Colorado-based music; many along with the Colorado Playlist.

I track thirteen of the state’s twenty plus public, community and college radio stations, eleven via Spinitron. Tracking is not an exact science. Not every dj at every station publishes a playlist, and not every station utilizes the automatic playlist generator provided by Spinitron.

Of the over 200 titles dating back to April 2020 that I currently track, eighty titles received at least one verifiable spin in April.

To find out how you can get your music in the hands of djs at stations around the state, email rockymountainmusicnetwork@gmail.com.

Spinitron Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations. Record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

TOP 30 TITLES APRIL 2021

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • (xx) = MARCH 2021 position
  • 210 titles / 13 stations tracked

(2) 1. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
(12) 2. VALDEZ Wishbones LP (Sep-20)
(D) 3. JOHN GRANTBoy From Michigan LP (Mar-21)
(D) 4. EOLIAN Division LP (Mar-21)
(-) 5. DEL SHAMENDel Shamen LP (Oct-20)
(D) 6. FAIR ELLEI’m Sorry You Feel That Way SINGLE(Mar-21)
(D) 7. AMERICAN CULTUREFor My Animals LP (Feb-21)
(D) 8. ZOE BERMAN Lilac Hour SINGLE (Feb-21)
(14) 9. LAWN CHAIR KINGS – Before It All LP (Jan-21)
(D) 10. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOULKeep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
(1) 11. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – Redemption SINGLE (Dec-20)
(D) 12. MONALICIOUS A Moment In Time EP (Mar-21)
(12) 13. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N. – Keep On Keepin’ On LP (Apr-20)
(7) 13. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can BuyLP (Sep-20)
(-) 13. MUSKETEER GRIPWEEDMore Than Ever LP (Oct-20)
(D) 14. LEFTOVER SALMONBrand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
(9) 15. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(D) 16. PANDAS & PEOPLEBad Honey SINGLE (Jan-21)
(D) 17. MANY MOUNTAINSEndless Time LP (Jan-21)
(-) 17. SOUTH OF FRANCEHideaway SINGLE (Dec-20)
(3) 18. LADY GANG  Full Throttle LP (Feb-21)
(-) 19. AUGUSTUSColor Tv and Tall Tales LP (May-20)
(4) 20. ELLSWORTH – Ellsworth LP (Jan-21)
(15) 20. NICENESS – Realize LP (Feb-21)
(D) 21. REVEREND FREAKCHILDSupramundane Blues LP (Apr-21)
(17) 22. CARY MORIN & GHOST DOG – Trust (Mar-21)
(6) 22. FIVE IRON FRENZY – Until This Shakes Apart LP (Jan-21)
(13) 22. SARAH SLATON – Get Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
(10) 22. YASI – Guilty SINGLE (Feb-21)
(11) 23. STOP MOTION – Mandy SINGLE (Mar-21)

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Monday May 03, 2021 – Once again, I’m writing early, because I attended the Tico Time RV Resort Bluegrass Festival this weekend. Next up is the Tico Time RV Resort Reggae Festival May 13-15.

No TOP FIVE this morning. As soon as I walk in tonight I’ll sit down and build the APRIL TOP 30. Should have it up in a day or two. Of course, since I’m actually writing on Thursday, “today/tonight” is actually four days away. Anyway …

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Hazel Miller.

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function.

Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

Dave Matthews Band – Satellite (Live At Red Rocks) – Live at Red Rocks 1995 (1997)
(N) Derek Dames Ohl – Pour It Till My Glass Is Full – Derek Dames Ohl & Friends (2021)

Leftover Salmon – Better Day – High Country (2014)
Andy Frasco – Love is a Gun – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
J-CalvinYour Soul Knows (2021)
Niceness – What A Day – Realize (2021)
16 Horsepower – Coal Black Horses – 16 Horsepower (1995)
Acoustic Junction – Think About It – Acoustic Junction (1996)
(D) Eolian – Division – Division (2021)

Dressy Bessy – Fearless – Fast Faster Disaster (2019)
Down Time – Take Me to a Place – Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Jon Wirtz – Country – Tourist (2013)

HOUR 2

U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live from Red Rocks) – Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983)
(D) The Crooked Rugs – Let Me Down – IT! (2021)

DeVotchKa – Exhaustible – 100 Lovers (2011)
Augustus – Lights Out – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
JoFoKe Count (2021)
Kyle Emerson – May You Find Peace – Only Coming Down (2020)
Hazel MillerBetter Off With The Blues (1996)
(D) Jay Silence – Rock n Roll – Grandma’s 45s (2021)

The 89s – Apple Of My Eye – Wash Away (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – New World Arisin’ – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Emily Takahashi – Jubilee – Not Spoken (2017)

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Monday April 26, 2021 – I usually put most of this blog post together on Sunday nights and write final thoughts here on Monday morning. BUT – “today” is Saturday April 24. I’ll be on the road the next two days. I’ll also be on the road next weekend, when I travel to Durango for the Tico Time RV Resort Bluegrass Festival.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities. 

This week’s guest is Chris Zacher, founder and executive director for the non-profit music venue, Levitt Pavilion and chairperson for the Colorado Independent Venue Association.

TOP 5 APRIL 24, 2021

The Colorado super-group Del Shamen, featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes, Nick Forster from E-Town and Hot Rize and Jock Bartley of Firefall fame, take top position thanks mostly to spins in Fort Collins and Paonia. Otherwise, other than shifting a notch or two, the TOP 5 looks the same as last week.

Valdez stays near the top thanks to the top two regional independent music stations, 105.5 The Colorado Sound and Indie 102.3, both of which have been featuring cuts from Wishbones the past two weeks. Same goes for *John Grant (honorary Coloradoan via the Czars and local family). Grant has a new single out that I’m sure both stations will give some love to.

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function.

Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

  1. DEL SHAMEN – Del Shamen LP (Oct-20)
  2. VALDEZ – Wishbones LP (Apr-20)
  3. JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan SINGLE (Mar-21)
  4. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
  5. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

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(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Boenzee Cryque Still In Love With You Baby (1967)
Poco – Crazy Love – Legend (1978)
(D) Darryl PurposeGentle Arms of Eden (2021)

Gregory Alan Isakov – Chemicals – Evening Machines (2018)
The Apples In Stereo – Dream About the Future – Travellers In Space And Time (2010)
Jenny ShawhanLike A Charm (2021)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersFortune Teller (2021)
The Films – Strange Hands – Don’t Dance Rattlesnake (2006)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Hold On – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (1995)
Robert Shredford – Queen Elizabeth Corgis – Robert Shredford (2020)
(D) Kid ReverieWild West (2021)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Look It Here – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Mojomama – The Big Easy – Red White and Blues (2018)
Keith Oxman – For Darcy and Lenny – Doing All Right (2009)

Boenzee Cryque Sky Gone Gray (1967)
Poco – A Good Feelin’ To Know – A Good Feelin’ To Know (1972)
(D) Andy Sydow – Just One More Time – Time, Love, Everywhere (2021)

Wood Belly – Man on the Radio – Man on the Radio (2020)
Sarah SlatonDance In the Sun (2019)
Duke Justice The Turn (2021)
Tennis – Needle and a Knife – Ritual in Repeat (2014)
(D) Flobots Roshni (2021)

The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Sweet Memphis – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2021)

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CP S15 EP16 2021

Monday April 19, 2021 – A Colorado music legend passed away last week. Poco founding member and sole remaining original member of the band, Rusty Young passed away last week at the age of 75. Rusty’s Colorado origins go back to the mid-sixties when he and future Poco drummer and vocalist George Grantham were in the psychedelic rock band Boenzee Cryque. I’ll pay tribute to Rusty in the next episode of the show, airing April 24-30.

TOP FIVE April 17 2021

Album of the week status at 105.5 The Colorado Sound and featured artist of the month at Indie 102.3 pushed the new album from Valdez (Nate Valdez from in the Whale) to #1 on this week’s TOP 5.

Del Shamen and West Side Joe & the Men of Soul share a key member in common in Steve Amadee (Subdudes) on drums and vocals. West Side Joe debuts in the TOP 5 while Del Shamen pulled strong spins around the state to land at #2.

*John Grant stays hot with both 105.5 The Colorado Sound and Indie 102.3 featuring his latest single about breaking up with his boyfriend.

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function.

Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

  1. VALDEZ – Wishbones LP (Apr-20)
  2. DEL SHAMENDel Shamen LP (Oct-20)
  3. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOULKeep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  4. JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan SINGLE (Mar-21)
  5. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

Support Colorado music stores.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Chicago – Feelin’ Stronger Every Day – Chicago VI (1973)
(P) West Side Joe & The Men of Soul – Keep On Climbin’ – Keep On Climbin’ (2021)
Del ShamenCome Back Mountain Jill (2020)
Megan Burtt – Real Thing – The Bargain (2015)
Pandas and PeopleBad Honey (2021)
Lawn Chair Kings – New Clothes – Before It All (2021)
Zephyr – I Must Be Dreaming – Heartbeat (1981)
The Samples – My Town – The Samples (1989)
Thom Sumbler And The Exceptions – It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie – There’s One In Every Crowd (2019)
(D) Old Fuss & FeathersRise & Shine (2021)

Drag The River – Not That Kind – Drag The River (2013)
Luna ShadeBrotherhood (2020)
Bill Frisell – I Can’t Be Satisfied – Have a Little Faith (2007)

HOUR 2

Super BandAcid Indigestion (1969)
Higher Elevation– The Diamond Mine – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (1964)
(P) 21st Ancient – Thousand Miles – 21st Ancient (2021)
Andy Sydow – Wicked Dreams – Wicked Dreams EP (2020)
Such You (Icytat Vocal Mix) (2016)
Many Mountains – What Used to Be – Endless Time (2021)
South of France Hideaway (2021)
The String Cheese Incident – Sirens – Untying the Not (2003)
Dream Feed – Hearts – Dream Feed (2018)
(D) Dafna Sweeter (2021)

Brent Cowles – Lift Me Up – Cold Times (2017)
David Starr – Rise Up Again – Beauty and Ruin (2020)
Paul Mullikin Quintet – Just a Tuesday – Time Is Now (2014)

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Monday April 12, 2021 – BIG shakeup in this week’s TOP 5. There’s only one standing from last week. A.J. Fullerton continues to dominate spins at stations around the state, while Valdez (In the Whale) leaps into the #2 spot on the strength of airplay at Indie 102.3 and 105.5 The Colorado Sound.

John Grant gets an * because technically he’s no longer a resident Colorado artist. The former member of the Denver based band the Czars, who has family in Denver, moved to Iceland several few years ago. But music directors and djs statewide still credit him as a Colorado artist (or at least Colorado connected).

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Caroline Stump.

TOP FIVE April 10 2021

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron. Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function.

  1. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
  2. VALDEZ Wishbones LP (Apr-20)
  3. * JOHN GRANTBoy From Michigan SINGLE (Mar-21)
  4. EOLIAN Division LP (Mar-21)
  5. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N.Keep On Keepin’ On LP (Apr-20)

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

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(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Earth Wind & Fire – That’s the Way of the World – That’s The Way Of The World (1975)
(D) Jason Abbott Old Ford Truck (2021)

Wendy Woo – The Immigrant – The Immigrant (2019)
Jeff Austin – Simple Truth – The Simple Truth (2015)
Heavy Diamond RingAlready Gone (2021)
Cary Morin – Nobody Gotta Know – Dockside Saints (2020)
Rare Silk StormAmerican Eyes (1985)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Roadhouse Music – When You’re Cool (1987)
(D) Robert Morrisey – Run Children Run – American Morrisey (2021)

The Railbenders – Hard Road – The Medicine Show (2018)
Jon Snodgrass – Bad New Lands – Tace (2020)
Jason Klobnak – Through Her Eyes – Friends and Family (2018)

HOUR 2

Acoustic Junction – Think About It – Acoustic Junction (1996)
(D) Big Head Todd & the Monsters Fortune Teller (2021)

The Still Tide – Keep It – Between Skies (2020)
Float Like a Buffalo – The Day – Back From Nowhere (2019)
Antonio Lopez – Roots and Wings – Roots and Wings (2021)
Trout Steak Revival – Through the Pines – The Light We Bring (2020)
(D) Caroline Stump – The Navy’s Coming – Navy (2021)

Taylor Scott Band – Salted Watermelon – All We Have (2019)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Do You Know Thee Enemy? – Unentitled (2011)
Jackson Emmer – Turn Up the Jukebox – Alpine Coda (2020)
Annie Booth – Blues for Narcissism – Wanderlust (2014)

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