Colorado Playlist S10 EP30 Aug 2016

And, I’m back!  Needed a week to recoup from two weeks of events, shows, and festivals.  Thanks to everyone who came up to me and said hi.

BIG NEWS this week!  Dave Herrera, former music editor of Denver’s Westword, is back … he moved to Vegas for a bit, but recently returned and launched a new blogsite = The Trusted Ear.  Dave and I spent some time on the phone last week talking about his return to the Denver music scene, and we thought it would be cool if he contributed to the show – so beginning with EP31 (this week), I’ll be running a weekly on-air segment of local news and notes featuring Dave.

New music this week in the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) = a new spinoff from Five Iron Frenzy called The Fast Feeling that features Five Iron Frenzy sax player Leanor Ortega Till on vocals supported by Scott Kerr (guitars, bass, keys) + Andy Verdecchio (drums) + Matt Langston (keys, guitars).

Also new this week — The Epilogues “Day Trip” from their FINAL release OK OK.  The band is calling it after a decade, as Chris Heckman moves to Spain to pursue a graduate degree in music.  

Jake Edwards rounds out the new releases with “Woman Like That,” a song that based on his Reverbnation page is more about him shifting gears and becoming more engaged with the whole recording process.  Which songs do you think I should keep in the “playlist?”

20160822_101457I have T-SHIRTS — LIMITED EDITION (only 35) 10th Anniversary “Colorado Playlist” … $15 includes shipping.  Order by emailing me at chriskmusic@gmail.com .. I accept PAYPAL only.  Please state size and mailing address when ordering.


oskar-blues-no backgroundA HUGE THANK YOU to Oskar Blues Fooderies!  They are the new sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show.  Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pub in Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids,CHUBurger, and Cyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont, Hotbox Roasterscoffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).


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MISHAWAKA AMPHITHEATRE TO HOST 100-YEAR HARVEST DINNER AT GRANT FARMS CSA

BELLVUE, Colo., August 8, 2016 — A celebratory summer season commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Mishawaka Amphitheatre will wrap up on Sunday, September 4, with a farm-to-fork seated dinner at Grant Farms CSA in Wellington. Ticket sales for the event will benefit 501(c)3 nonprofit The Kitchen Community, to help fund their plans to design and install a Learning Garden at Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins.

“The Mish has always been a place to find food, fun and community in abundance,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre general manager, noting that the original owners seeded an apple orchard on the property. “Autumn is such a wonderful time to gather and bask in the bounty of the season, and we are looking forward to sharing a table with friends and family in and around Fort Collins at our 100-Year Harvest Dinner.”

Grant said that the intent of the evening is to connect the community to the enjoyment of locally grown food, and to raise funds to help further this connection via ongoing experiential education for local schoolchildren.

“By working with The Kitchen Community to eventually help bring a Learning Garden to Lesher, we’re making sure our event seeds a powerful connection for kids to real food, grown right here in Colorado,” Grant said.

“The Mishawaka 100-Year Harvest Dinner showcases what The Kitchen Community is all about: building community through food,” said Kristin Kirkpatrick, regional director for The Kitchen Community in Colorado. “We feel so honored to be the beneficiary of this true community collaboration. The proceeds from this dinner will help support new Learning Gardens in PSD, help more kids connect to real food, and create outdoor classroom environments in schools to give kids and teachers opportunities for experiential learning.”

The 100-Year Harvest Dinner will feature a 5-course seated meal including light appetizers, prepared by Chef Brent Jackson from The Kitchen Fort Collins, using an abundance of local ingredients. Guests will dine onsite at Grant Farms CSA, with live music and dancing to follow courtesy of Fort Collins band Last Call Romance. Local libations will be available courtesy of Horse & Dragon Brewing Company and Wunder Juice.

The dinner will take place on Sunday, September 4, from 5 – 9 p.m. at Grant Farms, 12155 N. County Rd. 15, Wellington, CO 80549. Tickets are available for $85 per person online via event organizers Fortified Collaborations at:http://www.fortifiedcollaborations.com/tickets/100-year-harvest-dinner


 VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I am not known as a metal fan.  I don’t listen to metal, preferring less severe styles of music … and I don’t play any on the show, but here in the blog I can at least share this with you.  Allegaeon has been on the scene for many years, and have continued to impress media, critics, and fans worldwide.  I’m pretty impressed too.  New album due out September 23.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.

It’s not a competition.  It’s just a gauge of how well you like the songs I added this week.  You can select as many as you think I should keep in the “playlist.”

PLAYLIST S10 EP30 August 2016

(D) = debut of [single], EP or LP
(N) = new track from previously debuted (D) EP or LP
(R) = requested artist track

HOUR 1

Salmon & Cracker “Low” from Oh Cracker, Where Art Thou? (2003)
(N) Subdudes “One Word (Peace)” from 4 On The Floor (2016)
Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012)
The Still Tide “Closer Apart” from Half Empty Rooms (2015)
(N) Paper Bird “I Don’t Mind” from Paper Bird (2016)
Acoustic Junction “Goodbye World” from Strange Days (2000)
(D) The Fast Feeling “Break” [single] (2016)  
Chimney Choir “Motion” from Motion (2015)
(D) the Epilogues “Day Trips” from Ok Ok (2016)  
Morning Bear “Traveling” from Take Flight EP (2015)
Drew Emmitt “Up Where We Are” from Across The Bridge (2005)
Jon Wirtz “Country” from Tourist (2013)

HOUR 2

The Czars “Killjoy” from Ugly People vs. the Beautiful People (2001)
(N) Elephant Revival “Home in your Heart” from Petals (2016)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Living Proof” from The Weatherman (2013)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
SHEL “i know” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) “Houses” from The Great Collapse (2009)
(D) Jake Edwards “Woman Like That” from Woman Like That (2016)


The Motet “Like We Own It” from The Motet (2014)
(R) The Samples “Great Blue Ocean” from Return to Earth (2001)
Jill Sobule “Women of Industry (Abwa Logo Charm)” from Dottie’s Charms (2014)
Holly Lovell “Get It Right” from Still Frames EP (2016)
Annie Booth “La chute” from WANDERLUST (2014)


Goatz-Vintage-Logo-FinalGOATZ! News and Shows

Thursday Aug 25 = Gasoline Lollipops + GOATZ! + Joe Johnson @ Ziggies (Denver) 8PM show 21+ $10

Thursday Sept 1 = Oskar Blues (LYONS) Full band featuring Chris Kennison on pedal steel.  7:30PM-9:30PM $0 cover All ages

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Colorado Playlist – S10 EP28 Aug 2016

I am 85% recovered from the weekend.  Saturday I hosted and performed as part of the 9th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival – an event I’ve produced since 2009.  Sunday I hosted and performed as part of the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Colorado Playlist.  It was a crazy weekend … that included massive amounts of Sudafed on Sunday just to be able to talk, let alone sing.

This weekend is the 12th Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins … so don’t expect me to show up to “work” next Monday either LOL.  Looking fwd to this weekend’s party.

As I sit here writing this I’m listening to the 2014 debut from the Colorado Springs band Justus League … gotta say I’m impressed – especially with the bass player.  Be listening for this and new music from Roniit and possibly Big Head Blues Club either this weekend or next.


oskar-blues-no backgroundA HUGE THANK YOU to Oskar Blues Fooderies!  They are the new sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show.  Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pub in Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids,CHUBurger, and Cyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont, Hotbox Roasterscoffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).


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MISHAWAKA AMPHITHEATRE TO HOST 100-YEAR HARVEST DINNER AT GRANT FARMS CSA

BELLVUE, Colo., August 8, 2016 — A celebratory summer season commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Mishawaka Amphitheatre will wrap up on Sunday, September 4, with a farm-to-fork seated dinner at Grant Farms CSA in Wellington. Ticket sales for the event will benefit 501(c)3 nonprofit The Kitchen Community, to help fund their plans to design and install a Learning Garden at Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins.

“The Mish has always been a place to find food, fun and community in abundance,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre general manager, noting that the original owners seeded an apple orchard on the property. “Autumn is such a wonderful time to gather and bask in the bounty of the season, and we are looking forward to sharing a table with friends and family in and around Fort Collins at our 100-Year Harvest Dinner.”

Grant said that the intent of the evening is to connect the community to the enjoyment of locally grown food, and to raise funds to help further this connection via ongoing experiential education for local schoolchildren.

“By working with The Kitchen Community to eventually help bring a Learning Garden to Lesher, we’re making sure our event seeds a powerful connection for kids to real food, grown right here in Colorado,” Grant said.

“The Mishawaka 100-Year Harvest Dinner showcases what The Kitchen Community is all about: building community through food,” said Kristin Kirkpatrick, regional director for The Kitchen Community in Colorado. “We feel so honored to be the beneficiary of this true community collaboration. The proceeds from this dinner will help support new Learning Gardens in PSD, help more kids connect to real food, and create outdoor classroom environments in schools to give kids and teachers opportunities for experiential learning.”

The 100-Year Harvest Dinner will feature a 5-course seated meal including light appetizers, prepared by Chef Brent Jackson from The Kitchen Fort Collins, using an abundance of local ingredients. Guests will dine onsite at Grant Farms CSA, with live music and dancing to follow courtesy of Fort Collins band Last Call Romance. Local libations will be available courtesy of Horse & Dragon Brewing Company and Wunder Juice.

The dinner will take place on Sunday, September 4, from 5 – 9 p.m. at Grant Farms, 12155 N. County Rd. 15, Wellington, CO 80549. Tickets are available for $85 per person online via event organizers Fortified Collaborations at: http://www.fortifiedcollaborations.com/tickets/100-year-harvest-dinner


No MMMM or VIDEO PICK this week .. sorry … here’s the playlist.

PLAYLIST S10 EP28

HOUR 1

Tommy Bolin “People, people” from Teaser (1975)
(D) Such (Su Charles) “You” from You (2016)
OneRepublic “Feel Again” from Native (2013)
(N) The Motet “So High” from Totem (2016)
(D) Rob Drabkin “Someday” from Someday (2016)
Post Paradise “All There is” from Bring It To Life (Side A) (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “josephina” from Black Beehive (2014)
Rose Quartz “Something to Believe” from Axis of Love (2015)
(N) Cannondolls “Diamonds and Gold” from Crumbs (2016)
Leftover Salmon “High Country” from High Country (2015)
Richie Furay “We Were The Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2015)
Ryan A. Fourt “Big Slick” from Big Slick (2016)

HOUR 2

Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “Good Times, Rock & Roll” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
The Moonrakers “I’m All Right” from Anthology (2007)
Edison “The Good Fight” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Devotchka “Transliterator” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
Drag the River “Wichita Skyline” from Drag The River (2013)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Loyal Customer” from The Human Sacrifice (2016)
Achille Lauro “lightning” from Flight or Flight (2012)
South of France “Washed Up” from Washed Up (2016)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) Jesse Furay Lynch “Hard Country” from Jesse Furay Lynch (2016)
Danny Shafer “Small Town Blues” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
Head for The Hills “Dependency Co.” from Blue Ruin (2013)
Raincheck “Right There” from Raincheck (2012)

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Colorado Playlist – S10 EP27 AUG 2016

Happy Monday!  I spent the weekend doing sound as part of the 16th Denver Post Underground Music Showcase – that featured some 400 acts, mostly from here in our region.  I had the extreme pleasure of working with the likes of Chimney Choir, Edison, Rob Drabkin, and others …and met Shilo Gold, a Colorado native who moved to Los Angeles six years ago to pursue her career there, but who is thinking she might come back to Denver.

There’s no air conditioning in the South Broadway Christian Church, a 100+ year old building with amazing acoustics – requiring very minimal sound reinforcement.  Perfect for acoustic based acts.   It was hot, and humid in that room and everyone just played through it .. it was a really excellent weekend.

Rob Drabkin has a new release coming out this fall .. be listening for that on the show here soon.


oskar-blues-no backgroundA HUGE THANK YOU to Oskar Blues Fooderies!  They are the new sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show.  Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pub in Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids, CHUBurger, and Cyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont, Hotbox Roasters coffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).


mishawakaThe 10th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist is coming up August 7th at the historic Mishawaka Amphitheater – All Ages.  Tickets $15 / $17.50 DoS  SUPER EXCITED!  We’re planning on recording the event for a future episode of The Colorado Playlist.  DON’T FORGET => The “Mish” is a shuttle venue.  Parking is extremely limited and is $40 a car.   HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you buy tickets and parking/shuttle passes online.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK 

I became familiar with SuCh (Su Charles) a few years ago now, and have enjoyed watching her evolution as a recording artist.  She’s already accomplished much as an actor in our scene, winning prestigious awards .. this video showcases her depth as a singer, and actor.


 MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.

Unfortunately, only two of the five (D) or (N) tracks this week had embeds available, and I like both enough to keep them in the “Playlist.”

PLAYLIST S10 EP27 August 2016

You’ll notice a change to the playlist this week.  I’ve added (R) = requested artist.  To make a request, message me via our FB pg.

(D) = debut of [single], EP or LP
(N) = new track from previously debuted (D) EP or LP
(R) = requested artist track

HOUR 1

Psychodelic Zombiez “Babaganouj” from S.A.C. (1996)
(N) Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Beautiful & True” from Beautiful and True (2016)
Churchill “Made a List” from Change EP (2012)
One Flew West “Had It All” from Selective Memory (2015)
Rebecca Folsom “Slice of Heaven” from Extraordinary Days (2016)
The Fray “Never Say Never” from the fray (2009)
Big Gigantic “The Little Things (feat. Angela McCluskey)” from The Little Things (feat. Angela McCluskey) (2016)
Nina Storey “Run for Cover” from Think Twice (2013)
(N) The Bright Silence “Oleanna” from Time is New (2016) 
Jay Munly “Amen Corner” from Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots (2004)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Betty Boop” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “Monsoon Blues” from Oceans (featuring Ron Miles) (2013)

HOUR 2

Wendy Woo “Sundrops” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
(D) Jesse Furay Lynch “Girl Like That” from Jesse Furay Lynch (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Broken Hearted Savior” from Sister Sweetly (1993)
Bobby Walker “Turn Me Around” from Git It (2009)
(D) Magic Music “Gandy Dancer” from Magic Music (2016)
String Cheese Incident “Sweet Spot” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
Plum “Love is in the air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Tennis “Needle and a Knife” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(D) Terri Jo Jenkins “Accentuate the Positive” from From This Moment (2016)


Chris Daniels & the Kings “nobody knows” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Ben Markley ~ Clint Ashlock Quintet “the return” from The Return (2014)


Goatz-Vintage-Logo-FinalGOATZ! News and Shows

 

Get your tix now for theColorado Playlist 10th Anniversary Party at the Mishawaka on Sunday Aug 7.

Saturday Aug 13, GOATZ! makes their first appearance at the 2016 Bohemian Nights at New West Fest on the Old Town Square stage at 1:20PM for 35 minutes.

Wednesday Aug 17 Chris K and Chris J open for legendary country songwriterJim Lauderdale at the Broomfield Auditorium (the Audi).  TICKETS

Thursday Aug 26 = Gasoline Lollipops + GOATZ! + Joe Johnson @ Ziggies (Denver) 8PM show 21+ $10

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Colorado Playlist S10 EP26 July 2016

Hey guys … I’ve been on a sorta vaca this past week. Family in town visiting.  We did the Botanical Gardens on Saturday, and then did the entire drive up and over Trail Ridge Rd, down the backside thru Winter Park, then thru Black Hawk .. up through Nederland (stopped for goodies) … before ending up at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids for dinner … that was over the weekend.  Today is a rest day.  Tomorrow my daughter returns to NJ.  Short visit.

NO VIDEO THIS WEEK
NO MMMM THIS WEEK

The 10th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist is coming up August 7th at the historic Mishawaka Amphitheater – All Ages.  Tickets $15 / $17.50 DoS  SUPER EXCITED!  We’re planning on recording the event for a future episode of The Colorado Playlist.  DON’T FORGET => The “Mish” is a shuttle venue.  Parking is extremely limited and is $40 a car.   HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you buy tickets and parking/shuttle passes online.

LIMITED EDITION 10th ANNIVERSARY t-shirts are available.  Only 40 are available.  ALSO NEW GOATZ! t-shirts will be available.


PLAYLIST S10 EP26 July 2016

You’ll notice a change to the playlist this week.  I’ve added (R) = requested artist.  To make a request, message me via our FB pg.

(D) = debut of [single], EP or LP
(N) = new track from previously debuted (D) EP or LP
(R) = requested artist track

HOUR 1

Sugarloaf “Myra, Myra” from Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You (1975)
(D) Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore with Brigid & Lucy Moore “Trouble” from Daughters (2016)
F Y 5 (aka Finnders & Youngberg) “Driftwood” from FY5 (2015)
Pandas & People “Out to Sea” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015)
(D) Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Sweet Emily (feat. Gregory Alan Isakov)” from Beautiful and True (2016)
OneRepublic “Apologize” from Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda “Tonight I’ll be Staying Here With You” from All the Little Things (2016)
Poco “Crazy Love” from The Essential Poco (2005)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Let’s Do This Thing!” from Let’s Do This Thing! (2015)
(N) String Cheese Incident “Believe” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
The Motet “Truth” from Totem (2016)
GogoLab “Tumbleweeds” from Border Patrol (2013)

HOUR 2

Acoustic Junction “Something” from Surrounded by Change (1994)
(D) Subdudes “Known to Touch Me” from 4 On The Floor (2016)
Kenny Perkins “Tiny Distraction” from Wild Frontier (2011)
The Northern Empty “Suzie” from Suzie (2016)
(D) The Seers “Exposed” from Signals EP (2016)
Bad Weather California “Let It Shine” from Sunkissed (2012)
Otis Taylor “The Devil’s Gonna Lie” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
Tallgrass “Dirt Farm” from Better Than Medicine (2014)
(D) The Bright Silence “I’m a Fire” from Time is New (2016)
(R) The Still Tide “Field of Bells” from Half Empty Rooms (2015)
(N) Dressy Bessy “Get Along (Diamond Ring)” from Kingsized (2016)
Dana Landry Trio “To Wane” from Memphis Skyline (2014)


GOATZ! News and Shows

Get your tix now for theColorado Playlist 10th Anniversary Party at the Mishawaka on Sunday Aug 7.

Saturday Aug 13, GOATZ! makes their first appearance at the 2016 Bohemian Nights at New West Fest on the Old Town Square stage at 1:20PM for 35 minutes.

Wednesday Aug 17 Chris K and Chris J open for legendary country songwriterJim Lauderdale at the Broomfield Auditorium (the Audi).  TICKETS

Thursday Aug 26 = Gasoline Lollipops + GOATZ! + Joe Johnson @ Ziggies (Denver) 8PM show 21+ $10

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Colorado Playlist S10 EP25 July 2016

Right up front .. NOW is the time to get tickets to help me celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist (formerly The Colorado Sound) happening Aug 7 at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre.  My friend Dani Grant (owner / GM) and I had fun picking the two acts to invite to this party; Liz Barnez Band and the Railbenders, each of whom have specific and special meaning to me.

I met Liz not long after she moved here from Louisiana in the late 80s, when I was at KSQI (96.1 K-SKY) and at 90.5FM KCSU.  She and I have remained very good friends, and have long wanted to do a show together.  With her is one of my all time favorite guitarists and another long time friend – Dave Beegle, who I first saw playing in the 80s in the band Sceptre, and then in the 90s in the band Fourth Estate.  Dave also plays in the classic rock band the Jurassicasters.

I met the core of the current lineup of the Railbenders, including original founding members, Jim Dalton and  Tyson Murray, in 2000; when I got actively involved in booking shows regionally.  They have remained one of, if not the most popular country band to have ever come out of the Denver scene.  It’s really hard to get this band, due to Jim’s commitment as the lead guitarist in Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.

I’m deeply honored to be sharing the stage with such great friends, at a venue celebrating it’s 100th year. WOW!  The day is also the exact day to the year that I debuted the new band at the Mish – sounds like a tradition now Dani ;) 

T-shirts have been ordered.  I only ordered 48 t-shirts to commemorate the event.  You’ll have to be at the party to purchase one.


mishawakaThe 10th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist is coming up August 7th at the historic Mishawaka Amphitheater – All Ages.  Tickets $15 / $17.50 DoS  SUPER EXCITED!  We’re planning on recording the event for a future episode of The Colorado Playlist.  DON’T FORGET => The “Mish” is a shuttle venue.  Parking is extremely limited and is $40 a car.   HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you buy tickets and parking/shuttle passes online.


AFTER SIX YEARS, SPOKESBUZZ SAYS GOODBYE

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoTo temper my enthusiasm was the reveal this past week that SpokesBuzz is shuttering.  :(  Huge sad face here gang, not only as a fan of the organization over the past six years, and the belief I have in founder Dani Grant’s vision, but also as a board member the past year.

The organization will cease operations at the end of August, and will immediately begin a transition plan designed to close out its activities.

Since its inception in 2010, SpokesBuzz has been a champion for bands and a connection for fans, providing hundreds of musicians with industry contacts, career guidance, and educational and promotional opportunities, and helping bring global recognition to the Colorado music scene.

Lack of sufficient funding is the main reason for the shut down.  “We simply don’t have the financial support required to sustain the organization into the future,” according to executive director Dani Grant. “…as much as it pains us to shut the doors, we have a responsibility to the musicians and our music community to not only see the writing on the wall, but to act on it in a way that allows us to complete our chapter in the story with love and integrity.”

The board and staff will work with the 11 bands currently in the SpokesBUZZ incubator to support them as the organization closes, and events scheduled through 8/31 (except the annual pool party fundraiser) will go on as planned.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

This week’s pick is also one of the songs in this week’s MMMM.  A bit of humor from Andy Palmer who’s been busy on another new project, a compilation of Colorado musicians and their songs about some of the racial tensions we’ve been witnessing lately.  Some artists are: SF1, Wheelchair Sports Camp, John Common, Lucifury (Theo Wilson), Mama Magnolia, Toad in the Hole, and more.  There’s an indiegogo campaign called ‘We Are Brown’ that’s only going to be up about another week … all proceeds are going to Denver Justice Project.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen to them again (or for the first time) and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist.

I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.

You can vote for as many titles as you like .. the idea is not to see a winner, but to find out which of the new material I’ve debuted (D) or (N) you like enough for me to keep around.


PLAYLIST S10 EP25 July 2016

You’ll notice a change to the playlist this week.  I’ve added (R) = requested artist.  To make a request, message me via our FB pg.

(D) = debut of [single], EP or LP
(N) = new track from previously debuted (D) EP or LP
(R) = requested artist track

HOUR 1

Jill Sobule “Too Cool to Fall In Love” from Things Here Are Different (1990)
Firefall “You Are the Woman” from Firefall (1976)
Brother Wild “Leave it all Behind” from White Flag (2016)
Whiskey Blanket “Up up Away” from No Object (2010)
Esme Patterson “Feel Right” from We Were Wild (2016)
(R) Cary Morin “Wrong Side of the Law” from Tiny Town (2014)
(R) Dr. Izzy Band “Old Black Crow” from Blind and Blues Bound (2014)
Devotchka “Along the Way” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
The Fray “Heartbeat” from Scars and Stories (2012)
(D) Cannondolls “Bed on Fire” from Crumbs (2016) 
Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Loaded gun” from Time (You’re Doing Fine) (2014)
Monocle Band “Can’t Get By” from Monocle Band (2013)
Analog Son “St. Claude and Press” from Stomp and Shout (2015)

HOUR 2

(R) Dressy Bessy “If You Should Try To Kiss Her” from Pink Hearts, Yellow Moons (1999)
Electric Swingset “Inebriated Witch Doctor” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
(D) Andy Palmer “Clawfoot Tub” from Clawfoot Tub (2016)
John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light “Same Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
Chimney Choir “Union Station” from Boomtown (2015)
India.Arie “slow down” from Voyage to India (2002)
Eldren “Everybody Went Crazy” from Welcome to Deathville (2015)
(R) String Cheese Incident “Sweet Spot” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
Paul Galaxy & the Galatix “Lunar Swing” from Slingshot (2004)
(R) John Statz “Any Town Will Do” from Tulsa (2015)
(R) Haunted Windchimes “Out With the Crow” from Out With The Crow (2012)
(R) Musketeer Gripweed “end of the day” from Floods and Fires (2014)
Wonderlic “My Own Bed” from Wunderpus Photogenicus (2016)


GOATZ! News and Shows

Get your tix now for theColorado Playlist 10th Anniversary Party at the Mishawaka on Sunday Aug 7.

Saturday Aug 13, GOATZ! makes their first appearance at the 2016 Bohemian Nights at New West Fest on the Old Town Square stage at 1:20PM for 35 minutes.

Wednesday Aug 17 Chris K and Chris J open for legendary country songwriterJim Lauderdale at the Broomfield Auditorium (the Audi).  TICKETS

Thursday Aug 26 = Gasoline Lollipops + GOATZ! + Joe Johnson @ Ziggies (Denver) 8PM show 21+ $10

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Colorado Playlist S10 EP24 July 2016

I got the best news of the summer recently, when my friends at 105.5 The Colorado Sound let me know just how popular the Colorado Playlist is in Denver on Sundays.  WOW… It’s not a far off dream to imagine making it into the TOP 10 for the hours the show is on the air in the Denver metro! (if i even dared dream of top 5 i’d be afraid of squashing the whole thing lol).

I’m also stoked as hell to now be on the air every Saturday morning from 6AM-NOON on 105.5 … “the fastest growing noncom in the nation.”  You won’t get a lot of Colorado stuff on this shift – this is all about music discovery – local and national and international.

New music in this week’s Monday Morning Music Meeting from Edison, Safe Boating is No Accident and the Patti Fiasco … see below.

The Mishawaka unveiled big news this week.

The Mishawaka Amphitheatre will add to its ongoing 100th anniversary activities by hosting a party and public ceremony on August 21. The festivities will include the ceremonial reveal of a commemorative display that will find a fixed home in the venue’s dance hall. Community-sourced and curated items that honor the historic venue’s past will be shared with the public, creating the foundation for an ongoing exhibit that continues to tell the story of The Mish.

Fans and friends of The Mish are invited to the open house, which will take place from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on August 21, and will feature the exhibit unveiling and a live music ensemble performance via Classic Revolution Northern Colorado. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

The public is invited to contribute to the Mishawaka Amphitheatre display; those with artifacts or memorabilia to share are encouraged to contact info@themishawaka.com.


mishawakaThe 10th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist is coming up August 7th at the historic Mishawaka Amphitheater – presenting the RailbendersGOATZ! and the Liz Barnez Band.  All Ages.  Tickets $15 / $17.50 DoS  SUPER EXCITED!  We’re planning on recording the event for a future episode of The Colorado Playlist.  DON’T FORGET => The “Mish” is a shuttle venue.  Parking is extremely limited and is $40 a car.   HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you buy tickets and parking/shuttle passes online.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’ve known Ryan Chrys and members of the Rough Cuts for several years now … Ryan to his days in SPIV and Demon Funkies.  Always great friends and a blast to be around.  Here’s there newest …


SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

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Support for Chris K’s Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

As much as I would hope that support comes easily it does not – anymore so than for anyone else in music.  I am deeply thankful to the Mishawaka Amphitheater for sponsoring this program – and to you for dropping a few bucks in the tip jar on occasion.  Thank you.  FUND ME.

If you’re a Colorado business engaged in music, music related activities, hemp, or other earth friendly products message me for information about how you can support this program.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen to them again (or for the first time) and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist.

I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.

COLORADO PLAYLIST S10 EP24

HOUR 1

The Samples “Did You Ever Look So Nice” from No Room (1992)
(N) The Motet “The Truth” from Totem (2016)
String Cheese Incident “Drive” from One Step Closer (2005)
Slow Caves “Desert Minded” [single] (2016)
(N) The Rifters “Architecture of A Fire” from Architecture of A Fire (2015)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Train Home” from Love Runner (2014)
Big Head Blues Club: Featuring Big Head Todd & the Monsters “come On In My Kitchen” from Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson (2011)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “S.O.B” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
The Northern Empty “That Old Door Frame” from Suzie (2016)
OneRepublic “Stop and Stare” from Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
SHEL “I Know” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Gerald Albright “Slam Dunk” from Slam Dunk (2014)

HOUR 2

Zuba “Planet of Love” from South of Eden (1999)
(D) Edison “The Good Fight” from Familiar Spirit (2016) 
Achille Lauro “Lightning” from Flight or Flight (2012)
Rossonian “In the Summer” [single] (2015)
(D) Safe Boating is No Accident “Loyal Customer” from The Human Sacrifice (2016) 
Chemistry Club “Miranda” [single] (2014)
Acoustic Junction “Think About It” from Acoustic Junction (1996)
Katie Herzig “Drug” from Walk Through Walls (2014)
Calder’s Revolvers “Leave Ya Be” from Sunday Morning (2014)
(D) the Patti Fiasco “Saved by Rock and Roll” from Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)


WhiteWater Ramble “All Night Drive” from All Night Drive (2010)
Young Ancients “Live a Little” from Fishstory (2015)
Annie Booth “Queen bee” from WANDERLUST (2014)


GOATZ! News and Shows

Get your tix now for the Colorado Playlist 10th Anniversary Party at the Mishawaka on Sunday Aug 7.

Saturday Aug 13, GOATZ! makes their first appearance at the 2016 Bohemian Nights at New West Fest on the Old Town Square stage at 1:20PM for 35 minutes.

Wednesday Aug 17 Chris K and Chris J open for legendary country songwriter Jim Lauderdale at the Broomfield Auditorium (the Audi).  TICKETS

Thursday Aug 26 = Gasoline Lollipops + GOATZ! + Joe Johnson @ Ziggies (Denver) 8PM show 21+ $10

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Colorado Playlist S10 EP23 JULY 2016

Happy 4th of July.  There is no Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) this week.  I debuted two new tracks this week, The Rifters “I Got News for You,” and “Drug of Choice,” from Dechen Hawk.  We’ll hear more from each over the coming episodes, I’m sure.  There is also no new video this week.

SUPPORT LIVE MUSICMONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY!  MONNNEY! – So the O’Jays sang in the song “For the Love of Money,” back in the 70’s, although what they were singing about was the often depraved nature of mankind .. not the desire to earn a reasonable rate for a provided service.

I’ve now spent virtually my entire life hearing one common refrain among nearly all musicians (performers and songwriters) who are not nationally or internationally recognized — that our services are undervalued, and underpaid for.  Today, increasingly we’re hearing the same from nationally recognized performers and songwriters as well as from the local scene.

I won’t wax heavily here, but this issue is top of mind with me as I am among those regionally who write checks to musicians, and gets paid for performing music.

For many people, music has become as free as the air we breathe.  I cannot say as free as the water we drink, because we actually pay for the water we drink.  Is a music performance or a recording any less valuable that we expect others to pay for it while we enjoy it free of charge?

During these remaining summer months, we will get to experience many “free” events — downtown concert series, festivals with free admission, and more.  We get to stream ad supported interactive and non-interactive Internet radio for free … and it costs nothing to turn on the car radio.  Several restaurants and bars (inc breweries, distilleries, etc) provide “free” entertainment.

While we’re enjoying all this “FREE” music, it would be nice if we remembered that it is not free to record, and it’s not free to produce on stage.   Your support is appreciated … BUY MERCH — TIPS ARE WELCOME …


SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

As much as I would hope that support comes easily it does not – anymore so than for anyone else in music.  I am deeply thankful to the Mishawaka Amphitheater for sponsoring this program – and to you for dropping a few bucks in the tip jar on occasion.  Thank you.  FUND ME.

If you’re a Colorado business engaged in music, music related activities, hemp, or other earth friendly products message me for information about how you can support this program.

mishawaka

Support for Chris K’s Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

Presenting:  The 10th Anniversary Party of the Colorado Playlist AUG 7 @4PM w/ the RailbendersGOATZ! and the Liz Barnez Band.  All Ages.  Tickets $12 Advance / $15 DoS

Check the website for 100th Birthday Special Events and Concerts …


COLORADO PLAYLIST S10 EP22

HOUR 1

Zephyr “Moving too Fast” from Sunset Ride (2000)
(D) Dechen Hawk “Drug of Choice” from Jus’ Sayin’ (2016)


Heather Marie Philipp “Under the Apple” from Under the Apple (2008)
Nina Storey “Private Army” from Think Twice (2013)
Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Children of the Lord” from Cipher (2008)
Grant Farm “Get in Line” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
Poco “Call It Love” from Legacy (1989)
Amberly Chalberg “Chicago” from There Will Come A Day (2015)
Calder’s Revolvers “I Gotta Know” from Sunday Morning (2014)
The Apples in Stereo “High Tide” from Fun Trick Noisemaker (1995)
Dana Landry Quartet “Puttin’ on the Ritz” from Standard Elevation (2015)

HOUR 2

Earth, Wind & Fire “Devotion” from Open Our Eyes (1974)
(D) The Rifters “I Got News for You” from Architecture of A Fire (2015)


Chimney Choir “Ace of Spades” from (ladder) (2012)
Andy Rok & the Real Deal “Staying Home Tonight (feat. Kate Brady)” [single] (2015)
South of France “Washed Up” [single] (2016)
Devotchka “I Cried Like a Silly Boy” from Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
String Cheese Incident “Walk this way” from The String Cheese Incident (1997)
Leftover Salmon “Sing Up to the Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Cary Morin “Together” from Together (2016)
Jeff Finlin “East By West” from The Tao of Motor Oil (2010)
Von Stomper “Ain’t Seen It Yet” from Americado (2015)
H2 Big Band “You’re It!” from You’re It! (2011)


GOATZ! News and Shows

The July 9 show at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins has been rescheduled for Fri Sept 16 with Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, and will mark our one year anniversary of our last show with our friends at Avo’s …. it will also be our last show of the summer season with our guest pedal steel master, Chris Kennison before he returns to AZ.

Get your tix now for the Colorado Playlist 10th Anniversary Party at the Mishawaka on Sunday Aug 7.

SHOWS and more at website or at reverbnation

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