News, Notes & Spins – March 1, 2011

It was a pretty active month musically across the state, although I have to say I’m a bit saddened that there were fewer titles played overall in February than in previous months over the past year.  Big Head Todd & the Monsters had the HOTTEST release of the month it seems … and overall the top five titles SMOKED the rest of the field.

KCSU has been in the midst of some changes in Fort Collins, but I did hear from them that they’ll jump back into the reporting mode this next month.  Radio 1190 will also be resuming reporting status here in the next month as well … looking forward to two of our most popular college music stations getting back into the swing of things.  Looking forward to seeing what they’re spinning here on the April 1 blog post.

In other regional station news, KBUT recently completed its 2011 Winter Pledge Drive, “…reaching our goal of $40,000 in a record 10 1/2 days!  KBUT wants to thank its dedicated listeners in the Gunnison Valley, as well as online listeners from around the state, country and world, for their continued support of community radio.  The KBUT staff is currently celebrating and preparing to bring evermore unique radio to the airwaves.”  KDNK (Carbondale) is setting up for their mid-winter membership drive as I type.  I had hoped to be able to report a resolution in the KRFC hiring of both an executive director and a program directory, but the board of directors had not made a final decision as of Feb 28, so we’ll have to wait on that.

TOP 40 SPINS – February 2011
1.  DeVotchKa – 100 Lovers (Anti)  rock, indie/alternative
2.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds (Ruff Shod)  folk
3.  Tennis – Cape Dory (Fat Possum)  pop, indie/alternative
4.  Big Head Todd & the Monsters/Big Head Blues Club – 100 Years of Robert Johnson (RYKO)  blues
5.  John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap (Naked Jaybird)  blues
6.  Kenny Perkins – Wild Frontier (self)  rock, adult alternative
7.  Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams – Sinners and Saints (self)  country, americana
8.  Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New (self)  jazz
9.  Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners (Remington Road Records)  folk, americana
10.  Broken Everlys – Stoned In Juarez (self)  rock
11.  Churchill – Happy/Sad (Wired Bird)  rock, indie/alternative
12.  Peter Sommer – Tremolo Canteen (Dazzle Jazz) jazz
13.  Bonnie & the Clydes – Bonnie & the Clydes (self)  country, americana
14.  the Big Motif – Does It Weigh Heavy (self)  rock, blues-rock
15.  Adam Bodine Trio – Blue Mud (self) jazz
16.  Katey Laurel – From Here (Roarding Twenties Records)  pop, adult contemporary
17.  Ego vs. Id – Taste (Abbatoir Records)  rock, indie/alternative
17.  Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy (self)  neo-acoustic, new grass
18.  Andrew Vogt – Cats Afoot (self) jazz
18.  Royal Peeps – Alessia’s Walk (Contra Basso Music)  funk, soul
19.  Whiskey Blanket – No Object (self)  hip-hop
20.  Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight (self) folk, americana
21.  Blue Canyon Boys – Mountain Bound (self) bluegrass
22.  Joe Johnson – A Time to Dance (Blank Tape) americana, country-folk
23.  Juno What?! – Shameless (Juno What?!)  funk, soul
24.  Bob Rea – Ragged Choir (self) americana
24.  Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits (Thirty Tigers) americana, roots rock
24.  Mandy Harvey – After You’ve Gone (self)  jazz, vocal
25.  Pretty Lights – Making Up a Changing Mind (self) electronica, rave, dance
26.  Fox Street Allstars – Welcome To Mighty Pleasin’ (self) rock, blues-rock
27.  Brad Goode – Tight Like This (Delmark) jazz
27.  Fred Hess BIG BAND – Into the Open (Alison Records) jazz, big band
27.  Lawn Chair Kings – Lawn Chair Kings II (self) rock, alt-country
28.  Jeff Finlin – The Tao of Motor Oil (Bent Wheel) rock, adult alternative
28.  Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss (Rounder Records) folk
29.  John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School) rock, adult
30.  String Cheese Incident – Rhythm of the Road Vol. 1 (SCI Fidelity)  rock, jamband
31.  Boulder Acoustic Society – Champion of Disaster (self) rock, folk-rock
31.  Selasee – African Gate (self) world, African, Hip-hop
32.  Bobby Walker – Way Back When (BWM) blues, r&b

DROPS from Feb 1 Top Spins
9.  Musketeer Gripweed – Dyin’ Day
10.  Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
11.  Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Two Bedroom Apartment
19.  Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
21.  Pretty Lights – Making Up a Changing Mind (self) electronic/dance
22.  Fierce Bad Rabbit – Spools of Thread (self) rock, indie/alternative
23.  Chris Thompson – The Road Ahead (self) rock, jamband
23.  Robert Marcey & Familyman Barrett – Wailin’ for Justice (Dread I) reggae
23.  Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime (self) americana, country
25.  Dovekins – Assemble the Aviary (self) folk
25.  Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss (Rounder Records) alternative adult contemporary
26.  Freddi / Henchi & the Soulsetters – Crown Princes of Funk: The Last Set    (Wind Up) funk/soul
26.  White Water Ramble – All Night Drive (self) bluegrass
27.  the Love Royale – Love Letters (Cuebro) soul/funk
28.  Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Rocksteady (BIG) alternative adult contemporary
29.  Colorado Goat Ropers Guild – Fly (Paladin Steed Records) americana, country-rock
29.  Dominant 7 & the Jazz Arts Messengers – Fourteen Channels (Tapestry Records) jazz
29.  Take to the Oars – American Volume (self) rock, indie/alternative

February Adds
Andrea Lynn – The Mountains and the Sea
the Big Motif – Does It Weigh Heavy
Bonnie & the Clydes – Bonnie & the Clydes
Broken Everlys – Stoned In Juarez
Caleb Slade – Victory in Defeat
Clarke Wright – Fiddleride
Dustin Edge – Calm [ep]
Ego vs. Id – Taste
Joe Johnson – A Time to Dance
John Mieras – Painted Glass
Justin Roth – Now You Know
Mountain Standard Time – Mountain Standard Time
Nina Storey – Love Me Enough [single]
Peter Sommer – Tremolo Canteen
Ronnie Franklin – Flight Plans
Royal Peeps – Alessia’s Walk
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled
Slopeside – Road to Oblivion
Something Underground – You Would Never Know This (radio edit) [single]
Sunshine House – The Sunshine House EP
Wil Key – Can You Feel It [single]

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1.  Elephant Revival – Break In the Clouds
2.  String Cheese Incident – Rhythm of the Road, Vol. 1: Incident in Atlanta
3.  Devotchka – 100 Lovers
4.  Stray Grass – Written in the Stars
5.  Jeff Finlin – The Tao of Motor Oil
5.  Royal Peeps – Alessia’s Walk
5.  Runaway Express – Yeah Buddy
5.  WhiteWater Ramble – All Night Drive

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1.  DeVotchKa – 100 Lovers
1.  Lawn Chair Kings – Lawn Chair Kings II
1.  Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners
2.  Grass It Up – Day After Yesterday
2.  Tennis – Cape Dory
3.  Blue Canyon Boys – Mountain Bound
3.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
3.  Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy
3.  Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
3.  Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams – Sinners and Saints

KDNK (Carbondale)
1.  Big Head Todd & the Monsters/Big Head Blues Club – 100 Years of Robert Johnson
1. Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New
1.  DeVotchKa – 100 Lovers
2.  Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Rocksteady
2.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
2.  Tennis – Cape Dory

KGNU (Boulder)
1.  DeVotchKa – 100 Lovers
2.  Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight
3.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
4.  Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams – Sinners and Saints
4.  Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners
5.  Blue Canyon Boys – Mountain Bound
5.  Tennis – Cape Dory

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1.  DeVotchKa – 100 Lovers
2.  John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap
3.  Tennis – Cape Dory
4.  Big Head Todd & the Monsters/Big Head Blues Club – 100 Years of Robert Johnson
4.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
5.  Eric Shively – Eden’s Light

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1.  Big Head Todd and the Monsters/Big Head Blues Club – 100 Years of Robert Johnson
2.  John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap
3.  Bonnie and The Clydes – Bonnie And The Clydes
4.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
4.  Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams – Sinners and Saints
5.  Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners

KUVO (Denver)
1.  Brad Goode – Tight Like This
2.  Lynn Baker Quartet – Azure Intention
3.  Peter Sommer – Tremolo Canteen
4.  Fred Hess BIG BAND – Into the Open
5.  Andrew Vogt – Cats Afoot

KVNF (Paonia)
1.  DeVotchKa – 100 Lovers
2.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
3.  Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy
3.  Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight
3.  Tennis – Cape Dory
4.  Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams – Sinners and Saints
5.  Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3

THE COLORADO SOUND
1.  Big Head Todd & the Monsters/Big Head Blues Club – 100 Years of Robert Johnson
1.  Broken Everlys – Stoned In Juarez
1.  Joe Johnson – A Time to Dance
2.  Kenny Perkins – Wild Frontier
3.  DeVotchKa – 100 Lovers
4.  the Big Motif – Does It Weigh Heavy
4.  Bonnie & the Clydes – Bonnie & the Clydes
4.  Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New
4.  Churchill – Happy/Sad
4.  Ego vs. Id – Taste
4.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
4.  Fox Street Allstars – Welcome To Mighty Pleasin’
4.  John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap

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