News Notes & Spins – May 1 2011

There’s not much to report this month.  One item of particular interest is the change I’ve noticed over at KUNC this past couple of weeks — cmon!!  Cat Power???  Ryan Bingham???  Who woulda thunk??!!  Kudos to Kirk Mowers for breaking out of the past and moving towards a much more contemporary ADULT station that showcases a truly diverse musical landscape than what we’ve known KUNC to produce these past many years.  Sure, you’ll still some classical – but still … Cat Power???  Edie Brickell?  Paul Simon … and the list  goes on … not the least of which is the heightened focus on Colorado artists like John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light, Trinity Demask, Flexigrass and others I heard this week.    WTG KUNC!!

That’s it … enjoy the charts … and remember, if you’ve got a record out – radio can’t play what they don’t receive!

TOP 40 ALBUM SPINS – April 2011
(124 titles reported / 318 titles listed)
(LM) TM
(D=Debut)
(NC=not charted prev. month)

(1) 1.   Devotchka – 100 Lovers (Anti) Indie/Alternative
(D) 2.   Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self)  Bluegrass
(2) 3.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds (Ruff Shod Records) Folk
(6) 4.  Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson (Ryko) Blues
(18) 5.  John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School/RED) Rock, adult alternative
(12) 5.  Musketeer Gripweed – Dyin’ Day (self) Rock, jamband
(8) 5.  Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight (self) Americana
(22) 6.  Andrew Vogt – Cats Afoot (Drew’s Blues Records) Jazz
(D) 7.  Bonnie and The Clydes – Bonnie And The Clydes (self) Country, traditional
(9) 7.  Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz
(7) 7.  Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled (Alternative Tentacles) Indie/Alternative
(19) 8.  The Whiskey Bottles – Ain’t No Crime (self) Americana, alternative country-rock
(NC) 9.  Broken Everlys – Stoned In Juarez (self) Rock, roots
(17) 10.  Peter Sommer – Tremolo Canteen (Dazzle Jazz) Jazz
(23) 11.  Mohammed Alidu and the Bizung Family – Land of Fire (Black Eye Watching) World, African
(NC) 12.  Brad Goode – Tight Like This (Delmark)  Jazz
(17) 13.  John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap (Naked Jaybird) Blues
(5) 13.  Tennis – Cape Dory (Fat Possum) Pop, Indie
(16) 14.  Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Two Bedroom Apartment (self) Folk
(3) 14.  Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners (Remington Road) Americana, folk
(NC) 15.   John McVey – Unpredictable (self) Pop, singer-songwriter, adult contemporary
(D) 16.  Greg Garrison – Low Lonesome (GG Kudra Music) Jazz
(4) 17.  Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams – Sinners & Saints (self) Americana, alternative country
(D) 17.   Justin Roth – Now You Know (Rothirric Music) Folk, singer-songwriter
(NC) 18.  Joe Johnson – A Time to Dance (Blank Tape) Americana, country-folk
(17) 18.  Whiskey Blanket – No Object (self) Hip-Hop/Rap
(NC) 19.  Juno What?! – Shameless (self) Funk/R&B/Soul
(NC) 20.  Kinetix – Let Me In (self) Rock, pop
(20) 21.  Kenny Perkins – Wild Frontier (self) Rock, adult alternative
(NC) 21.   Selasee – African Gate (self) World, African
(10) 21.  The Blue Canyon Boys – Mountain Bound (self) Bluegrass
(NC) 22.  Gabrielle Louise – Mirror the Branches (self) Folk
(NC) 22.  The Autumn Film – The Ship and the Sea (self) Rock, indie/alternative
(NC) 22.  Wil Key – Can You Feel It? [single]  (Larimar Records) Funk/R&B/Soul
(NC) 23.  Bop Skizzum – Beauty Queen (self) Funk/R&B/Soul
(D) 23.  DELLA – Anymore/Not that Simple (Things I Do) [single] (self) Rock, alternative
(D) 23.  Mountain Standard Time – Mountain Standard Time (self) Bluegrass
(NC) 23.  Robert Marcey & Familyman Barrett – Wailin’ for Justice (self) Reggae
(D) 23.  The David James Band – Street Performer (David James Music) Pop, contemporary adult
(D) 24.  John Statz – Ghost Towns (self) Americana
(D) 24.  Surplus Cheaper Hands – It’s Your Parade (self) Americana

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 SPINS – April 2011
(10)  Fred Hess Big Band – Into the Open
(13)  Stray Grass – Written in the Stars
(14)  Lawn Chair Kings – Lawn Chair Kings II
(17)  Lonesome Traveler – Looking for A Way
(17)  Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
(18)  Bobby Walker – Way Back When
(19)  Royal Peeps – Alessia’s Walk
(21)  Colcannon – Three Days in May
(21)  Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
(21)  Runaway Express – Howlin At the Moon
(22)  Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
(22)  Boulder Acoustic Society – Champion of Disaster
(22)  Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
(22)  Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
(24)  Fierce Bad Rabbit – Spools of Thread
(24)  The Heyday – Till We See the Sun
(24)  Pretty Lights – Making Up a Changing Mind

ADDED – April 2011
a. Tom Collins – OH NO!
Big Gigantic – A Place Behind the Moon
Blind Strike – Curse the Worst
Bobby Doran – Bad Reputation
Broken Spoke – Before There Were Easy Riders
Choke the Word – Enjoy the Parade
Fingers of the Sun – Fingers of the Sun
Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
Flashlights – Hidden Behind Trees
FourdeFyed – FourdeFyed
Gary Bragg – High Plains Storm
Hindershot – It’s Only Blood
Iuengliss – Blank Matter
Jim McTurnan & The Kids That Killed The Man – Joie De Vivre
* John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (*Re-entry)
John Oates – Mississippi Mile
John Statz – Ghost Towns
John Statz – The Budapest Sessions [ep]
Jonathan Tiersten & Ten Tiers – We’ll See
Kentucky Parlor Pickers – Barn Burner
Molly Cottrell – Molly Cottrell
Molly Cottrell – Not What I Need [single]
Moon Duo – Mazes
Rene Marie – Voice Of My Beautiful Country
SPIV – Mini Brunette Club [singles]
Statewide Emergency – Carnivorous Carnival
Stingray Jones & the Mad Men – Stingray Jones & the Mad Men [select singles]
SuperCollider – SuperCollider
Surplus Cheaper Hands – It’s Your Parade
Tyler Gilmore’s Ninth and Lincoln – Static Line
Veronica – Emerging from Troubled Days

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1.  Elephant Revival – Break In the Clouds
2.  Megan Burtt – It Ain’t Love
3.  The Whiskey Bottles – Ain’t No Crime
4.  Stray Grass – Written In The Stars
5.  Devotchka – 100 Lovers
5.  Juno What?! – Shameless
6.  Chuck Pyle – The Spaces in Between
6.  The Pineapple Crackers – Take A Ride
6.  The String Cheese Incident – Rhythm of the Road, Vol. 1 – Incident In Atlanta (11/17/00)

KCSU (Fort Collins)
1.  Air Dubai – Wonder Age
2.  Dubskin – No End in Time
2.  A.M. Pleasure Assassins – EP2
2.  Ghost in the Machine – S/T
2.  Iuenglisss – Blank Matter
3.  Blind Strike – Curse the Worst
3.  Danielle Ate the Sandwich – On the Planet Earth [single]

KDNK (Carbondale)
1.  Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson
1.  Devotchka – 100 Lovers
1.  Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2.  Andrew Vogt – Cats Afoot
2.  Eef – I Ain’t Gonna Wait Forever
2.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
2.  Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams – Sinners & Saints
2.  John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
2.  Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners
2.  Musketeer Gripweed – Dyin’ Day
2.  Tennis – Cape Dory

KGNU (Boulder)
1.  Devotchka – 100 Lovers
2.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
3.  Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
3.  Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight
4.  Mohammed Alidu and the Bizung Family – Land of Fire
4.  Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners
4.  Tennis – Cape Dory
5.  Pete Kartsounes – The Only Way I Know
5.  Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
5.  The Blue Canyon Boys – Mountain Bound

KOTO (Telluride)
1.  Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson
2.  Devotchka – 100 Lovers
2.  Musketeer Gripweed – Dyin’ Day
3.  Brad Goode – Tight Like This
3.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
3.  Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams – Sinners & Saints
3.  Royal Peeps – Alessia’s Walk
3.  Tennis – Cape Dory
3.  Whiskey Blanket – No Object

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1.  Devotchka – 100 Lovers
2.  Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson
3.  John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap
4.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
5.  Cahalen Morrison & Eli West – Holy Coming of the Storm
5.  Joe Johnson – A Time to Dance
5.  Justin Roth – Now You Know

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1.  Finnders and Youngberg – FY5
2.  Fierce Bad Rabbit – Spools of Thread
3.  Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled
4.  Devotchka – 100 Lovers
5.  John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap
5.  Mohammed Alidu and the Bizung Family – Land of Fire
5.  Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners
6.  Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams – Sinners & Saints
7.  Clarke Wright – Fiddleride
7.  Pura Fe Trio – Live! A Blues Night In North Carolina

KUNC (Greeley)
1.  Devotchka – 100 Lovers
2.  John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
3.  Chuck Pyle – The Spaces In Between
3.  Mandy Harvey – Smile
4.  Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy
4.  Jerry Palmer – Cherry Picking

KUVO (Denver)
1. Rene Marie – Voice Of My Beautiful Country
2. Fred Hess Big Band – Into the Open
3. Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New
4. Tyler Gilmore’s Ninth and Lincoln – Static Line

KVNF (Paonia)
1.  Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Two Bedroom Apartment
2.  Devotchka – 100 Lovers
2.  Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight
3.  Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
3.  Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy
4.  Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
4.  Rorey Carroll – Roadside Lullabies

The Colorado Sound
1.  Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2.  Broken Everlys – Stoned In Juarez
2.  Peter Sommer – Tremolo Canteen
2.  Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled
3.  David James Band – Street Performer
3.  John McVey – Unpredictable
4.  Bonnie & the Clydes – Bonnie & the Clydes
4.  John Statz – Ghost Town
5.  Andrew Vogt – Cats Afoot
5.  Ego vs. Id – Taste
5.  Fox Street Allstars – Welcome To Mighty Pleasin’
5.  the Whiskey Bottles – Ain’t No Crime

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