News, Notes & Spins – August 1, 2012

I am brain dead right now.  It’s been one crazy major event after another all summer, with two more to go – The 5th Annual Carbon Valley Music Festival that I produce for the city of Dacono (Aug 4), and then three days of Bohemian Nights at New West Fest a week later in Fort Collins.

Anyone who’s into live music – and especially festivals that feature locally homegrown and groomed acts – are in the right place here in Colorado.  It really is a very remarkable place.  I don’t get off the Front Range too often, so I don’t know about all the events that take place in our mountain locales… but those along the Front Range are treated to a number of great events every year, culminating in what has become the premiere festival concert event for Colorado acts – Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins (Aug 10-12) featuring a veritable who’s who of Colorado talent including this sampling -> Air Dubai, Allegaeon, Arliss Nancy, Bad Weather California, Bunny Gang (featuring Nathen Maxwell of Flogging Molly), Cassie Taylor & the Soul Cavalry, Chad Price, Chuck Pyle, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Delta Sonics, Devotchka, DubSkin, Euforquestra, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Future Jazz Project, Great American Taxi, Haunted Windchimes, John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light, Juno What?!, Katie Glassman Quintet, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Liz Barnez, Megan Redmond, Mosey West, Musketeer Gripweed, Rob Drabkin, Selasee and Fafa Family, Shakedown Street, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club,  The Lionel Young Band, The Patti Fiasco, The Swayback, Wendy Woo … and fo’reals many many others (some 90 in all I believe).

And since this column is about Colorado Music & Radio – a big ovation to KRFC Fort Collins for broadcasting many of the sets live on the air during this year’s 3 day event.

I’m equally as proud and enthusiastic about the one day event we put on in Dacono  – For our 5th annual event we’ve added a Colorado ONLY spirits tasting and competition event (including among others 303 and Breckenridge distilleries) – and a youth music, arts and entertainment venue of its own focused on youth performances and education.  The inaugural venue this year will be very music focused, and presented partly by the wonderful Colorado Blues Society who will be presenting music educators Ronnie Shellist and Dan Treanor … our main stage show features the Lionel Young Band, 3 Twins Broadband, Quemando, Buckner Funken Jazz, Katie Glassman Quintet, Bad Brad & the Fat Cats, and the Danny Meyer Trio.

It was an unusually slow month for new titles.  I had to look at Aug 2 2011 to confirm – but yeah, we only had about 1/3 as many new titles added this year as last.  No reason that I can figure out either.  It’s just been a slow year for new releases it seems.  By this time last year, I was tracking 348 current titles.  This year I’m tracking 302.  That looks like about a 12% dropoff Y-T-D.  The upside there is that there are more Colorado titles being reported as played.  July 2012=157 titles reported as played vs. 136 in July 2011.  That may be partly due to the number of reporting stations, and the emergence of Open Air 1340 on the scene the past year – regardless, it’s great to see so many wonderful titles getting played around the state.

Speaking of new stations reporting – welcome back Radio 1190 (Boulder).  The station is under new management, since former GM Mike Flanagan moved onto Open Air 1340 – and they’ve got a new music director who is very excited about sharing what Colorado titles they’re supporting on air.  To submit for airplay consideration, reach out to …

Melissa Cisewski
Music Director
Radio 1190 KVCU
melissa@radio1190.org
303-492-7405

KBUT (Crested Butte) is happy to announce the hiring of its new General Manager, Jerry Lunsford. Jerry brings extensive experience in community radio, most recently with KWMR in West Marin, California. Coloradoans may be familiar with Jerry as the longtime organizer of Camp Runamuck at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

KHEN (Salida) has begun a planned multi-year collaboration with the CSO (Colorado Symphony Orchestra) to bring Colorado’s highest quality classical music to the Salida area.  The events will include a special daytime concert and other music education opportunities for local public-, private- and home-schooled children.  The collaboration reinforces KHEN’s role as a vital community asset and voice, and enhances Salida’s reputation as a destination to hear the finest classical music. It also enables the CSO to move towards becoming a truly statewide orchestra in Colorado, serving all citizens. The collaboration further aligns perfectly with, and augments, Salida’s new Creative District, one of only two such districts in the state. To complement and promote the concert series, a new KHEN radio program dedicated exclusively to recordings of the CSO, is currently being developed and is planned to begin sometime this fall.  Watch for details.  For more information, contact KHEN at 719-539-1069. KHEN website = http://www.khen.org/

TOP 40 TITLES – July 2012

(302 titles tracked / 157 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(D) 1. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana/country-folk/bluegrass [Jul-12] *
(5) 2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/jamgrass [Apr-12]
(1) 3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(6) 4. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative/pop [Feb-12]
(2) 5. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/pop-folk [May-12]
(4) 6. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(3) 7. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(4) 8. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk/Americana [Jun-12]
(12)9. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock/alternative [Mar-12]
(12) 10. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk/folk-rock [Apr-12]
(16) 11. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory (self) Americana/pop [Mar-12]
(15) 12. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines (Suburban Home) Rock/southern rock [May-12]
(D) 13. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Rock/alternative [Jun-12]
(9) 14. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Jan-12]
(11) 15. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise (self) Folk/modern [Jun-12]
(30) 16. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana [Jan-12] *
(8) 17. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons (Mockingbird Records) Americana/country [May-12] *
(33) 18. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self) Pop/country crossover [Feb-12]
(18) 19. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock/roots rock [Apr-12]
(R) 20. Raincheck – Raincheck (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [May-12]
(D) 20. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle (self) Rock/alt-country-rock [Jun-12]
(13) 21. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/country-rock [Mar-12]
(D) 22. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana/classic country [Jul-12]
(D) 22. Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1 (Kindercore) Indie/New Alternative/pop [Jul-12]
(R) 22. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Americana/roots rock [Oct-11]
(D) 22. Johnny Hickman – Tilting (self) Rock/roots rock [Jun-12]
(28) 23. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Blues/rhythm & blues [Apr-12]
(10) 23. The Say So – The Romantic (self) Rock/alternative [Jun-12]
(R) 24. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats (self) Indie/New Alternative [2011]
(R) 24. Places – No More Wasted Days (self) Pop/rock [Jan-12]
(20) 25. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock/roots rock [Apr-12]
(25) 25. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater (self) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-11]
(20) 26. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader (self) Indie/New Alternative [May-12]
(29) 27. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers (self) Rock/alternative [Mar-12]
(R) 28. Amazing Twin – Grown Alone (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Apr-12]
(R) 29. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-11]
(22) 30. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz/large band [Apr-12]
(D) 31. Glowing House – Days Run Out (self) Indie/alternative/folk [Jun-12]
(R) 32. Oakhurst – Barrel (self) Americana/jamgrass [Jan-12]
(32) 33. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat (self) Hip-hop/rock/alternative [Jul-11]
(26) 33. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [Jun-12]

ADDED July 2012
Andy Ard – How Easy It Is
Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
Chris Daniels – Better Days
Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
Eef – Bluesalicious
Instant Empire – Heavy Hollow
Jeff Bostic – Crutch [single]
Petals of Spain – I Gotta Know [single]

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 JULY 2012
7. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
17. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
19. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
21. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
23. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
23. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
24. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
27. Churchill – The Change
30. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
31. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
32. Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
32. FaceMan – Feeding Time

TRACKING UNDER THE TOP 40
3 Twins Broadband – Cry at the Movies / How Couldya Not [singles] *
4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die
A Mouthful of Thunder – Slow Burn
A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time
a. Tom Collins – OH NO!
Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack
Air Dubai – Day Escape
Andy Ard – How Easy It Is
Andy Palmer – Sometime Around
Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
Anthony Ruptak – Red Mark
Ashley Raines & the New West Revue – Begin
The Autumn Film – 8 Track Tape
Bare Bones – Bare Bones
Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House
Bonnie & the Beard – Bonne & the Beard
Broken Spoke – Before There Were Easy Riders
Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
Cassie Taylor – Blue
Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
Chimney Choir – (ladder)
Churchill – The Change
Delta Sonics – Live at Lincoln’s
Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
Driftwood Fire – How to Untangle a Heartache
Eef – Bluesalicious
El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
Eric Gunnison – Trios
Euforquestra – Let Us In
Fingers of the Sun – Sleepy Time EP
The Foot. – Cloud Control EP
Force Publique – Force Publique
The Fray – Scars and Stories
Full Belly – New Voice
Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair
Grant Sabin – The Homesick EP
Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
Hazel Miller Band – Coming to You Live… From KUVO
Head for the Hills – Live
Hearts In Space – Already Gone
Hindershot – Curse Us All
The Holler! – Gratitude
Honey Gitters – Poor Gitters’ Almanack
I Am The Dot – A Collection of Songs (2008-2011)
Ian Cooke – Fortitude
In the Whale – Cake
Instant Empire – Heavy Hollow
Instant Empire – Instant Empire
Jaden Carlson – Tell Me What You See
Jami Lunde – Big Black Birds
JD Feighner – JD Feighner [assorted singles]
Jeff Bostic – Crutch [single]
Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age
Jim Stranahan – Free For All
Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions
John Statz – Old Fashioned
Juno What?! – Late Night Live
Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl *
Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
Kevin Dooley – Moonlight Highway *
Kissing Party – The Hate Album
Le Divorce – The Sting and the Light
Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
Lizzie Huffman – Pretty Old Soul
Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
Matt Smiley – Quartet Art
Medic – Grace and Gravity
Megan Redmond – Dreamland
Mesita – The Coyote
Mike Marchant – Indulgent Space-Folk Vol. 3: Binary Beach
Mike Marchant – Lost and Found Sound (2008-2011)
Mombi – The Wounded Beat
Moon Duo – Mazes
Moors & McCumber – Gravity
Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
New Ben Franklins – [peter gabriel]
Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues
Petals of Spain – I Gotta Know [single]
Petals of Spain – Lady Luck [single]
Poet’s Row – Exquisite Corpse
Pretty Sure – Subtle Sabotage
Princess Music – Roger Tranquility
Rachel James – Not Giving Up [EP]
Raven and the Writing Desk – Bonedale [EP]
Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
Robert Wilson Blues Band – 45 RPM
Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
Rose Hill Drive – Americana
Russ Hopkins – Space Junk Motel
Safe Boating Is No Accident – Live Without Dead Time
Sam Lee – Better Half
SAUNA – The Teen Angst Tape
Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
SoundRabbit – Don’t Forget to Remember
Spring Creek – Hold On Me
Sun Red – Breathes Ages
Swing Hero – Swing Hero
Talk All Night – Oxen Aux Out
Turn 4 – What You Do About It
Varlet – The Drifter
Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre
Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
The Whiskey Bottles – Ain’t No Crime
The Yawpers – Savage Blue

In order to be tracked I need to have a copy of the album, ep, or single, in physical and/or digital format.  Pls send to Rocky Mountain Music Network 1208 Macoy Ct. Dacono, CO 80514 or email me at chriskmusic@gmail.com.

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *

KDNK (Carbondale) HOT SPINS
Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

KDUR (Durango)
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
2. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
3. 4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die
3. The Swayback – Double Four Time
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time
3. Broken Spoke – Before There Were Easy Riders
3. El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
3. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons *

KUNC (Greeley)
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Tennis – Young & Old

KUVO (Denver)
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
4. Matt Smiley Quartet – Quartet Art
4. Raincheck – Raincheck

OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. The Congress – Whatever You Want
4. Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
5. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers

RADIO 1190 KVCU (Boulder)
1. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
2. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
3. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
3. Poet’s Row – Exquisite Corpse
3. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats

The Colorado Sound
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days*
2. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
2. The Knew – Man Monster
3. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
4. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
5. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
4. Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues
5. Cary Morin – Sing It Louder

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
3. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
4. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
5. Glowing House – Days Run Out

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
2. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
3. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
4. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
5. Air Dubai – Day Escape

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
5. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats

Jazz
1. Raincheck – Raincheck
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
4. Hazel Miller Band – Coming to You Live… From KUVO
5. After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack

POP/Adult Contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. Places – No More Wasted Days
3. Megan Redmond – Dreamland
4. The Fray – Scars and Stories
4. Rachel James – Not Giving Up [EP]

ROCK/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
2. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
3. The Swayback – Double Four Time
4. The Knew – Man Monster
5. Johnny Hickman – Tilting

*serviced to CO media by Rocky Mountain Music Network

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