News Notes & Spins July 1, 2013

chris at ob hmls sunday june 16 2013June 30, 2013.  WoW what a month.  Truthfully the busiest June I’ve ever had, adding to the busiest year I’ve ever had.  Thank you to the Bohemian Foundation, and to the Fort Collins Downtown Business Association for making that so …and to the several bands/artists I’m now working with directly… and to Oskar Blues who I do a fair amount of work for …and to all of the stations in the state now airing the show, along with the new and improving metrics on the website and at The Colorado Sound Live365 and The Colorado Sound TV.  Thank you …seriously.  I mean that.  When my wife and I decided we were going to take this journey 13 years ago I never thought this is where we’d be today.  It’s been a truly remarkable ride so far… and we’re a real long way from being done.

We didn’t get a lot of news from the stations this month.  I know that three, KGNU, KAFM, and KRFC still have HELP WANTED SIGNS out … check out their websites for more information.

In other station news, I reported on this earlier in the month, but it bears repeating.  There is a new radio station in NoCo… Radio 94.9 Colorado.  It’s a small low power 100 watt station with reach into Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, etc .. and according to market manager Stu Haskell (repeatedly) it will have a strong Colorado music accent throughout the day parts – in other words, you’ll hear CO music right up next to some of the biggest names in adult rock nationally.  Submit Your Music To Us   88.9FM KRFC (Fort Collins) is now airing The Colorado Sound on Saturday nights from 8-10PM, with Hour 1 repeated on Tuesday nights from 7-8PM and Hour 2 repeated on Thursday night from 7-8PM.

I’ve updated the playlists at The Colorado Sound Live365 and The Colorado Sound TV.  The radio station is broken down into Hitmakers (classic rock, oldies, classic hits, etc), Funk n Jazz n Nugz (urban contemporary, jazz, soul, funk, hiphop), Rock in the Rockies, CO’mericana,  TOP 40 (current TOP 40 chart as seen here) and a nightime/weekender mix made up of cuts from the other segments.  Check out the schedule here.

So about three weeks ago I put up a poll and asked what your 3 favorite Colorado releases of the year have been so far.  I didn’t get what I wanted out of it.   What I found out is that three or four of the acts have very active fan bases LOL.  However, mid-way through the year, the TOP 3 Colorado releases at Colorado radio are:

  1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
  2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
  3. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone

This whole thing with WordPress, YouTube, and Live365 is really starting to tickle me in the oh so not really funny kinda way … so, you might just easily go to this link  … where all of them will stream seamlessly for you …. This month’s video pick six = Churchill, Arthur Lee Land, Old Daisy featuring Katy McAllister, Wasteland Hop, Omniism, and Havok.

TOP 40 – JUNE 2013

313 titles tracked in June
174 titles were reported as played at least once.
(CC) = Colorado Connection
(D) = album/ep debut on chart
(R) = reenter
[date] = Date added to reporting list

(1) 1. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues [May-13]
(D) 2. Head for the HillsBlue Ruin (self) Bluegrass [Jun-13]
(9) 3. DeVotchKaLive with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-12]
(18) 4. a. Tom CollinsStick & Poke (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Apr-13]
(D) 5. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [Jun-13]
(R) 6. Blue Canyon BoysNext Go Round (self) Bluegrass [Jan-13]
(6) 7. Jeff Scroggins & ColoradoWestern Branches (self) Bluegrass [May-13]
(3) 8. The LumineersThe Lumineers (Dualtone) Americana [Mar-12]
(23) 9. Andy HackbarthTreadmill Horses EP (January Records) Pop [Apr-13]
(5) 9. Paper BirdRooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-13]
(7) 10. Thom ChaconThom Chacon (Pie Records) Americana [Mar-13]
(D) 11. Hezekiah GoodeTwo Billion Acres of Salt (self) Americana [June-13]
(4) 12. Otis Taylor My World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [Jan-13]
(R) 13. WhiteWater RambleRoots & Groove (WWR) Bluegrass [Feb-13]
(D) 14. Josh DillardThe Bright Light of Shipwreck (self) Folk [Jun-13]
(17) 15. Danielle Ate The Sandwich {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk [May-12]
(21) 16. Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsRound and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [Jan-13]
(D) 17. Wendy Woo BandLive (Woo Music) Pop [Jun-13]
(25) 18. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats Eyes on the Prize (self) Blues [Feb-13]
(28) 18. Elephant RevivalIt’s Alive EP (Ruff Shod/Nettwork) Folk [Nov-12]
(R) 19. Leftover SalmonAquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana [Apr-12]
(R) 20. Bonnie & The ClydesWrong Side Up (self) Americana [Jul-12]
(24) 21. The Haunted WindchimesOut with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-12]
(D) 22. 3 Twins – De Nada (Sleeping Elephant Music) Americana [Jun-13]
(2) 23. ChurchillThe War Within EP (A&M/Octone) Rock [Apr-13]
(D) 24. Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band f/Erica Brown Tangled Road Again (self) Blues [June-13]
(R) 25. Catch BeesNarratives from a Factory Town (On Joyful Wings) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-13]
(16) 26. Brad GoodeChicago Red (Origin Records) Jazz [Feb-13]
(D) 27. Chimney Choir(compass) (self) Folk [May-13]
(D) 28. Cary MorinStreamline (self) Blues [May-13]
(R) 29. Beautiful Loser SocietyThe Desperate Promenade (self) Americana [Jan-13]
(12) 29. Danny ShaferWherever You Are (Tolstar Records) Folk [Apr-13]
(10) 30. Jeff Brinkman BandStrange (self) Rock [Dec-12]
(D) 30. Pretty LightsAround the Block [single] (self) EDM [Apr-13]
(R) 31. The YawpersCapon Crusade (self) Rock [Sep-12]
(R) 32. Trout Steak RevivalFlight (self) Bluegrass [Nov-12]
(19) 33. Fierce Bad RabbitMaestro and the Elephant (self) Rock [Jan-13]
(29) 34. The Changing ColorsJoan & the King (Blank Tape) Fol [Apr-13]
(D) 35. Andy PalmerHazard of the Die (self) Rock [Jun-13]
(R) 35. Chris DanielsBetter Days (self) Americana [Jul-12]

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 June 2013
8. Ryan Chrys – A Lick & A Promise
11. Beki Hemingway – I Have Big Plans For The World
12. Danny Shafer – Wherever You Are
13. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
14. Petals of Spain – Soul Canon
15. Sam Lee – Raise Your Flag
20. The Swayback – Double Four Time
21. You, Me and Apollo – S/T [EP]
22. Head for the Hills – Live
23. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
26. Selina Albright – Brighter
27. A Boy and His Kite – A Boy and His Kite
27. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
27. String Cheese Incident – Can’t Wait Another Day [single]
29. Calder’s Revolvers – Steady By Your Side
30. Blue Grama – Dust Bowl Blues
31. SHEL – SHEL
32. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
33. Sawmill Joe – Jeffco
34. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
34. Desirae Garcia – Ill Fitting

June Adds
3 Twins – De Nada
Coles Whalen – Come Back, Come Back
Dawson James – Our Country
Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
Ivory Circle – Entropy
Jack + Jill – Coloradio
James and the Devil – Sample This
Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
Lynn Baker Quartet – LectroCoustic
Pull the Alarm – Commando
Raven and the Writing Desk – Scavenger EP
Strangebyrds – Migration
SuCh (Su Charles) – Sugar Maple
The Knew – What’s Hip (Long Walk) 7″
The Whiskey Bottles – Grandville
The Widow’s Bane – Don’t Be Afraid, It’s Only Death
Waiting On Trial – Relentless and Unforgiving
Wendy Woo Band – Live
Wheelchair Sports Camp – Blank Space EP

 STATION BY STATION

[X] = number of “current” titles reported as played in reporting period.  This is so you’ll not only see what the top five records getting the most spins are at any station, but also how many “current year” releases are getting played.

haunted windchimes_crowKAFM (Grand Junction) [35]
1. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
3. Arthur Lee Land – Cracked Open
4. Jack + Jill – Coloradio
5. Dennis Wanebo – Running On Gravity

head for the hills blue ruinKBUT (Crested Butte) [16]
1. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
1. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
2. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
2. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
2. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP

Blue Canyon Boys Next Go RoundKDNK (Carbondale) [30]
1. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
2. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
2. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
2. Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band f/Erica Brown – Tangled Road Again
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony

paper bird_roomsKDUR (Durango) [10]
1. Paper Bird – Rooms
1. Waiting On Trial – Relentless and Unforgiving
2. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
2. Air Dubai – Be Calm
3. Farmington Hill – Bridge to Nowhere

paper bird_roomsKGNU (Boulder) [20]
1. Paper Bird – Rooms
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Western Branches
3. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round

Mike Clark_Round and RoundKRCC (Colorado Springs) [16]
1. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
2. Changing Colors – Joan & the King
3. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
4. Pretty Lights – Around the Block [single]
5. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology

cary morin streamlinedKRFC (Fort Collins) [>100]
1. Cary Morin – Streamline
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. Wendy Woo – Live
4. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
4. Cassie Taylor – Out Of My Mind

Jeff Scroggins West BranchKRZA (Alamosa) [10]
1. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Western Branches
1. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
2. Andy Hackbarth – Treadmill Horses EP
2. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
2. Lisa Bell – The Italian Project

otis taylor_my world is goneKUNC (Greeley) [18]
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Churchill – The War Within EP
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

brad goode chicago redKUVO (Denver) [8]
1. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
1. Lynn Baker Quartet – LectroCoustic
2. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
3. John Gunther’s Safari Trio – Surrender
3. Jon Wirtz – Tourist

devotchka_live with CO symOpen Air 1340 (Denver) [58]
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
4. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
5. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round

a tom collin new-album-sidebarThe Colorado Sound [60]
1. a.Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
2. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
3. 3 Twins – De Nada
3. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
3. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

head for the hills blue ruinAmericana/Alt.country/Bluegrass
1. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
2. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
3. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Western Branches
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon

cassie taylor, out of my mindBlues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
3. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
4. Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band f/Erica Brown – Tangled Road Again
5. Cary Morin – Streamline

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weatherman

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
4. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
5. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

devotchka_live with CO symIndie/New Alternative
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
3. Paper Bird – Rooms
4. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
5. Catch Bees – Narratives from a Factory Town

brad goode chicago redJazz/Instrumental
1. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
2. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
3. Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out
4. Polarity – King of Hearts
5. John Gunther’s Safari Trio – Surrender

andy hackbarth_horsesPOP / Contemporary Adult / Crossover
1. Andy Hackbarth – Treadmill Horses EP
2. Wendy Woo Band – Live
3. Lisa Bell – The Italian Project
4. OneRepublic – Native
5. Dennis Wanebo – Running On Gravity

churchill, the war withinROCK / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. Churchill – The War Within EP
2. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
5. Andy Palmer – Hazard of the Die

Pretty Lights - Around the BlockUrban Contemporary/Dance/EDM/Funk/Hip-Hop/Rap
1. Pretty Lights – Around the Block [single]
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. Air Dubai – Warning!
4. SuCh (Su Charles) – Sugar Maple
4. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Blank Space EP

The following releases were serviced to radio/press by Chris “K” Kresge dba Rocky Mountain Music Network

3 Twins – De Nada
Andy Hackbarth – Treadmill Horses EP
Andy Palmer – Hazard of the Die
Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
Danny Shafer – Wherever You Are
Dennis Wanebo – Running On Gravity
Hezekiah Goode – Two Billion Acres of Salt
Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
Lisa Bell – The Italian Project
Rob Roper – The Other Side of Nowhere
Ryan Chrys – A Lick & A Promise
Wend Woo Band – Live
WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove

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