News Notes and Spins – October 1 2013

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteSorry I’m late guys.  Well, not too late…  still, what an intense month.  Really.  Thanks to the many hundreds of musicians and music industry support persons and radio announcers/djs for pulling out the stops during the recent flooding that took place.  The initial “omg what the f’k just happened” moment has worn off and the “shit now what do I do” stage has set in.  There is still a tremendous amount of work to be done … so with that, and because they support live local music as they do…

Flood relief fundOskar Blues has created the “Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation”. The organization is a registered Colorado Non-Profit Corporation that is currently awaiting recognition of its 501(c)(3) status.  Donations will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term help to areas damaged by the floods. Funds raised will be distributed to the Lyons Community Foundation, the Longmont Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Boulder County.  If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please visit www.foundation.oskarblues.com.

River’s Rising: Front Range Flood Relief 2013 was put together by jam scene fixtures and Colorado residents Tony Hume and Annabel Lukins who called upon their musical friends to help flood victims. riversrisingThe compilation features 28 live tracks from Colorado bands like Leftover Salmon, Jeff Brinkman, Elephant Revival, String Cheese Incident, DeVotchKa, Yonder Mountain String Band, Head for the Hills, and the Motet, and national jam acts including Furthur, Widespread Panic, Dumpstaphunk, Umphrey’s McGee and Soulive.

I am deeply thankful to the bands and the venues that have exerted tremendous efforts almost daily to help out those in need.

STATION NEWS and NOTES

I’ve added a new reporter this month, KSUT (Ignacio).  They’re playing about what other stations like KUNC (Greeley) are playing .. about 10-12 current/recurrent titles.  A discussion with the KSUT music director gave me pause to think about another conversation that another local radio guy and I had concerning regulations that affect what we can play when and what we can make available online.  KSUT

There are rules.  For instance, a radio station cannot play an entire album if they stream that show online, nor can they focus on just one act for more than a couple of songs consecutively.  A station may not allow shows to be downloaded or streamed on demand.  Another rule is that if a station is streaming they’re supposed to provide an online playlist.  It doesn’t take much to find out who’s doing what correctly or incorrectly. Kudos to KSUT for realizing the rules.  They will not be streaming the new Elephant Revival record in its entirety on Oct 4 – but they will air it over the air on terrestrial radio in its entirety.

KUNC LOGOKUNC is up to something.  Be on the watch for a 24-7 streaming service. That’s all I know.   Aside from that, the station is upgrading their coverage in the mountains which requires changing frequencies on a couple of their stations.  KVNC (Vail) is now broadcasting at 90.9 FM ( formerly 90.7), and KMPB (Breckenridge) is now at 90.7 (formerly 88.7)

KBUT-Colorado-public-radioKBUT Community Radio is moving from 89.9 to 88.7 in Gunnison and expects to power up its new transmitter in Gunnison (KGNI) in mid October, although the recent government shutdown could throw a wrench in those plans.

The KGNI project represents a substantial increase in broadcast power in the Gunnison area and should present a stronger, more reliable signal to our listeners. Over time, we’ll replace our 40 watt translator with a 6000+ watt full-power transmitter.  For more information on the project and the corresponding “Power Up” Capital Campaign, visit http://www.kbut.org/powerup

VIDEO PICKS of the MONTH

Once again I cannot seem to provide embedded video from YouTube … so … featuring some newbies on the scene I think along with a few more established artists … a good batch of 9 this month .. woulda been 10 but one got corrupted and wouldn’t play… oh well .. LOL.. gotta love tech LOL … .enjoy http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjTLYGkfkx3rFIiR_GQ87nH0AgsTDoBRL

TOP 40 SPINS SEPTEMBER

279 titles tracked in August
162 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

gregory alan isakov_Weatherman(1) 1. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [Jun-13]
(4) 2. Elephant RevivalThese Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [Aug-13]
(2) 3. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the World (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) EDM [Jul-13]
(7) 4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsRocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana [Jul-13]
(13) 5. The Patti FiascoSmall Town Lights (self) Rock [Aug-13]
(5) 6. Otis TaylorMy World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [Jan-13]
(17) 7. Finnders & YoungbergI Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry (Swingfingers Records) Bluegrass [Aug-13]
(18) 8. Bad Brad & the Fat CatsEyes on the Prize (self) Blues [Feb-13]
(29) 9. DeVotchKaLive with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-12]
(14) 10. Grant SabinAnthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock [Jan-13]
(R) 11. The ReMindersBorn Champions (self) Urban Contemporary [Jul-13]
(3) 12. Cassie TaylorOut of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues [May-13]
(D) 13. VarletAmerican Hymns (self) Rock [Sep-13]
(11) 14. Head for the HillsBlue Ruin (self) Bluegrass [Jun-13]
(31) 15. The Whiskey BottlesGrandville (self) Americana [Jun-13]
(8) 16. Paper BirdRooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-13]
(R) 17. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon (Pie Records) Americana [Mar-13]
(D) 18. Joe JohnsonNew West Sound (Blank Tape) Americana [Aug-13]
(R) 19. Elephant RevivalIt’s Alive EP (Ruff Shod/Nettwork) Folk [Nov-12]
(9) 19. Fierce Bad RabbitMaestro and the Elephant (self) Rock [Jan-13]
(D) 20. Gabrielle LouiseThe Bird in My Chest (self) Folk [Aug-13]
(R) 21. Post ParadiseDigging Secrets (self) Rock [Apr-13]
(D) 22. Bobby WalkerFeelin’ Good (Cu Cuy Records) Blues [Aug-13]
(24) 22. The Changing ColorsJoan & the King (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-13]
(R) 23. Beautiful Loser SocietyThe Desperate Promenade (self) Americana [Jan-13]
(D) 24. The Belle JarUnion Station (self) Indie/New alternative [Aug-13]
(R) 25. Wendy Woo BandLive (Woo Music) Pop Adult [Jun-13]
(25) 26. Rob DrabkinLittle Steps EP (self) Pop Adult [Aug-13]
(R) 27. Cary MorinStreamline (self) Blues [May-13]
(D) 28. CovenhovenCovenhoven (self) Rock [Aug-13]
(R) 28. gogoLabBorder Patrol (self) Jazz/Instrumental [Feb-13]
(26) 29. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Western Branches (self) Americana [May-13]
(D) 30. Blue RiderBlue Rider (self) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-13]
(D) 31. Moors & McCumberAgainst the Grain (self) Folk [Aug-13]
(D) 32. Patrick DethlefsWhile You’re Carrying the Weight EP (self) Folk [Sep-13]
(23) 33. a. Tom CollinsStick & Poke (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Apr-13]
(R) 34. 3 TwinsDe Nada (Sleeping Elephant Music) Americana (Jun-13)
(R) 35. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String BandForty Years (self) Americana [Sep-12]
(R) 36. Jeremy DionGolden Some Days (self) Folk [Feb-13]
(R) 37. Rob RoperThe Other Side of Nowhere (self) Folk [Feb-13]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 SEPT
6. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise (self) Folk [Jun-12]
12. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) Rock [Dec-12]
13. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be (Vizztone) Blues [Mar-13]
15. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Folk [Nov-12]
16. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Americana [Jun-12]
19. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana [Jul-12]
20. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade (self) Rock [Sep-12]
21. SHEL – SHEL (Moraine Records / Mad King Records) Folk [Aug-12]
22. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck (self) Indie/New Alternative [Jun-13]
25. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round (self) Bluegrass [Jan-13]
25. Monocle Band – Monocle Band (self) Americana [Aug-13]
26. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
27. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle (self) Rock [Jun-12]
28. You, Me and Apollo – S/T [EP] (self) Indie/New Alternative [Dec-12]
30. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-12]
30. Jon Wirtz – Tourist (self) Jazz [Jan-13]
30. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [Jan-13]
32. Trout Steak Revival – Flight (self) Bluegrass [Nov-12]
32. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down (self) POP [Jun-12]

ADDED TO TRACKING SEPTEMBER
Blue Rider – Blue Rider (self) Indie/New Alternative
Chris Kennison – Superstition Moon (self) Americana
Dixie Leadfoot & Brent Loveday – Golden Ring (single) (self) Americana
Drop Top Lincoln – Sixx Dollar Suit (American Roots) Rock
Ichiban/InkLine/ManeRok – The Gem In I (self) Urban Contemporary
John Oates – Pushing A Rock Uphill (PS Records) Pop Adult
Joshua Trinidad – Maritime (self) Jazz/Instrumental
Katelyn Benton – Fix (single) (self) Pop
Kramies – The Wooden Heart (Hidden Shoals) Rock
Lil’ Thunder – Razor Blades & Sunshine (self) Rock
Mariposa – Sister Chromatid (self) Indie/New Alternative
Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run (Mod y Vi Records) Folk
Patrick Dethlefs – While You’re Carrying the Weight (self) Folk
Roo & The Howl – To The River (self) Indie/New Alternative
Rubedo – Love Is the Answer (self) Indie/New Alternative
SAUNA – Cheap Date
The Robby Wicks Band – Songs From the Biltmore (self) Rock
Varlet – American Hymns (self) Rock
Will Whalen – Will Whalen (self) Folk
Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13 (Frog Pad) Americana

STATION BY STATION

Bobby Walker - Feelin GoodKAFM (Grand Junction) [28]
1. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
2. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
3. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
4. Arthur Lee Land – Cracked Open
5. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKBUT (Crested Butte/Gunnison) [11]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Finders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
2. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
3. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
3. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round

Elephant Revival It's AliveKDNK (Carbondale) [26]
1. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
1. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
1. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKRCC (Colorado Springs) [18]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
3. Joe Johnson – New West Sound
4. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
5. Changing Colors – Joan & the King

patti fiasco_small town lightsKRFC (Fort Collins) [>100]
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
5. the 14ers – Get Some

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKSUT (Ignacio) [9]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
4. 3 Twins – De Nada
4. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP

gregory alan isakov_Weatherman
KUNC (Greeley) [6]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. SHEL – SHEL
3. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk

jon wirtz touristKUVO (Denver) [8]
1. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
2. Curtis Fuller – Down Home
2. Fred Hess BIG BAND – Speak
2. Lynn Baker Quartet – LectroCoustic
3. John Gunther’s Safari Trio – Surrender

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKVNF (Paonia) [13]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
3. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
3. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
3. Gabrielle Louise – The Bird in My Chest

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanOPEN AIR 1340 (Denver) [60]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Blue Rider – Blue Rider
3. Candy Claws – Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time
4. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
5. Covenhoven – Covenhoven

bad brad and the fat cats _ eyes on the prizeRadio 94.9 (Loveland) [7]
* Bad Brad & The Fatcats – Eyes on the Prize
* Post Paradise – Digging Secrets
* Jeremy Dion – Golden Some Day
* The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
* Pretty Lights – Color Map of the World

whiskey bottles_grandville

THE COLORADO SOUND [50]
1. The Whiskey Bottles – Grandville
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. gogoLab – Border Patrol
4. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
5. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Halden_rocky-mountain-honky-tonkAmericana / Alt-country / Bluegrass
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
3. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
4. The Whiskey Bottles – Grandville
5. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon

otis taylor_my world is goneBlues / Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
3. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
4. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
5. Cary Morin – Streamline

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanFolk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
4. Gabrielle Louise – The Bird in My Chest
5. Changing Colors – Joan & the King

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

gogolab_border patrolJazz / Instrumental
1. gogoLab – Border Patrol
2. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
3. Joshua Trinidad – Maritime
4. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
5. Brad Goode – Chicago Red

wendy woo_livePop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. Wendy Woo Band – Live
2. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
3. Foxfield Four – Weatherman EP
4. John Oates – Pushing A Rock Uphill
4. Sam Lee – Raise Your Flag

patti fiasco_small town lightsRock / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
3. Varlet – American Hymns
4. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
5. Post Paradise – Digging Secrets

pretty lights_color map of the sunUrban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop / Soul
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. The ReMinders – Born Champions
3. Ichiban/InkLine/ManeRok – The Gem In I
4. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Blank Space EP

1 Comment

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One response to “News Notes and Spins – October 1 2013

  1. Hey Chris, Been wanting to chat with you for a while. Things are good. How about you? What do you think of the new Isakov record? Am writing some new stuff, happy to say. Live your posts my friend. Cheers, John

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