NEWS NOTES and SPINS – DECEMBER 1 2013

chris at ob hmls sunday june 16 2013(December 1, 2013) Happy holidaze.  November was a crazy month. Lots of news, and a big job opp for the right dj in Denver (see below for that).

I attended the Denver Music Summit and spent a couple of days listening to what several regional and national level independent music industry professionals had to say about the state-of-the-industry around the country – and within that there was a strong undercurrent that there’s something very special taking place in Colorado, and that 2014 will be a special year – Colorado beer, booze, budz, and bands anyone?

Here’s a common question I get: “is ________ a good month to send radio and print a new cd?” – the answer is, remarkably, YES.  Every month is a good month to send out new music, because by the time you send it, they receive it, listen to it, and get around to either writing about it or airing it, it can be days, if not a few weeks.  That said – going out in December – Spokes Buzz Vol. IV –  featuring some of Northern Colorado’s top acts – including the likes of Grant Farm, Maxwell Hughes, and The Yawpers among the dozen on the disc.

NOVEMBER HEADLINES

swayback_double four timeThe Swayback‘s “Double Four Time,” will be re-released worldwide on Self Made Records, a Nottingham, England-based label with distribution through RED, sometime next year.  The band will be heading to the U.K. for a tour in support of the release.

Coloradoans ONEREPUBLIC announced they’ll be part of the Teenage Cancer Trust Concert, March 27, 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

img-cmhof-logoThe Colorado Music Hall of Fame is moving out of their temporary home at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield and moving into the Trading Post at Red Rocks.

Judy Collins, Bob Lind, Serendipity Singers, and Chris Daniels were all inducted as members of the Class of 2013 into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.

Caught a post from Sean Kelly (the Samples) …he’s got Richie Furay sitting in on some vocals on a cut for the new Samples record due out mid-winter.  sean and richieChris Daniels is doing the same thing by having Freddi Gowdy of the Freddi Henchi Band on the Kings next record .. celebrating Chris Daniels and the King’s 30th Anniversary.

STATION NEWS & NOTES

KUNC LOGOCongrats to KUNC (Greeley) president & CEO Neil Best on the birth of his first grandchild, a baby girl — Magnolia, born November 15th. Congrats also in order for music director Benji McPhail who successfully got KUNC 24/7 launched this past month.  Now when you’re out and about at work, wherever, you can dial up more of the incredible music music mix that KUNC FM has been dropping on us between 9A-2P and from 9P-12A.  Always great to have more – so I split the KUNC TOP 5 up into both the FM and the 24/7 channels.  Check it out at http://kunc.org/player#stream/kuncmusic

cprLogoOPENAIR1340/Colorado Public Radio:  Corey Jones will be leaving the OpenAir staff to join the News Department’s new Arts Bureau.  Colorado Public Radio is seeking an OpenAir Music Announcer/Production Director to fill Corey’s position. The ideal candidate will be responsible for a regular air-shift on CPR’s contemporary music service, contributing a comprehensive approach to music new and old. The announcer/production director is also responsible for a number of production responsibilities including but not limited to assigning production to air staff, cataloging produced pieces, refreshing as appropriate, packaging interviews, in studio performances, and overseeing all pre-recorded materials used on OpenAir.  The position works directly with the CPR Development Department to manage the OpenAir fundraising strategy and tactics for pledge drives. – See more at: http://www.cpr.org/employment-opportunity/announcerproduction-director#.dpuf

VIDEO PICKS NOVEMBER 2013

This month’s video picks includes Elephant Revival, SHEL, Fox St. Allstars, Kerry Pastine & the Crimes Scene, Anchorage, Reed Foehl, Air Dubai, Spiv, SuCh, and A. Tom Collins.  10 videos … less than an hour of your time.

TOP 40 SPINS NOVEMBER

300 titles tracked in November
188 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_the weatherman(2) 1. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk/contemporary [June 22, 2013]
(1) 2. Elephant RevivalThese Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk/contemporary [Aug 1, 2013]
(7) 3. DeVotchKa Live with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [Nov 1, 2012]
(12) 4. Jeff Brinkman BandStrange (self) Rock/AAA [Dec 1, 2012]
(6) 5. Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsRocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana/Alt-country-rock [July 7, 2013]
(D) 6. TennisSmall Sound EP (Communion Records) Indie/New Alternative [Nov 1, 2013]
(18) 7. Rob DrabkinLittle Steps EP (self) Pop/Adult [Aug 1, 2013]
(D) 8. The RailsplittersThe Railsplitters (self) Bluegrass [Oct 1, 2013]
(4) 9. Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsRound and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [Jan 19, 2013]
(31) 10. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the World (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) Urban Contemporary/EDM [July 2, 2013]
(D) 11. Honey Don’tHeart Like A Wheel (self) Americana/country [Nov 1, 2013]
(3) 12. The Patti FiascoSmall Town Lights (self) Rock [July23, 2013]
(8) 13. Paper BirdRooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [Feb 16, 2013]
(D) 14. Dr. Izzy BandBlind and Blues Bound (self) Blues/blues-rock [Nov.16, 2013]
(14) 15. Finnders & YoungbergI Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry EP (Swingfingers Records) Americana/bluegrass [Aug 1, 2013]
(13) 16. Yonder Mountain String BandEP13 (Frog Pad) Americana/jamgrass [Sept 1, 2013]
(14) 17. Head for the Hills Blue Ruin (self) Americana/jamgrass [June 15, 2013]
(23)18. Grant SabinAnthromusicology [Blank Tape] Rock [Jan.10, 2013]
(5) 19. Otis TaylorMy World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [Jan. 20, 2013]
(9) 20. Sera Cahoone (CC)Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Folk/contemporary [Nov. 1, 2012]
(R) 21. 3 TwinsDe Nada (Sleeping Elephant Music) Americana [June 22, 2013]
(17) 22. Jeff Scroggins & ColoradoWestern Branches (self) Bluegrass [ May 1, 2013]
(R) 23. Blue Canyon Boys Next Go Round (self) Bluegrass [Jan 16, 2013]
(R) 24. Land LinesLand Lines (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov 24, 2012]
(22) 24. NavySpirit Groove (self) Rock [Aug 1, 2013]
(20) 25. Changing ColorsJoan & the King (Blank Tape) Folk [April 27, 2013]
(21) 26. Chimney ChoirCompass (self) Folk [May 5, 2013]
(29) 27. Star JaguarThe Jailer: Pt 2 (ATC) Urban Contemporary [Oct 1, 2013]
(R) 27. TaarkaAdventures in Vagabondia (self) Folk [Dec 13, 2012]
(19) 28. Nathaniel RatefliffFalling Faster Than You Can Run (Mod y Vi Records) Folk/contemporary [Sept 1, 2013]
(25) 29. Cassie TaylorOut of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues [May 18, 2013]
(R) 30. Cary MorinStreamline (self) Blues [May 25, 2013]
(11) 30. Fierce Bad RabbitMaestro and the Elephant (self) Rock [Jan 5, 2013]
(24) 31. Blue RiderBlue Rider (self) Indie/New Alternative [Sept 1, 2013]
(R) 32. Poco (CC)All Fired Up (Drifter’s Church Productions) Rock [Aug 1, 2013]
(D) 32. Shady EldersNo Favors EP (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov 27, 2013]
(D) 33. Casey James Prestwood & the Burning AngelsHonky Tonk Bastard World (self) Americana/country [Oct 1, 2013]
(20) 34. Bad Weather CaliforniaBack Seats EP (Firetalk) Indie/New Alternative [Aug 1, 2013]
(D) 35. Lawn Chair KingsZombies Wake! (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [Nov 18, 2013]
(D) 36. Whiskey BlanketFrom the Dead of Dark (self) Urban Contemporary/hip hop [Nov 1, 2013]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 NOVEMBER 2013
10. Joe Johnson – New West Sound
15. Monocle Band – Monocle Band
16. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
22. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
25. Hezekiah Goode – Two Billion Acres of Salt
26. The ReMinders – Born Champions
27. Post Paradise – Digging Secrets
27. Lil’ Thunder – Razor Blades & Sunshine
28. Gabrielle Louise – The Bird in My Chest
30. Jeremy Dion – Golden Some Days
30. Trout Steak Revival – Flight
32. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
33. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
34. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize

ADDED NOVEMBER 2013
Blake Brown & American Dust Choir – We Believers
Bop Skizzum – Say Something [single]
Dr. Izzy Band – Blind and Blues Bound
H*Wood – One Love [single]
Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
In The Whale – In the Whale
Jesse Furay Lynch – I Wish It Would Rain [single]
John Runnels – Echoes
Jon Snodgrass & the Dead Peasants – The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute [comp]
Katie Herzig – Secret Road As Heard On TV, Volume 1 [comp]
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – Motor Vixen From Hell [single]
Kristina Murray – Unravelin’
Lawn Chair Kings – Zombies Wake!
Leftover Salmon – The Get Up and Go [single]
Matt Nasi Band – Anticipation
Matt Skinner Band – Native Stranger
Megan Burtt – In Good Company: Vol I: The Colorado Sessions
Mosey West – Bermuda EP
Shady Elders – No Favors EP
Signal Path – Habitats
Soul School – Chapter One
Square Peg – Searching
Strange Americans – Dirty Shakes [single]
Tennis – Small Sound EP
The Seers – Seers
Thee Dang Dangs – For The People
West Water Outlaws – West Water Outlaws
Whiskey Blanket – From the Dead of Dark

STATION BY STATION

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKAFM (Grand Junction) [20]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
3. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
4. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
5. Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band f/Erica Brown – Tangled Road Again

finders and youngberg_I don't wantKBUT (Crested Butte) [10]
1. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
1. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
2. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKDNK (Carbondale) [23]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk

Lawn Chair King ZombiesKDUR (Durango) [N/A]
1. Lawn Chair Kings – Zombies Wake!
2. Thee Dang Dangs – For The People
3. Tennis – Small Sound EP
4. Bad Weather California – Back Seats EP
5. Shady Elders – No Favors EP

Halden_rocky-mountain-honky-tonkKGNU (Boulder) [27]
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. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
4. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
4. Blue Grama – Dust Bowl Blues

Mike Clark_Round and RoundKRCC (Colorado Springs) [15]
1. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
4. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
5. Changing Colors – Joan & the King

Matt Skinner Band - Native Stranger

KRFC (Fort Collins) [120+]
1. Matt Skinner Band – Native Stranger
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Cary Morin – Streamline
4. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
5. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKSUT (Ignacio) [12]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
1. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
1. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
1. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13
2. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weathermanKUNC-FM (Greeley) [10]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
3. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
4. 3 Twins – De Nada
4. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weathermanKUNC-24/7 (Greeley) [13]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. 3 Twins – De Nada
3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
4. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony

jon wirtz touristKUVO (Denver) [10]
1. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
1. Josh Quinlan Quartet – Open Space
1. The Colorado Conservatory For The Jazz Arts – Hang Time
2. Lynn Baker Quartet – LectroCoustic
2. Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out

Honey Don't - Heart Like A WheelKVNF (Paonia) [10]
1. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. Dr. Izzy Band – Blind and Blues Bound
4. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
4. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry

Navy - Spirit GrooveOpenAir1340 (Denver) [30]
1. Navy – Spirit Groove
2. Blue Rider – Blue Rider
2. Tennis – Small Sound
3. Elehant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanRadio94.9 (Loveland) [10]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
1. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
1. Star Jaguar – The Jailer: Pt 2
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesTHE COLORADO SOUND [60]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
1. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
2. Megan Burtt and Friends – In Good Company: The Colorado Sessions Vol 1
2. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (single)
2. Whiskey Blanket – From the Dead of Dark

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Halden_rocky-mountain-honky-tonkAmericana / Alt-country / Bluegrass
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
3. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
4. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry EP
5. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13

Dr. Izzy Band - Blind and Blues BoundBlues / Rhythm & Blues
1. Dr. Izzy Band – Blind and Blues Bound
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
3. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
4. Cary Morin – Streamline
5. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weathermanFolk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
4. Changing Colors – Joan & the King
5. Chimney Choir – Compass

devotchka_live with CO symIndie / New Alternative
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Tennis – Small Sound
3. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
4. Paper Bird – Rooms
5. Land Lines – Land Lines

manuellopeztrioJazz / Instrumental
1. Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out
2. gogoLab – Border Patrol
2. Maxwell Hughes – Only in Dreams
2. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
3. Josh Quinlan Quartet – Open Space

rob drabkin_little stepsPop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
2. The Fray – Love Don’t Die [single]
3. P-Nuckle – The System
4. OneRepublic – Native
5. Sam Lee – Raise Your Flag

jeff brinkman_strangeRock / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
2. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
3. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
4. Navy – Spirit Groove
5. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant

pretty lights_color map of the sunUrban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop / Soul
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. Star Jaguar – The Jailer: Pt 2
3. Whiskey Blanket – From the Dead of Dark
4. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
4. Flobots – The Circle In the Square

 

Have a great month 🙂

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