News, Notes and Spins – June 1, 2014

BN NWF 2012 GOAT ON STAGEWe can now call it official.  It is outdoor music season.  I could not be a happier goat.  That is my most favorite place to be, besides sharing Colorado music with you over the airwaves.

May was a very interesting month.  A good chunk of the month was spent dealing with personal health issues (I’m fine …can’t kill goats or Keith Richards apparently …hmmm).  I also got the final inspiration to create a new podcast debuting on July 12.

“Offstage …Beyond the Music with Chris K” will feature casual sit down living room / coffee table chats with some of Colorado’s most legendary music personalities, music industry leaders and other colorful Colorado music luminaries.  That debut will coincide with another BIG announcement coming sometime between now and July 1.  Keep your eyes open for that one.  We’re making history in July you guys.  You’ll want to be here for that.

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Congratulations to Eef & the Blues Express and Cary Morin for winning their respective categories in this year’s Colorado Blues Challenge held June 1 at the Buffalo Rose in Golden.

Since it’s outdoor show season, you can also follow the action as I bring you short video segments of the shows and people and places I’m a part of this summer.

Coming up on the Bohemian Nights “Thursday Night Live” stage in Old Town Square, Fort Collins:

  • June 5 – Musketeer Gripweed
  • June 12 – Young Ancients
  • June 19 – Selasee and the Fafa Family
  • June 26 – Finnders & Youngberg
  • July 3 – Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown
  • July 10 – Monocle Band
  • July 17 – Taarka
  • July 24 – Foxstreet
  • July 24 – Manabí Salsa Band
  • August 7 – SHEL

Join me on June 28 and 29 at the Colorado Brewers Festival for WhiteWater Ramble, DubSkin, Tyler Grant and Friends, and many others … more info here

kgnu logoKGNU Community Radio, based in Boulder and Denver, Colorado, is seeking a part-time Digital Content Manager. The Digital Content Manager will be responsible for helping manage and improve our digital content offerings, including our all-music website (afterfm.com), our soon-to-be-launched news website (news.kgnu.org), our general information website (kgnu.org), and our social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). A complete job description, including salary information, is available at www.kgnu.org/pdf/Content_Manager.pdf or at KGNU’s website, www.kgnu.org.

 To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume, and three references by post and by email to Station Manager, KGNU, 4700 Walnut Street, Boulder CO 80301 and job@kgnu.org. No phone calls, please. Applications must be received by 5 PM on Monday, June 23, 2014.  KGNU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

David Wilson
Station Manager
KGNU Community Radio
4700 Walnut Street
303-449-4885
Also in Denver:
700 Kalamath Street
Denver, CO 80204
88.5 FM & 1390 AM Boulder/Denver
93.7 FM Nederland
Streaming online at http://www.kgnu.org

VIDEO PICKS FOR MAY 2014

TOP 40 Spins MAY 2014

  • 305 titles tracked
  • 170 (56%) titles reported as played at least once in the reporting period
  • Stations/shows surveyed: 15
  • (CC) = Colorado Connection
  • (D) = album/ep/single debut on chart
  • (R) = reenter
  • [date] = Date added to reporting list
  • X number = number of stations playing

SCI_Song In My Head(5) 1.String Cheese IncidentSong In My Head (SCI Fidelity) Rock/jamband [March 17, 2014] 10
(2) 2. The Motet – The Motet (self) Urban Contemporary/funk [January 4, 2014] 8
(4) 3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [August 1, 2013] 10
(1) 4. Eurforquestra – Fire (self) Urban Contemporary/Funk, reggae [February 22, 2014] 8
(7) 5. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run (Mod y Vi Records) Folk [Sept 1, 2013] 7
(6) 6. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive (Shout! Factory) Rock/blues-rock [Jan 25, 2014] 6
(12) 7. Musketeer Gripweed – Floods and Fires (self) Rock/jamband [March 29, 2014] 5
(8) 8. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters (self) Americana/bluegrass [Oct 1, 2013] 7
(9) 9. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk/urban-folk [June 22, 2013] 7
(10) 10. Katie Glassman & Snapshot – Dream A Little Dream (self) Americana/country [Nov 30, 2013] 6
(D) 11. You, Me and Apollo Sweet Honey (self) Rock [April 5. 2014] 4
(14) 12. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel (self) Americana/country [Nov 1, 2013] 5
(D) 13. Grant FarmPlowin’ Time (self) Rock/jamband [May 1, 2014] 4
(R) 14. Chimney Choir(compass) (self) Folk [June 1, 2013] 2
(11) 15. Young Ancients – Y/A (self) Americana/roots [Feb 22, 2014] 3
(3) 16. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) Urban Contemporary/EDM [July 2, 2013] 4
(20) 17. Katie Herzig – Walk Through Walls (Marion-Lorraine) POP/adult contemporary [March 21, 2014] 3
(R) 18. Cassie TaylorOut of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues [May 18, 2013] 4
(25) 19. Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together (SpokesBUZZ) Rock/various [Dec 14, 2013] 3
(R) 20. Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsRocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [July 7, 2013] 4
(15) 21. Monocle Band – Monocle Band (self) Folk/folk-rock [Sept 1, 2013] 5
(23) 22. Mollie O’Brien & Rich MooreLove Runner (Remington Road Records) Americana/folk-rock [Dec 21, 2013] 4
(27) 22. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [Jan 20, 2013] 2
(18) 23. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [March 1, 2014] 3
(D) 24. Gipsy MoonEventide (self) Folk [May 20, 2014 ] 4
(R) 24. Head for the Hills Blue Ruin (self) Americana/bluegrass [June 1, 2013] 4
(35) 25. 3 Twins – De Nada (Sleeping Elephant Music) Americana [June 20, 2013] 2
(19) 25. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock [Jan 10, 2013] 2
(R) 26. Joe JohnsonNew West Sound (Blank Tape) Americana/country [Aug 1, 2013] 2
(34) 26. Tennis – Small Sound (Communion Records) Indie/New Alternative [Nov 1, 2013] 4
(30) 27. Mosey West – Bermuda (self) Rock [Nov 2, 2013] 4
(24) 28. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange (self) Rock/AAA [Dec 1, 2012] 2
(R) 29. Kristi SticeUnder the Willow (self) Folk [Jan 9, 2013] 3
(R) 30. Josh DillardThe Bright Light of Shipwreck (self) Folk [June 1, 2013] 3
(35) 30. Lawn Chair Kings – Zombies Wake! (self) Rock [Nov 18, 2013] 3
(R) 31. Dianne ReevesBeautiful Life (Concord) Urban Contemporary/jazz&soul [Feb 11, 2014] 3
(21) 31. Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP (self) Rock [March 14, 2014] 3
(D) 32. Kate LeRoux Phoenix (self) POP/adult contemporary [May 20, 2014] 1
(R) 32. The SamplesAmerica (self) Rock/AAA [Jan 25, 2014] 1
(R) 32. Wendy Woo BandLive (Woo Music) POP/adult contemporary [June 1, 2013] 3
(R) 33. Blue Canyon BoysNext Go Round (self) Americana/bluegrass [Jan 16, 2013] 2

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 IN MAY

13. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
16. Kristina Murray – Unravelin’
17. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Western Branches
22. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
25. Drag The River – Drag the River
26. Changing Colors – Joan & the King
28. The ReMinders – Born Champions
29. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
29. Tallgrass – Better Than Medicine
29. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13
31. Chain Station – Dancin’ With the Law
32. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
33. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
34. Von Stomper – Von Stomper

ADDED MAY 2014

Grant Farm – Plowin’ Time In The Whale – Eric [single]
Rachel & the Kings – Edge of Me EP
A Band in Pictures – Who Killed the Dinosaurs
DubKor – Rastaman Riding
Gipsy Moon – Eventide
Kate LeRoux – Phoenix
Roo & the Howl – Me / My

STATION BY STATION

[X] = number of titles reported
Stations reporting / showing under 10 current titles not shown.

SCI_Song In My HeadKAFM (Grand Junction) [40]
1. The String Cheese Incident – Song in my Head
2. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
3. Euforquestra – Fire
4. Honey Don’t – Heart Like a Wheel
5. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Take a Walk With Me

BHTM Black BeehiveKDNK (Carbondale/Leadville) [13]
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
1. Eurforquestra – Fire
1. String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head
1. The Motet – The Motet
1. You, Me and Apollo – Sweet Honey

eurforquestra, fireKDUR (Durango) [11]
1. Eurforquestra – Fire
2. The Motet – The Motet
3. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
3. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
3. West Water Outlaws – West Water Outlaws

RailsplittersKGNU (Boulder) [24]
1. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
2. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
4. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round 5. Blue Grama – Dust Bowl Blues

euforquestra, fireKOTO (Telluride) [10]
1. Eurforquestra – Fire
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head
3. Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life
3. Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP

MotetKRCC (Colorado Springs) [15]
1. The Motet – The Motet
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Eurforquestra – Fire
3. String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head
4. Chimney Choir – (compass)

String Cheese Incident_Song In My HeadKRFC (Fort Collins) [100+]
1. String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head
2. You Me & Apollo – Sweet Honey
3. Grant Farm – Plowin’ Time
4. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
5. Euforquestra – Fire

String Cheese Incident_Song In My HeadKSUT (Ignacio) [10]
1. String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head
2. The Motet – The Motet
3. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
3. Lawn Chair Kings – Zombies Wake!
3. Toad In the Hole – Apt 203

Nathaniel Rateliff - Falling Faster Than You Can RunKUNC (Greeley) [12]
1. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
3. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman

String Cheese Incident_Song In My HeadKVNF (Paonia) [10]
1. String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head
2. Eurforquestra – Fire
2. Katie Glassman & Snapshot – Dream A Little Dream
2. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

esmeOPEN AIR 1340 (Denver) [55]
1. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman
2. Katie Herzig – Walk Through Walls
3. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
4. Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP
5. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

Zephyr, HeartbeatTHE COLORADO SOUND [55]
1. Zephyr – Heartbeat (Remaster of 1982 release)
2. Musketeer Gripweed – Floods and Fires
3. String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head
4. AdrienneO – Lines EP
4. Grant Farm – Plowin’ Time

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteTHE COLORADO SOUND LIVE365
(running total of track since day of add)
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights [Feb 05, 14]
2. Musketeer Gripweed – Nine Pound Hammer [Apr 21, 14]
3. Mosey West – Old Stone [Jan 23, 14]
4. Euforquestra – Fire [Mar 02, 14]
5. 3 Twins – I Always Cry At The Movies [May 04, 14]

BY GENRE/FORMAT

AMERICANA / ALT-COUNTRY / BLUEGRASS
1. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
2. Katie Glassman & Snapshot – Dream A Little Dream
3. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
4. Young Ancients – Y/A
5. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk

Blues/R&B
1. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
3. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Take A Walk With Me
4. Dr. Izzy Band – Blind and Blues Bound
5. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Time (You’re Doing Fine)

Folk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
3. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
4. Chimney Choir – (compass)
5. Monocle Band – Monocle Band

Indie/New Alternative
1. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman
2. Tennis – Small Sound
3. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
4. Paper Bird – Rooms
5. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke

Jazz/Instrumental
1. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
2. gogoLab – Border Patrol
3. Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies – Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies
4. Maxwell Hughes – Only in Dreams
5. Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND – Migration to A Higher Ground

Pop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. Katie Herzig – Walk Through Walls
2. Kate LeRoux – Phoenix
2. Wendy Woo Band – Live
3. Ivory Circle – Equilateral
4. Katey Laurel – Periscope

Rock / AAA / ALT
1. String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head
2. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
3. Musketeer Gripweed – Floods and Fires
4. You, Me and Apollo – Sweet Honey
5. Grant Farm – Plowin’ Time

Urban Contemporary/EDM/Funk/Hip Hop/Soul/Reggae
1. The Motet – The Motet
2. Eurforquestra – Fire
3. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
4. Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life
5. Whiskey Blanket – From the Dead of Dark

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