I spent yesterday (Sunday) collecting some new music. Well, actually I did a lot of spring cleaning. Before the rain set in I managed to get my lawnmower serviced .. then the rain came and I devoted myself to sifting through the over 6000 tracks of Colorado music I had stored. I managed to get it filtered down to over 600 albums and over 1200 song titles before adding more.
Of the things I found to add, I came across the latest from Michal Minert of Pretty Lights fame by way of Listen, the high school/college hip-hop group that featured Michal with Derek Smith (Pretty Lights) and Cory Eberhardt (DubSkin) … I’m not normally a big EDM fan, mostly because for me it usually lacks song structure – a big issue for my ears. However, in this case, Michal displays an uncanny ear for fusing EDM with jazz, hip hop, and electronica styles to produce Space Jazz. Of course being slightly stoned on some good sativa coupled with listening under a set of Audio Technica ATHM45 studio earphones helped immensely. Next step is to turn it up to 11 in the living room lol…. check it out – it’s a pretty cool listen.
I also added the newest from Vertical Arrays, SoundRabbit, Whiskey Autumn, and Ben Haughland that I’ll be featuring in the coming weeks. And despite rumors to the contrary that I don’t listen to stoner rock, check out the latest from Monocle Stache that I’m likely to add to the after 8PM rotation at The Colorado Sound LIVE365.
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
Call me a fan; I really like what this band has been up to with this latest ep called Axis of Love.
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June 6 – For Locals x Locals Presented by The Colorado Sound and Scene Magazine featuring Cracker, Post Paradise, Branded Bandits, Red Fox Run, Shaley Scott Band and Winchester Holiday. A music festival to celebrate and honor local musicians and local music industry vendors. The goal of this festival is to create a space for our musical community to thrive. If you are a local musician, we would like to offer you free admission and a beer. If you’re a fan, please be honest and support your local music scene with your ticket purchase. Treat this as an opportunity to meet new musicians, find out about local music industry and catch up with old friends.
June 12 & 13 The Greeley Blues Jam in Greeley with Austin Young– featuring Michaela Rae and friends + Maynard Mills Blues Band + George Whitesell and His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins+ The Frails – all female review featuring Erica Brown, MJ, G’Jai, Michaela Rae, Miss Audrey, Susan Phelan & national headliners Delbert McClinton, Elvin Bishop and more.
June 13 – Westword, KUNC & The Colorado Sound Present The Samples featuring Sean Kelly at Herman’s Hideaway w/ guests Tomahawk Fox, Lola Rising, The Humbuckers …. Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm … Tickets $12.00 – $120.00
August 1 – 8th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono. Lineup TBA. The region’s first Spirits Competition event, started four years ago now. Previous headliners have included Richie Furay, Lionel Young, Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) and others.
August 9 – The Colorado Sound Presents Hazel Miller, Chris Daniels & the Kings, Goatz!, and William’s Reserve on Aug 9 at the Mishawaka
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PLAYLIST S9|EP19 2015
Earth, Wind & Fire “That’s the Way of the World” from That’s the Way of the World (1975)
Rose Quartz “Medicine” from Axis of Love (2015)
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake “Evil Eye” from Totem (2015)
Whiskey Blanket “Rule the Roose (feat. Macklemore)” from No Object (2010)
(D) Cracker “I’m Sorry Baby” from Berkeley To Bakersfield (2014)
Fox St. “Something About You” from Something About You (2015)
Tennis “Never Work for Free” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
(N) Trout Steak Revival “Union Pacific” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown “You’re Going to Miss Me” from Tangled Road Again (2013)
Leftover Salmon “Walkin Shoes” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND “Straight from the Source” from MIGRATION TO HIGHER GROUND (2014)
Acoustic Junction “Book Before It’s Gone” from Surrounded by Change (1995)
(N) Otis Taylor “Red Meat” from Hey Joe Opus Red Meat (2015)
Toad In the Hole “Drifting” from Wallflower (2015)
Richie Furay “We Were the Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2015)
The Samples “Feel Us Shaking” from Samples (1990)
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “I’m Shakin’” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
(N) Analog Son “What It Is?!” from Stomp and Shout (2015) Chris Daniels & the Kings feat. Freddi Gowdy “Funky To the Bone” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Dana Landry Trio “To Wane” from Memphis Skyline (2014)