And, I’m back! Needed a week to recoup from two weeks of events, shows, and festivals. Thanks to everyone who came up to me and said hi.
BIG NEWS this week! Dave Herrera, former music editor of Denver’s Westword, is back … he moved to Vegas for a bit, but recently returned and launched a new blogsite = The Trusted Ear. Dave and I spent some time on the phone last week talking about his return to the Denver music scene, and we thought it would be cool if he contributed to the show – so beginning with EP31 (this week), I’ll be running a weekly on-air segment of local news and notes featuring Dave.
New music this week in the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) = a new spinoff from Five Iron Frenzy called The Fast Feeling that features Five Iron Frenzy sax player Leanor Ortega Till on vocals supported by Scott Kerr (guitars, bass, keys) + Andy Verdecchio (drums) + Matt Langston (keys, guitars).
Also new this week — The Epilogues “Day Trip” from their FINAL release OK OK. The band is calling it after a decade, as Chris Heckman moves to Spain to pursue a graduate degree in music.
Jake Edwards rounds out the new releases with “Woman Like That,” a song that based on his Reverbnation page is more about him shifting gears and becoming more engaged with the whole recording process. Which songs do you think I should keep in the “playlist?”
I have T-SHIRTS — LIMITED EDITION (only 35) 10th Anniversary “Colorado Playlist” … $15 includes shipping. Order by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org .. I accept PAYPAL only. Please state size and mailing address when ordering.
A HUGE THANK YOU to Oskar Blues Fooderies! They are the new sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show. Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pub in Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids,CHUBurger, and Cyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont, Hotbox Roasterscoffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).
MISHAWAKA AMPHITHEATRE TO HOST 100-YEAR HARVEST DINNER AT GRANT FARMS CSA
BELLVUE, Colo., August 8, 2016 — A celebratory summer season commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Mishawaka Amphitheatre will wrap up on Sunday, September 4, with a farm-to-fork seated dinner at Grant Farms CSA in Wellington. Ticket sales for the event will benefit 501(c)3 nonprofit The Kitchen Community, to help fund their plans to design and install a Learning Garden at Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins.
“The Mish has always been a place to find food, fun and community in abundance,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre general manager, noting that the original owners seeded an apple orchard on the property. “Autumn is such a wonderful time to gather and bask in the bounty of the season, and we are looking forward to sharing a table with friends and family in and around Fort Collins at our 100-Year Harvest Dinner.”
Grant said that the intent of the evening is to connect the community to the enjoyment of locally grown food, and to raise funds to help further this connection via ongoing experiential education for local schoolchildren.
“By working with The Kitchen Community to eventually help bring a Learning Garden to Lesher, we’re making sure our event seeds a powerful connection for kids to real food, grown right here in Colorado,” Grant said.
“The Mishawaka 100-Year Harvest Dinner showcases what The Kitchen Community is all about: building community through food,” said Kristin Kirkpatrick, regional director for The Kitchen Community in Colorado. “We feel so honored to be the beneficiary of this true community collaboration. The proceeds from this dinner will help support new Learning Gardens in PSD, help more kids connect to real food, and create outdoor classroom environments in schools to give kids and teachers opportunities for experiential learning.”
The 100-Year Harvest Dinner will feature a 5-course seated meal including light appetizers, prepared by Chef Brent Jackson from The Kitchen Fort Collins, using an abundance of local ingredients. Guests will dine onsite at Grant Farms CSA, with live music and dancing to follow courtesy of Fort Collins band Last Call Romance. Local libations will be available courtesy of Horse & Dragon Brewing Company and Wunder Juice.
The dinner will take place on Sunday, September 4, from 5 – 9 p.m. at Grant Farms, 12155 N. County Rd. 15, Wellington, CO 80549. Tickets are available for $85 per person online via event organizers Fortified Collaborations at:http://www.fortifiedcollaborations.com/tickets/100-year-harvest-dinner
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
I am not known as a metal fan. I don’t listen to metal, preferring less severe styles of music … and I don’t play any on the show, but here in the blog I can at least share this with you. Allegaeon has been on the scene for many years, and have continued to impress media, critics, and fans worldwide. I’m pretty impressed too. New album due out September 23.
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING
I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation. I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.
In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.
It’s not a competition. It’s just a gauge of how well you like the songs I added this week. You can select as many as you think I should keep in the “playlist.”
PLAYLIST S10 EP30 August 2016
(D) = debut of [single], EP or LP
(N) = new track from previously debuted (D) EP or LP
(R) = requested artist track
Salmon & Cracker “Low” from Oh Cracker, Where Art Thou? (2003)
(N) Subdudes “One Word (Peace)” from 4 On The Floor (2016)
Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012)
The Still Tide “Closer Apart” from Half Empty Rooms (2015)
(N) Paper Bird “I Don’t Mind” from Paper Bird (2016)
Acoustic Junction “Goodbye World” from Strange Days (2000)
(D) The Fast Feeling “Break” [single] (2016)
Chimney Choir “Motion” from Motion (2015)
(D) the Epilogues “Day Trips” from Ok Ok (2016)
Morning Bear “Traveling” from Take Flight EP (2015)
Drew Emmitt “Up Where We Are” from Across The Bridge (2005)
Jon Wirtz “Country” from Tourist (2013)
The Czars “Killjoy” from Ugly People vs. the Beautiful People (2001)
(N) Elephant Revival “Home in your Heart” from Petals (2016)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Living Proof” from The Weatherman (2013)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
SHEL “i know” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) “Houses” from The Great Collapse (2009)
(D) Jake Edwards “Woman Like That” from Woman Like That (2016)
The Motet “Like We Own It” from The Motet (2014)
(R) The Samples “Great Blue Ocean” from Return to Earth (2001)
Jill Sobule “Women of Industry (Abwa Logo Charm)” from Dottie’s Charms (2014)
Holly Lovell “Get It Right” from Still Frames EP (2016)
Annie Booth “La chute” from WANDERLUST (2014)
Thursday Aug 25 = Gasoline Lollipops + GOATZ! + Joe Johnson @ Ziggies (Denver) 8PM show 21+ $10
Thursday Sept 1 = Oskar Blues (LYONS) Full band featuring Chris Kennison on pedal steel. 7:30PM-9:30PM $0 cover All ages