Happy Monday. New music down below this week in the MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) includes exclusive premieres from upcoming new releases due out in April and May from Andy Sydow, John Statz, Jacob Larson, and Carry Me Ohio, + a new release from Christomo, and a debut from Francis and the Wolf from last fall that I missed in advance of them heading into the studio soon to work on a new full length.
Support for the Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating over 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.
Cary Morin & Johnny Hickman – Buy Tickets Friday, April 21, 2017 7:00 PM SpokesBUZZ Lounge Bellvue, CO
In Colorado Music History
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
GOAT ON THE TOWN
Drove up to Fort Collins for this week’s trek to catch some bands in rooms I don’t get to visit very often. First up was the Drunken Hearts at Hodi’s Halfnote. After that, I stopped by Island Grill, best known for the cover dance bands that frequent there, just in time to catch the Movers and Shakers last set of the night.
The Drunken Hearts are an American trad-rock band with a dash of Colorado feel good jam. Pedal steel player Cody Russell likes reminding me I said they are the hardest working band in Colorado on the show one week. They are among the hardest working, that’s true. Just look at their tour schedule.
Hanging out after their set, backstage with Cody, I bumped into Adam Brown from Mosey West, and recently the talent buyer for the Swing Station in LaPorte. He let me know he and his wife are moving back to their home in Texas, but not before he finishes recording a new solo release.
The Island Grill is known in Fort Collins as a place that books cover bands, and caters primarily to the over 40 crowd. I was not only surprised at how many people were there at midnight, but actually dancing and having a good time.
Part of that party atmosphere was a birthday party for band trumpet player Scott Sessions. A major part of it was the stagecraft and showmanship of lead singer Andy Webber, who prowled the dance floor and teased and flirted the ladies like a young modern Tom Jones.
Musically, the band laid out a solid set of dance rhythm and blues from the sixties, classics that everyone could singalong to. The dance floor was still packed when I left the room at 12:40. That says a lot as many similarly programmed rooms in the region are empty by 11PM typically.
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING
What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.
NOTE: In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.
PLAYLIST S11 EP11
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
The Rainy Daze “Good Morning Mr. Smith” from That Acapulco Gold (1967)
The Moonrakers “Time and Place” from Anthology (2007)
(D) Andy Sydow “Who I Want To Be” (2017)
Megan Burtt “Restless” from The Bargain (2015)
South of France “Washed Up” from Washed Up (2016)
(D) John Statz “Cashmere” (2017)
Devotchka “The Last Beat of My Heart” from Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Rocksteady” from Rocksteady (2010)
SuCh (Su Charles) “You (Icytat Vocal Mix)” (2016)
(D) Jacob Larson Band “Aftershock” from Jacob Larson Band (2017)
Treehouse Sanctum “Pilot & Crew” from Pilot & Crew (2015)
Hello Kavita “Sunday (It’s a Chrome Tide)” from To A Loved One (2009)
Dana Landry Quartet “Pure Imagination” from Standard Elevation (2015)
Firefall “You Are the Woman” from Firefall (1976)
Tommy Bolin “Savannah Woman” from Teaser (1975)
(D) Christomo “Brooklyn Lullaby” from When the Moon Is Right (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “I’ve Been Falling” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Bonnie and The Clydes “Down Down Down” from Dear Somebody (2016)
(D) Francis and the Wolf “Afraid to Live” (2016)
Flobots “The Rose and the Thistle” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
Finnders & Youngberg “Nebraska” from FY5 (2015)
Coral Creek “Mountain High” from Coral Creek (2015)
(D) Carry Me Ohio “Stonewall” from Stonewall (2017)
Rose Quartz “Leaving Now” from Axis of Love (2015)
The Fray “The Fighter” from Scars and Stories (2012)
Keith Oxman “All Dudes” from Doing All Right (2009)
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