I love summers. Anyone who is in the music industry .. and I suspect many many thousands who are not employed in the music industry … enjoys all the musical activity that takes place on stages large and small … from downtown – small town – events with strictly “local” bands to the biggest stages with the biggest names in the county. And, we are in the thick of it.
Bohemian Nights at New West Fest is logged for 2018. As is usual for this annual event that is now moving towards 15 years old, many tens of thousands showed up to enjoy some 80 bands … over 99% of which were from Colorado. It was a sunny hot weekend, and yes, after two years of weather miscues, the Subdudes finally managed to entertain us with a full Sunday start set.
I finished the Wellington Main Street Summer Concert Series in a thunder and hail storm this weekend. And my band, GOATZ!, played in the rain for the 8th annual Fort Collins Peach Festival.
There are still many many more events to attend and to be a part of by the time I actually get to vacation in mid-September.
Congratulations to Ryan Chrys (Ryan Chrys and the Roughcuts) who was voted “Entertainer of the year” by the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame. He was also nominated “Outlaw Group, 2018” by the Ameripolitan Music Awards
COLORADO PLAYLIST NEWS
- 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins has moved the show from Saturday night at 8PM to Thursday mornings from 6-8AM.
- KSUT Ignacio/Durango has added HR1 of the show and moved the time from 7PM Saturday nights to 10PM-12AM Saturday nights
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
I had originally hoped to share this new video with you last week … a publishing reset and too many festival days got in my way.
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING
NOTE: In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.
PLAYLIST S12 EP31
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
You Me and Apollo “Ghosts” from Sweet Honey (2014)
(N) Jeff Finlin “Driving Wheel” from The Guru and the Girl (2018)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Hey mama” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Bonnie and The Clydes “the Storm” from Music for People: Part I (2014)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
(N) Rob Drabkin “Oh My (It’s A Good Life)” from Beautiful Day EP (2018)
(N) Thunder And Rain “Tennessee Is Burning” from Start Believing (2017)
Joe Walsh “Rocky Mountain Way” from The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get (1973)
(D) OneRepublic “Connection” (2018)
Euforquestra “Solutions” from Fire (2014)
The Apples in Stereo “Told You Once” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) My Body Sings Electric “Blame” from What It Means to Be Afraid (2018) A.J. Fullerton “Oh Frustration” from Kalamath (2017)
Drunken Hearts “Machines” from The Prize (2018)
Paa Kow “Pete Pete” from Cookpot (2017)