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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP39

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF mobilizes the Colorado music and media communities to raise funds to assist musicians throughout the U.S. affected by natural disasters.

Rocky Mountain Music Relief

HURRICANE RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT

Feat. Richie Furay w/Tori Pater and Friends, Bobby Messano, and Perpetual Motion

7:30-8:30 = Richie Furay
8:45-9:15 = Perpetual Motion
9:30-10PM = Bobby Messano
10:15-11PM = Tori Pater

Friday, October 27, 2017 – 7:30 PM – doors open at 6:30 pm

Swallow Hill – Daniels Hall – 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, CO 80210

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NEWS, NOTES AND MUSIC

I think I got lost this past week.  Really.  I did get a lot of new music in my inbox – including new releases from Patrick Dune, Tennis, Katie Herzig, Pandas & People, and more … much love to Shilo Gold, whose music I recall playing a few years ago before she moved to Los Angeles, and who recently completed a self-funded tour of Europe.  Her live performance video from the Voice is below.

POLLS – thanks for participating.  I’m trying to get a sense of who we are here — and I can say we’re largely over 45, and like going out to see live music.  Here’s the next on.  I want to know your buying habits.


 IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY 

Many famous (and not so famous) acts have come to Colorado over the decades to get away from the hustle and bustle of LA or NYC.  Among those are acts like the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and the Eagles, which is undoubtedly the most famous of all such acts.

 VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Chris Daniels and the Kings just released their 15th album, Blues with Horns Vol. 1, which once again features Freddi “Love” Gowdy (Freddi Henchi Band).



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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP39

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Zephyr “Sun’s a Risin’” from Zephyr Deluxe Edition (2014/1969)
(D) Shilo Gold “Stay With Me Baby (The Voice Performance)” (2017)


OneRepublic “Future Looks Good” from Oh My My (2016)
Tennis “Needle and a Knife” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(D) Dubskin “That Day Will Come” from Light the Dark (2017)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Sweet Memphis” from Blues With Horns (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Happiness Is” from Rocksteady (2010)
The Apples in Stereo “Dance Floor” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(N) Monocle Band “Sad-Eyed Girl” from The Clearing (2017)
Danny Shafer “My Hometown” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
Head for The Hills “Suit and Tie” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Keith Oxman “A Vaunt Guard” from East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

Firefall “No Way Out” from Firefall (1976)
(N) Cousin Curtiss “Sunset Throwdown” from Remember Me When (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “I’ve Been Failing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Katie Herzig “Hologram” from Apple Tree (2008)
(N) The Still Tide “Signal Fade” from Run Out EP (2017) 


(N) Francis and the Wolf “What Is Left” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017) 


Reed Foehl “Caroline” from Lost in the West (2014)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Living Proof” from The Weatherman (2013)
(N) Eamon Alger “Good Together” from Small Fish (2017)


Leftover Salmon “Western Sky” from High Country (2015)
String Cheese Incident “Get Tight” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
Brad Goode “All Fall Down” from Chicago Red (2013)



NOV 25 = GOATZ + the Grant Farm at Avogadro’s Number(Fort Collins)

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP35

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF mobilizes the Colorado music and media communities to raise funds to assist musicians throughout the U.S. affected by natural disasters.

The new website is http://www.rockymountainmusicrelief.org.  You’ll find up to date events, a blog annotating where we’re at and what we’re doing, and an about section with brief bios on the founders – all of whom I am deeply indebted to.

This past weekend, we were directly involved in the planning and execution of two events – one at the Oriental Theater in Denver on Friday, and one on Sunday at Dazzle Jazz in Denver.  Both events were well attended.

We raised over $700 for the cause.  Additionally, other musicians / bands have stepped up to do their own charity events, and to date they’ve raised over $1500 .. all of which will eventually find it’s way via MusiCares to professional working musicians in need in the affected hurricane ravaged communities.


IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY 

CANNED HEAT – Before moving to Los Angeles with his family, Canned Heat lead singer Bob the Bear Hite was raised in Denver.  What happened on SATURDAY, OCT 21 1967 that lead to the song My Crime?

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’m not always out in front with new music .. and this new cut from OneRepublic actually came out this past June.  It is perhaps one of their most noteworthy songs – written w/ T-Bone Burnett for the movie “an inconvenient sequel – Truth to Power.”  There are not a lot of lyric videos I’d post – this one is an exception.  It speaks to our love of our planet – Earth.

 


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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP34

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

The Subdudes “All the Time In the World” from Primitive Streak (1996)
(D) Dharma Krewe “1st of July” from 7th Floor (2017)
Hello Dollface “Face it” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Grim & Darling “Congratulations World” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
(D) OneRepublic “Truth to Power” (2017)


Steve Law Band “Dancer” from Dancer (2017)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “My Last Black Scarf” from Unentitled (2011)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
(N) Rusty Young “Heaven Tonight” from Waitin’ For the Sun (2017)


Paper Bird “Sunday” from Paper Bird (2016)
King Cardinal “Metronome” from Great Lakes (2017)
Brad Goode “All Fall Down” from Chicago Red (2013)

Leftover Salmon “Up On the Hill Where We Do the Boogie” from The Nashville Sessions (1999)
(D) Eamon Alger “Open Receiver” from Small Fish (2017)


Ivory Circle “And I Try” from Isoceles (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Hey Delila” from Black Beehive (2014)
The Guestlist “Lonely” from Racing, Chasing (2017)
Dearling “Blood and Water” from Inheritance (2017)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “The spark” from The Spark (2005)
Reed Foehl “Wolves” from Once An Ocean (2009)
Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors “Racing to a Red Light” from Western Riot (2017)
String Cheese Incident “Get Tight” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
The Holler! “Monique” from Wildwood (2017)
Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade “Rudy-Go-Round” from Quiver (2012)



OCT 7 = Acoustic GOATZ the Roost (Longmont)

NOV 25 = GOATZ + the Grant Farm at Avogadro’s Number(Fort Collins)

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP34

It’s Monday morning.  We’ve got new music in the MMMM section from The Guestlist, Morning Bear, and Francis and the Wolf.

Coming up September 21-24 = the iammusicfest and Colorado Music Summit in Durango.  I have been given stage time during the festival and Summit to talk about efforts to help professional working musicians affected by the flooding in TX (and now FL).

CO MUSIC & MEDIA FOR HOUSTON

Two weeks ago a statewide fundraising initiative was launched called CO MUSIC & MEDIA for HOUSTON.  It’s painfully obvious this morning that Florida has now been added to our efforts to help professional working musicians there as well.

Our 1st EVENT is on Friday SPT 15at the Oriental Theater followed by one on Sunday SPT 17 at Dazzle Jazz in Denver.

I’m honored that my friends John MagnieSteve Amadee and Tim Cook (the subdudes) will be appearing as the 3 Twins…. along with two of Denver’s true legacy artists – Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore …joined by Sofie Reed and others TBA at the Oriental Theater event ..

…Channel 7 News Anchor Shannon Ogden will be anchoring the Dazzle event joined by guests tba.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’m revisiting a video I discovered in June that struck a chord with me this morning … I hope it does the same for you.


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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP34

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Acoustic Junction “Think About It” from Acoustic Junction (1996)
(D) The Guestlist “Lonely” from Racing, Chasing (2017) 


Big Head Blues Club “The Seventh Son” from Way Down Inside (Songs Of Willie Dixon) (2016)
Eldren “We Just Want the World” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015)
(D) Morning Bear “You’re Right” (2017)


Pint & A Half “Drive Drive Drive” from Boomtown Ghosts (2017)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Keep It Clean” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
Hazel Miller Band “Spider Web” from Coming To You Live…From KUVO (2011)
(D) Ryan Dart “Lost At Sea” from Pain, Love and Drought (2017)
OneRepublic “Oh My My (feat. Cassius)” from Oh My My (2016)
in/Planes “Hallways” (2017)
Ben Markley ~ Clint Ashlock Quintet “the return” from The Return (2014)

HOUR 2

The Samples “Nothing Lasts for Long” from No Room (1992)
(N) Chris Daniels & the Kings “Can’t Even Do Wrong Right” from Blues With Horns (2017)
The Burroughs “You Are My Joy” from You Are My Joy (2016)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
(N) Francis and the Wolf “Lady Liberty” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017) 


Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart “Everything Alive” from No Poets (2017)
Elephant Revival “Ring Around the Moon” from Break in the Clouds (2010)
Beki Hemingway “Lay It Down” from I Have Big Plans for the World (2013)
Bonfire Dub “One Stone” from Gypsy Roots (2017)
Michal Menert “Sweet Remorse” from Space Jazz (2015)
Kyle Emerson “Post-Egomania” from Worth It EP (2017)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “For The Kidz[z]” from The Arrival (2015)



OCT 7 = Acoustic GOATZ the Roost (Longmont)

NOV 25 = GOATZ + the Grant Farm at Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP33

Happy Labor Day.  From Wikipedia:  Labor Day “…honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country…”

CO MUSIC & MEDIA FOR HOUSTON

I’ve had the well being of our brothers and sisters in TX on my mind this past week.  Last Monday we launched CO MUSIC & MEDIA for HOUSTON on Facebook.  To date almost six hundred people have signed up to participate in mobilizing to help professional working musicians in TX affected by the flood.

Over the past week, a number of volunteers have begun to successfully move the mission forward. Our first organizational meeting is Tuesday Sept 5. We’ll build committees and begin the actual work of getting this all done.

Our 1st INFORMATION/ENTERTAINMENT EVENT is on Friday SPT 15 at the Oriental Theater.  I’m honored that my friends John Magnie, Steve Amadee and Tim Cook (the subdudes) will be appearing as the 3 Twins…. along with two of Denver’s true legacy artists – Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore …joined by (to the best of my knowledge) the only blues-folk artist alive using a dulcimer as their primary instrument – Sofie Reed.

The 2nd INFORMATION/ENTERTAINMENT EVENT will be Sunday SPT 17 at Dazzle Jazz in the Baur building Denver from 6-9 featuring Channel 7 News anchor Shannon Ogden and guests tba.


IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY

Rickie Lee Jones

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

THE GUESTLIST – “Lonely” 


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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP33

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Earth, Wind & Fire “Imagination” from Spirit (1976)
(D) Cass Clayton “Woman In the Way” (2017)
The Wood Brothers “Singin’ to Strangers” from Paradise (2015)
Dragondeer “Don’t Feel That Good” from Don’t That Feel Good (2014)
Instant Empire “Spotlight” from Last of the Lovers (2017)
Slow Caves “Desert Minded” (2016)
Richie Furay “We Were The Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2015)
Megan Burtt “In a Minute” from The Bargain (2015)
Head for The Hills “Suit and Tie” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Paper Bird “Don’t Want Half” from Paper Bird (2016)
Cary Morin “Tiny Town” from Tiny Town (2014)
Erik Applegate “Standing Room Only” from Two’s Company (2017)

HOUR 2

Joe Walsh “Mother Says” from Barnstorm (1971)
(N) Rusty Young “My Friend” from Waitin’ For the Sun (2017)
SHEL “You Could Be My Baby” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Let’s Do This Thing!” from Let’s Do This Thing! (2015)
Strange Americans “Pollos” from Borrow You, Brother (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Damaged One” from Damaged One (2017)
Bad Weather California “Let It Shine” from Sunkissed (2012)
Beats Noir! “Not for You” from 13 Tracks From the Dark Side of The Beat (2011)
Analog Son “Big Easy (feat. Devon Parker)” from Black Diamond (2017)
The Burroughs “Cut You Down” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Annie Booth “Queen bee” from Wanderlust (2014)



Sept 9 = GOATZ! and Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins

Sept 10 = GOATZ! at Oskar Blues Original Grill and Brew in Lyons 

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INTRODUCING MISH INITIATIVE: MISHAWAKA AMPHITHEATRE LAUNCHES PHILANTHROPIC ARM

Iconic Northern Colorado venue seeks to encourage employee giving and support local music scene 

BELLVUE, Colo., August 15, 2017

​Owners and staff of the Mishawaka Amphitheatre announced a new philanthropic program today, designed as a charitable arm of the Northern Colorado venue and restaurant.

The Mish Initiative will invest thousands of dollars into the local music scene annually, provide cash and in-kind sponsorship for organizations, and reinforce Mish employees’ individual volunteer and philanthropic efforts.

“We want to cultivate a community of dreamers,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre owner and general manager, “and the Mish Initiative makes it easy to foster creative thinking and encourage giving.” Grant, who founded the now-dormant music nonprofit SpokesBUZZ, designed the Mish Initiative program to be simple, straightforward, and flexible — in part as a response to more traditional philanthropic efforts that require “too much paper and too many rules.”

“The application for artist funding – called ‘Mish Granted’ – is literally a blank sheet of paper,” Grant said. “We want to get rid of the constraints and put the emphasis back on creativity. It’s not about how well you fill out forms or achieve arbitrary goals, it’s about what you want to create, make, dream and do.”

Mish Initiative encompasses three main philanthropic arenas:   Mish Granted ​creates a grant pool of $20,000 yearly for directly supporting artists, with a maximum award of $1500 per applicant.

The annual application period opens Oct. 1 and closes Nov. 15. Mish Granted emphasizes giving to musicians/music-related projects. Mish n’ Booster​ will award cash and in-kind donations to organizations and events aligning with Mish values. Applications will be accepted in January and September each year, with a total of $15,000 available annually.

Mish Match​ will pay Mishawaka employees for up to five hours per month spent volunteering, and will match employee giving up to $300 per month. The Mish Match mission is to motivate staff and strengthen community by incentivizing philanthropic action by employees.

Mishawaka merchandise vendor N​icole Marcisofsky is among the employees who helped design the Mish Initiative program, and says she felt “honored and ecstatic” to be invited to assist in its creation.

“On a personal level, it gave me a jolt of passion and incentive to get involved; it helped me see I can have an impact on the world around me,” Marcisofsky said.

For more information on the Mish Initiative or to apply, visit: ​http://www.themishawaka.com/mish-initiative/

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Colorado Playlist S11 EP30

WOW … another year of Bohemian Nights at New West Fest is over.  If you attended, I hope you discovered a new band to love – and enjoyed our out of state guests – Cake, Brandi Carlile and Todd Snider.

New music shares this week from Francis and the Wolf and from Strange Americans …

This coming Saturday, Aug 19, I’ll be hosting the Wellington Main Street Concert Series with Hey, Lady!, the wonderful B-52s tribute band.


IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY
KENNY VAUGHN


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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP30

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Sixteen Horsepower “Brimstone Rock” from Low Estate (1997)
(D) Chris Daniels & the Kings “Sweet Memphis” from Blues With Horns (2017)
The String Cheese Incident “Get Tight” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Bonus Features” from Bonus Features (2014)
(D) Francis and the Wolf “Call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017) 
Andy Palmer “The Switch” from The Switch (2017)
Liz Barnez “Simple Song” from Welcome Back (2015)
Finnders & Youngberg “Nebraska” from FY5 (2015)
(D) Grant Sabin & the Juke Joint Highball “Sanctuary” from Bourbon & Milk (2017)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Just Human” from The Terrible Dinner Guest (2016)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg “Face the Fire” from Phoenix (1980)
(D) Strange Americans “No Punches” from Borrow You, Brother (2017) 
The Lumineers “Angela” from Cleopatra (2016)
Jeff Austin “15 Steps” from The Simple Truth (2015)
(D) MLIMA “StankFace” from MLIMA (2017)
Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake “Evil Eye” from Totem (2015)
Land Lines “Etiquette” from Natural World (2014)
(D) Cousin Curtiss “Home To You” from Remember Me When (2017)
Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Chemistry Club “Navigator” (2013)
Keith Oxman “Breeze (Blow My Baby Back)” from East of the Village (2017)

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP28

This proclamation by Gov. Hickenlooper pretty sealed the deal this weekend for me.

 

Whipporwill UMS 2017

Three days of doing sound at the UMS (Underground Music Showcase) + 1 evening of hosting the Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live show with the Burroughs, and I have to admit I’m whipped.  What a tremendous four day run .. with some of my major summer events still to come, including:

Pretty Mouth UMS 2017

The South Broadway Christian Church is one of the most requested and respected venues at UMS every year.  Friday and Saturday produced excellent audiences and some exceptional showcases of talent.  Prob’ly due more to the weather than anything else, Sunday – yeah, not so much.  The highlights of the weekend were definitely the delectable harmonies of Whipporwill, and the powerful presentation put on by Pretty Mouth.

Call me late to the party on this band, that I only just heard about.  Marie Litton is one of the most outstanding female rock vocalists of our area.  The band showcases a sound that resonates with considerable dynamic range – moody, dark, powerful and accessible.  Expect to hear more from them on the show this year.  Be on the look for a new release from Pretty Mouth this fall.  

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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP28

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “Hot Summer Girls” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
(N) A.J. Fullerton “Oh, Frustration” from Kalamath (2017)
OneRepublic “Wherever I Go” from Oh My My (2016)
Otis Taylor “Walk Right in” from Recapturing the Banjo (2008)
The Fremonts “Tillman’s Wall” from We Don’t Live There (2017)
King Cardinal “Seventeen” (2017)
Kyle Hollingsworth “Here We Go” from Speed of Life (2014)
Matt Skinner Band “Ashes to Ashes” from Native Stranger (2014)
Slow Caves “Glares” (2017)
Wendy Woo Band “Drunk in Love” from austerity (2011)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “What I Need” from A Little Something More From Nathaniel Rateliff The Night Sweats (2016)
Dana Landry Trio “To Wane” from Memphis Skyline (2014)

HOUR 2

Zephyr “Mad Dog” from Heartbeat (1982)
Andy Palmer “All Named Mary” from The Switch (2017)
Pandas & People “Watch it Burn” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Rose Quartz “Leaving Now” from Axis of Love (2015)
Ginny Mules “Corn Liquor” from Ginny Mules (2017)
Head for The Hills “Telling Me Lies” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Leftover Salmon “Two Highways” from High Country (2015)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
The Still Tide “High Wire” from Run Out EP (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Wipeout Turn” (2016)
Dragondeer “Don’t That Feel Good” (2014)
Ben Markley ~ Clint Ashlock Quintet “The Return” from The Return (2014)

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