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MISHAWAKA AWARDS $7700 IN ORGANIZATIONAL AND EVENT SPONSORSHIP

BELLVUE, Colo., February 20, 2018 — Mishawaka Amphitheatre will distribute $7700 to 16 award recipients via the venue’s Mish Initiative philanthropic program. Applicants for “Mish’n Booster” funding sought sponsorship support for a variety of organizations and events, with The Mish selection committee prioritizing submissions that aligned well with Mishawaka’s company values: music, community, integrity, sustainability and tolerance.

“Our Mish’n Booster program allows us to provide aid to events and organizations that mirror what we at The Mish hold near and dear,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre owner and general manager. “We know that sometimes it just takes an extra nudge to maximize momentum, and we’re happy to be able to offer help to these applicants.”

Sponsorships for talent fees to pay artists for local live music event performances and music video production topped the list of award recipients this year, but Mish’n Booster funding was also allocated for music industry mentorship, instruments, and other community and performing arts organizations. The full list of 2018 Mish’n Booster first-round beneficiaries can be found at: http://www.themishawaka.com/blog/

Grant added that a second round of Mish’n Booster funding would be made available in autumn, with the venue setting aside a total of $15,000 annually for assisting organizations and events. In addition to the direct cash sponsorship awards, the Mish’n Booster program also provides in-kind assistance in the form of nonprofit event space (complete with sound engineer) during the off-season, as well as silent auction donations.

Next, Mishawaka philanthropy will concentrate on its Mish Match program, to encourage employee philanthropy and service to nonprofit organizations. The application period for the next round of Mish’n Booster funding will open in September 2018.

Learn more about Mish Initiative funding: http://www.themishawaka.com/mish-initiative/

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CO Playlist – S12 EP05 2018

Three big stories came out this past week.  Elephant Revival announced an “indefinite hiatus,” Chris Daniels made a public announcement that he’s the new executive director of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and KRFC executive James Lopez resigned.

Elephant Revival posted that “The band has been dealing with some family matters that have led us to reassess and realize that, while we’ve all been putting so much energy into Elephant Revival, we need some time to reconnect with our loved ones and focus on personal growth.”

The entire statement from the band is posted on their FB page.

Chris Daniels was inducted into the CMHOF in 2013, and also served as executive director for Swallow Hill music before becoming a professor in the music industry studies program at UC Denver.  He replaces former Denver Post music reporter and critic, and author of Colorado’s Rock Chronicles G. Brown.  No reason has been given yet for the change in leadership at the CMHOF.  

KRFC Fort Collins will be looking for a new executive director.  James Lopez announced he’s stepping down after only six months on the job.  KRFC Board Chair Kate Hawthorne-Jeracki is noted as saying that the board will be looking for someone who can get the station “to the next level with funding and things like that.”


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK 

Trout Steak Revival – Spirit


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Slow Caves at Lost Lake – Feb 23


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 S12 EP05

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

HOUR 1

Dave Diamond & The Higher Elevation “The Diamond Mine” (1967)
Beast (Colorado) “Floating (Down by the River)” from “Beast” (1969)
(D) Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Never Enough” from DATS 247 (2018) (2018) 


Paper Bird “Sunday” from Paper Bird (2016)
Drag the River “Wichita Skyline” from Drag The River (2013)
(D) Instant Empire “I’m Alive” from 12×12 (2018)


The Railbenders “Lincoln’s” from The Medicine Show (2018)
Devotchka “Transliterator” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “The Unballed Ballad of the New Folksinger” from Unentitled (2011)
Trout Steak Revival “Spirit” from Spirit to the Sea (2017)
Todd Adelman & The Country Mile “I’m Gonna Love You” from Time Will Tell (2017)
Silver & Gold “Pictures” from Point A – Point A (2018)
Peter Sommer “Duende” from Tremolo Canteen (2010)

The Astronauts “Little Ford Ragtop” from Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1997)
The Moonrakers “I don’t believe” from Anthology (2007)
(D) Kyle Hollingsworth “Stuff” from 50 (2018)
Great American Taxi “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Kan’nal “Myth Magic” from Myth Magic (2008)
(D) Augustus “Demons” (2018) 


Big Head Todd & The Monsters “mind” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Monocle Band “As Fast as I Can” from Monocle Band (2013)
SHEL “When the Dragon Came Down” from SHEL (2012)
(D) Leftover Salmon “Show Me Something Higher” from Something Higher! (2018)
Grant Farm “Get in Line” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Guess Things Happen That Way” from Missing Link (2017)
Bill Frisell “Baja” from Guitar In the Space Age (2014)

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CO Playlist – S12 EP04 2018

It’s that time of the year when goat gets chewin like crazy.  I’m involved in two “Battle of the Bands” competitions entering the thick of the new year.  Last week I was a judge at the 1st of four events being put on by Bandwagon Magazine.  The finals are in March sometime.

Beginning Feb 14, Bolder Boulder’s annual Battle of the Bands begins at the new Oskar Blues tasting room in Boulder.  The winner gets to play the “main stage” at this year’s 40th Annual Bolder Boulder event and be included on the compilation.

COMING SOON the new release from Leftover Salmon.  I got to hand with the fellas Friday night at the Aggie in Fort Collins .. and they fired off a message to their manager to get me the first single from the album, “Show Me Something Higher,” in time for this coming episode of the show.  I’ll also have some fresh cuts from Rare Silk‘s catalog as well as new music from Instant Empire.


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Slow Caves at Lost Lake – Feb 23


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 S12 EP04

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

HOUR 1

Zephyr “When Love Comes Running” from Heartbeat (Remix 2018)
(D) Wood Brothers “River Takes the Town” from One Drop of Truth (2018)


Chain Station “Poorman’s Fight” from Where I Want to Be (2016)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Blues Fallin’ Down” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
(D) Martin Gilmore, Eslam Elaby “Pride of Man” from East – West (2018)


The Still Tide “Signal Fade” from Run Out EP (2017)
The Czars “Killjoy” from Ugly People vs. the Beautiful People (2001)
Michael Trent “Bad Luck” from The Winner (2010)
(D) Tana Victoria “Catch Me” (2018)


Blue Rider “Sungazer” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Slow Caves “Rover” from Rover (2018)
Ben Markley “5-20” from Second Introduction (2009)

Alpha Centauri “Love Only You” from Alpha Centauri (1977)
Rob Drabkin “Love Ends, Fear Begins” from Love Ends, Fear Begins (2018)
SHEL “Moonshine Hill” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
The Yawpers “Doing It Right” from American Man (2015)
(D) Trucker’s Daughter “Blizzard of Kisses” from You’re Not Always On My Mind (2018)
Michael Kirkpatrick “Winter’s End” from Little Muse (2017)
Otis Taylor “My World Is Gone” from My World Is Gone (2013)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “nobody knows” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “You Worry Me” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Patti Fiasco “Saved by Rock and Roll” from Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Wipeout Turn” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade, Jason Moran & Thomas Morgan “Jasper” from I Am A Man (2017)

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CO Playlist – S12 EP03 2018

 The new Washington’s in Fort Collins is for real, as any of us who have known Bohemian over the years might expect.  It defines sumptuous in music venues in Colorado, and reasonably speaking perhaps nationwide.

 Add in the recent  opening of the new musically focused Elizabeth Hotel, and the Magic Rat music room and Fort Collins now sets the standard in the region … and again perhaps nationally … with Bohemian’s Music District as a core piece of the long held vision by Pat Stryker to turn Fort Collins into a world class music city.

Full disclosure in order:  I do contract work for Bohemian, and I’ve counted Pat as a valued personal friend for many years.  Many other close personal friends of mine also work for Bohemian entities.

Visiting the respective websites and going to these places yourself will do far more than any accolades I toss out there … just go do it.  You’ll be really impressed, if not totally blown away.

PS … also check out the Armory … the original Bohemian music room in Fort Collins – again, a sumptuous national level music room for 250 people.


David Givens from legendary Colorado band Zephyr dropped this on FB this weekend. “Candy Givens was a one of kind, pioneer female singer/musician who led the popular Colorado rock band, ZEPHYR, from 1969-1984. This track is a remix of “Love Comes Running” from the album HEARTBEAT originally released in 1981.”

I’m truly looking forward to playing the remix of HEARTBEAT on the show.



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Leftover Salmon at the Aggie Theater – Feb 2 & 3  

Slow Caves at Lost Lake – Feb 23



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 S12 EP03

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

HOUR 1

Firefall “It Doesn’t Matter” from Firefall (1976)
(N) Andy Sydow “Lonely Love” from Reasons for Departure (2018)
Andy Monley “Blue Light” from Denver (2001)
The Lumineers “Sleep on the Floor” from Cleopatra (2016)
(N) Crowboy “Burn in Hell” from Coming Into View (2018)
Coal Town Reunion “Eden” from Though I’d Die In This Place (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Imaginary Ships” from Crimes of Passion (2004)
SHEL “The Latest And Greatest Blueberry Rubberband” from SHEL (2012)
(D) Rubedo “Tell A New Story” from Vaca (2018) 


Eros and the Eschaton “Rxx” from Weight of Matter (2016)
The SIR Band “Go” from So Cold (2018)
Peter Sommer “Upper Manhattan Medical Group” from Happy-Go-Lucky Locals (2017)

HOUR 2

Zuba “To Whom It May Concern” from The New Cruelty (1996)
(N) Silver & Gold “Lincoln City” from Point A – Point A (2018)



Achille Lauro “Lighting” from Flight or Flight (2012)
OneRepublic “Future Looks Good” from Oh My My (2016)
(N) Plutinos “Dream Is Lost” from Plutinos EP (2018) 

Kyle Emerson “Worth It” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “They Want Me Here” from Love Runner (2014)
Oakhurst “River and Sticks” from Dual Mono (2005)
(D) from Cold Nights (2018) 


Hello Dollface “Face it” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Eldren “We Just Want the World” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015)
Garrett Sayers Trio “Mrs Lee” from Thinkbox (2017)

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CO Playlist – S12 EP02 2018

Sunday – a snowed in day – NFL playoffs – some hot green tea – and plenty of new Colorado music to get to.

Tragedy once again struck as I lost an entire backup hard drive last week, with no way to recover the data.  The upside is that I had to begin the process of rebuilding a library of music that spans six decades.  This week’s show is filled with “classic cuts” I hadn’t played in a few years now.

On the new music front, new emerging acts Wounded Bird and the Plutinos are featured in this week’s MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting).

Wounded Bird is a new project out of Boulder that features former Whiskey Bottles front-person Molly Orlando along with former college pal Scott Warren. Scott relocated to Evergreen from Los Angeles in 2016 where he composed for film & tv projects, most notably the Miramax opening logo music and the score for the Harry Connick Jr. and Willie Nelson film, “Angels Sing.”

Plutinos is a new solo project by Nate Barnes, known locally as one of the original founding members and drummer for hard rock band Rose Hill Drive.  Nate is also well known as a session and professional touring drummer for the likes of Americana maven Mary Chapin Carpenter as well as Ryan Bingham.


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The Colorado Playlist Present

Leftover Salmon at the Aggie Theater – Feb 2 & 3  


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 S12 EP02

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

HOUR 1

Sweet Water Well “In My Walls” from Watermelon (1996)
(D) Wounded Bird “Medication For My Heart” from Fools & Clowns, Pt. 1 (2018) 


The Lumineers “Angela” from Cleopatra (2016)
SHEL “You Could Be My Baby” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
(D) Slow Caves “Rover” (2018)
A.J. Fullerton “Miles Between Us” from Kalamath (2017)
Rob Drabkin “Don’t Worry About Me” from Little Steps EP (2013)
John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light “Same Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
(D) The Drunken Hearts “Tear My Heart Out” from The Prize (2018)
Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Queen of This Mess” from Queen of This Mess (2009)
Trout Steak Revival “They Sang to Us” from Spirit to the Sea (2017)
Paul Mullikin Quintet “Just A Tuesday” from TIME IS NOW (2014)

HOUR 2

Ophan Tears “Firing Line” from Novacaine Kiss (1993)
(D) Plutinos “Hand In Hand” from Plutinos EP (2018) 


The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Howling at Nothing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) Michael Kirkpatrick “Strange Desire” from Little Muse (2017)
Gasoline Lollipops “Montreal” from Soul Mine (2018)
Opie Gone Bad “Monkey Love” from Westword Music Showcase 1999-2000 (2000)
OneRepublic “Marchin On” from Waking Up (2009)
(D) The Host Club “Paper Heart Sympathy” from Flash of Life (2018)
Katey Laurel “Only Human” from Periscope (2014)
MLIMA “Sunshine” from MLIMA (2017)
Paa Kow “How Sweet” from Cookpot (2017)

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP47

AND THE NOMINEES ARE

WEEK 2
COMES DOWN DEC 20

Last year when I put this list out I had 80 titles up for consideration.  This year there are 120.  That’s a 50% increase in the number of titles that made it onto the list of nominations, and over a 50% increase in the number of titles submitted for consideration, which I lost track of.

If you’re unfamiliar with the titles on the list I do encourage you to do a little digging and discover something new.

VIDEO PICKS OF 2017 

I went through all of the videos that I collected from this past year and put together what I consider my top 26 (yeah, I know) picks of the year.  The rest is up to you to decide.  We’ll narrow it all down in our year end Best Of edition.


 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 EP47

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

HOUR 2

Dusty Drapes & the Dusters “Talkin’ Boogie” from The Red Album (1981)
Hillbilly Hellcats “Hillbilly Cat” from Our Brand (1998)
Colony Funk “Coming After You” from CF1 (2017)
Megan Burtt “Fast as I Go” from The Bargain (2015)
Brothers Keeper “Days Go By” from Todd Meadows (2014)
Gasoline Lollipops “Soul Mine” from Soul Mine (2018)
Brent Cowles “9th & Lafayette” from Cold Times (2017)
Otis Taylor “My World Is Gone” from My World Is Gone (2013)
A. Tom Collins “Mambo” from Stick & Poke (2013)
The Lonesome Days “Chasin’ Down the Whiskey” from The Lonesome Days (2017)
The Wood Brothers “American Heartache” from Paradise (2015)
Katey Laurel “Old Man Winter” from This Is Christmas (2016)
GogoLab “Tumbleweeds” from Border Patrol (2013)

HOUR 2

Soul Survivors “Have It All Your Way” (1966)
The Trolls “I Don’t Recall” (1966)
(D) Navy “Los Angeles” from TRES (2018) 
SHEL “Enter Sandman” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Danny Shafer “Barbeque” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
(N) The Burroughs “Solid Gold” from Got To Feel (2018)
Dragondeer “When I See” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Second Chances” from The Weatherman (2013)
Montropo “Letter to Mary” from Follow Me (2015)
(D) Sunny & the Whiskey Machine “The Ballad of Becky Tait” from New American Dream (2018)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
(D) King Cardinal “Winter Waltz” from Winter Waltz (2018)
Dana Landry Trio “Sherry” from Memphis Skyline (2014)



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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP46

AND THE NOMINEES ARE

Last year when I put this list out I had 80 titles up for consideration.  This year there are 120.  That’s a 50% increase in the number of titles that made it onto the list of nominations, and over a 50% increase in the number of titles submitted for consideration, which I lost track of.

If you’re unfamiliar with the titles on the list I do encourage you to do a little digging and discover something new.


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

NEWS NOTES & THOUGHTS

We’re just a few weeks away from our annual best of show, and the end (more or less) of our 11th year on the air around the state.  WOW!

Don’t forget to vote to KEEP or DELETE this week’s new music.

News broke out of Fort Collins over the past couple of weeks concerning sexual misconduct allegations against Scene magazine publisher Mike Mockler.  An article in the CSU Collegian highlighted the accusations, and provided room for comments – following a FaceBook post by Magic Cyclops (a Fort Collins entertainer) and others.  As of today, I have been unable to ascertain whether a December was distributed.


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 EP46

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

HOUR 1

Joe Walsh “Mother Says” from Barnstorm (1971)
(N) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Long Coal Train” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Von Stomper “Ain’t Seen It Yet” from Americado (2015)
Five Iron Frenzy “Into Your Veins” from Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
(D) Jenny Shawhan “On She Goes” (2017)

Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Beautiful & True” from Beautiful and True (2016)
Drew Emmitt “Long Road” from Long Road (2008)
Acoustic Junction “Goodbye World” from Strange Days (2000)
(N) Crowboy “Burn In Hell” from Coming Into View (2018)
Paper Bird “Don’t Want Half” from Paper Bird (2016)
(D) Treehouse Sanctum “O Come O Come Emmanuel” from O Come O Come Emmanuel (2018)
Bill Frisell “Just like a woman” from Have A Little Faith (1993)

HOUR 2

The Moonrakers “Together With Him” from Anthology (2007)
(N) Richard Dean “Eileen” from Vignettes (2017)
Todd Adelman “Cold Mississippi Blues” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
Paul Kimbiris “Dark Side of Pearl” from Dark Side of Pearl (2014)
(N) Dubskin “Just Be Now (feat Lyrics Born)” from Light the Dark (2017)

(N) Paa Kow “Lonely” from Cookpot (2017)
OneRepublic “Counting Stars” from Native (2013)
Devotchka “The Common Good” from 100 Lovers (2011)
(N) The SIR Band “Wading” from So Cold (2017) 

piKziL “Brand New Soul” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
(N) Face “Hallelujah” from Bring On Christmas (2018)
Dave Beegle “Currents” from River of Peace (2017)




 

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