CP S12 EP15 2018

WOW … I’m finding it hard to believe that we’re almost 1/3 of the way through the year already. It probably shouldn’t come as any surprise that the top two 2018 Colorado album releases being played statewide are

1.  Tearing At the Seams – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats
2.  Something Higher! – Leftover Salmon

I’ve said this before, and it’s worth repeating: a dj can’t play and a writer can’t write about what they don’t have.  I notice there are a ton of titles that do not make their way to radio stations and “print” publications around the region.

So as far as that goes it’s actually been a rather quiet week. Next weekend will likely be a different story.

Friday and Saturday is the 10th Annual FOCOMX.  300 acts in some 30 venues … it marks the UNOFFICIAL start of the festival season every year.  If you’ve never been I encourage it. My band, GOATZ!, will be appearing at Tony’s Rooftop on Saturday at 7PM.

A NEW STATION is coming on board beginning MAY 1 … KAFM Grand Junction will air the show on the following schedule:

HOUR 1 = Saturday night at midnight + 11AM Tues morning
HOUR 2 = Sunday night at midnight + 11AM Friday morning.

VIDEO PICK(s) of the Week

There are actually 2 video picks this week.  The new one from Leftover Salmon is below as part of this week’s MMMM.   This one from The Hunger Artist deserves its own recognition


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 EP15

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

HOUR 1

Rare Silk “Joy!” from New Weave (1983)
(D) Cass Clayton “When it Comes to My Heart” from Woman In the Way EP (2018)

Petals of Spain “Daydream” from Daydream (2017)
Trout Steak Revival “Go On” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
(D) Bobby Walker “My Mabellene” from Came Out Swingin’ (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Damaged One” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Living Proof” from The Weatherman (2013)
Dianne Reeves “Testify” from The Best of Dianne Reeves (2000)
(D) Slopeside “Prove Me Wrong” from Shoot the Moon (2018)

Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts “Killer” from Shovel Full of Coal (2017)
Kyle Hollingsworth “All Falls Apart” from 50 (2018)
Annie Booth “Tiger Dance” from WANDERLUST (2014)

HOUR 2

Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “I Wish You’d Dance” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
(N) Leftover Salmon “Southern Belle” from Something Higher (2018)

Patti Fiasco “Saved by Rock and Roll” from Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “I Need Never Get Old” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) Black Box Audio “You Don’t Know” from Don’t Let Go EP (2018)

The Burroughs “Touch the Sky” from Got To Feel (2018)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
Kinetix “One Life to Live” from One Life (2014)
(D) Kind Dub “Elevated Life Feat. Sarah Slaton & Briana Harris” from COllabs EP1 (2018)

The Motet “Damn!” from Totem (2016)
The Yawpers “Mon Dieu” from Boy In A Well (2017)
Jon Wirtz “Watching the World Wake Up” from Tourist (2013)

AEG PRESENTS ANNOUNCES THE MISSION BALLROOM

DENVER, CO (April 9, 2018) – AEG Presents Rocky Mountains, one of the world’s leading producers and promoters of live entertainment, announced today The Mission Ballroom, a scalable, state-of-the art concert venue scheduled to open in summer 2019. The 60,000 square-foot ballroom will anchor North Wynkoop, a new 14-acre mixed use project by Denver-developers Westfield Company, located at the north-end of the RiNo neighborhood between 40th and 43rd Streets along Brighton Blvd.

Chuck Morris, CEO of AEG Presents Rocky Mountains, said of the new venue, “Our entire AEG Presents Rocky Mountain team spent the last 11 years searching for the perfect location and the right design to build one of the finest venues this town has ever seen. With features including a moving stage that provides The Mission flexible capacity from 2200 to 3950 guests, unrivaled sight lines and state-of-the-art sound and lights, The Mission will bring Colorado the most cutting-edge concert experience in the world.”

AEG Presents Rocky Mountains, the leading promoter in Denver, CO who operate the Bluebird Theater, Gothic Theatre, Ogden Theatre, 1STBANK Center and Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, as well as book the majority of the shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, bring decades of experience to the development and design of The Mission Ballroom. The Mission features tiered rows that provide unobscured views at every level, sight lines from every vantage point and a large dance floor that allows standing or seating. Full-service bars conveniently placed around the venue maximize flow, efficiency and patron experience.

“We blended the ballroom experience on the floor with a tiered-riser configuration similar to Red Rocks. Beyond offering incredible sight lines, this design creates the finest sonic experience that Colorado concertgoers expect and deserve,” said Don Strasburg, co-president for AEG Presents Rocky Mountains.

AEG Presents Rocky Mountains sought the perfect location for this unique venue and ultimately ended up partnering with Westfield Company on its North Wynkoop development in Denver’s transformative RiNo neighborhood and arts district. Encompassing three city blocks from 40th to 43rd streets along Brighton Boulevard, North Wynkoop is a five-minute walk to the 38th and Blake A Line Station (one train stop to Union Station and 30 minutes to Denver International Airport) and just minutes from the intersection of Denver’s largest vehicular arteries of I-25 and I-70.

“We’re so excited with the vision that Westfield Company has for North Wynkoop. The Brighton Boulevard corridor and the entire River North area is exploding with vibrancy. This location is a perfect fit for The Mission Ballroom with parking, easy access to light rail, and only a stone’s throw from downtown, it is the right place for us to be.” said, Brent Fedrizzi, co-president and COO of AEG Presents Rocky Mountains.

Westfield and its development team; which includes leasing agents Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Legend Partners; architect Works Progress Architecture; general contractor M.A. Mortenson; and financing provided by FirstBank, Guaranty Bank and Trust and Citywide Banks; will transform North Wynkoop into an arts and entertainment hub attracting creatives across all industries. In addition to The Mission Ballroom, a 90,000 square foot office and retail building is under construction as well as the renovation of 80,000 square feet of 1950’s-vintage warehouse buildings transforming them into synergistic restaurants, bars and retail. Future phases of North Wynkoop include market rate and affordable housing, a hotel, as well as the potential for an additional one million square feet of residential and commercial uses.

“We are fortunate to have the opportunity of working with AEG Presents on this innovative concept,” said Kevin McClintock, senior partner for Westfield. “The talents and experience of their team are unparalleled, and their dedication to the highest-quality musical experience aligns with our own long-term vision for North Wynkoop. The Mission Ballroom is the ideal anchor and will serve as the heartbeat for our project.”

The Mission Ballroom is not only a premiere concert facility, but also serves as a unique special event space for corporate meetings and other functions, award shows, galas, weddings, receptions, launch parties, trade shows, private events, and more.
In addition to its incredible access to rail, parking options for the site will include an underground garage as well as nearby parking options. The Mission Ballroom will also offer a shared-ride pick-up and drop-off area and an abundance of bike parking.

Visit www.northwynkoop.comwww.missionballroom.com and click here for a video featuring more information and comments from Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper.

About AEG Presents Rocky Mountains
AEG Presents is one of the world’s largest live music companies. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global concert tours, regional music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 22 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Elton John, Celine Dion, and Kenny Chesney; produces over 40 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival, Desert Trip, Firefly Music Festival, Hangout Music Festival and Panorama and owns, manages or exclusively promotes in more than 80 clubs and theaters worldwide. AEG presents more than 11,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD and Madison House Presents. AEG Presents Rocky Mountains produces events at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 1STBANK Center, Bluebird Theater, Ogden Theatre, Gothic Theatre, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Pepsi Center and more in Colorado as well as events in Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona. For more information visit www.aegpresents.com

About Westfield Co.
Westfield Company, Inc. (www.westfield-co.com). Over the past 30 years Westfield has developed and acquired in excess of seven million square feet of office, industrial, residential and unique entertainment based retail. Current projects in and around Denver include 1800 Larimer, Hub 25 Industrial Park, S*Park residential community, Stanley Marketplace, and North Wynkoop. The cornerstone of all Westfield projects is the commitment to enhance and respect the communities in which we work and live.

CP S12 EP11 2018

Congrats to the Great Salmon Famine for taking the grand prize at this year’s 2018 Bandwagon Magazine Battle of the Bands Saturday night at the Moxi Theater in Greeley.

The Great Salmon Famine was one of four bands competing in the finals along with Chess at BreakfastSoul Solum and Igaus Davis. Soul Solum won the fan vote for the series, which started with sixteen bands that played battles at the Moxi, and the Downtown Artery and Hodi’s Half-Note in Fort Collins.

Igaus Davis has an album due out soon.

 

VIDEO PICK of the WEEK – RENO DIVORCE


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 EP11

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

HOUR 1

Fool’s Progress “How Am I Gonna Get Down” from Fool’s Progress (1997)
(D) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Stop Shakin’” from Long Way Home (2018)

Ginny Mules “Corn Liquor” from Ginny Mules (2017)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Sunday Street” from Love Runner (2014)
(D) Covenhoven “Where to Begin” from A Kind of Revelation (2018)
Pretty Mouth “This Poison Loves You” from This Poison Loves You (2018)
Devotchka “The Common Good” from 100 Lovers (2011)
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) “Houses” from The Great Collapse (2009)
(D) Borgo “Be Kind” from Be Kind (2018)
John Weeks Band “Closer to Home” from Dark Angel (2017)
The Railbenders “Hard Road” from The Medicine Show (2018)
Paa Kow “Cookpot” from Cookpot (2017)

HOUR 2

Opie Gone Bad “Little house” from 1 (1998)
Shovels & Rope “I Know” from Little Seeds (2016)
Michael Trent “Bad Luck” from The Winner (2010)
Tinkers Punishment “Follow Me Down” from Tinkers Punishment (2000)
(N) Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Shoe Boot” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)


Born in The Flood “If This Thing Should Spill” from If this Thing Should Spill (2007)
(D) Brent Cowles “Keep Moving” from How To Be OK Alone (2018)


You Me and Apollo “Ghosts” from Sweet Honey (2014)
Braddigan “Daggers” from Watchfires (2005)
Dispatch “Melon Bend” from Dispatch (2011)
(N) Kyle Hollingsworth “Finding Our Way” from 50 (2018)


Dana Landry Trio “To Wane” from Memphis Skyline (2014)



March 31 – Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 7 – Jamestown Mercantile (Jamestown)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)
April 28 – FOCOMX (Fort Collins)

COLORADO SOUND + COLORADO PLAYLIST PRESENT

Strange Americans – Fri, Mar 9 @ Hi-Dive, Denver

Esme Patterson & Edison – Thu, Mar 15 @ Syntax Physic Opera, Denver

Edison – Fri, Mar 16 @ Downtown Artery Fort Collins

SHEL – Sat, Mar 24 @ Washington’s Fort Collins

Drunken Hearts – Sat, Mar 31 @ Washington’s Fort Collins

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Fri & Sat, May 11 & 12 @ Hi-Dive Denver

Gasoline Lollipops – Fri, May 18 @ Bluebird Theater Denver

Colorado Playlist – S11 EP43

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.

NEWS NOTES & THOUGHTS

Often when we talk about music in our area we’re talking about bands that do “original” music.  This weekend my girlfriend and I went to the theater – as in Denver’s Bug Theater – to see Disaster, a spoof on 70’s disaster flicks like Poseidon Adventure.  I grew up in little theater, and despite not having gone to see a play in nearly 20 years I fell in love all over again.

Our music AND radio communities in Colorado suffered a loss over the weekend.  Bill Barwick was one of the several superb instructors at the Ron Baile School of Broadcast in Denver in the late 70s.  He was also one of the top cowboy musicians in our scene and a regular at the Buckhorn Saloon, and “the Voice of the Western Channel.”  Bill passed away while attending the Western Music Association convention in Albuquerque, NM on November 10.  RIP old friend.  And thank you for helping me realize my dream of a career in broadcasting, and music.



VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

To say I’m in love with the new Big Head Todd & the Monsters album New World Arisin’ is just a shade of an understatement.  After following and playing their music on the air since about 1988 I have to say it’s their best yet – and certainly their most rockin.



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 EP43

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

HOUR 1

Wendy Woo “Fade to Gray” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
(N) A.J. Fullerton “Falling Apart at the Seams” from Kalamath (2017) 


Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Lover/Undercover” from Bonus Features (2014)
Beth Preston “Spirits” from Little Mirrors (2016)
Gasoline Lollipops “Mary Rose” from Resurrection (2017)
Andy Hackbarth “Windmills” from Treadmill Horses (2013)
John Oates Band “Sittin’ On Top of the World” from The Bluesville Sessions (2012)
(D) The Hollow “Sleep Talkin’” (2018)


Kinetix “Mo Luv” from Never too Late (2013)
Dragondeer “Broadway Avenue” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Annie Booth “Tiger Dance” from WANDERLUST (2014)

HOUR 2

The Samples “Did You Ever Look So Nice” from No Room (1992)
Catfish Kray Band “Ain’t Coming Back” from Ripples (2017)
The Wood Brothers “American Heartache” from Paradise (2015)
Selasee and the Fafa Family “Time for Peace” from Time for Peace (2015)
(N) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Glow” from New World Arisin’ (2018)


Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors “Racing to a Red Light” from Western Riot (2017)
Gregory Alan Isakov “John Brown’s Body” from That Sea, the Gamblers (2007)
Reed Foehl “Goodbye World” from Once An Ocean (2009)
(D) Ragged Union “Leaving Louisville” from Time Captain (2017)


The String Cheese Incident “Down a River” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
King Cardinal “Metronome” from Great Lakes (2017)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)



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

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

BUY TICKETS


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)

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)