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It was a long weekend.  Saturday I was the stage manager for one of the stages at the Denver Day of Rock. After a blistering mid-afternoon set I got to hang with Brent Cowles and his band that included Joe Richmond (drums), Nate Meese (bass), and Trent Nelson (guitar) and chat about what’s up … turns out they’re heading out on the road with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats for a seven day east coast run – with a new album dropping next week.  ***BE LISTENING to next week’s show for another fresh track from the upcoming album***

Monday I exercised my position as entertainment coordinator for the 40th Bolder Boulder – that included several of our area’s best local bands – including MLIMA, Monocle Band, Crowboy, South to Cedars, VooDoo Kings, CC & the Riders, Eef, Jill Brzezcki, Tim Ostdiek, Antonio Lopez, and Slopeside among others.

The VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK by Grayson Erhard is nestled down below in the MMMM.


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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.


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


Gerard “Hello Operator” from Hello Operator (1976)
Firefall “You Are the Woman” from Firefall (1976)
(D) Grayson Erhard “I Will” (2018)

The Lumineers “Angela” from Cleopatra (2016)
Hello Dollface “Face it” from Warrior of Light (2016)
(D) Alright Alright “The Liar” from The Nowhere Farm Sessions EP (2018) 

The Host Club “Happiness” from Flash of Life (2018)
Cary Morin “Here an Now” from Streamline (2013)
FY5 “Nebraska” from FY5 (2015)
(N) Adam Lopez “Peace of Mind” from Cinderella Sessions (2018)

Grant Farm “Fireflies” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Glow” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Paa Kow “The Way I Feel” from Cookpot (2017)


The Christines “Babyface” from Living At the Bottom of the Sea (1996)
(N) Black Box Audio “Change” from Don’t Let Go EP (2018)

OneRepublic “Wherever I Go” from Wherever I Go (2016)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Trying so Hard Not to Know” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(N) Andreas DeValera “Next to Me” from Andreas DeValera (2018)


Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Poco “Regret” from All Fired Up (2013)
Shel “On My Way” from SHEL (2012)
(N) iZCALLI “Lightning Red” from IV (2018) 

Big Gigantic “The Little things” from Brighter Future (2016)
Florea “Mercy” from Florea (2018)
GogoLab “Pill Mill” from Border Patrol (2013)

June 3– Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
June 9 – Laughing Goat (Boulder)
June 12 – Chris K solo at Your Mom’s House (Denver)

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Colorado Symphony, now operating in the black, catches break on rent for city-owned Boettcher Concert Hall. According to the article in the Denver Post, the Colorado Symphony ended the year in the black for the first time since a 2011 internal review declared it was on the brink of disaster.  As a result, the Denver City Council voted to provide the symphony savings of $166k a year in the way of free office space and cheaper rent to use Boettcher Concert Hall.  Follow the link for more info.

Gasoline Lollipops will soon have a new sound and a new drummer.  Adam Perry, who was also once the drummer for the Yawpers as they were emerging in the scene, has announced he’s leaving the band to put more efforts into his job at a Boulder law firm, writing for Westword, and his now 8 year old daughter.  Band leader Clay Rose says the sound of the band will morp into more spacey and psychedelic themes.  The story was first reported in the Boulder Beat.

Last week I reported on the death of Denver Joe.  In the meantime, long time friend and Denver musician Marty Jones wrote a terrific tribute to Joe for Westword.



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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.


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


John Denver “Back Home Again” from Essential John Denver (2007)
(D) Jeff Finlin “Love Will Light the Way” from The Guru and the Girl (2018)

Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Coral Creek “Mountain High” from Coral Creek (2015)
(N) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Between the Lines” from Long Way Home (2018)
(N) Andy Sydow “Reasons for Departure” from Reasons for Departure (2018)

Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Train Home” from Love Runner (2014)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
(D) Jonny Barber “Hornet’s Nest” from Hornet’s Nest / Wide Eyed Blues 7″ (2018)
Francis and the Wolf “call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
(N) CITRA “That’s What She Said” from Mr Copacetic EP (2018)

Peter Sommer “The Fruit” from Crossroads (2008)


Dan Fogelberg “As the Raven Flies” from Souvenirs (1974)
(D) Wood Belly “Solid Ground” from Solid Ground (2018)

A.J. Fullerton “Kalamath” from Kalamath (2017)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
(D) Pan Astral “When Summer Comes” (2018)
Reno Divorce “She’s in Love With the Avenue” from She’s In Love With the Avenue (2018)
SHEL “When the Dragon Came Down” from SHEL (2012)
Raven and the Writing Desk “hands//heart” from hands//heart (2015)
(N) Drunken Hearts “Broken Things” from The Prize (2018)

Paper Bird “Sunday” from Paper Bird (2016)
Pandas & People “Watch it Burn” from Out to Sea EP (2017)
(D) Jaden Carlson Band “Keep It Movin’” from Keep It Movin’ (2018)

June 3– Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
June 9 – Laughing Goat (Boulder)
June 12 – Chris K solo at Your Mom’s House (Denver)


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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


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.


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


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)


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)


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.

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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.




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.


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


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)


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)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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)


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)