CP S15 EP22 2021

Monday May 31, 2021 – Memorial Day 2021 – the unofficial kickoff to the summer vacation season and outdoor live music season, and there’s a lot of that going on right now. Welcome to post-COVID 2021. Of course that doesn’t mean all things are rosy in the world of live music. Please check your local listings.

No major changes in this week’s TOP 5 with just some repositioning and the addition of punk band Discomfort Creature entering due to high spins from Indie 102.3 last week.

In this week’s MMMM: Younger Colorado music fans likely will not know who Eddie “Devil Boy” Turner is. If you were around Colorado in the late 70s and early 80s you might remember Eddie from his days as the lead guitarist for the band Zephyr before Candy Givens died in January 1984.

Eddie disappeared from the scene after Candy died, showing up briefly in Ron Miles Electric Band before being resurrected in 1995 as lead guitarist on five Otis Taylor albums.

Produced by legendary Colorado-born bassist, songwriter and producer Kenny Passarelli (Barnstorm, Elton John) Change In Me is Eddie’s fourth solo album since 2005’s Rise Again which won him the 2006 Blues Foundation Award for Best New Artist Debut.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Leftover Salmon bassist and producer Greg Garrison.

TOP FIVE WK END MAY 29 2021

  1. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  2. COLE SCHEIFELE – The Hideaways LP (Jul-21)
  3. PORLOLO – No Praise, No Blame EP (June-21)
  4. DISCOMFORT CREATUREDiscomfort Creature LP (Apr-21)
  5. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function.

Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.  SEE SHOW LINEUP

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Axe – Rock N Roll Party In The Streets – Offering (1982)
Zephyr – Don’t Come Back – Heartbeat (1981)
(D) Eddie Turner – Standing on the Frontline – Change In Me (2021)

Last Call Romance – If It’s the Last Thing That I Do – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
The Lumineers – Cleopatra – Cleopatra (2016)
YaSi Guilty (2021)
Antonio Lopez – The New Warrior – Roots and Wings (2021)
Zuba – Imagine Freedom – The New Cruelty (1996)
Sweet Water WellZoeology (1995)
(D) SOLOHAWK Wave (2021)

The Apples In Stereo – Same Old Drag – New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Mama Lenny and the RemedyParty Girl (2020)
Peter Sommer – Looks Like This – Tremolo Canteen (2010)

HOUR 2

Joe Walsh – Rocky Mountain Way – Rocky Mountain Way (1975)
(D) The High Hawks – Singing a Mountain Song – The High Hawks (2021)

Tejon Street Corner Thieves – Demons – Demons (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – New World Arisin’ – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Leftover Salmon – Show Me Something Higher – Something Higher (2018)
Leftover Salmon – Left Unsung – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)
(D) Cole Scheifele – Company Clothes – The Hideaways (2021)

Esmé Patterson – My Young Man – All Princes, I (2012)
Down Time – Hurts Being Alive – Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Scott Martin – The Meaning of Midnight – Alone at Sunset (2018)

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CP S15 EP21 2021

Monday May 24, 2021 – In a recent interview, Erin Roberts aka Porlolo, stated “I write and record songs I know aren’t good for the radio.” There’s only one problem with that statement: she’s rockin’ Colorado independent public and college radio right now, with significant spins from Indie 102.3 and 105.5 The Colorado Sound + The Colorado Playlist’s statewide network. Check out the rest of the weekly TOP 5 below.

There’s a new Colorado focused hip-hop show about to hit Salida’s KHEN. Salida-based artists Mark and Amber Cano are not only expecting a baby in September, they will be hosting a new show there that Mark says will focus on “…Colorado rap, hip hop and RnB artists.”

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Leftover Salmon co-founder Drew Emmitt.

TOP FIVE WK END MAY 15 2021

  1. PORLOLO – No Praise, No Blame EP (June-21)
  2. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  3. AMZY – Beast In the Bottle SINGLE (Apr-21)
  4. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  5. COLE SCHEIFELE The Hideaways LP (Jul-21)

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function.

Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Jimmy Buffett Come Monday (1974)
Stephen Stills – It Doesn’t Matter – Manassas (1970)
(D) David Starr – I’ve Got to Use My Imagination – Touchstones (2021)

Gabrielle Louise – Don’t Touch Me – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
The Subdudes – The Perfect Time – Lickskillet (2019)
Lady Gang – Trying To Get By – Full Throttle (2021)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersFortune Teller (2021)
Psychodelic Zombiez – The Healing – S.A.C. (1996)
Electric Swingset – Inebriated Witch Doctor – Inebriated Witch Doctor (1996)
(D) The Motet (f. Nigel Hall) And the Beat Goes On (2021)

Dafna – Let U Go – I Love You (2020)
Churchill – The War Within – The War Within (2013)
(D) Gabriel Mervine – Say Somethin’ – Say Somethin’ (2021)

HOUR 2

Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band (1975)
Firefall – You Are The Woman – Firefall (1976)
(D) Blakk Mantra Choose Your High (2021)

Wildermiss – Hell or High Water – In My Mind (2020)
The Wood Brothers – River Takes the Town – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Heavy Diamond Ring – Friday Night – The Brightest Light EP (2021)
Leftover Salmon – Brand New Good Old Days – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)
Drew Emmitt – Take The Long Way Home – Long Road (2008)
(D) Reno DivorceHopeless and Dopeless (2021)

The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Kerry Pastine and The Crime Scene – Let’s Do This Thing – Let’s Do This Thing (2015)
Ben Haugland – Second Sight – A Million Dreams (2015)

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CP S15 EP19 2021

Monday May 10, 2021 – Once again, I’m writing early… I’m off visiting Westcliff and Salida this week. This week’s visits include KLZR Westcliffe where you can hear the show Sundays from 2-4PM and KHEN Salida, which airs the show Saturdays from 5-7PM.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Mark Oblinger.

TOP FIVE WK END MAY 08 2021

WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL lead a wholesale change in this week’s TOP FIVE spins, among the thirteen stations surveyed from May 2 through May 8. Their single “Vacate My Heart” is popular too on Spotify with over 11,000 spins. The link is to their Bandcamp page.

The new singles from Cole Scheifele (pronounced “shife-lee”) are at #2 thanks to being featured this month on Indie 102.3. I would imagine other Colorado radio DJs liking Cole, who instantly falls in alongside Gregory Alan Isakov and the introspective sensitive side of Nathaniel Rateliff. His link goes to his artist YouTube page instead of the album, which isn’t due out until July.

  1. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOULKeep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  2. COLE SCHEIFELEThe Hideaways LP (due out Jul-21)
  3. LEFTOVER SALMONBrand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  4. FLOBOTS Roshni SINGLE (Apr-21)
  5. DISCOMFORT CREATUREDiscomfort Creature LP (Apr-21)

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function.

Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

Michael Martin Murphey – Wildfire – Blue Sky–Night Thunder (1975)
(D) Reverend Freakchild – Keep On Praying (w Reverend Shawn Amos) – Supramundane Blues (2021)

New Family Dog – 6 Feet Under – Halo (2020)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
despAIR Jordan – Train Wrecks of the Great Lakes – Before Your Wings Gave Out (2021)
Five Iron Frenzy – Renegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)
Dan Fogelberg – She Don’t Look Back – Exiles (1987)
Firefall – No Way Out – Firefall (1976)
(D) Sydney ClappTelling (2021)

Zoe BermanEdit Delete and Save (2020)
Jeff Finlin – Is This Love – Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Euforquestra Some Things Are Not Known (2020)

Tim GoodmanNew Romeo (1981)
(D) The BurroughsZero Sum Game (2021)

Dragondeer Stay High (2020)
Heavy Diamond Ring – Stuck In Motion – Heavy Diamond Ring (2019)
The Barlow – Longest Days – Horseshoe Lounge (2021)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Look It Here – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Mark Oblinger – Little Bird – High Water Line (2019)
(D) Finn O’Sullivan – Big Shot (f. Declan Kennedy) – These Days EP (2021)

Neoma – Young – Real (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Beautiful – Rocksteady (2010)
Brian Claxton – The Yard – The Yard (2020)

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CP S15 EP18 2021

Monday May 03, 2021 – Once again, I’m writing early, because I attended the Tico Time RV Resort Bluegrass Festival this weekend. Next up is the Tico Time RV Resort Reggae Festival May 13-15.

No TOP FIVE this morning. As soon as I walk in tonight I’ll sit down and build the APRIL TOP 30. Should have it up in a day or two. Of course, since I’m actually writing on Thursday, “today/tonight” is actually four days away. Anyway …

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Hazel Miller.

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function.

Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS – SUPPORT COLORADO MUSIC

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

Dave Matthews Band – Satellite (Live At Red Rocks) – Live at Red Rocks 1995 (1997)
(N) Derek Dames Ohl – Pour It Till My Glass Is Full – Derek Dames Ohl & Friends (2021)

Leftover Salmon – Better Day – High Country (2014)
Andy Frasco – Love is a Gun – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
J-CalvinYour Soul Knows (2021)
Niceness – What A Day – Realize (2021)
16 Horsepower – Coal Black Horses – 16 Horsepower (1995)
Acoustic Junction – Think About It – Acoustic Junction (1996)
(D) Eolian – Division – Division (2021)

Dressy Bessy – Fearless – Fast Faster Disaster (2019)
Down Time – Take Me to a Place – Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Jon Wirtz – Country – Tourist (2013)

HOUR 2

U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live from Red Rocks) – Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983)
(D) The Crooked Rugs – Let Me Down – IT! (2021)

DeVotchKa – Exhaustible – 100 Lovers (2011)
Augustus – Lights Out – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
JoFoKe Count (2021)
Kyle Emerson – May You Find Peace – Only Coming Down (2020)
Hazel MillerBetter Off With The Blues (1996)
(D) Jay Silence – Rock n Roll – Grandma’s 45s (2021)

The 89s – Apple Of My Eye – Wash Away (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – New World Arisin’ – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Emily Takahashi – Jubilee – Not Spoken (2017)

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CP S15 EP17 2021

Monday April 26, 2021 – I usually put most of this blog post together on Sunday nights and write final thoughts here on Monday morning. BUT – “today” is Saturday April 24. I’ll be on the road the next two days. I’ll also be on the road next weekend, when I travel to Durango for the Tico Time RV Resort Bluegrass Festival.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities. 

This week’s guest is Chris Zacher, founder and executive director for the non-profit music venue, Levitt Pavilion and chairperson for the Colorado Independent Venue Association.

TOP 5 APRIL 24, 2021

The Colorado super-group Del Shamen, featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes, Nick Forster from E-Town and Hot Rize and Jock Bartley of Firefall fame, take top position thanks mostly to spins in Fort Collins and Paonia. Otherwise, other than shifting a notch or two, the TOP 5 looks the same as last week.

Valdez stays near the top thanks to the top two regional independent music stations, 105.5 The Colorado Sound and Indie 102.3, both of which have been featuring cuts from Wishbones the past two weeks. Same goes for *John Grant (honorary Coloradoan via the Czars and local family). Grant has a new single out that I’m sure both stations will give some love to.

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function.

Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

  1. DEL SHAMEN – Del Shamen LP (Oct-20)
  2. VALDEZ – Wishbones LP (Apr-20)
  3. JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan SINGLE (Mar-21)
  4. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
  5. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

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(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Boenzee Cryque Still In Love With You Baby (1967)
Poco – Crazy Love – Legend (1978)
(D) Darryl PurposeGentle Arms of Eden (2021)

Gregory Alan Isakov – Chemicals – Evening Machines (2018)
The Apples In Stereo – Dream About the Future – Travellers In Space And Time (2010)
Jenny ShawhanLike A Charm (2021)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersFortune Teller (2021)
The Films – Strange Hands – Don’t Dance Rattlesnake (2006)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Hold On – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (1995)
Robert Shredford – Queen Elizabeth Corgis – Robert Shredford (2020)
(D) Kid ReverieWild West (2021)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Look It Here – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Mojomama – The Big Easy – Red White and Blues (2018)
Keith Oxman – For Darcy and Lenny – Doing All Right (2009)

Boenzee Cryque Sky Gone Gray (1967)
Poco – A Good Feelin’ To Know – A Good Feelin’ To Know (1972)
(D) Andy Sydow – Just One More Time – Time, Love, Everywhere (2021)

Wood Belly – Man on the Radio – Man on the Radio (2020)
Sarah SlatonDance In the Sun (2019)
Duke Justice The Turn (2021)
Tennis – Needle and a Knife – Ritual in Repeat (2014)
(D) Flobots Roshni (2021)

The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Sweet Memphis – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2021)

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