CP S12 EP09 2018

Locally owned and operated regional music publication Marquee Magazine is celebrating 15 Years in print.

I can say that over the past fifteen years it has been a “bible” for me as I search out what my friends in Colorado music are listening to and going to see.  Congratulations to Brian and Jessica Johnson and Senior Contributing Writer  Tim Dwenger.

From their website:  “The Marquee strives to be the Farmer’s Almanac of the regional music scene — providing readers with facts, tid-bits, in-depth feature stories and a Calendar section that is unparalleled on Colorado’s Front Range, covering every live music venue from large venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre to small clubs and coffee shops. Get in Touch…

Hellova run you guys.  Much love.

News about a couple of regional record stores broke over the past week:  Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo in Boulder is closing its doors at the end of March, after almost a decade selling “…close to 100,000 records and well over 2,000 pieces of stereo equipment,” according to Doug Gaddy, who co-owns the shop with his wife Annie.

Recydled Records LP in Longmont has moved from its former location at 3rd and Main in downtown Longmont, to a larger place on the west side of the city on S. Hover.




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


John Denver “Fly Away” from Definitive All Time Greatest Hits (2004)
(D) Leslie Tom “Ain’t It Something, Hank Williams” from Ain’t It Something, Hank Williams (2018)
Darryl Purpose “The Meaning Of My Love” from Still The Birds (2016)
Musketeer Gripweed “A-train” from Floods and Fires (2014)
(D) OrKa Odyssey “Yeshua the Dolphin” (2018) 

(N) The Host Club “Happiness” from Flash of Life (2018)
Dan Treanor & Frankie Lee “Got No Lifeline” from African Wind (2004)
Jack Hadley “Bye Bye Baby (Blues Is My Life)” from The St. Louis Sessions (2014)
Plutinos “Hand in Hand” from Plutinos EP (2018)
OneRepublic “Oh My My (feat. Cassius)” from Oh My My (2016)
Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
GogoLab “Pill Mill” from Border Patrol (2013)


Chris Daniels & the Kings “Congo Square” from Is My Love Enough (1993)
(D) Grant Farm “No Stop Signs (feat. John Magnie)” from Meeting On the Mountain Live Vol. 1 (2018)
Great American Taxi “We Can Run” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Let’s Do This Thing!” from Let’s Do This Thing! (2015)
(N) in/Planes “The Runner” from Everything EP (2018) 

Retrofette “Skeletons” from Skeletons (2017)
Patrick Park “Something Pretty” from Loneliness Knows my Name (2003)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Losers” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
(D) iZCALLI “I Don’t” from IV (2018) 

Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Rose Hill Drive “Broken by the Storm” from Mania (2017)
Chip Stephens Trio “Up a Lazy / Sweet Georgia Brown” from Hold On to What Counts (2007)

March 16 – New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins)
March 23 – Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley)
March 31 – Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)

Colorado Tribute Bands

On March 7th, Westword published 10 of Denver’s Best Tribute Bands.  Okay, I get that they said “10 OF…” <whew> cuz if they said Denver’s 10 Best that would be silly – right?

I criticized their selections in a FB rant that drew numerous comments and a share or two.  Basically, I took issue that they did not identify what many of us already know as a few of the TOP such bands – My Blue Sky (Allman Bros Band). Hey, Lady! (B52s) or Under A Blood Red Sky (U2) to name three.

Here’s a working list of over 100 regional tribute bands broken down by “tribute.”  It’s a working list – so still in process.  If you know of some that are not here, let me know .. if you know of some that are no longer viable let me know.  Also let me know who’s your favorite.

Much love,


PS … there’s also an ongoing discussion about the nature of “tribute” vs bands that cover a single artist/band (or two) but do so with more or fewer members than the original band(s).

  1. AC/DC – Black Ice
  2. Aerosmith/Megadeth – Dethaero
  3. Alice Cooper – Dragontown Dan
  4. Alice in Chains – Rooster
  5. Allman Brothers Band – Mountain Jam
  6. Allman Brothers Band – My Blue Sky
  7. Allman Brothers Band – The Other Brothers
  8. B52’s – Hey Lady!
  9. Beastie Boys – Sabotage
  10. Beatles – The Fab 4
  11. Black Sabbath – Black Stabbath
  12. Black Sabbath/Ozzy – Sweet Leaf Colorado
  13. Bob Dylan – The Zimmermans
  14. Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
  15. Bruce Springsteen – Trouble In the Heartland
  16. CAN – Future Days
  17. Cheap Trick – Cheap Trickylls
  18. Cheap Trick – Denver Dream Police
  19. Chris Cornell – Blind Dogs
  20. Clash – Nuns of Brixton
  21. Credence Clearwater Revival – Loud Marys
  22. David Bowie – Bowiegrass
  23. David Bowie – Loving the Alien
  24. Dave Matthews Band – Firedancer
  25. Deftones – My Own Summer
  26. Devo – Jockomo Homo
  27. Doobie Brothers – Black Water
  28. Dramarama – Box Office Bomb
  29. Elvis Presley – Shelvis and the Roustabouts
  30. Elvis Presley – The Velvet Elvis
  31. Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
  32. Foreigner – Project Foreigner
  33. Frank Zappa – Shrank Zappa
  34. Grateful Dead – Cowboys Dead
  35. Grateful Dead – Juba Juba
  36. Grateful Dead – Minglewood Town Council
  37. Grateful Dead – New SpeedWay Boogie
  38. Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street
  39. Grateful Dead – Switchman Sleepin’
  40. Grateful Dead/Phish – Dead Phish Orchestra
  41. Grateful Dead/Pink Floyd – Dead Floyd
  42. Heart – Dreamboat Annie
  43. Incubus – One of the Hive
  44. Iron Maiden – Maiden Denver
  45. Jay Z – White Jigga
  46. Jethro Tull – Steel Monkey
  47. John Denver – “Cowboy” Brad Fitch
  48. Johnny Cash – The Man in Blackhawk
  49. Journey – Journey Girls
  50. Journey – Lights
  51. KISS – KISSm
  52. KISS – Rockissity
  53. Kyuss – Flip The Phase
  54. Led Zeppelin – 10 Years Gone
  55. Led Zeppelin – Honey Puddle
  56. Led Zeppelin – Zeppephilia
  57. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Street Survyvors
  58. Megadeth – Cryptic Writings
  59. Merle Haggard/Buck Owens – The Bakersfield Sound
  60. Misfits – Skulls
  61. Morphine – Oxycodone Tribute
  62. Neil Diamond – Forever In Blue Jeans
  63. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Zuma
  64. Nirvana – El Nirvano
  65. No Doubt – Just A Girl
  66. NWA – StraighOuttaCollins
  67. Pantera – Far Beyond Denver
  68. Pantera – Black Tooth
  69. Pink Floyd – Colorado Floyd
  70. Pink Floyd – Disco Floyd
  71. Pink Floyd – Wish We Were Floyd
  72. Primus – Mr. Knowitall
  73. Prince – Paizley Park
  74. Queen – QueenTributeUSA
  75. Queens of the Stone Age – Desert Radio
  76. Rage Against The Machine – Guerrilla Radio
  77. Rage Against the Machine – Rally Round the Family
  78. Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
  79. Ramones – The Shaloms
  80. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Chili Powder
  81. Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
  82. Rolling Stones/Beatles – Stone Beat Invasion
  83. Rush – Rush Archives
  84. Sammy Hagar – VOA
  85. Santana – Soul Sacrifice
  86. Santana/Journey – Persuasion
  87. Skid Row – Slave to the Grind: A Tribute to Skid Row
  88. Slayer – Hallowed Screams
  89. Steely Dan – Citizen Dan
  90. Stevie Ray Vaughn – Tin Pan Alley
  91. Stone Temple Pilots – Stone Temple Pirates
  92. Storm Troopers of Death – Sgt. D’s List
  93. Styxx – Paradise Theater
  94. Sublime – 40 Oz To Freedom
  95. The Doors – Save Our City
  96. The Doors – The Strange Parade
  97. The Eagles – The Long Run
  98. The Police – Message in the Bottle
  99. the Who – The Substitutes
  100. Tom Petty – The Legendary Hitchhikers
  101. Tom Petty – The Tom Petty Project
  102. Tom Waits – Lost Dog Ensemble
  103. Tool – 4 Degrees
  104. U2 – Under A Blood Red Sky
  105. Van Halen – Romeo Delight
  106. Van Halen/The Who – Van Wholen
  107. Violent Femmes – Dirty Femmes
  108. WAR/Lowrider – Cisco’s Kids
  109. Ween – Pickin’ On Ween
  110. Widespread Panic – Thin Air

CP S12 EP08 2018

March 5, 2017 … this is the 9th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist (formerly Colorado Sound) blogsite.  Can’t say thanks enough to those who come here often – knowing that people are coming by is enough for me to keep this going.

Colorado music history is filled with examples of musicians who moved here and stayed awhile and those who moved here and stayed permanently.  As well, the stories also extend to those who were born and/or raised here and moved on to other places.

John Oates has been a Colorado resident and participant in our statewide music scene for many years.  His Rocky Mountain rhythm section – Michael Jude and John Michel – also make up two thirds of the Vail based Brother’s Keeper.  John has also produced records for Colorado acts Paper Bird and David Starr, and released a single with Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic.

The Wood Brothers are Chris and Oliver Wood.  They grew up in Boulder and left, separately.  It’s been reported that at their Red Rocks appearance in 2017 they said they lived in Boulder.  They may list Nashville as their current location, but Boulder will always be home to Chris and Oliver.

Both John Oates and The Wood Brothers have new albums out that I just added to the playlist, and included in this week’s 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 available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.


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


Dan Fogelberg “Longer” from Phoenix (1980)
Poco “Shoot for the Moon” from The Essential Poco (2005)
(D) John Oates “Arkansas” from Arkansas (2018)

Lumineers “Ophelia” from Cleopatra (2016)
Trout Steak Revival “Go On” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
(N) Kyle Hollingsworth “All Falls Apart” from 50 (2018)
Deep Pocket Thieves “Blue De Agave” from Fate (2017)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Pine Box” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
The Apples in Stereo “Told You Once” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) Voodoo Kings “Eyes On You” from Faith & Whiskey (2018)

Petals of Spain “Dearly Beloved” from Daydream (2017)
Francis and the Wolf “What is Left” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Paul Mullikin “Minor Profits” from Time Is Now (2014)


Jill Sobule “I Kissed a Girl” from Jill Sobule (1995)
The Reals “Partly Cloudy” from Partly Cloudy (1998)
(N) Wood Brothers “Happiness Jones” from One Drop of Truth (2018)

Eef & the Blues Express “I Need You to Leave Me Alone” from All Rivers Run To The Sea (2015)
Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
(D) Jill Brzezicki “Darkness Falls” (2018)
Monocle Band “Medicine” from The Clearing (2017)
The String Cheese Incident “Stay Through” from Song In My Head (2015)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
(D) Instant Empire “Tomahawk Tongues” (2018) 

Plum “Love is in the Air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Dragondeer “Broadway Avenue” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Peter Sommer “The Fruit” from Crossroads (2008)

March 16 – New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins)
March 23 – Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley)
March 31 – Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)


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

CP S11 EP07 2018

Happy Monday Morning.  That video is the trailer for a documentary that was featured as part of the Boulder International Film Festival this weekend.  I managed to make the sold out showing on Sunday at the Longmont museum.

When the Magic Music album came out about two years ago now, it was not what many of us expected, or had hoped for – and the tell is in the movie itself.  A disclaimer is in order here: I was part of the promotion team for the Magic Music album.  The documentary really tells the story of the band and allows us to see what they could have (have?) become since they broke up in 1976.

Magic Music is an ingrained part of both the Boulder music scene of the 70s and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.  They were, in fact, the first “jamband” in Colorado music history.  After successful reunion appearances at the Boulder Theater and the release of the documentary, Chris Daniels, aka “Spoons,” announced they are working on booking some shows in and around the area for this season.https://i2.wp.com/magicmusicband.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Front-Slider-Magic-Music-Oxford-Hotel-1973-blk-960x360.jpg


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


Alpha Centauri “One Night At A Time” from Alpha Centauri (1977)
(D) Dragondeer “Believe” from If You Got the Blues (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “All the Love You Need” from All the Love You Need (2008)
Great American Taxi “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
(D) Antonio Lopez “Bluebird” from Cloud 9000 Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP (2016) 

The Still Tide “Signal Fade” from Run Out EP (2017)
Otis Taylor “Little Willie” from Clovis People Vol. 3 (2010)
The Lovely & Talented “Death of the Lover” from The New American Fable (2010)
(D) Lost Walks “The Prettiest One” from Wolf, Woman, Man (2017) 

Francis and the Wolf “What is Left” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Leftover Salmon “Show Me Something Higher” from Something Higher! (2018)
Gumbo le Funque “Maceo” from #PowerLoveFreedom (2016)

Firefall “No Way Out” from Firefall (1976)
(N) Silver & Gold “State Lines” from Point A – Point A (2018)
Edison “The Good Fight” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Howling at Nothing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) LaRissa Vienna and the Strange “Craving Chaos” from Neptune Vii (2017)

Florea “Mercy” from Florea (2018)
Rob Drabkin “For You I Would Die” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Bad Weather California “Let it Shine” from Sunkissed (2012)
(N) Darling Overdrive “Panic” from Stranded EP (2018) 

The Motet “Damn!” from Totem (2016)
MLIMA “Sunshine” from MLIMA (2017)
Annie Booth “Tiger Dance” from WANDERLUST (2014)


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/

CO PLAYLIST – S12 EP06 2018

I don’t often share an older cut in the weekly MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting).  This week, I “found” YouTube audio of “Move On” from Opie Gone Bad, who were one of the top local acts in the region for over a decade.  So I included it.

This week’s Video of the Week is included in the MMMM as a new cut for you to vote on.

FY5 has been and is one of my favorite new-acoustic-bluegrass acts since they emerged on the scene over a decade ago, after the Youngbergs (Aaron & Erin) and Finders (Mike & Amy) met in Iowa, and the Finders (pronounced Finnders)  moved to Northern Colorado.  That meeting formed the basis for Finders & Youngberg, which evolved into FY5 with the addition of outstanding fiddle player Ryan Drickey and mandolinist Rich Zimmerman.

Their new album, The Way These Things Go showcases some of the most vibrant songwriting and ensemble performances in the genre in our area, and the impeccable production by Aaron “AA” Youngberg makes it one of the most enjoyable road trip additions in the car this year.

105.5 The Colorado Sound & CP Present

Slow Caves at Lost Lake – Feb 23


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


John Denver “Take Me Home, Country Roads” from Definitive All Time Greatest Hits (2004)
(D) FY5 “White Colored Pencil” from The Way These Things Go (2018)

Gabrielle Louise “Love on the Rocks” from If The Static Clears (2016)
Brothers Keeper “Days Go By” from Todd Meadows (2014)
(N) Kyle Hollingsworth “All Falls Apart” from 50 (2018)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Fried Food Hard Liquor” from Blues With Horns (2017)
Drag the River “I Remember Now” from Bad At Breaking Up (2009)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
(D) Darling Overdrive “Into the Mystic” from Stranded EP (2018) 

The Motet “The Truth” from Totem (2016)
The SIR Band “Wading” from So Cold (2018)
Dana Landry Quartet “Pure Imagination” from Standard Elevation (2015)


The Monocles “Psychedellic (That’s Where it’s At)” (1966)
The Moonrakers “I Was Wrong” from Anthology (2007)
Gasoline Lollipops “Mustangs” from Soul Mine (2018)
Lumineers “Angela” from Cleopatra (2016)
Leftover Salmon “Get Up and Go” from High Country (2014)
(D) CITRA “Static Erratic” from Mr Copacetic EP (2018) 

Porlolo “Wasting Time” (2018)
Opie Gone Bad “Move On” from Live At Red Rocks (2010)

The Soul Thieves “Every Day” from Microphone In the Sugarbowl (2000)
(N) Crowboy “With My Friends” from Coming Into View (2018)
Patti Fiasco “Days Gone By” from Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Francis and the Wolf “Lady Liberty” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Ninth + Lincoln Orchestra “Your Cent” from Ninth & Lincoln (2008)