CP S12 EP27 2018

Another week and another weekend of live music in Northern Colorado.  The main event this weekend was a benefit for Women In Blues held at the Armory Event Center in Brighton.

Event organizer Kyle Deibler (Memphis West Music) filled me in that W.I.B. is an aspiring national level non-profit (501C3) organization. Colorado women in blues owned the sparsely attended event from the first act on.

Unfortunately, I was not able to stay to see the non-Colorado talent headlining the bill, due to a scheduled show with my own band.

The biggest surprise of the day was a revamped Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene.  Gone are Lance “Romance” Bakermeyer (bass) and Mad Dog Minnick (drums/vocals), who have gone back to the Hillbilly Hellcats with Chuch Hughes.

Lance and Mad Dog provided equal parts of the look, vibe and style to the original Crime Scene lineup – giving the band a unified and uniformed look and sound on stage – matching Kerry AND Pauly Six in performance intensity and style.  Wearing beards, caps, dark glasses and black shirts, the matching colorful fashion statement gone, a potentially darker and deadlier groove may be what we’ll get moving forward from the new rhythm section.

KPCS has a new album dropping very soon – I premiered a new track from the album (a Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood cover featuring Jim Dalton of the Railbenders) in the show this week .. it’s below in the MMMM.

Fresh off her album release show at the Walnut Room in Denver, Cass Clayton opened the show.  She and her airtight band showed considered homage to her obvious influences, that include Susan Tedeschi and Bonnie Raitt.

The Crime Scene and Cass Clayton Band were not the only ones appearing with new releases in hand.  Colorado Blues Society 2018 Band Champion, Mojomama, recently released their latest called Red, White and Blues.  Happily for me they included my favorite track on the album, Lazy RiverEef & the Blues Express rounded out the show, showcasing her formidable guitar chops, alongside the Colorado Blues Society 2018 solo/duo Champion Scott Hackler on keys.

The Brighton Armory is an exquisite small venue in our region capable of seating 300, or providing standing room only for 500.  They’ve been adding more and more shows there, produced either by the city of Brighton under the management of Gary Montoya or by independent promoters.

The sound system is more than adequate for the room, and stands out as among the best in the region – equaling those at venues such as the Armory in Fort Collins or the Boulder Theater or the Mishawaka Amphitheatre.  One criticism from me is that the room clearly needs additional baffling and sound absorption panels to knock down the boominess of a near empty room.

In a city that lacks even ONE non-public venue dedicated to live music, the Armory is a wonderful place to catch upcoming shows from the likes of popular regional acts like FACE Vocal Band, or national country acts like John Anderson (coming Oct 28) … and is EASILY accessible to Denver, Thornton, and other north metro communities.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Every once in a while a new artist appears, seemingly out of nowhere.  I cannot even begin to say where or how I heard of Jackson Emmer from Carbondale.  He’s been getting mad praise from the likes of No Depression, POPMATTERS and Rolling Stone, which wrote “Americana songwriters are a dime a dozen these days, but few are writing songs like Jackson Emmer.”

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.


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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP27

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

HOUR 1

The Moonrakers “I’m All Right” from Anthology (2007)
Astronauts “Little Ford Ragtop” from Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1964)
(D) Jackson Emmer “Don’t Leave Me Blue” from Jukebox (2018)

Monocle Band “Sad-Eyed Girl” from The Clearing (2017)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Joy” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
(D) Darren Garvey “First of the Year” from Heart Attack Sleeves EP (2018) 
Voodoo Kings “Eyes on You” from Faith & Whiskey (2018)
Churchill “Made a List” from Change EP (2012)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Time Machine” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
The SIR Band “Wading” from So Cold (2018)
(D) Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Summer Wine (feat. Jim Dalton)” from I Make My Own Luck (2018)  
Patti Fiasco “Blue Eyed West” from Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Glow” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Paa Kow “African lady” from Cookpot (2017)

HOUR 2

Poco “You Better Think Twice” from Deliverin’ (1971)
Rick Roberts “She Made Me Lose My Blues” from Windmills / She is a Song (2010)
(D) Gregory Alan Isakov “Chemicals” from Evening Machines (2018)

Kyle Emerson “Post-Egomania” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Thank you” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) Dierks Bentley “The Mountain” from The Mountain (2018)

The Railbenders “Hard Road” from The Medicine Show (2018)
SHEL “The Latest And Greatest Blueberry Rubberband” from SHEL (2012)
Paul Galaxy & the Galatix “White Train” from Slingshot (2004)
Francis and the Wolf “Call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
(N) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Up In Arms” from Long Way Home (2018) 
Pan Astral “Gulf of Mexico” from Suburban Blues (2016)
Rose Hill Drive “Broken by the Storm” from Mania (2017)
Paul Mullikin Quintet “Minor Profits” from TIME IS NOW (2014)

The Colorado Sound S8 EP21 May/June 2014

Sorry for the delay.  Incredibly stupid busy weekend.  And, I am not getting the News Notes & Spins done on time either.  Friday night was Taarka in Lyons.  Saturday night was Johnny O in Longmont.  Sunday was the Colorado Blues Challenge in Golden.  Tonight (Monday) it’s sitting down with Eddie Turner for an upcoming episode of “Offstage …Beyond the Music.”

Thursday night I’ll be in Fort Collins emceeing the Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Concert Series with Musketeer Gripweed.  FREE SHOW … ALL AGES …7PM downbeat.  Be there … gonna be a blast.

Congratulations to Eef & the Blues Express … winners of the 2014 Colorado Blues Challenge (band) and to Cary Morin for winning a 2nd year in a row.  Enjoy the video of Eef winning the prize.  I need to go get the Charts done.  CYA!

PLAYLIST S8 EP21

(D) Zephyr “Sail On” from Zephyr Deluxe Edition (2014)
Zephyr “Mad Dog” from Heartbeat (1982)
Dusty Drapes & the Dusters “Cielto Lindo” from The Red Album (1981)
String Cheese Incident “Can’t Wait Another Day” from Song In My Head (2014)
(D) Roo & the Howl “Give Me Time” from Me/We (2014)
Flobots “The Circle in the Square” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
Jeff Finlin “Walking On Air” from My Moby Dick (2013)
Ryan D White “We Are The Dreamers” from Something Brilliant Is About to Happen (2014)
Euforquestra “Solutions” from Fire (2014)
Musketeer Gripweed “Nine Pound Hammer” from Floods and Fires (2014)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “Density” from Thumbs Up (2013)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Smokestack Lighnin’” from Rocksteady (2010)
(N) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “I Get Smooth” from Black Beehive (2014)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Viceroy Filter King” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
(D) Gipsy Moon “Seven Seas” from Eventide (2013)
John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light “Same Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
(N) OneRepublic “Love Runs Out” from Native (2013)
Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young (feat. Cherub)” from The Night Is Young (2014)
Churchill “The War Within” from War Within EP (2013)
The Swayback “Lost Lake Woods Club” from Double Four Time (2012)
Head for The Hills “Never Does” from Blue Ruin (2013)
Justin Roth “Rise” from Rise (2013)
Cassie Taylor “No Ring Blues” from Out Of My Mind (2013)
Jim Stranahan “Loco” from Free For All (2010)