Snapshot – JULY TOP 5

Here’s The Colorado Sound TOP 5 for July, since I won’t have the time to pull spin data from across the entire network this month.  The rest of my week is now devoted to a) producing the next episode of The Colorado Sound, and b) getting ready for The 7th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival.  I hope you’ll join us this weekend.


1. Richie FurayHand in Hand — New album due out in September.  Easily a contender for BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2014 (Colorado releases).

2. Fierce Bad Rabbit Living Asleep — New release Sept 23. MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED contender to break out from Colorado, FBR has been diligent in their approach to more national exposure and acclaim.  This record follow up on the highly critically praised album Maestro and the Elephant.

3. Pandas & PeopleS/T — I don’t typically get calls about music heard on the show.  This time, KUNC music director Benji McPhail called to let me know he had received calls requesting this band on KUNC after they heard a cut on my show.  BEST NEW BAND 2014 consideration.

4. String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head — The “Incident” has managed to convey their live show into an enjoyable romp in the studio with the help of producer Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads).  This will likely go down as their most successful and popular studio records.

5. Katey LaurelPeriscope — Colorado is blessed with an abundance of great female singer-songwriters.  I would not be surprised one bit to see this record become the launching pad for greater successes – in much the same way as Katie Herzig’s “Apple Tree” was for her in 2008.

The Colorado Sound TV – BEST VIDEOS 2013

chris k july 2010Unlike last year, when I included my VIDEO PICKS OF THE YEAR in my end of year post, this year I’m posting them early and asking for you to participate.  These are my picks (nominations if you will) for best videos of 2013.  There are 14 videos in the playlist.  Run time = 53 minutes – so shorter than a one hour episode of the Colorado Sound, and I know you’ve had time for that on occasion  😉

I’ve left room after the videos to pick your three favorites.  I had a blast going back to all the monthly video playlists and watching them all again … I hope you discover someone new who’s music you love.  Thank you for supporting.

Only those videos published on YouTube between Nov 1 2012 and Oct 31 2013 were considered for these picks.

EDIT:  SAT DEC 21, 2013 — POLLS CLOSED.  Videos reset in order of voting.

The Colorado Sound – Wk June 23-29 – and wkend events

Hi guys … okay … there is NO new show this week.  I had a software issue that I need to deal with, so KRFC is running a repeat of the Best of 2011 show, and all the other stations are running repeats of the Best of 2010 show.

I will be out and about this weekend, doing sound and/or emceeing.  I hope to see you … please find me and say hello.

Saturday – June 23 – Westword Music Showcase – I’ll be doing sound AND hosting ROOSTER AND MOON (955 Bannock Street)

12:00 – 12:30 – Alphabets
12:45 – 01:15 – Kevin Costner Suicide Pact
01:30 – 02:00 – Men In Burka
02:15 – 02:45 – Iuengliss
03:00 – 03:30 – Randy Ramirez (the Heyday)
03:45 – 04:15 – A Mouthful of Thunder
04:30 – 05:00 – Safe Boating Is No Accident
05:15 – 05:45 – Lizzie Huffman
06:00 – 06:30 – Coles Whalen
06:45 – 07:15 – Patrick Dethlefs

Sunday June 24 – Colorado Brewers’ Fest./Fort Collins – I will be emceeing two stages.

Bohemian Foundation Music Sponsor Park Stage
11:00-12:15pm Lion Souljahs Roots Reggae
12:45-2:00pm Beats Noir Hip Hop/Jazz/Funk
2:30-4:00pm Wasteland Hop Indie/Hip Hop
4:30-6:30pm Fierce Bad Rabbit Indie

Showmobile Stage
11:30am-12:30pm Special Guest Band Rock
1:00-2:15pm Blue Canyon Boys Traditional Bluegrass
2:45-3:45pm Mama Lenny & the Remedy Blues/Soul/Funk
4:15-5:45pm Liz Barnez Americana Folk Rock

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