FOCOMX has come and gone for another year. In the ten years I’ve been going it’s usually as one of the production crew – running sound and stage in one of the rooms. Not this year. This year I was performing – in Denver on Friday night and in my band’s third annual appearance at FOCOMX on Saturday night.
Incredibly summer like weather produced what looked like a record number of people out and about on Saturday evening. Our first stop was to see Jeff Finlin at Avogadro’s .. and the 100 cap seated room was standing room only at 4PM.
I managed to catch sets or parts of from Novalectric, J Shogren Shanghai’d from WY who I’ve wanted to see for many years, Last Call Romance and a couple of others before I turned into something other than a goat.
Our own set at Tony’s Rooftop was very well attended and received by the crowd. Couldn’t ask for more. Thanks and congratulations to the folks at FOCOMA (Fort Collins Musicians Assoc) for an incredible 10th Anniversary.
One incredibly sad bit of news to pass along this week is the passing of Denver Joe – a character on Capitol Hill for as long as I can remember – especially as the doorman at the infamous Cricket on the Hill. Local musician Chris Rail Chamberlayne wrote some of the best tribute to Joe this weekend on his FB page.
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
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 EP16
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
Boenzee Cryque “I’ve Never Known a Girl” from Psychedelic States: Colorado in the Sixties (2007)
Astronauts “Happy Ho-Daddy” from Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1964)
(D) Adam Lopez “Coffee Every Morning” from Cinderella Sessions (2018)
Rusty Young “Honey Bee” from Waitin’ For the Sun (2017)
Cary Morin “Yellow bird” from Tiny Town (2014)
(D) Bob Rea “The Law” from Southbound (2018)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Let’s Do This Thing!” from Let’s Do This Thing! (2015)
(D) Dennis Wanebo “Demolition Man” from The Stranger & Other Apparitions (2018)
Great American Taxi “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Ivory Circle “Never Let Me Go” from Scalene EP (2018)
Ryan A. Fourt “Air Gun (Daisy’s Revenge)” from Big Slick (2016)
Sugarloaf “Wild Child” from Best of Sugarloaf (1993)
(D) Michal Menert & the Pretty Fantastics “All You Get” from All You Get (2018)
piKziL “Can’t Get Started” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
(D) Senorita Sometimes “Beautiful Vision” from Miss Sometimes (2018)
Navy “Los Angeles” from TRES (2018)
Achille Lauro “Lighting” from Flight or Flight (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “No One in the World” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) Tyler Walker Band “Brink of Breakin’” from The Rivergate Sessions (2018)
Gabrielle Louise “Love on the Rocks” from If The Static Clears (2016)
Head for The Hills “Telling Me Lies” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Paa Kow “Pete Pete” from Cookpot (2017)