The Colorado Sound – V4 EP19 2012

Where to start … ahhh … Audiovore.us … check it out … it’s a new project launched by Colin Bricker and Erin Roberts over at Mighty Fine Productions (formerly Notably Fine Audio).  “Audiovore is an online platform dedicated to the documentation and promotion of Colorado’s music and arts scene through the production of high quality audio and video content.”

Erin Roberts was in the band Porlolo and was at one time the executive director/general manager of KBUT in Crested Butte.  Colin we all know from his incredible work over the years in sound, recording, and with his collaborations with Andy Monley.    What they’re doing with this Audiovore thing is very cool … please do go check it out and support.

Here’s a video from their site.

Also, I updated the Colorado Sound video channel today … it includes what used to be rare footage of Zephyr back in teh day when Tommy was still on guitar … for those too young to know .. and those old enough to have been there 😉 … it’s cool footage.

Here’s this week’s playlist – V4 EP19 2012

I led off the show this week with a cut from Beast, circa 1969 – a band that featured Bob Yeazel (guitar) who later went on to Sugarloaf, and Kenny Passarelli (bass) who went on to considerable success as a bass player for the likes of Joe Walsh and Elton John, and as well an excellent producer who’s turned out great records by both Otis Taylor and Eddie Turner here in CO — as well as others.

Beast (Colorado) “Spaceman” from “Beast” (1969)


(D) The Knew “Major Nights” from Major Nights (2012)
a. Tom Collins “Pants Off Dance Off” from Oh NO! (2011)
Churchill “Made A List” from Change EP (2012)
Beats Noir! “Not For You” from 13 Tracks From the Dark Side of The Beat (2011)
Coles Whalen “Cannonball” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
(N) Leftover Salmon “Kentucky Skies” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Yonder Mountain String Band “Complicated” from The Show (2009)
(D) The Ghost of Joseph Buck “Pueblo’s Burning” from The Ghost of Joseph Buck (2012)
Eric Shiveley “Greetings from Deming” from Eden’s Light (2010)
Sixteen Horsepower “Outlaw Song” from Folklore (2002)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Runaway Train” from Riveria (1998)
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra “Beauty and the Beast” from Sharks And Manatees (2012)
Sam Bush “Sailin Shoes” from Ice Caps: Peaks Of Telluride (1999)
Jeff Finlin “Better Than This” from Live Songs For the Ice Age (2012)
Musketeer Gripweed “Mama Knows” from Straight Razor Revival (2012)
Jon Snodgrass “Remember My Name” from Visitor’s Band (2009)
Jekylls “You’re Probably Right” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
(D) Katie Herzig “Lost and Found” from The Waking Sleep (2011)

Rebel Tongue “Do For Love” from Movin’ On (2012)
Electric Swingset “Middle Ground” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
Places “The Fire” from No More Wasted Days (2012)
Catch Bees “Atlanta (f. Denison Witmer)” from Newman’s Open Choir (2012)
Achille Lauro “Lightning” from Flight or Flight (2012)
Carmen Sandim Sextet “Zoloft Bounce” from Brand New (2011)

News Notes & Spins – May 1 2012

What does it say about the programmers and djs at community radio stations when they don’t really recognize music from the community (state) in which they are licensed to broadcast? OUCH – oh no he didn’t! Uh, yeah, I did.

Every month, I comb through literally hundreds of daily playlists from stations all around the state in order to cull and tabulate the monthly spins charts. And here’s what I’ve found out over the past few years — the VAST MAJORITY of djs doing shows statewide on community radio stations don’t ever touch upon music by a Colorado act, known or unknown. TRUTH.

That’s taking nothing away from those who do. I want to make that perfectly clear. I’m deeply thankful to those djs, programmers, and radio stations that do make a concerted effort to get Colorado music on the air. Stations like KRFC (Fort Collins) and OPEN AIR 1340 AM (Denver) have made that commitment very obvious. On average you’ll hear somewhere in the ballpark of 13-15% of their airtime devoted to recordings from here in the state. That’s on top of the hours they devote to live in-studio appearances by Colorado acts. The rest? …less than 5% on average per month.  In many cases I’ve been hard pressed to find even five individual album titles played, let alone five with more than a spin or two a month.  There are some stations that statistically don’t air any current Colorado releases at all – in any genre.

Here’s an interesting comparison: Under the Canadian Commercial Radio Policy, 35% of all music aired each week on all AM and FM stations must be Canadian. We have no such rules in the US, even for COMMUNITY/PUBLIC radio.

35%! I can’t even begin to imagine what community radio in Colorado would sound like if we did that.  Imagine if 1 out of every 3 songs you heard was from a Colorado act … and that’s only 33%. Hell, all I’m asking for is 16.6% (2 songs per hour on average).  What kind of impact would radio have then?

Scott Foley hosts a show and serves as the de facto Colorado music genre captain, as well as the Americana music genre captain at KRFC.  When a few of us were discussing this subject on my Facebook page he wrote, “There needs to be a relationship between artists and their community stations. [As Chris has pointed out before,] we can’t support an artist if they don’t make their music available to us. Likewise, the relationship should include in-studio time, station sponsored concerts and events and even artist support during membership drives. These are mutually beneficial opportunities that allow a station to sink stronger roots into its community.”

Kerri Pastine of the Informants added; “My assumption would be that the DJs aren’t getting out and discovering all of the local music there is, but then again, I really don’t know how they get turned on to it all, as there’s so much.”

This is a complex issue for sure. The people who volunteer their time to do shows at these stations are our neighbors and our friends, our parents and our children here in the state.  I believe we all want the same result – a greater awareness of the communities we live in – that is what lies at the heart of community radio.

The solution may be as simple as getting the music straight to those who do the shows. Maybe … since what they tend to play is music they are already familiar with  …so if we can get the music directly into their hands they’ll play it …. MAYBE. We’ll see … I’m hopeful 🙂

/rant

In radio news, KBUT (Crested Butte) has a nation wide search going for a new General Manager. As of April 17th, KBUT General Manager Ryan Stringfellow has decided to step down from his position. He plans to return to Grand Junction with his family to pursue an advanced degree in Education from Colorado Mesa University. Read Ryan’s farewell message here: http://www.kbut.org/page.cfm?pageid=21032.

KBUT is now in the midst of a national search for it’s next General Manager. Interested parties can learn more at the KBUT website: http://www.kbut.org/page.cfm?pageid=21031. Applications are due by Monday, May 7th.

It’s spring membership drive time at nearly all of the public/community stations statewide. I know that KRFC (Fort Collins) is engaged in theirs as I write and others are also, or are about to become. Please support your local community/public radio station. Without our support, these stations truly cannot survive. For some of them (KOTO in Telluride for example) all or nearly all of the money they receive to support their efforts comes directly from supportive listeners. AND – please do request that they play more Colorado music when you make that contribution.

ONTO THE CHARTS

TOP 40 MOST SPUN TITLES – April 2012
(309 titles tracked / 157 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM / [date added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(1) 1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New alternative [Mar-12]
(5) 2. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(4) 3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Feb-12]
(D) 4. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk/folk-rock [Apr-12]
(8) 5. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 6. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory (self) Americana [Mar-12]
(23) 7. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love (Cat and Moon Records) Americana/country [Oct-11]
(D) 8. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock/folk-rock/alt.country rock [Apr-12]
(6) 9. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Alt-country [Jan-12]
(7) 10. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Alt-country-rock [Nov-11]
(D) 11. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival (self) Rock/roots rock/jamband [Apr-12]
(D) 12. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Blues/rhythm and blues [Apr-12]
(D) 13. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Alt-country-rock [Mar-12]
(30) 14. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Alt-country-rock [Oct-11]
(27) 15. Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee (Blank Tape) Folk/folk-rock [May-11]
(D) 16. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Rock/bluegrass/country [Apr-12]
(11) 17. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock [Feb-12]
(D) 18. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(11) 19. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline (self) Hip-Hop [Feb-12]
(12) 19. Churchill – The Change EP (Wire Bird) Folk/folk-rock [Feb-12]
(R) 20. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(10) 21. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self) Bluegrass/country [Apr-11]
(20) 22. Eric Gunnison – Trios (Synergy Music) Jazz [Feb-12]
(D) 23. Euforquestra – Let Us In (self) World/funk [Mar-12]
(D) 24. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz/big band [Apr-12]
(2) 25. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana/country-jazz [Feb-12]
(14) 26. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self) Blues [Aug-11]
(R) 27. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair (self) Indie/alternative [Sep-11]
(15) 28. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn EP (self) Pop/alternative [Nov-11]
(9) 29. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir (On Joyful Wings) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(13) 29. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold (Manasses Records) Folk [Nov-11]
(21) 29. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School) Rock/adult alternative [Apr-11]
(32) 29. The Yawpers – Savage Blue EP (Adventure Records) Alt-country-rock [Jan-12]
(D) 30. Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House (self) Electronic/dance [Dec-11]
(R) 31. John Oates – Mississippi Mile (PS Records) Blues/country-blues [Apr-11]
(30) 31. Spring Creek – Hold On Me (self) Bluegrass [Jul-11]
(R) 32. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled (Alternative Tentacles) Rock/adult alternative [Mar-11]
(D) 33. Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [Feb-12]
(D) 34. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin (self) Rock/alternative [Apr-12]
(R) 34. Kentucky Parlor Pickers – Barn Burner (self) Alt-country [May-11]
(R) 34. Spires – S/T EP (self) Indie/alternative [Nov-11]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40
3. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
16. Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New
17. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
18. Mosey West – Vaca Money
19. Paper Bird – Carry On
22. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
22. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers
24. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
25. Turn 4 – What You Do About It
26. Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
28. Fox Street Allstars – Welcome to the Mighty Pleasin’
29. Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson
31. Bonnie and The Clydes – Bonnie And The Clydes
31. Varlet – The Drifter
32. Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
32. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
32. The Hickman-Dalton Gang – The Hickman-Dalton Gang Vol II
33. El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
33. J. Miller Band – The Road to ELVado
33. Juno What?! – Shameless

ADDED APRIL 2012
Amazing Twin – Grown Alone
Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
The Congress – Whatever You Want
Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
Instant Empire – Instant Empire
Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age
Kailin Yong Peace Project Trio – Gravity Free
Le Divorce – The Sting and the Light
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
Lifeboat Etiquette – Saboteur
Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
Megan Redmond – Dreamland
Mesita – The Coyote
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
Mosey West – Merica
Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
Saturn Cowboys – Follow the Light to the West
UMConscious – Everybody [single]

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
1. Mosey West – Merica
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Stray Grass – Written in the Stars
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
2. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Tennis – Young & Old

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Lindsay & the Lost Caravan – You Don’t Know Me
3. Chimney Choir – Chimney Choir
3. Euforquestra – Let Us In

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
2. Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
4. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
4. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Tennis – Young & Old
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1.  Musketeer Gripweed –  Straight Razor Revival
2.  Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Hugs & Punches
3.  Tennis – Young & Old
4.  The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5.   Mosey West – Merica

KUNC (Greeley)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl
2. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
3. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
3. Justin Roth – Now You Know

KUVO (Denver)
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Rene Marie – Voice Of My Beautiful Country
4. H2 Big Band – You’re It!
4. Jim Stranahan – Free For All

KVNF (Paonia)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
2. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
2. Kyle James Hauser – Oh Oh
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker

OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater

The Colorado Sound
1. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
3. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
3. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. The Congress – Whatever You Want

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BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factor
2. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
3. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
5. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
4. John Oates – Mississippi Mile
5. Taylor Scott & Another Kind Of Magick – Back To Beale Live

Bluegrass
1. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
3. Dave Richey & Ruined Nation – No Peace of Mind
4. Grass It Up – Grass It Up – Live
5. Stray Grass – Written in the Stars

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
3. Churchhill – The Change EP
4. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
5. Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
2. Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House
3. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
4. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
5. Juno What?! – Late Night

Indie/New-Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair

Jazz
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards
4. H2 Big Band – You’re It!
5. Rene Marie – Voice Of My Beautiful Country

POP / Alternative Adult Contemporary
1. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
2. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
3. Megan Redmond – Dreamland
4. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
5. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity

ROCK / AAA / AOR
1. Mosey West – Merica
2. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
4. The Swayback – Double Four Time
5. The Congress – Whatever You Want

News Notes & Spins – March 1, 2012

Sorry I got this month’s column off late.  Officially? – hand surgery sucks.  Until you get to use the hand that got fixed and you realize it feels much better than before you got it fixed.  So, with that in mind, thank you for the many kind emails and text messages this past week.  It was a lot of one finger typing this weekend.

In radio news – this is a very important time of year as local community/public radio stations go on-air to encourage your financial support.  So far, from what I’ve been able to see and hear, those efforts are producing wonderful results.  As I was listening to Colorado Public Radio (CPR) recently I heard they hit their membership goals in record time, hitting goal two days early with record numbers.  In Crested Butte, KBUT reports they completed their “…2012 Winter Pledge Drive on February 17th, raising a record $42,000 in 12 days. Spirits are high and support for community radio is strong in the Gunnison Valley.”  KRFC Fort Collins is celebrating their 9th B-day this month.  They are hoping to set new records themselves in fund raising, in order to maintain their focus on music from here in Colorado.  KGNU’s (Boulder) membership/fund drive runs through March 10.

All in all, local support is the key to maintaining a vibrant community/public radio station in our cities and towns … and from the looks of our charts every month, the key to keeping Colorado music on the air throughout the state.  Community/public radio stations are by and large the most significant media outlets for our music scenes.

The University of Colorado student radio station KVCU aka Radio 1190 (Boulder) has been undergoing some changes since the departure of Mike Flanagan and some of the old Radio 1190 kids, who went on to form Open Air 1340.   In October the station hired Mikey Goldenberg, formerly an air talent and producer at commercial hot adult contemporary outlet KALC/105.9 Alice (Denver), as their new GM.   Since then the  CU Student Government’s Legislative Council has identified several problems that required a reasonably large restructuring of the station’s budget and staff, and a redirect of the station’s marketing and branding efforts.  There’s an excellent article on it at the Daily Camera, entitled CU-Boulder’s Radio 1190 to restructure, rebrand.\

I’ve got a new Colorado music show to introduce — the show itself is not new, just my awareness of it.  It’s hosted by David Browder Sunday nights 10-11 pm on KWRP 100.3 fm in Pueblo.  Thanks to David for spreading the music in the Pueblo area.

TOP 40 MOST SPUN TITLES – February 2012
(336 titles tracked / 164 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM / [date added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(6) 1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self)  Alt-country   [Jan-12]
(D) 2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc)   Blues   [Feb-12]
(1) 3. The Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self)   Americana/alt-country-rock   [Nov-11]
(D) 4. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum)   Pop/indie/alternative   [Feb-12]
(10) 5. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn (self)   Pop/indie/alternative   [Nov-11]
(13) 6. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold (Manasses Records)   Folk   [Nov-11]
(D) 6. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love (Cat and Moon Records)   Americana/country-folk   [Feb-12]
(14) 7. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self)   Rock/roots rock   [Oct-11]
(3) 8. Devotchka – 100 Lovers (Anti-)   Adult alternative   [Dec-10]
(D) 9. FaceMan – Feeding Time (self)   Rock/adult alternative   [Feb-12]
(R) 10. The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee (Blank Tape)    Folk-rock   [May-11]
(11) 10. Varlet – The Drifter (self)   Rock/indie/alternative   [Dec-11]
(D) 11. Hindershot – Curse Us All (Hot Congress Records)   Rock/indie/alternative   [Feb-12]
(21) 12. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self)   Blues   [Aug-11]
(D) 13. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self)   Americana/bluegrass   [Feb-12]
(14) 13. The Yawpers – Savage Blue (Adventure Records)   Americana/alt-country-rock   [Jan-12]
(2) 14. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down (Mad King Records)  Folk/adult alternative   [Sep-11]
(R) 15. Juno What?! – Shameless (self) Funk/disco   [Jan-11]
(R) 16. Ian Cooke – Fortitude (Pop Shop Music)   indie/alternative   [Oct-11]
(D) 17. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree)   Rock/indie/alternative   [Feb-12]
(R) 18. Spring Creek – Hold On Me (self)   Bluegrass   [Jul-11]
(D) 19. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self)   Pop/country crossover   [Feb-12]
(20) 19. Places – No More Wasted Days (self)   Pop/rock   [Jan-12]
(D) 20. Turn 4 – What You Do About It (Fuck All Y’all Records)   Alt-country   [Nov-11]
(R) 21. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor (self)   Pop/adult alternative   [Sep-11]
(R) 22. Jim Stranahan – Free For All (Capri Records)   Jazz   [Apr-11]
(7) 22. Rose Hill Drive – Americana (Slowly and Shirley)   Rock/hard rock   [Jul-11]
(9) 22. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits (self)   Rock/indie/alternative   [Sep-11]
(R) 23. Justin Roth – Now You Know (Rothirric Music)   Folk/singer-songwriter   [Mar-11]
(5) 24. John Oates – Mississippi Mile (PS Records)   Blues/country-blues   [Apr-11]
(8) 25. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self)   Bluegrass/country-folk   [Apr-11]
(D) 26. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress Records)   Pop/indie/alternative   [Feb-12]
(R) 26. Rorey Carroll – Roadside Lullabies (self)   Americana/country-folk   [Dec-10]
(19) 27. Georgann Low – Les Progres De L’Amour (Seasons Of Love)   (self)   Jazz/vocal   [Aug-11]
(4) 27. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School)   Rock/adult alternative   [Apr-11]
(R) 27. Juno What?! – Late Night Live (self)   Funk/disco   [Oct-11]
(D) 27. Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre (self)   Hip-Hop/rock   [Nov-11]
(R) 28. Fox Street Allstars – Welcome to the Mighty Pleasin’ (self)   Rock/roots, r&b   [Jan-11]
(R) 28. Rene Marie – Voice Of My Beautiful Country (Motema)   Jazz/vocal   [Apr-11]
(R) 29. Andy Palmer – Sometime Around (self)   Rock/adult alternative   [Sep-11]
(R) 29. Kim Jones – Lucky Girl (self) Alternative adult contemporary   [Jul-11]
(R) 29. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats (self)   Folk/indie   [Aug-11]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40
12. Cassie Taylor – Blue
12. Honey Gitters – Poor Gitters’ Almanack
12. Paper Bird – Carry On (Long Spoon)
13. Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
13. Chris Kennison – Simply Steel
14. Air Dubai – Day Escape
14. Churchill – Happy/Sad
14. Jesse Manley – Devil’s Red
14. Mancub – The Secret Machine
15. Kentucky Parlor Pickers – Barn Burner
16. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
17. El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
17. John Statz – Old Fashioned
17. Sam Lee – Better Half
17. The Quiet American – Vol. II
18. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
19. A Mouthful of Thunder – Slow Burn
19. a. Tom Collins – OH NO!
19. John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap
19. Lizzie Huffman – Pretty Old Soul
19. Mike Marchant – Lost and Found Sound (2008-2011)
19. Patrick Dethlefs & Friends – Stays the Same

ADDED IN FEB.
Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack
Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
Chris Griffin – Now
Churchill – The Change
Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
Coupstick – Light’s Shadow
Craig Corona – About Time
Eric Gunnison – Trios
FaceMan – Feeding Time
Foam Bullets – Looking Out for No. 1
Hindershot – Curse Us All
In the Whale – Cake
Jake Schepps – An Evening In The Village: The Music Of Bela Bartok
Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards
Katie Glassman – Snapshot
Lindsay & the Lost Caravan – You Don’t Know Me
Oak Creek Band – 2012 (Quetzalcoatl) [single]
Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
Rick Stahl – Harmony House
SAUNA – The Teen Angst Tape
Tennis – Young & Old
The Autumn Film – 8 Track Tape
The Foot. – The Crowd Control EP
The Fray – Scars and Stories
The Swayback – Double Four Time
Various artists – Under Age, Over The Top
Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. The Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
2. Rorey Carroll – Roadside Lullabies
3. Juno What?! – Late Night Live
3. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
1. Rorey Carroll – Roadside Lullabies
1. Tennis – Young & Old
2. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair
2. Grass It Up – Grass It Up Live

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Devotchka – 100 Lovers
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
3. John Mieras – Painted Glass
4. Juno What?! – Shameless
4. Juno What?! – Late Night Live

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Jake Schepps –  An Evening In The Village: The Music Of Bela Bartok
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
4. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
5. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s

KOTO (Telluride)
1. Breathe Carolina – Hell Is What You Make It
1. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
2. Devotchka – 100 Lovers
2. The Yawpers – Savage Blue
3.  Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live @ Hodis
3. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn
4. David Richey – No Peace of Mind
4. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love

KUNC (Greeley)
1. Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl
2. Eric Forsyth – The Thin of Thick Things
3. Cassie Taylor – Blue
3. Justin Roth – Now You Know
3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband

KUVO (Denver)
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Georgann Low – Les Progres De L’Amour (Seasons Of Love)
2. Playground – Dreams Go Through My Mind
3. Dotsero – Storyhouse
3. Jim Stranahan – Free For All

KVNF (Paonia)
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
4. Cassie Taylor – Blue
4. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5

Open Air 1340 (Denver)
1. Tennis – Young & Old
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Mike Marchant – Indulgent Space-Folk Vol. 3: Binary Beach
4. Hindershot – Curse Us All
4. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled

The Colorado Sound
1. The Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
2. FaceMan – Feeding Time
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Coles Whalen – I Wrote This For You
4. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn

News Notes and Spins – November 1, 2011

Sorry this is late this month… I’ve been working hard to complete a home remodeling project I promised Mrs. Goat I’d get done before she returns from a trip Nov 8th (her b-day is Nov 7). I’ll get it done dear, I promise. 😉

Colorado Public Radio’s newest endeavor, OpenAir1340, has launched. It’s not what it was advertised to be, sorry to report. It’s good… it’s just not what any of us may have been expecting when reading all the advance press releases, in which former Radio 1190 general manager/current OpenAir1340 program director Mike Flanagan has said; “…in a given hour you might hear a mixture of rock, country, soul, folk, world, roots, and blues. It’ll be a fun and educational destination, complete with interviews, performances from Open Air’s studio, vinyl classics and much more.” Mike has also stated, “Open Air will provide a comprehensive music experience focusing on new and recent music of the past 15 years with a Colorado perspective.”

Okay, it’s early in the game … perhaps the “rock, country, folk, world, roots, and blues” with “a Colorado perspective” will evolve into the mix. Now, however, what we get is a solid dose of a more polished and sophisticated sounding(i.e. professional/safe) Radio 1190 – complete with all the requisite new indie pop/rock hits… and a smattering of Colorado artists (looks like 2 an hour based on a day’s worth of data, which supports what Mike told me a few weeks ago in an interview).

So far, the crew at OpenAir 1340 has invited in Paper Bird, The Dont’s and Be Carefuls, Candy Claws, Port au Prince, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, and Safe Boating is No Accident. I asked Mike in an email exchange, “anything a bit more mainstream and less “indie” than these?” “Not chet,” he responded.

Mike has smartly assembled a young, good looking team of 20 and 30-somethings from his last days at Radio 1190 (KVCU Boulder). Most notable is morning personality and assistant music director Alisha Sweeney. Alisha is a seasoned on-air personality with 12 years of experience working for stations in Denver, Boulder, Jersey City, N.J. and London, England. She’s also won several awards, including a nod from Westword in 2001 for best radio DJ.

I look forward to receiving the station’s spin charts, hopefully in time for the December News Notes and Spins column. Anyone looking to submit, the music director is Jessi Whitten who served as music director for Radio 1190 for two years, planning daytime music programming, producing content for the web, and screening and reviewing CDs. It’ll be fun to see their spins every month.

Here’s hoping that a public radio outfit the size and scope of Colorado Public Radio, and a group of young indie music hipsters, can create that station that no one else has really dared try yet .. at least not since the old days of KFML (originally on 1390 AM).

Here are the Colorado titles aired (to the best of my ability to sift thru the online playlist generator) on Nov 2.

11:06 PM Don’ts and Be Carefuls – The New World
10:25 PM The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Old Heart/Young Heart
10:20 PM Paper Bird – By the Wind, Sailor
9:28 PM Wentworth Kersey – Wealth
8:30 PM Bad Weather California – I Don’t Know
7:50 PM Devotchka – Undone
6:47 PM ManCub – Summer Rain
3:27 PM Hot IQs – Firecracker
2:51 PM Devotchka – We’re Leaving
2:21 PM Paper Bird – Windchimes
12:41 PM The Knew – Just Enough
10:52 AM Tennis – Take Me Somewhere
10:23 AM Air Dubai – Soul & Body
9:20 AM Devotchka – Contrabanda
9:17 AM Rose Hill Drive – Baby Doncha Know Your Man
8:15 AM Nathaniel Rateliff – Early Spring Till
7:32 AM Flashbulb Fires – Serious Way
6:29 AM Kal Cahoone – Built the Fire
4:04 AM Porlolo – Rattle, Roam
3:43 AM Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel – My Hanging Surrender
2:30 AM Rose Hill Drive – Telepathic
2:01 AM The Knew – Gretna
1:21 AM Hello Kavita – Sunday (It’s A Chrome Tide)
12:52 AM Devotchka – Such a Lovely Thing

KBUT (Crested Butte) checked in this month with this: KBUT is honored and excited to be hosting this year’s Rocky Mountain Community Radio (RMCR) conference on November 8th, 9th & 10th. Radio stations from across Colorado and surrounding states will descend upon Crested Butte for 3 days of seminars, meetings, hobnobbing and one session of KBUT’s infamous BINGO night. Discussions will address opportunities, challenges, fund raising, new technologies, programming ideas and more.  In other news, KBUT was nominated as “Most Adventurous” at this year’s CMJ awards.

TOP 40 ALBUM SPINS – October 2011
(177 titles reported played / 353 titles tracked)
(LM) TM / [date added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart)
(R) = re-entered chart)

(D) 1. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Rock [Oct-11]
(1) 2. Spring Creek – Hold On Me (self) Bluegrass [Jul-11]
(2) 3. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self) Bluegrass [Apr-11]
(17) 4. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down (Moraine Music Group) Folk [Sep-11]
(5) 5. Bare Bones – Bare Bones (self) Americana [Sep-11]
(R) 6. John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap (Naked Jaybird) Blues [Jan-11]
(18) 7. Devotchka – 100 Lovers (Anti) Adult Alternative [Dec-10]
(17) 7. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity (Woomusic) Pop/rock [Jun-11]
(R) 8. The Quiet American – Vol. II (self) Folk [May-11]
(8) 9. Cassie Taylor – Blue (Hypertension) Blues [Aug-11]
(24) 10. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self) Blues [Aug-11]
(R) 11. Rose Hill Drive – Americana (Slowly and Shirley) Rock [Jul-11]
(D) 11. Stephanie Pauline & Joe Uvegas – When the Smoke Clears (self) Country [Sep-11]
(8) 12. Jim Stranahan – Free For All (Capri Records) Jazz [Apr-11]
(R) 12. The Broken Everlys – Stoned In Juarez (self) Rock [Feb-11]
(15) 13. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School) Adult Alternative [re-enter Apr-11]
(7) 14. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco (self) Alternative Country Rock [Jul-11]
(D) 15. Ian Cooke – Fortitude (Pop Shop Music) Indie/alternative [Oct-11]
(3) 16. Driftwood Fire – How To Untangle A Heartache (self) Folk [Aug-11]
(R) 17. H2 Big Band – You’re It! (Jazzed Media) Jazz [Jul-11]
(R) 18. Andrew Vogt – Cats Afoot (Drew’s Blues Records) Jazz [Jun-10]
(R) 19. Grant Sabin – The Homesick EP (self) Blues [Jul-11]
(17) 20. Andy Palmer – Sometime Around (self) Adult alternative [Sep-11]
(9) 21. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days (self) Rock [Aug-11]
(D) 21. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn (self) Indie/alternative [Oct-11]
(15) 21. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Spools of Thread (self) Indie/alternative [Sep-10]
(D) 21. Grass It Up – Grass It Up Live (self) Bluegrass [Oct-11]
(D) 21. Mosey West – Vaca Money (self) Rock [Sep-11]
(D) 21. Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues (self) Blues [Oct-11]
(17) 21. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down (self) Pop/rock [Jul-11]
(R) 22. Adam Stern – High Country Gentleman (self) Various [Jun-11]
(19) 22. Whiskey Blanket – No Object (self) Hip-Hop/Rap [Dec-10]
(8) 23. Brad Goode – Tight Like This (Delmark) Jazz [Sep-10]
(D) 23. Dubskin – Release From Fear (self) Reggae [Sep-11]
(6) 23. Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams – Sinners & Saints (self) Americana/country [Aug-10]
(R) 23. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled (Alternative Tentacles) Adult alternative [Mar-11]
(D) 24. Andy Monley & the High Horses – Pull (Socket) Rock [Oct-11]
(R) 24. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat (self) Hip-Hop [Aug-11]
(R) 24. Bop Skizzum – Beauty Queen (self) Funk/R&B/Soul [Nov-10]
(D) 24. Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl (self) Folk [Oct-11]
(16) 24. The Hickman-Dalton Gang – Vol II (self) Americana [Jun-11]

Fell Out of Top 40 – October
(4) The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
(6) Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
(8) Jami Lunde – Big Black Birds
(8) The Raven and the Writing Desk – Bonedale
(8) The Whiskey Bottles – Ain’t No Crime
(12) 3 Twins Broadband – 3 Twins Broadband
(13) Adam Bodine Trio – Up ‘N Hear
(16) Musketeer Gripweed – Dyin’ Day
(18) Katey Laurel – From Here
(18) My Body Sings Electric – Step Into the Light
(18) Petals of Spain – Lady Luck (single)
(19) Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater
(20) Jeff Brinkman – To the Bones
(20) Jim McTurnan & The Kids That Killed The Man – Joie De Vivre
(20) Paper Bird – Carry On
(20) Roniit – Roniit
(20) The Dirty Lookers – Audio Voyeur
(21) Kevin Dooley – Moonlight Highway

Added – October
Air Dubai – Day Escape
Andy Monley & the High Horses – Pull
Ashley Raines & the New West Revue – One Trick Mule
Ben Lewis – Blackbeard’s Dream
Big Jim Adam / John Stilwagen – Tippy’s Barn
Colin Stranahan – Anticipation
Common Anomaly – Iridium
Constitution – Wrestling with the Daylight
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn
Grass It Up – Grass It Up Live
Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
Ian Cooke – Fortitude
Inca – Eye of the Storm / Don’t Look Away [single]
Joe Mondragon – “20”
Jon Ridnell – Music Saved My Soul
Jonah Wisneski – Lights
Juno What?! – Late Night Live
Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl
Lara Ruggles – Out of an Eggshell
Neil Haverstick – Hide and Seek
Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues
Paul Russell – Back at the Scene of Our Beautiful Crime
Read You and Me – Pt. II
Reckless Red – Reckless Red
Seven On Seven – Back When It Was Fun
Sun Red – Breathes Ages
The Anteaters – If the Tele Took Teardrops
The Bimarinal – The Bimarinal
The Fray – Heartbeat [single]

REPORTING STATIONS
No Report this month = KGNU (Boulder), KCSU (Fort Collins), KDNK (Carbondale)

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Driftwood Fire – How To Untangle A Heartache
2. Boulder Acoustic Society – Champion of Disaster
3. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson
3. Dotsero – Storyhouse
3. Finders and Youngberg – FY5

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
2. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2. Grass It Up – Grass It Up – Live
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. Adam Stern – High Country Gentleman

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days
2. Ashley Raines & the New West Revue – One Trick Mule
2. Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson
2. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2. Grant Sabin – The Homesick EP

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
2. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
3. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn
4. Patti Fiasco – Patti Fiasco
5. John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap

KUNC (Greeley)
1. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
2. Driftwood Fire – How To Untangle A Heartache
2. Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl
3. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
4. Justin Roth – Now You Know

KUVO (Denver)
1. Brad Goode – Tight Like This
2. Colin Stranahan – Anticipation
3. Andrew Vogt – Cats Afoot
3. H2 Big Band – You’re It!
3. Hazel Miller Band – Coming to You Live… From KUVO

KVNF (Paonia)
1. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
2. Paper Bird – Carry On
2. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
3. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams – Sinners & Saints

The Colorado Sound
1. Andy Palmer – Sometime Around
1. Bare Bones – Bare Bones
1. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
2. Andy Monley & the High Horses – Pull
2. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat

MISC (inc. specialty shows on KTCL, Radio 1190, KQMT)
1. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
1. Take to the Oars – American Volume
2. Air Dubai – Wonder Age
2. Churchill – Happy/Sad
2. Common Anomaly – Iridium

News, Notes & Spins – October 1, 2011

Can you believe it’s October already?  In all of about the next 60 days (from Oct 1) we’ll be asking what your favorite titles are from the past year … and I’ll post the year end charts; that of course at the end of the year – but to do that means a month of work in advance…. And a lot of reviewing for those who might be a bit behind in listening to what’s up in Colorado in 2011.  It will be interesting to see what titles our on-air programmers and others pick as their favorites / most played of 2011.

Plenty of radio news this month, including two NEW “radio” stations on the horizon, one AM based and one Internet based.  I got the chance to sit and talk to Mike Flanagan, the new program director for OpenAir 1340, set to launch Oct 31.  Mike’s planning a unique mix of contemporary music, buffered with in studio performances and interviews with both Colorado acts and acts performing in Colorado.  In-studio sessions coming up from the likes of Candy Claws and others are apparently already set up and ready to go.

I have to give a HUGE thumbs up to the CPR (Colorado Public Radio) performance/recording studio; it is truly a world class facility, geared to a very high standard of sound, recording capabilities, and contemporary aesthetics.

Also taking place – Former Indie 101.5 music director John “Whip” Wilbur and ex-Lipglosser Tyler Jacobson have teamed up to launch Post303Radio.com, featuring contemporary indie and alternative music not heard on most commercial stations, with a heavy dose of Colorado music mixed in.  Could Dave Herrera be willing to reprise his old local music show?  Hmmm….

In either case, we can expect to find more Colorado music of all varieties on the air in the near future along the Front Range and online.

Danielle Hastings has joined the KRFC staff as the new Fund Development Specialist. Danielle’s known in Fort Collins for her work with FoCoMA (Fort Collins Musicians Association) and Bohemian Nights at New West Fest. Danielle is a very passionate supporter of Colorado music and KRFC’s new more Colorado focused format.  Her primary responsibility this fall will be to develop the KRFC underwriting program and sponsorships and she will be playing a big role in creating more community connections and shaping the future of Development and fund raising at KRFC.

KGNU’s 33 1/3 birthday is coming up.  They’ll have a vinyl celebration on Monday 10/17, during their next membership drive, 10/12-10/22

KRCC presents a live broadcast of Garrison Keillor’s A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Saturday, October 29 at the Colorado Springs World Arena.  Doors open at 2:45pm with showtime beginning promptly at 3:45pm

If you plan on trying to reach KDNK asst. music director Lynette O’Kane from now til Nov, you’re SOL LOL … she’s off on a five wk vaca in Morocco, Spain & France.  Hmmmm … I wonder how many times she’s been asked if there’s extra space in those travel trunks … ALSO at KDNK — news reporter Mat Katz has moved on to another job in New York. Ed Williams is on board.

Here’s the charts …

TOP 40 ALBUM SPINS – September 2011
(133 titles reported played / 317 titles tracked)
(LM) TM / [date added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart)
(R) = re-entered chart)

(3) 1. Spring Creek – Hold On Me (self) Bluegrass [Jul-11]
(2) 2. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self) Bluegrass [Apr-11]
(D) 3. Driftwood Fire – How To Untangle A Heartache (self) Folk [Aug-11]
(17) 4. The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee (Blank Tape) Americana [May-11]
(D) 5. Bare Bones – Bare Bones (self) Rock/Folk [Sep-11]
(D) 6. Cary Morin – Sing It Louder (Music Maker) Blues [Aug-11]
(R) 6. Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams – Sinners & Saints (self) Americana/alternative country-rock [Aug-10]
(21) 7. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco (self) Rock/alternative country-rock [Jul-11]
(20) 8. Jim Stranahan – Free For All (Capri Records) Jazz [Apr-11]
(R) 8. Brad Goode – Tight Like This (Delmark) Jazz [Sep-10]
(7) 8. Jami Lunde – Big Black Birds (self) Americana/folk-rock [Jun-11]
(D) 8. The Raven and the Writing Desk – Bonedale (self) Rock/adult alternative [Sep-11]
(R) 8. The Whiskey Bottles – Ain’t No Crime (self) Americana/alternative country-rock [Apr-11]
(D) 9. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days (self) Rock [Aug-11]
(D) 10. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor (self) Funk/R&B/Soul [Sep-11]
(8) 11. Cassie Taylor – Blue (Hypertension) Blues/R&B/Rock [Aug-11]
(D) 12. 3 Twins Broadband – 3 Twins Broadband (Cook Music Group) Americana [Aug-11]
(R) 13. Adam Bodine Trio – Up ‘N Hear (self) Jazz [Jul-11]
(24) 14. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self) Blues [Aug-11]
(24) 15. Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson (Ryko) Blues [Jan-11]
(24) 15. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Spools of Thread (self) Rock/alternative/indie [Sep-10]
(4) 15. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School) Rock/adult alternative [re-entry Apr-11]
(24) 16. Musketeer Gripweed – Dyin’ Day (self) Rock/blues-rock [Sep-10]
(R) 16. The Hickman-Dalton Gang – The Hickman-Dalton Gang Vol II (self) Americana/alternative country-rock [Jun-11]
(D) 17. Andy Palmer – Sometime Around (self) Rock/adult alternative [Sep-11]
(D) 17. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down (Moraine Music Group) Folk/Pop [Sep-11]
(12) 17. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity (Woomusic) Rock/adult contemporary pop [Jun-11]
(4) 17. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down (self) Rock/acoustic pop rock [Jul-11]
(1) 18. Devotchka – 100 Lovers (Anti-) Rock/adult alternative [Dec-10]
(R) 18. Katey Laurel – From Here (Roaring Twenties Records) Americana/folk-rock [Jan-11]
(R) 18. My Body Sings Electric – Step Into the Light (self) Rock/modern alternative [Jan-11]
(D) 18. Petals of Spain – Lady Luck (single) (self) Funk/R&B/Soul [Sep-11]
(D) 19. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater (Greater Than Collective) Rock/indie-alternative [Sep-11]
(R) 19. Whiskey Blanket – No Object (self) Hip-Hop/adult-progressive [Dec-10]
(R) 20. Jeff Brinkman – To the Bones (Devonshire Records) Rock/adult alternative [Jul-10]
(R) 20. Jim McTurnan & The Kids That Killed The Man – Joie De Vivre (self) Pop/indie-alternative [May-11]
(5) 20. Paper Bird – Carry On (Long Spoon) Americana/folk [Jul-11]
(D) 20. Roniit – Roniit (self) Pop/dark-electro [Sep-11]
(11) 20. The Dirty Lookers – Audio Voyeur (self) Rock/garage [Aug-11]
(R) 21. Kevin Dooley – Moonlight Highway (self) Americana/country-folk [Jun-11]

Fell Out of Top 40 – September
(6) Gabrielle Louise – Mirror the Branches
(8) Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
(8) H2 Big Band – You’re It!
(9) Kim Jones – Lucky Girl
(10). The Holler! – Gratitude
(11) Pat Murphy – The Paul Howard Project
(12) Dotsero – Storyhouse
(13) Justin Roth – Now You Know
(14) Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New
(15) Fox Street Allstars – Welcome to the Mighty Pleasin’
(16) Rose Hill Drive – Americana
(17) Fingers of the Sun – Fingers of the Sun
(18) Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Two Bedroom Apartment
(18) Gary Bragg – High Plains Storm
(18) White Water Ramble – All Night Drive
(19) Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Rocksteady
(19) Houses – Winter
(19) John Oates – Mississippi Mile
(19) the Still City – Brittle Bones
(20) Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy
(21) The Chain Gang of 1974 – Wayward Fire
(22) Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
(23) Stray Grass – Written in the Stars
(24) John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap
(24) Jonny Barber & the Living Deads – Jonny Barber & the Living Deads

Added – September
Andy Palmer – Sometime Around
Andy Thorn – Fire In the Sky
Bare Bones – Bare Bones
Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen – Tippy’s Barn
Breathe Carolina – Hell Is What You Make It
Ian Cooke – Fortitude
Mosey West – Vaca Money
Papa Juke – Out of the Blues
Pikes – Pikes
Popcult – Popcult EP
Dawson James – Plaid Shirt Livin’
Dubskin – Release from Fear
Eric Shiveley – Crybaby (single)
Honey Gitters – Poor Gitters’ Almanack
Lizzie Huffman – Pretty Old Soul
Mark’s Midnight Carnival – Mark’s Midnight Carnival
Melissa Axel – love * humanity * metamorphosis
Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
Petals of Spain – Lady Luck (single)
Roniit – Roniit
Saints – Dark Country (single)
SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater
The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
The Raven and the Writing Desk – Bonedale
Tommy & the Tangerines – Main Squeeze

REPORTING STATIONS
No Report this month = KGNU (Boulder), KBUT (Crested Butte), KCSU (Fort Collins)

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Driftwood Fire – How To Untangle A Heartache
1. The Whiskey Bottles – Ain’t No Crime
2. Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
3. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
4. Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams – Sinners & Saints
2. Beth Quist – New Moon
2. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
2. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
3. Andy Palmer – Sometime Around

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. The Chain Gang of 1974 – Wayward Fire
2. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days
2. Tennis – Cape Dory
3. Grant Sabin – The Homesick EP
3. Jami Lunde – Big Black Birds

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
2. Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
3. Musketeer Gripweed – Dyin’ Day
4. Devotchka – 100 Lovers
4. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty

KUNC (Greeley)
1. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
1. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
2. Driftwood Fire – How To Untangle A Heartache
3. Justin Roth – Now You Know
4. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down

KUVO (Denver)
1. Judy Wexler – Under A Painted Sky
2. Jim Stranahan – Free For All
3. Adam Bodine Trio – Up ‘N Hear
3. Andrew Vogt – Cats Afoot
3. Brad Goode – Tight Like This

KVNF (Paonia)
1. Paper Bird – Carry On
1. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
2. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
4. Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson

The Colorado Sound
1. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
3. Bare Bones – Bare Bones
3. Driftwood Fire – How to Untangle a Heartache
4. Jami Lunde – Big Black Birds

MISC. (includes specialty shows on The Mountain, KTCL & Radio 1190)
1. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
2. Popcult – Popcult EP
2. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater
3. Bare Bones – Bare Bones
3. Bop Skizzum – Beauty Queen

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