Monday May 18, 2020 – WHEW … I can’t get my head around a summer with no live music events. Every day brings more announcements of cancellations and venue closures from around the state. Summer is a time when most bands get to play to new audiences, and new audiences get to experience new bands and old favorites.
Typically, recorded music is instrumental in getting people excited to see their favorite acts perform live at summer municipal events. Performance revenue along with merch sales provides most of the money a band uses to record new music. Which leads me to wonder how much new music will be recorded this year.
The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber of Commerce announced the cancellation of Jazz Festival, Solshine, Winter Park Uncorked, High Note Thursdays, Fitness in the Park, the Run for Independence, the 4th of July celebration, the Switchback concert and Tequila and Tacos.
The City of Dacono announced the cancellation of the 13th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival for 2020.
Last week I reported on the closing of Live at Jacks in downtown Denver. On Friday May 15, 3 Kings Tavern on South Broadway in Denver announced it was closing permanently, unable to pay the rent after a solid 14 year run. Announcing the closure on Instagram, the owners posted “The spirit of Kings will never die.”
At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music. Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund provides assistance for individuals in the Northern Colorado Music Community who are severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – provides financial and in-kind support to those individuals, groups and organizations within our Colorado music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities.
Our longest running sponsor, the Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.
TOP 5 spins – Week ending May 16 2020
SPINITRON: (Titles released May 2019-May 2020) KAFM, KBUT, KCSU, KDNK, KDUR, KFFR, KMSA, KOTO, KRFC, KRZA, KSJD, KVNF
1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP
2. DRAGONDEER – Mirage a Trois SINGLE
3. GABRIELLE LOUISE The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP *
4. DRAGONDEER – All Day SINGLE
5. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – The Bodhisattva Blues LP
ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (All CO titles – regardless of year of release)
In-state + national, international and Internet stations playing Colorado titles
1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – The Bodhisattva Blues LP
3. MOJOMAMA – Red, White and Blues LP
4. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go LP
5. THE LUMINEERS – III LP
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)
You make a big difference in what gets played on the show. Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM. Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.
A REMINDER: Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them. Thanks 🙂
(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online
The Higher Elevation – Country Club Affair – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (2008/1968)
The Moonrakers – Time And Place – Anthology (2006/1964)
(D) Pioneer Mother – Cocaine and Kisses – The Call (2020)
Kyle Hollingsworth – Stuff – 50 (2018)
Esmé Patterson – Light In Your Window – There Will Come Soft Rains (2020)
Ren Elizabeth – Things We Don’t Say – A Stranded Player (2020)
Soul Merchants – Crowns of Glory – Soul Merchants (2007/1986)
16 Horsepower – Single Girl – Folklore (2002)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – My Last Black Scarf – Unentitled (2011)
(P) David Lamb – Steal My Mind – The Grapeline Conspiracy (2020)
iZCalli – Silverspoon – Casa De Papel (2019)
Rose Hill Drive – Broken by the Storm – Mania (2017)
The Motet – Belly – Breathe (1999)
The Railsplitters – Everyone She Meets – Jump In (2017)
Kyle Emerson – Better – Only Coming Down (2020)
the Shamen – Spellbound – Singles 1 to 3 (2020)
Andy Palmer – Good Son – Hazard of the Die (2013)
Big Head Blues Club – Crossroads Blues (w. B.B. King) – 100 Years of Robert Johnson (2011)
(D) Luna Shade – Brotherhood (2020) The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Look It Here – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Bill Frisell – Bryant’s Boogie – Guitar in the Space Age (2014)
THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
String Cheese Incident keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Kyle Hollingsworth enjoying some fun with Liza Oxnard (piKziL, Zuba) and his family on a song he wrote for Yo Gabba Gabba
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