News Notes and Spins – October 1 2012

EDIT 10/7/2012:  Welcome Radio 1190 back into the mix …. they got their Sept spins to us a bit late, but we’ll take em 🙂 … see station spins below.

Happy autumn.  We are now about 90 days away from posting our annual Best Of the Year poll – generated by the top scoring records of the year with the results from polling regional radio djs, music journalists and assorted Colorado music fans.  I would imagine we’ll see a couple dozen new releases before we close things off on Dec 1 — so if you’re in the process of getting an album out, now is the time.

Speaking of new releases – watch for Opie Gone Christmas #4 to come out this fall – Jake Schroeder called me to say that they were working feverishly on getting it done soon – and it will include the incomparable Dianne Reeves, Chris Daniels and others.

Happy B-day Chris Daniels who turned 60 on Sept 29 …

…Jake also let me know that 99.5FM The Mountain (KQMT) has canceled Mountain Homegrown, the wonderful Colorado music program he hosted the past 9 years.  The station cited budget reasons for discontinuing the program that was on every Monday night at 10PM.

KDUR has a new music director, Stella Dickson.  Reach out to her and say hi.  KDUR is very dedicated to airing Colorado music, so getting to know Stella is important <hint>
KDUR
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO, 81301
970.247.7288
http://www.kdur.org

TOP Video Picks – October 1 2012

While you’re checking out the charts below, dial up this batch of videos from The Yawpers, Flobots, John Oates and more … run time 35 minutes – enjoy.

TOP 40 TITLES – September 2012

(250 titles tracked / 144 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM Genre/format [added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(D) 1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade (self) Rock [Sep-12]
(3) 2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(14) 3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/AAA/jamband [Apr-12]
(1) 4. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana/AAA/country, folk [Jul-12] *
(21) 5. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/country-rock [Mar-12]
(5) 6. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk/country-folk [Jun-12]
(7) 7. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative/rock [Feb-12]
(2) 7. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/pop-folk [May-12]
(13) 8. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock/alternative [Mar-12]
(4) 9. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues/folk-blues [Aug-12] *
(23) 10. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative/rock [Aug-12]
(32) 11. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(D) 12. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years (self) Americana/jamgrass [Sep-12] *
(D) 13. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical (self) Pop/funk [Sep-12]
(R) 13. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self) Pop/country crossover [Feb-12]
(26) 14. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Rock/alternative [Jun-12]
(12) 15. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-12]
(10) 16. Churchill – The Change (Wire Bird) Rock/AAA/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(R) 17. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days (self) Rock [Aug-11]
(22) 18. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana/country [Jan-12] *
(R) 19. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Jan-12]
(R) 20. Chimney Choir – ladder (self) Folk/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(D) 20. The Moetones – Lowbrow (self) Rock/garage [Sep-12]
(D) 21. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) Rock/AAA [Aug-12]
(R) 22. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(R) 22. Raincheck – Raincheck (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [May-12]
(D) 23. SHEL – SHEL (Moraine/Mad King Records) Folk (Aug-12)
(D) 24. The Royal – Forever (self) Pop/rock [Sep-12]
(D) 25. Flobots – The Circle In the Square (Shanachie Entertainment) Rock/alternative/hip-hop [Aug-12]
(11) 26. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(18) 27. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative/pop [Feb-12]
(D) 28. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions (WBA Records) Blues [Aug-12]
(20) 29. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana/classic country [Jul-12]
(R) 30. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep (Mercer Street Records) Pop/adult contemporary [Dec-11]
(D) 30. Susannah Thompson – Watch Me Fly (self) Rock/acoustic rock [Sep-12]*
(6) 31. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Rock/jamband [Oct-11]
(R) 31. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor (self) Pop/AAA [Sep-11]
(R) 32. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin (self) Rock/alternative [Apr-12]
(R) 32. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak (Alison Records) Jazz [Aug-12]
(R) 32. Lindsay & the Lost Caravan – You Don’t Know Me (self) Rock/acoustic rock [Feb-12]

ADDED: SEPTEMBER 2012
A Shoreline Dream – 333
Air Dubai – Be Calm
Black Postcards – Light At the End
Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
Chris McGarry – Bare Bright Halos
Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years
Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
Julie Monley Quartet – Straight Up Jazz
Olivia Rudeen – S/T [EP]
OneRepublic – Feel Again [single]
Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
Stella Luce – Resurrection
Stuart Davis – Music For Mortals
Susannah Thompson – Watch Me Fly
The Moetones – Lowbrow
The Royal – Forever
The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior
Words in Flight – Music Is…
Wovenhand –  Laughing Stalk

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 SEPTEMBER 2012
8. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
15. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
16. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
17. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails
25. Places – No More Wasted Days
26. Musketeer Gripweed – Straight Razor Revival
26. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
27. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers
27. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats
28. Cassie Taylor – Blue
28. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
29. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn
30. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons *
31. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
31. Hindershot – Curse Us All
31. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
32. FaceMan – Feeding Time

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
5. 4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

KDNK (Carbondale) HOT SPINS
The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
The Lumineers – The Lumineers
Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

KDUR (Durango)
1. The Swayback – Double Four Time
2. The Moetones – Lowbrow
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Fingers of the Sun – Sleepy Time EP
5. Air Dubai – Day Escape

KOTO (Telluride)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Mosey West – Merica
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Grant Farm –  The Grant Farm
4. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Mango fan Django – Indigo Dreams
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *

KUNC (Greeley)
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
1. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
2. SHEL – SHEL
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

Open Air 1340 (Denver)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. The Knew – Man Monster
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
5. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs

Radio 1190 (Boulder)
1. Tennis – Young & Old
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
4. Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
5. Le Divorce – The Sting and the Light

The Colorado Sound
1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
2. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
3. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *
3. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
3. Jeff Brinkman – Strange

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
5. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions
4. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
5. Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
4. Air Dubai – Be Calm
5. JD Feighner – JD Feighner [EP]

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
4. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
5. SHEL – SHEL

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Tennis – Young & Old

Jazz
1. Raincheck – Raincheck
2. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
3. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
4. Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior
5. Mango fan Dango – Indigo Dreams

Pop/Adult Contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. The Royal – Forever
3. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
4. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
5. Cassie Taylor – Blue

Rock/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
2. The Swayback – Double Four Time
3. The Knew – Man Monster
4. Churchill – The Change
5. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days

*Serviced to radio/press by Rocky Mountain Music Network

 

News, Notes & Spins – September 1, 2012

Happy September 🙂  As the concert season begins its wind-down to the last few in October, I expect we’ll begin to see more releases coming out.  So, September-November are very important months as we also wind down the new release year and begin thinking about our favorite albums of the year – in anticipation of our year-end best of charts.  Hope you’ve been keeping track here and at your favorite stations around the state.  Picking this year’s best of is going to be tough.  While the total number of records to cross my desk is less than a year ago at this time, the quality of the releases this year has so far been pretty freaking amazing.  Good luck in picking your favorites.   The deadline for new record submissions for best of 2012 consideration will be October 31, giving those records at least enough time to get reviewed and/or played around the state for our annual panel of print music critics, radio personalities, and select industry purveyors.

No reports this month from KBUT (Crested Butte), KDUR (Durango), Radio 1190 (Boulder) and KUVO (Denver).  KDUR and Radio1190 staff have been busy with new admissions to their respective schools, and some of the KBUT staff took well deserved summer vacations.  A rare report from KSJD (Cortez/Mancos) – thanks to the on-air folks there for spinning enough Colorado titles to show up this month 🙂   Much love to those folks.  Other stations regionally have been very busy with administration/managment changes.    Here are a few job openings regionally.

POSITION: Program Director
KAFM Community Radio
Grand Valley Public Radio Company, Inc.
1310 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501, 970/241-8801

General Description: This job description does not list all of the duties of the job. The Program Director (PD) is responsible for all on air operations. Duties include selection, supervision, training and nurturing of on-air staff as well as ensuring the technical operations and legal compliance . The PD ensures all programming for KAFM including music, news, community affairs and Spanish language programming is of the highest quality and and is consistent and reflective of KAFM’s mission. Reporting to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the PD is part of the station’s management team.

Job Status: 25 – 30 hours per week
Part-Time Salary – 25-30 Hours per week
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: nine paid holidays, 14 paid vacation days, Employee Assistance Program, KAFM is an equal opportunity employer

POSITION: Part-time news reporter. KOTO Community Radio, Telluride.

Duties include news writing, reporting, on-air shifts and other duties as assigned. We are seeking a competent dynamic team member. Twenty hours per week to start with potential for growth. Please submit cover letter, resume and work samples to: news@koto.org. No phone calls please. KOTO is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION: San Miguel Educational Fund seeks an Executive Director for KOTO Community Radio.

The ED will report to the board of directors and will be responsible for all aspects of administration including financial management, planning, fundraising, public radio grant compliance and customer relations. The ED will represent SMEF to corporate and foundation funders, donors, partners, subscribers and the community at large. A minimum of five years non-profit and/or public radio management required. Salary commensurate with experience.Please submit cover letter and resume to Board President Todd Creel: todd@telluriderealestate.net No phone calls please. KOTO is an equal opportunity employer.

TOP Video Picks – September 1 2012

While you’re checking out the charts below, dial up this batch of videos from:  Jeff Finlin, SHEL, the Epilogues, the Lumineers, Sofie Reed, Great American Taxi, Churchill, and Bad Weather California … run time 30 minutes – enjoy.

TOP 40 TITLES – August 2012

(313 titles tracked / 146 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM Genre/format [added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(1) 1. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana/country-folk [Jul-12] *
(5) 2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Americana/folk [May-12]
(3) 3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(D) 4. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues/folk-blues [Aug-12] *
(8) 5. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Americana/country-folk [Jun-12]
(22) 6. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Americana/roots rock [Oct-11]
(6) 7. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(R) 8. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self) Blues [Aug-11]
(R) 9. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Americana/alt-country [Nov-11]
(R) 10. Churchill – The Change EP (Wire Bird) Rock/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(25) 11. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(10) 12. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Americana/folk-rock [Apr-12]
(9) 13. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock [Mar-12] 2012
(2) 14. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/jamband [Apr-12]
(11) 15. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory (self) Americana [Mar-12]
(12) 16. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines (Suburban Home) Rock/alt-country-rock [May-12]
(D) 17. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails (Paper + Plastick Records) Rock/alternative [Aug-12]
(4) 18. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(R) 19. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(22) 20. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana/country [Jul-12]
(21) 21. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/country-rock [Mar-12]
(16) 22. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana [Jan-12] *
(D) 23. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-12]
(R) 24. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(24) 25. Places – No More Wasted Days (self) Pop/rock [Jan-12]
(R) 26. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival (self) Rock/southern rock [Apr-12]
(13) 26. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Rock [Jun-12]
(R) 26. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down (self) Pop/rock [Jul-11]
(27) 27. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers (self) Rock [Mar-12]
(24) 27. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats (self) Indie/New Alternative [2011]
(R) 28. Cassie Taylor – Blue (Hypertension) Pop/blues [Aug-11]
(R) 28. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco (self) Rock/country-rock [Jul-11]
(29) 29. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-11]
(17) 30. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons (Mockingbird Records) Americana/country-folk [May-12] *
(R) 31. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits (self) Indie/New Alternative [Oct-11]
(R) 31. Hindershot – Curse Us All (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(R) 31. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends (Fellow Creature Recordings) Folk [May-12]
(R) 32. FaceMan – Feeding Time (self) Rock/alternative [Feb-12]
(7) 32. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(19) 32. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock [Apr-12]

ADDED August 2012
Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
Flobots – The Circle In the Square
Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
Free Bear – Free Bear
Gun Street Ghost – One Home
Jeff Brinkman – Strange
The Moetones – Lowbrow
Rosewood Divine – Rosewood Divine
SHEL – SHEL
Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
The Blue Rider – Way Out West
Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 AUGUST 2012
14. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
15. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
17. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons *
18. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self)
20. Raincheck – Raincheck
20. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
22. Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
22. Johnny Hickman – Tilting
23. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
23. The Say So – The Romantic
25. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater
26. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
28. Amazing Twin – Grown Alone
30. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
31. Glowing House – Days Run Out
32. Oakhurst – Barrel
33. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
33. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return

TRACKING UNDER THE TOP 40 August 2012
4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die
A Mouthful of Thunder – Slow Burn
A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time
a. Tom Collins – OH NO!
Air Dubai – Day Escape
Amazing Twin – Grown Alone
Andy Palmer – Sometime Around
Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
Anthony Ruptak – Red Mark
Ashley Raines & the New West Revue – One Trick Mule
The Autumn Film – 8 Track Tape
Bare Bones – Bare Bones
Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
Black Postcards – Inception
Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House
The Blue Rider – Way Out West
Bonnie & the Beard – Bonne & the Beard
Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
Chimney Choir – (ladder)
Chris Kennison – Simply Steel
Constitution – Wrestling with the Daylight
Curious Ghost – A Curious Ghost Pt 1
Dave Richey & Ruined Nation – No Peace of Mind
Delta Sonics – Live at Lincoln’s
Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
Euforquestra – Let Us In
Fingers of the Sun – Fingers of the Sun
Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
Flobots – The Circle In the Square
Fool For A Song – Fool for a Song [EP]
Force Publique – Force Publique
The Fray – Scars and Stories
Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
Free Bear – Free Bear
Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair
Glowing House – Days Run Out
Grant Sabin – The Homesick EP
Grass It Up – Alabama Tory
Gun Street Ghost – One Home
Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
Hearts In Space – Already Gone
Holler! – Gratitude
Honey Gitters – Poor Gitters’ Almanack
I Am The Dot – A Collection of Songs (2008-2011)
Ian Cooke – Fortitude
Instant Empire – Heavy Hollow
Instant Empire – Instant Empire
J. Miller Band – The Road to Elvado
Jeff Brinkman – Strange
Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age
Jim Stranahan – Free For All
John Statz – Old Fashioned
Johnny Hickman – Tilting
Jon Boland – Lightening In the Wires
Kailin Yong Peace Project Trio – Gravity Free
Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
Kentucky Parlor Pickers – Barn Burner
Kissing Party – The Hate Album
Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
Mesita – The Coyote
Mike Marchant – Indulgent Space-Folk Vol. 3: Binary Beach
Mike Marchant – Lost and Found Sound (2008-2011)
Mombi – The Wounded Beat
Monroe Monroe – Hello Moon
Moors & McCumber – Gravity
New Ben Franklins – [peter gabriel]
Oakhurst – Barrel [EP]
Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues
Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
Princess Music – Roger Tranquility
Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
Reckless Red – Reckless Red
Reverend Hooch – Reverend Hooch
Rick Stahl – Harmony House
Rob Drabkin – Rob Drabkin Live
Robert Wilson Blues Band – 45 RPM
Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
Rose Hill Drive – Americana
Rosewood Divine – Rosewood Divine
Ryan Dart – The Shift
Safe Boating Is No Accident – Live Without Dead Time
SAUNA – The Teen Angst Tape
Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
SHEL – SHEL
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater
Spring Creek – Hold On Me
Still City – Brittle Bones
Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
Strip the Stars – S/T [EP]
Tom Hagerman – Idle Creatures
Turn 4 – What You Do About It
Varlet – The Drifter
Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre
Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
The Yawpers – Savage Blue

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
4. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
4. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
2. Cassie Taylor – Blue
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *
3. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
3. Cassie Taylor – Blue
3. J. Miller Band – The Road to Elvado

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
4. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
5. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis

KSJD (Cortez/Mancos)
1. The Moetones – Lowbrow
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love

KUNC (Greeley)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
1. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep

OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
1. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
3. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater

The Colorado Sound
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
1. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Churchill – The Change

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
4. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
5. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
2. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
4. Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
5. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
3. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
4. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
5. Glowing House – Days Run Out

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Air Dubai – Day Escape
1. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
2. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
3. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
4. Force Publique – Force Publique

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Tennis – Young & Old
4. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
5. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight

POP/Adult Contemporary
1. Places – No More Wasted Days
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. Cassie Taylor – Blue
4. The Fray – Scars and Stories
4. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor

Rock/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. Churchill – The Change
2. Mosey West – Merica
3. The Swayback – Double Four Time
4. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
5. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails

* = serviced to radio by Chris Kresge dba Rocky Mountain Music Network

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP23 2012

I love the summer but not the heat.  LOL.  I love all the great opportunities we have to get outdoors and see live music in our communities.  If you’re around next weekend, I’ll be appearing as emcee at the Westword Music Showcase on Saturday June 23 (venue tbd), and at the Colorado Brewers Festival on Sunday June 24 … with a great lineup that includes Lion Souljahs, Beats Noir, Wasteland Hop, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Blue Canyon Boys, Mama Lenny & the Remedy, Liz Barnez …

in the meantime .. thanks for tuning into the show this week.  KRFC will no longer be rebroadcasting on Tuesday night, so your only chance to hear it in NoCo is on Saturday nights at 8PM.

Colorado Sound Video Picks (click to go)
Talisker Skye
Patrick Dethlefs
Megan Redmond
SuCh (Su Charles)
Ballistic featuring Xiren
Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Storm of Crows
The Epilogues
Rebel Tongue
Otis Taylor Band

The feature video this week is from former Tickle Me Pink bassist/vocalist Sean Kennedy who pays tribute to lost friend and bandmate Johnny Shou.

(D) = album debut on show  (N) = song debut on show

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Happiness Is” from Rocksteady (2010)
Rebel Tongue “Do For Love” from Movin’ On (2012)
Charlotte Sass “Not Alone” from Lighter Things (2012)
String Cheese Incident “Wake Up” from Untying the Not (2003)
Lumineers “Big Parade” from The Lumineers (2012)
(D) Bonnie and the Beard “Open Water” from Cascavel (2012)
The Congress “Distance” from Whatever You Want (2012)
Railbenders “Whiskey Drinkin’ Man” from Southbound (2001)
12 Cents for Marvin “Social Suicide” from The B-Load (2007)
Mesita “In A Life After” from Here’s to Nowhere (2011)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In a Man” from Like A King (2012)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Biggest Heartache on the Block” from The Spark (2005)
Leftover Salmon “Walkin Shoes” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Shirley “4th of July” from From A Bright Clearing (2012)
The Samples “Here and Somewhere Else” from Here and Somewhere Else (1998)
Drew Emmitt “Take The Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
(D) Soundrabbit “September” from Dont Forget to Remember (2012)
Jekylls “What I Want” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
The Heyday “Good Old Days” from Till We See the Sun (2010)
Coles Whalen “Paper Airplane” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
Hello Kavita “Colorado” from To A Loved One (2009)
(N) The Say So “Safe to Say I’m a Mess” from The Romantic (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “Nobody But You” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) SuCh (Su Charles) “Mesmerized” from Stretch Marks (2012)
Spoke In Wordz “Sugar Pills” from Sugar Pills (2012)
El Toro de la Muerte “Things In My Head” from Dancer These Days (2011)
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra “Zen and the Art of Samba” from Sharks And Manatees (2012)

News Notes & Spins – APRIL 1 2012

Happy Spring.  As I sit and write today we’re expecting record setting temps along the Front Range.  And as I sit and review the adds and spins for the month it appears we’ve had a record setting month.  The Lumineers self-titled debut on Dualtone Records was added by more stations (commercial and non-comm) than I’ve seen the past couple of years,  aside from much more well established and nationally popular acts like DeVotchKa, landing the debut far in front of the pack in scoring.  I fully expect that The Lumineers release will rise up quickly on the national CMJ charts that measure non-comm and college radio, where the new Tennis release, Young & Old, has held onto TOP 3 positions the past couple of weeks.

I’m often asked how many Colorado albums a year are produced and distributed to radio.  Going back through the past couple of years worth of charts, it appears I’ve tracked about 340 or so album titles during any given 12-14 month period, of which approximately 45-50% receive any measurable airplay monthly.  I estimate there are over 500 records a year coming from Colorado bands today, whether produced here or elsewhere.

I do have to point out that there are some severely underrepresented styles of music on the list of releases, including most forms of Loud Music (metal, punk, etc), hip-hop/rap, and pop-country.  It’s not that the music isn’t being recorded, nor is it that we lack that music in our live music scene.  Quite frankly these are highly popular styles that just don’t seem to grab the attention of the independent djs and programmers that make up the bulk of those who appear on air at the community and public radio stations I cull the spin data from.

I highly recommend paying attention to Westword and HeyReverb, as both those media outlets do an excellent job of exposing all of us to those styles we may not hear on the airwaves around the state.  And yes, I too wish for greater inclusion of all styles of music in radio and at the numerous music festivals regionally.  It is a common topic of conversation among those of us engaged in music festivals and radio around the state.

Re live music … I came across an article in Westword this past couple of weeks that’s worth mentioning … WESTAF introduces Independent Music on Tour, a grant program for local musicians.

Re radio news … KDNK (Carbondale) has a new Underwriter Director: Jen Roeser    …and KBUT (Crested Butte) is starting a new segment titled “Artistically Speaking” that will highlight cultural and art events from Gunnison to Crested Butte.  The segment is brought to KBUT by the Arts Alliance, and will air M, W, and F at 10 AM.

Speaking of radio — I’ve added a new feature this month.  Following the station by station breakdown, I’ve provided a Genre/Program Format breakdown that encompasses the major genres and/or radio program formats i.e.
Americana
Blues
Bluegrass
Folk
Funk/Hip Hop/Urban Contemporary
Indie/New-Alternative
Jazz
Pop/Adult Contemporary
Rock/Adult Alternative.

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

(D) 1.  The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Folk-rock [Mar-12}
(13) 2.  Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Country-jazz [Feb-12]
(19) 3.  Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self) Country-pop crossover [Feb-12]
(2) 4.  Otis Taylor – Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Feb-12]
(4) 5.  Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/pop [Feb-12]
(1) 6.  Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Alt-country [Jan-12]
(3) 7.  Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Alt-country-rock [Nov-11]
(17) 8.  Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) indie/alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 9.  Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir (On Joyful Wings) indie/alternative [Feb-12]
(25) 10.  Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self) Bluegrass/country-folk [Apr-11]
(D) 11.  Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline (self) Hip-Hop [Feb-12]
(D) 11.   The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) rock/alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 12.  Churchill – The Change (Wire Bird) indie/alternative [Feb-12]
(6) 13.  Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold (Manasses Records) Folk [Nov-11]
(12) 14.  Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self) Blues [Aug-11]
(5) 15.  Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn (self) indie/alternative [Nov-11]
(R) 16.  Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [Feb-11]
(R) 17.  The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco (self) country-rock [Jul-11]
(R) 18.  Mosey West – Vaca Money (self) Rock [Sep-11]
(R) 19.  Paper Bird – Carry On (Long Spoon) Folk  [Jul-11]
(D) 20.  Eric Gunnison – Trios (Synergy Music) Jazz [Feb-12]
(27) 21.  John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School) adult alternative [Apr-11]
(R) 22.  Beats Noir! – Beats Noir! (self) Hip-Hop/rock [Aug-11]
(D) 22.  Overcasters – Curses/Prayers (self) Rock [Mar-12]
(6) 23.  Katya Chorover – Big Big Love (Cat and Moon Records) Country-folk [Oct-11]
(D) 24.  Chimney Choir – (ladder) (self) folk-rock [Mar-12]
(20) 25.  Turn 4 – What You Do About It (Fuck All Y’all Records) alternative country rock [Nov-11]
(D) 26.  Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone (self) Blues [Mar-12]
(10) 27.  The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee (Blank Tape) Folk [May-11]
(28) 28.  Fox Street Allstars – Welcome to the Mighty Pleasin’ (self) Rock/roots/r&b [Jan-11]
(R) 29.  Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson (Ryko) Blues [Jan-11]
(7) 30.  Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Rock/roots rock [Oct-11]
(18) 30.  Spring Creek – Hold On Me (self) Bluegrass [Jul-11]
(R) 31.  Bonnie and The Clydes – Bonnie And The Clydes (self) Country/classic [Feb-11]
(10) 31.  Varlet – The Drifter (self) indie/alternative [Dec-11]
(D) 32.  Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound (self) Rock/reggae [Mar-12]
(D) 32.  Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On (self) Hip-Hop [Mar-12]
(R) 32.  The Hickman-Dalton Gang – The Hickman-Dalton Gang Vol II (self) alternative country rock [Jun-11]
(13) 32.  The Yawpers – Savage Blue (Adventure Records) Rock/roots [Jan-12]
(R) 33.  El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days (self) Rock [Aug-11]
(D) 33.  J. Miller Band – The Road to ELVado (self) country-folk [Mar-12]
(15) 33.  Juno What?! – Shameless (self) Funk/disco [Jan-11]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40
8. Devotchka – 100 Lovers
9. FaceMan – Feeding Time
11. Hindershot – Curse Us All
14. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
16. Ian Cooke – Fortitude
19. Places – No More Wasted Days
21. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
22. Rose Hill Drive – Americana
22. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
23. Justin Roth – Now You Know
24. John Oates – Mississippi Mile
26. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
26. Rorey Carroll – Roadside Lullabies
27. Georgann Low – Les Progres De L’Amour (Seasons Of Love)
27. Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre
28. Rene Marie – Voice Of My Beautiful Country
29. Andy Palmer – Sometime Around
29. Kim Jones – Lucky Girl
29. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats

MARCH ADDS
Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
Ben Markley – Shadow Valley
Bike Theft – EP
C.P. Carrington – The Valley
Chimney Choir – (ladder)
Euforquestra – Let Us In
Fresh Jefferson – Soulhawke
Gold Metal Sleeper – S/T
Hearts in Space – Already Gone
J. Miller Band – The Road to Elvado
Jaden Carlson – Tell Me What You See
John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions
Le Divorce – The Sting and The Light
Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
Overcasters – Curses/Prayers
Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
StaG – Rifle Meeker
Steve Kovalheck | Ben Markley | Marty Kenney | Chris Smith – Raincheck
Taylor Scott & Another Kind Of Magick – Back To Beale Live
The Blender Cats – Just Like This
The Canopy – Catch the Breeze
The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
The Lumineers – The Lumineers
The Morning Clouds – Wasted Youth Blues
The Pretty Sure – Subtle Sabotage
Tim Yunker and the Sound Junkies – Microphones Don’t Lie
Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live

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STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Otis Taylor – Contraband
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Driftwood Fire – How to Untangle a Heartache
4. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
4. Juno What?! – Shameless

KDNK (Carbondale)
* Bonnie and The Clydes – Bonnie And The Clydes
* Chimney Choir – (ladder)
* Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
* The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
* John Oates – Mississippi Mile

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
1. Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
2. Otis Taylor – Contraband
2. Paper Bird – Carry On

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

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Tennis – Young & Old
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Euforquestra – Let Us In
4. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Coles Whalen – I Wrote This For You

KUNC (Greeley)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
2. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
2. Wendy Woo – Austerity
3. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold

KUVO (Denver)
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Playground – Dreams Go Through My Mind
3. Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards
4. Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New
5. Steve Kovalheck | Ben Markley | Marty Kenney | Chris Smith – Raincheck

KVNF (Paonia)
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams – Live at Hodi’s
2. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
3. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
3. Otis Taylor – Contraband
3. Paper Bird – Carry On

Open Air 1340 (Denver)
* a. Tom Collins – OH NO!
* Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
* Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
* Hindershot – Curse Us All
* Paper Bird – Carry On

The Colorado Sound
1. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
2. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. The Swayback – Double Four Time
4. Churchill – The Change

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BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
3. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
4. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
5. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love

Blues
1. Otis Taylor – Contraband
2. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
3. Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
4. Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson
5. Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues

Bluegrass
1. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
3. Dave Richey & Ruined Nation – No Peace of Mind
3. Trout Steak Revival – Trout Steak Revival
4. Clarke Wright – Fiddleride

Folk/singer-songwriter/folk-rock
1. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
2. Paper Bird – Carry On
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
4. Justin Roth – Now You Know
5. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down

Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
2. Beats Noir! – Beats Noir!
3. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
4. Juno What?! – Shameless
5. Juno What?! – Late Night Live

Indie/New-Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
4. Churchill – The Change

Jazz
1. Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New
2. Eric Gunnison – Trios
3. Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards
4. After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack
4. Greg Garrison – Low Lonesome

POP / adult contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
3. Charlotte Sass – Lighter Things
4. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor

Rock / adult alternative
1. The Swayback – Double Four Time
2. Mosey West – Vaca Money
3. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers
4. Fox Street Allstars – Welcome to the Mighty Pleasin’
5. Varlet – The Drifter

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP10 2012

Ok, so I like keep telling folks – if it ain’t from Colorado I don’t know jack — so how was I supposed to know that the new Big Head & the Monsters “Sexy and I Know It” is a cover of the LFMAO track?   Huh?  Well?  If it ain’t from Colorado I don’t know it … (with extremely few exceptions).    I had to go to youtube to check out the LFMAO version (also finding Todd’s solo version … see below).  Can’t say as I care much for LFMAO’s version, but then I’m not a Venus beach type anyway — give me some “303” – speaking of which, Broken Tongues is representin’ – check out their intro video below … … Todd’s version of the song is much better IMO LOL.

I had one very great nearly three hour hang over a couple pints of Irish ale with Katie Glassman this week … after doing sound for her trio last week I became enthralled with the uniqueness of her voice – vocally and musically.  Turns out that before Sir Paul McCartney did his swing album, Katie had envisioned doing one of her own, complete with five songs that ultimately appeared on Paul’s disc … so, she does the Beatles classic Honey Pie and would love to get it to Sir Paul.  Anyone got his number?  If so, please pass it along to Katie.

Katie’s Snapshot gets my nod for featured album of the month on the Colorado Sound.  John Macy at Silo along with friends like bassist Eric Thorin who arranged / co-arranged four of the tracks, and an all-star band that includes keyboardist Eric Moon and E-tones drummer Christian Teele as well as over a dozen other world class session players and award winners  make it one seriously fun record … especially if you’re into Texas country-swing-jazz with a dollup of airy indie-pop cuteness drizzled throughout Katie’s vocal stylization.

The Lumineers is counted as a debut this week – although I’ve had this particular track for several weeks now, Dualtone just sent the album out – and it’s picking up mad adds at stations around the state, including  KBCO (Boulder), KFMU (Steamboat), KSMT (Breckenridge), KSPN (Aspen), and KYSL (Breckenridge) – making it a sure shot for a #1 Out of the Box (OTB) DEBUT for the month.

And just because it’s too much fun, I included the newly released video from the Hickman-Dalton Gang in this week’s post … ’bout one of the best country videos I’ve seen come out of CO the past couple of years… it forces at least a big grin and some foot stompin. … lay that one in next to Gary Bragg’s hilarious Free Range video

Here’s what got played on this week’s show.

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “This Is How We Do It in the Country” from Blovdy Tenent Trvth Peace (2004)
(D) Chimney Choir “ace of spades” from (ladder) (2012)
Juno What?! “You Can’t Stop It” from Shameless (2011)
Tommy Metz “Dreams Will Collide” from The Blossom Frontier (2010)
Electric Swingset “Inebriated Witch Doctor” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
(D) Rebel Tongue “Lose Hope” from Movin’ On (2012)
Coles Whalen “Wrecking Ball” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
Kelly J “I Didn’t” from It’s A Jungle Out There (2007)
After Midnight Jazz Band “Hit That Jive, Jack” from Hit That Jive, Jack (2012)
(D) Overcasters “Moonshift” from Curses/Prayers (2012)
El Toro de la Muerte “Things In My Head” from Dancer These Days (2011)
Carmen Sandim Sextet “Sampa” from Brand New (2011)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Pretty Lights “Future Blind” from Making Up a Changing Mind (2010)
(D) The Lumineers “Ho Hey” from The Lumineers (2012)


(N) Broken Tongues “The Way” from Crooked Skyline (2012)

Selasee Atiase “Pray for Me” from African Gate (2010)
Railbenders “Sweet Caroline” from Segundo (2003)
(N) Hickman Dalton Gang “Construction Man” from Vol. II (2011)

Lionel Young Band “Blues & Boogie Woogie” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
(D) Big Head Todd & the Monsters  “Sexy and I Know It” [single] (2012) – The cut I played on the show is a full band version that BTHM keyboardist and local producer/engineer (Hickman Dalton Gang among others) sent to me .. that he described to me as having been worked on in many different places out on the road this winter.  The video is Todd rockin it solo.

(N) Katie Glassman “Honey Pie” from Snapshot (2012)
The Swayback “Lost Lake Woods Club” from Double Four Time (2012)
Soul Merchants “Crowns of Glory” from Soul Merchants (2007)
(N) Varlet “In My Pocket” from The Drifter (2012)
Jim Stranahan “Caliente” from Free For All (2010)