CP S15:EP29 2021

MONDAY JULY 19 – I needed to wait until this morning for the official announcement for Bohemian Light Music Festival (formerly Bohemian Nights at New West Fest), the first of the three major Colorado-centric music events held over the summer.

This year’s event will be a smaller version of previous festivals, held over two days – Aug 14/15 – instead of three. Of course, it also means fewer acts than in past years: I count 45, down from what is normally about 70-75. Bohemian put together their own ’21 Bohemian Light Music Festival playlist.

Last week, the UMS announced its own scaled down lineup for Aug 27-29. I lost count of Colorado acts when I got over 95, a pretty hefty representation. Check out seventy-five of my favorites for the UMS on Spotify.

Adiel Mitchell, Heavy Diamond Ring, Kiltro, Los Mocochetes, The Milk Blossoms, The Still Tide, The Velveteers and Wildermiss are among the acts performing at both Bohemian Light and the UMS.

The annual Westword Music Showcase has moved to two days, Sept 17-18. Westword has not yet announced its Colorado lineup.

I’ll be featuring acts appearing at these events over the next several weeks.

TOP FIVE WK END JULY 17 2021

  1. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – Supramundane Blues LP (Apr-21)
  3. THE CRUSH – Essential EP (Mar-21)
  4. DARKARTS – Story of Sirens EP (May-21)
  5. AMBAR LUCID – Get Lost In the Music EP (Jun-21)

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function.

Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

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HOUR 1

Serendipity Singers Don’t Let the Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man) (1964)
The Astronauts – Movin’ – Surf Series: With the Astronauts (1965)
(D) LVDY – Lean In – Gold (2021)

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019)
Reverend Freakchild – Hippie Bluesman Blues – Dial It In (2018)
Flobots Me & You (Happy 2gether) (2021)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersFortune Teller (2021)
Born In The Flood – If this thing should spill – If this thing should spill (2007)
Jinx Jones – Bopalena – License To Twang (2001)
The 89s – Apple Of My Eye – Wash Away (2020)
(D) Thomas Harpole – Headlights (The 1916 Funk) – In Finite (2021)

Wildermiss – Carry Your Heart – Lost With You EP (2017)
The Still Tide – Keep It – Between Skies (2020)
Gerald Albright – Taking Control – G (2016)

HOUR 2

Bob Lind – Colorado Line – Since There Were Circles (1971)
Zephyr – The Radio Song – Going Back To Colorado (1971)
(D) The Velveteers – Charmer And The Snake – Nightmare Daydream (2021)

Kayla Marque – Mercy – Brain Chemistry (Right Brain) (2020)
Love Stallion – Big Rock Radio – Unforgettable Ride (2018)
Jay Silence – Rock n Roll – Grandma’s 45s (2021)
West Side Joe & The Men of Soul – Keep On Climbin’ – Keep On Climbin’ (2021)
Philip Bailey – Love Is Real – Love Is Real EP (2010)
Zuba – Planet Of Love – South Of Eden (1998)
(D) Erik Lunde – Long Time Overdue – Water From A Stone (2021)

Gabrielle Louise – Love On The Rocks – If The Static Clears (2016)
Johnny & The Mongrels – Louisiana Girl – Creole Skies (2020)
Emily Takahashi – Chicken Feather Blues – Not Spoken (2017)

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CP S15 EP20 2021

Monday May 17, 2021 – You know how you take a few days off, but it takes twice as many days to actually catch up? Yep … Last week’s visits included KLZR Westcliffe and KHEN Salida. The week prior included a run out to Durango and a visit with KRZA Alamosa.

As I’ve made my way around the state the past month, the conversations I had mostly were about Colorado music and how to build audience. Locally produced non-comms are committed to presenting music from our state. If you’re a Colorado based band or musician reach out to them and find the venues and events in our smaller cities and towns that crave live music. There is plenty of opportunity in our state.

To find out how you can get your music into the hands of independent programmers around the state, email rockymountainmusicnetwork@gmail.com.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is John Macy.

TOP FIVE WK END MAY 15 2021

  1. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  2. PORLOLO – No Praise, No Blame EP (June-21)
  3. AMZY Beast In the Bottle SINGLE (Apr-21)
  4. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  5. REVEREND FREAKCHILDSupramundane Blues LP (Apr-21)

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function.

Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

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.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Carole King – Hard Rock Cafe – Simple Things (1977)
(NT) Leftover Salmon – Category Stomp – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)

Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)
DeVotchKa – Let Me Sleep – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
Cary Morin & Ghost DogTrust (2021)
Andy Eppler – Nothin’ but the Rain – Broke Down Deluxe (2021)
Mollie O’Brien – Train Time – Things I Gave Away (2000)
Great American Taxi – Streets of Gold – Streets of Gold (2007)
(NT) YaSi – World Is Burning – Coexist With Chaos EP (2021)

iZCALLi – A New Lie – IV (2018)
Mojomama – We Are One – The Corona Tapes (2020)
Adam Bodine – Swamp Stomp – Scenes of Changery (2021)

HOUR 2

The Nails88 Lines About 44 Women (1984)
(D) AMZY Beast in the Bottle (2021)

CITRAOcean (2020)
Hello Dollface – Warrior Of Light – Warrior Of Light (2015)
Andy Sydow – Just One More Time – Time, Love, Everywhere (2021)
Richie Furay – Hand In Hand – Hand in Hand (2015)
(D) Porlolo – Ain’t No Use – No Praise, No Blame (2021)

Gasoline Lollipops – All the Misery Money Can Buy – All The Misery Money Can Buy (2020)
Leslie Tom – Born Too Late – Ain’t It Something, Hank Williams (2018)
Keith Oxman – I Was Doing All Right – Doing All Right (2009)

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CP S14 EP37 2020

Monday SEPT 21 2020Expressly and explicitly Colorado from the 60’s to today; from the biggest hit-makers and award winners in Colorado music history to some of the freshest new music emerging from the Centennial state.

Cary Morin, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Lumineers share TOP 5 postings this week in both the in-state chart and the Roots Music Report chart.  The outliers include Gasoline Lollipops, Gabrielle Louise, Reverend Freakchild and the Subdudes.

I will not be publishing a post next Monday SPT 28th, or the following Monday, OCT 5.  I’ll be on vacation, fishing in Montana.  

Dial up a 50+ year retrospective at the CP from the 60s to Today on Spotify or check out a playlist of tracks from 2020 at CP2020.  CP Best of the Decade 2010-2019 and CP Caribou Ranch Collection.  PLS be sure to follow.

You can also find every playlist I’ve ever made on my YouTube channel, dating back to 2012.  PLS be sure to subscribe.

TOP 5 WK ENDING SEPT 19 2020

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

COLORADO RADIO (15 stations / 165 titles tracked)

    1. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Aug-20)
    2. CARY MORIN– Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
    3. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
    4. THE LUMINEERSIII LP (Sep-19)
    5. GABRIELLE LOUISEThe Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (May-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (includes international, national and Internet radio stations regardless of date / year of release)

    1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF– And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
    2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
    3. THE LUMINEERSIII LP (Sep-19)
    4. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
    5. THE SUBDUDES – Lickskillet LP (May-18)

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. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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

HOUR 1

Crawler – Sail On – Snake Rattle & Roll (1978) **Caribou Ranch Collection**
(D) Brent Cowles – Shine – It’s Coals. (2020)

Cup-A-Jo – Can’t You See – Crazy Comes Easy (2019)
The Wood Brothers – Sparkling Wine – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Gabrielle Louise – See In The Dark – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
Andy Frasco – I’ve Got a Long Way to Go – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Acoustic Junction – Think About It – Acoustic Junction (1996)
The Samples – Here And Somewhere Else – Here And Somewhere Else (1998)
(P) Dango RoseRing Out! (2020)
Kelly Augustine – Thunder on the Mountain – Light in the Lowlands (2019)
OneRepublic – Future Looks Good – Oh My My (2016)
Keith Oxman – Afreaka – Glimpses (2018)

HOUR 2

Trillion – Hold Out – Trillion (1978) **Caribou Ranch Collection**
(D) Blakk Mantra – Perhaps We’ll Live – Welcome to El Rey Blvd (2020)

The Motet – What You Gonna Bring – Death Or Devotion (2019)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Fried Food/Hard Liquor – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
(D) ValdezSaint Munchausen (2020)

Finn O’Sullivan – When The Power Comes Back On – When The Power Comes Back On (2020)
Blue Canyon Boys – I Want You to Want Me – House Full Of Sorrow (2009)
SHEL – The Battle of Evermore – SHEL (2012)
(D) 2MX2Elevator (feat. Aja Black of the Reminders) (2020)

The Blue Rider – Rattlesnake – Year of the Horse (2016)
DeVotchKa – Straight Shot – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
La Cocodrila – Bop Bop Bop Bop – La Cocodrila (2019)

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CP 2020 – THE BEST LPs SO FAR

We are just about halfway through the 2020 release year that runs December-November.  This has been a pretty interesting release year.  Overall, I’ve seen a lot more EPs and singles released that I have in prior years.  You can thank Spotify and YouTube for that I think.  Check out what I’ve been playing this year.  And please – like, follow and subscribe.  In the meantime, here are the …

…TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2020 – SO FAR (vote for your favorite below)

There’s got to be no doubt that future Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Nathaniel Rateliff‘s solo album And It’s Still Alright is the presumptive #1 album of 2020 – in every way imaginable.  It’s certainly worthy of Grammy consideration for 2021.

Boulder natives The Wood Brothers return from their Grammy nominated One Drop of Truth with Kingdom In My Mind, once again demonstrating the depth of their Americana dust-bowl sounding roots.  It’s hard enough to get one album nominated for a Grammy.  It’s like winning a Super Bowl, or World Series.  Can the Boulder brothers get there again?

Denver newcomer Andy Frasco brought with him a very nicely produced summertime album, Keep On Keeping On, that captures a bit of the rowdy R&B feel of a Nightsweats album, but doesn’t put the full weight of his considerable songwriting and arranging skills there.  Andy likes venturing off into more pop directions.

This is modern music.  On their first release in three years, Free Your Mind, Boulder’s EDM sensation Big Gigantic turns the page on what it sounds like to fuse jazz, soul, funk, EDM, house and a myriad of other  sonic colors and textures.

Reverend Freakchild is one seriously enigmatic bluesman – no doubt due to his association with Naropa University where he’s studying for a graduate degree.  The Rev’s latest, the Bodhisattva Blues, has been sparring with Nathaniel Rateliff‘s latest for the #1 position in the Colorado titles chart at RootsMusicReport.com.  Oh, and it’s all covers.

WHICH ONE IS YOUR  FAVORITE SO FAR?

Best of 2018 – So Far

This subject has been on my mind for like a month now.  There have been some really excellent albums, EPs and singles put out since December 1 2017.  Here are the top  album picks of the year so far, based on regional non-comm / public radio airplay and my own thoughts on the subject.

Anyone looking for rock or pop will be disappointed – roots, blues, old school rhythm and blues and Americana (alt-country) are the name of the game this year around the state.

I embedded song files.  Go to their youtube channels or other streaming service to checkout full albums.  Better yet – support the band with a purchase.

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Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Tearing at the Seams — no doubt that this album will finish the year at #1 with a strong national showing, and ubiquitous CO airplay.

Leftover SalmonSomething Higher! — scan the non-comm/public radio dial statewide and this album, while not even nearly as popular as Tearing at the Seams, is crazy popular – as it should be since it’s one of the best the band has turned in over the past 25 years.

Wood BrosOne Drop of Truth —many people don’t realize that Chris and Oliver Wood are Boulder natives, and still claim it as home – even when they’re performing elsewhere.  Another HIGHLY played Colorado album around the state.

Reverend FreakchildDial It In! — the “reverend” is a traveler.  He was born in Hawaii and has been in bands in Boston, including an early version of Soul Coughing with Mike Doughty.  Today he’s living in Boulder and attending Naropa University.  For all my blues fans, this one is at the top of the pile. #highlyrecommended

Gasoline LollipopsSoul Mine — Clay Rose is known for being pensive and deliberate – living at the edge of damnation and redemption.  The band is enjoying a banner year in terms of bookings and regional radio airplay.