CP S12 EP23 2018

A NOTE about the MMMM … When I started it many months ago I intended it as a way to share the new music in this blog that I debuted each week in the broadcast version of the show. I never intended the KEEP or DELETE feature to be a way for fans of a band to just come in and run up votes without also experiencing the other new cuts I share … which has happened more and more over time.

I can tell every time a band’s fans only vote for the band that drives them to the poll.  A song may get 60+ KEEP votes while five other songs get a bare handful of votes.

I appreciate every vote that every song earns.  I hope those who vote for one song at least check out others that are shared.

It’s never easy to announce the end of an era, especially when it entails the death of a friend or family member. Last Wednesday, as I was finishing up production on EP23 news flashed across my FB pg that Coupe Studios (Boulder) founder Scott Roche passed away from cancer.

I did not know Scott well.  We knew each other professionally through the scene, and he always wanted me to know about some new record coming from Coupe.  I actually got to record one song there, one my late wife wrote called Once Upon a Snowflake.  It was the very first song I ever recorded.

The history of Coupe Studios will not end with Scott.  He was wise enough to know that all life ends and if the studio was to continue then younger people had to do the work – so he set it up that way – that a couple of younger guys would move the vision forward.

Long live Coupe Studios (founded in a chicken coop) – RIP Scott Rouch.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

 


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP23

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Hillbilly Hellcats “Rockabilly Rebel” from Our Brand (1998)
Judge Roughneck “Rude One” from Westword Music Awards ’97 (1997)
(D) Oxeye Daisy “Where Your Mind Goes” from Oxeye Daisy (2018) 


Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Hey Delila” from Black Beehive (2014)
(D) in/Planes “She’s Gone” from Radio Wave (2018) 


Brent Cowles “9th & Lafayette” from Cold Times (2017)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Living Proof” from The Weatherman (2013)
Devotchka “The Common Good” from 100 Lovers (2011)
(D) The Motet “That Dream” (2018)


OneRepublic “A.I. (feat. Peter Gabriel)” from Oh My My (2016)
Space Orphan “Coffee Green” from Shut Up About The Sun (2016)

HOUR 2

String Cheese Incident “Got What He Wanted” from ‘Round The Wheel (1998)
(D) Hunter James “Wind Blowing Through This Town” from Z Access (2018)


Andy Palmer “Black Moses (Harriet Tubman)” from The Switch (2017)
Brothers Keeper “Days Go By” from Todd Meadows (2014)
(D) Andy Eppler “We Build the Gods” (2018)


CITRA “Static Erratic” from Mr Copacetic EP (2018)
Paul Galaxy & the Galatix “Road Dog” from Slingshot (2004)
Dressy Bessy “Electrified” from Electrified (2005)
The Knew “Bang the Drum” from Man Monster (2012)
(D) Kayla Marque “Fold In Half” (2018)


Florea “Running of the Bulls” from Florea (2018)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home)” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Tia Fuller “Joe’n Around” from Diamond Cut (2018)

CP S12 EP19 2018

One of the most popular hits in classic rock history, Dream On by Aerosmith, came out three years before some disc jockey decided to play it on the radio – and the rest, as they say, is history.

I’m not saying the same thing is happening this week, but I want to draw your attention to two (D) tracks in this week’s show that came out a year ago and to this point never made it to the show – one from the Motet, and one from a “new” band out of Colorado Springs – Audible.  Let me know what you think of them in this week’s MMMM.

Another (D) track this week is from Andreas Devalera who I shared a stage with several months ago – and whose new release is the work, not of an 18 year old HS grad, but of someone many years older with greater life experiences and time spent on his multiple instruments.

Already proficient on 10 instruments, Andreas is one of those kids voted on as most likely to succeed – and evidenced by such a stunning debut, I’m inclined to agree.  Sorry I don’t have an embed for the song I played.  His cd release show was last night in Denver – so it may take a little while longer before the album is uploaded to your favorite new music streaming site.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP19

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Acoustic Junction “Broken Mirrors” from Acoustic Junction (1996)
(D) Andreas DeValera “Falling” from Andreas DeValera (2018)
Coal Town Reunion “eden” from Thought I’d Die In This Place (2017)
(D) Vermillion Road “Gasoline” from Escape EP (2018)

Ivory Circle “Never Let Me Go” from Scalene EP (2018)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Everything About You” from Black Beehive (2014)
(D) The Motet “Supernova” (2017)

Dubskin “That Day Will Come” from Light the Dark (2017)
The Dominant 7 “South Corea” from 14 Channels (2010)

HOUR 2

The Fluid “On My Feet” from purplemetalflakemusic (1993)
Retrofette “Skeletons” (2016)
Blue Rider “Sungazer” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “No Doubt About It” from Unentitled (2011)
(D) Audible “Whoa” (2017) 


Kyle Emerson “In My Mind” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Katey Laurel “Only Human” from Periscope (2014)
Monocle Band “As Fast as I Can” from Monocle Band (2013)
(D) Thunder And Rain “Start Believing” from Start Believing (2018)

Antonio A. Lopez “Bluebird” from Cloud 9000 Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP (2016)
Gasoline Lollipops “Mustangs” from Soul Mine (2018)
Jon Wirtz “Watching the World Wake Up” from Tourist (2013)



June 3– Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
June 9 – Laughing Goat (Boulder)
June 12 – Chris K solo at Your Mom’s House (Denver)

CS S12 EP 17 2018

This was a bittersweet weekend.  After reporting in my show this week that long time Denver Cap-Hill icon Denver Joe passed away, I attended a memorial at 3 Kings Tavern on Saturday.

It was very nice to see some old friends, many of whom I haven’t seen in a decade – since the Cricket on the Hill closed in 2008.  Among those in attendance was Bob Rupp, former owner of Rupp’s Drums, and still a major supporter of the scene locally.

According to Bob and his wife, he’s been dealing with stage four cancer the past couple of years, that originated as a form of brain cancer, and metastasized into other parts of his body.  Fortunately, Bob has been taking a highly targeted medication that has seemingly stopped the cancer in its tracks.  Anyone who’s known Bob over the years knows of his insanely positive outlook on life.  It was in full display on Saturday.

House concerts.  Ever gone to one?  For those of us into singer-songwriters, or non-amplified acoustic based music, house concerts provide an option from more established types of venues that often are too noisy, program start times too late, and provide little in comfort.

Unfortunately, since house concerts are invitation based events you won’t find a calendar that promotes them.  I’ve been or participated in two this season so far – both with about 25-30 audience members.  Highly enjoyable.

Speaking of non-amplified acoustic music – I had breakfast at the Bacon Social House on W. 44th in Denver this weekend, and noticed they’re seeking approval to include that on their premises.  Acoustic musicians may want to keep an eye on that as it develops.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP17

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Poco “Pickin’ up the Pieces” from Pickin’ Up The Pieces (1969)
(D) John Statz “Elizabeth” from Darkness On the San Juans (2018)
The Still Tide “Give me time” from Run Out EP (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Conquistador” from Crimes of Passion (2004)
(N) Kid Astronaut “Wolf” from Full Moon (2018)


Leftover Salmon “Show Me Something Higher” from Something Higher (2018)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from Sweet Honey (2014)
String Cheese Incident “Can’t Wait Another Day” from Song In My Head (2015)
(D) David Starr “Don’t Give Me Hope” from South and West (2018)


Petals of Spain “good life” from Daydream (2017)
Wildermiss “Keep It Simple” from Keep It Simple (2017)
Peter Sommer “Upper Manhattan Medical Group” from Happy-Go-Lucky Locals (2017)

HOUR 2

Beast (Colorado) “spaceman” from “Beast” (1969)
(D) The Hunger Artist “Gotta Live a Life” from Uh… EP (2018)


Mama Lenny and the Remedy “desire” from Rain Fire (2016)
Brothers Keeper “cold rain” from Todd Meadows (2014)
(D) Straight Six “Middle of the Road” from Straight Six EP (2018)


Plum “Light Years, Dark Years” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Dragondeer “When I see you” from If You Got the Blues (2018)
The Wendy Woo Trio “Crisis” from Luxury (2007)
Flobots “The Rose and the Thistle” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
(D) Romero “Goodbye” from Rocknrolla (2017)


Railbenders “Whiskey Rain” from Segundo (2003)
Chris Daniels and The Kings with Freddi Gowdy “Them changes” from Blues With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Earth dance” from The Arrival (2015)

CP S12 EP10 2018

Can only stop in briefly this week.  We had company in from out of state, so we took them out to see some live music, and visit Red Rocks and Pikes Peak.  Of course the car had plenty of Colorado music on board.  Enjoy this week’s Monday Morning Music Meeting.

On another note, I continued to purge old records from the library I haven’t played in years, and while doing so I rediscovered some titles I haven’t played and perhaps should be.  Cleaning out closets is always fun, isn’t it?

Happy 2nd birthday to 105.5 The Colorado Sound. It’s been one of my deepest honors, after nearly 40 years associated with radio and music in Northern Colorado, to be a part of this incredible station.  I can’t thank my friends Neil Best, Robert Leja, and Benji McPhail enough for bringing me into the family over two years ago now, when they asked to buy my old show name “the Colorado Sound” and include me in the on-air team.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’m always amazed by the talent of our youngest members in the music scene.  Taylor is just graduating high school, will be attending CSU in the fall, and is set to explode on the scene …


MONDAY MORNING
MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP10

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Rare Silk “Up from the Skies” from American Eyes (1985)
(N) Grant Farm “Lazy Gold” from Meeting On the Mountain Live Vol. 1 (2018)
Petals of Spain “Dearly beloved” from Daydream (2017)
Danny Shafer “Small Town Blues” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
(N) Dragondeer “Easy With Me” from If You Got the Blues (2018)


Richard Dean “Eileen” from Vignettes (2017)
Megan Burtt “Cover my Eyes” featuring Chris Daniels from In Good Company (2013)
Churchill “Lock Your Heart Down” from War Within EP (2013)
(N) Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Coolin’ Out (f Lucius)” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)


Edison “Open Road” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Wipeout Turn” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
The Jazz Arts Messengers “A Minor Specification” from 14 Channels (2010)

HOUR 2

Acoustic Junction “Build a Road” from Love It For What It Is (1991)
(N) Ivory Circle “Never Let Me Go” from Scalene EP (2018) 


Paper Bird “Sunday” from Paper Bird (2016)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
(D) I, Alone “Good Fight” from Collateral Beauty (2018)


Places Back Home “Tides” from Fall Apart (2018)
Drew Emmitt “Get ‘er Rollin’” from Long Road (2008)
Great American Taxi “One of These Days” from Reckless Habits (2010)
(D) Paranoid Image “Keep Your Heart” from Keep Your Heart (2018)


Plum “Love Is In the Air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Kyle Hollingsworth “Stuff” from 50 (2018)
Lynn Baker Quartet “Home of the Whopper” from LectroCoustic (2013)



March 23 – Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley)
March 31 – Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 7 – Jamestown Mercantile (Jamestown)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)



 

CP S12 EP08 2018

March 5, 2017 … this is the 9th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist (formerly Colorado Sound) blogsite.  Can’t say thanks enough to those who come here often – knowing that people are coming by is enough for me to keep this going.

Colorado music history is filled with examples of musicians who moved here and stayed awhile and those who moved here and stayed permanently.  As well, the stories also extend to those who were born and/or raised here and moved on to other places.

John Oates has been a Colorado resident and participant in our statewide music scene for many years.  His Rocky Mountain rhythm section – Michael Jude and John Michel – also make up two thirds of the Vail based Brother’s Keeper.  John has also produced records for Colorado acts Paper Bird and David Starr, and released a single with Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic.

The Wood Brothers are Chris and Oliver Wood.  They grew up in Boulder and left, separately.  It’s been reported that at their Red Rocks appearance in 2017 they said they lived in Boulder.  They may list Nashville as their current location, but Boulder will always be home to Chris and Oliver.

Both John Oates and The Wood Brothers have new albums out that I just added to the playlist, and included in this week’s MMMM.


MONDAY MORNING
MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP08

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Dan Fogelberg “Longer” from Phoenix (1980)
Poco “Shoot for the Moon” from The Essential Poco (2005)
(D) John Oates “Arkansas” from Arkansas (2018)


Lumineers “Ophelia” from Cleopatra (2016)
Trout Steak Revival “Go On” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
(N) Kyle Hollingsworth “All Falls Apart” from 50 (2018)
Deep Pocket Thieves “Blue De Agave” from Fate (2017)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Pine Box” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
The Apples in Stereo “Told You Once” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) Voodoo Kings “Eyes On You” from Faith & Whiskey (2018)

Petals of Spain “Dearly Beloved” from Daydream (2017)
Francis and the Wolf “What is Left” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Paul Mullikin “Minor Profits” from Time Is Now (2014)

HOUR 2

Jill Sobule “I Kissed a Girl” from Jill Sobule (1995)
The Reals “Partly Cloudy” from Partly Cloudy (1998)
(N) Wood Brothers “Happiness Jones” from One Drop of Truth (2018)


Eef & the Blues Express “I Need You to Leave Me Alone” from All Rivers Run To The Sea (2015)
Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
(D) Jill Brzezicki “Darkness Falls” (2018)
Monocle Band “Medicine” from The Clearing (2017)
The String Cheese Incident “Stay Through” from Song In My Head (2015)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
(D) Instant Empire “Tomahawk Tongues” (2018) 

Plum “Love is in the Air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Dragondeer “Broadway Avenue” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Peter Sommer “The Fruit” from Crossroads (2008)



March 16 – New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins)
March 23 – Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley)
March 31 – Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)

CO Playlist – S12 EP03 2018

 The new Washington’s in Fort Collins is for real, as any of us who have known Bohemian over the years might expect.  It defines sumptuous in music venues in Colorado, and reasonably speaking perhaps nationwide.

 Add in the recent  opening of the new musically focused Elizabeth Hotel, and the Magic Rat music room and Fort Collins now sets the standard in the region … and again perhaps nationally … with Bohemian’s Music District as a core piece of the long held vision by Pat Stryker to turn Fort Collins into a world class music city.

Full disclosure in order:  I do contract work for Bohemian, and I’ve counted Pat as a valued personal friend for many years.  Many other close personal friends of mine also work for Bohemian entities.

Visiting the respective websites and going to these places yourself will do far more than any accolades I toss out there … just go do it.  You’ll be really impressed, if not totally blown away.

PS … also check out the Armory … the original Bohemian music room in Fort Collins – again, a sumptuous national level music room for 250 people.


David Givens from legendary Colorado band Zephyr dropped this on FB this weekend. “Candy Givens was a one of kind, pioneer female singer/musician who led the popular Colorado rock band, ZEPHYR, from 1969-1984. This track is a remix of “Love Comes Running” from the album HEARTBEAT originally released in 1981.”

I’m truly looking forward to playing the remix of HEARTBEAT on the show.



105.5 The Colorado Sound & The Colorado Playlist Present

Leftover Salmon at the Aggie Theater – Feb 2 & 3  

Slow Caves at Lost Lake – Feb 23



MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP03

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Firefall “It Doesn’t Matter” from Firefall (1976)
(N) Andy Sydow “Lonely Love” from Reasons for Departure (2018)
Andy Monley “Blue Light” from Denver (2001)
The Lumineers “Sleep on the Floor” from Cleopatra (2016)
(N) Crowboy “Burn in Hell” from Coming Into View (2018)
Coal Town Reunion “Eden” from Though I’d Die In This Place (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Imaginary Ships” from Crimes of Passion (2004)
SHEL “The Latest And Greatest Blueberry Rubberband” from SHEL (2012)
(D) Rubedo “Tell A New Story” from Vaca (2018) 


Eros and the Eschaton “Rxx” from Weight of Matter (2016)
The SIR Band “Go” from So Cold (2018)
Peter Sommer “Upper Manhattan Medical Group” from Happy-Go-Lucky Locals (2017)

HOUR 2

Zuba “To Whom It May Concern” from The New Cruelty (1996)
(N) Silver & Gold “Lincoln City” from Point A – Point A (2018)


Achille Lauro “Lighting” from Flight or Flight (2012)
OneRepublic “Future Looks Good” from Oh My My (2016)
(N) Plutinos “Dream Is Lost” from Plutinos EP (2018) 

Kyle Emerson “Worth It” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “They Want Me Here” from Love Runner (2014)
Oakhurst “River and Sticks” from Dual Mono (2005)
(D) from Cold Nights (2018) 


Hello Dollface “Face it” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Eldren “We Just Want the World” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015)
Garrett Sayers Trio “Mrs Lee” from Thinkbox (2017)

Colorado Playlist – S11 EP49

Merry Christmas. 

Here are some Colorado Christmas classics for the day.

PLAYLIST S11 EP49

HOUR 1

Dianne Reeves “Little Drummer Boy” from Christmas Time is Here (2004)
Morning Bear “Take Flight” from Take Flight (2016)
Monocle Band “As Fast as I Can” from Monocle Band (2013)
Jekylls “Jingle Bells” from A Very Jekylls Christmas EP (2013)
Rob Solomon “Christmas Memories” from A Rocky Mountain Christmas Collection (2000)
OneRepublic “Won’t Stop” from Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
Wendy Woo “Come Home for Christmas” (2018)
Hello Dollface “In Your Light” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Paa Kow “Uncle Leo” from Ask (2014)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “(Have I Been) Naughty Or Nice?” from It’s A Crime Scene Christmas (2015)
John Weeks Band “Closer to Home” from Dark Angel (2017)
Katey Laurel “White Christmas” from This Is Christmas (2016)
Bill Frisell “Baja” from Guitar In the Space Age (2014)

HOUR 2

Chris Daniels & the Kings “Santa’s Dog House Blues” from A Rocky Mountain Christmas Collection (2000)
This Broken Beat “I Heard You Lost Your Smile” from What’s On Your Mind (2018)
Natalie Walker “Cool Kids” from Spark (2011)
Ivory Circle “Silent Night” (2016)
Face “Ugly Christmas Sweater” from Bring On Christmas (2018)
Chimney Choir “poor boy” from (compass) (2013)
Dave Beegle “Currents” from River of Peace (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Baby It’s Cold Outside (feat. Julie Davis)” (2017)
Poco “Bad Weather” from The Very Best of Poco (1975)
Goatz! “Once Upon a Snowflake” (2011)
SHEL “Sleigh Ride” (2013)
Keith Oxman “A Vaunt Guard” from East of the Village (2017)