CP S12 EP43 2018

 Monday Nov 12, 2018

HAPPY VETERANS DAY
NEVER FORGET 

As we approach the midway point of November, it seems that site traffic has hit a hard roadblock of sorts. I hope you’ll remember to stop by and check out the new music in the MMMM and vote to KEEP or DELETE.

As this is the time of the year to give thanks – I cannot give enough to the stations and listeners who make this show possible.  I would love to meet you … and with that I’ll be appearing with my long time musical partner Chris Jackowski and local teenage fiddle phenom Jackson Earles at Red Truck Beer Company in Fort Collins on NOV 17, and with my full electric band lineup at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids in Longmont on NOV 24.  I hope you can come by so I can thank you in person for your support.

NEW this week YouTube Colorado Playlist of all the tracks from this week’s episode .. which includes new MMMM tracks from Foxfeather, AMZYKing Eddie, AMZY, Kid Reverie, Joe Johnson, and Tnertle.

Make sure you follow me on Spotify to find out what new artists I might be checking out.  This week’s Spotify playlist is short some fine tracks from SUCH, Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck, Zephyr and Alpha Centauri

I found all of this week’s tracks on YouTube – the first CP YouTube weekly playlists.  Pls let me know what you think.


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


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Speaking of Zephyr — very very happy that they along with original lead guitarist Tommy Bolin will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2019.

Also being inducted is the truly legendary Freddie-Henchi Band.  Both Zephyr and the Freddi-Henchi Band were signed early on their careers in the late 60s, but wound up being more regionally famous as time went on;   Zephyr until Candy’s death in 1984, and the FHB until the mid to late 80s when various life issues (drugs, booze, etc) decimated the band.

FHB would re-emerge in the mid 90s for a brief run.  Freddi “Love” Gowdy appears with Chris Daniels & the Kings featuring Freddi Gowdy today.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Brent Cowles w/ special guests Strange Americans at the Bluebird Theater (Denver) Fri, Dec 14

Gasoline Lollipops with The Grant Farm at The Fox Theatre (Boulder) New Years Eve, Monday, Dec 31

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – 3 nights! – Dec 28, 29, 31 – Globe Hall

Trout Steak Revival 2 shows…
Fri, Nov 30 at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (Denver)
Sat, Dec 1 at the Aggie Theatre (Fort Collins)

The Railbenders at The Bluebird Theater (Denver), Friday, Dec 21


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, Spotify or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP43

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

HOUR 1

Dan Fogelberg “As the Raven Flies” from Souvenirs (1974)
(D) Foxfeather “Come and Get Me” (2019)


Pint & A Half “Drive Drive Drive” from Boomtown Ghosts (2017)
Otis Taylor “Huckleberry Blues” from My World Is Gone (2013)
(D) King Eddie “Enter the Man” from Holographic Universe (2018) 
Drunken Hearts “Broken Things” from The Prize (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Imaginary Ships” from Crimes of Passion (2004)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Losers” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
(D) Tempa & Naor Project “Let Go” from Embers (2019)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
Pandas & People “Find you” from Out to Sea (2017)
Fred Hess “Norman’s Gold” from Single Moment (2008)

HOUR 2

Alpha Centauri “One Night at a Time” from Alpha Centauri (1977)
(D) AMZY “Feet On the Ground” (2018)


Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Such “You (Icytat Vocal Mix)” from You (2016)
(N) Kid Reverie “News” from Kid Reverie (2018)


Wood Brothers “Laughin’ or Cryin’” from One Drop of Truth (2018)
Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Queen of This Mess” from Queen of This Mess (2009)
Subdudes “Morning Glory” from Miracle Mule (2007)
Oxeye Daisy “Where Your Mind Goes” from Oxeye Daisy (2018)
(N) Joe Johnson “Interstate Lovesick Song” from Morgantown (2018)


Andy Palmer “The Switch” from The Switch (2017)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
(D) Tnertle “Apollo’s Outpost” from Burning Down the Sun (2019)

CP S12 EP41 2018

 Monday Oct 29 2018 Well, that’s it.  October is in the books, and with it the 2018 new release year.  It’s been an exciting year of music – and now it’s time to start working on what records will be considered among the best of the past year.  Be looking for upcoming polls and posts with your chance to vote.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Betsy Mortenson and Harrison Goodale, the principles behind Sustain Music & Nature, an amazing organization that recently invited the Burroughs to participate in in Songscapes.  Here’s our chat:  


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Brent Cowles w/ special guests Strange Americans at the Bluebird Theater (Denver) Fri, Dec 14

Covenhoven  at Swallow Hill Music (Denver) Fri, Nov 9

Gasoline Lollipops with The Grant Farm at The Fox Theatre (Boulder) New Years Eve, Monday, Dec 31

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – 3 nights! – Dec 28, 29, 31 – Globe Hall

Trout Steak Revival 2 shows…
Fri, Nov 30 at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (Denver)
Sat, Dec 1 at the Aggie Theatre (Fort Collins)

The Railbenders at The Bluebird Theater (Denver), Friday, Dec 21

Wildermiss with Silver & Gold and Ivory Circle at the Downtown Artery (Fort Collins) Friday, November 9


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


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Anyone doubting that the Album of the Year is for 2018?  Oh, and have you heard of Nathaniel’s new candy bar?

“A Little Honey” Handcrafted Chocolate with Honey, Blood Orange, and Marigold

“Inspired by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ “A Little Honey”, this limited edition craft chocolate is a fundraising collaboration between The Marigold Project, Small Batch America, and Fruition Chocolate Works. Made with 74% dark heirloom Costa Rican cacao, organic honey, blood orange, and marigold petals. Packaged in a letterpress sleeve.

Proceeds from ‘A Little Honey’ will benefit The Marigold Project and Denver Urban Garden’s work to support Denver residents in creating sustainable, food-producing neighborhood community gardens. DUG knows that in order to make lasting change, the community needs to drive it. That’s why every one of their urban gardens and farms have been started and led by local residents. They currently have over 170 gardens in six counties in the Metro Denver Area.”


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, Spotify or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP41

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

HOUR 1

The Samples “Could It Be Another Change” from Samples (1990)
(N) New Mexican “Broken Horse” from Take It On Our Shoulders (2018) 

King Cardinal “Seventeen” from Great Lakes (2017)
Great American Taxi “We Can Run” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
(N) Mojomama “The Big Easy” from Red White And Blues (2018) 
Slopeside “Saratoga” from Shoot the Moon (2018)
Flobots “Run (Run Run Run)” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Time Machine” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
Paul Kimbiris “Song of Summer” from May Day EP (2018)
FY5 “White Colored Pencil” from The Way These Things Go (2018)
Monocle Band “Medicine” from The Clearing (2017)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
Keith Oxman “Brothers, Michael and Jean-Marc” from East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

Zuba “Universal” from The New Cruelty (1996)
(D) Andy Eppler “Whistles in the Darkness” (2018)  

A.J. Fullerton “Smoke & Mirrors” from Kalamath (2017)
Andy Palmer “Good Son” from Hazard of the Die (2013)
Burroughs “Step into the Music” from Step Into the Music (2018)
(D) Bud Bronson & the Good Timers “End Of Our Lives” from Between the Outfield and Outer Space (2018)  
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Detonator” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
The Patti Fiasco “Saved by Rock and Roll” from Saved By Rock and Roll (2016)
Paa Kow “Pete Pete” from Cookpot (2017)

CP S12 EP31 2018

I love summers.  Anyone who is in the music industry .. and I suspect many many thousands who are not employed in the music industry … enjoys all the musical activity that takes place on stages large and small … from downtown – small town – events with strictly “local” bands to the biggest stages with the biggest names in the county.  And, we are in the thick of it.

Bohemian Nights at New West Fest is logged for 2018. As is usual for this annual event that is now moving towards 15 years old, many tens of thousands showed up to enjoy some 80 bands … over 99% of which were from Colorado.  It was a sunny hot weekend, and yes, after two years of weather miscues, the Subdudes finally managed to entertain us with a full Sunday start set.

I finished the Wellington Main Street Summer Concert Series in a thunder and hail storm this weekend.  And my band, GOATZ!, played in the rain for the 8th annual Fort Collins Peach Festival.

There are still many many more events to attend and to be a part of by the time I actually get to vacation in mid-September.

Congratulations to Ryan Chrys (Ryan Chrys and the Roughcuts) who was voted “Entertainer of the year” by the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame.  He was also nominated “Outlaw Group, 2018” by the Ameripolitan Music Awards

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

COLORADO PLAYLIST NEWS

  • 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins has moved the show from Saturday night at 8PM to Thursday mornings from 6-8AM.
  • KSUT Ignacio/Durango has added HR1 of the show and moved the time from 7PM Saturday nights to 10PM-12AM Saturday nights

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I had originally hoped to share this new video with you last week … a publishing reset and too many festival days got in my way.

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 EP31

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

HOUR 1

The Teardrops “Sweet Sweet Sadie” from Sweet Sweet Sadie (1966)
Beast “When We Rise” from Beast (1969)
(N) Wildermiss “Pieces” from Lost With You (2017)  

Esme Patterson “We Were Wild” from We Were Wild (2016)
You Me and Apollo “Ghosts” from Sweet Honey (2014)
(N) Jeff Finlin “Driving Wheel” from The Guru and the Girl (2018)

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
 “Hey mama” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Bonnie and The Clydes “the Storm” from Music for People: Part I (2014)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
(N) Rob Drabkin “Oh My (It’s A Good Life)” from Beautiful Day EP (2018)  
Andy Palmer “Black Moses (Harriet Tubman)” from The Switch (2017)
(N) Thunder And Rain “Tennessee Is Burning” from Start Believing (2017)

 

Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Joe Walsh “Rocky Mountain Way” from The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get (1973)
(D) OneRepublic “Connection” (2018)

Francis and the Wolf
 “Call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Megan Burtt “The Bargain” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) Rowan Kerrick “Nowhere Now” from Foolish (2018)  
Wood Belly “Georgia Wind” from Solid Ground (2018)
Euforquestra “Solutions” from Fire (2014)
The Apples in Stereo “Told You Once” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) My Body Sings Electric “Blame” from What It Means to Be Afraid (2018) 
A.J. Fullerton “Oh Frustration” from Kalamath (2017)
Drunken Hearts “Machines” from The Prize (2018)
Paa Kow “Pete Pete” from Cookpot (2017)

CP S12 EP27 2018

Another week and another weekend of live music in Northern Colorado.  The main event this weekend was a benefit for Women In Blues held at the Armory Event Center in Brighton.

Event organizer Kyle Deibler (Memphis West Music) filled me in that W.I.B. is an aspiring national level non-profit (501C3) organization. Colorado women in blues owned the sparsely attended event from the first act on.

Unfortunately, I was not able to stay to see the non-Colorado talent headlining the bill, due to a scheduled show with my own band.

The biggest surprise of the day was a revamped Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene.  Gone are Lance “Romance” Bakermeyer (bass) and Mad Dog Minnick (drums/vocals), who have gone back to the Hillbilly Hellcats with Chuch Hughes.

Lance and Mad Dog provided equal parts of the look, vibe and style to the original Crime Scene lineup – giving the band a unified and uniformed look and sound on stage – matching Kerry AND Pauly Six in performance intensity and style.  Wearing beards, caps, dark glasses and black shirts, the matching colorful fashion statement gone, a potentially darker and deadlier groove may be what we’ll get moving forward from the new rhythm section.

KPCS has a new album dropping very soon – I premiered a new track from the album (a Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood cover featuring Jim Dalton of the Railbenders) in the show this week .. it’s below in the MMMM.

Fresh off her album release show at the Walnut Room in Denver, Cass Clayton opened the show.  She and her airtight band showed considered homage to her obvious influences, that include Susan Tedeschi and Bonnie Raitt.

The Crime Scene and Cass Clayton Band were not the only ones appearing with new releases in hand.  Colorado Blues Society 2018 Band Champion, Mojomama, recently released their latest called Red, White and Blues.  Happily for me they included my favorite track on the album, Lazy RiverEef & the Blues Express rounded out the show, showcasing her formidable guitar chops, alongside the Colorado Blues Society 2018 solo/duo Champion Scott Hackler on keys.

The Brighton Armory is an exquisite small venue in our region capable of seating 300, or providing standing room only for 500.  They’ve been adding more and more shows there, produced either by the city of Brighton under the management of Gary Montoya or by independent promoters.

The sound system is more than adequate for the room, and stands out as among the best in the region – equaling those at venues such as the Armory in Fort Collins or the Boulder Theater or the Mishawaka Amphitheatre.  One criticism from me is that the room clearly needs additional baffling and sound absorption panels to knock down the boominess of a near empty room.

In a city that lacks even ONE non-public venue dedicated to live music, the Armory is a wonderful place to catch upcoming shows from the likes of popular regional acts like FACE Vocal Band, or national country acts like John Anderson (coming Oct 28) … and is EASILY accessible to Denver, Thornton, and other north metro communities.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Every once in a while a new artist appears, seemingly out of nowhere.  I cannot even begin to say where or how I heard of Jackson Emmer from Carbondale.  He’s been getting mad praise from the likes of No Depression, POPMATTERS and Rolling Stone, which wrote “Americana songwriters are a dime a dozen these days, but few are writing songs like Jackson Emmer.”

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 EP27

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

HOUR 1

The Moonrakers “I’m All Right” from Anthology (2007)
Astronauts “Little Ford Ragtop” from Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1964)
(D) Jackson Emmer “Don’t Leave Me Blue” from Jukebox (2018)

Monocle Band “Sad-Eyed Girl” from The Clearing (2017)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Joy” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
(D) Darren Garvey “First of the Year” from Heart Attack Sleeves EP (2018) 
Voodoo Kings “Eyes on You” from Faith & Whiskey (2018)
Churchill “Made a List” from Change EP (2012)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Time Machine” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
The SIR Band “Wading” from So Cold (2018)
(D) Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Summer Wine (feat. Jim Dalton)” from I Make My Own Luck (2018)  
Patti Fiasco “Blue Eyed West” from Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Glow” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Paa Kow “African lady” from Cookpot (2017)

HOUR 2

Poco “You Better Think Twice” from Deliverin’ (1971)
Rick Roberts “She Made Me Lose My Blues” from Windmills / She is a Song (2010)
(D) Gregory Alan Isakov “Chemicals” from Evening Machines (2018)

Kyle Emerson “Post-Egomania” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Thank you” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) Dierks Bentley “The Mountain” from The Mountain (2018)

The Railbenders “Hard Road” from The Medicine Show (2018)
SHEL “The Latest And Greatest Blueberry Rubberband” from SHEL (2012)
Paul Galaxy & the Galatix “White Train” from Slingshot (2004)
Francis and the Wolf “Call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
(N) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Up In Arms” from Long Way Home (2018) 
Pan Astral “Gulf of Mexico” from Suburban Blues (2016)
Rose Hill Drive “Broken by the Storm” from Mania (2017)
Paul Mullikin Quintet “Minor Profits” from TIME IS NOW (2014)

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)