The Colorado Sound – V4 EP44 November 2012

Always love this time of year.  If you have been keeping track, anything new that comes out now is a 2013 release.  Here in a few weeks I’ll be compiling picks for the BEST OF 2012 chart and year end program.  If you’re involved in the scene locally, and you think you know what’s up with Colorado music, hit me up for a full list of all 2012 releases I’ve been tracking.  New music in this week from Honkytonk Homeslice, the SCI band featuring Bill Nershi and his wife along with  Scott Law and some friends.  Also picked up the new Devotchka record Live with the Colorado Symphony that’s pretty bad ass.  The Hollyfelds got their new disc to me this week – and it will no doubt launch them into their 5th Westword Music Award – and thereby push them into the Westword Music Hall of Fame since it would be their fifth win.  ENJOY the videos … picked 12 from the show this week … about 50 mins.

PLAYLIST

[V] Richie Furay “Real Love” from Heartbeat of Love (2006)
Chris Thompson & the Coral Creek String Band “Catfish John” from Forty Years (2012)
(D) Devotchka “Along the Way” from Live With the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (2012)
Bare Bones “Come In/Stay Out” from Bare Bones (2011)
[V] Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012)
[V] (D) The Hollyfelds “Handmade Paper” from Title Stealers (2012)
Coles Whalen “Beautiful Without Me” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
The Heyday “Had A Feeling” from Till We See the Sun (2010)
[V] (N) The Gromet “Empty Space” from Barren (2013)
(N) Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors “That’s All Right” from Golden Plates (2012)
[V] Black Postcards “Shadow Box” from Light at the End (2012)
[V] (D) Glowing House “Taming Lions” from Days Run Out (2012)
Adam Bodine Trio “Extra Pale Aliases” from Up ‘N Hear (2011)
Sugarloaf “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” from Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You (1975)
[V] Freddi / Henchi and the Soulsetters “I Want to Dance, Dance, Dance” from Crown Princes of Funk: The Last Set (2010)
(D) Honkytonk Homeslice “Texas Town” from Just Passin’ Thru (2012)
[V] Sofie Reed “Human Every Day” from Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (2012)
[V] Otis Taylor “Contraband Blues” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
(N) Bop Skizzum “Promise Land” from Coloradical (2012)
Charlotte Sass “Not Alone” from Lighter Things (2012)
Jeff Brinkman “Halo” from Strange (2012)
[V] String Cheese Incident “Sirens” from Untying the Not (2003)
[V] (N) Mega Gem “Don’t Call Me Romantic” from Colors of the West (2012)
[V] Mesita “The Coyotes” from The Coyote (2012)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Everything’s Alright” from Spools of Thread (2010)
(N) Tia Fuller “Descend to Barbados” from Angelic Warrior (2012)

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP43 November 2012

Some great new music came in this week.  Alan & Martin are out of Salida – I don’t get much from down that way.  They’ve got a very cool classic sounding honky tonk number in this week’s show that does bring to mind some of Dwight Yoakam’s tunes.  Also really been getting into the new Mega Gem album – that Marquee Mag publisher Brian Johnson called “…the most intoxicatingly happy album of 2012.”  Lots of new music in the show this week .. so I hope you’ll go to the sites I’ve linked to and check out more of what’s going on.  The video playlist is a sampling of this week’s show .. right around 45 minutes. Enjoy … hope you’ll stream it.


PLAYLIST

Yonder Mountain String Band “Out of the Blue” from The Show (2009)
Dan Fogelberg “Come to the Harbor” from Love In Time (2009)
(D) Alan & Martin “Missin’ Kissin’ You” from Only Boys Back Then (2012)
Dave Sonner “Artists Heart” from The American Campus (2011)
SHEL “Freckles” from SHEL (2012)
(D) Mega Gem “Puddles” from Colors of the West (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “Ruby” from Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
The Don’ts and Be Carefuls “The Still Favorites” from Sun Hits (2011)
The Fluid “On My Feet” from purplemetalflakemusic (1993)
The Swayback “Lost Lake Woods Club” from Double Four Time (2012)
(N) Sera Cahoone “Deer Creek Canyon” from Deer Creek Canyon (2012)
Lumineers “Big Parade” from The Lumineers (2012)
(D) Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade “Rudy-Go-Round” from Quiver (2012)
Leftover Salmon “Lovin’ In My Baby’s Eyes” from The Nashville Sessions (1999)
Sweet Water Well “In My Walls” from Watermelon (1997)
(D) Elephant Revival “Don’t Drift Too Far” from It’s Alive (2012)
Chris Daniels “Medical Marijuana” from Better Days (2012)
Zach Heckendorf “All the Right Places” from The Cool Down (2012)
(N) Flobots “Run (Run Run Run)” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
(N) Ten Pound Elephant “Blood Stained Bills” from Ten Pound Elephant (2012)
Andy Palmer “Grrr” from Sometime Around (2011)
The Czars “Paint the Moon” from Goodbye (2004)
(D) Wovenhand “The Laughing Stalk” from Laughing Stalk (2012)
(N) Epilogues “Call Me a Mistake” from Cinematics (2012)
(N) Polarity “Song for Patrick” from King of Hearts (2012)

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP41 2012 + Pepper Tree (review) + Alchemy (video)

I guess it was a week or so ago when I mentioned to my wife I had not heard anything in years from John William Davis, and I wondered how he’d been since I last saw him round about 2005 or maybe 06.  His debut album, Dreams of the Lost Tribe, has remained a vibrant part of my music consciousness for fully a decade now, a wonderful still frame of deep Southern mysticism and mythology …of swamp moss, diamond backs, hurricanes, bull gators, floods and deep spiritualism.  So, it was with considerable joy that I caught a post by John on Facebook this week – announcing a new recording; this one a stripped down guitar and vocal release, no less a work in lyrical imagery or in his incredibly adroit guitar style.  On the first single, Pepper Tree, he begins by telling us he’s been staring at a crack in the wall indeterminately, waiting for it to blink, before enjoining us to be aware of the chimpanzee in the tree who he imagines looks a “whole lot like you and me.”  In the telling, a baboon wants to kick the chimp’s ass and a crocodile wants to “gobble you up with that pepper seasonin’.”  Cocaine contrails and perfume bombshells, an angel with bent wings and a tail on fire…. and in all of it a lesson for living … “if you ever get stuck up in the pepper tree, you’d better hang on tight if you happen to sneeze.”

We’re blessed here in Colorado to have a couple of fellas who know how to use words to paint stories with details that lesser songwriters can only imagine and then attempt to conjure with vapid cliches.   As John William Davis is just releasing his new work, Jeff Finlin is preparing one – a kickstarter project in place, and a new video accomplished with the help once again of award winning steel guitarist and up and coming filmmaker Sally Van Meter.  Enjoy.

PLAYLIST

(D) = debut of new album, ep or single release.  (N) = a new track from previously debuted album or ep.  (D) and (N) => linked to artist/band.

The Samples “Tom Joad” from Return to Earth (2001)
Acoustic Junction “Strange Days” from Strange Days (2000)
(D) Ten Pound Elephant “Talk to Me” from Ten Pound Elephant (2012)
Petals of Spain “Working 9 to 5” from Late Night Visitor (2011)
FaceMan “Feeding Time” from Feeding Time (2012)
(N) I’m With Her “Hang Among the Stars” from I’m With Her (2011)
Firefall “Cinderella” from Firefall (1976)
Chris Thompson & the Coral Creek String Band “Catfish John” from Forty Years (2012)
Ash Ganley and Lyons Rock Council “Elysian Fields” from Dark Fuel (2006)
(D) John William Davis “Pepper Tree” from Dead Simple, Vol. 1: You Talk Funny (2013)
Cary Morin “Sing It Louder” from Sing It Louder (2011)
(D) Jill Brzezicki “The Horizon” from The Horizon (2012)
After Midnight Jazz Band “A Smooth One” from Midnight in Madison (2010)
Dan Fogelberg “Part of the Plan” from Souvenirs (1974)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Broken Hearted Savior” from Sister Sweetly (1993)
(N) Jeff Brinkman “Face” from Strange (2012)
(N) Bop Skizzum “Known It All Along” from Coloradical (2012)
Places “Honesty” from No More Wasted Days (2012)
(N) Beats Noir! “Going Nowhere (feat. Venus Cruz)” from Where the Sun Goes Down (2013)
The Blender Cats “Somethin’s Gotta Give” from Just Like This (2012)
Megan Burtt “Walls Come Down” from Megan Burtt (2008)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Hippie In My House” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Palmer Divide “Knockin’ At Your Door” from Shenandoah Train (2009)
Esme Patterson “My Young Man” from All Princes, I (2012)
Lumineers “Ho Hey” from The Lumineers (2012)
Strange Americans “Roses On Ice” from A Royal Battle (2012)
Shirley “4th of July” from From A Bright Clearing (2012)

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

 

The Colorado Sound V4 EP33 Sept 1-7 2012

First things first:  Make sure you check out News Notes & Spins – under the charts category … for the Aug Top 40 and more …

Thanks to Andy Rok for making sure I got new Bop Skizzum music to debut exclusively this week.  Much love to those folks – the new material sounds great.   Also new this week – The Yawpers debut full length.   I just received and am looking forward to some other new releases breaking on the show next week – including one from a relatively new artist on the scene who has the support of an all-star lineup of support from some of the the top bands in the state:  Keith Moseley, Bill Nershi and Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese Incident), Chris Misner and Tyler Grant (Grant Farm & Drew Emmitt Band), Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon & Emmitt Nershi Band), Chris Thompson and Stef Briggs (Coral Creek), Joe Lessard (Head for the Hills), and Liza Oxnard (Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Motet) …and new music from a band that Westword’s Dave Herrera had in his HEAVY ROTATION last week – The Royal. 

The Playlist

(D) = album debut on show
(N) = new track from previously debuted album

John Denver “Paradise” from Rocky Mountain High (1972)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Mr. Bojangles” from Mr. Bojangles (1970)
Rick Roberts “Glad to be Goin’” from She Is A Song (1973)
Joe Cocker “One Word (Peace)” from Hymn For My Soul (2008)
(D) John Oates Band “Sittin’ On Top of the World” from The Bluesville Sessions (2012)
(N) Chris Daniels “Wildcat” from Better Days (2012)
(N) Ending People “Amazing Grace” from Fill Your Lungs (2012)
Bad Weather California “When You Smile” from Sunkissed (2012)
(D) Bop Skizzum “Leave It At the Door” from Coloradical (2012)
The Knew “Old and Young” from Man Monster (2012)
El Toro de la Muerte “Things In My Head” from Dancer These Days (2011)
Katie Herzig “Best Day of Your Life” from The Waking Sleep (2011)
Jill Sobule “Cinnamon Park” from Underground Victorious (2004)
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra “You Don’t Know What Love Is” from Sharks And Manatees (2012)
String Cheese Incident “Outside and Inside” from Outside Inside (2001)
Achille Lauro “Lightning” from Flight or Flight (2012)
(D) The Yawpers “All Night Long” from Capon Crusade (2012)
Reed Foehl “River Song” from Stoned Beautiful (2007)
Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012)
Grant Farm “The Nine Pound Hammer” from Grant Farm (2012)
Leftover Salmon “Gulf of Mexico” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(N) Jeff Brinkman “Don’t Bring Me Down” from Strange (2012)
Coles Whalen “Paper Airplane” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “No One In The World” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(N) SHEL “The Battle of Evermore” from SHEL (2012)
The Monocles “The Spider & the Fly” from The Spider & the Fly (1966)
Adam Revell & Essence Rider “Quintessence” from Triple Leaf (2010)

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 EP31 2012

This show is a bit of a special edition.  Bohemian Nights at New West Fest is the last major Colorado-music festival of the year right now, statewide.  It’s also become the premiere Colorado-music event of the year, bringing in the very very top tier of Colorado acts every year, as well as significant up and comers who have made themselves known to fans, and the industry experts who make up the talent advisory committee.      Over 90 acts will appear in 2012 .. I got 28 in the show.

NOTES

Check out Colorado Rock n Roll Volunteeers Present “Another Fire’s Burning.”  This is a very special benefit for the victims and firefighters involved in the Colorado Springs and Fort Collins fires.  The volunteers are among the most famous Colorado musicians of the past 40 years and includes: Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco), Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), John Magnie (the Subdudes), Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd & the Monsters), Jock Bartley (Firefall), Jonny5 (Flobots), Kenny Passarelli (Joe Walsh, Elton John), Nathan Maxwell (Flogging Molly, Bunny Gang), Johnny Hickman (Cracker, Hickman-Dalton Gang), Jim Dalton (Railbenders, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers), Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd & the Monsters), Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd & the Monsters), Hazel Miller, Chris DanielsChristian Teele (E-town), Matt Morris, Rebecca Folsom, Freddie Gowdy (Freddi-Henchi Band), Jake Schroeder (Opie Gone Bad), Brad Corrigan (Dispatch), John Macy, Linda Storey and others …

SHEL got one of their videos on CMT Pure, beginning Aug 14.  It’s called “Freckles” and it was shot in Fort Collins.  It’s also a self produced video that included some local folk.

Rob Drabkin released his first official video this weekend also – “Feeling Good Again.” 

PLAYLIST FOR EP31

Kyle Hollingsworth “The Way It Goes” from Then There’s Now (2009)
3 Twins Broadband “How Couldya Not?” [single] (2012)
John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light “Same Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
Future Jazz Project “Faded Memories” from True By Design (2007)
Air Dubai “Soul & Body” from Day Escape (2011)
The Jekylls “You’re Probably Right” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
Patti Fiasco “Nobody’s Girl” from The Patti Fiasco (2011)
The Congress “Distance” from Whatever You Want (2012)
Lionel Young Band “I Feel So Good” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
Holler! “Yellow Moon” from Gratitude (2011)
Musketeer Gripweed “Thief” from Straight Razor Revival (2012)
Arliss Nancy “Should’ve Been There” from Simple Machines (2012)
Places “Honesty” from No More Wasted Days (2012)
After Midnight Jazz Band “A Smooth One” from Midnight in Madison (2010)
Devotchka “Contrabanda” from 100 Lovers (2011)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In a Man” from Like A King (2012)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will Be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
Haunted Windchimes “Wanderin’ Heart” from Out With The Crow (2012)
The Delta Sonics “I Gotta Girlfriend” from Never Enough (2009)
Monroe Monroe “Adore” from Hello Moon (2011)
Mosey West “In Tune” from Merica (2012)
Selasee Atiase “Pray for Me” from African Gate (2010)
Katie Glassman “Bye Bye Boise” from Snapshot (2012)
Great American Taxi “Blair Mountain” from Paradise Lost (2011)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Live and Learn” from Live and Learn (2011)
Bad Weather California “When You Smile” from Sunkissed (2012)
Nathen Maxwell & the Original Bunny Gang “Working for the Man” from White Rabbit (2010)
Juno What?! “Take Control of Your Body” from Shameless (2011)