HAPPY LABOR DAY. Here’s the playlist for this week’s show. I’ll publish the SPT NEWS NOTES & SPINS on SPT 2.
The VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK and the NEW MUSIC SHARE of the week come courtesy of THE CONGRESS. Enjoy.
The Apples in Stereo “Strawberryfire” from Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999) Born in The Flood “I Am the Walrus” from Mountain Homegrown Vol IV (2005) The Scones “Wishing Well” from Like Ripples Across the Pond (2014) The Swayback “Lost Lake Woods Club” from Double Four Time (2012) Mosey West “Hurricane Eyes” from Bermuda (2014) Isa and JoeAlan “Slumlord” from Lifelines (2014) Spoke In Wordz “Sugar Pills” from Sugar Pills (2012) String Cheese Incident “Stay Through” from Song In My Head (2014) Jeff Finlin “Jesus Was A Motorcycle Man” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008) Gabrielle Louise “Oh Caroline” from Cigarettes & Sentiments (2008) Monocle Band “Falling” from Monocle Band (2013) Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND “Blues and a Half” from MIGRATION TO HIGHER GROUND (2014)
Gary Stites “Lonely for You” from Lonely for You (1960) Dan Fogelberg “Part of the Plan” from Souvenirs (1974) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Everything About You” from Black Beehive (2014) (N) John Oates “Don’t Cross Me Wrong” from Good Road to Follow (2014) The Congress “Distance” from Whatever You Want (2012) (N) Such (Su Charles) “Open Book” from Trial and Error (2014) Pandas & People “On My Way” from Pandas & People (2014) Fierce Bad Rabbit “Crystal Ball” from Living Asleep (2014) Nina Storey “Think Twice” from Think Twice (2013) Patti Fiasco “Small Town Lights” from Small Town Lights (2013) Aakash Mittal Quartet “Monsoon Blues” from Ocean (featuring Ron Miles) (2013)
It is soooo great to see the daytime temps up in the 70s and 80s again along the Front Range. Time to drop the top, make a half dozen mix cds and get some open air listening in while I’m scurrying back and forth between festivals – which for me started last week with FOCOMX (340+ bands in 37 venues) … next up for me is the CHUN People’s Fair – 1st wkend in June at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. In the meantime, as folks keep asking me what I’m really diggin nowadays …..
If you can’t get excited about a new Leftover Salmon record, you’re just not not a true Colorado music lover. So, HELL YEAH I’m excited to get Aquatic Hitchhiker. Vince Herman messaged me this week … record’s on the way. I’m stoked. It’s the first new album of all original tunes in like 8 years! Hope to have it in time for EP16 next week. Here’s a taste of what we can expect on the new album, courtesy of eTown. If you can’t tell I’m excited, you don’t this old goat too well 😉
Megan Redmond – Dreamland — a tasty bit of crossover pop country/americana from this young lady who is playing damn near every festival event of the summer from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins in 2012. Not since Katie Moffatt in the early 70s has there been, to the best of my knowledge, a top female pop country artist break out of Colorado. Her 6 song debut ep is full of songs she wrote or co-wrote, and was produced in Nashville with some top session players. The first single, “Falling,” was placed on industry news leader ALLACCESS.COM’s “Cool New Country” highlight list… then landed on Clear Channel Media’s show on hot new country propelling “Falling” onto the Top 100 Country charts on both Mediabase and Nielsen BDS.
Rebel Tongue – Movin On … several years ago now I got hipped to U.S. Pipe – a band that featured lead MC Azma Holiday. That band broke up. Azma and some of the members of the Pipe moved on – to REBEL TONGUE. I knew Azma as a rapper – NOW I know him as a soulful singer and rapper with a group of funk masters backing him up. Give me a band with a wickedly tight and groovin rhythm section, a couple of horns, and a front guy who OWNS an audience and I’m a sucka for love like this anytime. Here’s the official teaser they came up with.
Mosey West – Merica — Hmmmm …. over the past two years this band, originally called Merica before changing their name to Mosey West, has reaped more praise and more accomplishments here locally than just about any band I can name outside of those who have gained national attention — i.e. The Lumineers or Tennis. Expect even greater praise and accomplishments in 2012. I expect this record is going to be listed on many critics lists as a “best of 2012.”
I’m not going to include an outtake of News & Notes this week. Over the next couple of days, I’ll present the story about Biodiesel for Bands in text form. It’s a great story – a great opportunity – and a great idea. So watch here for that …
PLAYLIST – V4 EP15
Tommy Bolin “Bustin’ Out for Rosey” from Private Eyes (1976) Drew Emmitt “Take the Highway” from Long Road (2008) (D) Lifeboat Etiquette “Eggs & Oranges” from Sabateur (2012) The Fray “The Fighter” from Scars and Stories (2012) Coles Whalen “Cannonball” from I Wrote This for You (2012) Zach Heckendorf “All the Right Places” from The Cool Down (2011) Jill Sobule “Cinnamon Park” from Underground Victorious (2004) Petals of Spain “Lady Luck” from Lady Luck (2011) Vices I Admire “Hero” from Venom & Pride (2012) Railbenders “Whiskey Rain” from Segundo (2003) (D) Jeff Finlin “East by West” from Live Songs For the Ice Age (2012) Haunted Windchimes “Out With the Crow” from Out With The Crow (2012) (D) Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra “Zen and the Art of Samba” from Sharks And Manatees (2012) Dean Reed “Our Summer Romance” [single] (1960) (N) The Jekylls “What I Want” from The Sweet Factory (2012) (D) Megan Redmond “Falling” from Dreamland (2012) Places “The Fire” from No More Wasted Days (2012) (N) Broken Tongues “Bad Finger Boogie” from Crooked Skyline (2012) (N) Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Not A Girl To Keep” from Punches and Hugs (2012) The Foot. “Empty Hands” from Primary Colors (2010) The Outfit “Strange Bones” from Broken West Wishbone Test (2011) (N) The Congress “Distance” from Whatever You Want (2012) The Broken Everlys “Sweet Disorder” from Stoned In Juarez (2010) (D) Mosey West “Gone” from Merica (2012) Leftover Salmon “Euphoria” from Euphoria (1997) (D) Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra “You Don’t Know What Love Is” from Sharks And Manatees (2012)