TOP 30 SEPTEMBER 2020

Hi gang. I just returned from vacation so this list is shorter as previous months. I’ll be in full power mode by the end of October. Enjoy. ALSO – WordPress changed how I do things so I need to relearn. UGH!

There are over 20 FM and LPFM (low power FM) non-commercial public/community and college stations in Colorado.  I’m able to track spins at 14 of those stations that have some kind of searchable online database or use Spinitron.

I tracked 175 releases (LP, EP or Single) for the month of September.  A few were advance singles that I got to share on CP network, or that stations got to share in advance of release dates in July.

Spinitron’s playlist generator was developed to benefit non-commercial public and educational terrestrial radio stations in the US. Record promoters, agents and artists are among those most likely to benefit from Spinitron’s advanced search function.

TOP 30 TITLES SEPTEMBER 2020

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • DATE OF RELEASE = Sept 2019-2020
  • (xxx) = AUGUST 2020 position

(2) 1. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
(1) 2. CARY MORIN Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(3) 3. NATHANIEL RATELIFF And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
(9) 4. THE LUMINEERS III LP (Sep-19)
(D) 5. ERIC & KAH LI Jelly SINGLE (Jun-20)
(7) 6. THE WOOD BROTHERSKingdom In My Mind LP (Jan-20)
(10) 7. DANIEL RODRIGUEZSojurn of the Burning Sun LP (Jun-20)
(23) 8. JON SNODGRASS Tace LP (Aug-20)
(9) 9. GABRIELLE LOUISE The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (May-20)
(D) 9. JESSICA JIMENEZWho Am I SINGLE (Mar-20)
(6) 10. ESME PATTERSONThere Will Come Soft Rains LP (Mar-20)
(-) 11. LAST CALL ROMANCEDouble Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (Dec-19)
(D) 11. NINA & THE HOLD TIGHT Keeps Me Coming Back SINGLE (Dec-19)
(D) 12. DON CHICHARRON La Carcacha SINGLE (Apr-20)
(D) 13. BRENT COWLESIt’s Coals. LP (Sep-20)
(D) 13. RODNEY RICE Same Shirt, Different Day LP (Aug-20)
(D) 14. DON CHICHARRONEl Diablo SINGLE (Apr-20)
(D) 15. BLAKK MANTRAWelcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
(11) 15. JAYME STONE Awake EP (Jul-20)
(D) 15. VALDEZ Wishbones EP (Sep-20)
(15) 16. REVEREND FREAKCHILD The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Apr-20)
(19) 16. TENNIS Swimmer LP (Feb-20)
(D) 17. LOLITAToda Mi Gente [Ft. Big Samir of The Reminders] SINGLE (Jun-20)
(12) 18. TYLER T. Wildflower LP (Jan-20)
(D) 19. 2MX2 [FT AJA BLACK (Reminders)] Elevator SINGLE (Aug-20)
(24) 19. ALEXA WILDISHAlexa Wildish LP (Feb-20)
(D) 19. INAIAH LUJAN Do What You Want EP (Mar-20)
(D) 19. LOGAN FARMERStill No Mother LP (Aug-20)
(-) 20. DAVID STARRBeauty and Ruin LP (Feb-20)
(-) 20. LUNA SHADEBrotherhood SINGLE (May-20)

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CP S14 EP37 2020

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

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

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

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

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

TOP 5 WK ENDING SEPT 19 2020

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

COLORADO RADIO (15 stations / 165 titles tracked)

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

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

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

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks 🙂

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

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

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

HOUR 2

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

CP S12 EP40 2018

 Monday Oct 22 2018 … Here in about another two weeks we enter the 2019 release year – which will include any NEW releases submitted for airplay after Nov 1.

2018 has been a rather amazing year.  Currently in the CP song catalog for 2018 there are over 390 song titles … from over 100 LPs alone – not including EPs and single releases.

So far this year I’ve seen more singles released than at any time I’ve done this show over the paste 12 years.  This weekend I spoke with the owners of one of our prestigious studios.  They affirmed they’ve seen more singles being produced than at any time they could recall.

Basically, it’s going to make for an interesting end of year “Best Of.”

Congratulations to Randall Frazier and Elisa Canali.  Randall is the long time production manager and talent buyer for Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox as well as a longtime label owner (Helmut Room), sound and recording engineer, producer, tour manager and musician in the scene.  Randall and Elisa met when Randall took her on as an intern learning sound.  She is now Randall’s assistant and soon to be legally married life partner.  Much love to both …

Ophelia’s has also announced they’re launching a new label based on live recordings that Randall will produce at the venue.  The launch is set for early 2019.

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame class for 2018 has been announced.  It’s a night dedicated to AEG’s Chuck Morris, who got started promoting shows in Boulder in the late 60s.  Also being inducted – 97.3FM KBCO, a pioneering station with air talent that reaches back into the 70s and 80s.

The show will include performances by Amos Lee, Leo KottkeTodd Park Mohr & Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd & the Monsters), Isaac Slade & Ben Wysocki (the Fray), Bill Nershi and members of the String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmit & Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon) and the Lumineers.  The house backing band for the show is Chris Daniels & the Kings.  Governor Hickenlooper will be hosting the roast of Chuck Morris.  Dec 3 2018 – The Paramount Theater.  


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

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

It shouldn’t be a secret and there’s little doubt that Gregory Alan Isakov is a perennial BEST OF Colorado artist – with a string of exceptional releases, and headlining slots at Red Rocks.  Gregory is in a class of his own in our scene.  This is from his new album Evening Machines.


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 EP40

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

HOUR 1

The Astronauts “Competition Couple” from Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1997)
The Moonrakers “Trip and Fall” from Anthology (2007)
(D) Hunter Burnette “At Ease” from The Good Life EP (2018)


Coral Creek “Cryin’ Bout My Baby” from Coral Creek (2015)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(N) The SIR Band “So Cold” from So Cold (2018)


Leftover Salmon “House of Cards” from Something Higher (2018)
Wendy Woo Band “Walk Along the Water” from austerity (2011)
My Body Sings Electric “Step Into the Light” from Changing Color (2011)
(N) Plutinos “Falling Away” from Plutinos EP (2018)


Wildermiss “Carry Your Heart” from Lost With You (2017)
Wonderlic “Moses” from Wunderpus Photogenicus (2016)
Walter Gorra “’til Next Time” from In Due Time (2018)

HOUR 2

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Broken Hearted Savior” from Sister Sweetly (1993)
(D) Elyse Miller “Quicksand” (2018)


Paper Bird “Don’t Want Half” from Paper Bird (2016)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from Sweet Honey (2014)
(D) SYCDVK “Oasis In Space” from Lurking Earthlings EP (2018)


Slow Caves “Poser” (2018)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “No Doubt About It” from Unentitled (2011)
The Apples in Stereo “Signal In The Sky (Let’s Go)” from Let’s Go (2001)
Edison “Take Me Home” from Lion’s Heart EP (2018)
(N) Magnolia North “Just Like You” from Magnolia North (2018)
Richard Dean “Wild Night On the Bayou” from Vignettes (2017)
Greensky Bluegrass “Miss September” from Shouted, Written Down & Quoted (2016)
Analog Son “CTI” from Funky Mother (2018)


 

 

CP S12 EP28 2018

Just a short note this week.  It’s summer.  We have family in town from New Jersey for ten days.  Gonna make sure we treat them to as much as we can of what CO is all about – including bands, beers, bud and booze.  And grand views, Grand Lake, South Park and Red Rocks of course.

This week’s MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) below has new music for you to vote on from Darren Garvey (Elephant of Revival), Devotchka, the Lumineers, John Grant (the Czars) and Westword Music Showcase Award Winner RL Cole & the Hell You Say.

Next week’s show is already in the can.  It’s a mid-summer review of some of the best of the Colorado Playlist for 2018.  Enjoy.  Hopefully I’ll be back in time for next week’s post.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Jen Korte with her band “the Loss” just won the Westword Music Showcase Award for best folk artist for 2018.  In the meantime Jen is also establishing herself as FAR MORE than folk, pop, rock, hip-hop, indie or any other style outside of metal, punk, country or blues with her latest offering called Lady Gang.

From the website:  ABOUT: ​Lady Gang was given a small loop pedal in 2014 and found herself quickly  falling down the rabbit hole of live looping and beat creation. Empowered by her electric guitar, her voice, a beat machine, and her loop pedal, LADY GANG fuses elements of hip hop and indie rock to create  a sound rich with originality and skill.

…she has been seen in and around Denver as a solo artist as well as a collaborator in Denver’s hip hop scene both as a vocalist and guitarist for Def Knock and through her partnership with Denver’s best MC of 2017, Kitty Crimes, as Nasty Twin.  She has been seen opening the stage for Too Short, The Pharcyde, Mac Lethal and Wax.

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 EP28

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

HOUR 1

Gerard McMahon “Hello Operator” from Gerard (1976)
Sugarloaf “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” from The Best of (1974)
(N) Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Fever” from I Make My Own Luck (2018)
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown “Tell Me Daddy” from Tangled Road Again (2013)
David Starr “Love and Sabotage” from Love and Sabotage (2016)
(N) Darren Garvey “First of the Year” from Heart Attack Sleeves ep (2018)  

Strangebyrds “Star Crossed Lovers” from Star Crossed Lovers (2018)
Drag the River “Wichita Skyline” from Drag The River (2013)
Great American Taxi “A.M. Radio” from Paradise Lost (2011)
Mojomama “Lazy river” from Red White and Blues (2018)
(D) John Grant “Love Is Magic” from Love Is Magic (2018)

piKziL “Can’t Get Started” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
Wildermiss “Keep it Simple” (2017)
Jon Wirtz “Watching the World Wake Up” from Tourist (2013)

HOUR 2

Alpha Centauri “Hard Life” from Alpha Centauri (1977)
(D) Devotchka “Straight Shot” from This Night Falls Forever (2018)

The Motet “the Truth” from Totem (2016)
(D) The Lumineers “Scotland” from C-Sides (2018)

Brent Cowles “How to Be Okay Alone” from How To Be OK Alone (2018)
Dressy Bessy “Call if Even” from Electrified (2005)
Michael Trent “Tell The Truth” from The Winner (2010)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Coolin’ Out (f Lucius)” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)
(D) RL Cole & the Hell You Say “Mary” from Mary (2018)

The Patti Fiasco “Days Gone By” from Saved By Rock and Roll (2016)
Oxeye Daisy “Where Your Mind Goes” from Oxeye Daisy (2018)
Keith Oxman “Breeze (Blow My Baby Back)” from East of the Village (2017)

The Colorado Sound TV – BEST VIDEOS 2013

chris k july 2010Unlike last year, when I included my VIDEO PICKS OF THE YEAR in my end of year post, this year I’m posting them early and asking for you to participate.  These are my picks (nominations if you will) for best videos of 2013.  There are 14 videos in the playlist.  Run time = 53 minutes – so shorter than a one hour episode of the Colorado Sound, and I know you’ve had time for that on occasion  😉

I’ve left room after the videos to pick your three favorites.  I had a blast going back to all the monthly video playlists and watching them all again … I hope you discover someone new who’s music you love.  Thank you for supporting.

Only those videos published on YouTube between Nov 1 2012 and Oct 31 2013 were considered for these picks.

EDIT:  SAT DEC 21, 2013 — POLLS CLOSED.  Videos reset in order of voting.