CP S15 EP22 2021

Monday May 31, 2021 – Memorial Day 2021 – the unofficial kickoff to the summer vacation season and outdoor live music season, and there’s a lot of that going on right now. Welcome to post-COVID 2021. Of course that doesn’t mean all things are rosy in the world of live music. Please check your local listings.

No major changes in this week’s TOP 5 with just some repositioning and the addition of punk band Discomfort Creature entering due to high spins from Indie 102.3 last week.

In this week’s MMMM: Younger Colorado music fans likely will not know who Eddie “Devil Boy” Turner is. If you were around Colorado in the late 70s and early 80s you might remember Eddie from his days as the lead guitarist for the band Zephyr before Candy Givens died in January 1984.

Eddie disappeared from the scene after Candy died, showing up briefly in Ron Miles Electric Band before being resurrected in 1995 as lead guitarist on five Otis Taylor albums.

Produced by legendary Colorado-born bassist, songwriter and producer Kenny Passarelli (Barnstorm, Elton John) Change In Me is Eddie’s fourth solo album since 2005’s Rise Again which won him the 2006 Blues Foundation Award for Best New Artist Debut.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Leftover Salmon bassist and producer Greg Garrison.

TOP FIVE WK END MAY 29 2021

  1. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  2. COLE SCHEIFELE – The Hideaways LP (Jul-21)
  3. PORLOLO – No Praise, No Blame EP (June-21)
  4. DISCOMFORT CREATUREDiscomfort Creature LP (Apr-21)
  5. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  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.

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.  SEE SHOW LINEUP

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Axe – Rock N Roll Party In The Streets – Offering (1982)
Zephyr – Don’t Come Back – Heartbeat (1981)
(D) Eddie Turner – Standing on the Frontline – Change In Me (2021)

Last Call Romance – If It’s the Last Thing That I Do – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
The Lumineers – Cleopatra – Cleopatra (2016)
YaSi Guilty (2021)
Antonio Lopez – The New Warrior – Roots and Wings (2021)
Zuba – Imagine Freedom – The New Cruelty (1996)
Sweet Water WellZoeology (1995)
(D) SOLOHAWK Wave (2021)

The Apples In Stereo – Same Old Drag – New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Mama Lenny and the RemedyParty Girl (2020)
Peter Sommer – Looks Like This – Tremolo Canteen (2010)

HOUR 2

Joe Walsh – Rocky Mountain Way – Rocky Mountain Way (1975)
(D) The High Hawks – Singing a Mountain Song – The High Hawks (2021)

Tejon Street Corner Thieves – Demons – Demons (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – New World Arisin’ – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Leftover Salmon – Show Me Something Higher – Something Higher (2018)
Leftover Salmon – Left Unsung – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)
(D) Cole Scheifele – Company Clothes – The Hideaways (2021)

Esmé Patterson – My Young Man – All Princes, I (2012)
Down Time – Hurts Being Alive – Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Scott Martin – The Meaning of Midnight – Alone at Sunset (2018)

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CP S15 EP21 2021

Monday May 24, 2021 – In a recent interview, Erin Roberts aka Porlolo, stated “I write and record songs I know aren’t good for the radio.” There’s only one problem with that statement: she’s rockin’ Colorado independent public and college radio right now, with significant spins from Indie 102.3 and 105.5 The Colorado Sound + The Colorado Playlist’s statewide network. Check out the rest of the weekly TOP 5 below.

There’s a new Colorado focused hip-hop show about to hit Salida’s KHEN. Salida-based artists Mark and Amber Cano are not only expecting a baby in September, they will be hosting a new show there that Mark says will focus on “…Colorado rap, hip hop and RnB artists.”

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Leftover Salmon co-founder Drew Emmitt.

TOP FIVE WK END MAY 15 2021

  1. PORLOLO – No Praise, No Blame EP (June-21)
  2. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  3. AMZY – Beast In the Bottle SINGLE (Apr-21)
  4. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  5. COLE SCHEIFELE The Hideaways LP (Jul-21)

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  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.

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.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Jimmy Buffett Come Monday (1974)
Stephen Stills – It Doesn’t Matter – Manassas (1970)
(D) David Starr – I’ve Got to Use My Imagination – Touchstones (2021)

Gabrielle Louise – Don’t Touch Me – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
The Subdudes – The Perfect Time – Lickskillet (2019)
Lady Gang – Trying To Get By – Full Throttle (2021)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersFortune Teller (2021)
Psychodelic Zombiez – The Healing – S.A.C. (1996)
Electric Swingset – Inebriated Witch Doctor – Inebriated Witch Doctor (1996)
(D) The Motet (f. Nigel Hall) And the Beat Goes On (2021)

Dafna – Let U Go – I Love You (2020)
Churchill – The War Within – The War Within (2013)
(D) Gabriel Mervine – Say Somethin’ – Say Somethin’ (2021)

HOUR 2

Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band (1975)
Firefall – You Are The Woman – Firefall (1976)
(D) Blakk Mantra Choose Your High (2021)

Wildermiss – Hell or High Water – In My Mind (2020)
The Wood Brothers – River Takes the Town – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Heavy Diamond Ring – Friday Night – The Brightest Light EP (2021)
Leftover Salmon – Brand New Good Old Days – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)
Drew Emmitt – Take The Long Way Home – Long Road (2008)
(D) Reno DivorceHopeless and Dopeless (2021)

The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Kerry Pastine and The Crime Scene – Let’s Do This Thing – Let’s Do This Thing (2015)
Ben Haugland – Second Sight – A Million Dreams (2015)

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CP S15 EP20 2021

Monday May 17, 2021 – You know how you take a few days off, but it takes twice as many days to actually catch up? Yep … Last week’s visits included KLZR Westcliffe and KHEN Salida. The week prior included a run out to Durango and a visit with KRZA Alamosa.

As I’ve made my way around the state the past month, the conversations I had mostly were about Colorado music and how to build audience. Locally produced non-comms are committed to presenting music from our state. If you’re a Colorado based band or musician reach out to them and find the venues and events in our smaller cities and towns that crave live music. There is plenty of opportunity in our state.

To find out how you can get your music into the hands of independent programmers around the state, email rockymountainmusicnetwork@gmail.com.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is John Macy.

TOP FIVE WK END MAY 15 2021

  1. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  2. PORLOLO – No Praise, No Blame EP (June-21)
  3. AMZY Beast In the Bottle SINGLE (Apr-21)
  4. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  5. REVEREND FREAKCHILDSupramundane Blues LP (Apr-21)

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  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.

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.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS – SUPPORT COLORADO MUSIC

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Carole King – Hard Rock Cafe – Simple Things (1977)
(NT) Leftover Salmon – Category Stomp – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)

Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)
DeVotchKa – Let Me Sleep – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
Cary Morin & Ghost DogTrust (2021)
Andy Eppler – Nothin’ but the Rain – Broke Down Deluxe (2021)
Mollie O’Brien – Train Time – Things I Gave Away (2000)
Great American Taxi – Streets of Gold – Streets of Gold (2007)
(NT) YaSi – World Is Burning – Coexist With Chaos EP (2021)

iZCALLi – A New Lie – IV (2018)
Mojomama – We Are One – The Corona Tapes (2020)
Adam Bodine – Swamp Stomp – Scenes of Changery (2021)

HOUR 2

The Nails88 Lines About 44 Women (1984)
(D) AMZY Beast in the Bottle (2021)

CITRAOcean (2020)
Hello Dollface – Warrior Of Light – Warrior Of Light (2015)
Andy Sydow – Just One More Time – Time, Love, Everywhere (2021)
Richie Furay – Hand In Hand – Hand in Hand (2015)
(D) Porlolo – Ain’t No Use – No Praise, No Blame (2021)

Gasoline Lollipops – All the Misery Money Can Buy – All The Misery Money Can Buy (2020)
Leslie Tom – Born Too Late – Ain’t It Something, Hank Williams (2018)
Keith Oxman – I Was Doing All Right – Doing All Right (2009)

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CP S15 EP19 2021

Monday May 10, 2021 – Once again, I’m writing early… I’m off visiting Westcliff and Salida this week. This week’s visits include KLZR Westcliffe where you can hear the show Sundays from 2-4PM and KHEN Salida, which airs the show Saturdays from 5-7PM.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Mark Oblinger.

TOP FIVE WK END MAY 08 2021

WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL lead a wholesale change in this week’s TOP FIVE spins, among the thirteen stations surveyed from May 2 through May 8. Their single “Vacate My Heart” is popular too on Spotify with over 11,000 spins. The link is to their Bandcamp page.

The new singles from Cole Scheifele (pronounced “shife-lee”) are at #2 thanks to being featured this month on Indie 102.3. I would imagine other Colorado radio DJs liking Cole, who instantly falls in alongside Gregory Alan Isakov and the introspective sensitive side of Nathaniel Rateliff. His link goes to his artist YouTube page instead of the album, which isn’t due out until July.

  1. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOULKeep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  2. COLE SCHEIFELEThe Hideaways LP (due out Jul-21)
  3. LEFTOVER SALMONBrand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  4. FLOBOTS Roshni SINGLE (Apr-21)
  5. DISCOMFORT CREATUREDiscomfort Creature LP (Apr-21)

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  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.

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.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS – SUPPORT COLORADO MUSIC

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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

Michael Martin Murphey – Wildfire – Blue Sky–Night Thunder (1975)
(D) Reverend Freakchild – Keep On Praying (w Reverend Shawn Amos) – Supramundane Blues (2021)

New Family Dog – 6 Feet Under – Halo (2020)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
despAIR Jordan – Train Wrecks of the Great Lakes – Before Your Wings Gave Out (2021)
Five Iron Frenzy – Renegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)
Dan Fogelberg – She Don’t Look Back – Exiles (1987)
Firefall – No Way Out – Firefall (1976)
(D) Sydney ClappTelling (2021)

Zoe BermanEdit Delete and Save (2020)
Jeff Finlin – Is This Love – Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Euforquestra Some Things Are Not Known (2020)

Tim GoodmanNew Romeo (1981)
(D) The BurroughsZero Sum Game (2021)

Dragondeer Stay High (2020)
Heavy Diamond Ring – Stuck In Motion – Heavy Diamond Ring (2019)
The Barlow – Longest Days – Horseshoe Lounge (2021)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Look It Here – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Mark Oblinger – Little Bird – High Water Line (2019)
(D) Finn O’Sullivan – Big Shot (f. Declan Kennedy) – These Days EP (2021)

Neoma – Young – Real (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Beautiful – Rocksteady (2010)
Brian Claxton – The Yard – The Yard (2020)

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COLORADO TOP 30 APRIL 2021

May 04, 2021 – Hope you don’t mind me being a few days late with this. I have been taking some time to visit some of the wonderful cities and towns around our state, including Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Durango and Alamosa, with Westcliff still to come next week.

We have an abundance of local non-commercial not-for-profit radio stations around the state, nearly all of which at one time or another in any given week air Colorado-based music; many along with the Colorado Playlist.

I track thirteen of the state’s twenty plus public, community and college radio stations, eleven via Spinitron. Tracking is not an exact science. Not every dj at every station publishes a playlist, and not every station utilizes the automatic playlist generator provided by Spinitron.

Of the over 200 titles dating back to April 2020 that I currently track, eighty titles received at least one verifiable spin in April.

To find out how you can get your music in the hands of djs at stations around the state, email rockymountainmusicnetwork@gmail.com.

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.

TOP 30 TITLES APRIL 2021

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • (xx) = MARCH 2021 position
  • 210 titles / 13 stations tracked

(2) 1. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
(12) 2. VALDEZ Wishbones LP (Sep-20)
(D) 3. JOHN GRANTBoy From Michigan LP (Mar-21)
(D) 4. EOLIAN Division LP (Mar-21)
(-) 5. DEL SHAMENDel Shamen LP (Oct-20)
(D) 6. FAIR ELLEI’m Sorry You Feel That Way SINGLE(Mar-21)
(D) 7. AMERICAN CULTUREFor My Animals LP (Feb-21)
(D) 8. ZOE BERMAN Lilac Hour SINGLE (Feb-21)
(14) 9. LAWN CHAIR KINGS – Before It All LP (Jan-21)
(D) 10. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOULKeep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
(1) 11. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – Redemption SINGLE (Dec-20)
(D) 12. MONALICIOUS A Moment In Time EP (Mar-21)
(12) 13. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N. – Keep On Keepin’ On LP (Apr-20)
(7) 13. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can BuyLP (Sep-20)
(-) 13. MUSKETEER GRIPWEEDMore Than Ever LP (Oct-20)
(D) 14. LEFTOVER SALMONBrand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
(9) 15. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(D) 16. PANDAS & PEOPLEBad Honey SINGLE (Jan-21)
(D) 17. MANY MOUNTAINSEndless Time LP (Jan-21)
(-) 17. SOUTH OF FRANCEHideaway SINGLE (Dec-20)
(3) 18. LADY GANG  Full Throttle LP (Feb-21)
(-) 19. AUGUSTUSColor Tv and Tall Tales LP (May-20)
(4) 20. ELLSWORTH – Ellsworth LP (Jan-21)
(15) 20. NICENESS – Realize LP (Feb-21)
(D) 21. REVEREND FREAKCHILDSupramundane Blues LP (Apr-21)
(17) 22. CARY MORIN & GHOST DOG – Trust (Mar-21)
(6) 22. FIVE IRON FRENZY – Until This Shakes Apart LP (Jan-21)
(13) 22. SARAH SLATON – Get Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
(10) 22. YASI – Guilty SINGLE (Feb-21)
(11) 23. STOP MOTION – Mandy SINGLE (Mar-21)