Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mayhem Marathon 2009: Return of the Son of Mayhem

Mayhem 2009 was a huge success for the CMB crew. We got lots of cool videos that have been posted for your enjoyment. We made lots of cool friends. I gave Joel from Killswitch Engage the stupidest comb on the planet as a joke and I got spit on by Manson 3 times. We also made it into the after party and got to do some partying with the happy inhabitants of Mayhem Land. Over all a legendary life experience for those mighty CMBers who were involved.

Matt Heafy of Trivium getting interviewed in back of the venue.

Byron Davis of God Forbid having an epic dread moment.

Oli from All That Remains.

Joel from Killswitch Engage. Beard comb!


Marilyn Manson checking out my $100 Walmart camera. He was tired of spitting his beer on me at this point.

The Jager ice sculpture that doubled as a shot slide. Way good times were had at the after party!

So all in all it was a insanely good time! I would like to thank the mighty CMB for making it possible and Stu Kennedy and Chris Ehmann for all the wicked awesome video interview support and Hollywood Music TV and Jett Fox Promotions for all they do.

Now onto the next big CMB adventure!! The Vans Warped Tour here we come!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Killswitch Engage borrows the CMB video camera

Killswitch Engage borrows the CMB video camera

Mile High Music Festival review

Mile High Music Festival
by Katie Flannery

The day dawned bright and sunny and the last minute plans to head to Commerce City for the Mile High Music Festival were coalescing nicely. Lindsay called and expressed her desire to “not be in the sun all day” and I readily agreed: me in the hot sun for several hours would result in me being “that guy” passed out on the grass due to heat exhaustion. We decided to jump in the car around 3pm and as John, Lindsay and I were on our way we made some observations on our less than enthusiastic attitudes. “It doesn’t seem as though we’re on our way to a festival…let alone getting ready to hear Panic play until 2am,” I said as I turned around to talk to Lindsay in the backseat. “I know,” she said. “I think it’s because we haven’t been planning for this – we decided to go last minute.” It looked like everyone else decided to attend the festival last minute as well. After absolutely no traffic on the way to the festival grounds at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park we found our way to the media/VIP parking lot and made our way to the main box office so Lindsay and John could purchase tickets and I could pick up my media pass. A very long line awaited us and more people were pouring in behind us. The weather wasn’t as hot as last year, but standing on the pavement in the hot sun was too much for some to handle as I offered my water bottle to a girl who passed out in the grass.

Picking up my wristband was fast and easy and I walked back to stand in line with Lindsay and John. After about fifteen minutes the people ahead of us started running towards the entrance to the stadium and a moment of hopeful confusion passed over me. “What’s going on? Are they letting people in…for free…? Nah….” We heard shouts as we got closer: “This is a cash only line!” That was good for us since cash is what we had. As our wait got shorter we heard someone yell: “It’s $110 for a one day pass!” I couldn’t believe it – after checking the festival website, calling the information number and sending an email I was informed that the day of show ticket price would not be more than the $105.50 price that included all service fees and charges. After inquiring about the price to a woman who was telling everyone how much the ticket was I was told that I could “get back in the other line if I didn’t like the $110 price.” After all was said and done, John and Lindsay did not overpay for their tickets.

We arrived inside just in time to hear Big Head Todd and the Monsters perform a cover of “Rosalita” (I detest Bruce Springsteen - send all condemning emails to the above address). We made our way to the water fountain station to fill water bottles and take a look around before we headed to meet friends. Compared to last year, there were more water stations, the placement of the stages were different and placed closer together, the food vendors were more centralized and recycling stations were never far away. I had never heard Paolo Nutini and was pleased with what I heard. The crowd was large and obviously enjoying the Scottish soul singer’s performance. A group of us wandered over to hear G. Love & Special Sauce and found some shade near the back of the tent. I know quite a few people that enjoy G. Love’s Philly style of blues-hip hop but I can only take it in small doses. I wasn’t near the front of the stage where most of the enthusiastic crowd was gathered but the majority of the people in the middle and back of the tent were obviously there to get out of the sun – with large numbers laying down and sleeping. After twenty minutes I decided to head over and hear one of my favorite bands: The Greyboy Allstars. This band never disappoints. Saxophonist Karl Denson consistently blew solid solos and added to the overall tone color of the band by also playing auxiliary percussion. Robert Walter on keys is a wonder to behold, and my friend Doug pointed out that “even in this heat, he’s still wearing his suit jacket!” At this point we decided that food was in order and we enjoyed an early dinner on the shaded soccer turf. The rubberized turf became a critical element of preventing sore feet and knees by the end of the night. Hungry no longer, we made our way to hear The Black Keys and my insides were soon vibrating with the incredibly loud kick drum. The sun was on its way down behind the mountains and I decided that beer was now in order. The power duo put on an impressive blues-rock show that left a lot of us wanting more.

I was anxious to see Tool and as we walked over to the stage area the anticipation in the air was palpable. Throughout the day it was evident there were thousands of Tool fans in attendance – just judging from the amount of Tool t-shirts that were proudly displayed. My friends and I were set up quite far back from the stage and the sound was being whipped around by the strong winds that picked up during the performance. This diminished the overall enjoyment of the music but being farther away gave us a good view of the laser light show. No matter what happened with the overall sound, the band was impressive with their skill and Maynard’s remarkable voice pierced through the night. I missed the last fifteen minutes of the show to make my way over to the other main stage to meet with friends for the last band of the night: Widespread Panic.

Panic closed out the night with a set that began around 10:50 pm. The band experienced some technical difficulty when guitarist Jimmy Herring’s amplifier starting smoking during the opening song “Goin’ Out West.” The problem was quickly remedied and the band played for three straight hours. The exceedingly large crowd was kept dancing and grooving until 2 am. I was energized from the experience and tired from the hot sun and three hours of dancing. As we made our way out of the festival grounds and back to the car we agreed that the Panic show was top-notch and the overall experience at the festival was a good one. I hope the event will continue to improve in the years to come.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Colorado Sound - July 25, 2009

Airs weekly on Saturdays, 5PM - 7PM, on KRFC, 88.9FM, Fort Collins. Streaming available at Show website at Show also airs on Mountain Public Radio, KMPB, Summit County on Friday and Saturday nights at 8PM.

Psychodelic Zombiez “Desert Flower” from S.A.C. (1996)
Electric Swingset “Head” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
NEW Boulder Acoustic Society “So Confused” from Punchline (2009)
Reed Foehl “While You Wait” from Once An Ocean (2009)
Other Side of Clearview “Hey You” from Sweet Release (2009)
NEW Speakeasy, Tiger “Not Something You Need” from The Public (2009)
NEW The Trampolines “Green Lights” from Between the Lines (2009)
Meniskus “The Partyer” from The Partyer (2009)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Sink Like A Stone” from Fierce Bad Rabbit (2009)
The Starlite Ramblers “Diggin' Holes” from 1992 (1992)
The Delta Sonics “She's So Crazy” from Never Enough (2009)
Al Hood & Dave Hanson “It's Only Everything” from Just A Litte Taste: Al Hood Plays The Writing Of Dave Hanson (2008)

Fafi aka 3Percent “Chenzira” from Groove or Die (2009)
NEW The Motet “Dig Deep” from Dig Deep (2009)
NEW SHEL “Hello” from Try to Scream (2009)
The Christines “In Your Space” from Living At the Bottom of the Sea (1996)
NEW The Informants “Salvation” from Crime Scene Queen (2009)
Firefall “Wrong Side of Town” from Elan (1978)
Gregory Alan Isakov “This Empty Northern Hemisphere” from This Empty Northern Hemisphere (2009)
Dan Craig “No Rain Tonight” from Skin Grows Thin (2008)
Spring Creek “Lonesome Town” from Way Up On A Mountain (2009)
Trucker's Daughter “Better Left Alone” from Broken Down Love (2009)
NEW Lelah Simon “Green” from Third Week of April (2009)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Localpalooza Aug 29th - Need more Bands - esp. Indie and Rock - Please read below...

AUG 29TH 2009
First of all let's talk about where this thing originated. Localpalooza has been around since 2001 though mostly in the hard rock or metal scene. This is the 6th incarnation of the event, having moved from the Blue Bird, Gothic and Ogden to our latest location in Civic Center Park for the festival in 2009. The event is focused on supporting the community as a whole by promoting the talent we have in our local music scene while encouraging people to shop locally. In conjunction with promoting a healthy economy we have partnered this year with "Soar with the Angels," a local chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society to raise money for their research programs and they are lending marketing support for the event. But as we all know budgets are tight at the moment and this is an event depends on all of you.

The cost of renting space like this in Denver is pricey and we are still a local promoter guys. Each application goes to pay for the facility rental, sound and light, NOT into our pockets. This event hinges on community support and it is a free show in the heart of Denver. Bands will be selected by Panel with Whisper Fiercely, Colorado Music Buzz, Fury Artist Management and other industry professionals! Bands who care about making a difference and making sure that Denver understands the power of local music are encouraged to apply! We have vendor spaces available to those who are interested in setting up a booth at the show! Whisper Fiercely has great specials on screen printing during the month of August for bands that need to create a merch line as well. Feel free to check out some of the other bands we do merch for and ask them their opinion of working with us. All applicants will be listed as supports in the September issue of the Colorado Music Buzz Magazine and have VIP access the day of the event. Thank you so much for your support!

email for more info and to participate.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Morning Listening Club - July 24 - Share Yours

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Friday's Fun Photos! (7/24/09)

This collecton of great photos are from last sunday's Meyhem Fest @ Fiddlers Green. Rockstar Energy kept everyone wired up and chilled off with Free refreshments!.... They even had a mobile rig to make sure nobody on site was parched!!!

I want to Thank the Event Staff for a steller job catching all the surfing fans , and keeping us all safe while we Party's our tails off in front of all the Awesome Bands!!

Please feel free veiw more pics on the web:

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monolith Discount Tickets exclusively thru CMB!!

So you want to go to the 2009 Monolith Festival, right? COLORADO MUSIC BUZZ wants to save you money on your tickets. Go to and type in the code CMB and get $5 off any single or 2-day ticket. Need 4 tickets? No problem. Our code is good for $5 off every ticket on your order! This code is only valid through July 31st – so get your tickets now!

Monolith Festival takes place at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 12 and 13th and features an incredible lineup including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Mars Volta, Girl Talk, MSTRKRFT, Of Montreal, Phoenix, M. Ward, Chromeo (Live), Method Man & Redman, The Glitch Mob, Doom, The Dandy Warhols, OK Go, Passion Pit, Ida Maria, The Thermals, The Walkmen and over 50 more acts on 5 stages. Get the full lineup here

Roo Bar FAC Party Pics from July 17th!

All photos by the infamous Stu Kennedy

Skyfox doing their great pop punk acoustic style!

The winners of our weekly FAC giveaway (lots of great prizes kiddies!)

Chris Murphy, Andrea Viarrial (the FAC promoters) and Groovey

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Free CSO Concert -- Thursday, July 23

Denver's Cheesman Park will be the site of a FREE concert by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO), beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. The ensemble will be led by associate conductor Scott O'Neil in a program heavily invested in Eastern European music. The CSO will perform the Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla by GLINKA, Slavonic Dances by DVOŘÁK, and Symphony No. 4 by TCHAIKOVSKY.

The band shell is situated on the north side of the inner circle, close to the 12th Avenue entrance to the park. Given the popularity of free CSO concerts around town, showing up early to secure a choice position is always a good idea. Use of public transportation is highly encouraged as is arrival by bicycle or on foot, given the parking challenges in the vicinity.

The CSO will also present a free concert at Sweetwater Park in Lone Tree. Titled "An American Salute," that performance will take place on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Colorado Sound - July 18, 2009

The Colorado Sound airs every Saturday from 5PM-7PM on KRFC Fort Collins at 88.9FM and at

Janine Santana
“Dignificada” from Soft As Granite (2008)
Zuba “Trippin'” from South of Eden (1999)
Ash Ganley “Lonely World” from Cruel Waters (2008)
Drag the River “I Remember Now” from Bad At Breaking Up (2009)
Honey Don't “Silvertone Rag” from Honey Don't (2009)
The Hollyfelds “Ain't It Something” from Black Heart Blue (2009)
Handpicked Holler! “Mr. Spaceman” from Road to Gemini (2009)
Paper Bird “I Discovered” from A Sky Underground (2009)
NEW - Erik Lunde “Losing You” from Another Country (2009)
Ten Cent Redemption “Send In the Light” from Worst Plan Ever (2005)
Stella Luce “Beltbomb Machine” from Zugenruhe (2009)
Redline Rockets “Kickin and Screamin'” from RPM Thousands (2009)
Rich Lamb “Deja Blues” from Music Along the Way (2008)

NEW - The Motet “Push” from Dig Deep (2009)
Yo, Flaco! “Rent” from The Skinny (2004)
Otis Taylor “Looking For Some Heat” from Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs (2009)
The Delta Sonics “She Wouldn't Let Me In” from Never Enough (2009)
NEW - GT and the Sidewinders “Across America” from Across America (2009)
NEW - Trucker's Daughter “Little Disappointments” from Broken Down Love (2009)
Mike Schikora “She's Got A Mind of Her Own” from What's Old Is New Again (2007)
NEW - Boulder Acoustic Society “Slip Baby Slip” from Punchline (2009)
Gabrielle Louise “Oh Caroline” from Cigarettes & Sentiments (2008)
NEW - The Informants “Crime Scene Queen” from Crime Scene Queen (2009)
Mercury Project “Jump Blues” from Soapbox Jive (2004)
Euforquestra “Tramba” from The Adventures of Glen Devey (2005)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday's Fun Photos!

Thursday Evening July 16th Denver's own sleazy, rough, Glam Rockers; Angels & Bullets burned up the stage at PT's Club Inferno They played along side East Coast Legands Wildstreet. It was great to see all the energy in the room as this band rocked everyone's socks off! They finished the night with the Best fan interactive cover of 4 Non Blondes " Whats Going On".... And they Killed it!



Monday, July 13, 2009

Conifer Mountain Music Festival - August 1st - HUGE LINE-UP!

Don’t miss this fabulous event which joins the mountain communities of Conifer, Pine, Bailey, Morrison and Evergreen with visitors from throughout Colorado and the Mountain West for a day of music, fun, games, crafts, art, food and entertainment. There is nothing better then listening to GREAT music nestled in the foothills of Colorado on Beaver Ranch Open Space. Enjoy your Saturday with live music from local and regional bands on our Main Stage as well as the Conifer Mountain Music Festival Battle Of The Bands on the Alternative/Indie Stage, all under beautiful blue skies and fresh mountain air. And, enjoy the all new Extreme Youth Arena featuring a Rock Climbing Wall, our Mountain Bike Obstacle Course and more.

It is a way for the business community to say thank you through sponsorships, volunteerism and participation. Please support our SPONSORS and this wonderful community celebration!

Click here for more information.

The Rouge-At Film on the Rocks

The Rouge-Just back from touring the West!
Touring last week and half, they shot a super sexy music video last week in LA for their song Heat and Light with filmmaker Zach Kranzler which they are releasing on Aug 22 at the Hi-Dive

Tour upcoming at end of August. in the midwest.

more photos from Brian' gallery are here:


Thursday, July 9, 2009

"Rinaldo" Opens Saturday, July 11

The third and final offering in this summer's Central City Opera season is Rinaldo, a baroque masterpiece by G.F. Handel that first appeared onstage in 1711. Because of the period in which it was written, the opera's two primary male roles (Rinaldo and Eustazio) were filled by castrati. Nowadays, of course, these parts are sung either by countertenors or mezzo-sopranos.

In the accompanying preproduction photo by the incomparable Matthew Staver (who also supplied the earlier pix posted here for Lucia and A Little Night Music), we see (L - R) Phyllis Pancella as Rinaldo and Megan Hart as Almirena. Also, Kathleen Kim appears as Armida, with Jason Abrams as Eustazio.

The story uses as its backdrop the First Crusade, although the historical implications of those times act primarily as a vehicle for what is ultimately a love story. The libretto is loosely based on an epic poem by Torquato Tasso (Italy's most famous poet after Dante, and himself the subject of a rarely performed opera by Donizetti), whose title translates to "Jerusalem Delivered."

Central City Opera's production of Rinaldo is directed by Marc Astafan, and the conductor is Matthew Halls. Including this Saturday's debut (with its 8:00 p.m. curtain), the opera will be performed a total of seven times between now and August 1. Tickets still remain and may be purchased online as well as by phone.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Me to... Happy 7th of July!!!
I traveled to Boston and back this past week, but still got to see a few crackers in the air!

Monday, July 6, 2009


be sure to catch this incredible band - get your tix at: and 303.777.1003

Article says Ticketmaster which is incorrect - article is in the July issue and online at our website.

A little reminder!

Hope that you all had a Great Independence Day weekend!!...

Now that we all have to get back to work, I thought it would be nice to share a few Photos that remind us the excitement of seeing fireworks; Thanks to the City of Glendale, CO, on a clear blue evening!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Colorado Sound Playlist - July 4, 2009

Other Side of Clearview “Hey You” from Sweet Release (2009)
Dressy Bessy “Automatic” from HollerandStomp (2008)
Handpicked Holler! “Road to Gemini” from Road to Gemini (2009)
Ethyl & the Regulars “Long Gone, Long Forgotten” from Fill 'Er Up With ... Ethyl & the Regulars (2009)
Zonky Tonk Zydeco “Zydecoliosis” from Zydecoliosis (2009)
Devotchka “Curse Your Little Heart” from Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
Stella Luce “Denial” from Zugenruhe (2009)
Jon Snodgrass “Brave With Strangers” from Visitor's Band (2009)
The Hollyfelds “She's Got You” from Black Heart Blue (2009)
Meryl Romer “Lady Is A Tramp” from So Sure (2009)
Debajo Del Agua “Vidas Caidas” from The World Upside Down (2009)
Cabaret Diosa “Comet Samba” from Voodoo Pinata (1999)
After Midnight Jazz Band “Rose Room” from Autumn Leaves (2009)

Leftover Salmon “Bill's Boogie” from Live (2002)
Big Head Todd & the Monsters “Please Don't Tell Her” from Monsters Live (1998)
Otis Taylor “Maybe Yeah” from Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs (2009)
Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Coming Home” from Queen of This Mess (2009)
Gregory Alan Isakov “The Stable Song” from That Sea the Gambler (2007)
Soundrabbit “From the World I Have Known” from Tree Trunk Airplanes (2009)
Xiren “Grace” from Trip-R (2008)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Everything Is Alright” from Fierce Bad Rabbit (2009)
Paper Bird “Dead As A Dead Man's Bones” from A Sky Underground (2009)
Honey Don't “Who Took the Jukebox” from Honey Don't (2009)
Spring Creek “Tangled In the Pines” from Way Up On A Mountain (2009)
Ben Markley “One for Cedar” from Second Introduction (2009)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Central City Sends In Clowns, Beginning Saturday

Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, A Little Night Music, is the second of three productions to find its way to the Central City Opera House stage this summer. This multi-Tony-winning musical, starring Sylvia McNair as Desiree Armfeldt and Robert Orth as Frederic Egerman (pictured left) , debuts Saturday afternoon (July 4) at 2:30 p.m., the first of eleven performances.

The musical opened on Broadway in 1973 but happens to straddle the operatic line as well, since it has been performed at various times by New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and Los Angeles Opera. The story revolves around several couples whose views on such topics as love and sex are explored in a waltz-like setting; the story is an adaptation from the Bergmann film, Smiles of a Summer Night. The big number in this piece is the pop anthem, "Send in the Clowns."

Ken Cazan is the director, enjoying his fourth production with Central City Opera. The choreographer is Kimberly Mackin, and the director is Christopher Zemliauskas.

Because casinos in Colorado's three mountain gambling towns raised their betting limits a couple of days ago to $100, plus new games such as craps and roulette were introduced as well, traffic is expected to be heavier compared to last year. It makes good sense to plan ahead if you're attending any of the opera company's performances this summer. There is a dedicated parking lot immediately adjacent to the building.

Friday's Fun Photos!

Friday Fun Photo is Back By Popular Demand!!..

Today we showcase a Great local band that always brings High energy and fun to the stage! I could sit here and tell you all my opinion on this band, and how much I enjoy their shows; but instead, how about some words from Boogie B, guitarist in the group!

"Umconscious is UMazing! Truly Umforgettable! The trio brings mad styles of funk hip hop and rock non stop".

"With an upcoming show July 11th at the Walnut room, you don't want to miss it! Also check out Channel 2 morning news on August 7th as we will be lay'n it down on the Deuce, followed with headlining the Gothic theater Aug 15th as we will be shooting for our third music video! Be there, or be lame"!

As you can see, there will be plenty of chances in the near future to stray away from the sofa and get out to check these guys out!...If you do so, I think You'll have a Blast!!!

Speaking of a Blast!?.....
Have a Safe and Wonderful Independence Day weekend!

Photos by: Zach Friend

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mountain Public Radio adds new "local" music program

Mountain Public Radio / Summit County LOCAL Community Radio Serving Summit County on FM 90.3 and on 100.7FM is now airing a new show called "Mountain Air" on Thrs nights 7-9P. First hour they interview a local artist, in studio, and play their cds. Second hour is called "Mt Air-Fresh Tracks" and they play new releases from local artists. The host is Big Wave Dave.