Sunday, December 27, 2009

Best memories of 2009

Best memories of 2009

2009 is almost out of here so here are my fave memories of 2009 of my weird little existance on this planet. Please, please, please let me know what yours are.

Top Memories of 2009

1) The after party at the Kansas City Mayhem. The list of memories from this 3 hour slice of my life is legendary. Jager with mega stars and talking shop with legends. And actually talking to Jeanne Sagan of All That Remains for 15 minutes. She is THE HAWT!!!

2) Drunken Karaoke with Nathen Maxwell singing "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" and almost…almost starting a riot.

3) Knocking over the waitress as I ran over to Matchbox Twenty's dinner table to say hi at NAMM.

4) Signing the backstage wall at Red Rocks right above Santana when last year they wouldn't even let me see it.

5) Getting spit on 3 times by Marylin Manson in front of 20,000 people in KC.

6) Howard Jones of Killswitch Engage grabbing the camera and filming the crowd.

7) New Years Eve with Flogging Molly at the Fillmore. Set the tone for an amazing year. Cheers!

8) Getting kicked out of the lunch line between Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium at Mayhem cuz I didn't know you needed a lunch ticket. Their "You Dumbass!" looks were priceless!!

9) The Escape The Fate interview. I had no idea it was going to take off like that.

10) The after parties at NAMM. DEAR GAWD!! You have to see them to believe them. You will get rock star burnout.

11) MCing all the events this year especially at the Gothic. I love the shit out of making a thousand people go nuts.

12) Being on channel 2. Even though it was the ghey.

13) The whole Indie 101.5 experience.

14) Doing 8 interviews, on 8 different tour busses, in 11 days. And then talking to the bands about prices and how to work deals for my future bus: The Duggernaut!

15) Realizing the guy I'm drinking beers with at The Glenn is Andy Keaton from Family Ties. This was before the "Beating people with a chair" incident.

I have no doubt that as a united music scene we will destroy 2010. Lets set the standard for the entire nation and continue to launch our brothers and sisters and ourselves into the national spotlight. Cheers!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Get to Know the Pirate Signal better....

the pirate signal EPK from the pirate signal on Vimeo.

Free stuff from our main man, John Common ...

John Common and fam are "getting everything lined up" for their CD release show on Jan. 16.

To say Happy Holidays and thank folks for their support, Man Common and his band are giving away a digital EP, named "Gift," of favorite songs from Common's last four records:

1) "In A Bookstore" from Good To Be Born
2) "LGM" from Why Birds Fly
3) "Other Side Of Town" from Good To Be Born
4) "Flesh Wound" from Why Birds Fly
5) "How 'Bout You?" from The Longest Street In America
6) "Pass That Bottle Down" from Collecting Empties

Says Common: "If you already have those records -- yay! Give it as a gift to your friends! We'll keep this EP as free until the New Year."

Here's the link:

-- Jeanie Straub

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bring your own Band - Video pilot on DEC 26th!!!

A pilot being shot this weekend, Dec 26th in Denver at the Walnut Room in hopes to bring more national attention to the
burgeoning Colorado music scene-this particular set of episodes will be Hip Hop based and features:

The Pirate Signal
Mane Rok & DeeJay Tense
Spoke In Wordz Ft. 20:12

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hello all my Music, Photo and Life Loving Friends.

I just wanted to take a moment and share some holiday Cheer!... Many folks a gearing up for the wonders of Christmas and spending their well earned dollars on gifts for Family & Friends!

How bout a Gift to All of us who love Music!

San Diego ,CA. based Rock, Reggae, Acoustic, Dub Legends SLIGHTY STOOPID is giving Us All the FREE "Holidaze" album to download..... 7 Classic Joints for you to Listen to as you prepare for the last week before Christmas! !

These Awesome sounds are only available until 11:59 pm Christmas Eve (pacific standard time)!

Just check out their site!



Peace and Much Holiday Love

~ Stu

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

FACE on The Sing off

So they didn't make it but, here is a cool interview of them! Go COLO Bands!!

Sunday Dec 27th - Grammy winning Trumpeter @ Dazzle Jazz Club


When: Sunday, December 27th at 6 & 8pm
Monday, December 28th at 7pm
Where: Dazzle Jazz Club
930 Lincoln St. Denver, CO 80203 (303) 839 - 5100
Tickets: $15

The celebrated Ninth+Lincoln Orchestra will welcome Trumpeter Cuong Vu to premiere all new music by Denver composer Tyler Gilmore. Ranging from hushed atmospheres to raucous electronic improvisation, the performances promise to be innovative and impassioned. Rarely has a pioneering performer such as this joined such a reputable local ensemble, to produce what is sure to be a memorable musical collaboration.

"It's hard to avoid references to Miles Davis when talking about the trumpet, but Cuong is the nearest thing I've heard to someone encapsulating and surpassing Davis' range of textures. Imagine, if you will, Bitches Brew or On The Corner, but with more cinematic clarity and less drug-addled wank. That's where Cuong Vu and his musical juggernaut are sitting, just waiting to crush you. And you'll love it." -

"Exploring the deepest of harmonic depths opened up by the freedom of jazz-based themes, bandleader Tyler Gilmore steers the ensemble through a lush musical ocean like a modern-day Gil Evans, burgeoned by vigorous winds of acid, fusion, and even electronica." - Colorado Music Buzz

About the performers:

Cuong Vu is widely recognized by jazz critics as a leader of a generation of innovative musicians. A truly unique musical voice, Cuong has lent his trumpet playing talents to a wide range of artists including Pat Metheny, Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Cibo Matto, Mitchell Froom, and Chris Speed. Cuong, along with the Pat Metheny Group, received a Grammy Award in 2003 for their recording "The Way Up".

Composer and band-leaderTyler Gilmore is traversing a new landscape in big band and chamber composition. Influences ranging from composers of the 20th century to the electronic innovators of today combine with his own musical personality to form his aural output. He has been honored with the ASCAP/Columbia College 2009 Commission in Honor of Hank Jones, and the 2008 & 2009 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer's Awards.

The Ninth+Lincoln Orchestra is a musical project aiming to marry Denver's finest jazz players with new streams in the world of big band composition; to combine the shapes and textures of the new generation's aesthetic with the standard jazz ensemble. Its repertoire bridges the gap between jazz tradition and modern musical forms. The band features the finest performers in Colorado's music scene including members of Future Jazz Project, Hamster Theatre, and Jazz Faculty from all of the fine jazz college programs in the region. It's debut CD received positive nation-wide attention, including a 3.5 star review from Downbeat Magazine.

Monday, December 7, 2009

10 final bands announced for KTCL's Hometown for the Holidays

Channel 93.3’s Local Band Contest…
Hometown for the Holidays:
Top 10 Bands Announced!

Denver – December 7th, 2009 – Nearly 200 local bands entered songs for Channel 93.3’s Hometown for the Holidays local band contest. Members of the music media, Channel 93.3 Staffers, members of local bands…Single File, Meese, Tickle Me Pink and staff of the famous Blasting Room recording studio listened to and voted on the entries. The talent in Denver is getting better and better, and therefore this year we ended up with a top twelve due to a four way tie for 9th! Here are this year’s top 12 bands (in no particular order):

Battleship Agenda·
Churchill ·
DB & The Catastrophe ·
HeyDay ·
Life in Electric ·
Love .45 ·
Nautical Mile ·
Reno Divorce ·
Rouge ·
Vices I Admire

Help us decide the Top 3!
Starting Thursday, December 10th the Top 12 bands will get airplay on Channel 93.3. Listeners who are Channel 93.3 Music Survey members then help us decide the top 3 bands to play the Hometown for the Holidays Concert at Andrew's on Lincoln on Friday, December 18th. The #1 band as voted by the music surveys will get recording time at The Blasting Room in Ft. Collins, a $250 Best Buy Musical Instruments gift card, a photo session with Don Searle Photography and will be invited to play at a Channel 93.3’s Not So Silent Night 2010!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

From Alf at KTCL - Hometown for the Holidays time again!

The listening party went quite well, although it started late due to some people coming from far off having issues with the roads. Attendees included the on-air staff, some people from recording studios, and members of Tickle Me Pink, Meese, and Single File.

So who's in? Can't tell you. They actually haven't sent the results to me yet. I know we're doing the big public announcement onstage at the Not So Silent Night show on Sunday, but assumedly, I'll know before that...