Monday, August 31, 2009
Just an update... There's a REALLY good chance that the 101.5 FM format could really be back on the air waves... For real, and soon! Please continue to send (non-hateful) messages to firstname.lastname@example.org and this could in fact be a reality.
Especially if you can sign this quick, free survey, it will help---
Let’s make sure we present to him a petition signed by thousands and thousands of fans. Once you sign the petition, it is up to each and every one of you to get at least 5 more people to sign. Post this message anywhere and everywhere you can think of. Then over the next week call your friends and tell them to sign the petition. Every time you get in your car and the music sucks, call a friend and ask them to sign the petition. Every time you see the 93.3 van, call a friend and tell them K-Tickle sucks and they should sign the petition. Every time you miss Indie 101.5, call a friend and tell them to sign the petition!
Max Media heard us on 8/11, now they can come see us face to face on 9/10 to view the results of the petition. Let’s be the first fan base in history to make this happen!
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The Colorado Sound - Our friend Chris K., based on the Front Range and affiliated with KDNK's sister station KRFC in Fort Collins, produces this show weekly. The focus is exclusively on Colorado artists, particularly those with new releases to showcase. KDNK wants to serve the growing audience for Colorado artists. They're not all singer/songwriters or bluegrass musicians. He'll spotlight jazz musicians, even rappers. Stay tuned to KDNK at 1am on Thursday mornings, with a September 10 debut, for the best of Colorado artists. www.thecoloradosound.com
A sadder note to report ... According to venue booking agent and sound person, Jill Brzezicki, it turns out that at 4PM yesterday, the owners of Hamilton's, the newest restaurant and music venue to grace the old Linden's location on Linden Street was letting its staff know that they were closing their doors, effective today.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
NEW Kyle Hollingsworth “The Way It Goes” from Then There's Now (2009)
Ichiban “Troubled Waters” from Psycle Analysis (2008)
NEW Emmitt-Nershi Band “Surfing the Red Sea” from New Country Blues (2009)
Chris Daniels “Biggest Heartache” from The Spark (2003)
Honey Don't “Who Took the Jukebox” from Honey Don't (2009)
Xiren “Big Enough” from Trip-R (2008)
Andy Monley “All Hail” from Triplight (2006)
Crowboy “Babylon” from Making Up For Lost Time (2008)
Trucker's Daughter “Better Left Alone” from Broken Down Love (2009)
NEW Maree McRae “Do It For Love” from Urgency (2009)
The Informants “Get Twisted” from Crime Scene Queen (2009)
Slim Cessna's Auto Club “Viceroy Filter King” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
NEW Flying Dragon Orchestra “Replica” from Flying Dragon Orchestra (2009)
NEW Yonder Mountain String Band “Complicated” from Complicated (2009)
Drew Emmitt “Take the Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
NEW Gritch “Distance” from Sunday Morning Train (2009)
Saints “Colorado” from Saints (2009)
Soundrabbit “From the World I Have Known” from Tree Trunk Airplanes (2009)
GT and the Sidewinders “Lonesome Cowboy” from Across America (2009)
Palmer Divide “Knockin' At the Door” from Shenandoah Train (2009)
King for a Day “Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before” from Ghost in the Slipstream (2009)
Rose Hill Drive “Cool Cody” from.Rose Hill Drive (2006)
Big Head Todd & the Monsters “All The Love You Need” from All the Love You Need (2008)
Hard Pressed “Blackbird” from In A Different Time (2009)
NEW Churchill “I Still Remember” from Churchill (2009)
NEW Matt Skellenger “The Itchy Forest” from Parentheticals (2009)
11:45 a.m. DAGDA
1:45 p.m. Dan Treanor & The Afrosippi Band
4:35 p.m. Flamenco Denver
6:15 p.m. Emily Griffith Opportunity School Fashion Show
7:45 p.m. Mohammed Alidu
10:45 a.m. Mike & Margie Aman - Virtuoso Accordion Show
1:00 p.m. Jr. Wahines
2:15 p.m. Huitzilopochtli
3:30 p.m. Lorenzo Martin
5:45 p.m. The Kusogea Nobi Drum Ensemble
7:15 p.m. Colcannon
10:45 a.m. The Mullins Brothers
12:45 p.m. Barbelfish Balkan Band
3:30 p.m. A Step Above
4:30 p.m. Denver Taiko Percussion Ensemble
6:00 p.m. Henry the Fiddler
7:30 p.m. Felonius Smith Trio
10:45 a.m. Istari World Percussion
12:45 p.m. Colorado Hebrew Chorale
2:45 p.m. Great Wall Chinese Academy
3:45 p.m. Filipino-American Community of Colorado
5:00 p.m. Planina - Songs of Eastern Europe
Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que Country Stage presented by 98.5 KYGO
11:30 a.m. Trailer Park Playboys
3:30 p.m. Julie Burke
6:40 p.m. Flap-N-Jacks
10:40 a.m. Buckstein
2:55 p.m. The Branders
4:55 p.m. D.J. y Los Latineerz
6:55 p.m. Kelly Aspen
10:40 a.m. Jon Chandler and the Wichitones
2:55 p.m. The Chris King Band
6:55 p.m. Timothy P. & Rural Route Three
10:30 a.m. The Calf Branders
1:30 p.m. Confluence
4:50 p.m. Colfax Cowboys
KBCO World Class Rock Stage
11:30 a.m. Jessica Sonner
3:00 p.m. Julia Bryan Band
6:45 p.m. Johnny Rodriguez y los Diamentes
10:30 a.m. The Catfish Kray Blues Band
3:00 p.m. Rob Drabkin
6:45 p.m. Ayo Awosika
10:30 a.m. Megan Burtt & The Cure to Love
1:30 p.m. Chris Daniels & The Kings
4:30 p.m. Chilli Willi
6:30 p.m. Mary Louise Lee Band
10:30 a.m. Patrick Emerine
12:30 p.m. Lynn Skinner - Joni Mitchell Tribute
3:30 p.m. Jon Romero y Amanecer
5:30 p.m. Face
Main Stage (national headliners)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 7:30 P.M.
Grand Funk Railroad
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1:00 P.M.
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 7:30 P.M.
The Robert Cray Band
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 7:30 P.M.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1:00 P.M.
Love and Theft
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 5:30 P.M.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Support Local Music in libraries -- come to FREE kick-off with Angie Stevens & The Beautiful Wreck LIVE at Parker Library!!
Check out Angie Stevens & The Beautiful Wreck ROCKING Parker Library LIVE starting at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 29.
Deets at tinyurl.com/deliciously-naughty -- or just come!
This showcase event will kick off a new season of Parker Library’s Live Local Music Series, which is entering its fourth year.
Everyone gushes about Angie's live show. Said Colorado Music Buzz's own Eric Fletcher: "[She] really changed my life tonight. I’m so inspired I can’t sleep."
More on Angie at www.angiestevens.com and myspace.com/angiestevens!
More about Local Music in Libraries and Parker Library's Live Local Music Series at myspace.com/colorado_music + twitter.com/colorado_music!
Last Sunday I had the extreme pleasure of shooting pictures of: The Flaming Lips at Red Rocks... Let me tell you they have a distinct sound and level of entertainment. Imagine a confetti and balloon filled world with a pretty cool dude walking above people with a giant inflatable hamster ball while blasting your senses with lights and sounds that have a much energy as a lighting strike!... if you blink at this show you Will miss something for sure!
Check um out at: http://www.flaminglips.com/
If you would like to see more pictures from: Stu's Web click here
Happy Friday!!!... Have a Great Weekend evreyone
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The Devil Makes Three NEVER REST!
After selling out shows all across the country via word of mouth from fans and friends, and an amazing turn LIVE on KEXP Performing "Do Wrong Right," The Devil Makes Three announce even more Fall tour with gigs at Bumbershoot and Earthdance Peace Festival and Frontman Pete Bernhard will play a a string of West Coast solo shows before The Devil Makes Three take off across the country.
“The Devil Makes Three has just released the latest chapter of their gypsy-punk-hillbilly-bluegrass-blues gospel in an album called Do Wrong Right. That description is a mouthful, but DM3 is far from ordinary. The drummer-less trio consists of guitarist/frontman Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean. Their sound is driven by rhythm and three-part harmonies that beg you to boogie down, even if you aren’t the boogie down type.”
Catch them at the Walnut Room on Nov. 20th and give them a listen on our CMB jukebox
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Denver, CO, August 25, 2009/ Public radio station jazz89 KUVO, Denver Educational Broadcasting, Inc., announced today it has begun a nationwide search for a new CEO following the retirement announcement of current CEO Gene Craven to the station's board of directors.
Under Mr. Craven's guidance, the station has stabilized its finances and has broadened its listener base both terrestrially and virtually. On-line listenership has more than doubled in the last year, while KUVO has secured a permanent location in Breckenridge, Colorado, and has won a license to broadcast in Vail where the station will be known as KVJZ.
KUVO's Board Chairman David Zucker noted "Gene has helped the station expand its signal throughout the state with great frugality and intelligence. His legacy at the station will be felt - and heard -- for years to come." Gene will continue to work on a contract basis with the station. Carlos Lando, currently the station's COO and Program Director, will take on the role of Interim CEO.
News of Mr. Craven's retirement coincides with the station's expansion into the Vail Valley, anticipated for completion in the fall of this year, as well as the addition of two HD channels to the station's lineup. These HD channels will also be streamed online at www.kuvo.org.
About jazz89 KUVO, Denver Educational Broadcasting, Inc.:
KUVO is a Colorado non profit corporation internationally-known for broadcasting jazz, blues and Latin jazz music since its inception in 1985. Only a handful of non-commercial 24-hour jazz radio stations exist across the United States today. KUVO has retained an international reputation for its dedication to jazz, blues and Latin jazz, winning JazzWeek magazine's Best Major Market Jazz Station award two of the last five years. The station is an affiliate station of both NPR, National Public Radio, as well as PRI, Public Radio International. Offices and studios are located at 2900 Welton Street in the historic Five Points neighborhood of Denver.
Monday, August 24, 2009
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Aug. 24, 2009) -- Colorado Public Radio Classical Music will hand its classical music reins over to listeners this Labor Day weekend during the annual Listener's Choice Labor Day Weekend program, beginning Sept. 4 at 3 p.m.
Listeners can decide exactly what gets played during the three-day event by requesting their classical tunes of choice at www.kvod.org. Music lovers can submit their requests via the “Get your requests in now” link on www.kvod.org, and start listening for their songs at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4.
"Colorado Public Radio listeners have already submitted hundreds of favorites they would like to hear over the holiday weekend,” said program director Karla Walker. “Everything from warhorses like Beethoven's 9th Symphony, to evocative French Impressionist music, to a wide range of 20th century classics. We'll do our best to get them all on the air.”
Colorado Public Radio Classical Music is heard on: 88.1 FM in Denver, 91.9 FM in Pueblo, 94.7 FM in Colorado Springs, 89.9 FM in Vail, 90.5 FM in Glenwood Springs, 103.3 FM along the Western Slope, and online at cpr.org.
Details about the upcoming Listener's Choice Labor Day Weekend can be found at www.kvod.org.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Dressy Bessy “Jenny Come ON” from Pink Hearts, Yellow Moons (1999)
Apples in Stereo “Strawberryfire” from Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
Born in The Flood “I Am the Walrus” from Mountain Homegrown Vol IV (2005)
Boulder Acoustic Society “Sunset” from Punchline (2009)
Devotchka “Transliterator” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
Arliss Nancy “The Empty Below” from Dance to Forget (2009)
Lindsey O'Brien Band “Broke My Heart” from As Long As It Matters (2008)
The Stanleytones “Women Make Me Act Like A Fool” from Women Make Me Act Like A Fool (2009)
Reed Foehl “Only In Your Arms” from Once An Ocean (2009)
Jeff Finlin “Postcard from Topeka” from Epinonymous (2004)
Fafi aka 3Percent “Chegutu” from Groove or Die (2009)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Everything Is Alright” from Fierce Bad Rabbit (2009)
Ricky Sweum “Nice Pants” from Pulling Your Own Strings (2009)
The Informants “Marilon” from Crime Scene Queen (2009)
Bobby Walker “CC Rider” from Git It (2009)
Juno What?! “Get On Down” from Late Night (2009)
Yo, Flaco! “Deep End” from Deep End (2009)
The Motet “Push” from Dig Deep (2009)
David Boylan “Elizabeth” from Slave (2005)
Sherri Jackson “Liberation” from Westword Music Awards Showcase '96 (1996)
The Samples “My Town” from Samples (1990)
SheL “Hello” from Try to Scream (2009)
Stella Luce “Esteban's Fishing Song” from Zugenruhe (2009)
Ethyl & the Regulars “Long Gone, Long Forgotten” from Fill 'Er Up With ...(2009)
Erik Applegate “Another Reply” from Red Skies (2009)
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
good times and conversations filled the space on the bus as this adventure rolled its way thru town stopping at a few beverage stores to pick up essential parts and refreshments for the whole crew.
We traveled down the Avenue(colfax) to the Historic Bluebird theater to pick up some more friends..... we embarked on our journey to the Gothic Theater!!!.... Arriving in Rockstar fashion, the UM and Friends hopped off the Bus and Promptly began grill'n up some dogs for dinna!.... after Pre-gaming it with some dogs and brews we all made our way inside to Enjoy the awesome reggae sounds of:
and the UMconscious of course!...
Thanks to everyone who made this incredible evening Happen!... including Larry our Friendly Bus driver!
Date: Friday, August 21st
Location: Dnote (7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada, CO 80002)
Time: Begins at 5:30pm with Cody Crump, Quillion probably takes the stage around 9-ish.
Lineup: Quillion along with Cody Crump, The Stigmas, and Mechanical Dan
Originally formed in the summer of 2007, the gregarious foursome of the band Quillion found themselves drawn to each other through their shared love of such musical influences as Porcupine Tree, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Radiohead, Garbage and many, many others. Drawing heavily on their rock, pop and progressive influences, Quillion has impressed audiences with melodic riffs punctuated by a duo of lilting vocals. These veterans of local Denver bands Rider Beware, SkullFlux, and the Melanie Susuras Band, are ready to present to you exactly what a Quillion is!
(funny side note: I talked to Amanda and she let me know they DO have the new CD in hand! - As some artists have learned the hard way, be sure to have your new CD at your CD release lol!)
Monday, August 17, 2009
And Our Communities
Who: Members and supporters of Progressive Veterans
What: Progressive Veterans Art and Music Fundraiser
When: Sunday, August 30, 2009 at noon ($5 cover charge)
Where: Flobots.org / Fight with Tools Office, 2705 Larimer, Denver, CO and The Meadowlark Bar, 2701 Larimer, Denver, CO
Who: Featured Artists: Sharon Healy, Damon Willard, Create-CSH, Kim Sidwell, Keith Goble, Jessica Jenkins and more.
Featured Musicians: Jeremy & Joe, Sever Truth, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Mute:Man's:Microphone, Sofo, Dirt Circle Dogs, Fulcrum, and Disaffected.
With increasing numbers of veterans returning from their service, and with the Veterans’ Administration operating severely beyond it's capacity, it was clear to Dan Conerd that someone needed to step up and extend support to all veterans. In February this year, with the help of fellow veterans and friends, Conerd began cultivating what is now Progressive Veterans (ProVets). ProVets will hold their fundraising event on August 30, 2009.
ProVets is a community-based organization that proactively supports all soldiers and veterans from all eras and conflicts. Its core purpose is to support deployed soldiers with care packages, to aid in the reintegration of soldiers returning from deployment, and to advocate for homeless veterans by hosting seasonal food, clothing, and heath drives. It aims to educate and to bring together the people of Denver as a community-wide effort.
The organization believes that all people deserve food, shelter, and security and that everyone is entitled to education, freedom, and employment. ProVets members are acutely aware that unjust military aggression, and the budgets that fund it, impede the ability of communities and governments to uphold these basic rights. We are therefore adamantly opposed to unjust military aggression and insist that military forces and governments abide by high ethical standards.
ProVets is proud to host its August 30th event with some of Denver’s most talented artists and musicians in an effort to bring the Denver community together. “I know this will be an amazing show. So many people want to reach out and help veterans and deployed soldiers and we hope to give people the tools they need to do that,” says Conerd.
ProVets had a very successful booth at the Warped Tour this month and engaged people of all ages and interests in its cause. With growing interest, the organization hopes to grow and establish a higher presence in the community.
After the show, ProVets will continue their ongoing care package project. Jessica Leebelt, co-founder says, “As long as we have soldiers serving overseas, we’ll keep sending a little piece of home to as many units as we can.”
With the support gained from the August 30th event, ProVets will continue its work toward providing resources to community members. Our first project is called “Nash Tent” wherein community resources will be organized to support low-income and homeless people, many of whom are veterans, in a centralized location offering the following free services: food, clothing, mental and physical healthcare screenings, and financial and employment assistance. “Outreach at this level can’t be done without huge community support. If people come to our show, chances are, they’ll want to help in some way with Nash Tent. We’re ready to have their help,” says Conerd.
LESS THAN JAKE
by Leah Johnson
Fort Collins, Co—Today started off just as exciting as yesterday. After a dynamic performance, that rocked more that 15,000 people last night by Melissa Etheridge—people flowed back into Old Town Fort Collins for the second day of Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. The weather held out and the cool temperatures made for a perfect Colorado day to enjoy great local music and national headliner and two time Latin Grammy winner Ozomatli.
The day got off to a TNT start with ACDC cover band High Voltage. The group of teenagers had the heads banging on Walnut Street early in the day. Quemando filled the Mountain Stage with the pulse of Latin rhythms that people couldn’t help but salsa too, and School of Rock packet the Kids Music Adventure—with a energy that only come from a group of kid rockers.
“Wow what a festival! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and all the great music today. It is wonderful to come out to an event that highlights such great musical talent from all over Colorado and National Headliners. We could also listen to all types of Music: Rock or Country, Jazz or Blues, Regge or R&B – this festival has something for everyone,” said Chris Kupac who came out to enjoy the festival on Sunday.
“We had a great weekend. The collaboration between the Downtown Business Association (DBA) and Bohemian Nights helped to make this weekend a success! Great music was the theme of the weekend—and we hope that we exposed Fort Collins to new bands,” said Merry Hummel, Director of the Bohemian Nights.
The day ending with a explosion as Ozomalti took the stage to an energetic crowd of 8000 on the Mountain Stage—the group who came from LA brought their unique flair to Fort Collins. Their music-- a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, meringue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican reggae and Indian raga-- has long followed a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around L.A. That is certainly what they brought to Old Town Square.
“This is a Beautiful, Beautiful Festival you have here in Fort Collins, this is how music should be,” said Wil Dog on stage to the liveliest crowd the festival had seen all weekend.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Dressy Bessy “Anyone Can See” from HollerandStomp (2008)
After Midnight Jazz Band “Autumn Leaves” from Autumn Leaves (2009)
Liz Barnez “Laughin Yellow” from Liz Barnez Band (1993)
The Epilogues “The Escape” from The Beautiful The Terrifying (2008)
Boulder Acoustic Society “Slip Baby Slip” from Punchline (2009)
Debajo Del Agua “Vidas Caidas” from The World Upside Down (2009)
Great American Taxi “One of These Days” from Reckless Habits (2009)
Rob Drabkin “Sweet Things” from On These Heavy Feet (2009)
Lindsey O'Brien Band “Night Voice” from As Long As It Matters (2009)
The Blue Canyon Boys “I Want You to Want Me” from House Full of Sorrows (2009)
Handpicked Holler! “Mr. Spaceman” from Road to Gemini (2009)
Post Paradise “Cut Me To Pieces” from Here to Anywhere (2009)
The Swayback “Queen's Dance” from Long Gone Lads (2008)
Euforquestra “Tramba” from The Adventures of Glen Devey (2005)
Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Give It On Back” from Queen of This Mess (2009)
The Hollyfelds “She's Got You” from Black Heart Blue (2009)
Cocktail Revolution “Eye of the Storm” from Better Reception (2008)
The Knew “Renaissance Man” from Boom Bust (2008)
Other Side of Clearview “Hey You” from Sweet Release (2009)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “Funktional Corruption” from Possible Beginnings (2008)
The Informants “Salvation” from Crime Scene Queen (2009)
Finders & Youngberg “Ball and Chain Blues” from Keep Your Suitcase Packed (2008)
Weekend Weather “Ginger” from Heat Lightning (2009)
The Poudre River Band “Thinkin About It” from Bellview Dome (2008)
The Starlite Ramblers “Thanks A Lot” from Ain't It the Truth (1979)
The Piggies “Who You Are” from Rusted Bullets (2009)
Megan Burtt “Waitin' On You” from Megan Burtt (2008)
Peter Sommer “Escapade” from Crossroads (2008)
Friday, August 14, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Team CMB filmed 18 interviews on Sunday at the VWT in Denver. We got Less Than Jake, We The Kings, Single File, VWT founder Kevin Lyman, and a ton of others. Right now we are sorting through gigs and gigs of data in the CMB mountaintop fortress but very soon we will start posting those interviews. And trust me some of the stuff we got is so flippin funny you're definitely gonna wanna watch. From Tat imitating Megatron having "relations" to Less Than Jake and myself calling out Tom Jones to the interview with After Midnight Project inside of the tours completely trashed out "Party Bus." For now here's a couple VWT pics for your amusement and go read Torch's advice for bands below this or she'll bust out the Torch Kung Fu on you.
The transition from the garage, studio, or rooftop to the stage is not as easy as you think. First off practice, practice, practice! If you are not fully dedicated don’t waste the public’s time with half hearted antics. Sit down with your band and discuss some of the following questions in depth.
Who is your target audience?
What is your band image that you want to project?
What venues would be appropriate for your band?
Is each person in the band doing what they do best?
It is simple if you want a guitarist, you get a guitarist who plays well and is passionate about the style of music you are creating. If you need a singer, don’t do it by vote and pick someone in the band, get a really good vocalist, and front personality. That is their job, to sing their butt off and reel in the crowd. Make sure each person is focused on making this the best cohesive band you can.
The stage is not the basement. If you want people to come to your shows and come back… you need to practice being on stage. It is so important for the band to interact with each other on stage; look like you are having fun. One big but simple pitfall is staring at your feet. If you have a tendency to do this write on the top of your shoes “What are you looking at?” with a big frown face. Eye contact is so important. Playing in front of a live audience is and exchange of energy look at people; make eye contact. The future fans want to connect with the band. If you stand before them with fear and freeze they will stand way back, or sit, and wait for something to happen, or for you to get off the stage.
There is a reason to have a front person. This is usually filled by the singer and they need to talk to the audience. It is really smart to share some funny story about a song or incident that has happened with the band, this allows you to connect with the audience. If you are standing on that stage begging the people to come forward and dance that is a huge note that you are doing something wrong. Talk to each other a bit, interact and this is the time to move around on that stage no matter how small. Create your own signature band moves. You are a team and need to work as one.
Now for the big test, that is so simple but necessary to do. Get someone to film one of your performances and watch it with the sound off. Let go of what you hear in your head and think is happening and really look at the performance from a stranger’s point of view. People say “I saw this great band last night!”
Every month the Rocky Mountain Music Network tracks what Colorado releases are getting airplay at public/community and college radio stations statewide, and on specialty shows on those commercial radio stations that care to share their information with us.
Each month, a list is sent out to all the radio stations in the reporting network. Each station in the network adds whatever new releases are not on the list, and marks the number of spins for those they played in each reporting cycle (approx. mid-month to mid-month). Titles are held on the list for 12 full months from their date/month of release.
Folks ask me all the time, "how do I get my release on the list?" It's pretty simple really --- get a "standard/retail" packaged cd to radio around the state -- with a big label on it, proclaiming it to be from Colorado (hint - put the sticker directly on the packaging) . Good chance it'll make it onto the list. (PS --- for optimum opportunity, get it to radio BEFORE the planned cd-release-party.)
For more information, contact Chris K. at email@example.com
Improv - Omotion (hip hop)
The Vitamins - Calliope (indie)
Bard Hoff - A Curious Day (jazz)
Blue Million Miles - Of Building Walls (indie)
d.biddle - rabbit and the moon (indie)
Drew Emmitt - Long Road (rock, jamgrass)
Dub Skin - Love in Spite of... (reggae)
Finders & Youngberg - Keep Your Suitcase Packed (bluegrass, country)
Jerry Palmer - Deep Blue Sky (instrumental, folk)
Kan'nal - Myth Magic (rock, world)
Keith Oxman - Caught Between the Lion and Twins (jazz)
Lonesome Traveler - Listen to That Sound (bluegrass)
Melanie Susuras Band - Stop to Stand (rock, acoustic)
The Epilogues - The Beautiful The Terrifying (rock, alternative)
Various - KRFC Live@Lunch Vol. 1 Locals Only (various)
Beautiful Loser Society - Aim Low (country,
Coyote Poets of the Universe - Callin You Home (experimental)
Chris Daniels & the Kings - Stealin' The Covers (blues)
JD Feighner - Sundays at 1620 (pop, hip-hop)
Porlolo - Meadows (indie)
The Jimi Austin - Suits (rock, alternative)
The Knew - Boom Bust (rock, alternative)
Cocktail Revolution - Better Reception (funk, jazz)
Dressy Bessy - HollerandStomp (indie)
Elephant Revival - Elephant Revival (folk, bluegrass)
Kailin Yong - Bowing with the Flow (world, neo-classical)
Wovenhand - Ten Stones (indie)
Ichiban - Psycle Analysis (hip-hop)
Marq Fraker - Thanks for Leaving (jazz)
Trace Bundy - Mission Bell (instrumental, guitar)
Arliss Nancy - Rust e.p. (rock)
EP Davis - Mele O'Kaua'i (hawaiian)
Fred Hess - Single Moment (jazz)
Fred Wolking -
Vonnegut - Fall Into Place (rock, alternative)
Wentworth Kersey - EP One (folk, indie)
Corey Christiansen - Roll With It (jazz)
Janine Santana - Soft as Granite (jazz)
Al Hood & Dave Hanson - Just A Little Taste (jazz)
Ash Ganley - Cruel Waters (rock,
Brad Goode - Polytonal Dance Party (jazz)
Gription - Last In Time (rock)
Lindsey O'Brien Band - As Long As It Matters (rock, acoustic)
Rich Lamb - Music Along the Way (jazz)
Roe - Letters and Lights (rock, alternative)
Xiren - Trip-R (rock)
Chip McNeill - Four Steps 3 (jazz)
DB and the Catastrophe - "untitled" (rock)
Gabrielle Louise - Cigarettes for Sentiments (folk)
Melissa Axel - Transmition ep (jazz, pop)
Everything Absent or Distorted - The Great Collapse (indie)
Lucky Overton -
Stereomaid - The Little Things That Come Between Us (rock)
The Corduroy - Front Porch Weather Report (rock, funk)
Bobby Walker - Git It (blues)
Bonnie Lowdermilk - Up To Now (jazz)
Debajo del Agua - The World Upside Down (world, hip-hop)
The Delta Sonics - Never Enough (blues)
Dualistics - Dualistics ep (rock, alternative)
Gaudie - Oceana (electronica)
Hot IQs - Follow the Architecture (indie)
Ideal Fathers - A Complete Waste of Time Travel (indie)
Jeremy Dion - Finally (folk-rock)
Lionel Young - Beautiful Day (blues)
Meryl Romer - So Sure (jazz)
Peace Officer - Insurgency (reggae)
Rhythm Angels - Girls Like Us (folk)
Rob Drabkin - On These Heavy Feet (rock, acoustic)
The Subdudes - Live at the Rams Head (
Trinity Demask - Crucible (folk)
Zonky Tonk Zydeco - Zydecoliosis (Zydeco)
Bill Frisell - The Best of Bill Frisell, Vol. 1: Folk Songs (jazz)
Motel Saints - Everyday As Usual (rock)
Ron Holleman - Shambhala Jazz (jazz)
The Culhanes - No Part of Nothing (
Ben Markley - Second Introduction (jazz)
Dan Craig - the Accidents e.p. (folk-rock)
Drag the River - Bad at Breaking Up (americana/alt-country)
Jon Snodgrass - Visitor's Band (rock, alt-country)
SoundRabbit - Tree Trunk Airplanes (rock)
The Kirkpatrick Project -
Alan Alda - Alan Alda (rock)
Fell - Farewell to Echoes (indie)
Redline Rockets -
The Honey Gitters - Barrel-Sniffer's
The Omens - Send Black Flowers (indie)
The Silver Cord - Conflicting Emotions (indie)
Adam Stern - Twang Shui (jazz, rock)
Danielle Ate The
Glove Trucker - Tengo Sueno (
Nancy Thorwardson - Something In the Air (country, bluegrass)
Nick O'Connor - Paper Thin Feelings e.p. (rock, acoustic)
Taarka - Seed Gathering for a Winter Garden (
The Hollyfelds - Black Heart Blue e.p. (
20XIII - Take Two and Call in the Morning (rock)
Candy Claws - In the Dream of the Sea Life (indie)
Common Anomaly - These Drowning Days (rock)
Cowtown - No End of Love (bluegrass)
Iuengliss - Motion in Mind (indie)
Jesse Solomon - Fire, Ready, Aim (rock)
Keith Oxman - Doing All Right (jazz)
King For A Day - Ghost In the Mainstream (rock)
Pretty Lights - Falling Up the City Skies (techno)
The Photo Atlas - To Silently Provoke the Ghost (rock)
Varmints - Feel Surreal (indie)
Weekend Weather - Heat Lightning (rock,
After - Autumn Leaves (jazz)
Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck - Queen of This Mess (folk-rock)
Arliss Nancy - Dance to Forget (alt-country)
Committed - Committed (rock)
Eileen Simon - The Visit (jazz, folk)
Ethyl & the Regulars - Fill 'er Up With… (
Gregory Alan Isakov - This Empty Northern Hemisphere (folk)
Houses - Houses (indie)
Jasco - Ain't Just Blues (jazz, blues)
Kort McCumber - Ain't the Same As Before (
Mighty Eighteen Wheeler - Stimulus Package (rock)
Motorhome - Almost Vegas (rock, alt-country)
Other Side of Clearview - Sweet Release (rock)
Reed Foehl - Once An Ocean (folk-rock)
Spring Creek - Way Up On the Mountain (bluegrass)
Stanleytones - Women Make Me Act Like A Fool (bluegrass)
The Jim Jims - Bottom of the City (indie)
The Piggies - Rusted Bullets (rock, alternative)
Various - Rocky Mountain Low: The Colorado Music Underground of the Late 1970s (rock)
Wentworth Kersey - EP Two (folk, indie)
Young Coyotes - Exhale EP (indie)
Stella Luce - Zugenruhe (indie)
10-4 Elenor - Too Bad (rock)
Accordion Crimes - EP (indie)
Dakota Blonde - Blonde Highlights (folk-rock)
Fierce Bad Rabbit - Everything Is Alright (rock)
Honey Don't - Honey Don't (
Love.45 - Into the Ether (rock, alternative)
Mekho & the Ocean Birds - Aqorn (indie)
Meniskus - The Partyer (single) (rock)
Michaela Ray - Blues With A Backbone (blues)
Mojomama - My Heart for You (blues)
Nervesandgel - It Was All Just A Waste (indie)
Otis Taylor - Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs (blues)
Palmer Divide - Shenandoah Train (bluegrass)
Paper Bird - A Sky Underground ep (
Paul Soderman - This House is Blue! (blues)
Saints - Saints (rock)
Wendy & Robin - Saving Grace (folk-rock)
William James - Lazer Saber Snake Juice Purplelash Javelin (indie)
4-H Royalty - 4-H Royalty (alt-country)
Erik Lunde - Another Country (folk)
Fafi aka 3Percent - Groove or Die (world, African)
Handpicked Holler! - Road to Gemini (
Lelah Simon - Third Week of April (jazz)
Ricky Sweum - Pulling Your Own String (jazz)
The Motet - Dig Deep (funk)
The Trampolines - Between the Lines (rock, pop)
Gritch - Sunday Morning Train EP (rock)
GT and the Sidewinders - Across
Hard Pressed - In A Different Time (folk-rock, bluegrass)
Marty Jones & the Great Unknowns - Drink & Song (
Savage Henry - Step Lively (rock, alternative)
Shel - Try to Scream (folk-rock)
Speakeasy, Tiger - The Public (rock, alternative)
The Informants - Crime Scene Queen (blues)
Trucker's Daughter - Broken Down Love (
Monday, August 10, 2009
Mile High Marketplace, typically noted for its Mile High Flea Market, had a pleasant addition this weekend. They held their first annual blues music festival. The line up was huge, including some heavily noted artists like, Joe Bonamassa, Eden Brent, Rick Estrin and the Night cats, Delta Sonics, Jimmy Thackery, and many others on the main stage. There was also a smaller stage to fill in between equipment set-ups including some really inspiring, budding youth blues artists like Michaela Ray, Nic Clark, Zack Thorp, and The Austin Young Band.
I consider myself to be a fairly decent guitar player but some of these kids really put me in my place. Study time! Haha. All of the music was intense, leaving goose bumps on my arms for most of the time I attended. The main stage was built inside a massive tent with huge ceiling fans that kept the eager crowd nice and cool throughout the day. Sound barriers throughout the ceiling of the tent kept the sound pristine and clear. Beer, soda, corn on the cob, Turkey legs, kettle corn, Catfish and Shrimp, Ribs! Man! I am getting hungry again! It was like being in another world. A world surrounded with good feelings and incredible emotion through music. We were even able to meet every single one of the artists and get their signatures! Everything was very well thought out and executed flawlessly. We (about 70 people) were waiting for Joe Bonamassa to come down to the CD sales booth and sign autographs but he was back in the green room. The attendant was very helpful. She made a few calls and then led us all like little ducklings around to the back of the tent where Joe’s bus was and we waited for him to come out. He gladly signed passes, shirts, guitars, or whatever you had with you that was Sharpie –ready. All in all, I think the first annual Blues Fest was a great success and a huge ego boost for the Mile High Marketplace. I can’t wait till next year to go again! You have to check this out next time around! Props to Gina Hallisey (Mile High Marketplace event and venue director) for organizing such a much needed event for Blues music in Colorado!!!!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
The Colorado Sound w/ Greta subbing in for Chris K on August 8
Born in The Flood “In Debt to the Heart” from If this Thing Should Spill (2007)
The Photo Atlas “Jealous Teeth” from To Silently Provoke the Ghost (2009)
The Knew “By Yourself” from Boom Bust (2008)
Filthy Children “Butter” from Knocked Up (2005)
Motorhome “Johnson's Corner” from Almost Vegas (2009)
Paean “Most Comfortable of Graves” from Paean (2008)
Stella Luce “Beltbomb Machine” from Zugenruhe (2009)
Rob Drabkin “Sweet Things” from Rob Drabkin (2006)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “One Year Later” from Things People Do (2009)
Natural Selection “15 Up To Colfax” from Lasers in The Jungle (2008)
The Black Apples “Where the Wild Things Are” from Enjoy! (2008)
Cracker “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out With Me” from Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey (2009)
The Piggies “Bang Up Job” from Rusted Bullets (2009)
The Railbenders “Sweet Caroline” from Segundo (2003)
Harvey Knuckles “Sweet California” from Dinero (2008)
Arliss Nancy “The Shootout” from Dance to Forget (2009)
The Dirtboys “Middle Creek Road” from 2007 (2008)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Love Keeps Us Tough” from Fierce Bad Rabbit (2009)
Sour Boy Bitter Girl “Judging Scale” from Split (2008)
The Widowers “Shine a Light” from the Widowers (2008)
The Jars “Drive” from The Jars (2005)
Bela Karoli “Prelude 2” from Furnished Rooms (2008)
Tom Hagerman “Charlotte Mittnacht” from the breakfast playground (2007)
Candy Claws “Catamaran” from In the Dream of the Sea Life (2009)
Common Anomaly “Welcome In” from These Drowning Days (2009)