Which Event Are You Most Likely to Attend?

There are a TON of events this year .. just on the Front Range.  Which ones are you most likely to attend, either as a performer, or attendee?

 

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MMMM – April 21 2014

Monday Morning Music Meeting

The Colorado Sound Live365 Adds

(A) = mornings 6A-11A,
(P) = afternoons 1P-5:30P
(N) = nights 5:30P-8:00P & overnights 10P-6A
(TOP 40) = Mon-Fri 11AM-1PM, 3:30-5:30PM, 8-10PM
Weekend mixes = a little more classic during the day, a little more edge at night.

Chain Station – Don’t Build Me Up (A, P) **
Crucifix – Heaven (N)
Dan Fogelberg – As The Raven Flies (A)
Dan Treanor & Afrosippi – Mercy (A, P)
Musketeer Gripweed – Nine Pound Hammer (P, N) **
Musketeer Gripweed – A Train (P, N) **
Musketeer Gripweed – End Of The Day(P, N) **
Patrick Dune – Middle Ground (P) **
Sofie Reed – Human Every Day (A, P)
Strange Americans – Engine (P)
You, Me and Apollo – Don’t Sleep for Free (P, N)

** serviced to Colorado media and civic/municipal buyers by Rocky Mountain Music Network

 

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How Do You Consume Music?

Just out of curiosity – cuz I am usually curious about what, how and why we do the things we do – how do you consume music today?

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The Colorado Sound S8 EP15 April 2014

Big news this week!  The String Cheese Incident is playing a free show on the “hill” in Boulder April 28th.  And our pal David Glasser at Airshow Mastering blasted this on his FB page … couldn’t be happier brother Dave.   Stop by and congratulate our friend when you get a chance …

grammy“I’m tickled and proud to report that I’ve been elected a Governor of the San Francisco Chapter of NARAS (The Grammy folks). San Francisco? Well, Colorado does not have a local chapter and our vibrant music scene is underserved by NARAS. But over the past year, the San Francisco chapter has reached out to Colorado and sponsored several events in Boulder and Denver. MusiCares, a service of NARAS has helped many Colorado flood victims since the September flood. This is just the beginning. I look forward to being a part of this activity. Colorado musicians – if you are not a NARAS member you should seriously consider joining, and affiliating with the SF Chapter. If you are already a member, I look forward to meeting you.

Factoid #1 – the Grammy statues are Made In Ridgeway Colorado!

You can call me Guv’na.”

Zephyr, HeartbeatCOMING NEXT WEEK:   the on air debut of a lost Colorado classic from 1982,  Zephyr’s “Heartbeat” .. the last record recorded by Candy Givens, David Givens and Eddie Turner before Candy died in 84.  There are a couple of videos on YouTube, but the album itself has been sitting in Eddie Turner’s basement for 30 years.  I have never been able to locate a copy.  Until now.  Thanks to Kevin Clock (one of the engineers who recorded the original album)  at Colorado Sound Studios for preparing the old vinyl for airplay, since I’m all digital here.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Candy Given’s death from alcohol and ‘ludes.  Could be the reason for this msg left on my FB page:  “HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY ! Young Goat  Hey, did you see where David Givens is releasing a 3 CD expanded/deluxe release of Zephrs’ very first lp ? Yuppers, one disc of the original lp ( remixed/remastered ), the other two are previously unreleased material : a CD of studio outakes and demos and the third CD is of a concert they did at Tulagis’.”  WHOA!  

zephyr, box set 2014A quick look at David Givens page led me to Amazon … where you can preorder the boxset.  

Some of Colorado’s most legendary and enduring musicians who played in Zephyr are still around playing today … they include Otis Taylor, Jock Bartley (Firefall), and Eddie Turner … Eddie’s been showing up on the blues jam scene lately with Eric Boa and the Constrictors, as he rehabs from a hand injury he sustained several months ago.

So, as I’m writing this blogpost this morning … David Givens and I are PMing at FB … he remastered Heartbeat … and is sending it over for this week … oh man … seriously???  NICE! Thanks David …

Seriously, I feel like it’s Christmas … Happy 4/20 Colorado :)

I am also getting pretty excited for The Colorado Sound Presents Head for the Hills at the Mishawaka on May 17.  


 Tickets at www.themishawaka.com  Check out this performance from H4TH at the Mish in 2012 ….

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK  

Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon) is gone, and Taylor Sims (Bonnie & the Clydes, Spring Creek Bluegrass) is in – from our friends at the Daily Camera/SecondStoryGarage … the NEW Great American Taxi

PLAYLIST S8 EP15 APRIL 2014

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Mr. Bojangles” [single] (1970)
Poco “C’Mon (Live)” from The Essential Poco (2005)
Subdudes “Poor Man’s Paradise” from Street Symphony (2007)
(N) Crucifix “Heaven” from The Beginning (2014) 
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
Dragondeer “Castaway” from Don’t That Feel Good (2014)
El Toro de la Muerte “Like A Ghost” from Dancer These Days (2011)
Megan Burtt “Got A Feeling (w/ Bop Skizzum)” from In Good Company (2013)
Selina Albright “Why Does Life” from Brighter (2013)
Rob Drabkin “Little Steps” from Little Steps EP (2013)
(D) Bonnie and The Clydes “Evening Turns To Ashes” from Music For People (2014)
Emmitt-Nershi Band “Road of Destruction” from New Country Blues (2009)
Janine Santana “Red Clay” from Soft As Granite (2008)
Flying Burrito Brothers “Colorado” from Hot Burritos! – The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology 1969-1972 (2000)
Manassas “Colorado” from Manassas (1972)
(D) String Cheese Incident “Let’s Go Outside” from Song In My Head (2014)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Hey Delila” from Black Beehive (2014)
Dianne Reeves “32 Flavors” from Beautiful Life (2014)
Selasee Atiase “Pray for Me” from African Gate (2010)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In A Man” from Like A King (2012)
Five Iron Frenzy “Into Your Veins” from Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
David Starr “Alive Again” from Alive Again (2013)
Railsplitters “Jackson Town” from The Railsplitters (2013)
The Holler! “Yellow Moon” from Gratitude (2011)
Manuel Lopez Trio “Samba Grubinho” from Searching Out (2013)

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a reminder

The Colorado Sound ON THE AIR Northern Colorado
Sat Night 8-10PM KRFC (Northern Colorado) – 88.9FM or www.krfcfm.org
Sun Morning 8-10AM “The New Radio 94.9″ (Northern Colorado) – 94.9FM or www.radio949Colorado.com

This week:  New releases from the String Cheese Incident, Crucifix, Bonnie & the Clydes

 

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The Colorado Sound Live365 – MID MONTH UPDATE

Hellova first half to the month you guys!

March (month) 873 station pg views, 373 streams launched, 153:47 Total listening hours
April (mid month) 1251 pg views, 388 streams launched, 159:03 Total listening hours

Two new records added this week
Bonnie & the Clydes – Music for the People EP – Evening Turns to Ashes, Open Road
The String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head LP – Let’s Go Outside

 

 

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Are Record Reviews Still Relevant?

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Let me repeat the question:  Are record reviews still relevant – and more specifically – to whom?

Is the role of print media as a consumer guide to music still relevant – and if so, to whom?

What if I said that young media professionals don’t see the record review as relevant?

What if I said that the notion of print media as a consumer guide is coming to an end much faster than some of us are prepared for?

Over the past several years I’ve been quite adamant that what people want to read about is the person behind the music, not the music – or especially what someone thinks about music personally.  After all, who cares what someone else has to say about a record – or a performance?  Isn’t the more important perspective that of the person partaking in the experience?

In an era of YouTube, BandCamp, SoundCloud, and Spotify, do we really need print media to “educate” us on what’s good, or not?

What role should print media fill, as it relates to the intersection between the record/show and the consumer?  Who’s more important – the print media, or the fan who told their friends on Instagram (with pics) about this badass band they just saw?

For the past 40+ years that I’ve been in the music business, and in media, we have used print as a way to promote ourselves as musicians – and our records, and our shows.  But what happens when no one is actually reading the paragraph describing the music in flowery terms?  What if it has all of a sudden become irrelevant?  What if it wasn’t the music people were interested in to begin with, but the actual PERSONAL and INTIMATE lives of the people behind the music?

I say this because I had an interesting meeting yesterday, at which I learned that the era I grew up with – and continue to exploit – may be coming to a very swift close.  As was expressed to me (and yes, I’m paraphrasing), “I am not a critic.  I am a journalist.  I wish to write about interesting events, and interesting people.  The reader can discover the music without my help.”

What would happen if Westword stopped publishing reviews?  Who would care?  Would you?boninwf back stage nite 1 2012

 

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SSpokesBuzz Fort Collins logopokesBUZZ, a  Colorado 501C3 with a mission to AMPLIFY THE COLORADO MUSIC SCENE, DEVELOP OUR PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, PROMOTE COLORADO AS A PROGRESSIVE CULTURAL DESTINATION, and GROW LOCAL ECONOMIES.  Please visit the website for information on bands that SpokesBUZZ supports, as well as shows and more.  www.spokesbuzz.org.

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