Bands from Nine U.S Cities Perform in Colorado at the BandSwap 2014 Homecoming Events // OCT 1 – 5

September 15, 2014 – Fort Collins, CO – Colorado music nonprofit SpokesBUZZ is releasing a compilation of songs from bands participating in its BandSwap 2014 program to celebrate the upcoming Homecoming events taking place in early October in Colorado. BandSwap 2014 partner city events are happening in nine innovative cities across the country from September 11th – September 27th, closing out the third successful year of the program that Hypebot called “an excellent example of creative innovation in the music industry.” The sixteen bands selected for BandSwap 2014 will then return to Denver and Fort Collins in October to celebrate Homecoming with a final round of concerts, networking mixers, and panels.

Reflecting BandSwap’s expansion from a musical touring construct to a civic collaboration connecting diverse cultural and innovative ideas, the 2014 Homecoming performances are hosted by the City of Fort Collins and Create Denver, and will take place at traditional venues such as Hi-Dive, Mishawaka Amphitheatre, and Hodi’s Half Note, as well as nontraditional venues such as Fort Collins’ eclectic arts space Downtown Artery, the cutting edge learning center Galvanize in Denver, and the energy research complex The Powerhouse Energy Campus in Fort Collins.

Spanning five days and taking place at eight venues across Fort Collins and Denver, the BandSwap 2014 Homecoming events feature performances from the 16 participating BandSwap bands, a handful of additional Colorado bands performing, music video premieres and screenings, educational discussion panels, networking SynchroniCITY mixers, shedding light on each city’s unique characteristics via Cultural Spotlight, presentations on innovative startups via InnovationSwap, and more!

The 2014 Colorado bands are: Stella Luce (Fort Collins), The Yawpers (Denver), Gasoline Lollipops (Boulder), Eldren (Denver), Winchester Holiday (Fort Collins), The Deadwood Saints (Fort Collins), Shatterproof (Fort Collins), and Maxwell Hughes (Fort Collins).

The 2014 partner bands are: Lords of the Trident (Madison, Wis.), Jordan Igoe (Charleston, S.C.), Bonsoir, Catin (Lafayette, La.), k i d s (Athens, Ga.), Phin (Nashville, Tenn.), Amanda Broadway (Nashville, Tenn.), The LoLos (Chico, Calif.), and Lewi Longmire & the Left Coast Roasters (Portland, Ore.).

BandSwap is a musical and cultural alliance among like-minded cities combining the best of grassroots collaboration, cross-promotion, creative connectivity and most of all, the unrivaled experience of live music. For more info about the program, stay tuned to the website and SpokesBUZZ Facebook page for more updates.


WED – OCT. 1
9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.: The Yawpers (Denver), Eldren (Denver), k i d s (Athens), and Jordan Igoe (Charleston) perform
7 S. Broadway, Denver, CO
Doors: 8:30 p.m.
Show: 9:00 p.m.
TIX $10.00 {BUY TIX}

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Maxwell Hughes of the Lumineers (Fort Collins), Winchester Holiday (Fort Collins), Amanda Broadway (Nashville), and Phin (Nashville) perform. There will be a talk by SpokesBUZZ founder Dani Grant, as well as InnovationSwap pitches and music videos featured throughout the evening, including a music video premiere from Maxwell Hughes. Also featuring a SynchroniCITY Panel on “The Creative Process – Discovering Ideas and Finding Inspiration.”
1062 Delaware St., Denver, CO
Doors: 5:30 p.m., Show: 6:00 p.m., SynchroniCITY Panel: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
All Ages

FRI – OCT. 3
8:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.: The Deadwood Saints (Fort Collins) and The Gasoline Lollipops (Boulder) perform with Bonsoir, Catin (Lafayette) and Lewi Longmire & the Left Coast Roasters (Portland)
The Walnut Room
3131 Walnut St., Denver, CO
Doors: 7:00 p.m., Show: 8:00 p.m.
TIX $7 ADV / $10 DOS {BUY TIX}

FRI – OCT. 3

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: InnovationSwap featuring performances by Jordan Igoe (Charleston) and Ambassador Wolf (Fort Collins), as well as presentations on innovative startups.
The Powerhouse Energy Campus
430 North College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Doors: 4:30 p.m., Performances and presentations begin at 5:15 p.m.
All Ages

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: BandSwap performances from k i d s (Athens) and Ginger Whale (Fort Collins)
Downtown Artery: 252 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO
Doors: 6:30 p.m., Show: 7:00 p.m.
All Ages

9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.: BandSwap performances from Shatterproof (Fort Collins) and Winchester Holiday (Fort Collins) perform with Phin (Nashville) and the LoLos (Chico)
Hodi’s Half Note
167 N College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Doors: 8:00 p.m., Show: 9:00 p.m.
$10 {BUY TIX}
All Ages

SAT – OCT. 4
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.: SynchroniCITY party featuring Industry Panel & Networking “Prototyping – Testing, Iteration, and the Concept of Failure as Success”
The Mishawaka Amphitheatre
13714 Poudre Canyon Hwy., Bellvue, CO

9 p.m. – 12 a.m.: BandSwap performances from Stella Luce (Fort Collins), Izcalli (Denver), Post Paradise (Fort Collins), and Lords of the Trident (Madison) perform
Hodi’s Halfnote
167 N College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Doors: 8 p.m. Show: 9 p.m.

SUN – OCT. 5

2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Lewi Longmire & the Left Coast Roasters (Portland), Bonsoir, Catin (Lafayette), The Deadwood Saints (Fort Collins), and Pandas & People (Fort Collins) perform. Includes open jam with Lewi Longmire
Avogrado’s Number
605 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, CO
FREE “Pass The Hat” Donation
All Ages

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The Colorado Sound S8|EP35

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteWhat a weird weekend.  For inexplicable reasons, KUNC ran last week’s episode of the show, and Radio 94.9 ran hour 2 of this week’s show twice.  Weird huh?  It was also the one year anniversary of “The Flood.”  So, apologizes to those expecting to hear cuts they thought they might hear over the weekend.  I’ll attempt to made that up in a future episode.

Speaking of the show … expect some minor adjustments.  I’m taking the interview segment out longer beginning this week.  The next segment of Offstage …Beyond the Music with Eddie Turner will be uploaded on September 22nd.  That will run for two weeks.  After that, my next guest will be Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Richie Furay, who I had the incredible pleasure of working with this summer on two shows.  I’m not a star struck kind of goat, but daaaaaaaaaaamn I’m nervous for this one.  Richie’s interviews will run beginning October 6th.

This coming weekend you can find me at Fortober Fest in Fort Collins.  I’m looking forward to this last festival weekend of the season.  It features some incredible friends:  Sofie Reed, the Young Ancients, Soul School, Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts, Van Halen Tribute Band Romeo Delight, featuring Drug Under/S.I.C.K lead vocalist Romero who I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing and working with the past 14 years now.  Here’s the complete lineup:


• 8:30-10:30 = YOUNG ANCIENTS

• 12:00-1:00 = BLUE CANYON BOYS
• 1:30-2:30 = CHOICE CITY SEVEN
• 3:00-4:30 = WHISKEY BLANKET

• 5:00-6:30 = FUTABA
• 7:00-9:00 = SOUL SCHOOL

• 1:00PM-2:30 = KNOCEAN
• 3:00PM-4:30 = THE BURROUGHS
• 5:00PM-6:30 = SHATTERPROOF



HOUR 1 ** 

did not run on Radio 94.9 Sunday morning

Electric Swingset “Middle Ground” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
Psychodelic Zombiez “Desert Flower” from S.A.C. (1996)
(N) Slopeside “Better Off This Way” from One Lane Town (2014)
The Heyday “Had A Feeling” from Till We See the Sun (2010)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “The Other Side” from The Other Side (2014)
(D) Gumbo le Funque “Funky Way” from Funky-Dangerous Party Music, Volume 1 (2014)
Moors & McCumber “Against the Grain” from Against The Grain (2013)
Darryl Purpose “Orange Raincoat” from Next Time Around (2012)
Chemistry Club “Navigator” from Navigator (2013)
John Oates “Stone Cold Love” from Good Road to Follow (2014)
Paa Kow “Life Is Good” from Ask (2014)

 HOUR 2 **

Ran 2x on Radio 94.9 Sunday morning, did not run on KUNC Saturday afternoon

The Simpletones “Rain Inside” from Squiggly (1996)
The Christines “In Your Space” from Living At the Bottom of the Sea (1996)
(N) Tennis “I’m Callin’” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
Dressy Bessy “New Song (From Me To You)” from Dressy Bessy (2003)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “In and Out of Mind” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
(N) Ark Life “You’re With Me” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Mr. Pain” from Sinners & Saints (2010)
Otis Taylor “Naggin’ Woman Blues” from When Negroes Walked the Earth (1997)
Eddie Turner “Booty Bumpin’” from Miracles And Demons (2010)
(D) Reed Foehl “The Kill” from Lost in the West (2014)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “Jeeju’s Jeeju” from Ocean (featuring Ron Miles) (2013)

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River’s Eddy Blues – A Painful Memory Exposed

It’s a cold, wet, miserable day today, but nowhere near as bad as it was a year ago today as my wife and I sat and cried, feeling more helpless than we ever have as our friends and family in Lyons suffered one of the greatest losses any of us could imagine.  This was the place, after all, where we got married (Oct 25, 2009 @ Oskar Blues).

We feared for our friends.  Fortunately, all escaped with only the loss of property – all safe – all secure in the love of the community of musicians we call family.  Enion Pelta-Tiller expresses it perfectly when she sings “…feelin’ sick down to my toes, worryin’ ’bout the ones I love.”

I would normally have waited until Monday’s blog post to share this video with you, but with the weather being as it is today, and the pain still holdin’ on, today is the best day to share this new song from the upcoming Taarka album due out in November.  It is, indeed, a day to remember.

We love you guys,
Mr & Mrs Goat

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A look at Hooks at the House


Another brother covering the scene. Thanks Marc.

Originally posted on Denver Original Music:

Songwriters' night at the Park House

Songwriters’ night at the Park House

Park House recently celebrated its second year in business – a quaint bar with kitchen and multiple comfortable nooks. Among those nooks are couches, a smoker’s lounge, John Macy’s new studio and a dedicated stage in the main dining room. Here, Ed Skibbe has been running Hooks at the House, a songwriter showcase, since last April.

This special event occurs on the second Tuesdays of every month, already featuring a strong list of local songwriters: John William Davis, Steve Law, Melissa Ivey, Angie Stevens, Richard Dean, John Common and Jess DeNicola, Dave Preston, Rachel James, Victoria Woodworth, David Starr, Casey Frazier, Katey Laurel, and Satchel Gleason.

My goal was to create a consistent place for songwriters to gather, network, listen, learn, and perform–though an invitation to perform is somewhat exclusive. I want Hooks to be at least a tiny slice of what the Bluebird Café…

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Battle For The Net

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?

On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.

If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!

via Battle For The Net.

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The Colorado Sound S8|EP34

IMG_20140901_182522_349I’m always amazed when people say to me, “I didn’t know THEY’re from Colorado!”  LOL.  It happens regularly to be honest.  I think that really has been the guiding idea in presenting “The Colorado Sound” as well as “Offstage …Beyond the Music,” that I can share Colorado music, and the lives of musicians and music industry personalities who have called Colorado their home with folks who might not know who’s who and what they do.

I’ve had an absolutely amazing summer.  I got to present Coloradan and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco, South-Hillman-Furay) as a headliner on a show I produce annually (Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival), and as well at one of the acts at this year’s incredible Bohemian Nights at New West Fest.  He and I communicated this weekend, and he’ll be appearing as my guest on the next episode of Offstage …Beyond the Music.  #superstoked!

This weekend I was gifted tickets to see Aspen resident and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee John Oates (Hall & Oates) with his long running (15 yrs) Aspen trio.  What a treat to see this Colorado band in a state of the art intimate 200 cap room … WOW!  Check out his latest album when you get a chance … he killed the cut “Stone Cold Love” that he and fellow Coloradan Ryan Tedder co-wrote and co-produced, despite not having the specific beats that Ryan used to underpin the song.

He also did “Lose It In Louisiana” from the same album release, and, of course, a few classic Hall & Oates hits including “She’s Gone,” which he says has been played at every show, solo or with Daryl since 1972.  I also thought it interesting that he pointed out a couple of times that he did not bring cds to sell, and that people should purchase it on iTunes or elsewhere.  The trio format was a blast, and you could tell they were good friends out having a good time.

Leaving you with a video of John at Aspen’s KSPN from last April, doing a song he did Friday night that he wrote with esteemed songwriter Jim Lauderdale.. Enjoy.

New Offstage …Beyond The Music episode starts this week .. check it out below.



Acoustic Junction “Build A Road” from Love It For What It Is (1993)
Liz Barnez “Laughing Yellow” from Liz Barnez Band (1993)
(D) Drew Schofield “Break It Down” from 150 Million (-1) (2014)
Whiskey Blanket “Blatto Nox” from From the Dead of Dark (2014)
Leash of Foxes “It Sounds Like This” from It Sounds Like This (2014)
(D) Montropo “Follow Me” from Follow Me (2014)
Pete Kartsounes “Believer” from The Only Way I Know (2011)
Ivory Circle “Drown” from Equilateral (2014)
Rob Drabkin “For You I Would Die” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Honkytonk Homeslice “Love Is Like A Train” from Just Passin’ Thru (2012)
Drew Emmitt “Up Where We Are” from Across The Bridge (2005)
Polarity “To Be Determined” from King of Hearts (2012)


Philip Bailey “Easy Lover” from Chinese Wall (1985)
Dianne Reeves “Sky Islands” from Dianne Reeves (1987)
Pandas & People “Howling Moon” from Pandas & People (2014)
The Lumineers “Ho Hey” from The Lumineers (2012)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from Sweet Honey (2014)
(D) Tennis “Never Work for Free” from Ritual In Repeat (2014) Navy “Something Good” from Spirit Groove (2013)
Zephyr “Don’t Come Back” from Heartbeat (1982)
Eddie Turner “Privileged Life” from Rise (2005) WhiteWater Ramble “Dear Mr. Bankman” from Roots & Groove (2013)
Hickman-Dalton Gang “Wildcard” from Hickman-Dalton Gang Vol. II (2011)
Analog Son “Not a Care in the World” from Analog Son (2014)

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One of the nation’s largest and most cutting-edge public media companies is seeking a digital native to lead its evolving Digital Communications and Marketing team. Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting, based in Denver, serves the Rocky Mountain region as a PBS and NPR affiliate with an expanding portfolio of digital assets, including applications, multiple websites, a robust social media presence, myriad brands such as Rocky Mountain PBS I-News, KUVO Jazz Radio and more. We are seeking the right leader to execute a multi-platform vision based on fully leveraging all aspects of the organization’s brand. In addition to leading a team of innovative, cutting-edge content creators, this person will be responsible for strategically leading the daily operation of Rocky Mountain PBS’ marketing and branding efforts.

Successful candidates will have the ability to think entrepreneurially, with self-motivation, new approaches to audience engagement, and the ability to measure and report progress. They will have experience building brands with an emphasis on digital platforms. They will be adept to change, comfortable leading a high performing team, and be able to leverage knowledge to the collective benefit of the organization as Rocky Mountain PBS works to adapt to changing audience behaviors. Public speaking and data analysis skills are a must. Spanish language skills are a plus. Candidates should have an eye toward the evolution of digital communications and public media in general, work well with others, and be adept at public speaking and training others.

QUALIFICATIONS:  At least 3-5 years of management experience in digital platforms, marketing, media, and/or brand leadership or equivalent experience. BA required with a preference in Business, Mass Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or comparable area of study. MBA or comparable advanced degree a plus. Must demonstrate success in managing staff and budgets. Prefer experience with brand management, strategic digital content creation, and a demonstrated ability in working closely with membership, sales, and production teams.  Spanish language skills a plus.

 TYPICAL DUTIES:   Develops and leads the organization’s marketing, branding and digital strategy and execution. Develop strategy and lead message integration across all platforms to build and grow brand equity. Create and oversee execution of marketing and promotion plans, on-air implementation, and in-house creative on all platforms to support Rocky Mountain PBS’ initiatives, programs, fundraising and engagement efforts.  Research/identify audience engagement patterns and key market trends to hone target messages, look/feel and revenue opportunities. Oversee print collateral, premiums and relationships with outside vendors. Oversee all written documents, publicity and media relations.  Maintain current partnerships and build new collaborations to benefit brand. Oversee organization’s digital efforts, which includes leadership over the following: Compiling and analyzing digital data for smarter messaging and engagement; Producing, managing and tracking e-marketing and cultivation campaigns; Targeted newsletters and promotions; Social media; Surveys and data collection and analysis. Proposes, administers and oversees all brand activities for Rocky Mountain PBS, including community outreach, media relations and online promotions. Proposes, administers and oversees all paid, trade and earned advertising campaigns for Rocky Mountain PBS, and maintains a strong relationship with local, regional and national print, online and broadcast media, as well as civic and professional organizations and governmental agencies to promote awareness of Rocky Mountain PBS programming and activities. Works closely with appropriate managers to ensure consistent image on-air, online and in print materials produced by or for Rocky Mountain PBS.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:  Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to Please put “Director of Digital Marketing” in the subject line.

1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant’s qualifications fit RMPBS’ needs and stating how you found out about this opening.
2. A résumé detailing education, training, salary history, and employment experience.
3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of the applicant’s professional experience and achievements.
4. Salary requirements.

Position will be posted at until filled. No phone calls please. 

KRMA-TV/KTSC-TV/KRMJ-TV/KRMU-TV/KRMZ-TV and KUVO-FM/KVJZ-FM are licensed to and operated by Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network, Inc., as non-commercial public television and radio stations.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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