News, Notes & Spins – September 1, 2014

IMG_20140901_182522_349Happy September.  August is just about the craziest month of the year for me.  Well… I guess really June, July, Aug and Sept – as those are the main months for festival work, and I do a lot of that it seems.  The following video playlist tells the story of my August + added attractions from the String Cheese Incident, Something Underground, and the Congress.

Lots of folks have commented on my new hair cut … LOL.  Who knew it would be such a hit :)

The blog set a record for page views for a July, and set the monthly views record for the year to date.  I can’t help but attribute that to all the new listeners via KUNC – since that’s when the traffic really began to grow.

This is a great story I came across about how the newest John Oates single, Stone Cold Love, came about – featuring two guys a lot of folks don’t associate with Colorado, despite both of them living here – and both of them performing here.  John Oates will be appearing in Fort Collins on Sept 5.   … PS the show is SOLD OUT.

NEW FEATURE

Offstage …Beyond the Music EP2|PT1 & 2 featuring David Glasser … click on the link on the right sidebar.  Coming next week, a conversation with guitarist Eddie Turner (Zephyr).

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The Mishawaka is hosting the Motet on September 5 & 6, For Locals x Locals with Fox Street, Rob Drabkin and more on Sept 19 & 20, and Paper Bird and You, Me & Apollo on September 26th … make plans to enjoy the end of the summer at one of the most historic mountain venues in the state.

Join me in person on September 19th and 20th at Fortober Fest, with Van Halen Tribute Band Romeo Delight, Soul School, The Young Ancients, Sofie Reed, the Burroughs, Whiskey Blanket, Blue Canyon Boys, Eef and the Blues Express, and more… a great weekend of music to end the summer.  It’s free .. all ages .. rain or shine in and around Old Town Fort Collins.

TOP 40 Spins August 2014

  • 259 titles tracked
  • 130 (50%) titles reported as played at least once in the reporting period
  • Stations/shows surveyed: 15
  • (CC) = Colorado Connection
  • (D) = album/ep/single debut on chart
  • (R) = re-enter
  • [date] = Date added to reporting list
  • X number = number of stations playing

Elephant Revival_these changing skies(7) 1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [August 1, 2013]
(1) 2.  String Cheese Incident- Song in My Head (SCI Fidelity) Rock/jamband [April 12, 2014]
(2) 3. Nathaniel Ratefliff  – Falling Faster Than You Can Run (Mod y Vi Records) Folk [September 1, 2013]
(D) 4. Ark LifeThe Dream of You & Me (Greater Than Collective) Rock [June 28, 2014]  (6) 5. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive (Shout! Factory) Rock [January 25, 2014]
(5) 6. You, Me and Apollo – Sweet Honey (CAM Records) Indie/alternative [April 26, 2014]
(3) 7. Eurforquestra – Fire (self) Rock/jamband [February 22, 2014]
(23) 8. Calder’s Revolvers – Sunday Morning (self) Rock [ June 13, 2014]
(15) 9. Gregory Alan Isakov- The Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [June 22, 2013]
(D) 10. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Living Asleep (self) Rock/pop [July 19, 2014]
(R) 11. John Oates – Pushing A Rock Uphill (PS Records) Pop/adult contemporary [April 24, 2014]
(17) 12. The Patti FiascoSmall TownLights (self) Rock [July 23, 2013]
(4) 13. The Motet- The Motet (self) Urban Contemporary/funk [January 4, 2014]
(D) 14. Pandas & PeopleS/T (self) Rock/AAA [July 5, 2014] (18) 15. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [July 7, 2013]
(31) 16. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock/blues-rock [January 10, 2013]
(R) 17. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the World (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) Urban Contemporary/EDM [July 2, 2013]
(R) 18. Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsRound and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [January 19, 2013]
(R) 19. Aakash Mittal QuartetOcean (self) Jazz/Instrumental [July 13, 2013]
(8) 20. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore- Love Runner (Remington Road Records) Folk [December 21, 2013]
(D) 21. SuCHTrial and Error (Edclectic Ent.) Urban Contemporary/soul [August 23, 2014]
(R) 22. Joe JohnsonNew West Sound (Blank Tape) Americana/country-folk [August 1, 2013]
(R) 23. My Body Sings Electric - Pt I The Night Ends (self) Rock/alternative [February 8, 2014]
(16) 24. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues/rhythm and blues [May 18, 2013]
(32) 25. Young Ancients – Y/A (self) Americana/roots [February 22, 2014]
(9) 26. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters (self) Americana/bluegrass [October 1, 2013]
(20) 27. Katie Herzig – Walk Through Walls (Marion-Lorraine) Pop/adult contemporary [April 26, 2014]
(R) 28. AdrienneOLines EP (self) Rock/alternative [May 10, 2014]
(D) 28. Felonious SmithBefore the Rooster Crows (self) Blues/roots [August 2, 2014]
(32) 29. Paper BirdRooms (self) Folk/rock [February 16, 2013]
(R) 30. Blue Canyon BoysNext Go Round (self) Americana/bluegrass [January 16, 2013]
(R) 31. Mama Lenny & the RemedyTime (You’re Doing Fine) (self) Blues/rhythm and blues [December 7, 2013]
(33) 32. Head for the Hills Blue Ruin (self) Americana/bluegrass [June 1, 2013]
(11) 33. Chimney Choir – (compass) (self) Folk [ June 1, 2013]
(20) 34. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [January 20, 2013]
(24) 35. Drag The RiverDrag the River (Xtra Mile Records) Rock [October 1, 2013]
(R) 36. TallgrassBetter Than Medicine (self) Americana/roots [March 1, 2014]
(13) 37. Finnders & YoungbergI Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry (Swingfingers Records) Americana/bluegrass [August 1, 2013]
(12) 38. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [April 5, 2014]
(14) 39. Grant Farm – Plowin’ Time (self) Rock/country-rock [May 10, 2014]

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 IN AUGUST

Musketeer Gripweed -Floods and Fires
3 Twins – De Nada
Monocle Band – Monocle Band
Katie Glassman & Snapshot – Dream A Little Dream
Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP
Mosey West – Bermuda
Josh DillardThe Bright Light of Shipwreck
Gipsy Moon – Eventide
OneRepublic - Native
Katey Laurel Periscope
Sofie Reed Red Hen
Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together
Toad In the HoleApt 203

ADDED JULY + AUGUST

Analog Son – S/T
Barbarosa – Barbarosa
Blake Brown & American Dust Choir – Get Out [single]
Felonious Smith – Before the Rooster Crows
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Living Asleep
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – The Other Side
Leash of Foxes – It Sounds Like This [single]
Molina Speaks – Everyday Denver
Paa Kow – Ask
Pandas & People – S/T
Richie Furay – Hand in Hand
Silent Bear – The Green Lion
Slopeside – One Land Town
Strange Americans – That Kind of Luster
SuCh – Trial and Error
Taylor Mesple – Elusive
Tennis – Ritual in Repeat
The Outfit – Station Wagon Apocalypse

STATION BY STATION

[X] = number of titles reported
Stations reporting / showing under 10 current titles not shown.

String Cheese Incident_Song In My HeadKAFM (Grand Junction) [21]
1. String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head
2. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
3. You, Me and Apollo – Sweet Honey
4. Gipsy Moon – Eventide

BHTM Black BeehiveKDNK (Carbondale/Glenwood) [25]
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
1. String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head
1. You, Me and Apollo – Sweet Honey
2. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Ocean

euforquestra, fireKDUR (Durango) [12]
1. Eurforquestra – Fire
1. The Motet – The Motet
2. Ark Life – The Dream of You
2. Chain Station – Dancin’ With the Law
3. String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head

esme 2KGNU (Boulder) [15]
1. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman
1. Grant Farm – Plowin’ Time
2. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
3. Ark Life – The Dream of You & Me
3. Eurforquestra – Fire

String Cheese Incident_Song In My HeadKRCC (Colorado Springs) [10]
1. String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head
2. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
3. Ark Life – The Dream of You
3. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
4. Joe Johnson – New West Sound

ark lifeKRFC (Fort Collins) [62]
1. Ark Life – The Dream of You and Me
2. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
3. Pandas & People – Pandas & People
4. Euforquestra – Fire
5. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

Nathaniel Rateliff - Falling Faster Than You Can RunKUNC (Greeley) [13]
1. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
3. Young Ancients – Y/A
5. 3 Twins – De Nada

ark lifeOPEN AIR 1340 (Denver) [40]
1. Ark Life – The Dream of You & Me
2. You, Me and Apollo – Sweet Honey
3. Calder’s Revolvers – Sunday Morning
4. Ivory Circle – Equilateral
5. Blake Brown & American Dust Choir – Get Out [single]

BHTM Black BeehiveTHE COLORADO SOUND [42]
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
1. John Oates – Pushing A Rock Uphill
1. SuCh – Trial and Error
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Calder’s Revolvers – Sunday Morning

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The Colorado Sound S8|EP33 2014

HAPPY LABOR DAY.  Here’s the playlist for this week’s show.  I’ll publish the SPT NEWS NOTES & SPINS on SPT 2.

The VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK and the NEW MUSIC SHARE of the week come courtesy of THE CONGRESS.  Enjoy.

Hour 1

The Apples in Stereo “Strawberryfire” from Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
Born in The Flood “I Am the Walrus” from Mountain Homegrown Vol IV (2005)
The Scones “Wishing Well” from Like Ripples Across the Pond (2014)
The Swayback “Lost Lake Woods Club” from Double Four Time (2012)
Mosey West “Hurricane Eyes” from Bermuda (2014)
Isa and JoeAlan “Slumlord” from Lifelines (2014)
Spoke In Wordz “Sugar Pills” from Sugar Pills (2012)
String Cheese Incident “Stay Through” from Song In My Head (2014)
Jeff Finlin “Jesus Was A Motorcycle Man” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Gabrielle Louise “Oh Caroline” from Cigarettes & Sentiments (2008)
Monocle Band “Falling” from Monocle Band (2013)
Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND “Blues and a Half” from MIGRATION TO HIGHER GROUND (2014)

Hour 2 

Gary Stites “Lonely for You” from Lonely for You (1960)
Dan Fogelberg “Part of the Plan” from Souvenirs (1974)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Everything About You” from Black Beehive (2014)
(N) John Oates “Don’t Cross Me Wrong” from Good Road to Follow (2014)
The Congress “Distance” from Whatever You Want (2012)
(N) Such (Su Charles) “Open Book” from Trial and Error (2014)
Pandas & People “On My Way” from Pandas & People (2014)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Crystal Ball” from Living Asleep (2014)
Nina Storey “Think Twice” from Think Twice (2013)
Patti Fiasco “Small Town Lights” from Small Town Lights (2013)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “Monsoon Blues” from Ocean (featuring Ron Miles) (2013)

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The Colorado Sound – S8 EP32

chris k new look aug 2014Now where was I?  Sunday night.  9PM.  End of the weekend.  A blur.  Grandson moved in.  Redecorated guest room for teenage boy.  Listened to lots of music.  Include:  Trial and Error by SuCH.

I’m a sucker for soul.  Growing up as a teenager in and around Philly and New York I couldn’t escape it.  The first concert my mother took me to was the Temptations with the Fifth Dimension.  I spent from 1973-1986 spinning records at parties and in clubs in North Dakota, New York, Connecticut, and Colorado.  Soul was and is a vital part of my regular listening diet to this day.

SuCH (Su Charles) intrigued me last year, both by the underground soul hit “Sugar Maple”, which spent 2 weeks in August 2013 at #1 on the UK Soul Charts … and which swept our fan poll last December … AND … by the fact …  that she won the Henry Award for Best Actress for her role as Celie in the Color Purple.  SuCH is a Boston born, New York raised, Chicago groomed Soul singer, living, working, and performing locally in Denver – on music and theater stages.

Old skool soul fans have lots to love about this record.  It immediately raised feelings of nostalgia for the great soul hits of the 70s and early 80s … with enough modernism that I’m not left feeling like the arrangements are stuck in the past.  Guests include local actor Mathenee Treco (P’s and Q’s (Playing Games))who will be appearing in the role of Bobby in the musical MEMPHIS at the Arvada Center for the Arts next month.  

Lovin’ “Open Book” … seriously want to do the hustle to this one LOL.  …  “P’s and Q’s (Playing Games) … “Where You Left Me” … and the title track.  SuCH’s fan base is sure to vote this one to the top of the Best of 2014 fan favorite poll again, this coming December.

PS: my grandson listens to different music than I do LOL.  Go figure.  He likes metalcore (?).  Part alt.rock part screamo (?)  I’ve got some catching up to do I see.  Metal never was my thing.

PLAYLIST S8 EP32 2014

The Samples “Close to the Fires” from Samples (1990)
Subdudes “Help Is On the Way” from The Subdudes (1989)
(D) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Get Out” [single] (2014)  Ark Life “Proud of Me Out There Mama” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
My Body Sings Electric “Outside” from Changing Color (2011)
Soul School “Touch My Body” from Chapter One (2014)
The Fray “The Fighter” from Scars and Stories (2012)
Calder’s Revolvers “See To Believe” from Sunday Morning (2014)
Blue Canyon Boys “Up On The Hill” from Next Go ‘Round (2012)
(D) Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “The Other Side” from The Other Side (2014)  Cowboy Dave “Cowboy Dave Theme Song” from Saddle Up, Pal (2009)
(D) The Outfit “Station Wagon Apocalypse” from Station Wagon Apocalypse (2014)  Ben Haugland “Lift” from The Point Of No Return (2012)
Soul Survivors “Have It All Your Way” [single] (1969)
Boenzee Cryque “I’ve Never Known A Girl” from Psychedelic States: Colorado in the Sixties (2007)
Poco “Regret” from All Fired Up (2013)
Richie Furay “Hand in Hand” from Hand In Hand (2014)
John Oates “Stone Cold Love” from Good Road to Follow (2014)
(D) SuCH (Su Charles) “Trial and Error” from Trial and Error (2014)
AdrienneO “Take It In” from Lines EP (2014)
Felonius Smith “Whiskey and Gin” from Before the Rooster Crows (2014)
Silent Bear “The Green Lion” from The Green Lion (2014)
Strange Americans “The Scene” from That Kind of Luster (2014)
El Toro de la Muerte “Things In My Head” from Dancer These Days (2011)
Brad Goode “St. Louis Blues” from Chicago Red (2013)

OH YEAH … WAIT … BEFORE YOU GO.  Here’s the grandson’s bedroom I spent all weekend doing :)  

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Bohemian Nights @ New West Fest Day 2

Chris K w short hair post BoNi 2014It’s Tuesday.  The weekend is done.  I’m slowly recovering.  Takes longer to recover now it seems.

Yes, I cut my hair.  Sorry to say the drugs I took to cure the hepatitis pretty much destroyed my hair.  I also took the advice of a friend (hey Rob) … LOL … my wife hates it … my kids and many of my friends on FB love it.  It feels healthy to me.  I’m all good.

Love this shot captured by the Coloradoan …. long live the hair.

Goat Introducing Big Head Todd & the Monsters

Here’s the video recap of day two … sorry I was unable to capture useable video of the ReMinders .. .:(

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Bohemian Nights @ New West Fest – Day One

Day one is in the books.  great to hang with some great folks yesterday at Bohemian Nights at New West Fest.  Joe Johnson (playing today), Jeremy Lawton, Nick Duarte, Alysia Kraft, Ansel Foxley, Patti Fiasco, Post Paradise, Big Head Todd and the Monsters …. damn what a fun time … Record crowds for Big Head Todd & the Monsters.  The main venue shut off at just shy of 7000, and the secondary simulcast venues were at near capacity as well, with another several thousand left to wonder around, enjoying the music from “outside” the room.  Here’s a taste of the main stage action from Friday … Full slate today … cya at the show.

 

 

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The Colorado Sound Live365 – The Most Heard, An Overview

As of Aug 14, these are the most heard cuts on The Colorado Sound Live365.  As best as I can tell this list is derived by the number of times a track is “heard.”  Based on the titles, and by looking at the number of times something is heard, I can conclude that late mornings and afternoons are the most commonly listened to times of the day.  I do not control the rotation of titles as I do on my weekly radio program … it’s pretty arbitrary.  It all depends on when you’re listening.

The station is programmed with a very broad mix of classic cuts along with newer titles from the past year.  The (date) is the last time the title was added to the playlist.  The playlist contains approximately 245 titles, and is heavily day-parted.

Metal, punk, rap and edgier new material is programmed at night from 6pm-12am.  Mornings 6am-12pm are heavier in classic material going back to the 60s.  Mid-days are programmed with less classic material, with a more 21st century appeal.

The playlist is, generally, updated monthly.  See previous post for list of adds and drops this month.

This is what the ears are hearing, for those who have been listening ;)

1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Resignation Superman (Nov 1, 2013)
2. Elephant Revival – Birds and Stars (Dec 29, 2013)
3. The Congress – Loretta (July 31, 2013)
4. Covenhoven – A Love Sincere (Sept 13, 2013)
4. Ark Life – Let Your Heart Break (July 14, 2014)
4. Andy Hackbarth – My Baby Don’t Run (Feb 7, 2014)
5. Yo, Flaco! – Nice Guys (Jan 23, 2014)
5. Sixteen Horsepower – Outlaw Song (Nov 1, 2013)
5. Open Road – Wandering Blues (Feb 7, 2014)
5. Leftover Salmon – Highway Song (Nov 1, 2013)
5. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (Oct 25, 2013)
5. Euforquestra – Fire (March 2, 2014)
5. Dragondeer – Castaway (Mar 9, 2014)
5. Chimney Choir – poor boy (Nov 1, 2013)
5. Chain Station – Don’t Build Me Up (April 21, 2014)
5. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Josephina (Jan 23, 2014)
5. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Take A Walk With Me (Jan 23, 2014)
5. The Apples In Stereo – Nobody But You (Nov 1, 2013)

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The Colorado Sound – LIVE365 UPDATE AUG 2014

Chris emcee 2013Finally got a break to work on the playlist at The Colorado Sound Live365.  A crazy weekend is about to commence.  Don’t forget to download the Live365 app .. attach to in-car bluetooth device, and listen on the go.  House guests arriving today from Colorado Springs for the weekend … not that I’ll see much of them LOL.  I’ll be at the Mountain Ave stage for Bohemian Nights at New West Fest all weekend.  Hope I’ll see you in the audience :)

I keep a pretty full playlist going at the station, so for every title I add I have to drop one.  There’s only so much room to rotate songs.  Don’t forget to rate the songs so I’ll be able to judge what’s getting the love <3.

D = 6A-12P mix
A = 12P-6P mix
P = 6P-12A mix

ADDS TO THE COLORADO SOUND LIVE365

Ark Life – Proud of Me Out There Mama (D, A)
The Deadwood Saints – Cheap Guitar  (A, P)
Felonius Smith – Whiskey and Gin (D, A)
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Crystal Ball (D, A, P)
Katie Herzig – Drug (D, A)
Lion Drome – Winter (P)
Molina Speaks – Denver (ft. Randy Runyan) (P)
The Outfit – Station Wagon Apocalypse  (P)
Paa Kow – Black and White (D, A)
SuCH – Trial and Error (D, A)

DROPS
8traC – Maybe
Robert Marcey & Familyman Barrett With The Wailers – Wailin’ for Justice
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Do You Want Me Now?
Tallgrass – Better Than Medicine
String Cheese Incident – Let’s Go Outside
Highway 50 – Monday Morning
Wendy Woo Band – Drunk In Love
Leftover Salmon – Cash On The Barrelhead
Bonnie & the Clydes – Open Road
Strolling Scones – Sailor’s Song
Monroe Monroe – Adore

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