Monthly Archives: June 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STANLEY CLARKE, PHIL ANSELMO & More…

1943- Florence Ballard (vocals w/ The Supremes; “Baby Love”; died in 1976)

Florence Ballard

The Supremes w/ Florence Ballard “Where Did Our Love Go?” live video link

1944- Glenn Shorrock (member of Little River Band; “Reminiscing”)
70 yrs.

Glenn Shorrock of the Little

1951- Stanley Clarke (jazz bassist; has worked w/ Santana, Paul McCartney, Chick Corea + more)        63 yrs.

into Stanley Clarke's

Stanley Clarke “School Days” live video link

1956- Adrian Wright (member of The Human League; “Don’t You Want Me”)             58 yrs.

Philip Adrian Wright

1957- Doug Sampson (drummer w/ Iron Maiden)             57 yrs.

Doug Sampson

1967- Peter James Camell (guitarist w/ The La’s; “There She Goes”)
47 yrs.         No Photo Available

1968- Philip Anselmo (vocalist w/ Pantera; “Walk”)          46 yrs.

Phil Anselmo picks five

Pantera w/ Phil Anselmo “Cowboys From Hell” live video link

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for a couple of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND BLOWS UP IN LOUISVILLE!!

To start this story, I should explain that over a month ago I glanced at some information about MarchFourth Marching Band playing in Louisville, CO. After seeing it, I forgot about it for the most part, thinking that it wasn’t happening until the end of July. Well, on Friday morning I had a revelation that I should find out when MarchFourth was coming around. It just so happened that it was that night, 6/27. I rushed to make plans to get myself to Louisville for the event, which is why it never made it on a post. Sorry!!

Because of some discrepancies between facebook posts and website information, I ended up at the Louisville Street Fair around 7 p.m. to find that the band had started around 6:30. I would love to say that I know the band’s catalog a little better than I do, but despite many listens, their song titles are not my forte, so I can’t give an accurate setlist. What I can tell you is that this fifteen plus member outfit is nothing like any marching band you have ever seen. They played some latin grooves complete with sax and flute. They pulled-off the appropriately titled “Gospel” and the heavy end of their spectrum with “Lesley Metal” and its brass tornado. The funk really got rolling when the stilt walkers came out and shook their booties for the crowd. They did something that sounded like vaudeville meets the Keystone Cops. The first set ended with a stilt walker holding a pole while a female dancer climbed it, all with some burlesque sounds behind.

The second set started at 8 p.m. and the crowd was really itching for more and they got some Americanized afrobeat to scratch it. The funk-friendly lyric of “I don’t know why you are here, we are here to dance” got folks moving. Two guys and a girl came out on stilts and the female did some acrobatics with the guys. This eclectic group hit on rock and middle eastern vibes, while playing like a marching band on steroids. I left a little early, to avoid the mass exodus and especially to avoid all the drinkers, who probably didn’t all have DD’s. I have no doubt that Louisville was treated to more eclectic marching music for the modern age, to finish out the night.

Despite not seeing the entire two hour set, I can’t ever imagine being disappointed with MarchFourth’s amazingly far reaching musical abilities. Though, this was their only show in Colorado on this run, they will be performing at least a few shows in our state later this summer. I have included links below to help expose more people to this awesome Oregon-based brass and beats barrage. I will be sure to give fair warning the next time they are in town. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

MarchFourth Marching Band “Gospel” live video link

MarchFourth Marching Band live video link from 8/14/11

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE EVA, COLIN HAY & More…

1945- Little Eva (singer; recorded a song that Gerry Goffin and Carole King asked her to; “The Loco-Motion”; died in 2003)

Little Eva

Little Eva “Loco-Motion” video link from 1962

1948- Ian Paice (drummer w/ Deep Purple; “Smoke On The Water”)        66 yrs.

Drummerworld: Ian Paice

1953- Colin Hay (lead singer + musician w/ Men At Work;”Who Can It Be Now?”; solo artist)          61 yrs.

Colin Hay. Colin Hay

Colin Hay “Overkill” live video link

1979- Tim McCord (bassist w/ Evanescence since 2006)    35 yrs.

Tim McCord - Gibsons

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for a couple of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE MORSE, JOHN KADLECIK & More…

1943- Bobby Harrison (drummer w/ Procol Harum; “Whiter Shade Of Pale”)         71 yrs.

Bobby Harrison: underrated?

1945- David Knights (member of Procol Harum; “Whiter Shade Of Pale”)            69 yrs.

David Knights Change Photo

1954- Steven Morse (guitarist w/ Dixie Dregs; member of Deep Purple since ’94; also fronts Steve Morse Band)          60 yrs.

Steve Morse guitar

Steve Morse Band “Ice Cakes” live video link

1959- Clint Boon (keyboards w/ Inspiral Carpets; “This Is How It Feels”)          55 yrs.

clint boon – inspirals clint

Inspiral Carpets w/ Clint Boon “Two Worlds Collide” video link

1963- Charles Clouser (keyboards, drums + engineer; member of Nine Inch Nails in mid-late 90’s; worked with White Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Deftones + more…)          51 yrs.

Charlie Clouser in his

1965- Saul Davis (guitar + violin w/ James; “Sit Down”)
49 yrs.

Saul Davies

James w/ Saul Davis “Sit Down” video link

1969- John Kadlecik (guitar, vocals + violin; former member of Hairball Willie, Uncle John’s Band + Dark Star Orchestra; currently playing in Furthur w/ Bob Weir + Phil Lesh; also fronts the John Kadlecik Band; known for playing and singing like the late- grate Jerry Garcia)       45 yrs.

John Kadlecik Band to Play

Hairball Willie (reunion) w/ John Kadlecik “I Know You Rider” live video link

1977- Mark Stoermer (bassist w/ The Killers)        37 yrs.

Mark Stoermer Mark

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRUCE JOHNSON, LISA GERMANO & More…

1935- Doc Pomus (songwriter; wrote hits with Mort Shuman; “Teenager In Love” + “Save The Last Dance For Me”; died in 1991)

AKA Doc Pomus, directed by

1944- Bruce Johnson (vocals + guitar w/ The Beach Boys; “Good Vibrations)        70 yrs.

of Beach Boy Bruce Johnson

The Beach Boys w/ Bruce Johnson “I Can Hear Music” video link

1951- Gilson Lavis (drummer w/ Chuck Berry, Squeeze + Jools Holland)       63 yrs.

Gilson Lavis

1958- Lisa Germano (singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist; solo artists; worked with John Mellencamp, Simple Minds, David Bowie, Iggy Pop + more)         56 yrs.

Lisa Germano

Lisa Germano “Red Thread” live video link

1970- Laurence Colbert (drummer w/ Ride; “Leave Them All Behind”)
44 yrs.

Laurence Colbert – Free

Ride w/ Laurence Colbert “Leave Them All Behind” video links

1976- Leigh Nash (singer w/ Sixpence None The Richer; “Kiss Me”)
38 yrs.

Leigh Nash

These are today’s birthdays, accompanied by video links for a couple of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

New Releases 7/01/14: LEVON HELM, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW & More…

Next Tuesday’s new releases include some very organic, rootsy artists to choose from. Besides releases by Levon Helm, Old Crow Medicine Show and Jim Lauderdale, there is also some new material from Seether, Corrosion Of Conformity and Air Dubai for July 1st. Check-out the whittled down list of new albums for 7/01, below.

  • Air Dubai- “Be Calm”
  • Colt Ford- “Thanks For Listening”
  • Corb Lund- “Counterfeit Blues”
  • Corrosion Of Conformity- “IX”
  • Electric Citizen- “Sateen”
  • Eno & Hyde- “High Life”
  • Jim Lauderdale- “I’m A Song”
  • Levon Helm- “Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol.3”
  • Old Crow Medicine Show- “Remedy”
  • OOIOO- “Gamel”
  • Red Wanting Blue- “Little America”
  • Seether- “Isolate & Medicate”

These albums will be out on the first of July. I will pick one of these to review. Check back on Wednesday to read my review. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICK JONES, TERRI NUNN & More…

1910- Colonel Tom Parker (managed Elvis Presley; died in 1997)

Colonel Tom Parker

1940- Billy Davis Jr. (singer; “You Don’t Have To Be A Star”; member of the 5th Dimension; “Stoned Soul Picnic”)           74 yrs.

Beach Music Pictures 3

1942- Larry Taylor (bassist w/ Canned Heat)       72 yrs.

Canned Heat: Larry Taylor's

1955- Mick Jones (guitar + vocals w/ The Clash; “Guns Of Brixton”, “Train In Vain”, “Rock The Casbah”; frontman w/ Big Audio Dynamite; “Rush”)      59 yrs.

Here's Mick Jones' lock-up,

Mick Jones w/ The Clash “London Calling” video link

1956- Chris Isaak (singer/songwriter/actor; “Wicked Game”)      58 yrs.

Chris Isaak Website

1961- Terri Nunn (vocals w/ Berlin; “The Metro” + “Take My Breath Away”)           53 yrs.

Photograph Terri Nunn by

Berlin w/ Terri Nunn “The Metro” video link

1963- Harriet Wheeler (singer w/ The Sundays; “Here’s Where The Story Ends”)         51 yrs.

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The Sundays w/ Harriet Wheeler “Wild Horses” video link

1969- Colin Greenwood (bassist w/ Radiohead; “Creep”)      45 yrs.

Colin Greenwood

1969- Mark Decloedt (member of EMF; “Unbelievable”)      45 yrs.

Mark Decloedt

1973- Gretchen Wilson (country singer)      41 yrs.

Gretchen Wilson

1979- Nathan Followill (drummer w/ Kings Of Leon; “California Waiting”, “Use Somebody” + “Magoo”)       35 yrs.

Nathan Followill Loverss

Kings Of Leon w/ Nathan Followill “Wait For Me” live video link

These are your birthdays for today, along with links to some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

Music To Hear 6/30 – 7/06: UMPHREY’S MCGEE, SARAH MCLACHLAN & More

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/30/14

Hodi’s Half Note- Free Comedy @ 7:30 p.m. ; “Funk Jam” presents Red Hot Chili Peppers @ 9:30 p.m.         Free- $5

DENVER AREA 6/30/14

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Blues & BBQ’ w/ Arthur Lee Land
FREE!!!!

BOULDER AREA 6/30/14

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Electric Blues Jam’
7-10 p.m.

Tasty Weasel- ‘Open Stage’ w/ Danny Shafer        6-8 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/01/14

Monroe’s Lounge (Loveland)- ‘Open Jam’       6 p.m.

Pourhouse (Loveland)- ‘Open Jazz Jam’ w/ Pourhouse Trio
7:30 p.m.

DENVER AREA 7/01/14

Ogden Theatre- Fitz & The Tantrums w/ Max Frost + HOLYCHILD
$28.50

BOULDER AREA 7/01/14

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- Jeff Brinkman     6 p.m.   FREE!!!!

Fox Theatre- ‘Bluegrass Tuesdays’ feat. Oakhurst, Mile High Express + Psychodillo          Free- $5

Laughing Goat Coffee House- AZTeC      8 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’     8-11 p.m.

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Mic’ feat. Dan Perez        10 p.m.
FREE!!!!

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/02/14

Aggie Theatre- Genetics, Earth Like Twins + members of Good Gravy
FREE!!!!

Monroe’s Lounge (Loveland)- ‘Gypsy Jazz Jam Night’ w/ Lorna Floyd
6 p.m.

DENVER AREA 7/02/14

Armoury- ‘Hump Day Funk Jam’     10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Cervantes’ Otherside*- Rich Robinson w/ Fox Street       $20-25

Ogden Theatre- Fitz & The Tantrums w/ Max Frost + HOLYCHILD
SOLD OUT!!!!

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Sarah McLachlan         8 p.m.
$40.50- 70.50

Swallow Hill (@ Four Mile Historic Park)- Jeff Scroggins & Maria Levine & Their Bluegrass Band       6:30- 10 p.m.         $10

BOULDER AREA 7/02/14

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Blues Jam’    10 p.m.    FREE!!!!

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/03/14

Mishawaka Amphitheatre* (Bellvue)- Dark Star Orchestra      8 p.m.
$28-30

DENVER AREA 7/03/14

Bluebird Theatre- The Antlers w/ Yellow Ostrich       8 p.m.      $15

Cervantes’ Otherside- ‘Grass For That Ass’ feat. Mountain Standard Time + Yarn w/ Comfort Kings         Free- $10
Jon Stickley & Friends on the patio @ 8:30 p.m.

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Artist In Residence’ w/ Soul Explosion      10:30 p.m.

Quixote’s True Blue*- Melvin Seals & JGB + Dead Phish Orchestra
4 p.m.        $10

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- ‘Dead Rocks’ feat. Zeds Dead, Dada Life, Joey Bada$$, Manic Focus, Grandtheft, Basscrooks + special guest Omar Linx           7:30 p.m.        $52.80- 150

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/04/14

Swing Station (LaPorte)- ‘Firecracker Folk Fest’ feat. BJ Kinney, Elise Wunder, Michael Kirkpatrick, Cary Morin + Tyler T & The Common
3 p.m.       $4

DENVER AREA 7/04/14

Ogden Theatre*- Dark Star Orchestra       $25

Quixote’s True Blue- Itchy-O Fireworks Show        7 p.m.      $10

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth + Uncle Kracker             6 p.m.          $38.50- 44.75

BOULDER AREA 7/04/14

Boulder Theatre*- Umphrey’s McGee         SOLD OUT!!!!

CHUBurger (Longmont)- Mike Finnders       6-9 p.m.

Homemade Liquids & Solids- Chris Ramey           6-9 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Longmont)- David Williams & The Gypsy Tricksters       8:30- 11:30 p.m.

DENVER AREA 7/05/14

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Umphrey’s McGee w/ The Motet + Moon Taxi         6:45 p.m.          $53

BOULDER AREA 7/05/14

Chataqua Auditorium*- Bela Fleck & Brooklyn Rider           $35-60

CyclHOPS (Longmont)- Arthur Leeland        7:30- 10 p.m.

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- The Delta Sonics
8- 11:30 p.m.

Tasty Weasel- Cary Morin         4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/06/14

Avogadro’s Number- Halden Wofford & The Hi Beams w/ Katie Glassman & Snapshot      $10-12

DENVER AREA 7/06/14

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Michael Franti & Spearhead w/ SOJA, Brett Dennen + Trevor Hall          7 p.m.       $43-49

BOULDER AREA 7/06/14

CHUBurger (Longmont)- Jeff Brinkman       5- 7 p.m.

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Blues & BBQ w/ Cary Morin   FREE!!!!

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’
12- 3 p.m.

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- Pete Kartsounes
6- 9 p.m.

 

FESTIVALS BEYOND THE FRONT RANGE 6/30 – 7/06

7/04-05 BLUEGRASS IN PARADISE @ Crested Butte Mountain Resort Base Area           Friday is FREE!!!!      Saturday tickets $35
(free camping)

  • 7/04 feat. Yarn      7 p.m.
  • 7/05 feat. Drew Emmitt & The Paradise All-Star Band, Shannon Whitworth, Yarn, The David Mayfield Parade + The Black Lillies     1 p.m.

7/05 SOL SHINE MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hideaway Park in the town of Winter Park          6-9 p.m.

  • 7/05 feat. G Love & Special Sauce w/ Rob Drabkin

I know that to some degree the list looks a little thinner than usual, with the prospects of plumping up over the next couple of weeks. I think there are venues that shy away from getting big acts around Independence Day, since people are traveling and want to be outside. That is why Red Rocks is stacked for five big shows in a row next week. Despite the short list, there is still some terrific live music to hear this week. As usual, I have marked the shows I recommend with an * after the venue’s name. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

 

Album Review: PETER MATTHEW BAUER “LIBERATION!”

Yesterday a couple of really distinct possibilities for review were released by Bassnectar and Phish. Though I have been listening to Phish for over 20 years and started seeing them in ’94, I know that Phish’s new material doesn’t come to life in the studio, the way it does live, so I decided to pass on “Fuego”. Instead I opted for an artist I had never heard of and whose samples caught my ear. Peter Matthew Bauer’s debut album “Liberation!” seemed like it might be something different than the usual fare, so I gave it a whirl!!

In the opening seconds of “I Was Born In An Ashram” it has a multi-cultural feel. The beat is slow and building with Ian McCulloch-esque vocals. The lyrical content is religion-based with several references to Shiva. Half way through the song, it takes on a Plastic Ono Band feel with the chorus and instrumentation.

“Latin American Ficciones” has a classic rock sound with guitar, bass-drum and tambourine. This one is contained for most of the song, but it finally gets to take off around the two minute mark.

There is a middle-eastern flavor to  “Philadelphia Raga” with beautiful musicianship underneath the guitar. After a minute and a half, it starts to sound like Jesus and Mary Chain gone rockabilly and singing into a can.

“Fortune Teller” is one of my favorite cuts on the album, which might be because of the alternative rock meshed with the organic nature of wooden percussion. Peter’s voice and delivery have  a touch of Tom Petty, which only serves to perpetuate the level of the music.

On “Shiva The Destroyer”, Peter takes on a more Elvis Costello persona, especially with a lyric like “you play the records in the house of soul”. This track feels aged and fuzzy, which adds to its overall charm.

“Liberation” has a South American vibe with Peter even changing his accent. It is kind of like Devotchka and Ozomatli throwing a party with this as its anthem.

There is something innately comical about a title like “Scientology Airplane Conversations”. The music makes it sound like a song I should already know, but it is kind of folk rock for the new millenium.

“Istanbul Field Recordings” may be just that. The sound is dated and the piano with the background noises is somewhat unexpected, but pleasant and even better when the children are singing near the end.

“Irish Wake In Varnasi (for Big Pete Devlin)” has a stompy, jangly beginning. This tune has some similarities to Ra Ra Riot and Arcade Fire, but still keeps its own identity.

The folk-pop of “Shaved Heads & Ponytails” is both fuzzy and fun.

“You Are The Chapel” has something reminiscent of Fugazi in the vocal delivery, but the rest is more pop-alternative. One of the better lyrics is “I see you lookin’ like Oasis, why does anyone wanna look like Oasis?”. Hilarious!!

Like I said, I had no idea who Peter Matthew Bauer before checking out his debut album “Liberation!”. Since then, I found out that he was in the New York band The Walkmen. Though I had heard and seen the name, I had never heard the music. After listening to The Walkmen, I can honestly say that “Liberation!” is musical evolution for Peter. I wasn’t taken by the comfortable instrumentation of his band for over a decade, but I can easily wrap myself in the universal nature of this new material. I am impressed by the lyrics, the vocal delivery, the instrumentation and overall production of the album. There is seriously not a bad track on “Liberation!”. I would recommend it to anyone who is feeling musically adventurous this week. Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARLY SIMON, GEORGE MICHAEL & More…

1935- Eddie Floyd (soul singer; “Knock On Wood”)    79 yrs.

Eddie Floyd - People Get it

Eddie Floyd “Knock On Wood” live video link

1939- Harold Melvin (soul singer + pianist; fronted The Bluenotes; “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”; died in 1997)

Harold Melvin

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes “The Love I Lost” live video link

1940- Clint Warwick (bassist w/ The Moody Blues; died in 2004)

Clint Warwick

1945- Carly Simon (singer/songwriter; “You’re So Vain”)    69 yrs.

Carly Simon To Perform Online\

Carly Simon “Coming Around Again” live video link

1946- Allen Lanier (guitar + keyboards w/ Blue Oyster Cult; “Don’t Fear The Reaper”)        68 yrs.

Allen Lanier

1946- Ian McDonald (saxophone w/ King Crimson + Foreigner)   68 yrs.

Ian MacDonald

1952- Tim Finn (singer + songwriter w/ Split Enz, Crowded House + Finn Brothers; solo artist)         62 yrs.

re The Life Of Brian Finn

1954- David Paich (vocals + keyboards w/ Toto; “Africa”)      60 yrs.

Toto's David Paich remembers

1963- Georgios Panayiotou a.k.a. George Michael (singer + songwriter w/ Wham!; solo artist; “Faith”)            51 yrs.

The day I told George Michael

George Michael “Freedom! ’90” video link

1972- Mike Kroeger (bassist w/ Nickelback)       42 yrs.

Mike Kroeger

These are today’s birthdays, accompanied by video links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉