New Releases 7/29: CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD, DESCENDENTS, MARC RIBOT & THE YOUNG & More…

The list of new music releases for the last Friday of July, isn’t the worst I have seen, but it certainly is nowhere near the best. Since I could only muster enough new albums for a list of nine, I am one short of what I require to do a review. Though there are some familiar names on the list, there aren’t any albums that I think would get a good review from me. I have been a fan of Chris Robinson for more than two decades and have attempted to do a review on Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s studio material in the past, but since I didn’t want to give a bad review, I picked a different album and I don’t want to make that mistake again. Marc Ribot & The Young have a live album that unfortunately seems a little too loose for my tastes. I must admit, the Latin tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival is quite interesting, but not quite up my alley for an entire album. Here is the list of new releases that I could get together.

  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood- “Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel”
  • D Generation- “Nothing Is Anywhere”
  • Descendents- “Hypercaffium Spazzinate”
  • Lori McKenna- “The Bird & The Rifle”
  • Marc Ribot & The Young- “Live In Tokyo”
  • Owen- “The King Of Whys”
  • Thank You Scientist- “Stranger Heads Prevail”
  • The Bouncing Souls- “Simplicity”
  • Various Artists- “Quiero Creedence”

Even though I won’t be writing a review on any of these albums, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any review at all, for July 29. It means that I won’t be reviewing any of the new releases for this week, but I will pick an album that has been released already this year to review. It is possible that it will be an album that I was unaware of when it came out of or that I wish I had chosen instead of another. There was an album that came out a couple of weeks ago, which I didn’t find out about until a week later, so that is what I will be reviewing this week. As usual, I will put out the review on Saturday, so check-back then to see which album I chose and to read the review. That’s What I Know, so That’s What You Know!!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM ARMSTRONG, LARRY GOTT, JENNIFER LOPEZ & More…

1941- Barbara Love (member of The Friends Of Distinction; “Grazing In The Grass”)                                          75 yrs.                               No Photos Available.

1944- Jim Armstrong (guitarist w/ Them; “Here Comes The Night”)         72 yrs.

Them w/ Jim Armstrong “Baby, Please Don’t Go” live video link here.

1945- Alan Whitehead (drummer w/ Marmalade)                   71 yrs.

1957- Larry Gott (guitar w/ James; “Sit Down”)         59 yrs.

1969- Jennifer Lopez (actress/singer; “Love Don’t Cost A Thing”; “I’m Real” w/ Ja Rule; played tejano singer Selena in the movie ‘Selena’)       47 yrs.

Jennifer Lopez w/ Ja Rule “I’m Real” video link here.

1973- Ladybug Mecca (MC w/ Digable Planets; “Rebirth Of Slick”)        43 yrs.

Digable Planets w/ Ladybug Mecca “Where I’m From” video link here.

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!!!! 😉

Album Review: SWEDEN’S THE AMAZING RELEASES FOURTH ALBUM “AMBULANCE”

I already knew this week would bring little in the way of quality new releases, but I expected more from a couple fairly familiar names. When I heard that Charlie Hunter was putting out a new album, I was stoked, but since sampling most of it, I found it was a little too jazzy and mellow, with not enough melody for where my ears were, this week. I had also thought that Stephen Marley’s fresh material would show-off the skills of one of the most talented of Bob Marley’s children, but it seemed to showcase so many other artists, that it kind of felt like Stephen got lost in the mix. However, two acts I didn’t know before did make a good argument for a review. Conveyor’s “Ready Not Ready” had a few impressive tracks, but The Amazing from Sweden seemed to offer something new, but vaguely familiar. The alternative quintet released their fourth full-length album “Ambulance”, yesterday.

The album opener, is also the title track, “Ambulance”, which settles into what seems like a millennial Roxy Music. It feels like a night under an expanse of tiny glowing lights, which is how Bryan Ferry’s voice has always made me feel.

“Divide” has a flavor that tastes early 90’s alternative, and isn’t catchy, but it is pleasant.

The vibe of “Blair Drager” is one that couples modern jazz backbeats with something more alternative, like a younger sounding Leonard Cohen, with a whisper of a singing voice.

“Tracks” creates a melodic landscape for the imagination to explore, as the music morphs gradually and organically into something reminiscent of War On Drugs. A tremendous instrumental piece.

The earthy roots of the steel guitar help to give “Floating” an energy like it was born into an early 90’s alternative scene. Probably one of the best songs on the album.

“Through City Lights” is a bit of a dreamy alternative rock tune, softened by some acoustic goodness. Unfortunately, though the song is good, it isn’t great due to the unnecessary length and repetition of the same lines during the second half of the tune.

“Moments Like These” is like a fantastic pairing of sounds similar to both Bon Iver and Field Report. It is like sitting on a hill where the world gives you 360 degree views of all she has to offer. This was the cut that most lured me to checking out the Swedish quintet.

The Bon Iver vibe sticks around on “Perfect Day For Shirmp” with an aura like an acoustic morning mist and the fog of the night before. The production on this track felt intuitive and it worked out well with the alternative singer/songwriter approach.

I won’t lie and say that “Ambulance” by Sweden’s The Amazing, was just that, but it certainly wasn’t bad, either. On their fourth full-length album the band makes music that is quite pleasant to hear, but not overly compelling to listen to. In other-words, I could put it on heavy rotation and it would take awhile for me to get sick of it, but I am also not sure  how much of my attention I would devote to the music on “Ambulance”. Fans of Roxy Music, Bon Iver and War On Drugs, may dig the sounds of The Amazing. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTIN GORE, SLASH, ALISON KRAUSS & More…

1935- Cleveland Duncan (The Penguins; “Earth Angel”; died in 2012)

1944- Dino Danelli (drummer w/ The Young Rascals; “Groovin”)           72 yrs.

1946-Andy Mackay (sax + woodwinds w/ Roxy Music; “Virginia Plain”)          70 yrs.

1950- Blair Thornton (guitar w/ Bachman Turner Overdrive; “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”)        66 yrs.

Bachman Turner Overdrive w/ Blair Thornton “Let It Ride” live video link here.

1952- Janis Siegel (singer w/ Manhatten Transfer; “Boy From New York City”)       64 yrs.

Manhatten Transfer w/ Janis Siegel “Boy From New York City” live video link here.

1961- Martin Gore (keyboards + vocals w/ Depeche Mode; “People Are People”, “Strange Love”, “Everything Counts” + more)            55 yrs.

Depeche Mode w/ Martin Gore “Enjoy The Silence” live video link here.

1964- Nick Menza (drummer w/ Megadeth; “Symphony Of Destruction”; died in 2016)

1964- Tim Kellett (trumpet + keyboards w/ Simply Red; “Holding Back The Years”)               52 yrs.

1965- Rob Dickinson (vocals w/ Catherine Wheel; “Black Metallic”)          51 yrs.

Catherine Wheel w/ Rob Dickinson “Black Metallic” live video link here.

1965- Saul Hudson a.k.a. Slash (guitarist w/ Guns N’ Roses; “Paradise City”, “November Rain”, “Welcome To The Jungle” + more…; fronted Slash’s Snakepit; guitarist w/ Velvet Revolver; “Fall To Pieces”)          51 yrs.

Slash & Myles Kennedy “Sweet Child O’ Mine” live video link here.

1971- Alison Krauss (singer/songwriter; “Forget About It” + “Let Me Touch You For Awhile”; tours + records w/ Union Station; released album w/ Robert Plant; “Please Read The Letter”; record-setting Grammy wins)            45 yrs.

Alison Krauss “Stay” live video link here.

1971- Chad Gracey (drummer w/ Live)         45 yrs.

1980- Michelle Williams (member of Destiny’s Child; “Survivor”)        36 yrs.

Destiny’s Child w/ Michelle Williams “Say My Name” video link here.

1981- Steve ‘Stevo 32’ Jocz (drummer w/ Sum 41)            35 yrs.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE CLINTON, DON HENLEY, EMILY SALIERS & More…

1941- George Clinton (frontman for Parliament Funkadelic; “Flashlight”, “Give Up The Funk” + more; solo artist; “Atomic Dog”)       75 yrs.

George Clinton, aka Dr.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic “We Want The Funk” live video link here.

1941- Estelle Bennett (vocalist w/ The Ronettes; “Be My Baby”; died in 2009)

The Ronnettes w/ Estelle Bennett “Be My Baby” live video link here.

1943- Bobby Sherman (singer; “Little Woman”)              73 yrs.

1944- Rick Davies (vocals + keyboards w/ Supertramp; “The Logical Song”)
72 yrs.

1947- Don Henley (singer/songwriter/drummer w/ The Eagles; “Life In The Fast Lane”, “Hotel California”, “Desperado” + more; solo artist; “Boys Of Summer”, “End Of The Innocence” + more)                69 yrs.

Don Henley “Boys Of Summer” live video link here.

1956- Mick Pointer (drummer w/ Marillion; “Kayleigh”)          60 yrs.

1961- Keith Sweat (R&B singer; “I Want Her”)       75  yrs.

1963- Emily Saliers (guitar + vocals w/ Indigo Girls; “Closer To Fine”, “Hammer & Nail”, “Get Out The Map” + more)         53 yrs.

Indigo Girls w/ Emily Saliers “Closer To Fine” video link here.

1964- William Calhoun (drummer w/ Living Colour; “Cult Of Personality”)
51 yrs.

Living Colour w/ William Calhoun “Glamour Boys” video link here.

1967- Pat Badger (bass w/ Extreme; “More Than Words”)       48 yrs.

1970- Tim Bluhm (singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist w/ The Mother Hips; also a member of Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers)                   46  yrs.

1973- Rufus Wainwright (singer/songwriter; son of Loudon Wainwright III + Kate McGarrigle; brother of Martha Wainwright)         42 yrs.

1977- Marco Benevento (keyboardist w/ Benevento-Russo Duo, Garage A Trois, Bustle In Your Hedgerow + Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)              38 yrs.

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead w/ Marco Benevento “Eyes Of The World” live video link here.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAT STEVENS, HOWIE EPSTEIN, JIM MARTIN & More…

1939- Kim Fowley (singer/producer; worked w/ The Runaways, Frank Zappa, Slade + more…; died in 2015)

Kim Fowley

1946- Barry Whitwam drums w/ Herman’s Hermits; “I’m Into Something Good”)                       70 yrs.

BARRY WHITWAM

1948- Cat Stevens (singer/songwriter; “Peace Train”, “Moon Shadow” + more; converted to the Muslim religion and changed his name to Yusef Islam)        68 yrs.

Cat-stevens C to C sharp,

Cat Stevens “Morning Has Broken” live video link here.

1955- Howie Epstein (bassist w/ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; “American Girl”, “Learning To Fly”, “Change Of Heart” + more; died in 2003)

the late Howie Epstein.

1961- Jim Martin (guitar w/ Faith No More; “I’m Easy”, “Everything’s Ruined” + more)                     55 yrs.

Martin replied:

Faith No More w/ Jim Martin “Epic” live video link here.

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 CARLOS SANTANA, CHRIS CORNELL, STONE GOSSARD & More…

1933- Buddy Knox (singer/songwriter; “Party Doll”; died in 1999)

BUDDY KNOX

1945- John Lodge (bass + vocals w/ The Moody Blues; “Nights In White Satin”)         71 yrs.

Today is John Lodge (Bassist,

Moody Blues w/ John Lodge “Knights In White Satin” video link here.

1945- Kim Carnes (singer; “Betty Davis Eyes”)                  71 yrs.

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Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes” video link here.

1947- Carlos Santana (guitarist w/ Santana; “Persuasion”, “Black Magic Woman”, “Samba Pa Ti” + more…; Grammy winner)                         69 yrs.

veteran Carlos Santana and

Santana w/ Carlos “Soul Sacrifice” live video link here.

1952- Jay Jay French (guitar w/ Twisted Sister)                64 yrs.

Jay Jay French

Twisted Sister w/ Jay Jay French “I Wanna Rock” video link here.

1955- Jem Finer (banjo player w/ The Pogues)         61 yrs.

Jem Finer in transmediale 10

1956- Paul Cook (drummer w/ Sex Pistols; “Anarchy In The U.K.”)         60 yrs.

Paul Cook

1958- Michael McNeil (keyboards w/ Simple Minds; “Alive & Kicking”)      58 yrs.

49 - Michael Mcneil

1959- James Irvin (vocals w/ Furniture; “Brilliant Mind”)       57 yrs.

Jim Irvin

1964- Chris Cornell (vocals w/ Soundgarden; “Rusty Cage”; also member of Audioslave)         52 yrs.

Chris Cornell 90's Chris

Soundgarden w/ Chris Cornell “Outshined” live video link here.

1966- Stone Gossard (guitar w/ Pearl Jam; “Alive” + “Jeremy”; member of Brad)         50 yrs.

Stone Gossard

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!!!! 😉

Music To Hear 7/25 – 7/31: WILLIE NELSON, BASSNECTAR, THE NATIONAL & More…

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/25/16

Aggie Theatre- Atlas Genius + Bear Hands                      8 p.m.                  $18-20

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Stand-Up Comedy’ @ 7 p.m.; ‘Funk Jam’ @ 10 p.m.            FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/25/16

Denver Botanic Gardens- Jose Gonzalez w/ Paper Bird                          6:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT!!!!

Quixote’s True Blue- Jalbatross feat. Ryan Jalbert (The Motet)                   $5

BOULDER AREA 7/25/16

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Blues Jam’ w/ Boa & The Constrictors
7-10 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/26/16

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Mic’                          7 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘EDM Tuesdays’                           8 p.m.                      FREE!!!!

Moxi Theatre (Greeley)- JR JR w/ 888 + One Flew West                 $18-20

Oak Street Plaza- ‘Noontime Notes’ feat. Elise Wunder           11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

DENVER AREA 7/26/16

Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Open Jam’                               9 p.m.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Killer Queen feat. Patrick Myers        8 p.m.
$40

Summit Music Hall- Warren G w/ High Five, J.O.B. (Just Ova Broke), BullHead*ded + DJ Spencertron                          7 p.m.                          $25-50

BOULDER AREA 7/26/16

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Mic’                      9 p.m.                    FREE!!!!

St. Julien*- Bill McKay                                 6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/27/17

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Patio Music Series’ feat. M-Squared              5 p.m.            FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Mason Street Bluegrass                         7 p.m.                  FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Bluegrass Jam’                   8:30 p.m.

CSU Lagoon- Union Gray               6-8:30 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Grass For That Ass’ feat. The Groove Orient w/ Roxy Roca + Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters                       Free-$15

DENVER AREA 7/27/16

Cervantes’ Otherside- One Drop + Cold River City w/ Cranford Hollow, Gaslight Street + Josh Roberts & The Hinges                     8 p.m.                        $5-10

Denver Botanic Gardens*- Steep Canyon Rangers + Trout Steak Revival               6:30 p.m.
$52-57

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox*- Deitch, Porter & Sayers feat. Adam Deitch (Break Science), Joey Porter (The Motet) & Garrett Sayers (The Motet)                     $10-30

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Dolly Parton                    7:30 p.m.       SOLD OUT!!!!

BOULDER AREA 7/27/16

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Nelson Rangell               7:30 p.m.               $10-12

Owsley’s Golden Road- Flash Mountain Flood                  7 p.m.                $??

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

St. Julien*- Kort McCumber                       6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/28/16

Aggie Theatre- Late Night Radio w/ Sodown, Jaedha, Twoscoops + Cezbot
8:30 p.m.             $5-15

Avogadro’s Number- Mojo Medicine Show feat. Christine Webb                 8 p.m.
$10

Boardwalk Park (Windsor)- Stolen Winnebago’s             6:30-8:30 p.m.

Foote Lagoon* (Loveland)- Chain Station + The Blue Canyon Boys         7-9 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- New Madrid w/ Serpentfoot                       $10-17

Moxi Theatre (Greeley)- Jason Boland & The Stragglers                      $10

Old Town Square- Grupo Presidio              7-9 p.m.              FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/28/16

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- ‘Bass Center Pre-Party’ feat. Bleep Bloop w/ Unlimited Gravity b2b Project Aspect + DMVU                    9 p.m.                    $10-15

Cervantes’ Other Side*- The Grateful Bluegrass Boys w/ The Applebutter Express
/// Evergreen Grass Band on patio                       8 p.m.                Free-$10

Larimer Lounge*- The Deslondes w/ The Haunted Windchimes + Twain                   $12.50

L2 Church*- Madeleine Peyroux w/ Michelle Castro                 8 p.m.                   $44-46

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- Barrio Funk w/ DJ Mike Moses                    $15

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- The Avett Brothers w/ Nahko & Medicine For The People                      7:30 p.m.                  $59.95

BOULDER AREA 7/28/16

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Open Mic Night’                   7 p.m.             FREE!!!!

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- Interstate Stash Express                 6-9 p.m.
FREE!!!!

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew* (Lyons)- Benny Galloway                      8- 10 p.m.

St. Julien- Johnny O Band                   6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/29/16

Aggie Theatre- Na’an Stop w/ See To Center                           $5-10

Avogadro’s Number*- The Aggregates                 9 p.m.           $7

Chapunga Park @ Centerra (Loveland)- Soul School            7-9 p.m.

Downtown Artery- Edison w/ Branson Hoog (Shatterproof)
9:30 p.m.                      $10-12

Old Town Square- Johnny Johnston & Colorado Blue            7-9 p.m.

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Von Stomper w/ The Lonesome Heroes
9 p.m.                       $10

Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre (Loveland)- Wynonna & The Big Noise
7 p.m.                 $35

DENVER AREA 7/29/16

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- ‘Bass Center After Party’ feat. Liquid Stranger w/ Lafa Taylor, Jantsen + Sortof Vague                11 p.m.            $22-25

Cervantes’ Other Side*- DeadPhish Orchestra w/ Cycles /// Daniella Katzir Band feat. Jarret Mason (Chain Station), Brian McRae (Kyle Hollingsworth Band) & Casey Cormier on patio                    $10-15

Denver Botanic Gardens- The Mavericks w/ JD McPherson                6:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT!!!!

Herman’s Hideaway- 40 oz To Freedom w/ Mono Verde, Highline, Sol Authority + En Tu Oblivion                   7 p.m.                 $10

Hudson Gardens (Littleton)- Travis Tritt               7:30 p.m.          $26-36

Larimer Lounge- The Party People feat. Mikey Thunder, Mr. Bugati + Benjamin’s Vibe w/ Pandasaywhat? + Unfold                9 p.m.               $5-12

Oriental Theatre- Paradise Theatre (Styx tribute) + Message In A Bottle (The Police tribute)                    8 p.m.                     $14

Quixote’s True Blue*- Melvin Seals & JGB w/ Billy Iuso + Restless Natives
9 p.m.                   $20

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- The Avett Brothers w/ Gary Clark Jr.
7:30 p.m.                SOLD OUT!!!!

Soiled Dove*- The Rippingtons feat. Russ Freeman          7 p.m.     SOLD OUT!!!!

Soiled Dove*- The Rippingtons feat. Russ Freeman           10 p.m.       $40-50

BOULDER AREA 7/29/16

Chautauqua Auditorium*- Indigo Girls w/ Great Caesar                 7:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT!!!!

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- Retro (80’s Dance Party Tribute)
8:30 p.m.                  $10

Fox Theatre*- Split Lip Rayfield w/ Andy Palmer             $20

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew* (Lyons)- Rapidgrass            9 p.m.-12 a.m.
$5

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- Evergreen Grass Band                 $??

St. Julien*- Paakow’s By All Means                   6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/30/16

Aggie Theatre- WriteMinded ‘CD Release Party’ w/ Rawtune + The Painters
9 p.m.                 $8-10

Avogadro’s Number- Solomon Cook on patio                6 p.m.             $12-15

Downtown Artery- Helvetia, Plum + Slow Caves              8 p.m.            $10

Everyday Joe’s- Trace Bundy                       7:30-10 p.m.             $18-25

Moxi Theatre* (Greeley)- The Black Lillies                     $12-15

Swing Station (LaPorte)- ‘Animal House Fundraiser’ w/ Swashbuckling Doctors, Beyond Fused + Blue Taboo                   1 p.m.                 $10

DENVER AREA 7/30/16

Arvada Center*- Robert Earl Keen w/ Tyler Gummersall                    7:30 p.m.
$30-49

Bluebird Theatre*- Split Lip Rayfield w/ Von Stomper             9 p.m.          $20-25

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- ‘Bass Center After Party’ feat. Thriftworks w/ Amp Live, The Librarian + Dassarox Jeraff                   11 p.m.                 $22-25

Cervantes’ Other Side*- Mike Dillon Band feat. Claude Coleman (Ween)
$12-15

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Blues Night’ w/ Delta Sonics                10:30 p.m.              $5

Fiddlers Green*- Willie Nelson & Family w/ Kacey Musgraves              7 p.m.
$27.50-99.50

Quixote’s True Blue*- Melvin Seals & JGB w/ Billy Iuso + Restless Natives
9 p.m.                $20

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- The Avett Brothers w/ J. Mascis
7:30 p.m.                SOLD OUT!!!!

BOULDER AREA 7/30/16

Boulder Theatre*- The Jayhawks w/ Fernando Viciconte            8 p.m.
$25-35

Laughing Goat- Ravin’ Wolf w/ Robby Wicks               8 p.m.

Homemade Liquids & Solids* (Longmont)- Gasoline Lollipops
6-9 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew* (Lyons)- Finnders & Youngberg
9 p.m.-12 a.m.                        $5

St. Julien*- Adam Bodine Trio                 6:30- 9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/31/16

Foothills Mall (east lawn)- The Burroughs              6 p.m.

Mishawaka Amphitheatre* (Bellvue)- Ryan Bingham w/ The Americans
7 p.m.               SOLD OUT!!!!

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Marshall Jon Anderson              4 p.m.        FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/31/16

Arvada Center*- The Psychedelic Furs + The Church                  7:30 p.m.
$32-53

Larimer Lounge- ‘Sunday BBQ Series’ feat. Robert Ellis w/ King Cardinal, Porlolo + Erika Ryann                      3 p.m                      $15

Quixote’s True Blue*Melvin Seals & JGB w/ Billy Iuso + Restless Natives
9 p.m.                      $20

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- The National w/ Real Estate
7 p.m.                  $52.50

Soiled Dove- Trace Bundy              7:30 p.m.                $18-25

BOULDER AREA 7/31/16

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Blues & BBQ’ w/ The Rhythm Allstars
2 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’ w/ Bonnie & Taylor Simms                     12-3 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Blue* –  (Lyons)- Arthur Lee Land              5-8 p.m.           FREE!!!!

 

MUSIC FESTIVALS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE & BEYOND  7/25 -7/31:

7/28-31 THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC FESTIVAL on South Broadway in Denver
4 Day Pass $60.50

  • 7/28-31 feat. Repeat Repeat, A Shadow Of A Jaguar, A. Tom Collins, Adia Victoria, Allah-Las, Atlas, Ambit, Ancient Elk, Andy Hamilton & The Rocky Mountain Contraband, Andy Palmer & Grub St. Writer, Andy Thomas Dust Heart, Anthony Ruptak & The Midnight Friends, Automatic Iris, Bad Licks, Bandits, Bear Antler, Beat Soft Pop, Beautiful Machines, Best Creeps, Birch Street, Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir, Blake Brown (solo), Bollywood Life, Brent Cowles, Bud Bronson & The Good Timers, Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels, Champagne Charlie, Chemistry Club, Chimney Choir, Chocolate Diamond, Church Fire, Codename: Carter, Cold River City, Colfax Speed Queen, Confluence, Couches, Cove AKA Covergeist, Covenhoven, Cowboy Dave, CRL CRRLL, Cure For Gravity, D. Edward, Dangerous Friends, Dead Palms, Decollage, Dirty Few, Dragondeer, Drea.m, Dressy Bessy, Dusty Heart, Edison, Eldren, Emerald Siam, Emily Wolfe, Eros & The Eschaton, FL, Flaural, Fort Frances, Forty-Five Plus One w/ DJ Alf, Foxxes, Futurebirds, Gasoline Lollipops, Ghost Gone Quiet, Gin Doctors, Great American House Fire, Grim & Darling, Gun Street Ghost, Hands Of Midnight, Hang Rounders, Helicopter Copter, Hello Odyssey, Helvetia, High Five, High Plains Honky, Holly Lovell, Holophrase, Hot Apostles, Hotel Bar, HR People, Hydraform, I Sank Molly Brown, I’m A Boy, Ian Cooke, Inner Oceans, Input, Izcalli, Jesse R.S., Jon Boland, Josh Moorehead, Just Say PLZ, Kent Washington (No Coast Company), Kid Reverie, Kiel Grove (acoustic), King Cardinal, Kissing Party, Kitty Crimes, La Fin Absolute Du Monde, Last Call Romance, Lawsuit Models, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Leigh West, Leon & The Revival, Loki Loke, Lords Of Fuzz, Los Retro 45, Low Lyers, LDS Bags, Luke Schmaltz (acoustic), Mako 1972, Male Blonding, Marshall Poole, Matt Rouch, Me Me Monster, Megafauna, Methyl Ethyl, Michael Rault, Mike Mitchell (acoustic), Mile High Soul Club, Modern Leisure, Montoneros, Montropo, Morning Bear, Mouse Powell, Muscle Beach, Nasty Nachos, Ned Garthe, New Mexican, Nightbrunch, Oko Tygra, Omni, One Flew West, Open To The Hound, Optycnerd, Orka Odyssey, Pale Sun, Palo Santo, Panther Martin, Party Hard, Patrick Dethlefs, Petals Of Spain, Pizza Time, Plastic Daggers, Playboy Manbaby, Plum, Plume Varia, Poet’s Row, Poison Rites, Polica, Ponder The Albatross, Porlolo, Post Paradise, Povi, Professor Plumb, Promised Land Sound, Qbala, Quantum Creep, Remember The Radio, Residual Kid, Retrofette, RL Cole & The Angels, Rob Drabkin, Rod Melancon, Rootbeer & Mermentau, Roselit Bone, Rossonian, Rowdy Shadehouse, Rubedo, RUMTUM, Safe Boating Is No Accident, Sam Lee, San Fermin, School Dance, Scott Schumann, Set Sail, Shady Elders, Shelly Rollison, Silver & Gold, Sir, Slow Caves, Smoke & Honey, Soft Skulls, Something Underground, Sophisticated Boom Boom, South Of France, Space In Time, Spacesuits For Indians, Spells, Sputnik Slovenia, Stag, Staying For The Weekend, Strange Americans, Strawberry Runners, Sunboy, Sunflower Bean, Super Bummer, Sur Ellz, SYCKVK, Tacocat, Tana Victoria, Teacup Gorilla, The Assemblage, The Baltic, The Born Readies, The Bright Light Social Hour, The Bunny Gang, The Cabin Project, The Corner Girls, The Electric Sons, The Epilogues, The Jeffrey Dallet Band, The Kinky Fingers, The Knew, The Lollygags, The Maykit, The Milk Blossoms, The Munsens, The Omens, The Original Ills, The Other Black, The Outfit, The Raven & The Writing Desk, The Riprats, The Roxy Suicide, The Royal, The Savage Blush, The Sharrows, The Still Tide, The Velveteers, The Yawpers, Thee Oh Sees, Themoved, Thick Business, Thousand Frames, Through The Mountain, Tisper, Tjutjuna, Tom Waits For No Man, Tomahawk Fox, Tommy Freed & The Sound, Tommy Metz, Transistor Send, Treehouse Sanctum, Turner Jackson, Turvy Organ, Tyto Alba, U.S. Tygers, Ultimate Painting, Unlikely Heroes, Viretta, Water Aerobics, We Are Not A Glum Lot, Wez, What Young Men Do, Whitney, Wire Faces, Yasi + Zebroids

7/29-30 BASS CENTER 2016 @ Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City
2 Day Passes $99.90-139.90                    (camping passes available)

  • 7/29 feat. Bassnectar w/ Flux Pavilion, Flying Lotus, Lupe Fiasco,  Minnesota + Dabin
  • 7/30 feat. Bassnectar w/ Wu-Tang Clan, Porter Robinson, AlunaGeorge, G Jones + Thriftworks

7/29-31 EVERGREEN JAZZ FESTIVAL  in Evergreen                  $100-130

  • 7/29-31 feat. The Fat Babies, After Midnight, Nicki Parrott & B.A.D. Rhythm, Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles, Carl Sonny Leyland Trio, Queen City Jazz Band w/ Wende Harston, Kris Tokarski Trio, Gypsy Swing Revue, The Poudre River Irregulars, Felonius Smith Trio + Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra

7/29-31 OYSTER RIDGE  MUSIC FEST ‘Wyoming’s Largest Free Music Festival’ in Kemmerer, WY.

  • 7/29 feat. Gutrie Brown, Will Evans Band, The National Parks, Scratchdog Stringband, The Lowest Pair + Robin & Robert                   12-11 p.m.
  • 7/30 feat. Will Evans Band, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, The Brothers Comatose, I Draw Slow, Jeremiah Tall, Robin & Robert + ‘Bandscramble’                10 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • 7/31 feat. Victor Barnes, I Draw Slow, Robin & Robert + ‘State Competitions’
    9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

7/29-31 ROCKY GRASS @ Planet Bluegrass in Lyons
Tickets SOLD OUT!!

  • 7/29 feat. Steep Canyon Rangers, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas & Edgar Meyer, Tim O’Brien, Good Ol’ Persons, Bryan Sutton Band, Molly Tuttle Band + Rapidgrass Quintet
  • 7/30 feat. Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, O’Connor Family Band feat. Mark O’Connor, Tony Trischka Band, Nick Forster & Danny Barnes, Slocam Ramblers + Instrument Contest Finals
  • 7/31 feat. Punch Brothers ‘Play & Sing Bluegrass’, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Peter Rowan Band, Flatt Lonesome, Michael Daves & Friends, The Railsplitters + ‘Gospel Set’

7/30 BLUES UNDER THE BRIDGE @ 218 West Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs            $45

  • 7/30 feat. Booker T. Jones, Shemekia Copeland, Southern Avenue Band, Erik Boa & The Constrictors + Jesse Cotton Stone & Grant Sabin

 

This is the list of the best live music to hear for the last week of July. There are plenty of free shows, outdoor concerts and festivals to check-out, so I would highly suggest going out to hear some of it. I have marked the shows I recommend with an * after the venue’s name. For further  concert and festival info check-out the Coming Attractions and Festival Time pages. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COMMANDER CODY, BRIAN MAY, KEITH GODCHAUX & More…

1931- Thomas Allen a.k.a. Papa Dee (percussionist w/ War; “Low Rider”; died in 1988)

1944- George Frayne a.k.a. Commander Cody (piano + vocals w/ Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen)        72 yrs.

Commander Cody Band “Down To Seeds & Stems Again Blues” live video link here.

1946- Allan Gorrie (bass + vocals w/ Average White Band; “Pick Up The Pieces”)        70 yrs.

Average White Band w/ Allan Gorrie “Pick Up The Pieces” live video link here.

1947- Bernie Leadon (guitarist w/ The Eagles; “Best Of My Love”; left the band in 1976)       69 yrs.

1947- Brian May (singer, songwriter + guitarist w/ Queen; “We Are The Champions”, “We Will Rock You”, “Bicycle Race” + more; solo artist; astrophysicist)       69 yrs.

Queen w/ Brian May “Another One Bites The Dust” video link here.

1947- Keith Godchaux (keyboards w/ The Grateful Dead + Jerry Garcia Band; his wife Donna Jean also was in both bands; died in 1980)

Grateful Dead w/ Keith Godchaux “Music Never Stopped” live video link here.

1952- Allen Collins (guitarist w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd; “Freebird”, “Sweet Home Alabama” + more; died in 1990)

1960- Kevin Haskins (member of Bauhaus, Tones On Tail + Love & Rockets)
56 yrs.

1968- Ged Lynch (drummer w/ Black Grape; “In The Name Of The Father”)   48 yrs.
No Photo Available.

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!!!! 😉

New Releases 7/22: CHARLIE HUNTER, MSTRKRFT, STEPHEN “RAGGA” MARLEY & More…

This Friday will be another summer release day with a sparse list of new albums to choose from. The only familiar names with new releases are Charlie Hunter, MSTRKRFT, Stephen “Ragga” Marley and (Hed) p.e. Though the list is short, it is long enough that I will do a review this week. The new albums from Conveyor and The Amazing seem like promising possibilities.

  • Big Smo- “We The People”
  • Charlie Hunter- “Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth”
  • Conveyor- “Ready Not Ready”
  • Crown The Empire- “Retrograde”
  • (hed) p.e.- “Forever!”
  • Honne- “Warm On A Cold Night”
  • Look Park- “Look Park”
  • Lou Rhodes- “theyesandeye”
  • Matt Brown- “Walk Into The Light”
  • Max Romeo- “Horror Zone”
  • MSTRKRFT- “Operator”
  • Stephen “Ragga” Marley- “Revelation Pt. II: The Fruit Of Life”
  • The Amazing- “Ambulance”
  • Various- “Reggae Gold 2016”

This Friday will make for a tough choice of which of these new releases to pick for a review. Unfortunately, it is not because there are so many wonderful options, but more because the pickins are kind of slim. As usual, I will pick one of these albums and will post my review on Saturday, so check back then to see which one I chose and to read my take on it. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!