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This week’s list of new releases had one major name and was extremely thin on good options for a review. Unfortunately, Michael Kiwanuka’s new album, “Love & Hate” has been held up for a little bit longer, so that limited my choices, even further. Though Miles Davis is usually a shoe-in to get picked, this new release features the addition of mediocre hip-hop lyrics over Davis’ music. The only other acts I was somewhat familiar with, were Beth Orton, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Lacuna Coil. After sampling all of the bands on my list, I narrowed the possibilities down to three. I was leaning toward Clare Maguire and Malcolm Middleton, but ended up with Bonnie Bishop, who I knew nothing about, and her latest release “Ain’t Who I Was”.

“Mercy” begins the album with something that takes the mind back about forty years, with a sound that is a little Maria Muldaur and a little bit more Bonnie Raitt. The guitar and organ bring the blues along with some savory soul.

The soul-country feel of the heartfelt “Be With You” is song from a man’s perspective. Bonnie shows-off the various textures of her remarkable voice on this track about that once-in-a-lifetime love and how it is all you want when you find it.

“Looking For You” has somewhat of a 70’s feel for modern times, like Shelby Lynne or Lake Street Dive. Bonnie’s vocals seem a bit softer and smoother, than the first two tracks, which makes you want to roll in it, like a freshly manicured lawn.

“Done Died” unearths relics of the old traditions and builds new blues on that hallowed ground. This is a wonderful tune that finds Bonnie going in the direction of Susan Tedeschi, with a distinct spiritual flavor.

The gospel-country of “Poor Man’s Melody” speaks of hope that is dependent on personal growth. I really appreciate the mix of different styles of music, that is apparent on this cut.

“Broken” is another cut that really has a Shelby Lynne vibe. The lyrics are deep and deal with making a change for the better, but not always for the easier.

The singing on “Too Late” is quite impressive with some long notes and impeccable control. The music is 70’s soul with rock guitar, maybe Donna Summer doing a Rick James tune.

From my first listen to “Ain’t Who I Was”, I instantly envisioned the title track being performed on ‘Hee-Haw’ back in the late 70’s or early 80’s.

“Not Cause I Wanted To” is another country song about the hard choices we sometimes have to make, and how sometimes those choices cost us some good things. Bishop sings in a whisper at points, which speaks decibels louder than anyone screaming the same lyrics.

Vintage soul permeates “You Will Be Loved” with some Lucinda Williams influence, and incredible vocal control, to finish-out the ten song album.

After listening to “Ain’t Who I Was”, for the first time, I did some research on Bonnie Bishop, and was a little surprised at what I discovered. The singer/songwriter, has been making music for many years and has released six albums to date. She started as more of a country rocker from Texas, who had relocated to Nashville to write and perform. Her big break came in 2012 when Bonnie Raitt included “Not Cause I Wanted To”, which Bishop had co-written, on her Grammy winning album “Slipstream”. After taking a break to go back to school to further her creative writing ability, she got a call from David Cobb, who had heard some of her music. Cobb is a producer, whose credits include the recent huge releases from Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson, so when he encouraged Bishop to go more of the soul route, she listened. I won’t say this is an instant Grammy winner, but Bonnie Bishop has found a perfect blend of the country she loves and the soul that is just part of her delivery, and obviously there are others who hear it, too. I would suggest “Ain’t Who I Was” to anyone who grooves to Shelby Lynne, Bonnie Raitt or Susan Tedeschi. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!



At opposite ends of our state, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and Riot Fest Denver, both announced the talent for their respective festivals, earlier today. Though both of these festivals will be taking place in September, that is pretty much where the similarities end.

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival takes place in the picturesque southern mountain ski town of Telluride, where every view is breathtaking. This festival has been around for over two decades and can boast past performers, such¬†as B.B. King, James Brown, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Gov’t Mule, Robert Cray Band and tons more. Though the acts are primarily, though sometimes loosely, associated with blues music, there have been some artists that push that envelope a bit, like The B-52’s, Moe., Lou Reed and Zappa Plays Zappa. Despite being in an awe-inspiring setting, this fest is in the middle of September, which can be wet and cold in the mountains, so plan accordingly. This year has a mix of veteran and newer acts, along with those that fit easily into a blues envelope, and those that skirt such classification. The headliners for this year’s Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, are Joe Walsh, Gary Clark Jr., The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band and Jason Isbell. The rest of this year’s line-up includes Anders Osborne, Shakey Graves, Vintage Trouble, North Mississippi Allstars, Shovels & Rope, N.M.O. (North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne), Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, Jamestown Revival, Little Freddie King, Samantha Fish, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, The California Honeydrops, Tyree Morris & Hearts Of Worship, Moreland & Arbuckle, Israel Nash, Con Brio, Jonathon Boogie Long, Colin Lake, Mitch Woods, Reverend Deadeye, A.J. Fullerton, The Rusty¬†Wright Band, The Delgado Brothers, Troy Walker + Sam Tallent. The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival ¬†will take place from Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18, with aDanny Brown free concert on Thursday night, in the Mountain Village. Three day tickets are going for $199, with camping and late night tickets also available at www.tellurideblues.com.

On the other hand, the 2016 installment of the Riot Fest is closer to home, in less scenic surroundings. The punk, metal, alternative music festival started a few years ago in Byers and then moved to the Pepsi Center parking lot in 2014. For last year’s Riot Fest, the National Western Complex became the events new home, and it will be in that spot, this year. Over the last three years, the festival has hosted Iggy & The Stooges, Weezer, Modest Mouse, The Replacements, System Of A Down, Public Enemy, The Pixies and many more. This year is going to be another big one for The Riot Fest, when the original line-up for The Misfits reunites, besides performances from Ween, Death Cab For Cutie, Jane’s Addiction playing “Ritual De Lo Habitual”, Sleater-Kinney, NAS, Deftones, Fitz & The Tantrums, Descendents, NOFX, Underoath, Bad Religion, Thursday, Tyler The Creator, Pepper, Jake Bugg, Motion City Soundtrack, Wolf Parade, The Hold Steady, Yo¬†La Tengo, Sleigh Bells, Chevy Metal, The Dandy Warhols, Vince Staples, Suicidal Tendencies, Flatbush Zombies, Hatebreed, Lagwagon, The Aquabats, Glassjaw, The Wonder Years, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Danny Brown , Against Me!, Meat Puppets, Leftover Crack, Dan Deacon, Murder By Death, Rogue Wave, Converge, Billy Talent, Fucked Up, Lewis Del Mar, Set Your Goals, Juliette Lewis & The Licks, Touche Amore, Frnkiero & The Cellabration, Pouya, White Lung, Plague Vendor, People Under The Stairs, Fat Nick & Don Krez, Violent Soho, Judith Hill, Tigers Jaw, Bleached, Diarrhea Planet, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Dee-1, Kirk Knight, Somos, Turnover, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Bryce Vine, 3Teeth, Night Riots, Syd Arthur, Holy White Hounds, Jule Vera, Microwave, Death Spills, Diet Cig, Donna Missal, High Waisted, Culture Abuse and more to be announced for this three day throw-down. Riot Fest 2016 will take place over Labor Day weekend, September 2-4, you can get your tickets now, at riotfest.org.

Now that both of these festivals have revealed their 2016 line-ups, all that is left is to get lodging and tickets. I have been to Telluride Blues & Brews festival, once, and it was a blast, but I was told the weather was better than usual when I was there in 2012. I haven’t been to Riot Fest, but I have a friend who has been all three years and said that the first year was the best, but that there are always bands that she wants to see. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!



1934- Bob Shane (from the Kingston Trio)        82 yrs.

Bob Shane Singing Scotch And

Kingston Trio w/ Bob Shane “Shady Grove” video link¬†here.

1937- Don Everly (guitarist/singer  w/ The Everly Brothers)     79 yrs.


Everly Brothers¬†w/ Don Everly “Bye Bye Love” video link¬†here.

1937- Ray Sawyer (singer/songwriter w/ Dr. Hook)        79 yrs.


Dr. Hook w/ Ray Sawyer “When You’re¬†In Love With A Beautiful Woman” video link¬†here.

1938- Jimmy Carl Black (drummer w/ Frank Zappa; died in 2008)

Jimmy Carl Black, the original

Frank Zappa w/ Jimmy Carl Black live video link here.

1939- Del McCoury (bluegrass singer, songwriter + guitarist w/ Del McCoury Band; “High On A Mountain”)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 77 yrs.

Del McCoury Band “High On A Mountain” live video link here.

1948- Rick James (singer/musician; died in 2004)

I have to say that Rick James

Rick James “Super Freak” video link here.

1951- Sonny Landreth (blues singer/songwriter/guitarist; “Bayou Tech” + “Bound By The Blues”)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 65¬†yrs.

1954- Mike Campbell (guitarist w/ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; also worked w/ Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Warren Zevon, etc.)                 62 yrs

Mike Campbell

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers w/ Mike Campbell live video link here.

1957- Dennis Brown (reggae singer; died in 1999)

Dennis Brown onstage. i i

Dennis Brown “You & Your Smiling¬†Face”¬†video link¬†here.

1969- Patrick Wilson (drummer w/ Weezer)        47 yrs.

Patrick Wilson, the drummer

Weezer w/ Patrick Wilson “Buddy Holly” video link¬†here.

1971- Ron Welty (drummer w/ The Offspring; “Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)”)
45  yrs.

1973- Jason Carter (vocalist + fiddle¬†player w/ Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCoury’s)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†43 yrs.

1975- Antoine Patton a.k.a. Big Boi (rapper; one half  of Outkast)                 41 yrs.


Outkast w/ Big Boi “Ms. Jackson” video link¬†here.

1979- Michael Jason Isbell (singer/songwriter/guitarist; “24 Frames”; former member of Drive-By Truckers)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 37 yrs.

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


Music To Hear 8/10 – 8/16: FOO FIGHTERS, STEVE MILLER BAND & More…


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


Quixote’s True Blue*-¬†Joey Porter’s Vital Organ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 9 p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† FREE!!!!

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Damien Rice + Iron & Wine         8 p.m.


Aggie Theatre- Savage Cabbage w/ A Wasted Effort + TBA                  $8

Hodi’s Half Note- CID Initiative presents: EDM Tuesdays¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† FREE!!!!

Moxi Theatre*- Devon Allman             8 p.m.                    $15-20

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

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Candy Lee & The Sisters Sweet              7 p.m.           FREE!!!!


Cervantes’ Otherside- Clusterpluck + Session Americana w/ Mamadrones
/// Chris Henry & Hardcore Grass on patio             8 p.m.              Free-$10

Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Open Stage/ $2 Tuesday Dead’¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† FREE!!!!


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

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

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


Armoury- ‘FU^K: Armoury¬† Weekly Funk Jam’¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 8:30 p.m.

Gothic Theatre- Tinariwen w/ JJUUJJUU          8 p.m.            $35.75-50

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Diana Krall w/ Pink Martini + The Colorado Symphony                        7:30 p.m.                      $39.95-99.50


Four Mile Historic Park*- Atomga                 6:30 p.m.        $10

Fox Theatre*- ‘Tribute To Herbie Hancock’ feat. Dave Watts (The Motet), Joey Porter (The Motet), Garrett Sayers (The Motet), Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic) & Dan Schwindt (Kyle Hollingsworth Band)¬†w/ Genetics¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 8:30 p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† $15-22

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- ‘Wednesday Night Blues’ feat. Delta Sonics¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 7:30 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew* (Lyons)- Danny Shafer & Friends                7:30-10:30 p.m.

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


Mishawaka Amphitheatre (Bellvue)- ‘Mish Open Jam’¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 8 p.m.


Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- ¬†‘Tribute To Herbie Hancock’ feat. Dave Watts (The Motet), Joey Porter (The Motet), Garrett Sayers (The Motet), Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic) & Dan Schwindt (Kyle Hollingsworth Band)¬†w/ Genetics¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 8:30 p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† $20-25

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre- Dierks Bentley w/ Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae & Canaan Smith¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†7 p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† $26


Chautauqua Auditorium*- Rhiannon Giddens                  8 p.m.               $30-55

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

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Jam Boogie Nights’¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 10 p.m.


Aggie Theatre*- ‘Post New West Fest Shakedown’ feat. Dead Floyd w/ Colony Funk + Auditory Elements¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† $10

Avogadro’s Number- Archie Funker¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†8:30 p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† $10

Downtown Fort Collins*- ‘Bohemian Nights @ New West Fest’¬† feat.¬†Flobots¬†(Headliner), Elephant Revival, Air Dubai, Young Ancients, Slow Caves, Selina Albright, Savage Cabbage + Winchester Holiday¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 5-10 p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† FREE!!!!

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Tribute Night’ feat. Guerilla Radio (Rage Against The Machine tribute), Sabotage (Beastie Boys tribute) + My Own Summer (The Deftones)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† $5-10

Mishawaka Amphitheatre* (Bellvue)- Ott w/ Kaminanda + Templo          8 p.m.          $20-40


Arvada Center*- Rhiannon Giddens w/ The Haunted Windchimes                 7:30 p.m.

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Friday 10 p.m. Social’ w/ Adam Bodine Trio¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 10:30 p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† $5

Herman’s Hideaway- The Railbenders w/ Brent Loveday & The Dirty Dollars + Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 7:30 p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† $14

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- My Morning Jacket w/ Sylvan Esso           8 p.m.

Walnut Room- Eef & The Blues Express w/ Driftin Suns              7p.m.         $5

The 1Up*- Vine Street Vibes w/ Spyn Reset            9 p.m.              $10


Chautauqua Auditorium- Michael McDonald         8 p.m.              $40-75

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

Fox Theatre*- Shakedown Street performs 8/13/75 ‘One From The Vault’¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 9 p.m.

Planet Bluegrass* (Lyons)- ‘Folks Fest’¬† feat. Sufjan Stevens, Kasey Chambers, Shane Koyczan & The Short Story Long, Peter Yarrow, Mary Gauthier, Taarka¬†, +¬†‘Songwriter Showcase’¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†10:30 a.m.- 10:30 p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†$60


Aggie Theatre*- Punch Drunk Munky Funk + Dechen Hawk’s Jus Sayin w/ The Beatserver

Avogadro’s Number*- Shakedown Street¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 9 p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† $10

Downtown Fort Collins*- ‘Bohemian Nights @ New West Fest’ 8/15 feat. Steve Miller Band, Michal Menert Trio, Musketeer Gripweed, Firefall, Brent Cowles (You Me & Apollo), The Burroughs, Good Gravy!, Whippoorwill, Mama Lenny & The Remedy, Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene, Darryl Purpose, Calder’s Revolvers, Megan Burtt & The Cure For Love, Brian Johanson, Gasoline Lollipops, Post Paradise, Grant Farm, Eryn Desomer, Wiredogs, Sean Curtis Band, Land Lines, Jennifer Lane, Branded Bandits, Shatterproof, The Taylor Scott Band, Solomon Cook, Eldren, WriteMinded, Bevin Luna, Monocle Band, The Gremlins, Elise Wunder + Poudre River Irregulars¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 11 a.m.-10 p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† FREE!!!!

Hodi’s Half Note- Stella Luce w/ iZCALLi¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† $5-10


Bluebird Theatre*- Langhorne Slim & The Law w/ Mile High Express             9 p.m.            $15.75

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- Orgone w/ Atomga¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† $15-20

Cervantes’ Otherside*- Todd Nance & Friends feat. Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All Stars), Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi All Stars), Jerry Joseph (Stockholm Syndrome), Danny (Bloodkin), Eric (Bloodkin), Tori Pater (Dyrty Byrds), Eric Martinez (Dyrty Byrds) & Spanky McCluer (Dyrty Byrds)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† $20-25

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

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Brandi Carlile w Gregory Alan Isakov
7 p.m.                  SOLD OUT!!!!


Chautauqua Auditorium*- Robert Cray Band                 8 p.m.              $35-50

Planet Bluegrass* (Lyons)- ‘Folks Fest’¬† feat. Jason Isbell, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin, Martin Sexton, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, The Pine Hill Project feat. Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell, Session Americana + Connor Garvey¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†11 a.m.- 10:30 p.m.¬† $60


Downtown Fort Collins*- ‘Bohemian Nights @ New West Fest’ feat.¬†Rodrigo¬†y Gabriela¬†(Headliner), Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, Dubskin, Trout Steak Revival, In The Whale, Cary Morin, Wendy Woo Band, Liz Barnez, Allegaeon, Pandas & People, Ian Cooke Band, Jeff Finlin, Lola Black, Atomga, The Reminders, Rebecca Folsom, Chemistry Club, La Nueva Lealtad, Brad Goode, Born To Wander, The Dendrites, Grace Kuch & Emma Marie + Paa Kow Band
11 a.m.- 7 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

Swing Station¬†(LaPorte)- Lorna’s Swingset¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 4-6 p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† FREE!!!!


Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre*- Foo Fighters w/ Royal Blood                7 p.m.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Alabama Shakes w/ Drive-By Truckers
7:30 p.m.                  SOLD OUT!!!!


Planet Bluegrass* (Lyons)- ‘Folks Fest’ feat. Gillian Welch, Richard Thompson, The Wood Brothers, The Waifs, The Family Crest, Heather Maloney + Gospel Set (honoring 25 years of folk)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†10:45 a.m.- 10 p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†$60

Tasty Weasel* (Longmont)- Danny Shafer           4:30-6:30 p.m.


8/15 THE WINTER PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hideaway Park 12-6 p.m.            FREE!!!!

  • 8/15 feat. 38 Special, Lou Gramm + Rick Lewis Project

These are the shows and festivals coming to the area, next week. Though, next week is not as full of great shows as some of the last few, there are still some terrific music to hear with shows from the Foo Fighters, Diana Krall, Rhiannon Giddens, Robert Cray Band and more. Besides, these shows,¬†the Folk’s Fest¬†in Lyons and¬†Bohemian Nights at the New¬†West Fest in¬†Fort Collins will host acts like Steve Miller Band,¬†Richard Thompson, Jason Isbell, Rodrigo y Gabriella and many more. As usual, we have marked the shows we recommend with an * after the venue’s name. For more extensive lists of what is coming over the next few months, check-out the Coming Attractions and Festival Time pages. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!



The new releases for next Friday, 7/17 include albums from across the musical spectrum with brand new material from Jason Isbell, Galactic, The Chemical Brothers, Tame Impala and Iron & Wine feat. Ben Bridwell.¬†Next week’s list of new releases may not be the longest but it is definitely thick with talent.

  • Camera Shy- “Camera Shy”
  • Flo Morrissey- “Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful”
  • Galactic- “Into The Deep”
  • Hellbastard- “Feral”
  • Iron & Wine & Ben Bridwell- “Sing Into My Mouth”
  • Jason Isbell- “Something More Than Free”
  • Moka Only- “Magickal Weirdness”¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† (released 7/14)
  • Ratatat- Magnifique”
  • Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters- “Father’s Day”
  • Samantha Crain- “Under Branch, & Thorn, & Tree”
  • Sublime & Rome- “Sirens”
  • Sweet Cobra- “Earth”
  • Tame Impala- “Currents”
  • The Chemical Brothers- “Born In Echoes”
  • The Revivalists- “Men Amongst Mountains”
  • Various Artists- “Reggae Gold 2015”

This is the¬†fairly eclectic list of new releases coming out next Friday, July¬†17. With music from several¬†genres including hip-hop, electronic, singer/songwriter, punk, metal, reggae and blues, there should be something to perk¬†most pairs of ears. As usual, I will pick one of these albums to review and will post that review on Wednesday, so check-back then, if not before. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!