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compiled by Music Director Kelley Dole

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New Music October 9th 2018
RIYL: Recommended If You Like
*indicates MD pick

 
Rock
 
Jerry Paper Like A Baby – A descendent from artists whose tale on Pop and Rock is idiosyncratic, witty, and tongue-in-cheek.  Songs recall Steely Dan Jazz/Soft Rock style and intelligence of Sparks and YMO. 
RIYL: Steely Dan, Ariel Pink, & Mac DeMarco.
 
Molly Burch First Flower – Her debut album has earned praise from critics for her smoky, effortless vocals and bleeding heart lyrics.
 
Villagers The Art of Pretending to Swim – The latest from two time Mercury Prize nominated song writer and Dublin native.   Villagers music was recently featured in the HBO drama “Big Little Lies”.
 
 
*Miss Velvet and The Blue Wolf Bad Get Some - Edgy Alternative Rock/Blues.  Track #5 is a cover of “I Can’t Stand The Rain”.  RIYL; Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Commitments, and Melissa Etheridge.
 
*Bob Moses Battle Lines - Vancouver based Alt Indie Rock with a dash of dance floor ambience.  This duo came up from the Brooklyn artist underground in 2012 and won a Grammy for their 2015 album Days Gone By.  Bob Moses appeared on Ellen September 21st, 2018.  Great rhythms and composition that flow, change and make you move.  RIYL; Boy & Bear, Tor Miller, and Johnny Mar.
 
The Black Lillies Stranger To Me – Indie spirit, strong song writing and vocal harmonies that recall The Eagles, Steely Dan-esque lyrics with crunchy, southern rock guitar.
 
Dirty Projectors Lamp Lit Prose – “Sunny and sometimes giddy.  These new Dirty Projectors songs are fixated on pleasure and the loosening of inhibitions, but underneath the surface are glitchy, unsettling and spasms of guitar dissonance.”  ~NPR MUSIC
 
Cumulus Comfort World – Indie Alt/Rock – Empowering songs, new and eclectic.  RIYL; Alvvays, Courtney Barnett, & Phoebe Bridges.
 
Spesh Famous World – Starting out as a Seattle Punk band, Spesh decided the most punk thing they could do was leave punk.  Hence this album was created.  RIYL; Psychedelic Furs, and Wild Nothing. 
FCC Warning; #6 explicit language.
 
Carl Broemel Wished Out – Former guitar player for My Morning Jacket, Carl is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and singer.  His third solo album, a diverse track list of rock-n-roll grit with left field-pop punch is Carl’s shining example of his talents.  Alt/Indie Rock.  FCC Warning; #5 explicit language.
 
 
 
Bluegrass
 
*The Earls of Leicester Live At The CMA Theatre in the Country Music Hall of Fame – They play and sing the way Bluegrass is meant to sound.  They dress the part too.
 
The Misty Mountain String Band Kentucky Bound – Winners of Louisville Bluegrass Band of The Year, this band has evolved their Kentucky roots into infectious melodies, rhythmic and unhurried.
 
 
 
Folk/Americana
 
*Lizanne Knott Anthology – Lizanne’s music has been used in independent films, documentaries, TV movies and non-profit organizations.  She has performed at some of the most prestigious festivals, listening venues and concert halls across the US.  Lizanne has shared the stage with Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborne, Suzanne Vega and many others.  RIYL; Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, & Shawn Colvin. 
 
 
Rich Krueger Now Then – “Krueger’s a major songwriter, complete with wavery high baritone that hurts so much it’ll make ordinary mortals wince.” ~ Frank Gutch-Journal of Roots Music.
 
  
 
Country
 
Mandy Barnett Strange Conversation – Deeply rooted in classic Country, this album blends together vintage pop and modern, progressive song writing.  Cover songs include; Tom Wait’s “Puttin’On The Dog”, Sonny & Cher’s “A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done”, and Neil Sedaka’s “ My World Keeps Slipping Away”.
 
 
 
Jazz
 
Strat Andriotis Night Manager – A mix of contemporary, acoustic, instrumental Jazz that weaves together timeless vintage and Gypsy Jazz melodies.
 
Bobby Broom & The Organi-sation Soul Fingers  - Soulful Jazz compositions that move through you.
 
Orrin Evans and The Captain Black Big Band Presence – Big band classic Jazz sound.
 
Aaron Goldberg At The Edge Of The World – A pianist who has played alongside keyboard icons including Kenny Barron and Brad Mehldau. 
Aaron made a name for himself in NYC and France where this album’s compositions were born.
 

 
World
 
*Gilberto Rodriguez & Los Intocables Sabor Maracuya Desnuda – Navigating the heat of backyard Rumba and modern Chicano Soul. 
 
*Mai Lan Autopilot – A new gift from France, Mai Lan is well known in France for re-recording the most violent French Rap song of all time and transforming it to a Folk Lullaby.  She sang and co-wrote the four best songs on M83’s newest album.  Focus Tracks; #3, #4, #7, #9  FCC Warning: #2, #5, #8, #10, #12 Explicit Language.
 
 
 
R&B /Soul
 
Jose’ James Lean On Me – His voice grabs you instantly as he covers songs like; “Ain’t No Sunshine”,
"Lovely Day”, and “Just The Two Of Us.”


   New Age/Light Pop
        
     Gabi Empty MeShe brings an ethereal and operatic twist to contemporary music that resists genre identity.

 

 
    MUSIC NEWS   


Photo by; Andy Cross, The Denver Post

 

Nathaniel Rateliff teaming up with student activists for concert to prevent gun-violence

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are teaming up with Colorado student activists next weekend for two days of events concluding in a concert to support gun-violence prevention.

“The nonpartisan events will emphasize voter registration and engagement, encouraging Colorado citizens to find peaceful solutions to the issue of gun violence,” according to a post on Facebook by Rateliff’s private foundation, The Marigold Project, which touts itself as supporting community and nonprofit organizations working on economic and social justice issues.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Industry Denver in RiNo, the event called Not One More will feature panels and workshops about gun-violence prevention. The panels will feature student activists, mental health specialists, faith leaders and local politicians speaking about peaceful protest, how to hold elected officials accountable and dispelling myths about violence.

Local and national leaders from Students Demand Action, Moms Demand Action and other advocacy groups will be present.

Workshop registration can be found at do303.com

When local student activists last planned an event in August protesting the NRAlast-minute concerns erupted after the students received an onslaught of violent threats.

The day after the Not One More event, Denver-based band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are scheduled to hold a rally and concert — at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 — at Levitt Pavilion, along with performers Fantastic Negrito, Los Mocochetes and the Denver Children’s Choir.

Rateliff posted about the event on Instagram, saying, “We believe that we can find common ground on this issue and keep our children safe. When we see the youth of the world wanting to make change happen, us as their elders need to respond in the correct way and listen.”

~Posted by Kelley Dole

New Music
August 7, 2018

New KBUT Music, August 6, 2018

RIYL: Recommended If You Like
*indicates MD pick
 
 
 
Bluegrass
  • *Billy Strings & Don Julian Rock of Ages – Earthy and organic, no reverbs or synthesizers used.
  • New Town Old World – This band is transforming and rejuvenating traditional Southern music for the modern age.  Great for Alison Kraus fans.

Blues 
  • Anthony Geraci Why Did You Have To Go? –Original Blues track collaborations with artists like; Sugaray Rayford, Ronnie Earl, Michelle Willson and more.  Great vocals and piano.

Country
  • *Turquoise Trail Soundtrack For A Western – Country with rock and Spanish influences.  Swanky, funky, great female vocals, trumpet, and guitar.  Most tracks are instrumental.
 
 
Folk/Americana
  • *Billy Jeter-Songdog Blues – Billy lives here in Crested Butte half of the year, and comes from Little Rock, Arkansas.  His musical influences include; Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, and Neil Young.  His sound is folk/rock/Americana with socially conscience lyrics. 
  • Tomberlin At Weddings – Velvety vocals and reverb-dense guitars themed with vulnerability.
 
 
Electronic
  • *Benni The Return – Lyrical synthesizer melodies inspired by 70’s genre and science fiction.
  • Ross From Friends Family Portrait – Warm, melodious funk great for dancing. 
 
 
Jazz
  • Karrin Allyson Some Of That Sunshine – Semi-obscure, vibrant, pop jazz with great vocals.
  • *Nabate Isles Eclectic Excursions – His debut album, Nabate has performed with Jazz artists like; Jeffrey Osborne, Dianne Reeves and Christian McBride. 
  • Matt Shevitz Forward Motion – Jazz, Soul, and Funk crossover featuring some of the top musicians from Chicago.
  • James Austin Jr. Songs In The Key Of Wonder – An honorary instrumental tribute Stevie Wonder. 
 
 
Reggae
  • For Peace Band Always Love – Island grooves that tap into influences from The Doobie Brothers, The Police, and Earth Wind & Fire.
 

Rock
  • Ty Segall & White Fence Joy – Jangly guitars that add punk, flair, and energetic percussion with psychedelic garage rock sound.
  • Gregory Ackerman And Friends – New Indie Rock with double tracked vocals and great piano.
  • Circles Around The Sun Let It Wander – Evoking the spirit of The Grateful Dead with a kaleidoscope of cosmic sounds and their own personalities.  Dead Heads will like this one!
  • Justin Johnson Drivin’ It Down – Rock/Blues, true to the album title.  Great moving music to have in the background that makes you move and passes time away. 
  • Shy Boys Bell House Polyvinyl – Indie rockers hailed as The Beach Boys on Robitussin. A jangly blend of Indie-Pop and punk.  Recommended tracks; 7,5,2,1,8.
  • Aimee Lay The Other Side Of You  Elements of Indie Pop meets Dream Pop.  Reminiscent of Hope Sandoval and Mazzy Star.  Inspired by The Kinks, Velvet Underground, Nico, and many others.
 
 
Big Band
  • Dale Head and The Mindwinder Orchestra Swing On The Rocks – Jazzy swing covers of classic rock artists including; Pink Floyd, Ted Nugent, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Alan Parsons and more. 
 

New Age
  • Luluc Sculptor – Simple, captivating songs about the difficulties life can throw us, and what we can do.

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