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Record Store Day - Triple Play’s Top Picks

By David Goe
Friday, April 18, 2014

Record Store Day is less than 24 hours away so it's time to start thinking about which special releases you are going to purchase tomorrow. I caught up with Rock and Matt Cesario at Triple Play Records to see what special releases were coming in and more importantly, what releases they were most excited about. Both Rock and Matt gave me their top 10 Record Store Day picks and threw in a couple bonus selections. As you can see there are lots of great premiums to choose from. Check it out, and more importantly check our Record Store Day tomorrow. 

Rock's Top 10 Picks

  1. The Allman Brothers - “Selections from: Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992”
  2. Dave Alvin – “Songs From Common Ground”
  3. The Animals - “The Animals EP”
  4. Sam Cooke – “Ain't That Good News”
  5. Creedence Clearwater Revival – “The 1969 Singles”
  6. The Doors – “Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine”
  7. The Everly Brothers – “Roots and Songs Our Daddy Taught Us”
  8. The Grateful Dead – “Live at Hampton Coliseum”
  9. Otis Redding – “Pain In My Heart”
  10. Steve Earle Townes – “The Basics”

Matt's Top 10 Picks

  1. Atmosphere – “The Lake Nokomis Maxi Single”
  2. The Civil Wars – “Live at Eddie's Attic”
  3. The Flaming Lips – “7 Skies H3”
  4. Lake Street Dive – “What Im Doing Here/Wedding Band”
  5. The Notorious B.I.G. – “Life After Death”
  6. Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes – “Live At The Greek”
  7. The Ramones – “Meltdown With The Ramones”
  8. Tame Impala – “Live Versions”
  10. Pixies – “Indie Cindy”

Bonus Picks 

  1. Henry Mancini – “Soundtrack to Pink Panther”
  2. Various Artists – “Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: The Wizard of Oz”
  3. Various Artists – “Sun Records Curated by Record Store Day (Volume 1)”
  4. Various Artists – “The Folk Box 50th Anniversary”
  5. RPM Turntable Football - A Two Player Game Played at 33 1/3 RPM
  6. Jorma Kaukonen – “Quah”
  7. The Zombies – “Odyssey and Oracle”
  8. Jerry Garcia – “Garcia”
  9. Bruce Springsteen – “American Beauty” 12”

Coachella Music Festival Live Stream

By David Goe
Friday, April 11, 2014

Festival season kicks off today with Coachella. Since you can't be there in person remember to check out the live stream on YouTube

Today's action starts at 3:30 p.m. and runs well past midnight and through the weekend. The live stream features most of the headliners including Outkast, Arcade Fire, Empire of the Sun, Skrillex, Beck, and Disclosure. 


First Listen: JurusDiction

By David Goe
Friday, April 11, 2014

Every second Saturday Chamber Bot has been holding down a spot at Sabrosa with some of their favorite DJs and friends. This Saturday is no different as they invite their buddy from the ABQ, JurusDiction up for the party.  

Ahead of tomorrow's show check out some very dancy tunes from DJ/producer JurusDiction. This playlist includes his own remixes and some extended mixes. Check it out.  


Weekend’s Best Bets

By David Goe
Friday, April 11, 2014




Perfect Trifecta: Subs, Suds, and Music at Barons

By David Goe
Friday, April 4, 2014

There is an episode of “Seinfeld” in which George Costanza goes for the trifecta: a combination of his three favorite things — television, food and sex — in one civilization destroying conquest.

In typical fashion, everything comes crashing down around him, and in one classic scene with Jerry, George explains the situation, “I got greedy. Flew to close to the sun on wings of pastrami.”

I’ve been thinking about that episode a lot lately as I also have a deep fondness for salted, cured meats, and like George, have worked that love into my own trifecta.

Yes, I too have turned into a pleasure-seeking Caligula of sorts, but unlike George, I promise to never to combine my loves into one disgusting uncontrollable urge.

That being said, it may be difficult to keep that promise as the sandwiches at Barons are pretty damn delicious.

My trifecta is good food, craft beer and live music and Barons is the temptress waving all three in front of my face.

While many bars have late night food, beer and live music, a deep fried plate of cholesterol is not half as delicious as say, the Italian Combo.

At Barons’ grand opening a couple months back, I remember snacking on the Italian, a made-to-order sub with salami, ham, fresh mozzarella, provolone, artichoke hearts, banana peppers, roasted red peppers, fresh basil, tomato and organic baby greens, all soaked in a balsamic reduction sauce.

Sitting back with my sandwich, a cold Dirty Hippie and watching Tight Thump’s local debut was when my version of the trifecta was born. Since then, it’s been nothing but a free love buffet for this columnist.

Last Friday, I found myself at Barons once again sipping on a Kannah Creek beer enjoying We Speak Imaginese’s set.

Such a great quartet, We Speak Imaginese is the heir to the Americana throne recently vacated by Lowlands, who called it quits last month. Featuring mandolin, double bass, piano and acoustic guitar, the band sounds great playing folkgrass grooves about everything from budding romances to fly-fishing.

Pianist Talya Dewey and guitarist David Jergensen do most of the singing and sound great harmonizing together and individually. Dewey in particular can hit some notes that make you shake your head and say, “wow.”

What really struck me about Barons that night was how much of a turnaround that space has made. Before, when it was one of the previous pool hall incarnates, the space never felt safe. It had a nasty reputation and kept many people away.

Now, with new owners, a fresh cleaning and mouth-watering food, Barons feels like a safe place to hang out.

In fact, I’ll be at Barons again on Friday, April 11, to indulge myself on a sub, a beer and to the music of The Knew.

Fresh off playing the Snowball Music Festival in Denver, The Knew finally brings its classic rock attitude and groove-heavy baselines back to Grand Junction.

It has been well over a year since the band last played here and it has been sorely missed. The Knew are another one of those Denver bands on the cusp of making it big. It has played a bunch of music festivals, been featured in multiple press outlets, and even had a song featured on an episode of “Breaking Bad.”

The obvious comparison is to call The Knew a poor man’s Kings of Leon, but that doesn’t really do it justice. Yeah, I guess it is a quartet rock band but The Knew also are “front row boys” who clearly love the music, the lifestyle and the fans who comes along with it. Their energy is contagious, and their show is going to be a blast.

Just thinking about The Knew, plus a “SuperDave” and an Oskar Blues is getting me all flush with excitement. 

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