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Arctic Monkeys Top 50 Tunes Ranked

By David Goe
Thursday, December 12, 2013

In preparation of tomorrow's article about the Arctic Monkeys improbably rise to superstardom I've created the ultimate playlist. Many people are just discovering the band thanks to their excellent album "AM." Here to get you caught up on all things Arctic Monkeys (they've been quite busy over the last 7 years) is their top 50 tunes, ranked. 

One to 50, the following songs were ranked by me with help from fellow fanatics Alex Maenchen and Michael Goe. Each song was ranked according to lyric content, catchiness, musicality, and its importance to the band's growth. The list is fairly comprehensive but does not contain two keys songs, the bands cover of The Beatles "Come Together" and their cover of Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home." Those songs were omitted simply because they were not available on Spotify.  

Discuss. 
 

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Best Local Shows of the Year 2013 - Cash Kiser

By David Goe
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I've asked several people deeply involved in the local music scene to recap their favorite local shows of the year. The third entry in this series comes from Cash Kiser, Events and Outreach Coordinator at KAFM Community Radio. As always, I want to hear from you. Send your top five favorite local shows of the year to david.w.goe@gmail.com and I'll incorporate it into the final entry later this month. 

1. Zombie Prom featuring Chamber Bot, DJ Strangefellow, Dusty Thunders, Dee Jay Es Jay - 10/25/13

2. Jim Breuer - 10/27/13

3. La Armada - 5/2/13

4. Bad Weather California - 6/14/13

 5. Deerpeople and Dreamboat - 6/24/13

Bonus selection!

6. We Speak Imaginese - 11/15/13

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Best Local Shows of the Year 2013 - Eric Psikotyk Smith

By David Goe
Saturday, December 7, 2013

I've asked several people deeply involved in the local music scene to recap their favorite local shows of the year. The second entry in this series comes from Eric Psikotyk Smith, booking manager at the Mesa Theater and Club. As always, I want to hear from you. Send your top five favorite local shows of the year to david.w.goe@gmail.com and I'll incorporate it into the final entry later this month. 

1. Rock Jam - 8/23/13, 8/24/13 
Rock Jam was actually a good lineup this year. Not really into the corporate quagmire that is "The Jams", but the music spoke for itself.

2. Sage Francis - 4/19/13
Not saying this because I was involved, but because it was the first time in a long while an indie hip-hop artist of that level of acclaim stopped here, and it opened the doors to so many others.

3. Asking Alexandria - 11/19/13 
Sold out show before the doors opened. That never happens here, it seems. Truly enjoyed seeing that big of a show, with no problems or issues to speak of the whole time.

4. Jared Paul - 2/19/13
Paul played at Seeds of Revolution and there was almost no one there. It was such a small and intimate setting, but the spoken word phenom came out after a huge personal loss and he poured his guts out for those that were there.

5. The Freaker's Balls / Colorado West Pride Shows
For the first time that I can recall, people came out to events that even a couple of years ago were taboo, or might get them "labeled". And everyone had fun. From alternative lifestyle to being comfortable as a homosexual in our community, I think this year truly stood up and let everyone know that we aren't just a redneck town anymore.

These weren't in any particular order, mind you. And I realize that last one is kind of cheating. But there's my two cents.

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Ultrasound Playlist - The Best of 2013

By David Goe
Saturday, December 7, 2013

For my final radio show of the year I brought in perhaps the only person in town who listens to more new music than I do, Trevor Adams. Together we created the ultimate, best music of 2013 playlist and provided our own commentary for each selection. If you missed the show last night, don't worry. We've recreated the entire playlist (minus Atoms For Peace "Before Your Very Eyes" and American Culture's "Princess Music") in one Spotify playlist.

You'll notice quite quickly that our selections cover all genres of music but feature many young and up-and-coming British groups, primarily Disclosure, Savages, Chrvches, and AlunaGeorge. Traditional music powers are also well represented in our list. Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke (Atoms for Peace), and most notably Paul McCartney all made the cut. It's truely amazing to think that McCartney, someone who has been the face of pop music since the 1960s, is still making music that as relavent and enjoyable as ever.   

Check out the playlist below and feel free to weigh in with your own favorite songs and albums of 2013.  

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Best Local Shows of the Year 2013 - Ken Kreie

By David Goe
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

I've asked several people deeply involved in the local music scene to recap their favorite local shows of the year. Here is the first in a series from Ken Kreie from the Cavalcade in Fruita. As always, I want to hear from you. Send your top five favorite local shows of the year to david.w.goe@gmail.com and I'll incorporate it into the final entry later this month. 


1) Caravan of Thieves - 4/2/13
These guys are Gypsy Jazz and full full full of energy and one of the most honed sounds we have had.

2) Hollow Wood - 7/19/13
All very young creative kids out of Idaho. We already had a Youth open mic planned and these kids came in and did a long set and I was blown away at how tight and interesting these kids were. There was like 10 kids in the band and only one could drink.

3) Loves It! - 7/3/13
This Duo from Virginia/Texas is so creative and fun. One of my current favorites. We have had them twice now and they played at Coyote Casa also. I heard good reviews from that show.

4) Victor and Penny - 11/2/13 
This duo out of KC plays antique pop. She is a gorgeous tall red head and he is a short snappy dresser. She plays Uke and he sings into an old tin can microphone and just create a real unique show.

5) Brainstorm / Social Studies / Radiation City - 3/20/13
This is one of my favorites from this year because we got the hip young crowd from GJ out. And some really good bands.

6) Mike Clark - 2/4/13 
I am adding on my 6th favorite because he is so damned good. This guy came solo from his usual outfit the Haunted Windchimes. Multi talented, soulful. A real treasure. It was a Tuesday show that like 10 people came to. But man he blew us away.

There were a couple of really good bands at Hot Tomato this summer too, Hey Mersailles and Phox in particular. 

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