The Colorado Sound’s My5 – May 2019

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Ron: Weekdays 6am – 10am

Record Store DayIn its 12th year, the “vinyl movement” continues to grow, as does the amount of RSD-only songs in stores. I hope you visited your fave store last month!

Lizzo: “Juice”I loved the ‘throwback’ of this song the first  time I heard it, but every play since then has only made me want to turn it up even louder!

Marvin Gaye postage stampsI can’t think of another artist that was like Marvin. He’s certainly worth immortalizing in this way. Buying a sheet of these makes a post office trip totally worth it!

FoCoMXLast year it was 20+ venues/200+ acts. Last month, 30+ venues/300+ acts!  What a great way to showcase what NoCo music is all about.

Mission BallroomWith a wiz-bang lineup for August and September (The National, Brandi Carlile, Gregory Alan Isakov, Tallest Man On Earth), I can’t wait to see who else will play this brand-new 3,000-4,000 venue in Denver’s RiNo district. (note: Benji and I didn’t discuss our choice in advance!)

Margot: Weekdays 10am – 3pm

Remastered: The Miami Showband MassacreThe whole Remastered series on Netflix is indispensable but this account of politics, music and the 40-year tragedy that follows is heart-rending.

Slicing Up EyeballsTaking its name from a line in a Pixies song, this website is one-stop nostalgia for those who loved the college rock scene of the 1980’s. It’s an amazing resource. (

The Return of A.A. Bondy It’s been 8 long years since A.A. Bondy’s last album and on 5/10/19, the long wait will be over! ENDERNESS was finished the day before a wildfire burned his house down. He recorded and played everything himself. Don’t miss his show at Globe Hall on 7/31.

Thursday Night Live, Old Town Square, Fort CollinsThursday Night Live is a series of free summer concerts each Thursday starting May 30 and running until August 1. The 2019 lineup includes The Burroughs, The Patti Fiasco, Gasoline Lollipops, Manabi Salsa Band, and lots more.

National Recording RegistryEach year, the Library of Congress chooses 25 recordings that are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important. Among the recordings chosen this year are The Schoolhouse Rock Box Set and “Superfly” from Curtis Mayfield.

Stacy: Weekdays 3pm – 7pm

Aretha FranklinThe Queen of Soul was awarded the Pulitzer Prize’s Special Citation for “her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades.” Amen to that and in honor of it, put on 1967’s “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You” immediately.

BeckYou can hear the Pharrell touch on the new Beck song “Saw Lightning.” I can’t wait for the full album Hyperspace!

Dead Like MeEven though it came out in 2003, it’s new to me! The Showtime series features Mandy Patinkin and a group of grim reapers working in Seattle. Jasmine Guy is especially good in this not so death-defying series.

Flaming Lips For Record Store Day, The Flaming Lips unveiled their new album, King’s Mouth. Their 15th album features 12 tracks and narration from The Clash’s Mick Jones. Only 4,000 vinyl copies were made but look for wide release later in the spring.

Generation WarThis 3-part German miniseries is worth the binge. Covering a period of about four years, from the summer of 1941 until just after German capitulation in 1945, Generation War, narrated by a young German officer, is a look at wartime through the lens of five German friends.

Beni: Weekdays 7pm – 10pm

Mavis Staples, “Change” A great song from her upcoming album produced by Ben Harper who also joins her on guitar throughout the record.

The DirtThe Motley Crue biopic is as cheesy as you might expect, which is exactly why it’s worth watching.

No Depression MagazineThe spring issue deals with the theme of writing and what it takes to be a songwriter. Great insight on the creative process from some amazing musicians. (

Disgraceland PodcastAre the juicy details of the Rock N’ Roll lifestyle your guilty pleasure? This is a podcast for everything from Zeppelin’s infamous debauchery to Jerry Lee Lewis and his teenage bride.

The Mission BallroomEven though it doesn’t open until August, The Mission Ballroom has all the makings of something special, particularly with acts like The Lumineers and The National already announcing shows there.