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Throwback Thursday - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

July 31, 2014
This week last year, we added the third release from major Indie group, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, released on Rough Trade Records.



Music Director, Alicia, had this to say on the self titled release:

Alex Ebert and his merry band create the album they've been trying to since 2007's "Up From Below," this ENTIRE collection is full, beautiful, and addictive. It wouldn't be out of place in the mid- to late-sixties, but is still very current. I can't stop listening!!

The album made its way up the charts for months, and continues being played this year. ESATMZ will be playing in Denver on August 16th, and you can hear them Quick read more or view full article on KAFM, 88.1!

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Sharon Van Etten - "Every Time the Sun Comes Up"

July 29, 2014
Miss Sharon Van Etten's appearance on Letterman? We've got you covered. Here's the KAFM chart-topper's performance of the single, "Every Time the Sun Comes Up" from the album Are We There, out on Jagjaguwar:



 Keep it tuned to KAFM for more Sharon Van Etten and more great new music!
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Charts for July 12-18

July 18, 2014
Some changes coming here in mid-July:

Jazz: Elias Haslanger grabs the top spot again, with a lot of recognizable names right behind!



1. Elias Haslanger - Live at the Gallery (Cellar Live)
2. Roosevelt Dime - Full Head of Steam (Self)
3. Triology - Triology (Cellar Live)
4. Mike Ferro - Django By Ferro (Denwa Jazz)
5. Meshell Ndegeocello - Comet, Come to Me (Naive)
6. Cory Weeds - As of Now (Cellar Live)
7. Lisa Hilton - Kaleidoscope (Ruby Slippers)
8. Catherine Russell - Bring It Back (Jazz Village)
9. Jim Holman Trio - Blue Skies (Delmark)
10. Motet - The Motet (Motet)

World - Rodrigo Y Quick read more or view full article Gabriela keep the top spot away from Ziggy Marley once again this week!



1. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (ATO)
2. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
3. Palo! - Live (Rolling Pin)
4. The Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr. Electro (Hope Street)
5. Thievery Corporation - Saudade (ESL)
6. La Misa Negra - Misa de Medianoche (Namm)
7. Karol Conka - Batuk Freak (Mr. Bongo)
8. Pacifika - Amore Planeta (Six Degrees)
9. Hawaiian Style Band - Hanau Hou (Mountain Apple)
10. Techung - Tibet-Lam la Che (On the Road) (ARC)

College - A new number one, with some new names in the top 10!



1. Little Hurricane - Gold Fever (Death Valley Records)
2. Liam Bailey - Definitely Now (Flying Buddha)
3. Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (ATO)
4. Passenger - Whispers (Black Crow Records)
5. Black Keys - Turn Blue (Nonesuch)
6. Conor Oberst - Upside Down Records (Nonesuch)
7. Wye Oak - Shriek (Merge)
8. Sea Wolf - Spell Songs, No. 1: A Collection of Songs (Self)
9. Lykki Li - I Never Learn (Atlantic)
10. Jack White - Lazzerato (Third Man)

Roots - Too Slim and the Taildraggers and The Mannish Boys staying strong on this chart, but we have a new number one!



1. David Wilcox - Blaze (What Are Records)
2. Too Slim and the Taildraggers - Anthology (Blind Raccoon
3. The Mannish Boys - Wrapped Up and Ready (Delta Groove)
4. Janiva Magness - Original (Fathead)
5. Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters - Good News (Story Plain)
6. Willie Nelson - Band of Brothers (Legacy Records)
7. Forrest McDonald Band - Turnaround Blues (World Talent Records)
8. Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin' - Decisions (Silver Talons Records)
9. Stu Larsen - Vagabond (Nettwerk)
10. Nighthawks - 444 (Eller Soul)

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Throwback Thursday - Chico Trujillo

July 17, 2014
This week last year, we added Chico Trujillo's album, Gran Pecador!



The H-Man had this to say about the album:

Lollapalooza darlings, this Chilean band performs infectious and rhythmic Latin "Cumbia" dance and party beats. Lead singer Aldo Asenjo seems to want you to clap along and some tracks are backed by good horns, piano and accordin. Brush up on your Spanish.

Needless to say, this album was up and down the charts, and was played on several types of shows. For more new World music, keep it tuned to KAFM 88.1!

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New Adds - July 14

July 14, 2014
Freshly added!

John Hiatt - Terms of My Surreneder (New West) Americana



Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens - Cold World (Daptone Records) Gospel



Dirty Lungs - Dirty Lungs (Communicating Vessels) Rock Alternative


 
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Charts for July 4-11

July 11, 2014
Charts are back! With all new names...

Jazz - New number one here, with a new line up!



1. Triology - Triology (Cellar Live)
2. Mike Ferro - Django By Ferro (Denwa Jazz)
3. Catherine Russell - Bring It Back (Jazz Village)
4. Meshell Ndegeocello - Comet, Come to Me (Naive)
5. Elias Haslanger - Live at the Gallery (Cherrywood Records)
6. Cory Weeds - As of Now (Cellar Live)
7. Lisa Hilton - Kaleidoscope (Ruby Slippers)
8. Roosevelt Dime - Full Head of Steam (Self)
9. Jim Holman Trio - Blue Skies (Delmark)
10. Motet - The Motet (Motet)

World - A lot of similar names, but Quick read more or view full article a new line up in the top ten!



1. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (ATO)
2. PALO! - Live (Rolling Pin)
3. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
4. The Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr. Electro (Hope Street)
5. Thievery Corporation - Saudade (ESL)
6. La Misa Negra - Misa de Medianoche (Namm)
7. Karol Conka - Batuk Freak (Mr. Bongo)
8. Pacifika - Amore Planeta (Six Degrees)
9. Hawaiian Style Band - Hanau Hou (Mountain Apple)
10. Techung - Tibet-Lam la Che (On the Road) (ARC)

College - New number one, and a lot of new names this week!



1. Liam Bailey - Liam Bailey (Flying Buddha)
2. First Aid Kit - Stay Gold (Columbia)
3. Spanish Gold - South of Nowhere (BMG)
4. Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour (Capitol)
5. Dream Logic - My Black Arts (Chaos Music)
6. Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer - A Real Fine Mess (Self)
7. Coldplay - Ghost Story (Parlophone)
8. Little Hurricane - Cold Fever (Death Valley Records)
9. Jack White - Lazzerato (Third Man)
10. Phantogram - Voices (Universal/Republic)

Roots - A new line up for Roots this week, new names, and new number one!



1. Joe Louis Walker - The Best of the Stony Plain Years (Stony Plain)
2. Willie Nelson - Band of Brothers (Legacy Records)
3. Grand Farm - Plowin' Time (Grant Central Records)
4. Back Porch Blues Band - One More Before You Go (Floyd Dog Music)
5. Keb 'Mo - BLUESAmericana (Kind of Blue)
6. Nighthawks - 444 (Eller Soul)
7. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Goin' Home (Concord)
8. Lisa Mann - Move On (Lisa Mann Music)
9. Infamous Stringdusters - Let It Go (High Country Records)
10. Deanna Bogart - Just a Wish Away (Blind Pig)

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Throwback Thursday - Gregory Alan Isakov

July 3, 2014
This week last year, we added Colorado resident, Gregory Alan Isakov's album, The Weatherman.



Isakov was continually in the Top Five here at KAFM, for upwards of three months. Here's what the Music Bureau had to say about The Weatherman:

This is the third album for the South African singer/songwriter who calls Boulder, CO home. The Weatherman is a musical treat with lovely lyrics, piano and strings. The album was recorded in Nederland, CO on analogue gear and has a raw, right there in the music feel. Influences heard in his songs including Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, and Leonard Cohen. Yes and he's only in his mid 30s!

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Lana Del Rey - "West Coast"

July 1, 2014
Lana Del Rey's newest album is spinning on KAFM! The video for "West Coast" is a great visual to how the album sounds, too...



Keep listening to KAFM for more Lana Del Rey and new music!  
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