105.5 The Colorado Sound: Top Picks You Should Hear – November, 2018

November 18, 2018

Kurt Vile has left behind the ‘galloping tempo’ of his former group War On Drugs. Here, his reverbed, moody voice and banjo (his 1st instrument) take “Come Again” from sounding like it’s of the Mother Maybelle Carter catalog to “Oh, that’s Kurt Vile” territory.

Southern Culture On The Skids release Bootlegger’s Choice featuring 16 new recordings of the most requested songs from their out-of-print major label releases.

Carl Broemel, the classically trained guitar player, holds down the lead-guitar spot in My Morning Jacket and has three solo albums under his belt. He and has just released his fourth, Wished Out.

Loretta Lynn has just released her 41st album: Wouldn’t It Be Great. The album features songs written by Lynn over the years which she has decided to re-work for a more contemporary feel.

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Saved By The Nerve: Gary Dean Smith’s Voice Returns

November 12, 2018

For Gary Dean Smith it’s been a transformative year. The 55-year-old singer-songwriter signed a deal with The Symbols’ vocalist Mer Sal and Grammy winning Jazz musician Jeff Lorber to Manta Ray records – a division of Sony. But one year ago, Smith was bouncing back from a botched surgery that destroyed his vocal chords, leaving him uncertain of his musical future.

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Album Review: Bryce Merritt – CHROMA: III

November 9, 2018

Freshly releasing CHROMA: III (the five-track follow up to 2017’s CHROMA: II) on October 26, Bryce Merritt is at it again with some of his best work yet. Both sexy and sleek, it could be read as disingenuous on the surface, but it shows a musician stepping out of his comfort zone and going for it. At its heart, that’s what all Bryce Merritt’s previous releases have been as well: pulling out all the stops and going for it.

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Album Review: Trash. – January

November 8, 2018

Trash., in a way, has been a long time coming. Kayleigh Gutskey and Michael Olivier have been very active in the Colorado music scene for years, both together and separately. Once upon a time they were Greeley punk heroes Nasty Bunch of Bitches. Love it or hate it, there is a lot to respect – they are independently doing everything themselves. These aren’t your Bitches anymore, this is Trash.

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Album Review: Nelsen – The Wind

November 7, 2018

Fashioning themselves as Americana rock, there’s a streak of folk influences in The Wind, but it’s really a rock album with nothing to prove. Nelsen showed up to BandWagon’s Battle of the Bands with only their raw talent and came close to winning their round. The Wind is the result of that polished, raw talent showcasing each member’s abilities.

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The Greeley Phil’s Got You (And Your Kazoo Too)

November 2, 2018

The next time you attend a Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra concert, you may want to bring your kazoo. Oh, you don’t have one? That’s OK. The Philharmonic’s gotchu.

On November 9, the orchestra will play, among other classics, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, perhaps the most striking and well-known piece in classical music (yes, you’ve definitely heard it). To celebrate the performance of this masterpiece, the Philharmonic wants the audience to play along using, yes, a kazoo.

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Album Review: Soul Brothers – God’s Sons

October 25, 2018

Greeley Rap trio Soul Brothers show off their talent while furthering their immersion into the culture of Hip-Hop, both on God’s Sons and live in concert, so pay close attention. With inspiring performances that promote crowd participation, their lyrics are relevant and relatable to anyone with even a mild appreciation for rap and hip-hop

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