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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 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 Gabriela keep the top spot away from Ziggy Marley once again this week!

1. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 9 Dead [more...]
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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 a new line up in the top ten!

1. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (ATO)
2. PALO! - [more...]
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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!

Keep it tuned to KAFM for more music from Colorado, and Gregory Alan Isakov!
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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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Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
Oct 31 @ 6:00PM
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Oct 31 @ 8:00PM
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Oct 31 @ 9:30PM
Local Alt. Rock band.  Happy Halloween!  Tons of drink specials and costume contest!
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Nov 01 @ 11:00AM
“Paws and Pies,” a fundraising event for Roice-Hurst Humane Society, will be held at the Hot Tomato Café &…
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