Coors Original New Sound Throw Down
Coors has been holding their sponsorship contest every Thursday for the month of June at the Blue Mule in Denver, giving local bands a chance to win XXXX. The bands that have been competing so far include Fifth of Meg, Plastic Parachute, More than Medium, Railbenders, ION, Deep Pocket 3, Filthy Children, and King Rat. This Thursday, Mercury Project, Trailer Park Playboys, Blister 66, and On Second Thought hit the stage. Next Thursday, June 24 it will be
Rubber Planet, 12 Cents for Marvin, Jett Black, and Chronophonic who will rap up the competition.
The winner gets a 3-song demo paid for and recorded, 2400 CDs pressed, a logo designed, a banner made along with other promotional materials and a portion of the CDs distributed at the Coors mountain Jam. The contest gets going at 9pm, and is free.
The Blue Mule (1624 Market St.)
Former KILO DJ Leaves Station to launch Native Noise
Around one year ago, Kaffeine Buzz interviewed Ryan Daniels, a DJ at Colorado Springs radio station 94.3 KILO, about his efforts to launch Locals Rule, a show dedicated to playing only local music. After working for two years to get this show solidified to his satisfaction within the station’s schedule, Daniels has decided to create a program and contract for airtime with other radio stations.
Daniels new project is Native Noise, and Daniels has high hopes for fulfilling the gap in radio support for local music. The web site, NativeNoise.net, is currently being built, and the five Colorado Markets on his dartboard include Colorado Springs, Denver, Trinidad, Pueblo and Denver.
“Locals Rule on KILO will most likely cease to exist, as I am the only one that maintains it, and goes out to local shows. As they put it, ‘We don’t have time to fuck with it,'” says Daniels. Since he plans to pitch Native Noise to KILO, he asks his listeners to refrain from sending hate mail, and instead, rally to get Native Noise on the air. He also asks for fans of local rock music to email Mother, another radio station in Colorado Springs. Daniels will be looking for four bands to interview, along with sponsors and advertisers, and people interested in joining his street team. You can contact Ryan Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Other news…DeVotchKa was out in New York this week, and broadcasted on WFMU public radio. Nick and Tom were joined on piano by Erik Deutsch for a half hour acoustic set recorded exclusively for the famed New York station. The group gets back in time to perform at Sunday’s Go Skateboarding Day at the Denver Skatepark…Switchpin will be on the road for the month of July. They recently lost their guitar player Tano and will be searching for someone to fill his shoes and an additional one as well. In the meantime, their former bass player will fill the vacant spot temporarily. Anyone interested in the positions can email John Novak at email@example.com.
Buzz Band Stories this week:
— CoLA Business of Art Conference
— 8th Edition of the Red Bull Music Academy
— Maybelline and Jane Could Glam You Up
— KRFC Seeks Local Music
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