Happy 2018.  Here are our favorites from last year.  Expect more new music from us this year.


1. Randy Newman – Dark Matter
2. Residente – Residente
3. Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator
4. War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
5. Kevin Morby – City Music
6. (tie) La Vida Boheme – La Lucha / Cafe Tacvba – Jei Beibi / Bomba Estereo – Ayo
7. the darker the shadow the brighter the light (Mike Skinner of the Streets)
8. Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness
9. (tie) White Reaper – The World’s Best American Band / St. Pe – Fixed Focus
10. (tie) Chad Van Galeen – Light Information / Wolf Parade – Cry Cry Cry

Wheelchair Sex Camp at the 3rd Annual Honky Tonk Hodgepodge, Cold Beer, NM
Randy Newman at the Botanical Gardens, Denver, CO
The Outfit’s final show at Three Kings – UMS, Denver, CO
RVIVR at 7th Circle, Denver, CO
Panaderia covering Jeanette at Sheroz, Denver, CO
Diego Florez and Anthony Ruptek at the Composer’s Collective by David Thomas Bailey at Swallow Hill, Denver, CO
(tie) Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires / Against Me! at FEST, Gainesville, FL
Tarantula at Pato de Perro, Juarez, CH, MX
Lost Walks at Hi Dive, Denver, CO
Colfax Speed Queen, the Manatee, Tyler, TX


1. Deer Tick; Deer Tick Vol 1
2. The Menzingers; After the Party
3. Elder; Reflections of a Floating World
4. The War on Drugs; A Deeper Understanding
5. Hurray for the Riff Raff; The Navigator
6. Hiss Golden Messenger; Hallelujah Anyhow
7. Deer Tick; Deer Tick Vol 2
8. Wolf Parade; Cry, Cry, Cry
9. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard; Murder of the Universe
10. Mister Heavenly; Boxing the Moonlight


1. Direct Hit!/Pears split LP
2. Slowdive “S/T”
3. Dead Bars ” Dream Gig” LP
4. The River Why – David James Duncan – fiction novel
5. God Laughs and Plays – David James Duncan – essays
6. War on Drugs “Deeper Understanding” LP
7. Menzingers “After the Party” LP
8. Western Settings “Old Pain” 10″
9. Iron Chic “You can’t stay here” LP
10. Black in Bluhm “Farm to Turntable” LP compilation
11. Pastorlia – George Saunders – fictional essays
12. Modern Lovers – Emma Straub – silly fictional novel
13. The man who was Thursday – G.K. Chesterton – fictional novel
14. Mutual Benefit “Skip a Sinking Stone” LP
15. Kelly and Lehi’s wedding soundtrack
99. Honky Tonk Hodgepodge Vol. 3, Cold Beer N.M.


Bash & Pop – Anything Can Happen
The Mezingers – After the Party
Tyler Childers – Purgatory
Could Nothings – Life Without Sound
King Woman – Created in the Image of Suffering
The National – Sleep Well Beast
Anthony Ruptak – Don’t Let It Kill You
Mastodon – Emperor if Sand
Jason Isbell – Nashville Sound
The Yawpers – Boy in a Well

Top Songs:
Hurray for the RIff Raff – “Hungry Ghost”
Ha Ha Tonka – “All With You”
Minus the Bear – “Last Kiss”
White Reaper – “Judy French”
Jason Isbell – “If We Were Vampires”
Tyler Childers – “Universal Sound”
David Ramirez – “From a Distance”
Deer Tick – “Sea of Clouds”
Strange Americans – “Riverside”
Bad Year – “Dusted Heart”

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