KTCL Channel 93.3 Hometown For The Holidays Top 10 2018

Hometown For The Holidays (HTFTH): The Top Ten 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Sure, Christmas and all, but for Denver music fans, it also means KTCL Channel 93.3’s Hometown For The Holidays contest. In a nutshell, Colorado bands submit songs to Alf, who has the “Locals Only” show on Sunday nights. KTCL brings a large group of local music professionals in who listen to the songs anonymously and rate them (I was honored to be included again this year). The votes are tallied and the top ten bands are announced every year at Not So Silent Night. Those ten get airplay for a few weeks, Music Nerds vote in a survey, then the top three play the HTFTH concert in December – which is a free show that this year features My Body Sings Electric. The ultimate winner of the whole shebang then goes on to play Westword Music Showcase and Not So Silent Night the following year. Wildermiss took the prize last year and have been kicking much ass ever since.

So, who are in the top ten this year? Every song is pretty damn awesome, so I am not sure how it’s going to go. No matter what happens, I’ll be happy. I voted more songs the highest I possibly could across the board than I ever have. Congrats to everyone in Colorado who is making such great music.


Hometown For The Holidays Top Ten 2018

Presented in alphabetical order. Live photos by me. Other photos pulled from each band’s feed.


Eldren – “Still Want More”
Song On Spotify | Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Eldren - KTCL Hometown For The Holidays Top Ten 2018


ENZI – “I’m Sorry That I”
Artist On Spotify | Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

ENZI - KTCL Hometown For The Holidays Top Ten 2018


Facing West – “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now”
Song On Spotify | Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Facing West - KTCL Hometown For The Holidays Top Ten 2018


MOVES – “Shadow”
Artist On Spotify | Facebook | Twitter

MOVES - KTCL Hometown For The Holidays Top Ten 2018


One Flew West – “Semi Kinda Right”
Song On Spotify | Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

One Flew West - KTCL Hometown For The Holidays Top Ten 2018


Phie (formerly Sophie Wilson) – “Rage”
Artist On Spotify | Site | Facebook | Instagram

Phie - KTCL Hometown For The Holidays Top Ten 2018


Rob Drabkin – “It’s A Beautiful Day”
Song On Spotify | Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Rob Drabkin - KTCL Hometown For The Holidays Top Ten 2018


Rocket Surgeons – “Whistle”
Song On Spotify | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Rocket Surgeons - KTCL Hometown For The Holidays Top Ten 2018


The Still Tide – “Keep It”
Artist On Spotify | Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

The Still Tide - KTCL Hometown For The Holidays Top Ten 2018


Valienta – “Only At Night”
Song On Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

Valienta - KTCL Hometown For The Holidays Top Ten 2018


Hometown Honorable Mentions

Another thing I love when attending the Hometown Listening Party is finding new music. Here are some “honorable mention” (solely my opinion, I am not privy to the voting totals) bands that I either recognized or am discovering for the first time:

CITRA, Glass Cases, Grayson Erhard, HoldFast, The Hollow, Ivory Circle, Nic Jay, Post Paradise, Redamancy, Rumours Follow, Silver & Gold, Slow Caves, Television Generation, Thousand Frames, Walking With Bikes and Whitacre.

Follow these bands and check out their music!


Hometown For The Holidays Concert

Looking forward to hearing the above songs on the radio and then seeing the Top Three live. Come out and support!

Oriental Theatre
December 14, 2018
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
18+
FREE!

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