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  • BLACK HEARTS BALL SET FOR FEBRUARY 12

    BLACK HEARTS BALL SET FOR FEBRUARY 12

        | By Dawn Duncan |   This year, Valentine’s Day is getting a new twist with the first Black Hearts Ball, presented by Scene Magazine and Downtown Artery. This steampunk themed event is the result of wanting to create an all-inclusive party around Valentine’s Day and one that would focus on friends coming […]

  • The New Mastersounds | UK Neo-Soul comes to Foco

    The New Mastersounds | UK Neo-Soul comes to Foco

    |By Anthony Cross | Soul, funk and groove comprise some of my earliest musical memories. Instead of playing Mozart, my parents listened to the likes of Michael Jackson and George Duke when I was an infant. I can with honesty say that I have been worried about these genres for some time, during the boom […]

  • Because nothing says, “I love you” like…

    Because nothing says, “I love you” like…

    |GRETCHEN GAEDE|   Whether you are planning to dodge cupid’s arrow or hoping to get pierced square in the heart, you have likely noticed that Valentine’s Day has become a polarizing holiday for many of us consumerites. As one woman so eloquently put it as she stared down a heart shaped box of candy in the […]

  • FORT COLLINS & UGANDA: A MATCH MADE THROUGH MUSIC

    FORT COLLINS & UGANDA: A MATCH MADE THROUGH MUSIC

    Fort Collins musician Brent Cowles has enjoyed a level of success many of his contemporaries only dream about. As the brains and voice behind indie rock band“You, Me & Apollo,” Cowles has toured nationally with the likes of Imagine Dragons and Brandi Carlile, but felt a need to give something back. This need drew him […]

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  • BLACK HEARTS BALL SET FOR FEBRUARY 12

    BLACK HEARTS BALL SET FOR FEBRUARY 12

        | By Dawn Duncan |   This year, Valentine’s Day is getting a new twist with the first Black Hearts Ball, presented by Scene Magazine and Downtown Artery. This steampunk themed event is the result of wanting to create an all-inclusive party around Valentine’s Day and one that would focus on friends coming […]

  • FORT RAM NIGHTCLUB

    FORT RAM NIGHTCLUB

     | by BRYAN RAYBURN |   Fort Ram was a large-capacity nightclub in Old Town on Linden Street, just across from where New Belgium now resides. It was a major hotspot throughout the ‘80s to mid ‘90s (later becoming The Matrixx). “The Ram” was best known for its legendary Penny Beer Night, where a $4 […]

  • FORT COLLINS & UGANDA: A MATCH MADE THROUGH MUSIC

    FORT COLLINS & UGANDA: A MATCH MADE THROUGH MUSIC

    Fort Collins musician Brent Cowles has enjoyed a level of success many of his contemporaries only dream about. As the brains and voice behind indie rock band“You, Me & Apollo,” Cowles has toured nationally with the likes of Imagine Dragons and Brandi Carlile, but felt a need to give something back. This need drew him […]

  • THINKING BIG : THE FORWARD MOMENTUM OF 13 NAILS

    THINKING BIG : THE FORWARD MOMENTUM OF 13 NAILS

    | by ALI OWENS |   “We were the six o’clock band – we figured nobody was going to see us,” Johnny Bones, lead vocalist for the up-and-coming horror- rock quartet 13 Nails, tells me, recounting the band’s experience opening for the legendary Wayne Static of Static X. “There were about ten people in the room […]

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Lunde Station // Burnside Bridge

Enjoy this visual journey of an American band busking and playing their hearts out on the naked city streets of Portland Oregon. Filmed by Kiev J. Kirby

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Album Reviews

  • BLUE TABOO – TWO WORLDS

    BLUE TABOO – TWO WORLDS

    Two Worlds Digital by Blue Taboo 4 out of 5 stars True Fort Collins natives, Blue Taboo is band devoid of de nition. Two Worlds is a front of electric and acoustic, emotional and indi erent, strange and ethereal. Jared Janzen highlights the album with an incredible virtuosity on vocals and guitar (check out the […]

  • SHATTERPROOF – PAPER HOUSE EP

    SHATTERPROOF – PAPER HOUSE EP

    4.5 out of 5 Going through Shatterproof’s catalog of material leading up to their new EP release, Paper House, it is clear that this is a band that has found its footing, discovered exactly what their signature sound is, and they are penning songs that are feeding their ravenous fan base. Opening with “Cookie Cutter […]

  • DANNY SHAFER – WEDDINGS, FLOODS AND FUNERAL

    DANNY SHAFER – WEDDINGS, FLOODS AND FUNERAL

    3 out of 5 In Weddings, Floods and Funerals, Boulder-based musician Danny Shafer brings on an entourage of Front Range names to assist in this compilation of both style and subject. Artists from such groups as Great American Taxi, Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams, Hardest Working Americans, Spyro Gyra, The Railsplitters and The Monocle Band […]

  • BOOBOO TITI – TITI CLUB

    BOOBOO TITI – TITI CLUB

    1.5 out of 5 As you might deduce from the name, BooBoo Titi’s Titi Club appears more interested in the party than the music itself. Of course, this self-titled “soul booty music, party dance tronica” may appeal to a few coked-out frat parties and shit clubs, but to the sober listener, it is little more than […]

  • Poor Me – Cosplay

    Poor Me – Cosplay

    by CHARLIE ANDERSON 3 stars out of 5 Released December 15, Cosplay is the sophomore release from the five-piece punk act, Poor Me. The concept album examines the idea of heroism, exploring our own realm of impact as humans as well as the effect of our indifference, using the mythology of comic book characters to illustrate […]

Culture, Arts & Community

  • NICK’S ITALIAN: HOMESTYLE ITALIAN-AMERICAN FARE IN MIDTOWN FORT COLLINS

    NICK’S ITALIAN: HOMESTYLE ITALIAN-AMERICAN FARE IN MIDTOWN FORT COLLINS

    |By Dawn Duncan| Nestled on the edge of Old Town and Midtown Fort Collins lies a gem of an eatery that will celebrate its first anniversary this month. Nick’s Italian is the brainchild of restaurant industry veterans Nick Doyle and Sam Slattery. Doyle worked his way up in the industry starting at The Rio as […]

  • BIZARRE BAZAAR: THE LAST OF THE RECORD STORES

    BIZARRE BAZAAR: THE LAST OF THE RECORD STORES

    | by AVALON CLARE | The signs behind Fort Collins’ only remaining record store still bear the names of businesses that have long since closed. They tell the history of a nondescript block of College Avenue, where the prominent long-time residents include a pawn shop, an IHOP, and the Book Ranch Adult Emporium. From the outside, […]

  • Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothin’ Left to Lose

    Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothin’ Left to Lose

    | by REBECCA LAPOLE |   Get ready to be transported to the ‘60s and relive the female rock ‘n’ roll greats like you’ve never seen them before. The national tour of “A Night with Janis Joplin” comes to the Fort Collins Lincoln Center next month starring Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies, who channels Janis […]

  • COMEDY MAKES A COMEBACK

    COMEDY MAKES A COMEBACK

    | by REBECCA LAPOLE |   Need to get out of a funk? Can’t seem to nd your smile or croak out a laugh? Go to a 970 Comedy show and the results are guaranteed. These guys are fucking funny and know what makes a good joke: “Relatability. Everything funny is rooted in honesty, it […]

Lifestyle

  • HIGH ON LOVE

    HIGH ON LOVE

    | by HOLLY HIGHLIFE |   Do you feel a little frisky after catching a buzz? You’re not alone! Ancient Indian texts are filled with images of sex and smoking. More recently, Serbian women would make a cannabis paste to heighten the experience for young women on their wedding nights. If you need a little […]

  • NICK’S ITALIAN: HOMESTYLE ITALIAN-AMERICAN FARE IN MIDTOWN FORT COLLINS

    NICK’S ITALIAN: HOMESTYLE ITALIAN-AMERICAN FARE IN MIDTOWN FORT COLLINS

    |By Dawn Duncan| Nestled on the edge of Old Town and Midtown Fort Collins lies a gem of an eatery that will celebrate its first anniversary this month. Nick’s Italian is the brainchild of restaurant industry veterans Nick Doyle and Sam Slattery. Doyle worked his way up in the industry starting at The Rio as […]

  • Because nothing says, “I love you” like…

    Because nothing says, “I love you” like…

    |GRETCHEN GAEDE|   Whether you are planning to dodge cupid’s arrow or hoping to get pierced square in the heart, you have likely noticed that Valentine’s Day has become a polarizing holiday for many of us consumerites. As one woman so eloquently put it as she stared down a heart shaped box of candy in the […]