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Robert Cline Jr. Robert Cline Jr.

A sort of homecoming

  Robert Cline Jr. returns to Fort Collins steeped in Muscle Shoals sound By Steve Graham Robert Cline Jr. has a knack for working with major musicians and not even knowing it. When he was living in Fort Collins, the Texas-born Americana singer-songwriter fell in with the Subdudes and starting gigging with them before he realized how large and passionate their fan base was. Similarly, he found himself in Muscle […]

Motet cover art

“Death or Devotion”

  CD Review “Death or Devotion” The Motet The opening notes of the first track on the new Motet album drop you straight into a classic blaxploitation film with a bass line reminiscent of “Shaft.” Take a look at the psychedelic rainbow of curves on the album cover. The 1970s vibe is no accident. Denver’s Motet has been funking up its home state since 1998, but the group has rarely […]

My Dog Ate Chad releases first EP

My Dog Ate Chad releases first EP

By Steve Graham Pianist Matan Birnbaum and rhythm guitarist Goose Seifert might have to choose between playing “a dream gig” at Mishawaka Amphitheatre and learning about music production at Berklee College of Music this summer.     You’re probably doing something right as high school juniors if the nation’s most prestigious music school and the area’s best music venue are competing for your time, and your band is generating local […]

Building a greener tour bus

Biodiesel group crowd-funding a sustainable alternative for traveling bands By Steve Graham Eric Skjerseth and Jennifer Zidon are building what they call the nation’s most sustainable tour bus to help get touring bands off of fossil fuels. And they could use your help. They are crowd-funding a project to upgrade and remodel a former city bus into a cushy traveling home for touring bands, and the bus will run on […]

Steve brings a career-spanning set of solo spontaneity to the Armory at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8 (visit for tickets and details), and to Swallow Hill in Denver on Saturday, March 9.

Steve Forbert still spontaneous after all these years

By Steve Graham It has been more than forty years since Steve Forbert rode “Romeo’s Tune” onto the pop charts. He was dubbed “the next Bob Dylan,” and sharing famous New York City stage with the Talking Heads and John Cale. He’s never reached the chart peak of “Romeo’s Tune” again, but neither is he a nostalgia act, riding on his former glory. Last year, he wrote a memoir about […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Loveland Museum to feature Larimer County’s 2018 Visual Artist of the Year, Amelia Furman, in new Quest for Power Exhibition

Loveland Museum to feature Larimer County’s 2018 Visual Artist of the Year, Amelia Furman, in new Quest for Power Exhibition

The artwork of local artist and Larimer County Department of Natural Resources 2018 Visual Artist of the Year, Amelia Furman, will be featured in the Museum’s Mezzanine Gallery this spring and summer. The exhibition titled, Quest for Power will include artwork created by Furman’s hallmark technique of layered images along with relatable historic items from the Museum’s historic collection. Quest for Power is a history as art exhibition opening to […]


2nd Annual Poudre Pour Receives Fort Fund Grant

The City of Fort Collins has awarded the second annual Poudre Pour a $4,000 Fort Fund (City of Fort Collins) grant to support the Poudre Pour event in 2019. The Poudre Heritage Alliance and 12 different craft brewers are partnering to host an educational celebration of the Poudre River from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St, in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Poudre Pour […]

Photo by High Hops Brewery.

Craft breweries pair for wild new tastes in Collaboration Fest

By Savannah Hayes Orr Collaboration feels so natural in the Colorado craft beer scene. It’s one of those rare industries where a rivalry is hard to find. Craft breweries truly support each other. You need a few extra bags of two-row pale malt? Call your neighboring brewery. Having your taproom grand opening? Invite all the other surrounding breweries and taprooms. One brewery’s success only elevates the entire industry. The Colorado […]

7 things to do on St. Patrick's Day.

No parade? No problem

      Saint Patrick’s Day, feast day (March 17) of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. He was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century. Patrick was kidnapped when he was 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. Luckily he escaped but returned about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity. When he died on March 17, 461, his accomplishments were establishing monasteries, churches, and schools. He left legends of driving out […]

Raising the Bar at The Lincoln Center

Raising the Bar at The Lincoln Center

By Stephanie Davis   Since 2011, when the Fort Collins Lincoln Center was renovated, Sapphire Events continues to improve the beverage and refreshment experience at Northern Colorado’s premier performance venue. Family owned and operated, Sapphire Events primarily focuses on servicing Lincoln Center patrons and running three bars inside the community supported event space.   I met with Sapphire Events manager Shawn Matsuda, son of owner Connie Matsuda, to gather intel […]


Envy Brewing Now Open

As a member of the NoCo craft beer scene for some time, walking into the industry soft-opening of Envy Brewing felt like a family reunion. Brewers, beertenders, sales reps and owners from Purpose, Gilded Goat, Intersect, Funkwerks, Jessup Farms, Timnath, Troubadour Malting and so many more were showing their support. Envy is being welcomed into the community with open arms and full glasses. The owners started their brewery with community […]

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