Music News

What a Trip – Scene’s Editor Journeys to South by Southwest

By Molly McCowan A day after returning home from a 24-hour bus ride from Austin, my spine still feels like an accordion tried to teach it how to dance. That’s what you get when you sign up to ride a repurposed airport shuttle from Fort Collins to Texas, round-trip, with 13 well-known names in the local music and arts community, and it’s more than worth every stiff muscle. Our mission? […]

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Full Interview: Grammy®-Winning Bassist Victor Wooten

By Molly McCowan Victor Wooten: bass virtuoso, powerhouse behind Béla Fleck and the Flecktones for over 20 years, five-time Grammy® winner. With seven solo albums to his name and over 20 other albums with his many projects over the years, this masterful musician has a lot of experience under his belt. He has also been named Bass Player Magazine’s “Bassist of the Year” three times – the only person to […]

Earth Day Celebration Encourages Education and Awareness about Sustainability

By Lindsay Nichols In 2010, the Fort Collins Earth Day Celebration didn’t happen. Lucky for all of the tree-huggers out there, it’s back this year! In the past, Earth Day was an event that was put on by a student group and held at City Park. This year, it will be taken over by none other than the well-seasoned folks at the Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association (RMSLA), and will […]


How I Got This Amazing Ass (a.k.a. Life After a DUI)

[Editor’s Note: This article educates readers about the possible consequences of getting a DUI by using humor/satire. It is meant solely for entertainment purposes and does not offer any legal advice. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of Scene Magazine.] A lot of people have been asking me how exactly I got this amazing ass. Well, today I’d like to go on record by saying […]

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The Riflemen’s Final Salute – Dual CD Release Party to be Local Legends’ Farewell Show

By Maggie Canty-Shafer In a college town, band deaths due to attrition are as crowded as beer specials. Most never have a proper farewell, just a fading away. The Riflemen too are ending, but with a proper burial. Coming together this month for a final show on April 9 at Everyday Joe’s Coffee House, the six will celebrate their growth from Rifleboys to men, and the natural progression as life […]

Kids Create Music at Everyday Joe’s

The Kids Create the Music Foundation has made a name for itself in the local music community by nurturing young musicianship and promoting music education in local school districts. On April 23, local blues masters the Blues Dogs will play a show at Everyday Joe’s Coffeehouse with the “Hot Dogs” – the Lincoln and Lab/Polaris Middle School house bands as well as the Kinard Middle School House Band (pictured here). […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Crabtree – Small Brewery Brings Big Flavors

By Brady Smith Nuzzled away in Greeley’s industrial area and surrounded by rusted train tracks and plumes of black smog sifting out of tall smokestacks is the humble home of Crabtree Brewery. Crabtree has created a name for themselves not only as Greeley’s one and only microbrewery, but also as a hot spot for live music, food, and fun. Almost mimicking the relationship between Greeley and Fort Collins, Crabtree has […]

Crops For Health – Eat Good Food to Lower Disease Risk

By Dave Schutz For people fed up with restrictive diets that require cutting certain foods to lower risk of chronic disease such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer, CSU Horticulture professor Dr. Henry Thompson has some welcome news: Disease prevention may be all about the food. Thompson helped to create Crops For Health (CFH), a CSU working group uniting six departments across the university focused on analyzing and selecting […]


Local Wind Power Enthusiast Encourages Community to Do its Part

By Emily Clingman-Johnson When the poor economy took a toll on his carpentry career a few years ago, Nick Ruble decided to get out the business and try his hand at something new. “I wanted to do something that was good for the planet; something that would make me feel better about what I do every day,” Ruble said. He heard that Vestas, a Denmark based wind power company planning […]