Finnders & Youngberg – FY5

By Charlie Englar Booze, roving lovers, a drifter’s life and knock-down, jail-inducing bar fights are the core of the beautifully crafted themes within the new album by Finnders & Youngberg, FY5. The straight-forwardness with which Finnders & Youngberg deliver bluegrass on the album is complimented delicately with large sprinkles of honkey-tonk steel and glorious folk harmonies; all layered with a coating of thick, rich lyrical delivery and songwriting. The Fort […]

Restaurant Donates $10,000 to Charities

Even though Big Al’s Burgers & Dogs has only been open for one year, they’ve already lent a big hand to the community, giving $10,000 to local charities through the “Big Change Jar” in their restaurant, which replaces a tip jar. Each month features a different 501c3 charity organization, and all money collected in the jar during that month goes straight to that charity. At the end of the month, […]

Bikes

The Assault Returns

The biggest bicycle scavenger hunt in the nation returns this month. That’s right – The New Belgium Urban Assault Ride is back to take over the city on July 17. Join in on a race to checkpoints throughout the city, where you’ll drop your bike and complete a series of challenges (Big Wheel power slides, soaring across an inflatable slip-n-slide, etc.). You need a team of two to participate, so […]

Various Artists – Reclamation Now! A Tribute to Deadbubbles

By Marlee Keeven Just because fourteen Colorado musicians put together a tribute album full of covers for Denver-based band Deadbubbles, don’t assume that they’re a rock ‘n’ roll band of yore. Also, just because Deadbubbles has a raw sound reminiscent of seventies bands such as The Stooges and The Cramps, don’t assume that they actually came from the seventies. In reality, Deadbubbles started up in 2006. However, many local artists […]

Beer

Wicked Gravity: Fort Collins Brewery Launches New Restaurant

By Lincoln Greenhaw Behind the steel and glass window that separates the Fort Collins Brewery from its new in-house restaurant, Gravity Ten-Twenty, I watched the employees polishing up the futuristic machinery behind the bar before the afternoon patio crowd started to pour in. “It’s an automated growler filler,” Tobi Bean, the restaurant’s General Manager said, as I marveled at a giant stainless steel robot filling half-gallons of beer behind the […]

Venue Hosts Fan Appreciation Night

How often do venue owners host a night to show their fans how much they appreciate them? Not very. But local music venue Hodi’s Half Note will do just that on July 7, throwing an all-out bash that will prove to all the local music lovers just how much they mean to the music community. Members of well-known funk group The Motet will play a tribute concert to Herbie Hancock, […]

Blind Strike – Curse The Worst

By Charlie Englar Greeley’s own Blind Strike has something for you. It’s their first EP, Curse The Worst, and it’s oozing with high energy muscle and buzz. Consisting of Cody Jeffreys on lead vocals, Dan Sanborn on lead guitar, Mason Mondy on drums and Paul Kelly on bass, the boys rip through an eight song EP – minus a beautifully melodic tune “9 Weeks Acoustic” – producing a punk rock/arena […]

Music News

Annual Festival Acts As Catalyst to Exploding Reggae Scene

By Charlie Englar Entering its seventh year, The Poudre River Reggae Festival has become a mainstay in the Colorado reggae scene. Setting up shop for another year at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, the festival will be held July 29-31. A superb mixture of local and national acts will be on hand, with the likes of The Wailers, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Dubskin, Euforquestra and Tatanka sharing the bill. Additionally, as […]

The Acidophiles – Earth

By Conor Hooley The schizophrenic stylings of Fort Collins-based electronic duo The Acidophiles (Zac Rachid and Amandha Gibson) are on full display on their new EP. Earth is a continuously mixed, five-track offering geared toward both lush atmospherics and bass-heavy dance floor bombs. Things kick off with “New Beginning,” a brief ambient piece that leads into the title track. Leading with a meticulously looped, trance-tinged synth line and a few […]

Scene’s Summer Guide to Camping Near Fort Collins

By Erika Iverson We’re lucky to live in a city filled with people who want to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Now that the weather is warmer, it’s time to get out with your family and friends, hike some trails, fish in the beautiful rivers and sleep under the stars. Scene would like to share with you a guide of nearby campsites ideal for your summertime adventures. Archer’s Poudre […]