Crafting Your Summer Plans: A Cold Beer Under Colorado Skies

By Peggy Lyle Sometimes a delicious craft beer can make all the difference…and it has in Colorado. The Colorado brewing industry began around 1859 and served the territory populations who were settling the West. In Colorado, the most famous brewery started as Golden Brewery in 1873, today they are known to the greater world as Coors Brewing Company. Currently, Colorado and Fort Collins boast some of the industries largest craft […]

Music News

SpokesBUZZ Program Unveils Class of 2014 Lineup

By Hap Fry Nothing at all against the Egg & I, it’s just that Josh Schoenig is hopeful that his career will lead him in another direction and away from bussing tables at the popular breakfast spot. “I love the Egg & I, but I would love to have music as a career,” Schoenig said during a recent interview with Scene Magazine. “It’s what I’m most passionate about.” Schoenig and […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

The Cupcake Cabaret: Zero Calorie Entertainment and a Whole Lotta Fun

By Malini Bartels Everybody loves cake, right? Especially if it means dancing girls with glitter, fancy headdresses, feathers, bustles and kick lines. You don’t have to travel far to experience this classic style of entertainment. The Cupcake Cabaret is a Fort Collins-based burlesque troupe created in the winter of 2008 by founding members Julia DiVerdi (Lola Begonia), Allison Runyan (Holly deLite) and Emilie Ryan (Bettie Funfetti). These women are quintessential […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Comedian Duo ‘Cheech and Chong’ Take The Stage for ‘Up In Smoke’ Tour

    By Mary Willson The iconic duo Cheech and Chong took the big screen in 1972 $100 million sellout movie, Up In Smoke. With their nine hit comedy albums and eight feature films throughout the last 40 years, they are ready to make a national appearance again with their wildly popular following, and eccentric fan base following is ready too. Some of their best-known comedy routines and songs include […]

Robert Wilson Blues Band – 45 RPM

Meet Robert Wilson and his quartet of fellow bluesmen. Wilson’s Fort Collins-based band is something simple and comfortable, providing an easy-going sound perfect for the summer porch. Wilson, guitarist Joe Schicke and pianist Jimmy Mangan trade off on the songwriting and vocal responsibilities, allowing one another to showcase their “100 years of combined musical experience” on the group’s latest release, 45 RPM. A passion for the blues and New Orleans’ […]

Gooding – Buffalo

Gooding’s mascot, a red, somber demon nicknamed Lil’ Red, must be a somewhat familiar character throughout the country; over the past eight years, the band has toured in each of the lower 48 states, with a number of tours being compl etely fan-funded. Gooding’s last album, Buffalo, attests to the group’s extremely supportive, and ever-growing, fan base. With a distinct Queens of the Stone Age influence and an album cover […]

The Widow’s Bane: Don’t Be Afraid, It’s Only Death

I must admit, when I first heard of Widow’s Bane, I had my fair share of reservations, as one might about a band that introduces themselves as members of the living dead. An incredible performance at FocoMX and the band’s latest album, however, has proven to me that there is nothing wrong with a little death in your life. Don’t Be Afraid, It’s Only Death is a grotesquely attractive release […]

Cary Morin – Streamline

Cary Morin’s new 12-song collection follows his 2011 release, Sing It Louder. Streamline might be named after the classic aluminum trailer, or it might describe the recording process of this soon-to-be classic CD. According to Morin, the songs were recorded live in the studio with no post editing or overdubbing. Described as Native Americana Fingerstyle Blues, Cary’s style of acoustic guitar playing and singing is his own take on classic […]

Paul Chet & Friends Premiere New Single

Saturday June 22, 8p, Aggie Theater Come see Paul Chet & Friends debut their new single “Someone Like You.” A native to Fort Collins, Paul Chet has been performing professionally along the Front Range for the past 20 years. Known for his powerful and versatile vocals in all areas of country music, he continues to record in both Fort Collins and Nashville, Tennessee. Now with a second home in Nashville, […]