The Lonelyhearts – Years in the Great Interior

4.5 out of 5 stars Of the many remarkable local albums put out this summer, Year in the Great Interior is without a doubt near the top of the list. The two-piece indie band is made up of Andre Perry and John Lindenbaum, hailing from Iowa City and Fort Collins, respectively. “Princes of Rubble” opens Years with a stoic, dry humor that belongs on an early Eels record and carries […]

Andy Palmer – Hazard of the Die

3 stars out of 5 After Bob Dylan went through his vocal puberty from the classic folk singer to emerge as the deep-voiced, chain-smoking musician we still love today, he left behind a bit of his vocal range. Andy Palmer’s voice is reminiscent to this oddly attractive throaty sound Dylan has mastered in recent years, plus a few notes on the scale. Opening track “The Monk” allows him to slowly […]

Jeanne Jolly – Angel

3.5 stars out of 5 ‘Appalachian Americana’ artist Jeanne Jolly outlines the definition of versatile in her latest work, Angel. Her uncontested voice travels throughout the genres as the album progresses from the contemporary jazz-inspired “Sweet Love” to the modern country ballad “The Hard Way” and to the soulful “Round and Round Again.” The highlights of the album are consistently punctuated by lyrically charged vocal showcases by Jolly, often backed […]

Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman

5 stars out of 5 Sometimes, the most rewarding experience from following a band through the years is the opportunity to watch and listen as their sound develops from album to album. On the other hand, certain artists have a sound that is already inexplicably captivating from the debut, a sound that is simply unchangeable. Gregory Alan Isakov is one of these artists. Last month’s release of The Weatherman demonstrates […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Fracking: the Unseen Danger

I’ve seen this community rise in support of many different causes and the issue that faces us now not only demands our attention, but our grassroots support no matter what affiliation or philosophy we individually hold. This is a battle for our environment and the very nature around us! Our decisions today will effect future generations and the legacy we choose to leave them.” – Michael E. Mockler, Publisher Scene […]

Music News

ARISE Fest: More Than Just Music

By Malini Bartels The ARISE Festival just announced headlining artist Michael Franti, one of the most respected active artists in music, to complete the 100+ performer lineup. The stellar listing encompasses a variety of musicians, independent films, workshops and environmental speakers over three days and nights this August 14-18 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. Well-known acts such as Zap Mama, Xavier Rudd, Keller & the Keels and Michael Franti […]

BlueStocking Burly-Q

Four sultry ladies named Evalette, Coco, Bang Bang and Lady Ginger formed Fort Collins’ newest Burlesque troupe in March 2013. The BlueStocking Burly-Q is modern sass with retro class at its finest. These experienced burlesque performers have a love for dance with a vintage cosmopolitan flair and a passion for charity. Named after the BlueStocking Society of the 18th century, the very definition of a BlueStocking is an educated and […]

Featured

The Music Garage

Located in the music section of the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (408 Mason Court), the Music Garage is the most educational place in town to jam. Nick Duarte, museum music department head and Post Paradise frontman, as well as a team of local musicians, have been working for the past two years to create 6000 square feet of interactive music for people of all ages to explore, play, learn […]

Comedy Brewers Fort Collins Improv

Similar in style to “Whose Line is it Anyway,” the Comedy Brewers is a high octane comedy show featuring Fort Collins’ most exciting new improv comedians performing a series of games and scenes all based on audience suggestions. Since its inception, the Brewers have been packing the house with their improvisational shows at the Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine Street in Fort Collins. You won’t want to miss this bold […]