Dirty D – Dirty But So Clean

4 Stars out of 5 With all due respect, the rap scene throughout Northern Colorado isn’t exactly a prevalent force. Admittedly, the beards, bikes and beer culture of our Vanilla Valley seems to demand more from the bluegrass and jam band genres. Local artist Dirty D, however, presents a new look at local hip hop with his recent release of Dirty But So Clean. The album is ridden with talent […]

Dave Tamkin – Cedar

3.5 stars out of 5 In his first EP since 2007, Dave Tamkin’s Cedar skillfully illustrates memories and talented acoustic musicianship, despite its brevity. The lyrics are personal and descriptive, bringing us to wonder about the story behind “Fly Me” and about the significance of Cedar Street. Opening track “Little World” stands out from Cedar, a track nearly absorbed by Luke Halpin’s extraordinary mandolin picking, reminiscent of that of Nickel […]

Meadowlark Jivin! – Soul Connection

3 out of 5 Stars A ‘soul connection’ is something without definition; it differs from person to person, transcending artistic boundaries. For locally-based Meadowlark Jivin!, the soul connection is built upon creating relationships through music. Though the group’s third studio album was recorded in Denver and Fort Collins, the stories of Soul Connection span across the continents, from Toulouse, France to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to New Orleans, Louisiana, incorporating an […]

Arliss Nancy – Wild American Runners

4 out of 4 Stars The album title seems to aptly fit the sound of Fort Collins’ Arliss Nancy. It evokes images of the Midwest, of chasing love, of escaping. The shared vocals of guitarist Cory Call and bassist Kyle “GB” Oppold come straight from Bruce Springsteen’s gut; a coarse, gravelly thunder that makes you feel more American and makes you wish you had a beard. Wild American Runners is […]

Blue Star Fort Collins

Blue Star Connection is a non-profit organization which provides access and ownership of musical instruments to medically-fragile kids and young adults facing tough life challenges. Blue Star advocate Renee Shaw, has organized a benefit concert, gear drive and community event at the Blind Pig (214 Linden St.) on November 14 at 7p.m. “With Fort Collins now being known as a music hub, what better community to share the gift of […]


Joel Salatin

The Sustainable Living Association presents Joel Salatin, humorous American farmer, conviction-based lecturer, and famous author. In October, the SLA’s annual Sustainable Living Fair was flooded out with torrential rains; this event is scheduled to be in a drier venue at the Lincoln Center Performance Hall on Saturday, November 9, at 4p.m. Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms will discuss how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes […]

Subterranean Comedy

Budding comedians from all around the Northern Colorado Front Range have a chance to make people laugh at the Wild Boar Coffee House, 1510 South College Ave.  The Full Boar Subterranean Stand Up Comedy Show is hosted by Jason “Mutt” Rogers every month in the basement of the popular coffee shop. Mutt is no stranger to the comedy mic. He’s a 2013 Denver Comedy Works New Faces Semi-Finalist and a […]

Candlelight Dinner Theater

Come fly with us as The Candlelight Dinner Theater presents SCROOGE the Musical. Join Ebenezer Scrooge as he is taken on a magical journey of redemption that will forever change the future of Christmas in London Town. Leslie Bricusse’s spectacular musical extravaganza is a heart-warmingholiday tale packed with classic characters and a soaring score, featuring the Oscar-nominated hit “Thank You Very Much.”  Come experience for yourself this unforgettable evening of […]

Liquid Poets Society

Calling all fermentos in Fort Collins! The Liquid Poets Society is a dedicated group of homebrewers living, working, and brewing in Northern Colorado. They are not a drinking club. It is a free society for people with a passion for brewing at home. The only requirement for participation is bringing your own homebrew (any alcoholic beverage, such as, beer, wine, mead, and sake) to share with other members during their […]


Where music instruction and performance take center stage, BethStudio, located on the north side of Windsor, has a passion for creating well-rounded musicians by offering performance opportunities for students who desire to showcase their creativity, talent and musical vision. BethStudio owner and founder, Beth Eisbrener, started the studio 12 years ago with a passion for teaching. With students ranging in age from five to 70, BethStudio has proven to be […]