Small Venues Thrive with Local Musicians and Beer

by MARY WILLSON Equinox Brewing Has 18 Taps and Just as Much Music  Out on the town on a weekend night, one small but mighty brewery may catch your eye as you look into its large front windows into a cozy scene full of drinkers sipping on golden brews and dancing to upbeat melodies. This is Equinox Brewing. “We’ve heard it called ‘the biggest small venue in town,’” said co-manager […]

Music News

Hodi’s Half Note Owner Secures Purchase of Building

by ALLISON LECAIN As rent in Old Town goes up and the number of music venues goes down, there’s one thing people can count on – Hodi’s Half Note is here to stay. On September 25 Hodi’s owner Dan Mladenik signed the papers to purchase the building for $1.3 million that Hodi’s had been renting for seven years. Mladenik became the sole owner of the business when he bought out […]

Avogadro’s Grateful Dead Jam Brings Dead-Heads Together

by ALLISON LECAIN   Liz Evans first fell in love with The Grateful Dead after high school when she discovered their live performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater, after hating their album she purchased as an eight-year-old. Dan Loiz discovered their music as a heavy metal-loving 15-year-old and was playing in a Dead cover band before he could blink his eyes. And Joseph Gavronsky became a true Dead-Head after meeting his […]

Chipper’s Halloween Party

Every year Chipper’s Lanes hosts the town’s biggest Halloween Bash at their 830 North College location.  With Halloween falling on a Thursday this year, the event will prove to be nothing less than a monumental adult night out with fun and ghoul.  The Big Lebowski Halloween Party will be held October 31, 9pm to close.  There will be White Russian specials all night long, $2 games, $2 shoes, and $2 […]

St. Olaf Orchestra

The internationally known St. Olaf Orchestra from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., will perform at Rocky Mountain High School on Tuesday, October 15th at 7pm. Timothy O’Grady, 2012 graduate of RMHS will be performing with the orchestra. Conductor Steven Amundson is in his 32nd year on the faculty of St. Olaf College, where he teaches in addition to leading the orchestra. Tickets to this family friendly performance are only […]


Social Bar in Old Town Fort Collins has taken the original speakeasy to the next level. The newest underground hangout to excavate its way into being has an upscale 1930’s feel enhanced by fantastic lighting and decor. With music piped in at the perfect volume for having a conversation, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and cocktail at this classy establishment. After opening in the latter half of September, Social has […]

Poetry Slams

First Fridays at the Bean Cycle are packed with performance poetry and the best espresso in town. Hosted by “Booger,” these Poetry Slams are exciting ways for people to showcase their best written word in front of an adult crowd and have a chance to win the jar of money. Slams start at 8pm every First Friday, but you’ll need to get there earlier if you want the chance to […]

Joe’s Meat Club

From the moment that I met Joe, I wanted to taste his meat. Now, Joe’s has his meat available to everyone with the launch of Joe’s Meat Club earlier this year. Joe Guido, from Whensday, has partnered with Alex Cousins, of LoCo Foods, to bring high quality meats and groceries right to your door. It started when Joe and his friends wanted to support their Paleolithic diet with easy access […]

Boulder Boards

Jason Krumrai grew up riding boards on cement and snow. Now he is the creative force behind Boulder Boards, a longboard company founded and created in the Rocky Mountains. Jason founded the company out of his passion for art and wanting to showcase beautiful designs on something fun and functional. “Anyone can ride a long board even if you can’t skateboard,” says Krumrai. Longboards are easy to ride cruisers. Boulder […]