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What’s All the BUZZ About? SpokesBUZZ’s Annual SXSW Trek Speaks Volumes

Speaking with SpokesBUZZ founder and music fanatic Dani Grant is like talking music with a best friend. Her unbridled enthusiasm coupled with her impenetrable work ethic is glaringly obvious in every word she utters. The non-profit powerhouse has a similar effect on the community; mention SpokesBUZZ in the Fort Collins area and people’s faces light up. The name is meant to highlight what makes Fort Collins such an inspiring place […]

Beforeplay.org Helps People Open Up About Sex

by ALLISON LECAIN  Back in the day, sex was so taboo and considered to be a hush-hush topic. Now that has all changed. Sex is openly expressed in artwork, music and slam poetry, ranging from being conveyed as sensual to exciting. It’s a subject we can all talk about now, and there are organizations and events that strive to do so. Beforeplay.org is a safe sex resource in Colorado that […]

Dennis Wanebo – Running On Gravity

3.5 stars out of 5 In spite of his sinister appearance on the cover, Dennis Wanebo’s latest effort turns out a rather uplifting, relaxed effect. The album is simple, with Wanebo’s calming vocals and acoustic guitar at the forefront of each track, though it incorporates only a perfect amount of strings, mandolin, ukulele and dobro (and of course the necessary 12-string guitar in “Flamenco”).  The lawyer-turned-musician demonstrates his years of […]

Megan Burtt & Friends – In Good Company, Vol.1: The Colorado Sessions

4 stars out of 5 The criticisms of Megan Burtt’s latest release will undoubtedly be few and far between. The album, aptly titled In Good Company, will help to raise funds for the locally-based non-profit, Love Hope Strength. The admirable motives of the project may be enough to attract a strong support, though it is the focus on highlighting the best of Colorado sound that will draw a crowd. Burtt […]

Lissa Hanner – My Colorado

3 stars out of 5 It goes without saying that we live in an incredibly special place. It also goes without saying that Lissa Hanner is quite proud to be a Coloradoan. Hanner’s last album, simply titled My Colorado, is not necessarily a complicated album. Fraught with straightforward, feel-good melodies, My Colorado is quite simply a tribute to Colorado. With a clear John Denver and Judy Collins influence, Hanner sings […]

Andy Sydow – Andy Sydow

3.5 stars out of 5 While Andy Sydow holds true to the sound of his Midwestern upbringing, it’s evident that his heart comes from the South. Sydow’s 2013 self-titled album peppers in a good deal of Americana, bluegrass and folk, though consistently returns to the deep attraction of New Orleans jazz piano and the Southern blues. Even “Mountain Town,” a façade of banjo- and mandolin-driven folk rock, subtly incorporates a […]

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Trucker’s Daughter – Swing Station

FEB 21: This honkey-tonk Northern Colorado-based band describes themselves as a mix of pure classic country, alt country, and countrypolitan. This medley brings an interesting show for all country lovers alike. The band recently came out with a new CD, Broken Down Love. This great band includes Michele Crockett (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Harry Crockett (fiddle and vocals), Mark Druyff (electric guitar), Bob Montgomery (upright bass), and many of […]

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Slopeside – The Hideout

FEB 15: From humble beginnings as an open mic friendship, guitarists Arn Current and Cody Culver have grown into the popular Front Range all-rock band known as SLOPESIDE. Regularly delivering alchemy of Rocky Mountain inspired originals spiked with crowd favorites, pleasing ever-growing fans throughout the state and surrounding areas since 2005. Their energy should not be missed. SLOPESIDE has just released their first single, Ophelia. The single (and pre-sales of […]

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Arjun Verma, Sitar

FEB 13: Arjun Verma is a sitarist trained by the legendary Maestro Ali Akbar Khan. With a resume spanning performances alongside many music greats, it’s an honor to welcome this talent to the Front Range. Call to 970-229-0765 to get tickets to an intimate evening of Indian Classical Music with Verma on sitar and Nabin Shrestha on tabla.  Arjun Verma also performs on Live@Lunch, February 13 from 12-1pm with a […]

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Clint Eccher Art Exhibition

FEB 7: Recently awarded honorable mention at The Lincoln Center’s juried “No Place Like Home” show, local artist Clint Eccher will hold an exhibition Feb. 3-9 at the Community Creative Center, 200 Mathews Street. A reception will be held February 7th, 6-9 p.m. during the First Friday Gallery Walk. Eccher’s work will showcase a series of antique bicycles and historic Old Town scenes. The collection of more than 40 original […]