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Bringing a new twist to bluegrass

by  Mikaela Antonelli  With a name with multiple meanings, Rich With Friends has taken the Fort Collins bluegrass scene by storm. Rich With Friends is a four-piece band out of Fort Collins consisting of Richard Center who plays acoustic guitar, Emily Bassarear who plays the mandolin, Kenny Jones who plays upright bass and Brian Kittrell who plays electric guitar. The lineup has changed through the years, but Carter continues to […]


Food on-the-go

by  Mikaela Antonelli  There are a lot of crazy food trends that we have seen in the past couple years, but one is here to stay. Food trucks have taken over many big cities for their convenience and culinary uniqueness, and they have recently taken over our small town of Fort Collins. You can see them at any event around town or at your favorite brewery. These tasty entrepreneurial endeavors […]

2014 Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. Photo courtesy of Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest.
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NewWestFest is back and better than ever!

2014 Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest by Kelley Gilbert As the 10th anniversary of Bohemian Nights music offerings draws closer, Fort Collins has only one thing on its mind – to celebrate with a lot of live music, food, and beer.  NewWestFest 2014 is back at it again in downtown Fort Collins with one of the best line-ups yet, eight stages of continuous entertainment and even more activities, vendors and delicious […]

Curci – Forever Summer

3 Stars out of 5 The 19-year-old rapper, Curci, has released his first full-length album entitled Forever Summer. The album is exactly what you would expect from a debut rap album. Just like your freshman year of college, it starts off a little uneasy but soon eases into something familiar. Curci’s style could be compared to G-Easy or Hoodie Allen. The album lives up to its title, with the beats […]

Courier GT – Dear Winter (MIXTAPE REVIEW)

4.5 stars out of 5 Conscious hip hop artist, Courier GT, shells out a steady stream of articulate dialogue, musings, sharp clips and steady flow on his recent release, Dear Winter, the follow-up to his debut album, 2012’s Inspired. Featuring eight tracks, the tape rolls steadily from the melodic title track, to one of two featured interludes, then trails into one of the best tracks, “Guiding Light.” With observations from […]

The Burroughs – The Burroughs

4.5 Stars out of 5 Though the band’s namesake is derivative of only three of the nine-piece funk/soul outfit (brothers John, Joshua and Caleb Burroughs), the concept of unity does not appear lost on the remaining members. The Burroughs’ self-titled EP showcases a sound that builds off of itself, utilizing layers of vocals, heavy basslines, rhythm guitar and a proliferating brass section to create something of a whirlwind of absolute […]

The Motet – The Motet

5 stars out of 5 It comes as no surprise that critics of The Motet are few and far between. This shit is just too good. The self-titled seventh release of the Boulder-based group simply demonstrates that not only is funk still alive and well, but progressing beautifully. An organic modernity envelopes the album while still drawing heavily and purely from the raw sound of old school funk.  The development […]


Local Food Month

Join Lyric Cinema to celebrate something we all enjoy every day: FOOD! Presented by LoCo Food Distribution and KUNC, Local Food Month is an effort to raise money for the yet-to-be-opened, pay-what-you-can community kitchen, The FoCo Cafe ( Ticket sales of the screenings of four repertory films through July 15 will benefit the non-profit café whose mission is to build community by providing nutritious and delicious meals to locals, regardless […]


A popular local theatre company is declaring that $1 = $2! Impossible, you say? No, it’s happening right here and now in our great town and you can be a part of it. Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Paul and Amy Hach Foundation, OpenStage Theatre will receive a matching grant for every dollar donated from now until July 31, 2014! In order to receive the full grant of […]

The Lodge

The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen at 151 N. College Avenue held a grand opening celebration in June, with a portion of the sales from the grand opening event donated locally to Fort Collins-based Healing Warriors Program. The charity provides clinic sessions in the Northern Colorado community to service members who are dealing with pain and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Lodge is inspired by Chef Aaron, who handcrafted the […]