RYAN SHUPE AND THE RUBBERBAND – WE RODE ON

This band is not quite local, but they are honorary residents with their frequent visits to Telluride, Pueblo, Grand Junction and Denver. They have gained a fairly large following in Colorado within the country scene. The album is all very upbeat and uplifting, sounding similar to something closer to the genre of pop-country rather than bluegrass or raw country. They blend pop and country with a little Spanish flair in […]

SEX AND THE CHOICE CITY: A STROKE OF GENIUS

What would you do to embrace your sexual energy? “Orgasm fundamentally roots our capacity for connection: hormonally, emotionally and spiritually.” -Nicole Daedone, founder of OneTaste© We’ve all watched Meg Ryan from 1989 show us what the “ultimate female orgasm” is supposed to look and sound like. Can you believe that some women in the Choice City have never experienced the sensation of energetic rise within their body? So sad, but […]

ROOP VERMA

One of the world’s premier sitar players is coming to Northern Colorado this November! Roop Verma is an internationally respected sitarist, composer, and accomplished teacher of Indian classical and sacred music. The Sitar is the most popular and respected stringed instrument from North India. Roopji’s training comes from two of the greatest masters of our time: the late maestros Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan. A concert showcasing Ragas that […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES

Have you ever wondered what it was like behind the scenes of your favorite concert? Who are those people scrambling around on stage between bands, clearing off instruments only to set up the next act, checking mikes, raising banners, and wrapping cables? “What a cool job.” I have heard this many times, and it is a great job, but like any profession, it is not without sacrifice. Many hours of […]

THE ECHO CHAMBER – SYNESTHESIA

The Echo Chamber is an electronic band hailing from Fort Collins. It has been a while since their last release of new music. In 2012 they released an EP entitled “Vikings From The Future,” but their new album Synesthesia does not disappoint. The album blends rock riffs with electronic sounds and glitches perfectly. The first song on the album is entitled “Into the Machine” and you really feel like you […]

LARAMIE RIVER VALLEY RENDEZVOUS FRESH TALENT SHOWCASE

This month Scene Magazine has partnered with 16th Note LTD, and Yellow Bright Inc. for a new kind of talent show in benefit for Laramie River Valley Rendezvous, a non-profit benefiting at risk youth. “We wanted to step it up considerably from a traditional battle of the bands where bands could just sign themselves up,” said Sara Durnil of 16th Note LTD. The talent showcase will have eight different bands […]

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SHALEY SCOTT: BACK IN THE LIMELIGHT

A little bit pop, a little bit blues and soul, and a lot of rockstar, Shaley Scott is easily becoming one of the most talented new musicians out of Northern Colorado. A Fort Collins native, Scott began her career as a performer in theater groups. She participated in the Fort Collins Children’s Theater and attended the Colorado Academy of the Arts, where she was part of a 40s dance group […]

NUANCE CHOCOLATE

Attention chocolate lovers! Old Town Fort Collins just got a little sweeter. Nuance Chocolate, the town’s newest specialty food store, opened in October at 214 Pine Street to delicious satisfaction. Owners Toby and Alix Gadd would love for you to come in and demo their “show and smell,” where they talk you through their step-by-step process of bringing cacao beans from all over the world, including Ghana, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Ecuador […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

VETERANS DAY 5K

This year marks the fifth annual Veterans Day 5k, which will be held on Saturday, November 8 starting at 9 a.m. on the historic Oval of the CSU campus. This is a non-profit fundraiser designed to raise money for the Colorado State University Disabled Veterans Scholarship fund. The scholarship is awarded to veterans who were honorably or medically discharged and are living with disabilities related to their military experience. Each […]

BORN TO WANDER – S/T

This is the debut album for Born to Wander and I have very high expectations for their future. The album is very soulful and amazing. Kate Skinner’s vocals will serenade you to sleep and the combination of the bass and guitars with her voice are a match made in musical heaven. The album is the perfect soundtrack for walking along a leaf-filled path on a chilly fall day. While your […]