Illegal Pete's

After surviving the tremendous controversy over the name “illegal” in its name, Illegal Pete’s in Fort Collins is soaring into the hearts and stomachs of many. It’s here to stay with the original name intact and in a prime location at 320 Walnut Street. The vast interior and raised alcove help make it our town’s newest music venue and hip hangout. There are two floors of fantastic sunlight dining areas […]

Indian Music

Om Ananda Yoga Studio in Old Town Fort Collins is hosting a very special and rare concert event with tabla master Ty Burhoe and grammy-winning flute master Steve Gorn! Mark your calendars for Friday, January 16, 8-10pm, admission is $16 in advance and $20 at the door; purchase at omanandayoga.com/events or call 970-488-9192. The venue is intimate and this will sell out, get your tickets in advance. Ty Burhoe has […]

Beer

A new year? Try new beer!

With the holidays wrapping up and New Year’s resolutions being made, it might be time to try some new things. For the cooking-inclined, this just may be your column. Chef Ricky Myers of Jax Fish House has been experimenting with local brews and food, and has offered to share some of his inspiration with us. Chef Myers was born in Georgia and grew up on the comforting wholesomeness of Southern […]

No Picture

Sex and the Choice City: Save the Tablas!

I just turned 40. I feel it’s a good time to reflect and write about the things I’m really proud of. Seriously, I was not expecting to look this good at the “half way point” of my life… unlike TONS of women that are walking around our Choice City streets, I have had absolutely NO work done to my body and I manage to maintain awesomeness with diligence and effort. […]

Qbala – Dark Side of the Rain

Qbala – Dark Side of the Rain Hip-hop emcee Qbala has released Dark Side of the Rain, the follow up EP to 2011’s My State of Dementia and the re-released Unfinished Business. The five-song EP is full of depth, hooks, fresh beats and a mastered flow and articulation that is signature Qbala, with cuts backed by DJ Dominic Deadbeat and DJ Sync3re. The delivery, lyrics and production are beyond anything […]

Steve Law Band – Old Oak Tree

Steve Law Band is a mixture of country rock and little blues. The first song on the album is more of a classic country sound and then the album gains complexity throughout. Steve is a dentist in Denver and “has had all this music stored up for years,” and is finally composing it and releasing it to the public. If you are not a country fan “Tom’s Burned Down Café” […]

Lion_Drome – Curve Of The Earth

Yet another rock band from Fort Collins, it seems as though the tides are changing from more bluegrass bands here to more rock bands. From the cover, you definitely do not expect it to be more of a rock album. From the first song to the last, this record is very complex. It is a rock album first and foremost, but they toy with many different genres on this twelve-song […]

Lanedecay – In Light // Remember

If noise rock is what you are into then this will be your new favorite local band. Their ep In Light // Remember is like a more chilled out Dinosaur Jr. There are only four songs on this album, but that is enough to know that these guys rock. These guys drew quite a crowd at Illegal Pete’s last month and there is a good reason. The album is full […]