NYX & NOX

Looking for something sizzling and exciting to do on Valentine’s Day? Du’Tell Events is hosting the Hottest Salsa Valentine Party in the Fort! The largest dance club and venue on the south side of town is under new ownership, had a newly-stocked full bar and is proudly showcasing new entertainment where everyone is welcome! On February 14, starting at 8 p.m., the Quemando 16-piece LIVE Salsa Band will be dishing […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Fort Collins Best Kept Secret, Little Boxes Vintage, is a Home for Old Treasures

Just on the edge of Jefferson Street is a small store with an unassuming sign, but what is on the inside is a trip through history. Little Boxes is owned by Jimmy Richter and was opened in March of 2013. Jimmy has always had an interest in antiques. His wife’s grandparents were antique dealers in Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio. When her grandpa saw that Richter was interested in antiques, […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

MARTI AND THE DADS

Four men in a band and their long lost greyhound. It sounds like the premise of a strange Indie film, but this is the best way to describe Fort Collins newest band, Marti and the Dads. Marti and the Dads is Nic Turiciano (guitar), Jake Robinson (guitar), Tommy Austin (bass) and Matt Bombard (drums.) This fairly new band started in October of 2014. “We all knew each other for a […]

Cannabis

CANNABIS CORNER: PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT INTO COLORADO’S MARIJUANA INDUSTRY

(I’m not really a doctor, though I play one in this column.) Q: What’s Up Dr. R: The other night on the news I saw a story where they were talking about CBD found in marijuana plants. I’m really confused by this because I thought marijuana was all about THC. What’s the deal here? A: Dear Local News: CBD is an abbreviation for a compound found in cannabis known as Cannabidiol. […]

SEX AND THE CHOICE CITY: AFTER DARK

If you don’t hear at least one thing that offends you and at least one thing that opens your mind to something new… they’ve failed.   t’s like no other night of talks you have ever been to. Ignite Fort Collins: After Dark ventures south of Prospect for their third installment on Friday, March 13 at the Midtown Arts Center. Similar to regular Ignite talks (www.ignitefortcollins.com), After Dark is dirtier […]

WIREDOGS – KILL THE ARTIST HYPE THE TRASH EP

This is the third EP release from Denver-based Wiredogs. The band is fairly new, having just formed in late 2013, but their sound is very established. This EP is full of in-your-face-punk-rock. Each song showcases a different strong point of the band. The first song, “Violence,” slaps you in the face with high-energy guitar riffs and strong vocals. It gets you on your feet and will have you running for […]

THC – THE HOTBOXED EP

THC is a new MC in Fort Collins. His EP The Hotboxed EP was released in November of 2014. He blends rap, reggae and rock into this EP. The sound of this album is more on the rap side rather than reggae. By the name of this MC you can get the gist of what many of these songs will mention. Classic weed-rap is what comes to mind when putting […]

EINSTEIN’S LIGHT

Combining music, film and science, Project Youth and Chamber Music (PYCh) presents the second annual Off the Hook Winter Music Festival. On Monday, February 16 at 4 p.m., clips from the upcoming film, Einstein’s Light, will be shown in Fort Collins. Einstein’s Light: Illuminated Minds, a performance event, will be held at the CSU Natural & Environmental Sciences Building, 1231 East Drive. Einstein’s Light is a new film about Albert […]

WASTELAND HOP – SYMBIOTIC CLOCK EP

Wasteland Hop has been a staple in the Fort Collins music scene for years now. This new 6-song EP is proof that they are here to stay as a force in the local music scene. They brand themselves as “hip-hop,” but they are so much more complex than simple hip-hop and this album shows that. There is a darker quality to this EP that is very intriguing. The rapping and […]

COMEDY BREWERS

Who said being 2 was terrible? Comedy Brewers, the hilarious Fort Collins improv troupe, has been around for two years now! In the true vein of a toddler, they’ve got tons of energy they bring to each monthly show at the Bas Bleu Theater (401 Pine Street). Their 2015 line up can be found at basbleu.org/comedybrewers. If you haven’t caught a show yet, you need to get there! Tackle your […]