Wendy Woo Band – Tipping Point

4.5 stars out of 5 Fort Collins’ powerhouse Wendy Woo, has released yet another fantastic album. This ten-song album is complex and full of many different music styles. Wendy Woo is known for her soulful and powerful vocals, and this album is no exception. The majority of the album has a country rock feel, but she adds reggae, Latin and blues influences as well. “Takin’ Pills” is the perfect anthem […]

Vertical Arrays – Absence of Light and Sound

3 stars out of 5 Hailing from Fort Collins, Colorado, this four-piece alternative rock band is bringing back the low-key alternative rock sound. On their new EP “Absence of Light and Sound,” each song starts off slow and soft and eventually builds to an intense guitar driven crescendo. This album was released last month on May 9. They had a CD release party at Hodi’s Half Note with Cobary Jam.  […]

Red Fox Run – Red Fox Run

3.5 stars out of 5 From just a few miles south, we are met yet again with innovation from Denver’s ever-growing plethora of musicians. Red Fox Run’s third release reflects on the maturity gained after years of playing together at everything from festivals to house parties. The production is clean, though the self-titled album still holds the grit that often accompanies authenticity. It is rock and roll in the indiest […]

Genetics – Dr. Spookymuffin

4 stars out of 5 I’ve never met Dr. Spookymuffin, but he certainly seems to be a funky fellow. The debut album from locally based Genetics is impressive to say the least, displaying foremost their wide range of influences and versatility in an instrumentally-driven sound. Guest appearances from Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters on banjo and Chuck Morris of Lotus on saxophone, add to the depth of the jam-based […]

Beer

Unique Beers at the COBF

by  Mikaela Antonelli There is a lot of room in the craft beer world to get creative with the ingredients that are put into beers. From Rocky Mountain Oysters to Green Chilli to blueberries, craft brewers have definitely been experimenting with new and different beer ingredients. This year at the Colorado Brewer’s Festival, you will have the chance to get adventurous and taste some of those strange beers Colorado has […]

Food

FOCO Food Trucks

by  CiCi Sharstrom It’s no secret that Fort Collins excels at fantastic beer and breweries, so it really isn’t surprising that we also host a great assortment of quality food trucks. Chances are you’ve already seen at least a few out on the streets, either in Old Town or parked at your favorite brewery. Some of you are probably frequent patrons, but for those of you that are still new […]

26th Colorado Brew Festival Pours it On

by  Marty Jones   This year’s Colorado Brewers Festival, June 26-28 in downtown Fort Collins, flows into town with some self-applied pressure. To herald its 25th edition last year, the COBF featured a nine-pack of new attractions that added fresh beer-lover and beer-maker appeal. Those additions attracted a hefty 18,000 attendees to Civic Center Park, a 100% boost over the 2013 festival. They also signified the fest’s commitment to reclaiming […]

Beer

COLORADO BREWERS’ FESTIVAL ADDS FOUR NEW NOCO BREWERIES TO 2015 PARTICIPANTS

The 2015 Colorado Brewers’ Festival will welcome four NoCo newcomers to the lineup this year, including Zwei Bruder Brewing Co. (ZB) and Snowbank Brewing Company (SB) (Fort Collins) as well as WeldWerks Brewing (WWB) and Wiley Roots Brewing (WRB) (Greeley). We talked with Kirk Lombardi (Zwei Bruder), Dave Rosso (Snowbank), Colin Jones (WeldWerks) and Miranda Carbaugh (Wiley Roots) about their brewery’s specialties and their 2015 CBF entries and their thoughts […]

Beer

Craft Beer Cellar

Fort Collins Craft Beer Cellar is opening this month at 122 S. Mason Street. Owners Chris Lazzery and Justin Wright would like for everyone to know that CBC “is not just another liquor store. We want people to come in and be our best friend, ask us questions, and we’ll provide education about history, flavors, and food pairings.” Amazing beer and hospitality are on tap at CBC where all employees […]