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The Grit Of A True American Band: Von Stomper

By Anthony Cross There comes a time of night, when I step out of the living room, and take a pause from everything happening in my life. I would consider it a form of meditation or reflection, a break from the everyday turmoil that is ever present. During these times, I listen to music usually appropriate for this setting: twenties jazz, Father John Misty or Blue Scholars. More recently however, […]

Music News

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest 2015: A Fort Collins Summer Classic

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest 2015 Three days of Music and Community For Fort Collins, August means one of the biggest community celebrations of the year, when Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest takes over the streets of downtown. Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest features performances by over 70 local, Colorado bands and three national headliners. Innovative, Denver-based hip-hop group the Flobots will play Mountain Avenue Stage at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, the opening […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

COMBINING ART + ACTIVISM

Arise Festival, August 7-9 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, combines music, dance, yoga, activism, education and solutions to what we are facing, as a planet, all in one beautiful place for three days.  This year, Arise welcomes Peter Yarrow of “Peter Paul and Mary” fame. Peter was instrumental in helping change the world through music during the Vietnam War and Civil Rights era. He is accompanied by daughter, Bethany, an […]

Food

FIRST FRIDAYS ON THE FARM

The Goodness Food Truck presents First Fridays on the Farm at the Shire CSA. This community minded event is a collaboration of local business, organizations, and musicians all coming together in support of local farm-to-table meals, and the accessibility of farm fresh local produce for everyone. Designed to benefit the Growing Project, a nonprofit organization committed to community farming and the avocation of access to fresh-farmed food for everyone, the […]

Tommy Freed and the Sound – Come On Shining

5 stars out of 5 A group with this strong of a debut album is surely worthy of attention. Self-labeled as psychedelic soul, Tommy Freed and the Sound exude the confidence and energy of a band with a well-established comfort zone, and the balls to step outside of it. Dreamy, yet sometimes explosive, riffs sit beneath the smooth vocal tracks of front man/guitars Tommy Freed and gospel-funk-inspired bass lines. Come […]

HR People – Paint

4.5 stars out of 5 The recent release from Denver’s HR People is all over the place, in the very best of senses. Clearly, the project is an amalgamation of strong and varying influences, drawing on the high energy ends of the genre spectrum. It is perhaps as if Cage the Elephant were signed to Rhymesayers and produced by Danger Mouse, taking in Dan Auerbach riffs and Portugal. The Man […]

Chemistry Club – Copia: The Undertow/The Electric Hush

5 stars out of 5 Though honestly not a fan of sci-fi or electro-pop, it was difficult not to be blown away by the recent work of Denver-based Chemistry Club. Over the past few months, the group has been releasing chapters of a four-part concept album in the form of EPs and comic books. On July 17, the second piece of the comics, Copia: The Undertow, was released to accompany […]