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Scene Sessions

by TIM MASSA Cary Morin is a local legend. Google him. Do it now, I’ll wait. Impressive, right? He was also part of my inspiration for starting this column, dedicated to guitar technique and experts. I have admired and been intimidated by Cary’s guitar work for a long time. During FoCoMX last year, with my fair share of liquid courage, I told him I would love to sit down for […]

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COLORADO BANDS HEAD TO CMJ

by SILAS ROWE Colorado’s music scene continues to grow at warp speed, with several acts rising to the top of the list as of late. Among these, Denver-based band EDISON, along with Red Fox Run, and Fort Collins-based band, Slow Caves, are three that have been accepted in official showcases at this year’s College Music Journal (“CMJ”) Music Marathon in New York City. Similar to SXSW, which is held in […]

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THE 2nd ANNUAL FRESH TALENT SHOWCASE!

Scene Magazine, Yellowbright, Inc., and Du’Tell Events present: THE 2nd ANNUAL FRESH TALENT SHOWCASE Sunday, November 15, 2015 4:00 pm The Downtown Artery, 252 Linden Street, Fort Collins Tickets: $5 Benefiting LITTLE KIDS ROCK, rock music program of Poudre School District NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR CONSIDERATION; 8 ACTS WILL BE SELECTED TO COMPETE.  $10 Entry Fee per act. Send links to website, social media pages, and at least one video […]

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Grim & Darling – Beauty Through Pain

by CHARLIE ANDERSON 3.5 stars out of 5 The duration of Beauty Through Pain holds the listener on edge. Jessa Raskin falsely lulls nearly each track to a point of beautiful, melancholy reverie, backed by oftentimes seductive slide guitar, cello and standup bass. The second part of the Grim & Darling duo, Jordan Polovina, ebbs in this enticing, eerie background alongside a ménage of guest artists before seemingly tipping his […]

Von Stomper – Américado

by CHARLIE ANDERSON 4.5 stars out of 5 By now, the name Von Stomper should be familiar to fans of the Northern Colorado music scene. If not, now is the chance to jump aboard. Somehow, the name itself implies something of the sound; rollicking and boisterous, lyrically provoking or picturesque. For those familiar with the band, and even for those not, listening to Américado with eyes closed recreates that itch […]

The Photo Atlas – Disregard Disconnect

by CHARLIE ANDERSON 4.5 stars out of 5 As with many Denver bands of such longevity, The Photo Atlas have again proven to be a group of innovation, built off years of hard fought stature and badassness. The vocals of Alan Andrew Jr. are by now familiar in their bite, backed by Joe Bruno’s pounding drums, Chris Martinez’s raucous yet methodic guitar and the demanding bass of Wes Luna. There […]

iZCALLi – III

by CHARLIE ANDERSON 3.5 stars out of 5 Nearly nine years earlier, Denver-based Izcalli was focusing efforts on acoustically-centered ballads. However, with last month’s release of III, the band’s third full-length album, it is clear that Izcalli has found its stride in high energy, Spanish rock and roll. The fast-paced album draws clearly from a number of influences across the board, though the unique touch of the trio builds a […]

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FALLING FOR THE SEASONALS: Fall Beers to Try

by ALI OWENS The trees may still be green, but brewers around the nation are gearing up for fall – and beer enthusiasts are ready to celebrate!  No matter what style you prefer, there’s something for everyone this season!  Read on for some local early releases of autumn-inspired craft brews. Zwei Brewing Company – Theresienwiese Fest Lager Wiesen literally translates to meadow – and that’s what this beer tastes and smells like: warm and […]

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We Are All Interconnected

by C.T. ZEN Fort Collins and Loveland bring effective change to our local community, some positive and some less than positive. These things may grow and lead to world change. Loveland’s Arise Festival brought environmental leaders together with artists, musicians and activists from around the world to address our planet’s problems. Colorado-raised, 15-year old Xiuhtezcatl (Aztec name given at his naming ceremony) Martinez is starting to change things. Six years […]

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Fall Harvest Brewfest

by CARIE GUESWEL Let’s start with a quote by an anonymous author, “A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours.” The 7th annual Fall Harvest Brewfest presented by Wilbur’s Total Beverage would like to express their continued commitment to the four legged community with a gala to benefit Animal House Rescue & Grooming. On September 11, the festival […]