Best of 2017

It has been a spectacular year in Fort Collins—how could it not be when we are so lucky to have amazing breweries, bars, restaurants, nail salons, dispensaries—the list is endless.  With that, we present 2017’s Best Of winners. Each and every one of them makes this town unique, giving it a vibrancy that you don’t just stumble upon everywhere.  Click the link to see our winners!     

Don’t Miss The Floozies at the Aggie Theatre!

  By: Kaia Femenías After taking their Red Rocks show in October by storm, the Floozies are returning to Colorado on Wednesday, January 18th as part of one of the eight stops they’ll be taking within the state. The duo is comprised of brothers Mark and Matt Hill, two groundbreaking musicians within the world of electronic music as they break away from traditional crescendos and drops and move into the […]


  By: Kaia Femenías On Thursday, January 12th, Infected Mushroom will be taking flight from inside the walls of the Aggie, transforming the venue into a vibrating catalyst for some mind-bending trance. This LA duo’s songs will pulsate through you with rhythmic expansion, transitioning smoothly from melodic pieces into glitchy psychedelic beats surely to take you elsewhere. While the auditory aspect may be captivating, one can expect an equal amount […]

DECEMBER 16- The Whisk(e)y

Elise Wunder’s Amy Winehouse-themed Holiday Soiree Amy Winehouse was an extraordinary, albeit troubled, artist who left this life far too young. Her music lives on as does her signature retro image and these will be showcased by prolific singer-songwriter Elise Wunder and a crew of special guests on December 16 at the Speakeasy at The Whisk(e)y. Along with the night’s musical entertainment, the show kicks off with the burlesque troupe, […]


Write Minded Wins Scene Magazine Fresh Talent Showcase

By: Argento Studios Write Minded: a Fresh-Funk-Fusion-Jam-breaking-genre-boundary-band  competed for Scene Magazine Fresh Talent Showcase and took home the grand prize pack that includes free recording time, a spread on the cover and a spot at the Arise Festival. Write Minded calls Fort Collins home. They are a six-piece band comprised of: Vocals / Sam Mouton (who competed on The Voice in 2012) Vocals / Jesse Neth Bass / Jarod Ford (Turtlebear) Guitar / Forrester […]

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There Is No Later When I Left Home New Trash Media presents There Is No Later When I Left Home, an immersive virtual reality film at the OtterBox Digital Dome Theatre at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. There Is No Later When I Left Home was produced over two months on a shoestring budget in preparation for the Fort Collins Fringe Festival. A small local crew of animators, directors, […]


The Listening Room & House Concert Experience

By: Megan Kleinschmidt When an audience is given an opportunity to get up close and personal with a musician, the experience becomes rich and memorable. House concerts, which are making a huge impact in the music scene today, provide such an experience. Beth Wood, musician and avid house concert advocate, describes the experience, “House concerts create a wonderful opportunity for music fans to experience live performance in an intimate setting. It’s […]

Music News


by: Avalon Clare The first track on Plasma Canvas’ self titled debut album starts with a scream. Vocalist Jamie Lynn Axton screamed so hard while recording the vocals for it that she puked. It’s an intense choice for an opener, one that Axton herself described as “inaccessible.” “If you can get past “The Killer, Majestic”, you’ve earned the rest of the album,” she said. The rest of Plasma Canvas is […]



By: Holly Highlife Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festivus, chances are good you’ll be buying some presents this holiday season. So what to buy for the cannabis lover in your life? “The PAX3 is going to be pretty sweet,” says Maka Kala’i of Organic Alternatives. This PAX vaporizer is going to be the first product that works equally well with flowers and concentrate by using three interchangeable lids; one […]


DUBSKIN—10 Years of Social Justice Through Music

by: Dawn Duncan Jamal Skinner is a man driven by an innate drive to change the world one song at a time. The founder of the reggae act DubSkin, now celebrating 10 years together as a band, has been singing as long as he can remember and penning music since around the age of 10. The youngest in a family of nine kids and a family where everyone sings, including […]