Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest 2016

By: BOHEMIAN NIGHTS STAFF Each August, Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest fills the streets of downtown Fort Collins for one of the biggest community celebrations of the year. The 2016 festival will take place Aug. 12, 13, and 14 and will feature three free days of music and classic festival attractions, including food and beverage vendors, specialty booths and activities for kids. The festival is co-produced by Bohemian Nights and the Downtown […]


New Single By Inner Oceans: Check out “WILD”

DEBUT ALBUM I DON’T MIND OUT 9/16 Photo Cred: Luca Venter LISTEN & SHARE: Inner Oceans – “WILD” (Track) “the song’s opening could easily be mistaken for Cocteau Twins… And we’re decidedly in love” – The Line Of Best Fit Inner Oceans have shared their new single “WILD” via The Line Of Best Fit. The band says of the track, “This song is about that moment you finally acknowledge the […]

Matt Rouch – The Beautiful and the Damned

On his debut album, The Beautiful and the Damned, Matt Rouch oscillates between country, folk and acoustic rock in a totally satisfying way. There’s not much distance between these sounds, so the traveling is not especially hard, but Rouch makes the distance pass easily by never fully committing to any one sound. When he’s in folkster mode, he’ll throw in some chamber-pop cellos during the chorus. When he has a […]

I Am The Owl – A Mission to Civilize Part 1

On A Mission to Civilize Part 1, I Am the Owl show a great deal of respect for the metal and punk of the ’80s. Now, before you imagine every high-haired stereotype, know that this is not a nostalgia band, and this is not glam rock. This is punk meets metal from the era when rock gods wielded axes. Squealing guitar solos, harmonizing melodic riffs, high-hat rhythm rides – it’s […]

Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda – All the Little Things

For their latest LP, All the Little Things, Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda enlisted a troupe of contributors whose resumes feature stints with well-known artists like Grace Potter, Sheryl Crow and Ryan Adams. Topping the pile of name droppings in the liner notes, however, is Levon Helm of The Band, who lends his distinctive drumming, a Southern dragging beat that helped define modern Americana. This recording is one of his last. […]

Blue Taboo – Sunglare

Blue Taboo – Sunglare Fort Collins band Blue Taboo has released a new single, Sunglare. The track starts in a dream. Reverb heavy guitar notes are accented with ethereal, semi-angelic vocals. But just as you’re settling in, a driving drum beat kicks in without notice and followed by tone-heavy bass guitar. It startles you awake, realizing the meditative state you were just enjoying has been disrupted, like a megaphone announcement […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Northern Colorado Pride Festival

by Kristin Curtis The Second Annual Northern Colorado Pride Festival will take place July 21-24, 2016 and will feature eight events throughout the weekend. In their second year as a nonprofit, Northern Colorado Pride creates safe spaces for the LGBTQ community through outreach programs, monthly events, and diversity trainings throughout Northern Colorado. In an effort to create a festival that harnesses the same excitement of the Denver celebration while maintaining […]


Terpenes: Cannabis’ Taste and Scent Makers

by Holly Highlife Have you ever had a strain that tastes so amazing that when you find some, it is like running into an old friend? For me, there is a taste in some Hawaiian strains that I absolutely love. For others, it is the taste in Tange or the aroma of Durban Poison. Those tastes and smells are from terpenes in the plant. Terpenes are not exclusive to cannabis […]