Marley Visits Denver—Both for Music and Marijuana

By:Robin Shaffer Marley. Music. Marijuana. These three are often thought of together. This symbiosis was certainly in evidence this past weekend as Damian Marley was in Denver last Thursday to celebrate the opening of his new dispensary, Stony Hill, a part of TruCannabis.  Marley also performed in support of his new album on Friday night at Fox Theater in Boulder. Grammy winning artist Damian Marley, aka Jr. Gong, appeared with […]


Australian metalcore act Parkway Drive, joined by special guests We Came As Romans and Counterparts, make a stop at the Aggie on September 29 with a show that is loud, heavy, and full of ROCK. This show will flood your ears with speed riffs, grinding guitars, pumping rhythms, and just the right amount of growls as Parkway Drive bring their signature sound to Colorado. This band is TIGHT; there are […]

A Peek into The Downtown Artery

  By: Kaia Femenías I opened the door into The Artery in the heart of downtown Fort Collins to find myself immersed in a unique environment.  A warm cafe beckoned me in closer, and as I walked in further I found myself in a very posh looking room with a stage. Off to the left was a rehearsal studio, and upon being given a complete tour by one of the […]

It’s Bridget Law!

By: Kaia Femenías I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Bridget Law of the folk band, Elephant Revival.  Renowned for their melodic songs giving off a natural wholesome feel, this Colorado band has come a long way since first coming together ten years ago.  Since their compilation, Elephant Revival has been on national tours, played at monumental Colorado venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater, as well as made an […]

Sound Remedy: A Heartfelt Goodbye

By: Kaia Femenías Last Saturday, September 17th, brought tears to the eyes of many fans as 28-year-old DJ “Sound Remedy” performed his final concert in Colorado at the Mishawaka Amphitheater. As the sun went down, the venue became packed with dedicated fans determined to see the talented artist one last time. When the young DJ announced his departure on Facebook, he left many with questions as to why he was leaving […]


MarchFourth! returns to NoCo on September 24 to take the stage at the Mish. This 20 piece, Portland-based supergroup is full of surprises and keeps the audience moving throughout their energetic, loud, and raucous performances. There is never a dull moment at a MarchFourth! show and it’s a bit like the best high school marching band you have ever heard meeting up with a jazz/funk act, colliding with circus performers, […]



The Velveteers recently released a new music video for their song Death Hex. The band has been climbing their way rapidly through Colorado’s music scene, recently landing their first international tour in the United Kingdom (check out more on that here). The band’s sound can be described as “Gritty Rock.”  In one interview, Demitro recommended her audience to “bring some earplugs because we are loud,” elaborating that in one venue, they […]



Charlie Parr, RL Cole, Wonky Tonk and Sam Gillis recently performed at Swing Station in LaPorte, CO. Here is how they kept everyone grooving into the early hours of the morning.   BY: REBECCA LAPOLE Sam Gillis opened the night on a stool, with his guitar, singing songs that were “blues-y as hell,” according to RL Cole, who followed him up with his own brand of possessed, gritty, soul with […]

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BY: GRETCHEN ADAMS Decidedly unconventional theatre is returning to Fort Collins this September. The team at the Fort Collins Fringe Festival, a theater showcase led by Heather Ostberg Johnson, The New Commedia & Willis Productions, is bringing avant-garde theater to unorthodox spaces. The fourth annual Fort Collins Fringe Festival, held September 15th through 17th, showcases 64 performances of original, experimental work by more than 75 local artists. This year the […]

ARISE FESTIVAL: An Unexpected Paradise

BY: DAWN DUNCAN   This year was my first Arise Festival and there’s no other way to start this story than to tell you how pleasantly surprised I was. I hate to admit it, but I just didn’t GET IT before heading up for Saturday and Sunday of Arise on a bright sunny day.  This festival had its fourth year this August at Sunrise Ranch outside of Masonville, CO and […]