BLUE DOOR: Posh Lounge, Cool Vibe

By: Doug Usher Photos By: Daryl Love Photography Through a signless, vivid blue door inside Blind Pig’s patio on Linden Street, a staircase leads upwards to a hidden lounge, Blue Door. Fort Collins’ newest hot spot, this trendy craft cocktail bar provides patrons with an experience that’s strikingly different from its sister restaurant downstairs. Almost immediately you’ll feel you’ve been transported somewhere else entirely. A blue glow tints the space with […]

The Telluride Yoga Festival Releases Initial Lineup

We have said it before, and will say it again—SUMMER TIME IS QUICKLY APPROACHING, AND WITH IT COUNTLESS MUSIC FESTIVALS TO CHOOSE FROM. But oh wait, there are also yoga festivals?! The Telluride Yoga Festival will be taking place in the stunning San Juan Mountains in Southern Colorado July 20-July 23. This year’s events will offer a huge lineup of internationally renowned instructors teaching everything from yoga to meditation. Lucky for us, […]


Maple Street Music Agency presents Jalan Crossland with Derek Blake on March 3. It’s been a good minute since being in Fort Collins for Jalan, as he’s been busy dominating the Rocky Mountain and Black Hill regions and living up to his reputation as an “endemic Wyoming treasure” (Rita Basom- Wyoming Arts Council). Jalan is widely acclaimed by audiences, critics, and his musical peers as being a premier acoustic guitarist, […]

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By: Rebecca LaPole Save the Dates! Arise Music Festival presents its 5th Year Celebration this summer in Loveland at the beautiful Sunrise Ranch, August 4-7. This is our first in a series of six on the Road to Arise. Each month, we will feature a different facet of this amazing festival, because there is so much more to Arise than music. Everything from the Gaia Yoga Sanctuary, the Rainbow Lightning Children’s […]

ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Stella Luce – Bleed

By: Jeremy Fleischer 4 out of 5 STARS In the future, when music historians write about the last 10 years of Northern Colorado music, they will list Stella Luce as one of the most important. What is meant by “important”? Well, music history is full of bands whose influence is greater than its visibility or perceived popularity, and Stella Luce is one of these bands. The band’s fierce determination to […]

ALBUM REVIEW: L.A. Rose – I’m Such a Fool

By: Jeremy Fleischer 3 out 5 STARS   Luke “L.A.” Rose is perhaps best known in Fort Collins as the producer/DJ for the hip-hop troupe Thin Air Crew. And as such, he lays down original and sampled beats for the emcees to get wild over. No disrespect to the emcees and other Thin Air producers, but when you hear an L.A. Rose track you wish there could be more instrumental […]


ALBUM REVIEW:Gasoline Lollipops – Resurrection

By: Jeremy Fleischer 3 out of 5 STARS This past Valentine’s Day, alt-country rockers Gasoline Lollipops quit pussyfooting around with EPs and finally released their first full-length record after six years of performing and gaining ground in the Colorado music scene. And right out of the gate, with the title track, “Resurrection,” we understand what has taken so long. There is nothing hasty about this album. These are songs that […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Danielle Ate the Sandwich – The Terrible Dinner Guest

By: Jeremy Fleischer 3.5 out of 5 STARS A decade ago, Fort Collins was barely paying attention to Danielle Anderson, the ukulele songstress gracing open mic stages, when YouTube viewers worldwide fell in love with her alter ego, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, who performed sketches along with surprising ukulele covers on her channel. Beautifully sung and adeptly played uke covers were a novelty, for sure, but it was Danielle’s quirky […]


You Are What You Cannabis

By:  JACK TALLGRASS We use to say, “you are what you eat,” and “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away”……..of course, that was when food was entirely made of food…and when the apples weren’t sprayed with chemicals you can’t pronounce even with a Doctorate degree. Strangely, we have become a culture where we want the most expensive shoes and phones, yet the least expensive food….at the serious cost of our […]

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By: Rachael E. Worthington Photo By: Rachel Neville   You won’t find another dance performance that begins with the music of Bach, ends with Metallica, and highlights David Bowie and Odetta songs in the middle — unless you’re fortunate enough to see Complexions at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center this March. Complexions isn’t just another ordinary dance company. Their style, performances and methods push far beyond the boundaries of convention, […]