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Off the Hook Arts is Coming Take Over FoCo With Classical Music This Summer

By: Jennifer Ortega Off the Hook Arts is a nonprofit music education program with large aspirations. Geared towards children and young adults in k-12, Off the Hook Arts provides free and low-cost classical music instruction across Fort Collins and the Northern Colorado area. As part of the program, Off the Hook Arts produces a winter and summer classical music festival every year. From June 19 to July 14, Summerfest will […]

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Whole Milk: Not a Stoner Band

By: Jennifer Ortega Photo By: Amanda Mazili Despite the perpetual competition and struggling musician horror stories in Los Angeles, Whole Milk applauds the hustling and business mindset that forces musicians to develop themselves to the max. “It used to be a band but now it’s a business,” says Alec Reid, lead singer and guitarist for Whole Milk. Originally stemming from a television concept similar to The Monkees, Whole Milk – consisting […]

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Slim Cessna’s Auto Club Headlines Oskar Blues 20-Year Anniversary Party

By: Gretchen Gaede I was fortunate enough to catch up with Slim Cessna, eponymous band member of one of the most successfully unique acts to hail from Denver, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, to chat about their upcoming performance at Oskar Blues Brewery. Having woven such a critical thread in the fabric of the Colorado music scene and what has been dubbed the “Denver sound,” it was refreshing to hear both […]

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BOHEMIAN NIGHTS KICKS OFF THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERTS JUNE 1ST

Thursday Night Live is back. June 1st will kick off the first of ten free shows to hit the outdoor stage in Fort Collins’ Old Town Square as part of Bohemian Nights summer concert series. SHEL, Fort Collins’ own pop/folk band will kick off the summer concert series. Performances will go on 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. every Thursday through August 3rd. Head to bohemiannights.org to download the Bohemian Nights app from the […]

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TMULE— New Beginnings

By: Jennifer Ortega When Sean Lamborne, also known as TMULE, started work on his first solo EP release since mid-2000s, May 26th’s Wordless Lullabies, he found himself reflecting on his youth and the affect it had on him in the present day. “It’s more than just working through stuff,” he says. “Growing up means you’re going to work through your childhood the rest of your life in one way or another […]

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MAY CITY BUZZ

PINKED Get your pink outfit ready and join presenter Fortified Collaborations at the Downtown Artery to support Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains at a new event called “Pinked,” happening on May 19 from 6 pm to 10 pm.  Enjoy chef-crafted hors d’oeurves from local restaurants Cafe Vino, Fish Restaurant, Music City Hot Chicken, Restaurant 415, Jays Bistro, and Tasty Harmony, along with sweets prepared by local pastry master, Dana […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Victim Culture – Victim Culture EP

By: Jeremy Fleischer 3 out of 5 Stars The self-titled debut EP from Denver’s Victim Culture is a full-on, relentless audial assault that only lasts 23 minutes but lingers long after. As FtLP Records Founder Johnny Wilson, who released the album, explains it, “This album is purposely sequenced to be listened to all together, gapless as a whole, song 1 to song 8.” This return to albums as a whole […]

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HARBINGER COFFEE: AN ELEVATED APPROACH TO JAVA

By: Doug Usher The craft scene in Northern Colorado continues to explore new directions, with one of the latest trends being the nationally exploding craft coffee scene. A new breed of coffee shops are popping up around Fort Collins, with an emphasis on elevating your cup of java to something more refined, more exciting, and definitely conversation worthy. Harbinger Coffee was one of the first on the local scene. Around […]

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WOLF VAN ELFMAND—ROAD WARRIOR SETTLES INTO NEW SOLO PROJECT

By: Dawn Duncan  Photo By: Cynthia Reaves This month, I caught up with Wolf van Elfmand, formerly of Von Stomper. Wolf has embarked on a new solo project, Real Wolf, and is releasing an album in May that steers in a new direction. DD: Tell me about your current projects and where you’re headed. WVE: Since October, I’ve been focusing on a new direction, my solo project. I debuted my […]

ALBUM REVIEW: TMULE – Wordless Lullabies EP

By: Jeremy Fleischer 3 out of 5 stars Sean Lamborne of the rootsy Fort Collins rock band The Longest Day of the Year is set to release his first collection of solo work in over a decade. The four-song EP, titled Wordless Lullabies, is paired with a collection of poetry called Book of Dawn / I, The Iceberg. While not exactly companion pieces, both works examine emotional abandonment and the […]