Trout Steak Revival–Aggie Theatre, Nov. 17

Colorado-based quintet Trout Steak Revival has established itself as a staple in the local bluegrass scene over the past few years. At the Aggie Theatre Friday, the band added another engaging, workman-like performance to its ever-growing resume. Fiddler Bevin Foley lays down classic bluegrass phrases with a ferocity that keeps the licks fresh and the energy high. But she sometimes opts for slower parts that steer the music into contemplative, […]


Bringing the House SoDown

By John Vollinger The very last thing one could say about the SoDown show at Hodi’s last Thursday would be that it was slow to start. Krushendo unassumingly took to the stage, and shouted a lively welcome into the mic that immediately got the attention of everyone in the building. With a guitar slung across his back like some medieval sword, he swiftly breathed life into the room with a style […]


Canadarado – A Creative Convergence of Coloradan and Canadian Musical Professionals.

Last Saturday marked Canadarado‘s (Canada/Colorado) 2017 visit to the Music District in Old Town Fort Collins. The goal of the program was quite simple – To determine how we can assist Fort Collins’ and Denver’s expanding music industry at any and all levels of music production. The answer was a little more elaborate. Music professionals from Vancouver and across Canada sat down with local musicians to discuss their craft, and […]

NOV 24 – Downtown Artery

The River Arkansas Mike Clark (the mastermind behind The Ghost of Michael Clark, The Haunted Windchimes, and The Sugar Sounds) will be at Downtown Artery with his latest project—The River Arkansas. This band is made up of musicians from across the Front Range, and named after the river Clark lives beside. Their first release, Golden Light, brings together sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, Americana, soul, and gypsy folk. You can […]


In House: Mark Farina

By John Vollinger With so many new and exciting (and oft-experimental) sounds emerging from the electronic music scene these days, a night filled with the steady, pleasant rhythms of house music was a welcome piece of nostalgia. Photo by Nick Irvin, Facebook @beyondphotoco, Instagram @beyond_photo. Mark Farina is perhaps best known for his long-standing Mushroom Jazz series: an 8-volume collection of downtempo mixes which heavily incorporate elements of jazz and R&B […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Author Ann Patchett Charms Fort Collins Audience

A girl attended Ann Patchett‘s book signing in Tennessee and brought a stack of novels for the author to sign. The student mentioned an essay assignment, and asked Patchett for ideas on a theme. The celebrated author went through the novels one by one, scribbling a few notes that ended with the same word. They all went something like, “This person or group of people gets stuck with this person […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

#FoCo4PuertoRico presents – Benefit for Puerto Rico and other Charities

Photos by Dan Peacock It was a night of palpable passion and ferocious generosity. #FoCo4PuertoRico’s five-featured performers and (not so) silent auction certainly put donors in the mood for magnanimity, raising over FOUR THOUSAND dollars for Unidos for Puerto Rico and other various charities. Event organizers Soraya Rozkuszka and Greg Tempalski put on the event in response to Greg’s creation of the hashtag in heed of news following devastating hurricane […]

Photo by Tara Graber Photography

Earphorik – Hodi’s Half Note – November 12, 2017

Photo by Tara Graber Photography   Earphorik, a four-piece jam outfit from Fort Wayne, Indiana, did its best to enliven a sparse, lethargic crowd at Hodi’s Half Note Sunday night. The dueling guitars of Austin Robinson and Chris Treesh occasionally steered the music onto the fringes of metal territory, begging onlookers to bang their heads. Meanwhile, bassist Nolan Opper and drummer Ryan Moreno orchestrated frenetic grooves ripe for foot-stomping. If […]

Consider The Source photo by Sonsini Media

Consider the Source – Hodi’s Half Note – Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

At Hodi’s Half Note Saturday, New York-based trio Consider the Source transcended the lexicon by which music is described. With just a guitar, a bass and a drum set, the band created and traversed a rich musical landscape that is worth writing about, inadequate lexicon notwithstanding. Guitarist Gabriel Marin, bassist John Ferrara and drummer Jeff Mann are the men behind the magic. Marin wields a fretless, double-necked ax capable of […]


Copoco’s Honey – Fort Collins born and bred

If you’ve ever journeyed up 287/College towards Poudre Canyon on your way out of Old Town, you may have noticed the honeycomb colored storefront as the road banks West. Copoco’s Honey – Fort Collins born and bred – a shop proud to sell honey gathered by the Northern Colorado’s expansive beekeeping society.  Jack and Virginia Gilmore manage the store. Their two sons founded Copoco (then called Bee Busters) back in […]