C.B. & Potts and The RAM Raise $23,000 for ALS Research

For the 4th consecutive year, The RAM Restaurant Group, owners of C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery has participated in the ‘Ales for ALS’ national fundraising campaign to raise money for ALS research. The company’s IPA 4 ALS specialty beer has received overwhelming and ever-growing support from guests with $1 from every pint sold being donated to the cause. This year $23,000 was raised.   The ‘Ales for ALS’ program […]

Motet cover art

“Death or Devotion”

  CD Review “Death or Devotion” The Motet The opening notes of the first track on the new Motet album drop you straight into a classic blaxploitation film with a bass line reminiscent of “Shaft.” Take a look at the psychedelic rainbow of curves on the album cover. The 1970s vibe is no accident. Denver’s Motet has been funking up its home state since 1998, but the group has rarely […]

Couch Sled Race and Polar Plunge
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Top 5: Low-Key March Adventures in NoCo

  Hike | Rocky Mountain National Park Can you really go to Colorado and not go for a hike? Located just outside of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park is a must-visit for anyone this month. Aim for an early start to avoid traffic, and hopefully have a slice of the beauty all to yourself. First timer? Head to Bear Lake trailhead for a variety of hike distances to some […]

THE POUDRE POUR Nourishing Our Community

Nourishing the community

By THE POUDRE POUR     Leonardo Di Vinci said, “Water is the driving force of all nature.” Here in Northern Colorado, water from the Cache la Poudre River is the source of our world-class produce, herbs, spices, breweries, distilleries, meats, cheeses, and other amazing artisanal products. Chef Kent and Chef Emmy from Z Catering are working their culinary magic to combine these ingredients into a mouth-watering array of appetizers […]

My Dog Ate Chad releases first EP

My Dog Ate Chad releases first EP

By Steve Graham Pianist Matan Birnbaum and rhythm guitarist Goose Seifert might have to choose between playing “a dream gig” at Mishawaka Amphitheatre and learning about music production at Berklee College of Music this summer.     You’re probably doing something right as high school juniors if the nation’s most prestigious music school and the area’s best music venue are competing for your time, and your band is generating local […]

Dead Floyd on the STAMP tourbus. Photo by Jennifer Folsom

Fire and Ice: Dead Floyd for two nights

For the first time, a Fort Collins original foursome will bring sounds from two different worlds to audiences in two different venues. “Fire and Ice” is a more ambitious attempt than anything the band Dead Floyd has tried in Fort Collins. Two nights. Two venues. Two different sets. It has been about a year since the band played its home town. And no one has played both venues, Aggie Theatre, […]


Envy Brewing Now Open

As a member of the NoCo craft beer scene for some time, walking into the industry soft-opening of Envy Brewing felt like a family reunion. Brewers, beertenders, sales reps and owners from Purpose, Gilded Goat, Intersect, Funkwerks, Jessup Farms, Timnath, Troubadour Malting and so many more were showing their support. Envy is being welcomed into the community with open arms and full glasses. The owners started their brewery with community […]

SweetGrass Kitchen


  Weed’s Independence Day is coming up on 4/20 (naturally), and Sweet Grass Kitchen has something new cooking   I’VE VISITED TWO INDUSTRIAL-POT KITCHENS NOW, and here’s one important thing I’ve learned: Nobody looks good in a hair net.   They made me wear one during my visit to Sweet Grass Kitchen, on Denver’s industrial south side. And I get it. This is a food-service operation, and stray hairs in […]


Building a greener tour bus

Biodiesel group crowd-funding a sustainable alternative for traveling bands By Steve Graham Eric Skjerseth and Jennifer Zidon are building what they call the nation’s most sustainable tour bus to help get touring bands off of fossil fuels. And they could use your help. They are crowd-funding a project to upgrade and remodel a former city bus into a cushy traveling home for touring bands, and the bus will run on […]

Steve brings a career-spanning set of solo spontaneity to the Armory at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8 (visit for tickets and details), and to Swallow Hill in Denver on Saturday, March 9.

Steve Forbert still spontaneous after all these years

By Steve Graham It has been more than forty years since Steve Forbert rode “Romeo’s Tune” onto the pop charts. He was dubbed “the next Bob Dylan,” and sharing famous New York City stage with the Talking Heads and John Cale. He’s never reached the chart peak of “Romeo’s Tune” again, but neither is he a nostalgia act, riding on his former glory. Last year, he wrote a memoir about […]