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 […]

Sugar Britches

“Don’t Make Her a Mixtape Yet You Idiot”

Listen while you read — Sugar Britches “Don’t Make Her a Mixtape Yet You Idiot” on Spotify   Brian Johanson and Josh Long perform as Sugar Britches, northern Colorado’s answer to the Old 97’s. Both groups take roots music far more seriously than they take themselves. Both groups can write hooks that stick like flypaper. And both groups benefit from versatile guitarists and clever songwriters. The Old 97’s named its […]

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One Take: Acoustic Jams by Stephen Marley

Stephen Robert Nesta “Raggamuffin” Marley is a Jamaican-American eight-time Grammy Award-winning, Music Producing, iconic musician serving up an acoustic vibe on his new tour. Often he answers as the son of Bob Marley and his wife Rita but he has made a name for himself. On the heels of his new EP,  One Take: Acoustic Jams, he returns to Colorado with a conscious state of mind in more ways than one. Stephen has had success as a solo artist, as a producer, and a member of Ziggy […]


Two Nights With A Monster: paris_monster strikes Colorado

  Words and Photos by Nicholas Stock   Night 1 – Esteban’s   There’s something new on the musical horizon and it goes by the name of paris_monster. The brainchild of longtime friends Josh Dion and Geoff Kraly, paris_monster has been a New York City secret since 2012. Playing out occasionally this project has now evolved into a full-fledged touring machine with stops across North America and Europe. Paris_monster is […]

John Hickenlooper photo courtesy of CPR website

Campaign Kick-off Rally (with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats)

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is running for President. Join John as he announces his run for president in 2020. He kicks off the campaign with a concert in Civic Center Park in Denver on Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and is free and open to the public. The event includes local food trucks.  RSVP now […]

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Getting to know Ben Sparaco and The New Effect

Just days before kicking off a tour with G Love and the Special Sauce at the Fox Theater in Boulder, CO, I chatted with Ben Sparaco as he completed loading the van and hitting the road. Ben, a Florida native who now calls Nashville home spent his early career playing with the likes of the Allman Brothers and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Finding his way West to Nashville to attend […]