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There’s no place like home

By Steve Graham Colorado has no shortage of music festivals, but there are few gatherings quite like the Fort Collins Music Experience, or FoCoMX, as it is widely known and loved. With nearly 400 artists at dozens of venues, it’s one of the largest festivals in the state that focuses exclusively on homegrown talent, and certainly one of the biggest without a marquee draw.   “There is no headliner. There […]

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EDM will come to the fore at FoCoMX

  The Aggie’s alien invasion   Festival includes two DJ showcases By Steve Graham FoCoMX is made for a guy like Chris Weller. To paraphrase talk-radio callers, he’s a long-time listener and first-time artist. “I’ve been attending FoCoMX for years, and I love that we have this local, multi-day, take-over-Old-Town festival dedicated to local musicians in Northern Colorado,” Weller said in an email interview. “This is my town and I’m […]

Colorado Born: OrganOmatrOn
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Colorado Born: OrganOmatrOn

OrganOmatrOn is a soul/r and b/funk band with a lot of texture and space groovy and fun to dance to not afraid to push boundaries. Rightly so with members of some of Colorado’s historic bands like Cabaret Diosa, Big Gigantic, Matt Flarity band, hot soup, leftover salmon, Drew Emmitt Band, Bill Nershi‘s blue planet, analog sun, judo chop, Wendy Woo, Euforquestra and Grant Farm. “Chris and I have been friends […]

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KCSU is hosting a spring DJ-athon fundraiser

It’s that time of the year again! The frost is lifting, flowers are blooming, and seniors are preparing to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas. KCSU is graduating 13 seniors of our very own this spring semester; we took a minute to ask them about the most important lesson that they learned at KCSU. Emily Mashak, KCSU news director and co-host of the Rocky Mountain Review, said the […]

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Sculpture in the Square

On Saturday, April 27, Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority will be removing the six sculptures that have resided in Old Town Square for the past year. They will be replaced with six new sculptures from artists across Colorado and will be on display through April 2020. Sculpture in the Square, now in its fourth year, is a year-round outdoor sculpture exhibit displayed in Old Town Square. Artists in this year’s […]

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“Sunday” CD review

    “Sunday” is Late Night Radio’s uplifting and funky answer to “Check Your Head.” Ironically, both albums open with retro-style vocal samples, but thereafter they mostly shun samples in favor of live guitars and drums. In 1992, the Beastie Boys moved away from the mind-boggling sample stew of “Paul’s Boutique” and adopted more instrumentation. Likewise, the latest LNR album forgoes the musical samples of earlier records and uses a […]

Race to Neptune
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“Abandon Fashion”

  Race to Neptune “Abandon Fashion” Race to Neptune isn’t shy about loving the ’90s. They proudly proclaim their debt to the alternative era, and they wear some of their influences on their sleeves. “Departure” has some Ride-worthy shoegaze guitar swirl and the soaring melody of an early Smashing Pumpkins track. Elsewhere, “Mortal Melody” opens with minor-chord Soundgarden fuzz in a long, confident and slow-building instrumental intro. Then singer Brian Maier […]

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The human-pedaled, mixed and amplified soundstage rolls into FoCoMx

TheRickshawLive is only mobile venue parading the streets of Fort Collins with live musicians in tow and is making a debut at FoCoMx with a multimedia reel, and an expanded stage. Dreamt up by Tim Ryschon, President at Ryschon Inc, ‘Hybridizing technology and disease prevention in the service of improved human health’ by day, and innovating new technologies for music transport by night. In 2019, TheRickshawLive received a Marketing Study […]

The Sustainable Living Association presents the ninth annual Earth Day Fort Collins on Saturday, April 20th from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM at Civic Center Park in Old Town.
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Earth Day Fort Collins Inspires Action Through Volunteerism

Earth Day Fort Collins Inspires Action Through Volunteerism The Sustainable Living Association presents the ninth annual Earth Day Fort Collins on Saturday, April 20th from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM at Civic Center Park in Old Town. Earth Day Fort Collins is a combination of activities and events for the entire family, featuring informational booths and displays, arts and crafts, an electric vehicle ride and drive, live music, speakers, local food, and […]

Equally Challenged performs at the 2018 Lagoon Summer Concert Series.
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LAGOON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES ANNOUNCES 2019 LINEUP

The Lagoon Summer Concert Series returns this year bringing high-quality entertainment to the community starting June 19. Produced by Mantooth Marketing Company, the free concerts will take place on the west lawn of Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. The popular summer tradition will feature various talents over seven weeks, excluding July 3. The 2019 lineup will showcase a wide range of music from country […]