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Con Brio with Dirty Revival at Hodi’s

It’s not often that you see two powerhouse funk n’ soul bands on the same night, let alone in the same room. Con Brio recently teamed up with Portland soul outfit Dirty Revival for a series of shows including a Friday night stop at Hodi’s Half Note. San Francisco’s Con Brio has been on a rapid ascension to the big leagues since vocalist Ziek McCarter took the reins from founder […]

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Tim O’Brien Band with Masontown at The Armory

Words and Photos by Nicholas Stock The legendary Tim O’Brien is fresh off the heels of his 40th-anniversary tour with Hot Rize and almost instantly he’s reemerged with a new album and a new band. The aptly named Tim O’Brien Band consists of Mike Bub, Shad Cobb, Jan Fabricius, and Patrick Sauber all pitching in on new and reimagined material. For the self-titled album released in March Tim sat down […]

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Laughing Matters at CWA

By Anthony Galliano The people seated at the long, draped table on stage at CU Boulder’s 71st Conference on World Affairs are not all what you’d expect.  They’re part of a panel discussion titled “A Laughing Matter: The Role of Comedy in Social Change,” and you could swear there’s a joke that starts out just this way.  You know, instead of a priest, a rabbi, and a minster walk into […]

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River Rat Gang plays Pickin’ on the Poudre

By Steve Graham Staci Foster jokingly nicknamed her trio the River Rat Gang for their shared compulsion to jump into natural bodies of water. “We swam in every hole I could think of,” she said of their first tour as a trio. “Needless to say, we’re stoked to play Pickin’ on the Poudre. We will be jumping in the river.” After cooling off in the canyon, they will open for […]

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FoCoMX Fresh Finds

There are plenty of fresh finds and one of a kind experiences, to discover or even rediscover, at FoCoMX.  Here are just a few of our freshest finds:     Robert Shredford   – Friday Night – 11:45pm to 12:30am @ Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar and Pub | 21+ – indie surf rock Robert Shredford is a reverb-drenched surf rock party from a coastless state. Named after an actor your […]

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Hip hop shares spotlight at festival

By Steve Graham About two years ago, hip hop and R&B became the dominant music genre in the United States. Listeners are buying and downloading more Drake than Disturbed and more Kendrick Lamar than Greta Van Fleet. But you couldn’t tell from the Fort Collins music scene. A typical Saturday night in northern Colorado doesn’t bring much live hip hop. The Fort Collins Music Experience attempts to rectify that. “Hip […]

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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 […]