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:
– 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 mom probably loves, this badass babes club creates dreamy harmonies while playing dangerously catchy hooks inspired by ’60s garage rock and has recently shared the stage with the likes of King Tuff and La Luz. Featuring Jessi Reed on guitar, Christi Bailey and Mike Adams and drums and keys respectively, and Alia Goldfarb on bass. All members sing.
No Doubt about it
– Friday Night – 3:45pm to 4:30pm @ Odell Brewing Co. | All Ages
Ska, Pop, Punk
Señorita Sometimes frontwoman (Stacy Sevelin) grew up seeing No Doubt in both Los Angeles and Orange County, CA. Gwen Stefani was one of her favorite female singers. It dawned on her that she should try to start up a No Doubt tribute band in Fort Collins. She then quickly begged her bandmates Menyus Borocz (Wire Faces) and Sean Speer (Stella Luce) to play a No Doubt tribute set for Halloween at Surfside7 in 2017. Both miraculously agreed. Stacy then asked Craig Powell to play bass for the show (he was not in Señorita Sometimes at this time). After the successful and fun show, Craig soon joined the band as a full-time bass player! Cassie Cowan joined Señorita Sometimes in late 2018 and plays keys/backup vocals in No Doubt About It!
If you are feeling nostalgic and love No Doubt, you should check out this cover band! Many people have stated that NDAI does a fantastic job and plays an awesome tribute to the band. It really is a fun show and brings you waaaaay back!
– Friday Night – 10:30pm to 11:15pm @ Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar and Pub | 21+ – Doom Pop Band
Floor Model is a doom pop band from Northern Colorado, featuring members of Wire Faces, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Somerset Catalog, and EAOD (a love story). If Guided by Voices and Vulfpeck had a baby, she grew up and dropped out of college after battling an addiction to Depeche Mode, she’d think Floor Models were okay in her book.
– Friday Night – 12:00am to 1:00am @ Hodi’s Half Note | All Ages – Loud, Catchy, Abrasive
Plasma Canvas is a punk act based in Fort Collins, Colorado and comprised of the duo Adrienne Rae Ash (vocals, guitar) and Jude McCarron (drums, vocals). Originally formed in 2016, the act has quickly gained momentum in the Colorado rock and punk scene, including playing with Descendents at Mishawaka Amphitheatre and playing the main stage at Warped 2018 in Denver. Plasma Canvas is a hard-hitting, grinding, edgy experience known for a thrashing live show and a message of inclusivity and intersectionality that brings everyone together. The band is heavily influenced by myriad artists such as La Dispute, The Used, Misfits, Nirvana, PEARS, Iron Chic, Every Time I Die, A Giant Dog, Andrew W.K., Jeff Rosenstock, Against Me!, Underoath, ’68, Jimmy Eat World, Descendents, My Chemical Romance, FIDLAR, White Reaper, The Darkness, Foxy Shazam, Metallica, Converge, Sick Of It All, Sunny Day Real Estate, Mastodon and Queen.
Choice City Skillet Lickers
– Saturday Night – 5:30pm to 6:15pm @ Prost Brewing Co. & Biergarten | 21+ – Experimental. Grassy. Power-Trio.
The Choice City Skillet Lickers is a who’s who trio of Fort Collins musicians. Joe Lessard (Head for the HIlls), Taylor Shuck (Woodbelly), and David Jensen (Blue Grama) have combined forces to push the envelope of the ‘bluegrass’ genre. Their music is indicative of the eclectic influences they share. CCSL is an avenue for all three members to step outside of their everyday creative endeavors in a way that gives the audience a rare glimpse into the late night picking sessions that never make the big stage. This is a jam you won’t want to miss!
– Dad-core – Northern Colorado’s favorite four piece middle-aged adult contemporary post-hardcore group.
– Friday Night – 5:30pm to 6:15pm @ Pour Brothers Community Tavern |
Singer-Songwriter, Jazz & Blues, Indie Folk
Space Between Shadows
– Saturday Night – 6:30pm to 7:15pm @ Equinox Brewing | All Ages
An acoustic, electronic duo from Durango, Colorado blending soulful folk and digital sounds to share the interconnectivity of the human experience. https://www.spacebetweenshadows.com