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In Tune, An Honest Conversation For Musicians and Mental Health

  Fort Collins Music Association and The Colorado Sound come together to present In Tune, a safe space for creatives to open up about mental health. This is just the beginning of the conversation with the hope it’s a continual series. In Tune is at The Lyric on September 23 at 6 pm. Snacks, a film, an open forum discussion with a few local musicians who have gone through their […]

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Surround Sound Bash

Surround Sound Bash is coming Saturday, September 28… it’s the Music District’s third anniversary and they are celebrating the local sonic music community. The lineup is TBD but there are multiple live performance zones, unique music interactives, jam sessions, opportunities to support local music, bars, photo ops, and lots more. Take the journey through a walkable mixtape… * hands-on music activities *learn some basics on a new instrument *play Local […]

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Discovery Distilled: DiscoTech

Come get your groove on at FCMoD’s very own Silent Disco–the loudest dance party no one else can hear!  With two DJs to tune into, your very own set of lighted headphones, and the museum’s unique environment, this will be a night to remember. Come dance on the rooftop with a drink in your hand and explore the latest technology from VR to 3-D printing at Discovery Distilled: DiscoTech. If […]

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SYMPHONY BATH BOMBS

Coda Signature established in 2015 and uses ‘music as their muse and cannabis as their medium,’ hoping that the experience of cannabis through their products mimics the way music elevates life. There are many ways to consume CBD or cannabis, including tinctures, inhaling, and topicals or salves. Coda Signature has designed the ultimate topical for self-care, the Symphony Bath Bomb, infused with CBD. CBD, or Cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive component […]

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Kicking breast cancer

Independent local martial arts studio hosts Kickathon fundraiser By Steve Graham Andrew Beck spends most of the year teaching tae kwon do punches, kicks and blocks. But this month, he is focused on a different kind of sparring — the fight against breast cancer. Beck is the chief instructor at Becks’ Martial Arts, which he launched with his wife Rebecca in 2018. The school will host the fifth annual Kickathon, with […]

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It’s all in the mix

SF1 deftly blends genres, art forms By Steve Graham Shane Franklin is a radio personality for both a Top 40 pop station and a hard rock station. If that seems incongruous, you haven’t seen Franklin’s other project, SF1. “I like to just call it music,” Franklin said of the eclectic blend of rap, soul, jazz and rock he brings to his albums as SF1. His live shows are even more […]

Events

Fort Collins Fitness Festival is Bigger and Better for 2019 

When Rachel Pastor walks into a room, the mood changes.  One conversation with Pastor has you motivated to train for that 5k you’ve been mulling over or join your buddy at that fitness class she keeps asking you about.  “I really aim to bring the joy of health and fitness to people’s lives,” Pastor said. And I’d say she’s accomplishing that.  Pastor, the visionary and creator behind the Fort Collins […]

Beer

Top 5 Breweries to Visit this Fall 

Equinox Brewing | Fort Collins Nestled close to Old Town Square in Fort Collins, Equinox Brewing is a great place to unwind after work or swing by on a Saturday afternoon. Equinox focuses on the social aspect of beer: bringing people together to enjoy a good brew, chat about their lives and listen to local music. You won’t find TV’s here, either. Equinox also has an outdoor beer garden to […]

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CD Review

  “Rattlesnake” Neyla Pekarek Neyla Pekarek left the Lumineers last year to pursue a solo career. She clearly had something else to say, and some other musical avenues to explore. And even though she is internationally famous, all those roads charmingly lead back to northern Colorado. The Lumineers’ rollicking, foot-stomping hit “Ho Hey” ruled radio in 2012, and firmly established them as “America’s answer to Mumford & Sons,” as Rolling Stone […]

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CD Review

      Flaural By Steve Graham It took three years to make, and it’s only eight tracks long, but Flaural packs a lot into its 32-minute-long full-length debut album. “I think it’s important for people to listen to the songs more than once,” singer Colin Johnson told Westword back in April. “You’ll discover all the little things we hid in there.” The album is called “Postponement” because the recording was delayed […]