Album Review: Kelp by Great Salmon Famine

Listen while you read at soundcloud.com/user-77760089  “Kelp!” Great Salmon Famine My other album review this month is about Last Call Romance, which seems to be swinging onto the dance floor from another century. On the other hand, the equally danceable Great Salmon Famine (GSF) might be from the future, or perhaps a faraway planet. Drummer Camden James has said he wants GSF to be the house band on a cruise […]


Top 5 Winter Weekend Getaways

  You can tell from the traffic on Interstate 25 that plenty of Colorado couples skip town every weekend in the summer for some kind of adventure, whether it’s a challenging hike, some alpine solitude or an urban festival. But you don’t have to wait for June and fight the crowds. There are plenty of romantic weekend getaways in the winter around northern Colorado, and even just across state lines. […]


Sparge Brewery Brings a Taste of Alaska to The Front Range

By Matt Dierlam Visions of sled dog racing and the taste of Alaska fishing might have flashed through the minds of hundreds of area residents this past weekend, thanks to Sparge Brewery. The Wellington-based craft brewery brought the Last Frontier to the Front Range on Saturday evening when they hosted a special event at their Wellington facility. As part of an event to showcase the brewery’s many specially-crafted beverages, Sparge […]

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Rolling out in January, local spirits from The Family Jones will be available state-wide through a new exclusive distribution partner Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC). The Family Jones, which launched in the fall of 2016, has been self-distributing products to bars, restaurants, and liquor stores since its inception. “We like to say, up to this point, we’ve been three guys and a Four Runner,” jokes Sales Director Troy Karnes. That […]

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The Locals to See in 2020: The FoCoMA Peer Awards Sets the Stage by Recognizing 2019 Best Performers

On January 12th the (Fort Collins Music Association (FoCoMA) Peer Awards held its 11th annual Awards Ceremony. Hundreds came to listen to the entertainment at Washington’s in Fort Collins while learning who won the Best of in 36 categories. The Beeves, Achilles, Boss Eagle, Bevin Luna and Guerilla Radio performed between awards categories for a very pumped up crowd.   The Awards: Fort Collins Music Achievement Award – Michael Kirkpatrick Fort […]

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Funk Rock in the Mountains at the Mishawaka

Float Like a Buffalo is a 7-piece high-energy Funk Rock band, which includes Cory Pearman (lead vocals & rhythm guitar), Jason Clukies (bass guitar & backup vocals), Evan Crabdree (lead guitar), Phil Pleckham (drums & backup vocals), Garrett Achten (percussion), Luke Story (saxophone & trumpet), and Cory “Beef” Meier (trombone), which has become a local funk sensation over the past three years, playing shows at The Bluebird Theater, Gothic Theatre, […]


Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth Tour Coming to Colorado

Tickets For Their Summer Show at Red Rocks on June 23 Go On Sale On Friday January 24th. Multi-platinum rock band Barenaked Ladies has announced their extensive Last Summer On Earth tour of North America in 2020. Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket will round out the incredible lineup. Watch the video announcement here: “We’re looking forward to getting back out on the Last Summer On Earth tour,” vocalist/guitarist […]

Woodbelly on stage at Telluride Bluegrass. Photo by PlanetBluegrass.
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Wood Belly Releases New Single “Caroline”

CAROLINE IS THE LATEST TRACK OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM “MAN ON THE RADIO” (OUT JANUARY 31) Acclaimed rising Bluegrass/Newgrass/Grassicana quintet WOOD BELLY is looking forward to the release of their new album, Man On The Radio, on January 31 and ahead of the full-length release, they’ve just dropped a new single, “Caroline.”   “Caroline” is available now on all digital platforms: https://woodbellymusic.com/new-release/   “‘Caroline’ is a love song composed and performed with a more classic bluegrass timbre in mind,” explains songwriter […]


Cook Meet Share: Share Food and Stories Inspired by Library Cookbooks

What is COOK MEET SHARE all about? The purpose of Cook Meet Share is to bring together people from all backgrounds, tastes and cooking abilities to share food and stories around cooking. Although the program is targeted for adults, all ages are welcome. A special program for teens and kids is scheduled for July 2020. The program occurs every other month, beginning in September 2019. How will I know what […]

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Off the Hook Arts Brings ‘The Power of Music’ to the Front Range 

Jephta Bernstein, Off the Hook Arts Executive Director director@offthehookarts.org   WinterFest 2020 celebrates the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and the healing power of music.   Fort Collins, CO: Off the Hook Arts presents their ninth season of WinterFest 2020 from February 1 to 10, 2020.  This year the theme will be The Power of Music: Beethoven • Transcendence • Healing.  This marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig Von Beethoven’s birth, […]