Local band Race to Neptune remains hard at work

By: Will Black Fort Collins-based alternative/indie rock outfit Race to Neptune released a new single, “The Phantom Deep,” in early November. This latest effort, which has garnered airplay on radio stations throughout the country and overseas, bears a distinct ‘90s-alt influence. The song opens with gain-heavy power chords, which a cymbal part parallels on the second pass of the intro. A second guitar part thickens the distortion as the first […]

Unleash the Party Goblin with Iliza Shlesinger

By: Rachael E. Worthington Comedian Iliza Shlesinger, youngest winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, will perform at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center March 17. We got the scoop on what to expect and her advice on how to responsibly release your inner party goblin — the subconscious creature from her famous bit. Your show is on St. Patricks’s Day here in Fort Collins and the Lincoln Center is hosting a […]

Holst’s The Planets – Live in the Dome at FCMoD

Experience Holst’s The Planets like never before! Featuring a newly commissioned reduction of the orchestral score by local composer Gustav Hoyer, these performances will mark not only the 100th anniversary of the piece’s premiere, but also the Spring Equinox. Utilizing the fully immersive 360° OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Holst’s The Planets will be performed live by Classical Revolution Northern Colorado and accompanied by stunning […]


On June 9, five Front Range bands will vie for chance to play the Ernie Ball stage at Vans Warped Tour Denver Descendents will headline the venue’s inaugural “Punk Off!” show scheduled for Saturday, June 9. The one-day juried competition and live concert will give five Front Range bands the opportunity to open for the punk rock icons, as well as a chance to play an additional set at the […]

Parade of Lights Returns with “Tidal Waves”

Debuting in 2015 with Feeling Electric featuring songs such as “Feeling Electric” and “Golden”, Parade of Lights, a quartet based in Los Angeles hit the music scene strong. With millions of streams on Spotify and having their hit track “Golden” played during the Super Bowl, Winter Olympics, and Grammy and Academy Awards they are making their mark in the alternative scene. Parade of Lights has shared sold out stages with […]

Rise As Legends Levitates Fort Collins Metal Scene

By: Kelly Suda Fort Collins local band Rise as Legends debuted their new EP release, “End of Ages” at the Downtown Artery February 9th alongside other local metal bands A Flood Foretold, Unreasonable Human, and Goat Hill Massacre from Denver. The EP signifies a feeling of satisfaction for Rise as Legends as it is their first recorded consolidation of four songs, building upon the foundation of their previous work. Band […]

The man who turned America Sour

Lily Morford He is often called the father of sour beer, the “man who turned America sour,” and the creator of New Belgium Brewing’s flagship beer, Fat Tire. But really, Peter Bouckaert is the chief of wisdom and other nonsense, as his business card comically reads. He is an under-the-table joker with a thick Belgian accent, who doesn’t take himself too seriously when it comes to talking about his past […]

Lindsey Roberts holding her pizza.

Date Night: Pizza by the Slice Tour of Fort Collins

In honor of National Pizza Day last Friday (Feb. 9), I created a date good for any day: a pizza by the slice tour of Fort Collins. My date for the night, Lindsey Roberts, and I went to the following restaurants serving the best food on earth: Slyce, Pizza Casbah, and Cosmo’s Pizza. Slyce: We started at Slyce, the cutest restaurant and best place for a date by itself. In the middle […]

Liu Hung at Loveland Museum

In December, the Loveland Museum launched an exhibit featuring the work of Chinese-born, U.S.-based painter Hung Liu. The showcase includes 15 large-scale paintings and one rare, room-size piece. Liu has emerged as a prominent figure in today’s art scene. Her work has appeared at numerous reputable venues throughout the U.S. Liu draws upon her bicultural background to explore themes such as the relationship between the past and the present and […]

Celebrating David Bowie

More than just a mere salute, CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE keeps Bowie’s music alive with musicians who worked closely with him throughout his career and other top musicians greatly influenced by him. Legendary Bowie touring and recording keyboardist Mike Garson, who collaborated with Bowie for longer than any other player, will be heading up the CdB band for the North American leg, which features guitarist Earl Slick, guitarist and previous Bowie […]