Marcus King at the Boulder Theater. Photo by Mikayla Sanford
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Marcus King and Co. Bring Soul Fire to Boulder

By Adam Perry   Boulder was a jamband lover’s heaven over the weekend, with John Mayer fronting three of the four remaining Grateful Dead dudes as Dead and Co. at Folsom Field on Friday and Saturday and a slew of late-night shows in clubs and bars riding Dead and Co.’s coat-tails. The Boulder Theater, however, hosted Marcus King Band. The 23-year-old South Carolina guitarist and singer has roots in authentic […]

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FORT COLLINS OPEN STREETS 10TH EDITION HIGHLIGHTS

Anyone who’s been to a block party knows that closing public streets to through traffic creates a comfortable and fun environment to ride, walk, run, scoot, roll, and play in the street. That is the environment you’ll find at Open Streets, popping up in different Fort Collins neighborhoods each June and September. We asked a longtime Open Streets organizer and self-proclaimed number-one fan, Andrew Schneider, what to expect this year. […]

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Dead Horses return to Fort Collins on June 12

Dead Horses return to Fort Collins on June 12   Wisconsin-based roots, indie-folk band Dead Horses return to Fort Collins on June 12 for a headlining show at Fort Collins Nursery. The concert also features a rare solo set from Alysia Kraft (Whippoorwill, The Patti Fiasco) to kick things off. If you like and follow Americana music, Dead Horses are a band you’ll want to know. They were first introduced to Colorado by way […]

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Inaugural BIFF Fort Collins Film Festival Kicks Off March 8

Festival Event to Feature Films, Live Local Music, Post-film Call2Actions with Local Nonprofits   Northern Coloradans will have a stimulating new way to spend a cozy winter weekend when the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) brings a showcase to Fort Collins on March 8-9. According to its co-founder (with her sister) and director Kathy Beeck, the acclaimed BIFF’s expansion to Fort Collins highlights the organization’s desire to broaden the reach […]

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What do farm-to-table foods; craft ales, sours and stouts; and Northern Colorado’s water heritage have in common?

What do farm-to-table foods; craft ales, sours and stouts; and Northern Colorado’s water heritage have in common? The Poudre River! The Poudre Heritage Alliance, in partnership with local craft brewers, is hosting the 2nd Annual POUDRE POUR – an educational celebration of the bounty that flows from the Poudre River. The event features craft brew tastings, coffees, and natural sodas; farm fresh ale inspired appetizers; history and heritage activities; art exhibit and auction; […]

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All Things ‘Jeremy Garrett’ with Jeremy Garrett of the Infamous Stringdusters

Written by Nicholas Stock Jeremy Garrett, a.k.a G-Grass plays fiddle. He started at the age of 3 and has never stopped. Jeremy is an accomplished guitar and mandolin player, vocalist, and songwriter.  Jeremy is a founding member of the GRAMMY award-winning band, The Infamous Stringdusters, and has performed in all-star line-ups and as a solo artist. He takes the stage on Feburary with a host of friends at the Aggie […]

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“Youth on Record Sessions: Vol. 3”

  <<<<NOTE: THERE IS NO FREE STREAM OF THIS ALBUM. IT’S A FUNDRAISER, SO THEY WANT PEOPLE TO ACTUALLY PAY MONEY FOR MUSIC, LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS>>>> Buy a digital copy of the compilation https://www.youthonrecord.org/yorsessionsvol3 CD Review “Youth on Record: Vol. 3” Various Artists By Steve Graham This album opens with its own mission statement. A jumble of voices and samples over a trip-hop beat gives way to a […]

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Techstars Startup Week Fort Collins goes WAY beyond apps to art, music, even food-based businesses

By Nick Armstrong the Geek-in-Chief behind WTF Marketing   Fort Collins will erupt into a free public celebration of making things happen from Feb. 25 to March 2, and you are invited.   “We never see this much talent in the same place at the same time, ever,” says Franklin Taggart, musician, and consultant to creative businesses. “The value of Techstars Startup Week Fort Collins cannot be expressed in words. […]

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KCSU Presents Get Launched: A DIY show at Launch Skatepark

Everyone loves a good ol’ DIY show. Fluorescent lights hanging from a garage ceiling, buzzy speakers, and guitar cases covered in stickers are telltale signs that you’re about to rock your socks off. Except, imagine that insulated garage is replaced by an echoing concrete room. The ripped carpet is now a half-pipe. Everyone is dancing. You can feel the reverberation in your core. The artist’s unmistakable passion fuels the crowd. […]

SONIC SOCIAL: a celebration of all things music + geekery
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Plug in, turn up, and geek out

Join the Music District for Sonic Social, a party immersed in music and fandom fun, where you are invited to plug in, turn up, and geek out. SONIC SOCIAL: a celebration of all things music + geekery. Sonic Social will serve as the closing celebration to Art-Up week, and will be themed to science fiction, fantasy, and video games. The party has music at its core and will feature live performances, hands-on activities, gameplay, […]