SONIC SOCIAL: a celebration of all things music + geekery

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, […]

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Laid-back front porch blues you might hear on a sultry evening in rural Mississippi in 1949. Singer/picker Cary Morin exudes low-key charm working solo and small group, mostly acoustic, with Dexter Payne’s clarinet on “Let Me Hear The Music,” and harmonica elsewhere. Morin makes no bones about his love for Delta blues and it shows. The Grateful Dead’s “Dire Wolf” gets the blue-streaked Morin treatment, the only cover. The denser […]


Animanie and the totally Insaney Animaniacs

By Lincoln Center staff Get up close and personal with the animanie and totally insaney crew of Animaniacs in Concert when they play The Lincoln Center on Feb. 8. With the original voice actors of Yakko, Wakko and Brain accompanied by the CSU Symphony Orchestra, you won’t need a time machine to go back with this beloved cartoon.   “Being able to do that music live is a huge gift,” […]


Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

As 2018 comes to a close, the KCSU staff would like to reflect back on our year. It started back in January when Trevor Hall made an appearance in our studio, performing songs from his Fruitful Darkness tour. In February, we partnered with the Women and Gender Advocacy Center to help launch “Do You Even Lift, Bro: Men Exercising So” in which we featured Johanna Brown, Cassie Cowan and Liz […]


This Weekend in Northern Colorado: ARISE, Irish Gathering and more

It’s a busy weekend with PLENTY to do in Northern Colorado. It’s hard to sum it all up in one little post. So, we are sharing the highlights. Kicking off the first weekend in August is the 2018 Irish Gathering – the 10th annual celebration of Irish history and culture in Fort Collins. Also this weekend is the ARISE Music Festival at Sunrise ranch in Loveland. This will begin Friday […]


This Weekend in Fort Collins: 7/27-7/29

It’s hard to believe the end of July is upon us. This weekend in Fort Collins, we send it off with a bang. The Fort Collins Fringe Festival is taking over the town, a live performance-art festival featuring over 90 performers from all walks of life. Everything from puppetry, to singing, to slap-stick comedy. The town will also play host to a BBQ competition, a Wizard of Oz sing-a-long, and […]


This Weekend in Fort Collins: 7/20-7/22

Another week of work has come and gone, it’s time to unwind. Stealing the show this weekend in Fort Collins is Grammy nominated band Devotchka. Their unmistakable sound has been featured at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Coachella in the past. They’ll be rocking The Mish tonight at 8. Other things going down this weekend are a tree climbing competition, a food truck rally, and a unique metal show. […]


This Weekend in Fort Collins: 7/13-7/15

Take a deep breath Fort Collins, it’s time for another weekend. Whether you’re with family, friends, or a significant other – in this town, there is always something to do. This weekend is no exception. Taking over Old Town is the Summer Sidewalk Sale, a 3-day art event hosted by the Global Village Museum of Arts. You’ll find unique treasures at very reasonable prices during this event. In an unrelated, […]

FY5 performing on stage, while being framed by two dancing fans.

FY5: New American Roots

Fort Collins based FY5 is an American music band touring the United States and internationally.  The bluegrass and country influenced band formed nine years ago. They have been playing the Front Range ever since. The energetic and dance-inducing performances have been gracing Avogadro’s Number for years and most recently at the Swing Station in Laporte. The five member band’s climb to success was gradual at the beginning, but the band’s focused ability to […]


This Weekend in Fort Collins: 7/6 – 7/8

July is in full force, and although the firework shows have come to an end, the entertainment has not! In Fort Collins, there is always something to do on the weekend. Making its return to Old Town Square and headlining the slate of events is the Downtown Concert Series – a free live music event held every month. The First Friday Walk is also returning this weekend – a free interactive […]