Bringing the House SoDown

By John Vollinger The very last thing one could say about the SoDown show at Hodi’s last Thursday would be that it was slow to start. Krushendo unassumingly took to the stage, and shouted a lively welcome into the mic that immediately got the attention of everyone in the building. With a guitar slung across his back like some medieval sword, he swiftly breathed life into the room with a style […]


Canadarado – A Creative Convergence of Coloradan and Canadian Musical Professionals.

Last Saturday marked Canadarado‘s (Canada/Colorado) 2017 visit to the Music District in Old Town Fort Collins. The goal of the program was quite simple – To determine how we can assist Fort Collins’ and Denver’s expanding music industry at any and all levels of music production. The answer was a little more elaborate. Music professionals from Vancouver and across Canada sat down with local musicians to discuss their craft, and […]

NOV 24 – Downtown Artery

The River Arkansas Mike Clark (the mastermind behind The Ghost of Michael Clark, The Haunted Windchimes, and The Sugar Sounds) will be at Downtown Artery with his latest project—The River Arkansas. This band is made up of musicians from across the Front Range, and named after the river Clark lives beside. Their first release, Golden Light, brings together sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, Americana, soul, and gypsy folk. You can […]


In House: Mark Farina

By John Vollinger With so many new and exciting (and oft-experimental) sounds emerging from the electronic music scene these days, a night filled with the steady, pleasant rhythms of house music was a welcome piece of nostalgia. Photo by Nick Irvin, Facebook @beyondphotoco, Instagram @beyond_photo. Mark Farina is perhaps best known for his long-standing Mushroom Jazz series: an 8-volume collection of downtempo mixes which heavily incorporate elements of jazz and R&B […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Author Ann Patchett Charms Fort Collins Audience

A girl attended Ann Patchett‘s book signing in Tennessee and brought a stack of novels for the author to sign. The student mentioned an essay assignment, and asked Patchett for ideas on a theme. The celebrated author went through the novels one by one, scribbling a few notes that ended with the same word. They all went something like, “This person or group of people gets stuck with this person […]

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#FoCo4PuertoRico presents – Benefit for Puerto Rico and other Charities

Photos by Dan Peacock It was a night of palpable passion and ferocious generosity. #FoCo4PuertoRico’s five-featured performers and (not so) silent auction certainly put donors in the mood for magnanimity, raising over FOUR THOUSAND dollars for Unidos for Puerto Rico and other various charities. Event organizers Soraya Rozkuszka and Greg Tempalski put on the event in response to Greg’s creation of the hashtag in heed of news following devastating hurricane […]


Copoco’s Honey – Fort Collins born and bred

If you’ve ever journeyed up 287/College towards Poudre Canyon on your way out of Old Town, you may have noticed the honeycomb colored storefront as the road banks West. Copoco’s Honey – Fort Collins born and bred – a shop proud to sell honey gathered by the Northern Colorado’s expansive beekeeping society.  Jack and Virginia Gilmore manage the store. Their two sons founded Copoco (then called Bee Busters) back in […]


March on down to the Lyric

      This Tuesday, Nov 14, join the Marching Band, Guerilla Fanfare, at 6 pm in the Old Town Square in Fort Collins. There’s a mile from the center of town to the new location where we’ll celebrate Opening Night at the Lyric.     Live music with the Al Capones and Wes Watkins & Grumpy Uncle will entertain you as you tour the new screening rooms. Check out […]


David Sedaris Shocks and Astounds

By John Vollinger David Sedaris popped out from the giant, maroon curtains draping the Lincoln Center Stage, and if you looked closely, you could see an energy as vibrant as the bright, red flower ornament on his lapel. Apropos of absolutely nothing—besides, perhaps, of being David Sedaris—he dove into a description of his relentless wish to find what, exactly, people from foreign lands curse at each other on the roads and […]

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A Better Home for our Furry Friends—The Larimer Humane Society Showed off Their New Facility

  The Larimer Humane Society, one of the best organizations you can adopt your furry friend from, recently relocated to 3501 E. 71st St. Excited to upgrade from a building in need of many repairs, the organization hosted it’s open house Saturday, Nov. 4 giving a chance to local residents to see the new building. The 27-acre center, centrally located between Fort Collins and Loveland, will be home to a […]