The Wailers

Wailing At Washington’s

The Wailers at Washington’s By Robin Shaffer, Rock ‘N Robins From the Chinese in Shanghai to the El Molo in Kenya, everyone has heard of Bob Marley. Some think of him as proper mood music for a party. To others he was a teacher, an uplifter; to many he was a prophet and savior. When he died -ostensibly of cancer – on May 11, 1981 his mission continued.  That mission […]


Happy Cinco De Mayo!

The 2nd day of the Cinco De Mayo festival will be in Old Town Fort Collins starting at 11 on Sunday. Enjoy a lineup of great musicians, celebration performances, things for the kids to do, food, vendors and much more. Here are the details: SUNDAY MAY 5th 2019 NORTHERN COLORADO  CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL Old Town Square, Fort Collins “DIA DE LA FAMILIA” 11am – 7pm Performances start at noon […]

Kosha Dillz live at the Aggie. Photo by Luke Sorgen
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What’s the Dillz on Kosha?

By Luke Sorgen Rami Even-Esh or better known as his MC name, Kosha Dillz, the 37-year-old rapper with a Jewish background, has a plethora of experience in the hip-hop music scene since he first rapped in 1999 at 17. Originally from Perth Amboy, New Jersey and living in Koreatown, Los Angeles, Dillz has been what some would call an “up-and-coming artist” although, the term is used lightly for what he […]

Shitty Dad
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Dad… Trying. They are everywhere

Blaine Howerton Being a dad these days is tough. Our world is changing and so are our families. I moved to Fort Collins four years ago with my wife and 2 little boys. I found myself here with few friends, working from home. My wife has the 8-7 office job. Most days I drop at least one of the kids (often both) off at school, pick them up, fix dinner, run to […]

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Iconic Mavis Staples brings soul and world with new music at the Lincoln Center

For more than 60 years, Mavis Staples’ soul-stirring voice has woven itself into the fabric of gospel, soul, blues, folk, pop, R&B, and rock and she’s coming to the Lincoln Center January 20th. Mavis’ legendary raw and rasping voice became the anthem of the civil rights movement, with her songs moving audiences like a tide. She sings to the world as it is, but also to a way forward. Today, […]

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Music Review: FAT STALLION, Diverted Eyes

By Mike Baron This Fort Collins based quartet trades in driving, upbeat rock that verges on power pop, particularly in album opener “Behind It, All,” sung by Riley Wilkes and Light Goodfellow with the urgency and minor chords of 20/20. Emma Dawn’s trumpet provides a wild hair-up-the-ass quality that makes them instantly identifiable. Emma sings “All I’ve Got,” summoning the ghost of Milwaukee’s great lost power poppers, The Shivvers. “Ask” could have come off […]

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Review: Mike Tolle, Acoustic Folk Blues

By Jasco The Recordium studio Acoustic Folk Blues is an apt title for Mike Tolle’s album. It’s a collection of thirteen blues songs in a vocal with acoustic guitar format. It has the vibe of an old-school blues performance captured with modern fidelity. Mike recorded and mixed the record himself. Unlike many home recordists who use their DAW (digital audio workstation) to sample, edit, auto-tune, and quantize their way to […]

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Flights during the holidays are such a blast – NOT!

Blaine Howerton the New SCENE Magazine In November I was lucky enough to get to travel for 14 days of the month to 5 different cities. During my travels I took 12 flights on 5 different airlines (Delta, Southwest, American, Frontier and SkyWest). The passengers and lines at the airports were generally easy to deal with. Except for a few entitled people who decided their business was much more important than anyone […]

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Publisher’s Letter: January 2019

Dear The New SCENE Reader, Wishing you and yours the very best as the New Year unfolds! We at NORTH FORTY NEWS and The New SCENE recommit to bringing you the best of solution-driven, hyper-local news often not found elsewhere. Looking back, notwithstanding its challenges, 2018 was a great year! In the past 12 months in both of our publications we’ve brought you articles on over 50 local businesses as […]

Dawes photo courtesy of the band
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Music you won’t want to miss

There is music in Northern Colorado all year round. January and February are no exception. Here are a few highlights of some upcoming shows at Washington’s in early February. These will be great shows you won’t want to miss. We have over 2,000 events on our online calendar in January alone! Be sure to check it out at Dawes January 23, 8 pm It’s been nearly a decade since […]