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Album Review: Secrets’ Self-Titled LP

Despite what its name may suggest, the new self-titled album from San Diego post-hardcore quartet Secrets—which currently consists of vocalist/rhythm guitarist/keyboardist/pianist Richard Rogers, lead guitarist Michael Sherman, screamer Wade Walters and bassist Connor Branigan—is not a quiet thing. Whatever secrets the record contains are not whispered in hushed tones. Rather, they bleed forth in angsty vocals, heavy chords, and machine-gun drum parts. But the hardcore elements of the record do […]

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Avenir Museum examines the fabric of history

There is a host of mundane tasks a handkerchief can perform. It can help you blow your nose, wipe your chin, or mop up a spill. Or, it can hang out of your back pocket as a subtle fashion accent and a symbol of your preparedness. But, as an ongoing Avenir Museum exhibit demonstrates, a handkerchief—more precisely, a collection of 1107 of them—can also tell the story of a life, […]

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Local band Race to Neptune remains hard at work

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 verse begins, and […]

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Colorado Holistic Fair–April 28-29, 2018

Local organization Belu Olsa will hold the second annual Colorado Holistic Fair on April 28 and 29 at the Larimer County Fairgrounds in Brighton. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to learn about and take part in a variety of alternative healing and self-exploration practices, from tarot and palm readings to reflexology and aromatherapy. Local artisans and vendors will sell their wares. An as yet undisclosed lineup of speakers will give […]

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Trout Steak Revival–Aggie Theatre, Nov. 17

Colorado-based quintet Trout Steak Revival has established itself as a staple in the local bluegrass scene over the past few years. At the Aggie Theatre Friday, the band added another engaging, workman-like performance to its ever-growing resume. Fiddler Bevin Foley lays down classic bluegrass phrases with a ferocity that keeps the licks fresh and the energy high. But she sometimes opts for slower parts that steer the music into contemplative, […]

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Earphorik – Hodi’s Half Note – November 12, 2017

Photo by Tara Graber Photography   Earphorik, a four-piece jam outfit from Fort Wayne, Indiana, did its best to enliven a sparse, lethargic crowd at Hodi’s Half Note Sunday night. The dueling guitars of Austin Robinson and Chris Treesh occasionally steered the music onto the fringes of metal territory, begging onlookers to bang their heads. Meanwhile, bassist Nolan Opper and drummer Ryan Moreno orchestrated frenetic grooves ripe for foot-stomping. If […]

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Consider the Source – Hodi’s Half Note – Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

At Hodi’s Half Note Saturday, New York-based trio Consider the Source transcended the lexicon by which music is described. With just a guitar, a bass and a drum set, the band created and traversed a rich musical landscape that is worth writing about, inadequate lexicon notwithstanding. Guitarist Gabriel Marin, bassist John Ferrara and drummer Jeff Mann are the men behind the magic. Marin wields a fretless, double-necked ax capable of […]

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Graham Good and the Painters @ Hodi’s Half Note – Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017

What a surreal moment to see our name on the marquee at Hodi’s Half Note! We’ve dreamt of this for years! Come witness history in the making as we release our debut EP and headline Hodi’s for the first time! :) Music starts at 9 and we go on around 11. We still have presale tickets available so hit us up for $10 tickets! #historyinthemaking #grahamgoodandthepainters #fortcollins #hodishalfnote #localmusic #coloradomusic […]

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Donna the Buffalo Took Hodi’s Stage—30 Years of Experience Shows

By: Will Black Photo provided by: Hodi’s Half Note   Donna the Buffalo, which hails from New York and has been touring since 1989, graced the stage at Hodi’s Half Note Thursday. The quintet consists of accordionist/violinist/acoustic guitarist/vocalist Tara Nevins, electric guitarist/vocalist Jeb Puryear, keyboardist David McCracken, bassist Kyle Spark and drummer Mark Raudabaugh. Nevins’ voice, less gravelly than Lucinda Williams’ and earthier than Mary Chapin Carpenter’s, bore the richness […]

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Euforquestra – Aggie Theatre – Sat., October 28, 2017

By: Will Black Euforquestra, the current incarnation of which consists of female vocalist Kim Dawson (of Pimps of Joytime), keyboardist Matt Wright, bassist Otis Lande, drummer/vocalist Jeff Peterson, guitarist/vocalist Mike Tallman, trumpeter Matt Bricker and saxophonist/vocalist Austin Zaletel, took the stage Saturday at Aggie Theatre, delivering a set comprised exclusively of Led Zeppelin classics. Euforquestra stuck to Zeppelin’s script for iconic anthems like “Immigrant Song” and “Rock and Roll,” both […]