10-2018 October

Halloween fun for everyone in Northern Colorado

October 18 Costumes for a Cause Halloween Party $15, Exodus Moving & Storage, 5:30pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-costumes-for-a-cause-tickets-50414596415?aff=ebdssbdestsearch It’s a SPOOKTACULAR event benefiting Realities for Children. There will be monster mashin’ music & dancing, fang-tastic food & drinks, a costume contest, and MORE! October 19 Murder Mystery Dinner $159 per guest, The Stanley Hotel, 6:30pm https://www.stanleyhotel.com/halloween2018.html Calling the inquisitive, clever and creative. There’s a 1920’s style mafia murder and the killer could be [...]

The Widow’s Bane Rare Appearance

The story goes “In 1929, off the coast of Oregon, Saint Gabriel laid waste to the S.S. Widow’s Bane. As the boat sank languidly beneath a mournful cloud of ravens, members of the Widow’s Bane house band could be seen riding their respective instruments like rafts toward the shore. Aside from a few soggy musicians and a water-logged accordion, all that remained of that ill-fated steamship was her name. So [...]

Girls Gone Polo: Three rules, Two Tires, One Speed

Hopping on your bike for a game of bike polo with the Girls Gone Polo (GGP) group in Fort Collins isn’t just a ride in the park. “You’re going to get bruised,” said Lauren Nagle, a Girls Gone Polo player. “Like, a lot.” Even if they are in Rogers Park, one to two times a week for games that last until the sun goes down. Sometimes even longer, although that’s [...]

In Tune With The Seasons: Late Summer

Lindsay Herrera Kaplan Achieving Health So here we are, Arise and NewWestFest are in rearview and Late Summer is upon us with the harvest booming and a slight chill in the evening air. This transformative time has been honored for centuries in the far East as one of the 5 major seasons and as the time of year we connect to the Earth’s energy. We’re all familiar with Mother Earth, [...]

Fall Harvest Brewfest stands out from the rest

Savannah Hayes Orr The Hop Grenade Fort Collins With the dozens of festivals in Fort Collins, the Fall Harvest Brewfest manages to stand out. Not only does it benefit The Animal House Rescue and Grooming, Brewfest caters to fermented fiends of all kinds. Whether you’re a craft beer nerd *subtly clears throat,* you prefer beers’ gluten-free cousin, cider, or the classic spirit; your heart, and taste buds are sure to [...]

October Music Reviews

Mike Baron The New SCENE The New SCENE Magazine is proud to announce our new section with local music reviews. Send us your CD or USB drive and we’ll take a listen. We may include the review in our next edition. Don’t forget to include information about your band. Send submissions to: The New SCENE Magazine 2601 Lemay, Ste 7 PMB 227 Fort Collins, CO 80525

DJ Spooky brings visual odyssey through the cosmos to Fort Collins

Experience stunning 360° visuals along with the sounds of DJ Spooky at the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater in Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on October 20. Imagine a visual odyssey through the cosmos, driven by lush musical compositions and inspired by complex themes of astronomy, engineering, biology, and psychology. The Hidden Code is the newest work by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid. Commissioned by Dartmouth College’s [...]

Dear the New SCENE readers: October 2018

Throughout history, when government leaders sought abusive levels of power, the first thing they did was to openly attack the press. Under totalitarian rule, newspapers are closed outright, journalists are imprisoned, and often executed — and why? Because a free press serves its community by observing its elected officials, and informing its readers of its findings. But what happens when increasingly newspapers are gobbled up by hedge fund moguls (many [...]

Fine Art Comes to Downtown Wellington

Art is popping up all over Downtown Wellington. Murals adorn buildings, creative bike racks have been placed throughout the town, even the planters are creatively placed to give the art more depth. The Wellington CO Main Streets Program (WCMSP) has a mission.  That’s beautification for Wellington residents and businesses through a design committee tasked with bringing art work and murals to the area. Several projects took place over the past [...]

Matt Loewen - Bass - sings with a multitude of friends for the opening 2018 season of the Mishawaka.


Venue to award up to $15,000 in “Mish Granted” funds as part of company philanthropic initiative Mishawaka Amphitheatre will distribute up to $15,000 in direct artist development funding by the end of year, via the venue’s Mish Initiative philanthropic program, with applications being accepted from October 1 – November 15. Nearly 60 applicants submitted creative applications in 2017 to be considered for the first-ever “Mish Granted” round, and 23 artists [...]

KCSU is back for the semester

Tune in every day to hear music, news, and sports chosen or created by CSU students. But, there is something that KCSU loves almost above all else, local music. We scour the Colorado music scene to find great local bands to play on our airwaves and to perform in our studio. Our Local music department broadcasts live studio sessions by local Colorado artists. These performances are recorded and will live forever as podcasts on the [...]

Mortified brings adult humor to past life experiences

Years after high school, if you found a love letter that you wrote and never sent, you might be quick to hide it back away.  Not Dave Nadelberg, the creator of  Mortified.  “When I found an old love letter, I immediately laughed and thought ‘I need to share this with my friends’,” says Nadelberg. “Then I thought, it would be fun to share it with strangers.” Since Nadelberg decided to share his [...]

Bowl for a good cause at Chipper’s Lanes

Steven Graham The New SCENE Bowling for Beautiful Music isn’t about the rhythmic sounds of pins cascading onto a pine alley. Rather, the family-friendly event at Chipper’s Lanes on Horsetooth is about raising money for nonprofit music education in Fort Collins. The eighth annual fundraiser includes food, a silent auction, dance and costume contests, bingo with prizes, and bowling for all ages. All proceeds benefit Foundation Music School, which offers [...]

Three things I wish I had understood about Colorado cannabis culture before moving here.

By Spike Hope The New SCENE Magazine I love this state. Great weather, great schools, healthy lifestyle, excellent art and music scene, progress, healthy economy, and yes, legal weed. We moved here last fall, and Colorado has turned out to be everything I had hoped for and more. By almost any metric, things have gone well since legalization, but a couple things still need some ironing out. These are a [...]

Portland Cello Project takes a traditional instrument to a new level

If you think you are in for a straight-laced classical cello performance when Portland Cello Project comes to the Fort Collins Lincoln Center on October 12, think again. From symphony halls to rock clubs, the Portland Cello Project has been hailed as a “jolt of energy” by Spin Magazine, and “genre-crossing” by MTV. “We play music you ordinarily wouldn’t hear on cellos,” says Doug Jenkins, artistic director and founding member [...]

Avo’s hosts tribute to legendary Colorado songwriter

Steven Graham The New SCENE Colorado songwriter Chuck Pyle died two years ago this month, but plenty of country and folk musicians are still singing his praises — and his songs. Several local and national singers will pay tribute to the musician’s musician known as the Zen Cowboy with a concert and song swap at Avo’s. Fellow Boulderite Rebecca Folsom’s first big gig was opening for Pyle at Swallow Hill. [...]

Holler!ween XVI

What started as a way to perform his own music on a “cool stage” 16 years ago in Northern Colorado, has now turned into an annual Halloween festival of sorts for Michael Kirkpatrick and his band, The Holler!. Two weeks before Halloween every year for the past 16 years, Kirkpatrick produces a two-day music and camping festival called Holler!ween held in the high planes of Northern Colorado on a camping [...]

Patterson Hood Releases the Missing Piece to the Drive-By-Truckers

Patterson Hood displays the essence of a man who has lived for centuries. His stories speak of heartache, pain and real living. Hood is a musician and songwriter in the band Drive-By Truckers as well as being a solo artist. Initially, he is from Muscle Shoals, Ala., and his southern heart bellows through every chime and rhythm he sings. There is no lack of feeling or emotion in his music. [...]

Maxwell Mud – Maxwell Mud

Jasco The Recordium Why would I write a review of a regional band’s record that came out a couple years ago? Two reasons: 1. Any locally released record is still new to the world at large. 2. It’s a great record that I think deserves more attention. Maxwell Mud’s self-titled debut album won FOCOMA’s Record of the Year award when it came out. It was also the first full length [...]

Top 5 Things to Do This Fall in NoCo

Jack Lantern’s Corn Maze, Fort Collins Jack Lantern’s Corn Maze has been Northern Colorado’s favorite corn maze and pumpkin patch for 15 years, offering over 90 acres of fear, fright and fun! There are plenty of activities and things to do for all ages.  Enjoy two corn mazes, a friendly daytime maze and the other, a haunted night-time maze, as well as two pumpkin patches that allow you to pick [...]