March 2018

PUNK OFF! LINEUP ANNOUNCED

On June 9, five Front Range bands will vie for chance to play the Ernie Ball stage at Vans Warped Tour Denver Descendents will headline the venue’s inaugural “Punk Off!” show scheduled for Saturday, June 9. The one-day juried competition and live concert will give five Front Range bands the opportunity to open for the punk rock icons, as well as a chance to play an additional set at the [...]

Parade of Lights Returns with “Tidal Waves”

Debuting in 2015 with Feeling Electric featuring songs such as “Feeling Electric” and “Golden”, Parade of Lights, a quartet based in Los Angeles hit the music scene strong. With millions of streams on Spotify and having their hit track “Golden” played during the Super Bowl, Winter Olympics, and Grammy and Academy Awards they are making their mark in the alternative scene. Parade of Lights has shared sold out stages with [...]

Rise As Legends Levitates Fort Collins Metal Scene

By: Kelly Suda Fort Collins local band Rise as Legends debuted their new EP release, “End of Ages” at the Downtown Artery February 9th alongside other local metal bands A Flood Foretold, Unreasonable Human, and Goat Hill Massacre from Denver. The EP signifies a feeling of satisfaction for Rise as Legends as it is their first recorded consolidation of four songs, building upon the foundation of their previous work. Band [...]

The man who turned America Sour

Lily Morford He is often called the father of sour beer, the “man who turned America sour,” and the creator of New Belgium Brewing’s flagship beer, Fat Tire. But really, Peter Bouckaert is the chief of wisdom and other nonsense, as his business card comically reads. He is an under-the-table joker with a thick Belgian accent, who doesn’t take himself too seriously when it comes to talking about his past [...]

Michael Kirkpatrick releases Little Muse – a Colorado grown EP

by Dan Peacock New Scene magazine Michael Kirkpatrick strikes down convention in the many genre he touches. He can bounce a bluegrass acoustic duet with Pete Kartsounes in their band The Good Time Travelers, or hypnotize the mind with a mandolin in the psychedelic world-folk duo Blue Canyon Ritual. That’s naming only two of the five bands that undoubtedly keep Kirkpatrick growing in a truly genre-inclusive direction. He tends to [...]

Lindsey Roberts holding her pizza.

Date Night: Pizza by the Slice Tour of Fort Collins

In honor of National Pizza Day last Friday (Feb. 9), I created a date good for any day: a pizza by the slice tour of Fort Collins. My date for the night, Lindsey Roberts, and I went to the following restaurants serving the best food on earth: Slyce, Pizza Casbah, and Cosmo’s Pizza. Slyce: We started at Slyce, the cutest restaurant and best place for a date by itself. In the middle [...]

Holst’s The Planets – Live in the Dome at FCMoD

Experience Holst’s The Planets like never before! Featuring a newly commissioned reduction of the orchestral score by local composer Gustav Hoyer, these performances will mark not only the 100th anniversary of the piece’s premiere, but also the Spring Equinox. Utilizing the fully immersive 360° OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Holst’s The Planets will be performed live by Classical Revolution Northern Colorado and accompanied by stunning [...]

Unleash the Party Goblin with Iliza Shlesinger

By: Rachael E. Worthington Comedian Iliza Shlesinger, youngest winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, will perform at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center March 17. We got the scoop on what to expect and her advice on how to responsibly release your inner party goblin — the subconscious creature from her famous bit. Your show is on St. Patricks’s Day here in Fort Collins and the Lincoln Center is hosting a [...]

Local band Race to Neptune remains hard at work

By: Will Black 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 [...]

The Reunion that Never Was

By: Lincoln Center What if The Beatles had reunited 10 years after their break-up? In the revamped production Let It Be, that question gets answered by one of the West End’s most popular musical productions coming to the Fort Collins Lincoln Center March 28. Showcasing the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll band, the original production Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles opened on London’s [...]

KCSU News Department

Julia Battagliese and Gabe Peterson are the current News Directors at 90.5 KCSU Fort Collins. They work hard to ensure quality newscasts every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. titled: “The Rocky Mountain Review.” Each hour long show consists of Local and National News, as well as Music and Sports segments. Roughly every other Thursday, they have Dylan Simonson join them to conduct the Cannabis segment. Battagliese and [...]

Drink Locally, Impact Globally. The Fort Collins Ale Trail.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY FORT COLLINS ROTARY CLUB. Special glassware is just one of the prizes available to Fort Collins Ale Trail hikers. By: Justin Crossley While the great outdoors is what beckons many Coloradans to seek adventures in Northern Colorado, some of us Craft Beer junkies have a different idea of a great adventure. This is especially true in the winter months. Luckily for us, there exists the Fort Collins [...]

Adam Baerd’s 100 Riffs, Places, and Days

Adam Baerd, the current guitarist in the band Alpine Falcons embarked on a musical journey starting in November, 2017. While playing with his current band, Baerd started on a new project; one new riff, everyday, in a new place. He started in his house on November 2nd, 2017 against a wall in his house producing the first of 100 original riffs. “I wanted to find a way to start getting [...]

Great plates Fort Collins

From March 1st through March 14th, the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association’s award-winning dining promotion and fundraiser comes to life in Old Town Fort Collins! Great Plates of Downtown Presented by Kaiser Permanente is a celebration of the Downtown dining community and features twenty-five (25) restaurants offering dinner specials for $25! In addition, 100% of donation proceeds from this community culinary celebration benefit the Food Bank for Larimer County. Now [...]

NOCO Top 5: Best Saint Paddy’s Day Events

By: Lily Morford Not sure how you’re going to spend St. Patrick’s Day yet? Not interested in beery gimmicks that go along with drinking outrageous amounts for the holiday? No problem. Here’s a list of 5 places you can hit to avoid that crazy scene on this upcoming green-themed day. 1. Lucky Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Old Town Irish Party hosted by Wilbur’s Total Beverage Lucky Joe’s annual [...]

NEW WEST GENETICS PIONEERS HISTORY IN HEMP GROWING

By: Thomas Ivory Jr. The first U.S.-bred hemp certified seed has been developed here in Colorado by Fort Collins seed-breeders, New West Genetics (NWG). This January, their domestic variety, NWG-ELITE, was the first to pass the THC hemp trials by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and to qualify as certified seed under Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA). Colorado law requires that industrial hemp “does not exceed three-tenths [...]

Bon Jovi

By Dan Peacock Can you dig the seasoned fortitude of This House is Not For Sale? Perhaps you’re more about the rebel- lious grunge deep within It’s My Life. Or, maybe you’re the die-hard traditionalist, still giving love a bad name. Regardless of what Bon Jovi fanatical category you fit into, you cannot miss his 2018 tour, This House is Not For Sale. Visiting the Pepsi Center, Bon and the [...]

Anderson East to perform in Fort Collins

Anderson East’s highly anticipated new album, Encore, is out on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records. In January, East kicked off his “Encore World Tour 2018” with a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. During the tour, on March 17, East will be stopping at Washington’s in Fort Collins. Tickets are available at washingtonsfoco.com. According to a press release, there has been widespread critical praise for East’s album, Encore. …an [...]

The New Scene Presents Antibalas at Washington’s

Global tour to stop on March 29th in Fort Collins The musical collective known as Antibalas (Spanish for bullet-proof or anti-bullets) was conceived of in Mexico City and formed in Brooklyn New York. The early nucleus of the group was composed of the band’s founder Martín Perna and included several members from the Soul Providers / Dap Kings band, performing their first show in May 1998 in Harlem, NY. Soon [...]

Local Fort Collins Artist J. Novak

By Madison Marcy J. Novak, has been making art his whole life, from drawings as a kid, photography in high school, to graphic design when he attended Colorado State University. Though his art has changed throughout the years, Novak’s recent projects have taken him back to basics, pen and paper. He said going back to this medium helped him to embrace the handmade feeling of art again. Novak’s art career [...]