Counting Down to MISSION EARTH: Musicologist Dr. John Pippen

We are counting down to Off the Hook Arts: MISSION EARTH. This month we meet with Colorado State’s own Assistant Professor of Musicology, Dr. John Pippen. Dr. Pippen holds degrees in schools from Tennessee and Ontario, and is now researching the experimental music scene of Chicago. He will present at MISSION EARTH on Sunday July 8th from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at Gilded Goat Brewery, addressing musical works about climate [...]

Fort Collins Phunklord Jason Heller

Jason Heller has been bringing the uplifting soul of Funk music through his unconventional DJing at Funk Club, now taking place every month at the Downtown Artery, 254 Linden St. It begins at 9pm and is only $5, making it easy for all ages to come and experience the wide range of diversity on the dance floor coming together under 70’s and 80’s classic Funk. Heller first fell in love [...]

PechaKucha 20×20 Fort Collins promises exceptional creativity and inspiration

PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation of 20 images on a screen for 20 seconds that last for 6:40 minutes. Images advance automatically as presenters guide the audience through with a narrative. PechaKucha Fort Collins host its fourth Presentation Night on Thursday, May 3, 6 – 8 p.m., at the Music District, 639 S.College Ave., Fort Collins, CO. PechaKucha Night is an intimate, informal event meant to inspire the audience [...]

Calling one and all, KCSU is currently looking for Summer DJs!

A summer DJ can be anyone local to the KCSU-FM listening area who available to train and broadcast a weekly 2-hour show. All Colorado State, Front Range and other Alumni as well as high school graduates are eligible to become DJ’s for KCSU. Summer DJ training starts on April 17, and summer shows can begin on May 6 and you can sign up here. Our trainings are currently being held [...]

Publisher update: May 2018

  Blaine Howerton publisher@scenemagazine.info The title of this month’s issue is “Colorado Born.” Moving forward, the New SCENE has started a monthly series where Colorado born musicians and bands will be our focus. Expect to find one-on-one interviews and in-depth features, along with very high quality photos. We will be pairing our website with the series of articles to provide a rich entertainment experience with samples of music, videos and [...]

Bohemian Nights announces featured artists for Thursday Night Live concert series

Andrea Coy Bohemian Nights will kick off the 2018 summer music season on May 31 with the first of 10 free weekly Thursday Night Live concerts, all designed to showcase Colorado’s broad range of musical talent. The series will be held on the outdoor stage in Fort Collins’ Old Town Square. Performances will take place every Thursday from 7-9 p.m., May 31-Aug. 2. The May 31 performance will feature Denver-based [...]

Share your special Pianos About Town story with the New SCENE

Tell us your Pianos About Town stories! To celebrate the 100th painted piano this summer, the New SCENE magazine is compiling a feature about the painted pianos’ presence in our community. Have a special story to share about the pianos? Email pianos@bohemianfoundation.org or message Pianos About Town on Facebook (@pianosabouttown) by May 31 for potential inclusion in the story, as well as on social media. Check out Bohemian Foundation’s collection of just a few over [...]

Head for the Hills Goes Vinyl at the Mishawaka

Head for the Hills, formed in 2003 in Fort Collins, Colorado while living in the dorm rooms at Colorado State University. Adam Kinghorn (guitar/vocals), then a freshman, was playing guitar and noticed Matt Loewen (upright bass/vocals) walking down the hall with a cool band T-shirt and he called out, “hey guy, we gotta jam sometime.” Adam was visiting a friend’s dorm room, and Joe Lessard (violin/vocals) was the neighbor. Joe [...]

Small Batch festival returns this year and it is going big

Odell Brewing Company’s Small Batch Festival started in 2007 with the concept that they wanted to share new beers with friends and fans. They are always experimenting and they wanted to created an event centered around their small scale projects. After two years, the festival was postponed due to construction projects. It returned for two more years in 2011 and then was postponed again for a few more years while [...]

New local shop pulls strings to help the community build custom instruments

Seth Gustin came to Fort Collins in 2001 in pursuit of a construction management degree at Colorado State University. After 3 years in the program and 10 more in the construction industry, he built his first guitar and realized his new passion was building and fixing instruments. Gustin took lutherie and fine woodworking classes at Red Rocks Community college, one of the country’s only accredited lutherie programs, and earned a [...]

Drumming Up Hope strives to break records

In it’s 3rd drumathon, Drumming Up Hope is raising money for St. Judes Children’s Hospital while attempting to break a Guiness World Record. The current world record for group drumming is 80 hours and 20 minutes. Drumming Up Hope was only a few hours shy of the record last year. This year they hope to shatter it at 81 hours. There were 80 drummers at their last event. Each one [...]

Metal heads get ready for metal festival

Metal Fest will debut at the Aggie Theatre in June with twenty metal acts over two days. Most are from surrounding areas in Northern Colorado and a few are from out of state. Not too long ago, it was hard for Metal Bands to get into local venues. With recent growth in the music scene, more venues are open to other genres of music. Metal Fest is a celebration of [...]

Hemp infused Dank

Dank On Draft In today’s fast-changing culture of marijuana, legalization seems to be sweeping the nation, and American craft brewers are getting in on the action. It should come as no surprise that Colorado brewers are leading the charge and making their already “dank” hoppy beers even dankier with the infusion of hemp products. While the descriptor “dank” has generally been used to refer to marijuana products, its use has [...]

Fort Collins’ first Kombucha tap room opens

Turtle Mountain Fermentery opened in March In March, the first Kombucha Tap Room opened in Fort Collins. Turtle Mountain is joining the local beer scene with a healthy, alcohol free beverage to enjoy by the flight, pint or growler fill. “We are incredibly happy to be able to offer our customers a place to sit down, enjoy a kombucha, and socialize. We hope to feel as ‘homey’ as a favorite [...]

The unique sound of Post Paradise is coming to the Aggie

Blending strong lyrical and melodic influences from multiple genres, the four musicians who comprise Post Paradise deliver a unique and memorable indie/alternative rock sound. Post Paradise brings a rock edge and reverberating beat to an underlying indie classical vibe. The performers combine music with a synchronized light show. The punctuation of the cello showcases the performance, played by Amy Morgan. Fusing the depth and beauty of the cello with singer/guitarist [...]

Thirty-year-old Leftover Salmon Still Sounds Great

When a few members from Vince Herman’s Salmon Head band could not make it to a New Year’s Eve music gig in 1989 at the Eldorado Café in Crested Butte, he called his good friend, Drew Emmitt, to spare some players from his band, Left Hand String Band, to help him fill out the sound for his gig. The show must go on, right? A little shocked by the combined [...]

NOCO Top 5: Best Mexican Food Restaurants

You don’t have to be Mexican to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, and Colorado has no shortage of great Mexican eats and Tex-Mex cuisine. So it might be a little overwhelming when trying to find a hot spot for May 5. But, not to worry, here is a list of the Top 5 best Mexican restaurants in northern Colorado. The New SCENE magazine took your votes and here they are! 1. [...]

How One Mountain Rule Could’ve Saved Her Life

Five years ago, in the spring of 2013, six college students went on a hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northern Virginia. They returned to campus that night as a group of five as one went home in a body bag. This is a story about how one mountain rule could have saved her life—and how it could have saved me from dealing with years of survivor’s guilt and [...]

Panhandler’s Pizza makes a triumphant return

Panhandlers Pizza reopened for business in late March, after a hiatus of nearly six months. Hundreds of pizza fans anxiously awaited their chance for a famous deep-dish slice, with lines stretching out the door. The new owner, former employee Louann DeCoursey, did everything possible to capture the magic and nostalgia of the old Panhandlers located on Elizabeth at Campus West. Now located at 2721 South College, there’s a taste of [...]