David Michael Boyd is reversing that process, playing a public concert of songs he wrote with real Colorado inmates. His band, Davey and the Blu Dog, is performing a free concert with special guests at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Music District building on South College Avenue. The show is part of the Blues Behind Bars project.
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Redemption songs

Blues Behind Bars writes songs with, for inmates By Steve Graham David Michael Boyd regularly performs for a literally captive audience. “They really are attentive to the content of the songs,” he said of playing for inmates at the Larimer County Jail. “I have the feeling that it actually matters to somebody and that the content of the songs can actually bring hope and bring encouragement and help them think about their […]

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“Welcome to Trash City” by Trash Cat Album Review

Watch while you read — “Robot Girlfriend” on YouTube “Welcome to Trash City” Trash Cat By Steve Graham “You’re the greatest, and that’s one thing that I could never be,” sings Mary Claxton on “The Greatest,” a witty, salsa-influenced track in the middle of “Welcome to Trash City.” The album is the full-length debut from Mary’s new trio, Trash Cat, and the line couldn’t be further from the truth. Mary is […]

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This Father’s Day, join the party at Open Streets

By Nick Heimann, MPH Specialist, FC Bikes City of Fort Collins   Open Streets is coming to the Maple Bikeway on Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2019 marks the sixth year of Open Streets events in Fort Collins, but these car-free events are growing in popularity across North America.   Car Free Events A typical Open Streets event in Fort Collins features a low-stress bikeway or […]

Bevin Luna
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Bevin Luna crosses styles, cultures

By Steve Graham Bevin Luna flavors every show with a broad mix of styles. Her two studio albums pack short punches of grunge-influenced rock. Her songs sound like a mashup of the Pretenders and the Runaways being performed by the Heartless Bastards and Mudhoney. However, her live shows might include at least as much country, folk or soul as roots rock. The diversity of sounds reflects the diversity in her […]

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Beers & Bikes & Babies & Bob

Beer & Bike Tours We met on Mother’s Day at Odell Brewing, with sunshine abound. Bob was at the bike rack with four cruisers equipped with baskets filled with helmets and water bottles, and one bicycle trailer. Our fellow tourists arrived minutes later, with their tiny man in tow. My husband, Josh and I would spend our day with Riley, Elisa and eight months old Renoen “Reni” Konara; he was […]

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS TO OPEN FOR THE ROLLING STONES IN DENVER
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NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS TO OPEN FOR THE ROLLING STONES IN DENVER

The Rolling Stones are excited to announce Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will join the North American ‘No Filter’ tour as guest artists in Denver on Saturday, August 10 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.   Denver’s own Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats consists of Nathaniel Rateliff (vocals, guitar), Joseph Pope III (bass), Patrick Meese (drums), Luke Mossman (guitar), Mark Shusterman (keys), Andreas Wild (saxophone), Daniel Hardaway (trumpet) and Jeff Dazey […]

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BOHEMIAN NIGHTS ANNOUNCES MUSIC LINEUP FOR BOHEMIAN NIGHTS AT NEWWESTFEST 2019

Bohemian Nights today announced headliners Tank and The Bangas, Bonnie Raitt and Andrew Bird and a lineup of more than 80 Colorado bands scheduled to perform at this year’s Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, Aug. 9, 10 and 11. Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is a free, three-day music festival held each August in historic downtown Fort Collins and is co-produced by Bohemian Nights and the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association.   “2019 marks the 15th year of Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest,” said […]

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Los Dos Paelleros brings the transformational taste of Valencia’s paella to the Front Range

By Emily Kemme Stephen Davidson isn’t Spanish, but if you’re talking paella, you might say that Spain is in his blood. He is the co-founder of Los Dos Paelleros — Spanish for someone who prepares paella, a rice dish studded with meats and vegetables long-cooked in a shallow pan designed for only that purpose. Davidson lived in Valencia, Spain for several years while in his early 20s. He was dating […]

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FORT COLLINS OPEN STREETS 10TH EDITION HIGHLIGHTS

Anyone who’s been to a block party knows that closing public streets to through traffic creates a comfortable and fun environment to ride, walk, run, scoot, roll, and play in the street. That is the environment you’ll find at Open Streets, popping up in different Fort Collins neighborhoods each June and September. We asked a longtime Open Streets organizer and self-proclaimed number-one fan, Andrew Schneider, what to expect this year. […]

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Dead Horses return to Fort Collins on June 12

Dead Horses return to Fort Collins on June 12   Wisconsin-based roots, indie-folk band Dead Horses return to Fort Collins on June 12 for a headlining show at Fort Collins Nursery. The concert also features a rare solo set from Alysia Kraft (Whippoorwill, The Patti Fiasco) to kick things off. If you like and follow Americana music, Dead Horses are a band you’ll want to know. They were first introduced to Colorado by way […]