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ROLLING STONES: July 20, 1975 Hughes Stadium

by BRYAN RAYBURN In my 30 years of collecting music and memorabilia, tape trading, and recording concerts, I have amassed close to a million hours of historical artifacts, many of them uncirculated outside the hands of a privileged few. I was recently asked to assemble a database of all the Colorado performances I have within my archive, as well as stories surrounding them and the venues where they took place, […]

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MAXWELL MUD REAL DEAL ROCK N’ ROLL

by Anthony Cross Maxwell Mud, when you hear the name, somehow it’s familiar yet brand new. When I first saw the trio, it was at last year’s FoCoMA Peer Awards ceremony. If I am being honest, I had never listened to their material, and was at first confused. I didn’t know this act and didn’t know what to expect. Suddenly there appeared on stage three dapper gentlemen in snazzy suits […]

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Post Paradise – Bring It to Life (Side A)

3.5 stars our of 5 Nearly two years after the release of Digging Secrets, Fort Collins’ own Post Paradise is back in the driver’s seat. Side A of the two-part EP showcases the distinct vocals of Nick Starr Duarte, and, of course, the staple of Post Paradise in the cello of Amy Morgan, backed by Mark Roshon on drums and Chris Santolla on bass. Bring It to Life holds the […]

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PUNK NOT DEAD IN NORTHERN COLORADO

Photo By : Surreal Renditions Photography by Avalon Clare When Surfside 7 reopens in its Linden Street location, it won’t be the place Marlena Niforos grew up with. “I couldn’t walk into Surfside without being glared at as a teenager,” said Niforos, now Surfide’s bar manager. “You could also smoke in there back then, so it’s been through a ton of changes!” When Niforos was a teenage punk 10 years […]

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Old Town Halloween Zombie Fest Returns To Life October 24

by Dawn Duncan They’ve haunted us for years, kept us awake during Netflix marathons and sparked the doomsday idea of a Zombie Apocalypse. It seems that we, as a living, breathing, thriving society are indeed obsessed with all things walking dead. October is the finest time of the year to celebrate zombies, especially in Fort Collins, where non-profit organization Turning Point hosts a spectacular weekend of themed events, all in the […]

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Scene Sessions

by TIM MASSA Cary Morin is a local legend. Google him. Do it now, I’ll wait. Impressive, right? He was also part of my inspiration for starting this column, dedicated to guitar technique and experts. I have admired and been intimidated by Cary’s guitar work for a long time. During FoCoMX last year, with my fair share of liquid courage, I told him I would love to sit down for […]

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COLORADO BANDS HEAD TO CMJ

by SILAS ROWE Colorado’s music scene continues to grow at warp speed, with several acts rising to the top of the list as of late. Among these, Denver-based band EDISON, along with Red Fox Run, and Fort Collins-based band, Slow Caves, are three that have been accepted in official showcases at this year’s College Music Journal (“CMJ”) Music Marathon in New York City. Similar to SXSW, which is held in […]

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THE 2nd ANNUAL FRESH TALENT SHOWCASE!

Scene Magazine, Yellowbright, Inc., and Du’Tell Events present: THE 2nd ANNUAL FRESH TALENT SHOWCASE Sunday, November 15, 2015 4:00 pm The Downtown Artery, 252 Linden Street, Fort Collins Tickets: $5 Benefiting LITTLE KIDS ROCK, rock music program of Poudre School District NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR CONSIDERATION; 8 ACTS WILL BE SELECTED TO COMPETE.  $10 Entry Fee per act. Send links to website, social media pages, and at least one video […]