A second ‘Waltz’

By Steve Graham School’s out on Thanksgiving weekend, but you can still learn about both music history and the local music scene. On Friday, Nov. 29, Washington’s will host a second local edition of Last Waltz Again, with a showcase of northern Colorado talent playing tribute to the farewell concert by The Band. The original show was on Thanksgiving night in 1976, and it featured a stellar lineup of guest […]


Sharing his “Lonely Worlds”

By Steve Graham It should have been the happiest time of Nick Duarte’s life. His personal life was happy, he had a good job at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, and his band, Post Paradise, was continuing its upward trajectory in the local music scene. “I’m the most creative I have ever been, everything is coming up Milhouse, everything is going great on paper, but why do I feel […]


Jim Marshall: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide Whose Work Will Never Die

They don’t make ‘em like Jim Marshall (1936-2010) anymore. Not unlike Allen Ginsberg, Marshall – known mostly for his iconic photos of rock stars – was not just present. Still, at the center of numerous peaks of American culture, from the early ‘60s, San Francisco immortalized via Kerouac books and live Miles Davis albums to Bob Dylan’s babyfaced Greenwich Village days, the summer of love, Woodstock, Monterey Pop, the Beatles’ […]



  Colorado composer and impresario, Gustav Hoyer, is hosting an online preview party for his upcoming album, The Gilded Age, on Sunday, November 3rd at 5 pm via Facebook live. The event is a local preview party.  During the preview party, complete tracks of the album will be played with commentary by Gustav Hoyer. Active listening is emphasized. To listen with as little distraction as possible, to absorb the music […]

Patti Smith’s debut novel, the autobiographical Just Kids, is already a true American classic, although it’s less than a decade old.
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What Dreams May Come: Patti Smith’s “Year of the Monkey”

Patti Smith’s debut novel, the autobiographical Just Kids, is already a true American classic, although it’s less than a decade old. The book viscerally and magically transports readers to a time when young, penniless, passionate artists could move to America’s biggest, most exciting and possibility filled cities and “make it” on the basis of nothing but talent, uncompromising work ethic, and unstoppable dreams. Year of the Monkey, released a few […]


Sounds & Vision: Detour 360

Join us on Thursday, October 17, in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery for Sounds & Vision: Detour 360. Detour 360 explores the sonic terrain of the great state of Colorado — from Trinidad to the Canyons of the Ancients to Greeley to Red Rocks to all points in between — in all its wild and human diversity.  Internationally renowned sound artist and musician Bruce […]


You’ll have the time of your life

By Steve Graham To paraphrase Patrick Swayze, “Nobody puts the Shook Twins in a corner.” Even themselves. Identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook form the core of their namesake Portland-based folk-pop band, which focuses on a very contemporary sound. But they are also willing to break out of that box and cover some early ’60s songs that were classics — twice. The Shook Twins are playing a “Dirty Dancing” tribute […]


Death Knell for the Widow’s Bane?

By Steve Graham Widow’s Bane frontman Mortimer Leech claims his upcoming Halloween shows in Estes Park and Fort Collins may be the swan song for his band of undead “God willing, it will be the last show I will ever play in my life,” said Leech. “There’s too many low-life scum-sucking swine in the music business.” With tongue always in cheek, Leech spoke by phone in a gravelly, spooky accent […]


2019 October Virtuoso Series Concerts

By Chloie Piveral, Communications Assistant, University Center for the Arts (970) 491-5891, The Colorado State University 2019 Virtuoso Series Concerts, presented by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, continues this October with two performances by CSU faculty. Information about each performance is included below. The two concerts all take place at 7:30 p.m. at the University Center for the Arts, located at 1400 Remington St. Margaret Miller, Viola With Tim […]


The Music District turns three

The Evolution The Music District (MD) is celebrating three years since conception and they have been listening to the community. MD is developing its programming around the needs of the community and the demands of the industry.   Kyle James Hauser, Artist Development Manager says, “We opened our doors so the community could come to us. We try to just listen and observe and sympathize or empathize and then now […]