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Fort Collins musicians come together to pay tribute to rock legends

Labeled as The Last Waltz Again, area musicians will come together to perform at Washingtons on November 23rd. The Last Waltz was the celebratory 1976 farewell concert by rock legends The Band, spawning the likewise legendary “rockumentary” by Martin Scorcese, and featuring performances by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, and Muddy Waters, among others. This 1st Annual event at Washington’s is sure to be a […]

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Interview with Ben Nichols of Lucero

Lucero celebrated two decades since original members Ben Nichols, Brian Venable, Roy Berry, and John C. Stubblefield (keyboardist Rick Steff joined in 2006) started playing shows in Memphis. The band released their ninth studio album, Among the Ghosts, and their first notable short film Written & Directed by Ben’s younger brother Jeff Nichols featuring the song Long Way Back Home this year. They will headline WASHINGTON’S THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018. […]

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ItyDity and non-profit #WomenCrush Music Best original song by a female artist CHALLENGE

ItyDity partnered with the non-profit #WomenCrush Music to giveaway two song production and marketing packages to two female songwriters. The nation-wide giveaway is entirely free to enter. Deadline is Nov.15, 2018. Free to enter. A singer-songwriter herself, ItyDity’s founder, Emily Satterlee aims to make it easier for artists to find collaborators who understand their musical vision and to help producers and talented instrumentalists get matched with paid opportunities for work. […]

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Why should I support a college radio station?

As we at KCSU move into our fundraising season, this question has been on our minds constantly. When we think of why we value our station, a few things come to mind: the commercial-free music we play 24/7, the give-a-ways for concert and game tickets, the local artists that play live on our airways. While these are undeniably great features,they don’t fully showcase how we are unique. Taking a step […]

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Swingin’ Around the Christmas Tree with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

For nearly 25 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s unique take on American swing and jazz music has thrilled audiences around the world. Now they’re taking their “Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party” to the Fort Collins Lincoln Center November 24. Singer and band leader Scotty Morris says, “If you’re going to go to a holiday show with your family, this is the one! It really does offer something for everyone.” Drawing on […]

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Darrell Scott’s Relationship with a Song

“If I don’t sing my songs who is going to?  It really comes down to, I have to do that. So I do. It didn’t start that way, but the songs are the things that sort of drove me to this. The power of those songs are the things that give me the strength to stand up on stage and perform.” Darrell Scott, poet, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and musician extraordinaire stands […]

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Octavia’s last Ink

Not every business that closes up shop steers toward a burial at sea — especially in a land-locked state like Colorado. But when Julie Sutter, owner of Fort Collins copywriting and marketing company Unconventional Ink, decided to bid her LLC farewell after 8 years in business, she figured a party with a murky ocean theme might be just the thing to send it overboard. Taking a cue from Octavia, the […]

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Hip hop throwback

This past year saw Hip-Hop music dominate the mainstream; finally eclipsing all other musical categories as the most-listened-to genre. To celebrate the artform that took the world by storm all the way back in 1973, the Music District is proud to present Hip-Hop History Month. Beginning November 1, Hip-Hop History Month boasts a lineup of performances and workshops featuring special guests Carnage the Executioner (Twin Cities, MN), Kid Astronaut (Denver), Bahamadia (Philadelphia), Sacramento Knoxx (Detroit), Kind […]

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Colorado Born FACE: All Vocal Rock Band

The internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado FACE is kicking off the holiday season with a family friendly unique brand of all-vocal rock at The Lincoln Center on Black Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. FACE blends modern tunes with an eclectic mix or harmonies, beatbox, and vocal audacity. Embracing fun and joy within their performance. Face consists of four singers – tenors Ryan Driver and Cody Qualls, baritone/countertenor Stephen […]

Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers at Summit Music Hall in Denver, CO
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All You Need is…Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers

Emerging artist Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers played Summit Music Hall in Denver on October 23, 2018, and it left me breathless. They are described as “stream-of-conscious punked-up, folked-out hip-hop-oetry” and that is to the point what you get. Hobo was discovered after he and the “bois” (the Lovemakers)  recorded a live rendition of their most popular song, “Peach Scone” for a 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Contest in their backyard. The Hobo’s […]