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Fort Collins Seconds to Years Releases New Single ‘Blurred Lines’

Seconds to Years is a new band in the Fort Collins area. They just released a new single called ‘Blurred Lines.’ Wes Klukkert answered some questions.   Tell us about Seconds to Years. We started as a duo in 2015 under the name Hot Sisters before bringing on additional members and recording our single as Seconds to Years. Over the years we’ve had many shining moments like competing in Bandwagon’s […]

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Piano Donations Needed for Pianos About Town Program

Pianos About Town, an interactive public art program in Fort Collins, is seeking piano donations to be painted or artistically decorated for the program.  The program needs full-size upright pianos that are at least 48″ tall and in good working order. Individuals who have pianos that they’d like to donate can email a photo of the piano to Liz Good, Visual Arts Coordinator for the City of Fort Collins at or call (970) 416-2646. Site visits are scheduled to determine if the piano is […]

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The Larimer Chorale Presents Annelies

The Larimer Chorale will be honoring the victims of the Holocaust by presenting “Annelies”, a choral masterwork by James Whitbourn on March 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm and March 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm at CSU’s Lory Student Center. Millions have read The Diary of Anne Frank and have been struck by the beauty and resilience of the human spirit during horrible and inhumane times. Composer James Whitbourn has created a concert […]

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Fort Collins Based Nadalands Releases New Ep “All Souls Day”

Listen to his previous release (The 49th Parallel) while you read: Nadalands – The 49th Parallel (live) from Nada Lands on Vimeo. Nadalands started recording in 2000 with performances in 2004. It is Fort Collins based John Lindenbaum’s solo songwriting and recording project. “All I hope to accomplish with my music is to express some confused concepts and emotions and then find a few people to hear it. Global stardom, […]


Lil’ Smokies at Washington’s in Fort Collins Puts on a Great Show

By Blaine Howerton The house was packed and the bar at Washington’s in Fort Collins was somewhat empty on a Thursday winter night. Lil’ Smokies told the crowd about their adventure in. “We almost didn’t make it,” said Jake Simpson. He said the group drove around I70 into Wyoming and then back down South to get to Fort Collins. They went miles out of their way to get to the […]

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Antibalas: Music to Nourish the Mind, Body and Soul

Antibalas will perform at Washington’s in Fort Collins on February 28th. By Blaine Howerton   Listen while you read (KEXP Seattle/YouTube):   Martin Perna conceived of the band in 1997 while visiting family in Mexico. He said there were exceptional amounts of kidnapping at the time, and the word Antibalas — meaning ‘bulletproof’ or ‘anti-bullets’— kept coming to mind.  When he went back to NYC, he asked some of his […]

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The Rialto Theatre in Loveland Presents: Hot Club of San Francisco

Listen while you read: Hot Club of SF Plays the Beatles from Baylin Artists Management on Vimeo. The Hot Club of San Francisco (HCSF) borrows the instrumentation of violin, bass, and guitars from the original Hot Club while breathing new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group’s superb lead guitarist, Paul Mehling. To hear the ensemble live is to be carried […]

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Pearl Jam to Release Album “Gigaton” on March 27

Pearl Jam has released the track listing for their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton which is set to be released via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27, 2020. Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, Gigaton features 12 tracks including the first single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants”. See the full track list below. Gigaton is available for pre-order now at Gigaton: 1. Who Ever Said 2. Superblood Wolfmoon 3. Dance of the Clairvoyants 4. Quick Escape 5. Alright 6. Seven O’Clock 7. Never Destination […]

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Lil’ Smokies Roots Music Is Stopping in Fort Collins

WATCH AND LISTEN WHILE YOU READ Drawing on the energy of a rock band and the Laurel Canyon songwriting of the ‘70s, The Lil Smokies are reimagining their approach to roots music on their new album Tornillo, named for the remote Texas town where the album was recorded. Produced by Bill Reynolds (The Avett Brothers, Band of Horses), Tornillo is the band’s third studio album. Formed in Missoula, Montana, The […]

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An Interview with Jared Jensen, Fort Collins Song Writer, Teacher and Musician

Jared Janzen is a performer, teacher, songwriter, and studio musician from Fort Collins. His main style emphasis is contemporary finger style guitar with singing, blending traditional genres such as folk, r&b, and rock into one. Influences include Andy Mckee, Michael Hedges, James Taylor, Ray LaMontagne and much more. He plays in Blue Taboo, and also collaborates with several artists in the Fort Collins and Boston, MA areas. In spring of […]