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In Tune, An Honest Conversation For Musicians and Mental Health

  Fort Collins Music Association and The Colorado Sound come together to present In Tune, a safe space for creatives to open up about mental health. This is just the beginning of the conversation with the hope it’s a continual series. In Tune is at The Lyric on September 23 at 6 pm. Snacks, a film, an open forum discussion with a few local musicians who have gone through their […]

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It’s all in the mix

SF1 deftly blends genres, art forms By Steve Graham Shane Franklin is a radio personality for both a Top 40 pop station and a hard rock station. If that seems incongruous, you haven’t seen Franklin’s other project, SF1. “I like to just call it music,” Franklin said of the eclectic blend of rap, soul, jazz and rock he brings to his albums as SF1. His live shows are even more […]

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Listen while you read — “Casa de Papel” on SoundCloud “Casa de Papel”   Izcalli By Steve Graham Izcalli is proof that immigrants benefit our country and culture. Singer-guitarist Miguel Avina and his sister, bassist Brenda Avina, have been enriching the Colorado music scene with the sounds, language and passion of their native Mexico for 14 years (the group is named for both their hometown and the Nahuatl word for […]

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Fishbone In Your Face at Hodi’s

Last December, I saw legendary Fishbone singer-saxophonist-madman Angelo Moore play the annual winter solstice party in Muir Beach, Calif., feverishly leading his new band, the Brand New Step, through new originals; entering the crowd of about 50 people to teach us dance move; and covering David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream.” Moore and Fishbone, formed in Los Angeles in 1979, have a legitimate case for belonging in the Rock-and-roll Hall of Fame, […]

Roots band Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene plays Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest on Sunday, Aug. 11 Old Town Square Stage 4:20 - 5:00 PM.Photo by Leslie Van Stelten
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Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Artist Preview: Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene

Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene Roots band Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene plays Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest on Sunday, Aug. 11.    Learn more about frontwoman Kerry Pastine and her work in the Colorado music community in this Q&A, and check out the band’s performance at the festival! What do you enjoy most about playing festivals like this one? What can festivalgoers look forward to at your performance? […]

Denver musician Jen Korte and her gang of instruments and looping pedals perform as Lady Gang at this year’s Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest.
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Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Artist Preview: Lady Gang

Lady Gang Denver musician Jen Korte and her gang of instruments and looping pedals perform as Lady Gang at this year’s Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest.     Learn more about Korte and Lady Gang’s music in this Q&A, and check out her festival performance on Sunday, Aug. 11! What can festivalgoers look forward to at your performance? People love to watch me balance performing and beat-building. I use a beat […]

Singer Azanet Rodriguez brings Mariachi influence and heartfelt performance to the stage at this year’s Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. Learn more about Rodriguez’s music in this Q&A, and check out her festival performance on Sunday, Aug. 11!
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Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Artist Preview: Azanet Rodriguez

Azanet Rodriguez Singer Azanet Rodriguez brings Mariachi influence and heartfelt performance to the stage at this year’s Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. Learn more about Rodriguez’s music in this Q&A, and check out her festival performance on Sunday, Aug. 11.   What do you enjoy about being part of the Colorado music scene, and how do you see yourself and your music playing a role in that scene? The best aspect […]

Fort Collins hip-hop artist Boss Eagle plays Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest on Saturday, Aug. 10.
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Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Artist Preview: Boss Eagle

Boss Eagle Fort Collins hip-hop artist Boss Eagle plays Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest on Saturday, Aug. 10. Learn more about Boss Eagle’s music, big dreams and big successes in this Q&A, and check out his performance at the festival! What can festivalgoers look forward to at your performance? Festivalgoers can expect high energy, clean raps, and fun! I’m serious about what I do, but I don’t take myself too seriously. […]

Youth Music Collective. Photo courtesy of Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest.
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Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Artist Preview: Youth Music Collective

Youth Music Collective Tucked into the Library Park courtyard, Kids’ Music Adventure is a festival unto itself at Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. There, children and families can explore the Instrument Petting Zoo, participate in music workshops and listen to talented youth performers including Youth Music Collective on the Kids’ Music Adventure Stage.   Hear from some of the musicians of Youth Music Collective in this Q&A, and check out their […]

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The Roots Music Concert Series

The Roots Music Concert Series is merging Adult Artists with Experienced Youth Artists by pairing them up. A lot of youth bands play only for youth showcases or in lineups dominated by youth bands. Curator Chad Fisher says the showcase is a subtle way to help with the evolving needs of our youth artists and a way to support them as they age out of the youth stage and feel […]