In House: Mark Farina

By John Vollinger With so many new and exciting (and oft-experimental) sounds emerging from the electronic music scene these days, a night filled with the steady, pleasant rhythms of house music was a welcome piece of nostalgia. Photo by Nick Irvin, Facebook @beyondphotoco, Instagram @beyond_photo. Mark Farina is perhaps best known for his long-standing Mushroom Jazz series: an 8-volume collection of downtempo mixes which heavily incorporate elements of jazz and R&B […]

Photo by Tara Graber Photography

Earphorik – Hodi’s Half Note – November 12, 2017

Photo by Tara Graber Photography   Earphorik, a four-piece jam outfit from Fort Wayne, Indiana, did its best to enliven a sparse, lethargic crowd at Hodi’s Half Note Sunday night. The dueling guitars of Austin Robinson and Chris Treesh occasionally steered the music onto the fringes of metal territory, begging onlookers to bang their heads. Meanwhile, bassist Nolan Opper and drummer Ryan Moreno orchestrated frenetic grooves ripe for foot-stomping. If […]

Consider The Source photo by Sonsini Media

Consider the Source – Hodi’s Half Note – Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

At Hodi’s Half Note Saturday, New York-based trio Consider the Source transcended the lexicon by which music is described. With just a guitar, a bass and a drum set, the band created and traversed a rich musical landscape that is worth writing about, inadequate lexicon notwithstanding. Guitarist Gabriel Marin, bassist John Ferrara and drummer Jeff Mann are the men behind the magic. Marin wields a fretless, double-necked ax capable of […]


Copoco’s Honey – Fort Collins born and bred

If you’ve ever journeyed up 287/College towards Poudre Canyon on your way out of Old Town, you may have noticed the honeycomb colored storefront as the road banks West. Copoco’s Honey – Fort Collins born and bred – a shop proud to sell honey gathered by the Northern Colorado’s expansive beekeeping society.  Jack and Virginia Gilmore manage the store. Their two sons founded Copoco (then called Bee Busters) back in […]


David Sedaris Shocks and Astounds

By John Vollinger David Sedaris popped out from the giant, maroon curtains draping the Lincoln Center Stage, and if you looked closely, you could see an energy as vibrant as the bright, red flower ornament on his lapel. Apropos of absolutely nothing—besides, perhaps, of being David Sedaris—he dove into a description of his relentless wish to find what, exactly, people from foreign lands curse at each other on the roads and […]


Front Country Plays Avo’s 11/10/2017

Front Country is not your average American Roots band. They play progressive bluegrass with an influence of world music, jazz, composition, and classical guitar.  Electropop, honky-tonk, and soul sound merge, blending a modern sound of the future with the echoes of the past. Front Country plays Avagadro’s number on 11/10/2017 with Eli Slocumb & Friends.  Front Country is : ADAM ROSZKIEWICZ  mandolin, banjo, vocals JACOB GROOPMAN  guitar, Rezo guitar, mandolin, vocals […]


Game Nights at Breweries

Come out and take advantage of all the fun events and activities the breweries, distilleries and other businesses have to offer. Fort Collins has something exciting happening every night of the week! Breweries in Fort Collins are like coffee shops in many other areas of the country. It’s like a shared living room, a place to go for a beverage; but also, a place to hang out and meet friends.  […]


Ascent Studio’s Loyal Athletes & Special Guests Chalk Up for First Ever Hometown Heroes Annual Competition

Ascent studio has reconfigured and amplified Fort Collins’ indoor climbing chops since its opening in November of last year. The gym’s all-star route setters and passionate team of employees have worked tirelessly to make it Northern Colorado’s premier indoor climbing facility in a remarkably brief time span. Evidence of the facilities standing is no more apparent than its turn out at last weekend’s bouldering tournament, Hometown Heroes. American bouldering’s biggest […]

The Gasoline Lollipops—Aggie Theatre—October 27, 2017

At the Aggie Theater Saturday, The Gasoline Lollipops offered a sonic rendering of the contrast their name suggests. The six-piece band, consisting of a drummer, a standup bassist, an electric guitarist, a female vocalist and a male vocalist who plays an acoustic guitar, vacillated between melancholy soundscapes anchored by the bass-fiddle combination and floor-stomping, dance-inducing passages that might be classified as bluegrass if not for the distorted guitar and the […]



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