Cannabis

CANNABUS CULTURE FILMS GETTING MILE HIGH AT THE LYRIC

Cannabis-loving film buffs in Colorado rejoice: Infinite Wellness Center is bringing the CannaBus Culture Film Fest to Fort Collins, Colorado with cannabis themed movies and stand-up comic Rob Cantrell at the Lyric Cinema’s new location, prior to their grand opening on Oct. 6. The 2nd Annual CannaBus Culture Film Fest (CCFF), is a touring film festival that gives filmmakers mainstream audience exposure. This public film festival elevates the positive aspects […]

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I SLEPT WITH THE BAND FESTIVAL

This Labor Day Weekend for summer’s “last hurrah” join in on a brand new camping music festival called I SLEPT WITH THE BAND brought to you by The Symbols! In three different locations in Colorado and Wyoming, you can get away and have some fun with friends and great music on September 1-3. Here is your chance to travel and camp with The Symbols, Bluz Kadillak, Dale Cisek Band, Eon, […]

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RECORDING WINNERS AT CHIMAERA SOUND STUDIOS

A Chimaera is a lion, goat and snake, in the Greek definition. According to his wife and co-owner Julie, Chris Williams, producer, engineer, and co-owner of Chimaera Sound Studios, thought the name was clever as it represents “multiple entities coming together to be One, as it is with a band.” Chimaera, jawbreaker or not, is under the parent company, Shattered Sky Music Group, which Chris describes as, “an anti-label. We […]

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CRAFTEON BLASTS BARDIC BLACK METAL AT SURFSIDE 7

The band CRAFTEON from Denver is the conception of vocalist, guitarist, and teacher of literature Lord Mordiggian who was inspired to create an entire album influenced by his favorite writer H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft’s ability to evoke brooding otherworldly horror has influenced a great many heavy metal artists from Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath to Metallica. Yet no band has ever paid tribute to Lovecraft with the same degree of scope […]

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EVEN MORE PHILANTHROPY FOR MUSICIANS WITH MISH INITIATIVE

“We want to cultivate a community of dreamers,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre owner and general manager, “and the Mish Initiative makes it easy to foster creative thinking and encourage giving.” Grant, who founded the now-dormant music nonprofit SpokesBUZZ, designed the Mish Initiative program to be simple, straightforward, and flexible – in part as a response to more traditional philanthropic efforts that require “too much paper and too many rules.” […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

PAT DONOHUE BRINGS THE PRAIRIE TO OUR HOME TOWN

Photo By: stephen houseworth photography   Grammy winning fingerpicker and Pat Donohue has been the lead guitar player and songwriter for The Guy’s All Star Shoe Band on the NPR favorite “A Prairie Home Companion” for over twenty years, making him one of the most listened-to fingerpickers in the world. In addition to traveling with the show and performing on the weekly radio broadcasts, Donohue plays concerts and teaches workshops at the […]

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CLEAN IS THE NEW SHOCK

Audiences recognize Jim Breuer because they loved his characters on Saturday Night Live or his role in “Half Baked,” but that’s not why they keep coming back to see his standup. In an era of dark comedy, Jim Breuer delivers humor on the lighter side — focusing on those laughs in life that really resonate with everyone. Indeed, it’s rare to see a comedian try something as daring as clean […]

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THE MUSIC DISTRICT TURNS ONE

Twelve months after opening its doors to the public, the Music District is in full swing with their mission of creating community and supporting a diverse musical ecosystem. Built on the foundation of making music accessible to everyone, the vibrant hub has welcomed a steady influx ranging from professional touring musicians to curious locals. The inaugural year boasted 138 events with 5599 total event attendees who learned about the art […]

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TRAVELING WITH THE BLIND ALLEY TROUBADOURS

Blind Alley Troubadours are a band that keeps the audience guessing. Their music integrates various styles including Americana, rock, blues, punk, country, folk and “awesomeness.”  With descriptions ranging from alt-country to mountain rock to gypsy rock, their genre is not easily nailed down. They like to say, “we play whatever we feel will get you groovin’.” Fort Collins locals Blind Alley Troubadours formed in October 2013, with John-Erik on guitar […]

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DOGGIE OLYMPICS

It’s that time of year again for the Larimer Animal-People Partnership (LAPP) sponsored, 22nd Annual Doggie Olympics! Catch the high-flying, frisbee catching, longest down-stay holding, fastest fetching, and trickiest dogs in town on Sunday, September 24 at City Park in Fort Collins, starting at 9 a.m. LAPP is an organization that provides therapy animals in several settings such as nursing homes, safe houses, schools and assisted living homes. The Doggie […]