Odell Launches New Brew

IPA (India Pale Ale) lovers, unite! Odell has launched a brand new hoppy brew, Myrcenary Double IPA. The official Odell Brewing Company press release states, “Named for Myrcene, a component of the essential oils found in a hop flower, Myrcenary Double IPA is brewed with a blend of hops containing the highest levels of Myrcene. Nearly six pounds of seven different American hop varieties were used in each barrel. At […]

Avoid a DUI

Did you drive to the bars? Do you need your car in the morning? Don’t give in to the urge to drive tipsy or intoxicated: Kim Harders, a retired Marine Corps pilot, has the solution. Designated Drivers Across America will dispatch a team of two staff members to your location in Fort Collins. From there, one of the staff members will give you a ride to your house, and the […]

Brewery Now Open

funkwerks, a brewery offering Belgian-style saison beers made with all-organic ingredients, has opened in the old Fort Collins Brewery location (1900 East Lincoln Avenue). Saison-style beers are usually light to medium-bodied, highly carbonated and typically filled with pleasant notes of citrus and summery flavors. funkwerks is currently bottling two beers, their signature saison and a white ale. The taproom also offers tastings of the brewery’s “tester” beers that they are […]

Winter Farmer’s Market to Feature Live Music

Be Local Northern Colorado’s Winter Farmers Market (located at the Opera Galleria) is an extravaganza of locally grown foods and handmade crafts. March 12 will also bring a Bohemian Foundation-sponsored performance to the mix. Local folk musician duo Blackbird will perform their distinctive mixture of early Celtic music with American folk. There are only three chances left to catch the Winter’s Farmer’s Market: March 12, 26 and April 9.

Legendary Bassists at Boulder Theater

Internationally famous bass players Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten (who also plays with Bela Fleck) will be teaming up to play a show at the Boulder Theatre on March 12. Wooten just released a re-mastered version of his album, entitled A Show of Hands 15, which features three bonus tracks. Stanley Clarke won Rolling Stone’s inaugural “Jazzman of the Year,” and was the bassist winner of Playboy’s music award for […]

Willie Nelson’s Son to Play Road 34 April 2

Lukas Nelson first went on tour with his father’s supergroup, The Highwaymen (which also included Johnny Cash), when he was five months old. Now 21, Lukas is no stranger to life on the road, and his current band, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, has opened for the likes of B.B. King. They also recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He’ll be at Road 34 […]

Hip-Hop with a Message

A free show in Fort Collins? Common. A free Peace Officer show? Priceless. These local musicians are always pushing boundaries to support their fans: Whether it’s boosting production to create visual experiences, supporting local non-profit SpokesBUZZ or playing free shows, Peace Officer is always representing their message through their actions. Recently, they have offered fans a remixed version of their album Recon, which was released in January. Peace Officer will […]

Job Hunt Not Going Well?

Local consulting company Maharoma, LLC has launched a new website, the NoCo Jobs List, that compiles job listings in the Northern Colorado region and sends email notifications when new job listings become available. The website,, is easy to use, simply requiring prospective users to join the email list to receive weekly updates on available jobs. Maharoma President Kris E. Erlewine states, “By building a list of hundreds of potential […]

Amazon Profiles Local Musician

Nathaniel Rateliff, Denver singer-songwriter extraordinaire, has had quite the year. He was recently signed to Rounder Records, a major independent label representing folk greats like Mary Chapin Carpenter and Robert Plant (who recently released a folk album, Band of Joy). He released his first album with Rounder, In Memory of Loss, to rave reviews. And now? recently featured Memory of Loss as one of the “Outstanding 2010 Albums You […]

Goodbye, Record Labels

  Denver music bigshots the Flobots recently decided to part ways with the label that made them big (Universal Republic Records), most likely because sales of their second album, Survival Story, didn’t compare to those of their debut album, Fight with Tools. And they’re not alone: Meese split with Atlantic in March (the Meese brothers have launched a brand new band called The Centennial), Single File recently left Reprise Records, […]