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Old Town Halloween Zombie Fest Comes to Life

By: Rebecca LaPole Photo: A couple from 23rd Day Cosplay in Fort Collins by: Paul Marcoux   In its eighth year, the Old Town Halloween Zombie Fest rises again in Fort Collins on October 21. Participants who purchase a wristband are eligible to crawl from shop to shop in Old Town and enjoy free drinks, food, and other to-die-for treats. The event was started in 2009 by local non-profit organization […]

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BOHEMIAN NIGHTS AT NEWWESTFEST 2017

BOHEMIAN NIGHTS AT NEWWESTFEST 2017 By: Meghan Pipe Three days. Six stages. Eighty-six bands. It’s hard to count all the reasons we’re pumped for Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Co-produced by Bohemian Nights and the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association, this free music festival is a summer staple—and 2017’s festival, held on August 11, 12 and 13 in downtown Fort Collins, is shaping up to be the best yet. This year’s […]

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CARY MORIN: ACOUSTIC NATIVE AMERICANA WITH GRIT AND REFINEMENT

By:Ali Owens Photo By: Ryan Frazee How does one best describe the musical stylings of Cary Morin? Many ideas have been offered. Soul. Blues. Acoustic Native Americana rooted in jazz – or bluegrass, or is that reggae…? Most will agree that it’s a beautiful contradiction; a harmonious blend of all of the above, and so much more. Cary has been described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the […]

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FoCoMX 9: READY TO PARTY!

By: Dawn Duncan It is already year number nine for FoCoMX, the beloved music festival launched by Fort Collins Musicians Association (“FoCoMA”) back in 2008. Led by musician and Bohemian Foundation employee Greta Cornett and a team of tireless volunteers, FoCoMX is poised for its biggest year yet. This year, the festival received more than 1,200 band submissions for its coveted 280 slots available. Including the Rickshaw Live (traveling rickshaw […]

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Branson Hoog—Where Music and the Art of Tattoo Collide

By: Dawn Duncan It’s late afternoon and Branson Hoog, lead singer of the rock act Shatterproof, is meeting me at The Music District to discuss his work. I have interviewed his band in the past, however, today we are focused on another topic and that is his art, including his job as a tattoo artist at the local shop Parabrahma Tattoo Collective. Today, I want to find out more about […]

An Interview With LKR Students Eddie, Scout, and Pelé

By: Dawn Duncan Following our cover shoot with Little Kids Rock students Eddie, Scout, and Pelé, I had a few minutes to visit with our models about their experience in the LKR program, their plans for the future, and what they think of the current music scene. Remarkably, these kids, while only 10-11 years old, had quite a bit to say about what the future may look like for them […]

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LITTLE KIDS ROCK: NEXT GENERATION OF ROCK STARS

By: Rebecca LaPole Photography by Tessa Abigail Photography Tara Lynne Sparks knows a thing or two about inspiration: “I had a church choir teacher tell me I could be in choir – if I lip-synced … and now I teach music for a living,” she said during our interview about the after school program that has changed her life, Little Kids Rock (LKR). LKR is celebrating its fifth anniversary in the […]

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WRITE MINDED: Fresh Talent Showcase Winners Ready for More

By: Dawn Duncan It was March of 2015 the first time I was introduced to Write Minded and their engaging, unique sound. I was upstairs at the 512 Bar, in the heart of downtown Austin, TX, for South by Southwest and the Colorado Music Party. It had started raining onto the upstairs rooftop music space and I, along with a hundred or so of my closest friends, decided to descend […]

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THE SYMBOLS: Spiritual Porn Rock for the masses

By: Rebecca Lapole When a group of artists calls their style of music “Spiritual Porn Rock – music that’s good for the soul and body,” there’s an intrigue there urging more exploration. In an unassuming suburban Fort Collins home, The Symbols created their own magnificent recording studio, and over a Chinese food lunch, seduced this writer with their talent and passion for their craft. The Symbols are guitarist Jasco Duende, […]

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THE VELVETEERS: A Heavy Dose of Real Rock & Roll

***All photography by Kirsten Cohen*** By: Dawn Duncan The Velveteers are one of the fastest-rising, hippest acts around. The duo have seemingly exploded onto the Colorado rock scene in the past two years, quickly escalating from playing small shows around Boulder and Denver to expanding their market rapidly and going on national and international tours. The accolade they are receiving isn’t hype. This band is the real deal and they play […]