Head for the Hills

Head for the Hills Goes Vinyl at the Mishawaka

Head for the Hills, formed in 2003 in Fort Collins, Colorado, while living in the dorm rooms at Colorado State University. Adam Kinghorn (guitar/vocals), then a freshman, was playing guitar and noticed Matt Loewen (upright bass/vocals) walking down the hall with a cool band T-shirt and he called out, “Hey guy, we gotta jam sometime.” Adam was visiting a friend’s dorm room, and Joe Lessard (violin/vocals) was the neighbor. Joe […]

Baby and mom enjoying Sunday Funday Akinz. Photo by Cynthia Wilson

Sunday Funday – Mayday Flowers

Got a bit of Spring fever? Enjoy a day full of florals, spring floral beverages, live painting, live music and ready to plant locally grown veggies on May 20 at 2720 Council Tree Ave, Suite 106 from 12:30-3:30 at Akinz pop up shop Sunday Funday. Suzanne Akin opened her flagship store, Akinz, in Old Town Fort Collins on August 15, 2012. Akinz is a handcrafted lifestyle brand for the adventurer […]


Counting Down to MISSION EARTH: Musicologist Dr. John Pippen

Welcome back to Counting Down to Off the Hook Arts: MISSION EARTH. This week we meet with Colorado State’s own Assistant Professor of Musicology, Dr. John Pippen. Dr. Pippen holds hefty degrees in schools from Tennessee and Ontario, and is now researching the experimental music scene of Chicago. He will present at MISSION EARTH on Sunday July 8th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at Gilded Goat Brewery, addressing musical works […]

Jessie Skirball looking around.

Music Review & Chill with 90.5 KCSU FM

Jessie Skirball and I discovered the wondrous Bonny Doon album “Longwave” on our CD review date for 90.5 KCSU FM. Together we discovered the new music of Bonny Doon in a relaxing and intriguing fashion. Music is a insightful way to connect with someone, which makes discovering new music together terrific for a night. In the photos below is Skirball’s and I’s review of “Longwave”. Anyone can do a CD review […]


Fort Collins Phunklord Jason Heller

Jason Heller has been bringing the uplifting soul of Funk music through his unconventional DJing at Funk Club, now taking place every month at the Downtown Artery, 254 Linden St. It begins at 9pm and is only $5, making it easy for all ages to come and experience the wide range of diversity on the dance floor coming together under 70’s and 80’s classic Funk. Heller first fell in love […]


Blossoms and Butterflies Fundraiser

The Gardens on Spring Creek, located on Centre Avenue have began fundraising to expand their facilities this year to include a butterfly pavilion and larger facilities. Currently the 11 gardens are available to be walked through, ranging from the Children’s Gardens where kids are able to dig around in the soil and learn about gardening, to the Xeric Parkway Strop deisgned by Lauren Springer-Ogden showcasing plants that thrive in inhospitable […]


Get your (pre) Party on with FOCOMX at the Ramskeller

Looking for a way to kick off your weekend with something awesome? Thursday, April 19, the Ramskeller Pub at Colorado State University is hosting a FOCOMX pre-party featuring Slow Caves, Write Minded and Fjord Collins. This afternoon party is not only free, FOCOMX wristbands will be available for a discounted price during the event. CSU students can buy wristbands for $15 and the general public can buy them for $25. […]


Counting Down to MISSION EARTH: Artistic Director and Composer Bruce Adolphe

Picture from The Guardian Continuing on with our countdown towards the June 25th kickoff of Off the Hook Arts’s SummerFest: MISSION EARTH, this week we sit down with OtHA Artistic Director and renowned composer Bruce Adolphe. One of Mr. Adolphe’s many contributions to this years festival includes his composition, I saw how fragile and infinitely precious the world is. This twenty minute exploration of its titling quote by the late […]

The Great Salmon Famine playing at Odell Brewing.

The Great Salmon Famine Play for a Good Cause at Odell Brewing

Fort Collins band The Great Salmon Famine performed Tuesday night to help Colorado State University Environmental Learning Center’s (ELC) at Odell Brewing for their annual fundraiser Nature Flows from the Tap. For those that are unfamiliar with the ELC, its aim is to bring people into nature for a bonding and educational experiences. Odell Brewing was packed with college students and the venue was a perfect fit for the terrific atmosphere produced by the lively Great […]


Counting down to SummerFest 2018: MISSION EARTH.

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