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Inaugural BIFF Fort Collins Film Festival Kicks Off March 8

Festival Event to Feature Films, Live Local Music, Post-film Call2Actions with Local Nonprofits   Northern Coloradans will have a stimulating new way to spend a cozy winter weekend when the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) brings a showcase to Fort Collins on March 8-9. According to its co-founder (with her sister) and director Kathy Beeck, the acclaimed BIFF’s expansion to Fort Collins highlights the organization’s desire to broaden the reach […]

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March on down to the Lyric

      This Tuesday, Nov 14, join the Marching Band, Guerilla Fanfare, at 6 pm in the Old Town Square in Fort Collins. There’s a mile from the center of town to the new location where we’ll celebrate Opening Night at the Lyric.     Live music with the Al Capones and Wes Watkins & Grumpy Uncle will entertain you as you tour the new screening rooms. Check out […]

Toakesz: Tadpole Oakes Zamora Lifts His Heart up to the Sun!

By: Kelly Suda   Tyson Oakes Zamora, known as Toakesz, is a one-man band from Loveland that carries the heart of psyche rock vibes from San Diego. The album Tadpole Oakes Zamora Lifts His Heart up to the Sun! is representative of his free spirit that spreads the seeds of his real life experiences into a kaleidoscope of colorful soundscapes. The song “Belly Button Sun” is reflective of the unique […]

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The Lyric Reborn!

Calling all cinemagoers – The Lyric’s grand opening is finally here! At 6 p.m. on October 26, staff and friends of The Lyric will parade through Old Town Square with a marching band to the front doors of their new building for a night of high energy and fresh beginnings. Upon arrival, expect live bands in Area 52, a DJ spinning tunes in Space, and live video art in The […]

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One Flew West Lands in NoCo

Colorado’s own One Flew West, named “Band to Watch for” by CBS Denver in 2016, is primed and ready for their shows in Fort Collins and Greeley this month. Since 2010, One Flew West has transformed from a garage band into a full-scale rock band touring the Front Range. Uniquely combining rock ‘n’ roll with several aspects of folk, pop, and punk rock, One Flew West has built up a […]

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Spooktacular Halloween Events

Halloween is a pumpkin’s throw away, and the Front Range has plenty of spooky offerings to indulge your inner Child’s Play this year! Attention parents: here are a few of the best places to take the kiddos trick-or-treating. • Tiny Tot Halloween: Costumed tykes under seven years old are invited to head to Old Town Square Plaza with their parent or guardian to enjoy a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience. […]

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Halloween Ball With The Gasoline Lollipops and Whippoorwill

Coming off their amazing set at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre for Film on the Rocks last month as well as shows at the new on-campus CSU stadium and Fortoberfest, the Gasoline Lollipops are primed and ready to explode on the Aggie stage for their first headlining gig at 9 p.m. on Friday, October 27. Their Halloween Ball will also feature local favorites, Whippoorwill, and tickets are $13 in advance, […]

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Ragged Union: True Bluegrass

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Ragged Union has a bluegrass sound that is built around the singer-songwriter power couple of Geoff and Christina Union. The band also features mandolinist and vocalist Jordan Ramsey, banjo player Chris Elliott, fiddler Justin Hoffenberg and guitar, dobro, and bass player David Richey. Their country sound is immediately recognizable with melodic lyrics, grassy duet numbers, country-funk ballads, and the occasional jam session. Ragged Union is releasing […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Attack on Venus EP XO

By: Kelly Suda Attack on Venus’ new EP XO gives their label of alternative a whole new flow. Throughout the EP, their sound evolves by embracing their alternative roots with the introduction of grunge, psych rock, garage rock, and metal influences. Listening to “Album Youth” resembles “Longview” of 90s Green Day with a bass line you can catch yourself effortlessly bobbing your head to. XO manifests the classic alternative sound […]

There is no There – Marcos Martinez

By: Nate Day In his self-released soft-rock album, Marcos Martinez channels his inner Paul Simon and John Lennon with less oomph and excitement than his historical predecessors. While it’s clear that Martinez is a great guitarist and a more-than-decent lyricist, his vocals are fairly boring and the songs often lack the head-banging quality that Martinez and his team are shooting for. On the other hand, Martinez is able to perform […]