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“Don’t Make Her a Mixtape Yet You Idiot”

Listen while you read — Sugar Britches “Don’t Make Her a Mixtape Yet You Idiot” on Spotify   Brian Johanson and Josh Long perform as Sugar Britches, northern Colorado’s answer to the Old 97’s. Both groups take roots music far more seriously than they take themselves. Both groups can write hooks that stick like flypaper. And both groups benefit from versatile guitarists and clever songwriters. The Old 97’s named its […]

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KCSU: Live in Studio, Volume 1

By Steve Graham Those scrappy student DJs at CSU are playing in the big leagues with the KBCO crew. Much like the “world-class rock” station’s sought-after live Studio C compilations, KCSU has released the first volume of its live in-studio recordings. And the KCSU version offers the same top-shelf production values as the KBCO discs, with more variety and a bigger sense of discovery. Listen While You Read As someone […]

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A Guide to Front Range Music Venues – The Mishawaka

This is a fun one. The Mishawaka – AKA “The Mish” – is an outdoor amphitheater and bar in the heart of the Poudre Canyon. It’s idea was developed in 1916 by a motorcyclist named Walter S. Thompson – a man who had a dream of starting his own dance hall. It has come a long way since then. As it stands today, The Mish is one of the most […]

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AUGUST 3 – DOWNTOWN ARTERY

Post Paradise w/ Lord of the Trident, and Stella Luce    Downtown Artery is bringing big talent to their stage on August 3. With Post Paradise, Lord of the Trident, and Stella Luce, this is a night that won’t leave any gaps in entertainment. Post Paradise brings together an indie and alternative rock sound, both unique and memorable. The well-known Colorado band will be accompanied by Stella Luce, a band […]

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TMULE— New Beginnings

By: Jennifer Ortega When Sean Lamborne, also known as TMULE, started work on his first solo EP release since mid-2000s, May 26th’s Wordless Lullabies, he found himself reflecting on his youth and the affect it had on him in the present day. “It’s more than just working through stuff,” he says. “Growing up means you’re going to work through your childhood the rest of your life in one way or another […]

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Post Paradise – Bring It to Life (Side A)

3.5 stars our of 5 Nearly two years after the release of Digging Secrets, Fort Collins’ own Post Paradise is back in the driver’s seat. Side A of the two-part EP showcases the distinct vocals of Nick Starr Duarte, and, of course, the staple of Post Paradise in the cello of Amy Morgan, backed by Mark Roshon on drums and Chris Santolla on bass. Bring It to Life holds the […]

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SpokesBUZZ Bandswap

  by Mary Willson Fort Collins, Colorado; Chico, California; Portland, Oregon; Nashville, Tennessee; Lafayette, Louisiana; Ashville, North Carolina; and Madison, Wisconsin range thousands of miles and many accents apart but have one rockin’ thing in common: they are all part of SpokesBUZZ BandSwap. In its second year, the non-profit music incubator, SpokesBUZZ is heading up the national project BandSwap that is gaining speed and legitimacy across the nation. The concept […]

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The Music Garage

Located in the music section of the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (408 Mason Court), the Music Garage is the most educational place in town to jam. Nick Duarte, museum music department head and Post Paradise frontman, as well as a team of local musicians, have been working for the past two years to create 6000 square feet of interactive music for people of all ages to explore, play, learn […]

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Post Paradise – Digging Secrets

Only weeks after a string of incredibly strong showcases at SXSW in Austin, TX, local favorites Post Paradise are ready to release their follow up to 2011’s The New Normal. The release date set for May 18th, Digging Secrets picks up where we were last dropped off by Post Paradise; a late-nineties alternative utopia, a place where indie brilliantly fuses with hard rock. Of course, this sound is a sound […]