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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 […]

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Sharing Fort Collins Talent Across the Nation

By: Amy Schakel As of this last weekend of September, five of the best live Fort Collins bands  have ventured far and wide to team up with different cities’ best local bands: The Lindsey O’Brien Band went to Boise, Fierce Bad Rabbit traveled to Lafayette, Common Anomaly to Memphis, Post Paradise visited Milwaukee, and Wire Faces appeared in Portland. Now, in a unique exchange program, the musicians that the Fort […]

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Into the Community: Taste of Fort Collins

It’s that time of year again; Taste of Fort Collins is back! Get ready to participate with the community at this two-day festival on June 9th and 10th. Try some great food from local and national restaurants, be entertained by regionally and internationally acclaimed musicians and take a look at eclectic displays from different artisans and the region’s best crafters and artisans. This year the headliners are Everclear (pictured here) […]

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SpokesBUZZ at South by Southwest 2012: A Recap

By Amy Schakel Sitting on a bus with people you just met for 22 hours makes you quick friends. The group is a mix of musicians and people just along for the ride. Our destination is Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest festival. We get there at about four in the afternoon on Thursday, March 15. We do not have much time once we get there to fix ourselves […]

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Austin or Bust: SpokesBUZZ Bands Return to SXSW to Represent NoCo Music Scene

By Molly McCowan Nine SpokesBUZZ bands. Two stages. New Belgium beer. Coyote Gold margaritas. A vibrant, two-story venue in Austin, Texas, overflowing with musicians and music lovers. All during the annual South by Southwest festival: A gigantic yearly event that draws more than 50,000 people from around the world and upwards of 17,000 music industry professionals over a ten-day period. Put it all together and what do you get? The […]

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Post Paradise: Enjoying the Here & Now

By Emily Clingman Since 2009, Post Paradise, a five-piece indie rock band, has evolved from an experimental group to an official representative of Fort Collins culture. The band was recently chosen to participate in SpokesBUZZ’s 2012 tour to Austin, Texas for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival with nine other local bands. (SpokesBUZZ is an organization that handpicks local musical talent to nurture, promote, and to be a […]