The Burroughs Summer is a time for outdoor concerts. Enjoying sunny days and cool Colorado nights while listening to groovy tunes—isn’t that what summers were invented for? This is why we love the Thursday Night Live Concert Series brought to us by Bohemian Nights. On July 27, you can catch The Burroughs on the Old Town Square stage. The Burroughs began playing together in 2013, and their trademarked “sweaty soul […]

Music News

EMMA MARIE Talks Music, Mentorship, and Collaboration

By: Ainhoa Palacios Northern Colorado has talent bursting at the seams. That is not news to those of us who reside here. Scene recently caught up with one these NoCo gems— Emma Marie, and her mentor, Vincent Burkardt, to get the scoop on her recent rise to United Kingdom stardom. Before we dive into the star herself, Emma Marie, we wanted to catch up with Vincent Burkardt, the founder and […]



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 […]

ALBUM REVIEW: The Coteries – Reason in the Road

By: Jeremy Fleischer 3 out of 5 stars Usually, a band forms, then bandmates are forced into a van to traverse the country. But for The Coteries, the van came first. For two years, three friends from New Jersey spent 11,000 miles in a Volkswagen van together, discovering along the way that they were actually a band. Today, the trio are more settled, having found a new home in Fort […]


Swing Station’s A Good Place to Hide for the Gasoline Lollipops

By: Rebecca LaPole Just before the Gasoline Lollipops played Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland and sold out the Blue Ball for the first time in its history, lead singer Clay Rose shared his memories of Fort Collins, which he called, “the best music city in Colorado by far.”  “There are so many venues up here,” Rose said, “so many different sizes for every different level, professionally, as long as what […]

FoCoMX 9 Music Festival Lineup Released!

FoCoMX is coming, and it is coming fast. Taking place April 28, and April 29, over 250 Colorado bands and solo musicians will take over 28 Downtown Fort Collins venues. The FoCoMX 2017 lineup is out, and we are here to share it with you. Some of the featured artist we can look forward to jamming out to are The Patti Fiasco, Slow Caves, John Magnie, The Grant Farm, Cary Morin, […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

SAVE THE DATE: FoCoMX April 28 & April 29

By: Ainhoa Palacios  What is one of the best parts of spring and summer? Music festivals of course. Good news, the ninth annual FoCoMX ( Fort Collins Music eXperiment) is taking place April 28 and April 29 this year. This festival showcases more than 250 of Northern Colorado’s bands and solo musicians at more than 20 Downtown Fort Collins venues. The local event is perfect to enjoy one’s favorite Colorado […]


BONER—Get Excited About Fort Collins’ Kitschiest Band

By: Avalon Clare Typically when one pictures a classically trained cellist, words like “boner” and “abortion” don’t immediately come to mind. Cellist and vocalist Jessica Hazmat is here to change that misconception one line of dirty lyrics at a time. It all started more than six years ago when Hazmat asked some of her musician friends, “Wouldn’t it be funny if we had a band called Boner?” Most of Boner’s […]


Write Minded Wins Scene Magazine Fresh Talent Showcase

By: Argento Studios Write Minded: a Fresh-Funk-Fusion-Jam-breaking-genre-boundary-band  competed for Scene Magazine Fresh Talent Showcase and took home the grand prize pack that includes free recording time, a spread on the cover and a spot at the Arise Festival. Write Minded calls Fort Collins home. They are a six-piece band comprised of: Vocals / Sam Mouton (who competed on The Voice in 2012) Vocals / Jesse Neth Bass / Jarod Ford (Turtlebear) Guitar / Forrester […]


Colorado “Ones to Watch” Bohemian Nights 2016

By: Ainhoa Palacios With every new month that approaches in Northern Colorado, exciting events do so as well. August marks one of the best weekends of the year in Fort Collins —Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest—the annual free three day, free to the community music festival. For the first time in its history, the music lineup will feature only Colorado bands, including the three national headliners that all got their start in […]