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Teams Announced And Filming Begins For 2nd Annual “53:14 Music Video Experiment” to Premiere at FoCoMX 11 Music Festival

Create Places and NoCoast Artists, producers of the 53:14 Music Video Experiment, a music video festival in association with FoCoMX, The Music District and Dellenbach Motors have announced the 10 participating teams undergoing a 53 hour and 14-minute challenge to create 10 original music videos—from beginning to end. Festival co-creator, Doug Usher, explains “The real excitement leading up to this weekend is that the 10 Filmmaker teams and 10 musicians […]

LA indie pop band Sure Sure is coming through Fort Collins, CO to play Magic Rat on January 24.

Sure Sure assures a good time at Magic Rat

By Steve Graham Sure Sure is a difficult band name to Google. But it’s OK. All you need to know is that the Los Angeles quartet plays experimental indie pop that’s brighter than Hollywood lights, and the guys are bringing their jangly live show full of catchy melodies to Magic Rat on Thursday, Jan. 24.   “It’s a party and everyone’s invited,” said drummer Kevin Farzad in an email interview. […]

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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 […]

Mirror Fields in their home studio. Photo by Cynthia Wilson

​Mirror​ ​Fields: Self-Written and Self-Produced

  Mirror Fields ​merges​ ​​Americana rock roots and progressive compositions within overall pop structures.​ ​Mirror​ ​Fields self-written and self-produced album release is on September 14 at Surfside 7 with openers Chess at Breakfast. The five-piece formed​ ​in​ ​Fort​ ​Collins​ in 2017. The group consists of Josh Martin on vocals and rhythm guitar, Simon Martin/drums, Liz Gaylor/violin, Michael Crouch/lead guitar, and Seeder Whaley on the bass. Josh Martin (songwriter and vocalist) […]

Hannah at film premiere for Send My Kiss in No Postage Necessary

Video Premiere: Send My Kiss (SHEL official video) from Indie Film No Postage Necessary

Exclusive video premiere for Fort Collins band SHEL‘s, “Send My Kiss” debuting in the film, No Postage Necessary, the first feature film ever to be released on the blockchain.  The cast includes George Blagden, from Vikings, Charleene Closshey, Robbie Kay. “Send My Kiss” comes out on Friday, Aug 10, to the public.          The film’s writer/director, Jeremy Culver, says, “I’m thankful for the art SHEL continues to create. Their […]

Woodbelly on stage at Telluride Bluegrass. Photo by PlanetBluegrass.
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Looking for Solid Ground: Wood Belly

Looking for Solid Ground, and a strong foundation to build upon, and a place to lay down roots both musically in life, the five-piece band Wood Belly’s latest release evokes feelings of change, growth, and evolution of life and they are finding it around every corner. Wood Belly is the official winners of the Telluride Bluegrass band contest in 2018. They are now the first officially confirmed band for the […]

Sugarbirds performing at Equinox Brewery in Fort Collins.
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Harmonies are Front and Center with Newcomers Sugarbirds

What happens when you mix a mutual love for well-written songs and good lyrics? Songs that bring tears, cause goosebumps, and songs that evoke feelings not translated with mere words? Songs that make you think and even that make you dance? Those are the sweet and spicy sounds of the new band, Sugarbirds. The Sugarbirds are Kelly Keeler, banjo, guitar, vocal and songwriting, Kenneth Monks, fretless bass guitar, and Emily […]

The group played in the pouring rain all night
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Pickin’ on the Poudre: Opens Mishawaka 2018 season

It is official; The Mishawaka is open for the 2018 season. Hometown band Head for the Hills opened the venue on May 12, 2018, with a Last Waltz feel, by bringing a host of friends on stage for a memborable performance. They played songs they wrote, and they covered songs they love. The rain fell all night long but did not stop concertgoers from enjoying this epic concert.     […]

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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 […]


Canadarado – A Creative Convergence of Coloradan and Canadian Musical Professionals.

Last Saturday marked Canadarado‘s (Canada/Colorado) 2017 visit to the Music District in Old Town Fort Collins. The goal of the program was quite simple – To determine how we can assist Fort Collins’ and Denver’s expanding music industry at any and all levels of music production. The answer was a little more elaborate. Music professionals from Vancouver and across Canada sat down with local musicians to discuss their craft, and […]