Dead Floyd on the STAMP tourbus. Photo by Jennifer Folsom
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Fire and Ice: Dead Floyd for two nights

For the first time, a Fort Collins original foursome will bring sounds from two different worlds to audiences in two different venues. “Fire and Ice” is a more ambitious attempt than anything the band Dead Floyd has tried in Fort Collins. Two nights. Two venues. Two different sets. It has been about a year since the band played its home town. And no one has played both venues, Aggie Theatre, […]

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Why You Don’t Need to Leave Fort Collins to Find a Bass Music Scene

Some say the grass is greener 60 miles down the road.   And although I’m not referring to the marijuana of the Mile High, which would be an argument for an entirely separate column, I am alluding to Denver’s reputation as the “Bass Capital” (of yes, the world).   Tired cliches aside, Denver has and forever will play the bigger, greener brother to Fort Collins. There’s no ignoring that—the fact […]

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A Guide to Front Range Music Venues – Hodi’s Half Note

As we continue to dive into the venues across the front range, we find ourselves back in Old Town at a quaint little spot that packs quite the punch – Hodi’s Half Note. If you’re a fan of tight knit, intimate concerts, Hodi’s is right up your alley. With no barrier separating the stage from the crowd, you’re able to get less than a foot away from your favorite performers. […]

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Consider the Source – Hodi’s Half Note – Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

At Hodi’s Half Note Saturday, New York-based trio Consider the Source transcended the lexicon by which music is described. With just a guitar, a bass and a drum set, the band created and traversed a rich musical landscape that is worth writing about, inadequate lexicon notwithstanding. Guitarist Gabriel Marin, bassist John Ferrara and drummer Jeff Mann are the men behind the magic. Marin wields a fretless, double-necked ax capable of […]

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Donna the Buffalo Took Hodi’s Stage—30 Years of Experience Shows

By: Will Black Photo provided by: Hodi’s Half Note   Donna the Buffalo, which hails from New York and has been touring since 1989, graced the stage at Hodi’s Half Note Thursday. The quintet consists of accordionist/violinist/acoustic guitarist/vocalist Tara Nevins, electric guitarist/vocalist Jeb Puryear, keyboardist David McCracken, bassist Kyle Spark and drummer Mark Raudabaugh. Nevins’ voice, less gravelly than Lucinda Williams’ and earthier than Mary Chapin Carpenter’s, bore the richness […]

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Traveling Into an Other Dimension

  In photo: Mr. Crumbs Local live painter Stephen Hernlund, better known as Mr. Crumbs, is a friendly face in the Fort Collins music community. He has been living in Fort Collins for six years and started live painting in the music scene three years ago. He has quickly built up a rapport for himself in the community through the fusion of music and art in the creation of his […]

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Qbala: Takes Foco Love and Hip Hop to the Northwest

By: Rebecca Lapole Photo By: Adam Bouska Kalhie “Qbala” Quinones doesn’t know the word quit. Her music and love have been growing strong since 2011, the year she met her fiancée, Arianne, and dropped her first album, My State of Dementia. Since then, she has recorded two more albums, proposed at her album release party in 2015, toured with the Flobots, played Red Rocks, and is now fulfilling her dream of […]

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Music Standing with Standing Rock

By: Kaia Femenias While Fort Collins has no shortage of enticing concerts, November 27th will bring underlying purpose to Hodi’s Half Note with an event taking place in several other venues nationwide known as “Stand with Standing Rock.”   The evening will bring in local favorites like Elise Wunder, The Young Ancients, More Than Physics, and Tall Grass together for an evening of solidarity and support for those in midst of the […]

Soda Jerk Presents, Cervantes Join Hodi’s in Ownership

By: Dawn Duncan Soda Jerk Presents and Cervantes’ Masterpiece have sealed a deal on a joint venture with Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins. The Denver-based powerhouses of the music industry in this region now have mutual ownership of the long-standing Old Town venue, effective immediately. Hodi’s, located at 167 N. College Avenue, and owned by Dan Mladenik, is the former home of The Starlight, which changed ownership in 2006. […]

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THE SEASON OF AUTUMN BURN: New Album, Renewed Focus

By: Ali Owens It’s a calm and low-key evening on the patio of a local brewery, where I sit with the members of the melodic-rock-meets-metal band Autumn Burn. We are here to discuss their new structure and their upcoming album release, but we are interrupted by an enthusiastic young man who approaches to say hello. “You guys are in that band! You rock!” He points at Mikus Shoemaker, the band’s […]