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 […]

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Local band Race to Neptune remains hard at work

Fort Collins-based alternative/indie rock outfit Race to Neptune released a new single, “The Phantom Deep,” in early November. This latest effort, which has garnered airplay on radio stations throughout the country and overseas, bears a distinct ‘90s-alt influence. The song opens with gain-heavy power chords, which a cymbal part parallels on the second pass of the intro. A second guitar part thickens the distortion as the first verse begins, and […]

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An Evening of Pure Rock N’ Roll

Maxwell Mud loves throwing a rockin’ dance party. From the rooftop of Mainline to the Old Town Square, the Foothills Mall, and the Front Range Village, this trio of talented gentlemen brings the boogie session to any venue. With Led Zeppelin covers that bring you back to the ‘70s and original songs that remind you of days gone by with a modern twist and a whole lot of soul, this […]

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Old Town Halloween Zombie Fest Comes to Life

By: Rebecca LaPole Photo: A couple from 23rd Day Cosplay in Fort Collins by: Paul Marcoux   In its eighth year, the Old Town Halloween Zombie Fest rises again in Fort Collins on October 21. Participants who purchase a wristband are eligible to crawl from shop to shop in Old Town and enjoy free drinks, food, and other to-die-for treats. The event was started in 2009 by local non-profit organization […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Attack on Venus EP XO

By: Kelly Suda Attack on Venus’ new EP XO gives their label of alternative a whole new flow. Throughout the EP, their sound evolves by embracing their alternative roots with the introduction of grunge, psych rock, garage rock, and metal influences. Listening to “Album Youth” resembles “Longview” of 90s Green Day with a bass line you can catch yourself effortlessly bobbing your head to. XO manifests the classic alternative sound […]

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BOHEMIAN NIGHTS AT NEWWESTFEST 2017

BOHEMIAN NIGHTS AT NEWWESTFEST 2017 By: Meghan Pipe Three days. Six stages. Eighty-six bands. It’s hard to count all the reasons we’re pumped for Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Co-produced by Bohemian Nights and the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association, this free music festival is a summer staple—and 2017’s festival, held on August 11, 12 and 13 in downtown Fort Collins, is shaping up to be the best yet. This year’s […]

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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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CARY MORIN: ACOUSTIC NATIVE AMERICANA WITH GRIT AND REFINEMENT

By:Ali Owens Photo By: Ryan Frazee How does one best describe the musical stylings of Cary Morin? Many ideas have been offered. Soul. Blues. Acoustic Native Americana rooted in jazz – or bluegrass, or is that reggae…? Most will agree that it’s a beautiful contradiction; a harmonious blend of all of the above, and so much more. Cary has been described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the […]

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FoCoMX 9: READY TO PARTY!

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 […]

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Branson Hoog—Where Music and the Art of Tattoo Collide

By: Dawn Duncan It’s late afternoon and Branson Hoog, lead singer of the rock act Shatterproof, is meeting me at The Music District to discuss his work. I have interviewed his band in the past, however, today we are focused on another topic and that is his art, including his job as a tattoo artist at the local shop Parabrahma Tattoo Collective. Today, I want to find out more about […]