Bethel in the balance

  Singer-songwriter struggles to juggle work, music By Steve Graham Bethel Steele almost gave away the gig of a lifetime. As a production assistant at Bohemian Foundation, Steele helps care for artists at the Armory, and he helped seek out other musicians to open for famed singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky at the venue this month. Steele has stepped back from a full-time singing career and is excited to support, book and […]

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Getting to know Ben Sparaco and The New Effect

Just days before kicking off a tour with G Love and the Special Sauce at the Fox Theater in Boulder, CO, I chatted with Ben Sparaco as he completed loading the van and hitting the road. Ben, a Florida native who now calls Nashville home spent his early career playing with the likes of the Allman Brothers and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Finding his way West to Nashville to attend […]

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. […]