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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Burroughs Soulful Strut

Sitting in the listening room at The Music District, Johnny Burroughs, lead singer of Greeley’s nine-piece soul band The Burroughs, is talking about the upcoming release of their first studio album. “The new album is our coming-of-age statement,” Burroughs says. “It’s about falling in love, tumultuous emotions, and how you can choose your identity and find peace inside frustrations.” The record, entitled Got To Feel, was recorded at Mighty Fine […]

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KRFC FM: Live @ Lunch Is Back!

After a year-long hiatus for studio renovations and an extreme amount of planning, non-profit Northern Colorado public radio station, KRFC, is officially bringing back their show Live @ Lunch. The tradition of celebrating live and local music will kick off on December 5 with special guests, 12 Cents for Marvin. From noon until 1 p.m.,  Live @ Lunch will feature a variety of local bands from a wide range of […]

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Online Musical Matchmaking

Photo by: Tomas Herrera ItyDity.com is the premier music production network and marketplace. On ItyDity, artists can hold contests to find producers and session musicians who can help elevate their demos and EP’s to the next level. A singer-songwriter herself, ItyDity’s founder, and co-worker at The Music District in Fort Collins, Emily Satterlee aims to make it easier for artists to find collaborators who understand their musical vision and to […]

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Music Connects Cultures

A pioneering group of 25 musicians from 17 countries around the world will be taking up residency here in Fort Collins for one week from October 16-23. OneBeat is a groundbreaking international network of leading artistic, technological and social innovators in music. Now in its sixth year, OneBeat is cultivating a collaboration of over 150 artists from 44 countries and employs original music as a potent new form of cultural […]

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NPR Music Winner Shares With the Community

Classically trained violinist and songwriter, Gaelynn Lea, has been bewitching scores of fans with her experimental and ambient takes on fiddle music, with an approach that incorporates her love of traditional tunes, songwriting, poetry, and sonic exploration. Her work most recently won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country. Gaelynn is currently working on her fourth […]

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THE MUSIC DISTRICT TURNS ONE

Twelve months after opening its doors to the public, the Music District is in full swing with their mission of creating community and supporting a diverse musical ecosystem. Built on the foundation of making music accessible to everyone, the vibrant hub has welcomed a steady influx ranging from professional touring musicians to curious locals. The inaugural year boasted 138 events with 5599 total event attendees who learned about the art […]

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Stadium Sessions Brings a New Sound to Game Days

This week marked the start of another school semester for students. With classes underway, football games are following close behind, with a recent addition. CSU has revealed a new series of live performances by beloved Colorado bands happening Friday evenings, as well as prior to kickoff on Saturdays called Stadium Sessions. CSU, The Music District, and the Bohemian Foundation’s live music booking team have partnered to bring over 30 bands this […]

APRIL CITY BUZZ

FCMOA MASKS EXHIBIT, GALA: The Fort Collins Museum of Art, along with sponsors Eye Center of Northern Colorado and Kaiser Permanente, will launch their annual Masks Exhibition Friday, April 7, from 5 to 9 pm at the museum (201 S. College Ave.), during First Friday Gallery Walk. The Masks Project is in its 13th year and features a select mask rendition that is then decorated by community members, including some of […]