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Jim Marshall: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide Whose Work Will Never Die

They don’t make ‘em like Jim Marshall (1936-2010) anymore. Not unlike Allen Ginsberg, Marshall – known mostly for his iconic photos of rock stars – was not just present. Still, at the center of numerous peaks of American culture, from the early ‘60s, San Francisco immortalized via Kerouac books and live Miles Davis albums to Bob Dylan’s babyfaced Greenwich Village days, the summer of love, Woodstock, Monterey Pop, the Beatles’ […]

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Venue Guide – Downtown Artery

Arguably the most unique venue in the Fort Collins area, Downtown Artery serves as a multipurpose hub for artists and other content creators. It’s not just a concert venue, but a café, a studio space, and an art gallery – to name a few other purposes. Though it can be used as a platform for many different activities, the overall idea of Downtown Artery is to provide a space for […]

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Scenes from The Clairvoyant North American Tour

Progressive metal band The Contortionist are in the middle of a headlining tour promoting their newest album – Clairvoyant. The album was released in September of 2017, bringing along new sounds and intricate guitar patterns unlike anything the band had done before. Performing with them them on the tour are bands Silent Planet and Strawberry Girls. Last Saturday they stopped in Denver – and I was lucky enough to go. […]

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Guide to Front Range Music Venues – Thunder Mountain Amphitheater

At this point, I’ve covered a handful of venues  – the majority of them being in smaller club settings. But with Summer right around the corner, I figured its time we bring another outdoor venue into the mix. We’re all aware of Red Rocks and its beauty, and if you’ve been keeping up with this venue guide, you know about The Mish in Poudre Canyon. Both are amazing options for […]

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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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Album Review: Secrets’ Self-Titled LP

Despite what its name may suggest, the new self-titled album from San Diego post-hardcore quartet Secrets—which currently consists of vocalist/rhythm guitarist/keyboardist/pianist Richard Rogers, lead guitarist Michael Sherman, screamer Wade Walters and bassist Connor Branigan—is not a quiet thing. Whatever secrets the record contains are not whispered in hushed tones. Rather, they bleed forth in angsty vocals, heavy chords, and machine-gun drum parts. But the hardcore elements of the record do […]

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Turnstile Announces Headlining Tour Along with New Album

Calling all stage divers. Baltimore hardcore punk band, Turnstile, has announced a tour that will begin in April and run through May. Joining them on the Time and Space Tour are bands Touche Amore, Culture Abuse, and Razor Bumps. This news comes on the heels of the announcement of their 3rd full length album, Time and Space – set to be released on February 23rd. They’ve already put out four singles […]

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In House: Mark Farina

By John Vollinger With so many new and exciting (and oft-experimental) sounds emerging from the electronic music scene these days, a night filled with the steady, pleasant rhythms of house music was a welcome piece of nostalgia. Photo by Nick Irvin, Facebook @beyondphotoco, Instagram @beyond_photo. Mark Farina is perhaps best known for his long-standing Mushroom Jazz series: an 8-volume collection of downtempo mixes which heavily incorporate elements of jazz and R&B […]

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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 […]

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CSU Lagoon Concert

The Lagoon Summer Concert Series at Colorado State University is bringing some remarkable music to the Wednesdays of July. Steve Mantel kicks off the first July show on the 5th. Along with his band, he plays a wide variety of engaging covers and originals. Second in line, Union Gray is a Colorado based Texas/Red Dirt country band. They play new and old classics that will inspire your boots to kick […]