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The band Co-Stanza showcases their new song Method Actor live at The Lyric Mar 3.

Co-Stanza and Dry Ice perform easy-listening pop at The Lyric

Max Hogan, Arts and Culture Reporter March 8, 2022

On March 3, local indie-pop musician Co-Stanza released their latest single, “Method Actor,” in an energetic and upbeat show opened by Denver group Dry Ice.  Co-Stanza’s music is exactly what...

Miranda Fling, winner of the Sonic Spotlight Competition and Forrest Nelson, one of the top eight finalists for this years competition sit together in Old Town

Sonic Spotlight provides young musicians with big opportunities

Max Hogan October 4, 2021

Colorado nonprofit Sonic Spotlight announced its 2021 lineup of local musicians who will compete for a chance to work with industry professionals to create a music video, high-quality recording and...

The members of the Crooked Rugs pose for a picture during band practice Sept. 22. Their album THAT! releases Sept. 24. (Tri Duong | The Collegian)

‘Into the unknown’: The Crooked Rugs on forging their own path

Max Hogan September 22, 2021

Local indie-rock group The Crooked Rugs is set to release their sophomore album "THAT!" Sept. 24. The album combines a diverse set of influences from the jazz classics of the '60s to bluegrass and...

Collegian Album Reviews Graphic (Katrina Clasen | The Collegian)

Satellite Pilot’s new album is a whimsical take on modern rock

Max Hogan September 8, 2021
Loveland, Colorado, indie-pop group Satellite Pilot recently released their sixth full length album, the self-titled "Satellite Pilot." The 11-track album shows the band flourishing in the era of psychedelic pop, their music a celebration of the past, present and future. 
The inside of The Lyric, a music venue and movie theater, Aug 4.

Local music nonprofit provides platform for hardcore scene

Max Hogan August 23, 2021

Music and arts nonprofit Blast N Scrap has been putting on shows featuring an eclectic variety of performance artists and musical styles since the spring of 2019. The charitable organization was created...

(Left to right) Matan Birnbaum, Ethan Chrisri, Abe Dashnaw, Ben Eberle, and Hays Bruce of Fort Collins band People in General perform during Casual Fest at the Boulder Bandshell July 23. (Michael Marquardt | The Collegian)

First of four Casual Fest shows sparks DIY scene revival

Max Hogan July 29, 2021

In an ambitious attempt to bring the DIY scenes of Northern Colorado out of their pandemic-induced dormancy, Casual Fest brought a variety of sounds and styles to the main stage, giving listeners...

Charlie Maddocks, Tommy Maddocks and Mikey Maddocks of Holdfast. perform at Globe Hall July 17, 2021. (Michael Marquardt | The Collegian)

Northern Colorado’s next generation of pop-rock plays Globe Hall

Max Hogan July 21, 2021

Unique Denver venue Globe Hall combines classic Texas-style barbecue with live performances from up and coming local artists.  On July 17, Fort Collins band Holdfast. headlined Globe Hall alongside...

Caleb McFadden, singer and guitarist for Chess at Breakfast, performs with guest guitarist Colin Farnsworth during the Farewell World Tour at the Aggie Theatre July 2. (Michael Marquardt | The Collegian)

Local band Chess at Breakfast closes career with show at Aggie Theatre

Max Hogan July 12, 2021

On Friday, July 2, local bands Chess at Breakfast and People in General played The Aggie Theatre in a performance that showcased the immense growth of both bands throughout their careers. For headliners...

Jay LeCavalier performs at The Lyrics open mic night June 14. LeCavalier, whose band, The Crooked Rugs, performed at the Aggie Theatre June 12, spoke about The Lyrics Summer Solstice Festival before performing a series of original songs. (Michael Marquardt | The Collegian)

Local musicians rejoice as open mics return to The Lyric

Max Hogan June 21, 2021

With vaccination supporting the City's return to live events, The Lyric has returned to hosting its open mic events for Fort Collins musicians. As a movie theater, outdoor music venue and home to...

Front entrance of Wax Trax Records in Denver, Colorado June 12. (Tri Duong | The Collegian)

Denver record store Wax Trax hosts local musicians

Max Hogan June 15, 2021

Located on 13th and Washington in Denver’s Capitol Hill district, Wax Trax Records has been at the heart of Denver’s alternative music scene since it opened in 1975.  Despite the inconspicuous...

West Side Joe and the Men of Soul pose for a photo in anticipation of their recent album release (Courtesy photo from WSJ)

Local group brings Memphis blues to Fort Collins with new release

Max Hogan June 1, 2021

West Side Joe & The Men of Soul are a three piece blues band formed in Fort Collins with a musical style influenced by jazz, gospel, blues and early rock 'n’ roll. Their first full length album,...

Jakob Muller and Chris Jones hold the Public Trust Companion zines they created. Photos courtesy of Jakob Muller

How local artists crafted the Public Trust zine for FoCo music

Max Hogan April 26, 2021

For the past 12 years, the Fort Collins Musicians Association has held FoCoMX, an annual music festival that hosts and celebrates local musicians from Northern Colorado. With restrictions on large...

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