Halden Wofford & The Hi*Beams – Live! At Hodi’s

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The taste and feel of live music is second to none. When a super-group like Halden Wofford & The Hi*Beams produce a live album, it’s impossible to not take notice. Recorded in January 2011 at Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins, Live! At Hodi’s displays all the rollicking, honky-tonk, whiskey-soaked goodness for which Wofford and the Hi*Beams are known. Wofford’s distinctly twangy, barbed-wire vocals conjure up images of Hank Williams onstage at the Grand Ole Opry. A mixture of originals and well-known classic covers allow Live! At Hodi’s to be an appealing album to many. Swinging to that whinnying steel guitar never felt so good, especially when the musicianship and onstage character are top-notch and the energy is of the highest degree.

–Charlie Englar

Illegal Pete’s

Illegal Pete’s

After surviving the tremendous controversy over the name “illegal” in its name, Illegal Pete’s in Fort Collins is soaring into the hearts and stomachs of many. It’s here to stay with the original name intact and in a prime location at 320 Walnut Street. The vast interior and raised alcove help make it our town’s…Continue Reading

Indian Music

Indian Music

Om Ananda Yoga Studio in Old Town Fort Collins is hosting a very special and rare concert event with tabla master Ty Burhoe and grammy-winning flute master Steve Gorn! Mark your calendars for Friday, January 16, 8-10pm, admission is $16 in advance and $20 at the door; purchase at omanandayoga.com/events or call 970-488-9192. The venue…Continue Reading

A new year? Try new beer!

A new year? Try new beer!

With the holidays wrapping up and New Year’s resolutions being made, it might be time to try some new things. For the cooking-inclined, this just may be your column. Chef Ricky Myers of Jax Fish House has been experimenting with local brews and food, and has offered to share some of his inspiration with us.…Continue Reading

Sex and the Choice City: Save the Tablas!

I just turned 40. I feel it’s a good time to reflect and write about the things I’m really proud of. Seriously, I was not expecting to look this good at the “half way point” of my life… unlike TONS of women that are walking around our Choice City streets, I have had absolutely NO…Continue Reading