The Echo Chamber – Vikings From the Future

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If I had a black leather jet pack complete with whiskey dispenser, metal studs and an electric guitar, Vikings from the Future would play from its speakers. Vikings is a little bit of everything in the rock vein, with a fair share of nuance – think Led Zeppelin mixed with Tool, then throw in a Beat poet for kicks. The freshman release from this Fort Collins prog rock quartet isn’t forging new territory by blending electronic programming and rock, but they do it expertly. The delay, distortion and programming they choose to use only aid them in creating searing riffs and emotionally varied tonalities. “Ramparts” is the award-winning, fist-pumping song on Vikings, showcasing driving lines of echoed bass and guitar riffs that build into a “Hell, yes!” frenzy, but the other tracks aren’t far behind.

–Molly McCowan

Snowbank Brewing

Snowbank Brewing

There is a saying in Northern Colorado. Today’s snow is tomorrow’s water, which eventually turns into beer. That being said, the area’s newest microbrewer, Snowbank Brewing Company at 225 North Lemay Avenue in Fort Collins, is right in line with this! The snow and water they use eventually turns into great beer. The brewery isContinue Reading

Short Bus

Short Bus

The Rockies have inspired many to experiment with the flavors and combinations that make amazing beers. NoCo Short Bus tours provides insights into these great Northern Colorado craft breweries that you probably won’t get anywhere else. You’ll have a chance to experience the distinctive combinations and some of the exclusive brews that the nano-breweries inContinue Reading

Party with a Purpose

Party with a Purpose

Join local nonprofit organizations FoCo Cafe and Trees, Water & People to celebrate the wrap up of Colorado Gives Day (Tuesday, December 9, 2014) an annual day of giving and celebration of Colorado nonprofits across the state. Donate to one of these organizations and join the party! Show your CO Gives Day donation receipt for freeContinue Reading

Sex and the Choice City: The Real Nutcracker

Sex and the Choice City: The Real Nutcracker

If Tchaikovsky were alive today, he would probably be on Grindr for a wham-bam-thank you, man! After receiving significant feedback from my article about Tinder (also known as the traveling business man’s secret best friend), I was quite certain that I needed to explore another dating app. This time, I wasn’t going to be the oneContinue Reading