Mosey West – Merica

By Emily Clingman

In the true spirit of Americana music, Mosey West’s sophomore album, Merica, feels like a back yard barbecue or a summer road trip. The raspy harmonies of Mike McGraw and Adam Brown tug at your heartstrings while singing about passing the bottle, the hard times had, how hometown heroes don’t give a damn and moving on. The three-man band, including Matt Weitz, is laid back but strong in passion—kind of Neil Youngish, bluegrass and country—a true treat for the ears. The album drifts from now to then, here to there, in and out of love, basking in glory and defeat along the way. “In Tune” captures the dilemma of being a situation that’s never going to change but savoring the comfort of it’s familiarity and dysfunction—well all this talking ‘sgot me tired, tired of listening to the heartbreak, its all long and drawn out, how many years now…‘Sgot me walking to the discount liquor store where I pay a lot of visits—the song ends with a story of a bar fight, breaking bottles, wailing sirens—I’m smiling big now, it’s the same sort of pleasure… This is an album that everyone can relate to. You can find solace in your own troubled paths in life while smiling and tapping your feet.

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Illegal Pete’s

Illegal Pete’s

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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