Jeff Brown – Last Chance

3 Stars

Self described indie-folk artist, Jeff Brown has a lot going for him musically. His voice is smooth and windy, his lyrics haunting. He jokes of being influenced (not so positively) by girls and alcohol but his words are complex and his songs lack that angry edge you hear in some she-left-me-and-now-she-sucks songs. Backed by an acoustic guitar, a violin and a divine female voice, melancholy lyrics like, Tired of waiting for nothing at all/ Needlessly pacing through these paths in my heart/ You keep raining harder on me and I’ll try not to drown, still sound lovely amid the delicate harmonies and meandering string riffs. Brown’s 11-song album, Last Chance, is well worth the listen, though maybe a little long as the songs start to sound slightly repetitive. It’s perfect wine drinking on the patio music…especially if you are feeling a little glum. To take a listen go to: http://jeffbrown.bandcamp.com.

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