Trout Steak Revival – Flight

Trout Steak Revival

Two years after the success of a 2010 self-titled debut album, the maturity of Trout Steak Revival is evident. A string of shows throughout Northern Colorado and the Midwest in 2011, including an appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, helped the band to establish a strong fan foundation in the area. TSR’s 2012 release, simply titled Flight, demonstrates both the growth and versatility of the homegrown band. The self-proclaimed sound of “bluegrass-inspired mountain music” encourages a steady pace throughout the entirety of the album, pausing only to allow for attractive banjo vs. fiddle altercations between Travis McNamara and Bevin Foley, respectively. “Where Do My Bluebird Fly” offers a beautifully diverse cover originally by Swedish indie-folk singer The Tallest Man On Earth, while “Good Riddance” harkens back to the familiar and simple sound of Appalachian country- folk music. The rotation of vocalists throughout the album only partially demonstrates TSR’s comfortable flexibility, a trait necessary in the modern bluegrass era. Be on the lookout for TSR shows these coming months throughout Northern Colorado, as this talented quintet is sure to impress at a live setting in the ever-growing bluegrass culture of the Midwest.

—Charlie Anderson

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