The Rickshaw Live

The Rickshaw Live

Fort Collins has its very first mobile stage, the Rickshaw Live or “Starship Rikki.” Starship owner and one of Rikki’s captains, Tim Ryschon, has modified and redesigned an authentic bicycle pedicab from India into a one-of-a-kind amplified and illuminated mobile stage. Rikki, propelled by a single bicycle pedal pusher, carts around live performers such as…Continue Reading

DENVER POST UMS

DENVER POST UMS

Come out and commemorate one of the largest indie music festivals this side of the Rocky Mountains, the 15th annual Denver Post Underground Music Showcase, or UMS. The UMS is a four-day event that starts on Thursday, July 23 and runs through Sunday, July 26, and features over 400 performances by Colorado musicians playing on…Continue Reading

Lagoon Concert Series

Lagoon Concert Series

The Lagoon Summer Concert Series, located on the West lawn of Colorado State Univerity’s Lory Student Center is in full swing. A free, family friendly event, the Lagoon Series runs Wednesday nights starting at 6:30 pm now through August 5. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic gear, and spend your evening with NoCo acts,…Continue Reading

FoodTopia Food Truck

FoodTopia Food Truck

Looking for a new and delicious food adventure? Stop by and check out the FoodTopia food trailer located at Kennedy Auto on 424 Maple Street. Owned by Paul and Nenita Pellegrino, FoodTopia is open Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm and offers “worldly” cuisine for “all food lifestyles.” There are vegan entrees like the French…Continue Reading

Firecracker Folks Festival

Firecracker Folks Festival

Happy 4th of July! Come celebrate Independence Day at Swing Station with the Firecracker Folks Festival. Swing Station is located at 3311 West Cr 54 G in Laporte, and the event starts at 3 pm and goes until 9 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door and the festival will feature six bands: BJ Kinney…Continue Reading

Thursday Night Live

Thursday Night Live

Festival season is here again and Old Town Fort Collins is the place to be on Thursday nights. The Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live outdoor concert series, located this year at 354 Walnut St., kicked off on June 4 and runs every Thursday night from 7 – 9 pm through August 6.  Thursday Night Live…Continue Reading

SpokesBUZZ Welcomes Class of 2016

SpokesBUZZ Welcomes Class of 2016

by  Dawn Duncan Non-profit organization and music incubator, SpokesBUZZ, turned five in 2014, and recently announced their new class of 2016 at a graduation party sponsored by SCENE. Six bands made the cut for the new class: Red Fox Run, Slow Caves, Chemistry Club, American Blackout, Grim&Darling, and The Burroughs. This month, Sarah Slaton, Director…Continue Reading

SLOW CAVES ON FAST TRACK

SLOW CAVES ON FAST TRACK

by  ANTHONY CROSS  The Front Range boasts a very exciting amount of genres and bands that defy and redefine them every day. One of these bands is Slow Caves, a group of well-spoken, polite punks who decided to stop by my bungalow on a mild June evening to catch up and talk about their first…Continue Reading

FCMOD offers interactive music experience

FCMOD offers interactive music experience

by  Mikaela Antonelli When construction began on the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in 2009,  Fort Collins received a gift in the form of a brand new museum to expand and replace the former Discovery Science Center. Spearheaded by previous Executive Director, Annette Geiselman, and supported heavily by corporate sponsors and individual donors, the Fort…Continue Reading

Colony Funk

Colony Funk

by  Rebecca LaPole Backed by an amazing band, tiny powerhouse Amanda Hofer came walking on the stage with vocal cords swinging for the fences. Colony Funk created a vibe that got the crowd at Hodi’s dancing and singing along immediately. Their set was full of funky old jams like “Musicology” by Prince and “Papa Was…Continue Reading

NORTHERN COLORADO PRIDE WEEKEND EXPANDS INTO THREE DAY FESTIVAL

NORTHERN COLORADO PRIDE WEEKEND EXPANDS INTO THREE DAY FESTIVAL

by  DAWN DUNCAN Pride Weekend, hosted by Northern Colorado Pride (northerncoloradopride.org) will take place through numerous activities and at various Fort Collins locations from July 30-August 2.  A sampling of events includes open mic night to “Get Hitched In The Fort,” Glitter Drag Cabaret Variety Show, film showings at Lyric Cinema Café, Dining Out Brunch…Continue Reading

Lunde Station: The Perfect Stop on the Americana Train

Lunde Station: The Perfect Stop on the Americana Train

by  Mikaela Antonelli On a cool summer night, I met with the band, Lunde Station, in the basement of the Crown Pub. With the smooth jazz of their accordion player, Bob Montgomery, playing in the background, I sat down with the rest of the Fort Collins-based Americana group to talk literature, the local music scene,…Continue Reading

The Activist: Socially Demonstrable Activism

The Activist: Socially Demonstrable Activism

by  C.T. ZEN Activism: “a policy of taking direct and often militant action to achieve an end, especially a political or social one… especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue,” according to Webster. SCENE adamantly supports Socially Demonstrable Activism, or SDA. To raise social consciousness within our community, we…Continue Reading

The Imperial Records

The Imperial Records

by  Anthony Cross Introductions have never been my forte, but here we go. My name is Anthony Cross and you might know me from the web show “The Imperial Records,” which I film with In The Shed Media. I essentially ferry around local and national musicians in a big, tan, land yacht (a 1966 Chrysler…Continue Reading

Unique Beers at the COBF

Unique Beers at the COBF

by  Mikaela Antonelli There is a lot of room in the craft beer world to get creative with the ingredients that are put into beers. From Rocky Mountain Oysters to Green Chilli to blueberries, craft brewers have definitely been experimenting with new and different beer ingredients. This year at the Colorado Brewer’s Festival, you will…Continue Reading

FOCO Food Trucks

FOCO Food Trucks

by  CiCi Sharstrom It’s no secret that Fort Collins excels at fantastic beer and breweries, so it really isn’t surprising that we also host a great assortment of quality food trucks. Chances are you’ve already seen at least a few out on the streets, either in Old Town or parked at your favorite brewery. Some…Continue Reading

26th Colorado Brew Festival Pours it On

26th Colorado Brew Festival Pours it On

by  Marty Jones   This year’s Colorado Brewers Festival, June 26-28 in downtown Fort Collins, flows into town with some self-applied pressure. To herald its 25th edition last year, the COBF featured a nine-pack of new attractions that added fresh beer-lover and beer-maker appeal. Those additions attracted a hefty 18,000 attendees to Civic Center Park,…Continue Reading