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False report Tear The Pages

Laura Giagos

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False Report is a band that hasn’t played by anyone’s rules. Their latest EP, Tear The Pages, is proof that great emo music in Colorado isn’t going anywhere. Their fourth release in just as many years, Tear The Pages is the sound of False Report hitting their stride. Striking a more somber tone than some of their previous work (which says a lot for this band) they touch the nerve of something special with this release. Before forming False Report, lead vocalist Alan Andrews Jr. was grinding the local and national scene with his dance punk band The Photo Atlas. After disbanding in 2015, Andrews shifted gears and formed False Report. While still sticking to his punk roots, Andrews’ songs for False Report proved to be simpler and contemplative, yet straight to the point. Tear The Pages sees False Report coming fully into that sound, producing something that hits in all the right places and checks all the boxes for what fans of emo / pop punk want in a record. It’s one of those albums that makes creating solid and catchy pop punk sound so easy. Recorded at Red Wall Audio, Andrews credits producer Alex

Scott with helping push them in a different direction. “We definitely took our time and were more poised and prepared than we’d ever been. Especially for me on the vocals. I was ready,” says Andrews. “It gave us time to do a lot of listening back and helped us get everything locked into its right place.” This style of emo is coming back in a big way, with False Report on the forefront of it in the Colorado scene. Having never compromised and stayed focused on the music they’ve wanted to make, False Report is simultaneously at their best while their style of pop punk happens to be coming back into the limelight. Listen to Tear The Pages at falsereport.bandcamp.com and catch them live November 22 at The Goosetown Tavern in Denver.

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Kenyon Brenner The Long and Short of It

Valerie Vampola

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Colorado-based Jazz saxophonist Kenyon Brenner steps into the spotlight on his first solo album The Long and Short of It. Brenner doesn’t rely too much on his soloing prowess to showcase his personality. He is a jazz musician, so he does show us he can shred a note, or twelve, like in “Beeline” and “Pull Your Weight.” But the album listens like a novel, each piece communicating an emotional story through beautiful composition and sensitive playing from Brenner and his band. In pieces like “River Rock” and “Lost Love,” Brenner leaves out improvisational frills, keeping the tracks conversational and personal. He draws the listener in with his ability to convey a message with a horn the same way a vocalist would. Matching Brenner’s moods on his solo debut are some of Colorado’s finest jazz musicians: Dana Landry on piano, Erik Applegate on bass, Jim White on drums, and Steve Kovalcheck on guitar. Brenner keeps the group conversation going with cool melodies and arrangements on pieces such as “This Moon” and his Downbeat Magazine

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honorable mention “Pensitivity.” The intro and title track “Long and Short of It” is two and a half minutes of improvised textures, where the band is following Brenner’s every feeling, from his loud cries to his diminuendos. The band makes permanent each good melody and idea by committing them to the recording. NoCo jazz fans have heard what Brenner’s voice sounds like through his guest solos in many big band concerts, but in The Long and Short of It, he tells us his personal stories, both the longwinded and the short and sweet. Kenyon Brenner will be playing stories from The Long And Short Of It at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club in Denver every Friday night in November. For more information, visit nocturnejazz.com.


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Luna Shade Flock Together

Nate Wilde

BandWagon Magazine

Colorado can be a pretty chill place, especially when good vibes, nature, and music are all involved. We have spectacular outdoor venues like The Mishawaka and Red Rocks, the giant peace and love gathering that is The Arise Festival, and of course, legal weed. If you had to pick one band to encapsulate the feel-good community boasted by The Centennial State, Luna Shade might just be it. Luna Shade is currently finishing their new, 11-song album Flock Together and Bandwagon Magazine was fortunate enough to get an advance taste. The Fort Collinsbased reggae quintet describe the album as having an overall focus on community, love and the good people around them. The stand-out track “Too

band’s sense of community and love, with classic lyrics about Many Times,” features Ronnie flocking together like birds of Bowen of Audic Empire, taking a feather. The same reggae us straight out of the Rocky feel Luna Shade fans have Mountains to the beach. Kicking come to expect is here, with off with crashing waves and echoey dub shouts and even seagulls, the band gets into a scat vocal section to boot. what they do best on this track: Though you might know what a signature chill reggae groove to expect here, what sets Luna with reverb infused organ, wah- Shade apart from many true drenched guitar, and lyrics modern reggae bands is their about the ocean and smoking on use of the Spanish language. In a spliff. Pass the Colorado vibes fact, the majority of the standfrom the left to the right, anyone? out tracks on Flock Together The title track “Flock feature a Spanish verse, Together” exemplifies theS:7” bringing a whole new element

of modern NoCo demographics to the chill, beach-y vibes. As winter approaches in Colorado, we’re stoked to have Flock Together as a go-to when we need a break from the snow. When it drops this month, it’ll be a sunny day in reggae paradise. Luna Shade’s Flock Together is due November 28. Catch their brand of Spanish-tinged reggase November 8 at The Colorado Room in Fort Collins for the Bring On Winter Bash.

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Post Paradise Lonely Worlds

Nate Wilde

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Post Paradise has been a staple of the Northern Colorado music scene for several years. Their unique blend of moody alternative rock – notably marked by Amy Morgan’s cello work – make them a stand-out act, but they manage to stay grounded in the contemporary alt-rock genre. After several releases and shows along their journey, their latest record Lonely Worlds (recorded at The Blasting Room) solidifies their place as high-ranking NoCo musicians, exhibiting their potential as contenders for international acclaim. The record sings like an opera with the opening track “Take Flight” preparing the listener for take-off with a course set for prog-leaning rock. Nick Duarte’s

vocal feels classically influenced too, and the driving track builds along the way, overflowing with emotion, giving a hopeful, powerful post-emo vibe. The modern-rock, radioready “Find Me” has elements of mainstream giants like Shinedown, Three Days Grace and the ballads of Papa Roach. It stays true to Post Paradise’s emotional mood but proves they’re also capable of crossing over into the less indie, more corporate side of today’s rock.

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The first single from Lonely Worlds, “Long Way Home” begins like many other Post Paradise compositions; sparse and eerie, but it kicks in with a wall of sound that pays homage to Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android.” The album closes with the modern sailors’ dirge “The Storm,” a folk tale about a mariner’s voyage into a tempest while his longing lover waits. She hears the thunder of an immense storm crashing in the distance, worried that her sailor is meeting his maker. It falls into the Bob Dylan, Gordon

Lightfoot territory of storytelling lyrics, but never strays from their signature moody alternative rock aesthetic. Post Paradise may have already made their mark in Northern Colorado, but Lonely Worlds has laid them on the mantle shared with the greatest in the modern alt-rock genre. Post Paradise release Lonely Worlds on November 15 with a show at Hodi’s Halfnote in Fort Collins with Floor Models and Holdfast as support.

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Ron: Weekdays 6am - 10am 1. The Last Waltz Again: If you ask me, THIS is the way to spend the day after Thanksgiving! Friday November 29 at Washington’s, More than 30 Ft. Collins artists re-create The Band’s final concert. More at washingtonsfoco.com 2. New Music Book Releases – Whether for your’re self-gifting or getting holiday shopping for loved ones done early, new tomes from Elton John, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Liz Phair, Flea and more have just hit the bookstore shelves! 3. Colorado Music Hall of Fame Induction Event: Going Back To Colorado – 105.5 presents an epic night at the Mission Ballroom December 3 where Joe Bonamassa, Warren Haynes and more pay tribute to Tommy Bolin & Zeyphr, Otis Taylor and Freddi Henchi Band. More at missionballroom.com 4. In Tune: A Conversation About Mental Health & Creatives – Continuing the conversation from the October event, Ft. Collins Musicians Association and The Colorado Sound will host another night of conversation about mental health in the music world. More at facebook.com/FortcollinsMA 5. 14th Annual Rocking In A Winter Wonderland – You’ve seen Lisa Siciliano’s great photos on our site & socials. Every year she prints and displays several for-sale photos at this fun, music-filled night in Boulder. Pick up her truly great prints December 12 at The Riverside and visit dogdazephoto.com

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of their 1989 album Don’t Tell a Soul known as Don’t Tell a Soul Redux, and previously unreleased recordings of the band playing with Tom Waits. 3. Blue World: John Coltrane – 52 years after his death, unreleased recordings are still being discovered. Blue World’s music was featured in the 1964 film, Le Chat Dans Le Sac (The Cat in the Bag) but because the recording date had gone unnoted in session recording logs, it was only recently (re)discovered. 4. Watchmen on HBO – The adaption/ reimagining of the classic DC comics graphic novel airs on HBO as a limited series. Who watches The Watchmen? Margot! 5. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend – I read the original in the early ‘80s and recently revisited the diarystyle, Thatcher-era English teen Adrian Mole’s story. He fancies himself an intellectual and frequently gets it wrong.

Stacy: Weekdays 3pm - 7pm 1. New Mastersounds: Shake It – Celebrating 20 years of being funky, Shake It features Atlanta vocalist Lamar Williams Jr, Thievery Corporation’s Jeff Franca and more, recorded at Denver’s Color Red Studios. 2. Color Red Studio & Label – Eddie Roberts, musician, philanthropist and mastermind behind Denver’s Color Red, introduced us to Dragondeer, Greyhounds, J.E.D.I., The Burroughs, and New Mastersounds. Color Red presses vinyl, records and supports The Payback, a non-profit committed to breaking the cycle of juvenile delinquency.

1. Old Town Fort Collins Lights – Each town in Colorado has really cool holiday light displays, but I’m fond of the Fort Collins lights. I live there and the first time I saw Old Town FoCo it was lit up for the holidays!

3. Altin Gün: Gece – Altin Gün blur psychfolk and pop via their Amsterdam-based, Indonesian and Turkish origins. Gece is fun, funky and almost as good as the band is live on tour with Tame Impala. Sister station KUNC’s Luke Runyon introduced me to this band!

2. Dead Man’s Pop (Box Set), The Replacements – This is manna from heaven for ‘Mats completists. The box set includes a remix

4. Zombieland: Double Tap – I went to the original Zombieland thinking I’d hate it. Suffice to say, I didn’t! Can’t wait for the return of

Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock in what is sure to be a stupid-fun zombiekilling time! 5. Sampa the Great: The Return – Zambian singer/writer/rapper Sampa Tembo just dropped her debut full-length. Raised in Botswana, she calls Australia home, and is taking the Hip Hop world by storm. This longer record truly showcases her poignant voice.

Benji: Weekdays 7pm - 10pm 1. Jack Broadbent: Wishing Well – Both the Montreux Jazz Festival and Bootsy Collins say “He’s the real thang.” Hear him take the blues in a whole new direction on his first single “Wishing Well,” pushing boundaries, soundscapes and using a flask as his slide. 2. GA-20: Lonely Soul – Boston trio GA-20 take their name from a retro Gibson amp. Their nostalgic, lo-fi recordings recall classic garage rockers The Sonics and The Count Five. You can almost hear pops and scratches coming off this LP, even when listening digitaly. 3. Paul Cauthen: Room 41 – One of the most compelling albums of the year, Room 41 was recorded over the two years Cauthen spent living out of a suitcase in Room 41 of Dallas’s Belmont Hotel. Like a combo of Johnny, Willie and Kristofferson, Cauthen lived every line on this record. It’s a miracle he lived to finish it. 4. Beware of Mr. Baker – Jay Bulger’s documentary is an excellent place to learn about iconic drummer Ginger Baker, who died October 6. It gives great insight to the music business and staying true to oneself. 5. Thanksgiving – A holiday based on eating is something most of us can get behind. Throw in Football, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and a chance to get together with friends and you have a recipe for perfection. Save a piece of pumpkin pie for me! TUNE IN TO 105.5 THE COLORADO SOUND. AIRING ALL ALONG THE FRONT RANGE!

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FOCO’S PUNK ROCK HEART BEATS FOR 25 YEARS

by Dan England

The Blasting Room didn’t start with a Big Bang, as you might expect, but a drunken nap. The sound engineer for one of the Descendents’ mid-80s records had a drinking problem, and one afternoon, it won, as drinking problems will. He fell asleep at the recording console. As he snored, Bill Stevenson, the band’s drummer,

he figured his years of playing with punk legends Black Flag as well as his own renowned bands ALL and The Descendents was enough. That attitude was what got him into punk rock in the first place: he heard the Ramones and rightly thought if those dudes could do it, so could he. That can-do ethic fit punk rock more than the snarl that many

“Back then, there weren’t many engineers who understood punk rock. You’d end up with effects on the vocals and something that didn’t sound like a raw snare drum, and it would suck. And then you’d find out they got all your money.” songwriter and founder, rolled the engineer’s chair out of the way and began to work the dials. Hey, he thought, I’m an engineer now. Stevenson had no training, but

associated with it, so Stevenson, plump from a fat record deal, decided to build a studio in Fort Collins. He could spend the money renting out a studio, he thought, or

he could build his own for his band. He brought a punk-rock friend along, drummer Jason Livermore, who knew some things about engineering by eight-tracking his own groups but knew a lot more about his desire to stop selling beer and start recording bands. Now the two are celebrating their 25th anniversary of the studio and a long history of recording punk bands such as Rise Against, metal bands such as As I Lay Dying, and a wide variety of folk, electronic and, yes, a few pop bands with producers and engineers with real pedigrees and chops. Stevenson gladly lets them each contribute to an identity of the place far beyond its punk rock roots, when Livermore made the studio couch his home and Stevenson and his bandmates

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slept on the floor. “That’s the model we were 20 years ago,” Stevenson said. “We really aren’t that now.” Indeed, The Blasting Room has four studios, all with different characteristics, including a mastering room so exact that it muffles your voice down to HAL’s eerie soft tenor from 2001: A Space Odyssey and more rooms so modern they still smell like a new car. The studio’s staff, Andrew Berlin, Chris Beeble and Jonathan Luginbill, along with Stevenson and Livermore (who became coowner in 2015 and has worked on 95 percent of the albums that

began calling, begging to book a spot. Stevenson had produced more than a dozen records for his own bands and others, so the interest wasn’t unwarranted, but it also was a knock at the way many other studios recorded punk. “Back then, there weren’t many engineers who understood punk rock,” Stevenson said. “You’d end up with effects on the vocals and something that didn’t sound like a raw snare drum, and it would suck. And then you’d find out they got all your money.” Stevenson and Livermore did

“I’m always going for something that’s honest. You want to feel the impact of the snare in your chest. It’s all about capturing what happens when you play that instrument. Part of it is recognizing what is coming from that person rather than what would be considered perfect.” left the studio) are all part of the package. They’ve rented out The Blasting Room maybe only a halfdozen times in the 25 years since it was built. That’s an unusual but vital part of their reputation.

understand it, of course, because they lived it. And if that first wave of bands to swarm the studio were just fans of the Descendants and Black Flag who simply wanted to work with Stevenson, that changed quickly. Livermore said bands who

“It’s funny how little of that [renting] we’ve actually done,” Stevenson said. “Honestly, though, our actual space isn’t the greatest. But it’s us, the people – that’s what they come for. That’s what makes it great.

wanted to work with engineers who knew how to put out a good record without losing the energy of

When the studio opened, Stevenson and Livermore continued to play, but it became clear that The Blasting Room would take up much of their time. Even before the paint dried, they said, punk bands

Stevenson and Livermore know they no longer hold a monopoly on three-chord rock, especially as punk - or more accurately - the palatable pop punk movement led by bands like Blink 182, The Offspring, Sum 41 (and the more classic Green Day, Bad Religion and Rancid) emerged from the underground and sold out arenas. But they still shoot for that mix of raw power and polish. “I’m always going for something that’s honest,” said Berlin, who has worked at The Blasting Room since 2001. “You want to feel the impact of the snare in your chest. It’s all about capturing what happens when you play that instrument. I feel like part of it is recognizing what is coming from that person rather than what would be considered perfect.” As a result of today’s pop music scene, the studio does not limit itself to guitar-bass-drum bands, although that is most likely still its specialty, Livermore said. Beeble, the youngest of the group who counts the other three as his biggest influences, probably does boast the widest range of expertise. He studied jazz bass and composition at the University of Denver and has experience in synth programming, string arranging and something called signal processor construction, so he has more of an argument as any for stretching the boundaries at The Blasting Room. Beeble, who wanted to work at The Blasting Room since he was in high school, is cozy with pop music’s emphasis on electronics, dub-step and instruments other than a loud guitar and nasty snare. “If I have to do something with a keyboard,” Livermore said, “I’m yelling at him, ‘GET IN HERE.’ He is

“We don’t let our egos get in the way of the work. We listen to each other. What we want is the best thing for the band.” a live show began to seek them out. “We knew how to straddle that vibe between not sounding amateurish but also not sounding too slick,” Stevenson said.

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really versed in that kind of thing.” Yet Beeble also wants to keep the roots grounded in the basics of rock and roll. “We have a great history here, and I think it’s


cool that we’ve kept that energy and feel,” Beeble said.”I don’t want to get away from that.” That demonstrates the

upset that he can’t get too drunk. He still loves playing live, and he still tours, but many years ago, even as he was deep into the punk

“Honestly, though, our actual space isn’t the greatest. But it’s us, the people – that’s what they come for. That’s what makes it great.” camaraderie the guys pride themselves on, which all starts with Stevenson, who knows that the tale of a punk rocker who

rock lifestyle, Stevenson became a father, and decided that he needed to be home at least half the year. Ergo, he and Livermore committed

started his own studio is a great story but not the complete one. “We don’t let our egos get in the way of the work,” Stevenson said. “We listen to each other. What we want is the best thing for the band.” In fact, Stevenson is just one vote in the democracy of The Blasting Room, even if he is the founder and co-owner. They even voted on the 25th anniversary show. Some of the bands they named will play at Washington’s on Nov. 23, and others had commitments, but it will be, as Livermore put it, without irony, a “big rock party.” Odell’s Brewery is making a beer for the event, and the show’s headliners are The Descendents and Rise Against, making it one of the hottest tickets in town. “I have 50 enemies already,” Stevenson said. “I’ve had to tell a lot of people that I’ve already given away all my passes.” Stevenson’s other band ALL, will play too. It would have been strange for them not to play, the guys said, and Stevenson is looking forward to it, even if he’s

themselves even more to the studio, and that meant, in 2007, Livermore once worked 92 days straight, for 12 hours a day. “Jason and I had nine days off the whole fucking year,” Stevenson said. Stevenson is 56 now, and all the guys have a wife or kids, or both. That may not be very punk rock, but it does mean they are settled and happy with what they are doing. Yet settled as they are, the heart of the original Blasting Room still beats like a punchy snare: the studio where Stevenson used to sleep on the floor is now a bedroom, a place where young bands living the life he once lived can crash for the night while making their punk

rock record dreams come true. Washington’s at 132 Laporte Avenue in Fort Collins hosts the 25th anniversary party of The Blasting Room on Saturday, November 23, featuring The Descendents, ALL, Rise Against and more. Go to washingtonsfoco. com for more information and go to theblastingroom.com for more on the studio.

* * * The Blasting Room Staff left to right:

- Chris Beeble at an old console he stripped and re-built - Owner Jason Livermore at the helm of the mastering studio. - Founder Bill Stevenson with a custom snare DW built for him, - Andrew Berlin with a painting made for him by a client, - Jonathan Luginbill at his workbench.

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A Tempest Of Inspiration: WHIPPOORWILL & THE NATURE OF STORMS BY VALERIE VAMPOLA

Alysia, Staci, and Tobias were in the middle of nowhere, Oklahoma when the sky turned green. They could see the tornado dead-ahead through an eerie, rainy clearing in the atmosphere. Even though the gusts of winds were powerful enough to lift their van packed with equipment, and even though they

and the rhythmic pluck of banjo. Their sound follows that alternative rock formula, but with folk instrumentation and harmonies that bring to mind Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. They playfully balance the alt-rock and folk feels from song to song, whereby tracks like “Eventide” and

“I WAS COMING TO THE END OF MY 20’S, AND I REALIZED THAT I COULD NO LONGER USE COPING MECHANISMS LIKE DRINKING AND RELATIONSHIPS TO MAKE MYSELF FEEL WHOLE.” experienced a transmission failure, the three friends made it safely to the next stop off the road. But nature’s wrath followed them through their western travels, bringing floods, hail storms and wildfires for days. Plus, at the time, Alysia was closing in on her 30th birthday, so it definitely felt like the apocalypse. These three friends, known as Fort Collins’ own folk-rock trio Whippoorwill, drew upon the experiences from that chaotic 2016 tour for their new album The Nature of Storms, out November 15. They had time to process and accept what happened on that tour, now came the time to share it. They sought the talents of producer J.Tom Hnatow and engineer Duane Lundy at Shangri-La Productions in Lexington, KY to properly paint the image of those Oklahoma tornadoes, Texas floods and California wildfires. The result

“Martindale” lean a little heavier on the country-folk side, especially with Staci Foster’s harmonica playing. These make for great tunes to listen to while driving through Rocky Mountain National Park, whereas “California” and “Great Lakes” use heavier electric guitars and darker textures. Whippoorwill were able to afford

“[THE NATURE OF STORMS] GAVE US CREATIVITY AND POTENCY. IT KEEPS GETTING MORE EXCITING. OUR HOPE IS TO MAKE AN IMPACT BEYOND THIS REGION IN THE NEXT YEAR.” 10 days in the studio at Shangri-La with the help of their fan base and family through a successful Kickstarter campaign. “Putting this album really felt like a community effort,” said vocalist and guitarist Alysia Kraft in a phone interview for BandWagon. Wanting to do right by their supporters and make the most of their studio time, they allowed themselves an extensive pre-production phase.

“SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO LET GO AND TAKE THE TIME TO HEAL, KNOWING THAT EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY.” was a grittier, alternative-rock backdrop to their keystone folk and bluegrass tendencies. The album opens up with “Premonition,” which musically sets the scene with distorted drums grooves at the outset, followed by moody guitar melodies

is consistent throughout the album, but the storms they sing about aren’t wildfires or tornadoes, rather emotional trials they’ve faced. “I was coming to the end of my 20’s, and I realized that I could no longer use coping mechanisms like drinking and relationships to make myself feel whole,” remarked Kraft. “I Got Drunk,” reflects on those sentiments, divulging being drunk in the morning and evening and the ensuing relationships that can bring out the worst. “Change Gonna Come,” inspired by the Texas floods, is about pushing through life when you have no control over your surroundings. It brings an appropriate end to the bluster and edginess of the album with the gleam of a silver lining. As guitarist, vocalist, banjo and harmonica player Staci Foster put it, “Sometimes you need

They utilized resources from The Music District in Fort Collins and booked extra rehearsal time to ensure their vision materialized to the best it could. When “go-time” came, they left for Kentucky right after a gig and wound up in Lexington in the middle of the night. The thematic metaphor of storms

to let go and take the time to heal, knowing that everything will be okay.” After 10 days of intensive creating and recording in Lexington, Whippoorwill walked away with their first full-length album, which they recognize as a rite of passage for the next step as a band. “[The Nature of Storms] gave us creativity and potency,” said Kraft. “It keeps getting more exciting. Our hope is to make an impact beyond this region in the next year.” As storms of any kind do, the impact is felt. But for Whippoorwill, the strength of their bond as a band has let them weather it together. Whippoorwill celebrate the release of The Nature Of Storms Friday, November 15 at Washington’s on Laporte Avenue in Fort Collins with support from Courtney Hartman.

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Moon Hooch @Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ The Orcastrator

Wax @Moxi Theater – Greeley, 8pm w/ Ubi, Lance Skiiiwalker, Soul Brothers

Matt Skinner Band @Magic Rat – Ft. Collins, 8pm Cory Wong @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm w/ PARIS_MONSTER Space Jesus @Boulder Theater – Boulder, 8pm w/ Huxley Anne, MZG DEADMAU5 @Red Rocks – Morrison, 7pm w/ Callie Reiff, Lights, I_O Cary Morin @Avogardo’s – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ Ghost Dog

SATURDAY, November 2ND Com Truise @Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, 9pm w/ Altopalo, Beshken

Never Come Down @Avogadro’s – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ TAARKA

Tuesday, November 5th New Found Glory @Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, 9pm w/ Hawthorne Heights, Free Throw, Jetty Bones Cannibal Corpse @Boulder Theater – Boulder, 8pm w/ Thy Art is Murder, Perdition Temple

WEDNESDAY, November 6TH “These Jokes Are For You” Stand Up Comedy @Moxi Theater – Greeley, 8pm w/ Patrick Richardson

Marbin @The Jager – Greeley, 8pm w/ Space Force

Cannibal Corpse @Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Perdition Temple

PPL MVR @Moxi Theater – Greeley, 8pm w/ In The Whale, Jocko Homo

Open Mic @ Patrick’s Irish Pub - Greeley, 9:30pm

Jimmy Eat World @Washington’s – Ft. Collins, 6pm

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The Ghost of Paul Revere @Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ Ezra Bell Cherub @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm w/ GIBBZ

Melissa Etheridge: The Medicine Show @ Union Colony Civic Center Greeley, 7pm Houndmouth @Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, 9pm w/ Kyle Emerson

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16 (EARLY) Music of Bob Marley for

Float Like A Buffalo, Night Shades, Ms. Nomer Kids

16 17 19 20

(LATE) The Grouch w/ Murs Lespecial w/ 3For20 Tow’rs w/ B.R. Lively Elephante w/ PLS&TY, Austin James

21 Shoreline Mafia w/ 1TakeJay,

Matisyahu

DEC

AzChike

22 Brother Ali + Evidence w/ Marlon Craft

23 90s vs 00s Dance Party ft TwoScoopS & Jimeni

30 Borgore

DECEMBER 06 07 08 12 13

Dirt Monkey Hilltop Hoods w/ Adrian Eagle Matisyahu Michal Menert Trio Wookiefoot w/ a-Mac & The Height

Aggie Theatre | 204 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

17 lespecial w/ 3For20


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Demun Jones @Moxi Theater – Greeley, 8pm w/ Long Cut, Cypress Spring Jay Owenhouse @ Lincoln Center - Ft. Collins, 7:30p Oscarella @Magic Rat – Ft. Collins, 8pm Policulture @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm w/ DUBBEST, Fists of The Proletariat Sol Pride @Avogadro’s – Ft. Collins, 9pm w/ Stephonic

FRIDAY, November 8TH Tribal Seeds @Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ New Kingston and Tropidelic

That 1 Guy @Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ DJ Channell KLOUD @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm The Robert Wilson Blues Band @Avogadro’s – Ft. Collins, 8pm

SATURDAY, November 9TH Moxi Line Dance Night @ Moxi Theater - Greeley, 8pm w/ Country Kickup Five Month Journey @Key Largo Lounge - Greeley, 8pm A Night at The Aggie @Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, 7pm w/ Dressy Bessy, AJ Fullerton Eddie Palmieri @ Lincoln Center - Ft. Collins, 7:30p

Draghoria @Moxi Theater – Greeley, 8pm w/ Incarnit, Methane, Theodros

Julian Davis & The Situation @Magic Rat – Ft. Collins, 8pm

Queen Bee and The Stingers @ Broken Plow - Greeley, 7pm

Houndmouth @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm w/ Kyle Emerson

Anders Osborne @Washington’s – Ft. Collins, 6pm SOLD OUT: Paula Poundstone @ Lincoln Center - Ft. Collins, 7:30p

SUNDAY, November 10TH City of The Sun @The Armory – Ft. Collins, 6pm

THE GREAT SALMON FAMINE Friday, November 15th at Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins

Brent Cobb and Them @Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ Hailey Whitters and Shovelin Stone Pile @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm w/ Moon Pussy Jalan Crossland @Avogadro’s – Boulder, 7pm

MONDAY, November 11TH SOLD OUT: Hippo Campus @Boulder Theater – Boulder, 8pm w/ Greeting Committee

TUESDAY, November 12th Hippo Campus @Washington’s – Ft. Collins, 6pm

Wednesday, November 13th Pellegrini Cocktail Party & Pop Up @ Moxi Theater - Greeley, 6pm Open Mic @ Patrick’s Irish Pub - Greeley, 9:30pm

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Terrapin Flyer “20th Anniversary Tour” @Moxi Theater – Greeley, 8pm w/ The Music of the Grateful Dead Co-Op with Devin Tremell @Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, 8pm QUIX - Force of Nature Tour @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm w/ Stayloose, Montell2099, Mellisan, Pashmonix Chris Lake @Boulder Theater – Denver, 8pm The Steel Wheels @Avogardo’s – Ft. Collins, 7pm

Friday, November 15th The Great Salmon Famine @Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ Float like a Buffalo, Night Shades and Ms. Nomer Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Space: The Symphonic Frontier @ Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley - 7:30pm

THURSDAY, November 14th

Sons of Texas @Moxi Theater – Greeley, 8pm w/ September Mourning, Saints of Never After

Ekali @Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, 7pm

Whippoorwill @Washington’s – Ft. Collins, 6pm


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Post Paradise Album Release Party @Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/Floor Models and Holdfast Boom Twang @Magic Rat – Ft. Collins, 8pm Bowregard + The Charlie Rose Band @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm Brittany Howard Of Alabama Shakes @Boulder Theater – Boulder, 8pm w/ Georgia Anne Muldrow

POST PARADISE

Liz Barnez @Avogadro’s – Ft. Collins, 8pm

Friday, November 15th at Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins

SATURDAY, November 16th How the Grouch Stole Christmas Tour @Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, 9pm w/ Murs, Dj Abilities

Portland Cello Project Performs Radiohead’s Ok Computer @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm Bruce Cockburn @Boulder Theater – Boulder, 8pm

Vetiver @The Armory – Ft. Collins, 6pm Counterpoint @ Key Largo Lounge - Greeley, 8pm Danny Grooves @Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ Cut Rugs, Elctrx, and Swaz The Drunken Hearts + Tenth Mountain Division @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm w/ Kind Hearted Strangers Mark Farina @Boulder Theater – Boulder, 8pm Cowboy’s Dead @Avogadro’s – Ft. Collins, 7pm

SUNDAY, November 17TH Lespecial @Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, 8pm w/ 3For20

Grass Fed Mule @Avogadro’s – Ft. Collins, 7pm

MONDAY, November 18TH How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm w/ The Grouch and Murs

WEDNESDAY, November 20TH Elephante @Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ PLS&TY, Austin James The Supervillains @Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ Special Guests Open Mic @ Patrick’s Irish Pub - Greeley, 9:30pm Elderbrook @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm

Jeffrey Foucault @Magic Rat – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ Blake Brown Elephante @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm w/ PLS&TY, Disco Lines Chandler Holt of Chatham County Line @Avogadro’s – Ft. Collins, 8pm

FRIDAY, November 22ND Brother Ali + Evidence Tour @Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ Marlon Craft

Art Garfunkel @ Lincoln Center - Ft. Collins, 8pm

THURSDAY, November 21ST

T-Pain @Boulder Theater – Boulder, 8pm w/ Lavygrey

Jack Wright: The Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond @ Union Colony Civic Center - Greeley, 7:30pm

Shoreline Mafia - Paid in Full Tour @Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ 1TakeJay, AzChike

Mihali @Washington’s – Ft. Collins, 6pm

Tuesday, November 19TH

Do Tell! @ Union Colony Civic Center, Hensel Phelps Theater, Greeley, 7pm

Consider The Source @Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ Rush Hour Train

Wasteland Hop @Washington’s – Ft. Collins, 8pm

Yotto Presents Odd One Out Tour @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm

Tow’rs @Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins w/ B.R. Lively

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The Last Waltz Revisited - 15th Anniversary @Boulder Theater – Boulder, 8pm The Grace Kuch Band @Avogadro’s – Ft. Collins, 8pm

SATURDAY, November 23RD My Blue Sky (Allman Bros. Tribute) @Moxi Theater – Greeley, 8pm w/ Mojomama (Tedeschi Trucks Band) Roots Rising! @Fox Theatre – Boulder, 8pm w/ Matt Andersen, Gaby Moreno, Liz Vice EKALI - Fall Tour @Boulder Theater – Boulder, 8pm w/ Juelz, Brazen Johnsmith @Avogadro’s – Ft. Collins, 7pm

SUNDAY, November 24TH Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas @Boulder Theater – Boulder, 8pm

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INFINITE CONSCIOUS Friday, November 29th at the Moxi Theater in Greeley

WEDNESDAY, November 27TH Moxi Friendsgiving @Moxi Theater – Greeley, 6pm w/ Paul Beveridge, Pie Lombardi, Michael Olivier, Ben Pu, Jonathan Stark, Christine Sattler, Anna Fiedler, Ely Corliss, and many more... Open Mic @ Patrick’s Irish Pub - Greeley, 9:30pm

FRIDAY, November 29th

Brian David Collins @Avogadro’s – Ft. Collins, 7pm

Infinite Conscious @Moxi Theater – Greeley, 8pm w/ Genocide Method, From Within The Trench

SATURDAY, November 30th

The Last Waltz Again @Washington’s – Ft. Collins, 6pm FACE Vocal Band @ Lincoln Center - Ft. Collins, 7:30p Plasma Canvas @Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, 8pm

KISSm (Tribute to KISS) @Moxi Theater – Greeley, 8pm w/ Motahead (Tribute to Motorhead Borgore @Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, 8pm w/ Pitta Patta, Maia Trevor Hall @Boulder Theater – Boulder, 8pm


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