Charley Crockett: Full Of The Fire – The Old Sounds Of Struggle

August 5, 2019

Charley Crockett spent a decade on the street, making a living off tips he earned as a busker. He played the “old sounds of struggle” that he identifies with even now. Recovering from heart surgery and mindfully straying from the rough life he lead at a young age, he plays Fort Collins this month: BandWagon presents Charley Crockett at the Aggie Theater Wednesday, August 7.

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Jared & The Mill: Big Statements and A Sense Of Home

August 1, 2019

Jared & The Mill was birthed into the hot Phoenix sun by Jared Kolesar and his Arizona State University buddies in 2011. Since then, they’ve been consistently creating their own brand of what Kolesar refers to as “Western Indie Rock.” Touring the country and even performing for US troops on an aircraft carrier, the band hits The Moxi Theater Friday, August 16 in support of their “big artistic statement,” aka their newest album This Story Is No Longer Available.

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Rock Om: DJ Drez heads to ARISE

July 25, 2019

DJ Drez is rooted in the Los Angeles hip-hop scene. He’s rubbed elbows with Eminem, collaborated with Macy Gray, Black Eyed Peas, Black Star and KRS-One. Now, Drez his wife Marti Nikko are heavily involved in the yoga world, founding the Rock Om program and headlining Loveland’s ARISE August 2-4 in the festival’s Yoga village.

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It Takes A Village: Arise Festival Leaves No Trace

July 23, 2019

If you’re considering the Arise Music Festival in Loveland August 2 – 4, here’s a tip: Bring your own water bottle. The festival provides water itself, but no single-use plastic. They even plant a tree for every ticket sold. Bands and performers who follow the guidelines of ‘Leave No Trace,’ headline the event: Tipper, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth and more. “We are more than a music festival,” organiser Mo Hnatiuk said. “It’s a movement. Music is supposed to feed your soul.”

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Still At It: Producing the Greeley Arts Picnic Ain’t Just A Day In The Park

July 19, 2019

Rhonda Welch, festival / event coordinator for the City of Greeley answers calls from close to 150 artists and crafters, 24 performers (including 18 music groups) more than a dozen food vendors and representatives for the Coors beer garden at The Greeley Arts Picnic. She’s spends most of June and July inside so you can be outside in Lincoln Park the weekend of July 27 for the 41st annual Arts Picnic, featuring a kick-off party on the 26th by Funkiphino. For now, Welch is still at it.

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The Longest Curve: DeVotchKa returns, plays The Moxi

July 17, 2019

“Songwriting was the longest curve,” Nick Urata of DeVotchKa says. “You have to write all these bad songs before a good one comes out. It took a lifetime really.” Formed in the 90’s, each member of the band make up an orchestra themselves and they each ‘got it’ from the beginning. After years as a famed Colorado act, DeVotchKa play Greeley for the first time July 17 and 18 at The Moxi Theater.

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Don’t Keep It Like A Secret: Built To Spill Comes To The Mish

July 10, 2019

Built To Spill was ultimately grouped in with the “Northwest sound” from the outset, a result of being signed to Up Records. Although they left and signed with Warner Bros., they managed to retain their independence. After eight albums, the Doug Martsch-led group are still a mainstay in the indie rock world.

“The main key is, of course, luck. But there’s also the fact that I am so simple, I don’t get bored playing these songs over and over again,” Martsch jokes.

Built To Spill play The Mishawaka Amphitheatre July 26.

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