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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Concert Under The Stars Under A New Roof: FY5 And More

July 3, 2019

At this summer’s Concert Under the Stars series at the University of Northern Colorado, Fort Collins bluegrass band FY5’s performance will be in a new, indoor venue. Although the concert series name directly refers to its typical venue, the university’s outdoor Garden Theatre stage, more than half of this year’s shows will be in the new Campus Commons Performance Hall. A first since the series began in 1931.

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Swerve: From The Classroom To The Stage – Cover Story July 2019

July 1, 2019

Led by singer Lauren Johnston, Swerve are colorful, quirky, exciting and eccentric, but they all wanted to be in a band playing music that was not only fun, but their own. “You don’t need permission to do anything musically, which is great,” said bassist and back-up singer Julian Cary. After winning the 2019 BandWagon Battle Of The Bands, Swerve’s future is uncertain, but they will hit the Stampede Free Stage Tuesday, July 2nd.

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Cody Johnson Stays True By Singing A Different Song

June 28, 2019

“Good luck trying to find someone to sign this contract,” remarked the label representative. Cody Johnson knew country artists rarely demand complete creative control, but he insisted upon it. As his 2016 album title states, he’s just ‘Gotta Be Me.’

“You don’t work for 12 or 13 years to give up all you worked for,” Johnson said in an Interview. He headlines the Superstar Concert Series at The Greeley Stampede July 5th and 8pm.

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Red Baraat: Hear The World In The Beat Of The Bhangra

June 19, 2019

Colorado may not be as familiar with the bhangra as is Red Baraat’s home city of New York. The upbeat North Indian style of playing which colors the band’s music might be rare to these parts, but everyone can relate of the musical elements the band incorporates. Bandleader Sonny Jain says: “I would argue that our sounds aren’t foreign really anywhere.” Red Baraat bring their colorful, amazing show to Fort Collins June 27 at Washinton’s.

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Keeping It Fresh: Friday Fest Kicks Off Greeley Outdoor Concert Season

June 5, 2019

You’ll see more variety at this year’s Friday Fest series in downtown Greeley. You also won’t see many bands that you saw last year. But one thing is for sure: You’ll want to dance once they play.

“It has to be danceable,” said Alison Hamling, of the Downtown Development Authority.

You’ll notice some changes in this year’s lineup too, starting Friday, June 7 at the Greeley Blues Jam kickoff.

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