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Promoting the Global Visibility of Fort Collins Sound and Culture.

The Buzzword: Friends with Benefits

Being for the Benefit While no one is playing for the benefit of Mr. Kite this week (that we know of), there are a number of SpokesBUZZ bands performing at fundraisers and other cause-related concerts. Such as: The Burroughs will play two sets at a fundraiser for … SpokesBUZZ! on Friday 8/28 at the Fort Collins Country…

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The Buzzword: BandSwap, Hip Hops

This week: one word encapsulates 30+ performances featuring bands from 9 cities: BandSwap. (or, as we like to encourage you to refer to it in Tweetspeak: #BandSwap.) You can get lots of in-depth information on BandSwap Homecoming and a rundown of the scheduled events, but we thought we’d include a couple little behind-the-scenes tidbits to…

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The Buzzword: Deadwood Fiasco, Mesh-iness

We’re big fans of collaboration here at SpokesBUZZ, and we like nothing more than bands coming together to multiply their musical magic. This is a GREAT week for *that*. Check it out! On Fri. 9/26, The Deadwood Saints are celebrating the release of their new album, 6th Street and Trinity … and it’s gonna be one helluva night…

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The Buzzword: Fests — Riot, FORTober, Mani

Tons of stuff going on across the country — and this week, even internationally! — for SpokesBUZZ bands: Saturday 9/20 finds Wiredogs playing Riot Fest in Denver with SO MANY AMAZING BANDS. So many *other* amazing bands, that is. We’re so proud of them — you really should go. Unless, of course, you’re committed to enjoying FORToberfest in Fort Collins this weekend…

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The Buzzword: Alumni Attack and Mad Max!

Alumni Awesomeness Our current SpokesBUZZ bands are quite busy with BandSwap kicking off this week. BUT: as always, our alumni are also movin’ and shakin’. Two new album releases this weekend at Avo’s feature musicians who were part of the SpokesBUZZ scene in earlier years: one of our favorite Nicks, Wild Wombat from Peace Officer and…

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BandSwap City of the Day: Fort Collins

You can find all kinds of stars in Fort Collins, Colorado, and hey — we might be a little biased — but we believe the brightest light is provided by the community itself and its passion for the things in life that matter most. Money Magazine named Fort Collins “The Best Place to Live” in…

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BandSwap City of the Day: Denver

It has been a mere two weeks since the first leg of BandSwap outbound shows led dozens of our musicians out of the state. Since then, SpokesBUZZ bands have visited Portland, OR; Chico, CA; Madison, WI; Nashville, TN; Lafayette, LA; Asheville, NC and Denver, CO – which happens to be the topic of today’s blog…

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BandSwap City of the Day: Asheville

Day 6 – Asheville, N.C. When you start swapping bands and fans and plans, there can be a certain amount of confusion. (This year, for instance, we have Big Mo and the Full Moon Band, who played neither the High Noon Saloon NOR the Blue Moon Saloon, luckily for our confused brains). Not to mention…

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BandSwap City of the Day: Lafayette

Day 5 – Lafayette, La. First of all: it’s more like LAUGH-feeyet, not LAHfeeETTE. Confusing for some of us Colorado folk, to be sure (but probably no more so than the whole Louieville/Louisville thing). Secondly: *this* town knows something about music and having a good time, and BandSwap is incredibly excited to return for the…

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BandSwap: Pausing for Breath

Well, we’re nearly one week into SpokesBUZZ BandSwap 2013, and all sorts of magic has been going on in a variety of time zones. We’ve still got Lafayette, La. and Asheville, NC to visit this week, then it’s time for BandSwap Homecoming in Denver and Fort Collins, a four-day extravaganza of music and even more…

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