SpokesBUZZ Blog

Promoting the Global Visibility of Fort Collins Sound and Culture.

Introducing: SpokesBUZZ Springboard!

Each year, we support 12 Colorado bands through our SpokesBUZZ Incubator Program, providing them with access to education, networking, performance and promotional opportunities as part of our mission to develop the professionalism of local musicians. This year, 89 bands from Colorado’s Front Range applied for the 6 available slots in our incubator program, many of…

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Blastoff! Recording Band Together: Volume VI

Every year since SpokesBUZZ started, we’ve created a compilation album featuring music from the local bands currently in our Incubator Program. This year is no exception, meaning that SpokesBUZZ: Band Together – Vol. VI will be ready for release in the next couple of months (you’ll want to mark your calendars for our annual CD…

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The Buzzword: All Over The Place

We’ve been involved in a number of interesting conversations about “place” this week. We attended a workshop led by Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love Of Cities, and talked bikes, beers and bands with some of favorite Fort Collins citizens. We spoke to a group of civic leaders visiting from Grand Forks, North Dakota…

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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 Magnolia Sessions: Qbala – August 13

Good news! If you missed our first-ever Magnolia Sessions (house party/video viewing/artist-meet-and-greet) you can join us for our August edition at the historic Montezuma Fuller House at 226 W. Magnolia St. in Fort Collins. If you were there for our July session with Elise Wunder, please come see us again in August … and bring friends! Our August party and…

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SpokesBUZZ at The UMS 2015

One of our favorite Colorado music festivals is nearly here! We’re bracing ourselves for the madness and magic of The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase (UMS) 2015. Now in its 15th year, the festival takes place Thursday, July 23 – Sunday, July 26 in Denver’s Baker neighborhood along South Broadway. First things first: GET YOUR WRISTBAND…

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The Local Link: Bringing Colorado Bands to New Fans

Just down the street from the SpokesBUZZ headquarters, we’re pretty lucky to have the City of Fort Collins’ Lincoln Center — one of Colorado’s largest and most diverse presenters of professional theatre, dance, music, visual arts and children’s programs. They are practically our next-door neighbors, and are home to some of the finest performing arts spaces in…

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The Buzzword: Comics, Punks and Rock Bottom

It’s a big week for the mad scientists of Chemistry Club — they’ll debut the long-awaited second comic book in their Copia series, complete with a release party/show at The Gothic on Friday 7/17. “Copia: The Undertow” is resplendent with illustrations by artist Patch Silver of Clever Girl Comics: You should go to the show, if only to see…

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The Magnolia Sessions: SpokesBUZZ House Party Premiere!

Last winter, SpokesBUZZ moved our Old Town Fort Collins offices from the basement of Cohere into a historic house on Magnolia Street known as the Montezuma Fuller House. The short move not only gives us more elbow room for our growing staff, it provides us with the perfect place to entertain friends, musicians and other community members….

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SpokesBUZZ Strikes Again!

Here at SpokesBUZZ, we try to remember that fundraising starts with FUN. Luckily we are fortunate to have relationships with corporate partiers partners like New Belgium Brewing and Illegal Pete’s, organizations that know how to have a good time while at the same time being benevolent. (They just, in fact, raised $500 for SpokesBUZZ by throwing a…

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