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SpokesBUZZ Bands at UMS 2016

This weekend, we celebrate the 16th Underground Music Showcase in Denver — and our last SpokesBUZZ Day Party at The UMS :(. We hope you’ll pick up a wristband to enjoy a mindblowing four days of music in Denver’s historic Baker neighborhood, and plan to support the several SpokesBUZZ bands playing throughout the festival. Here’s a guide to…

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Summer Starts with Westword Music Showcase!

Rock Summer is here for certain, and with SpokesBUZZ bands hustling all over the state (and in many cases, the country) it’s nice when festivals bring them back together on the Front Range. One-stop-shopping for Colorado music fans! First official summer festival stop for five SpokesBUZZ bands is the Westword Music Showcase, scheduled for Saturday,…

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SpokesBUZZ Bands at FoCoMX 8!

Our favorite Fort Collins music festival is once again on the horizon! Every year, we just enjoy the heck out of FoCoMX, a two-day band extravaganza organized by the Fort Collins Musicians Association. This year’s event takes place April 22 – 23 in Fort Collins. One of the smartest things you can do is to volunteer…

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A Band Resolution for 2016: Track It!

The end of the year is nearly here, making it the perfect time for you musicians to get your ducks in a row regarding your shows — and one super-smart place to start is by resolving to carefully track your tour history. Time and time again in our SpokesBUZZ Incubator sessions, we hear music industry…

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Ring in the New Year: All Week Long!

Several SpokesBUZZ bands are bidding 2015 farewell this week: by bringing 2016 in with a bang! Enjoying live music is an enjoyable, affordable way to ring in the new year and, luckily for you music fans, there are opportunities to see amazing local music (often with some bad-ass nationally touring acts) throughout the week and weekend. Go see a show…

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The Buzzword: Sweet Release

Mid-October in SpokesBUZZ land is absolutely out of control — so many special events and new releases are on the docket this week (and next) that you all had better pace yourselves. Or don’t. You’re young and spry. You’ll be fine. Though by the end of October, Welcome to Deathville might be more than just…

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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: Alumni on Parade

Our current SpokesBUZZ bands have had a busy, busy summer. As the season (unofficially) winds down this Labor Day weekend, our alumni bands are making sure those young whippersnappers see how to send summer out properly. Here’s how it’s done: If you’re Grant Farm, you wind it up for the weekend with a Wednesday welcome…

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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 Buzzword: Fest Fest Fest Fest

Summer festival season is getting super-ripe (but not in that #StinkyDBG way — more like peaches and pines, less like rotted meat). This week sees several SpokesBUZZ bands performing at festivals around the Front Range and beyond. Go support them before you have to wear a sweater to do so. The Fest List Hot off…

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