SpokesBUZZ Blog

Promoting the Global Visibility of Fort Collins Sound and Culture.

SpokesBUZZ Says Goodbye

Dear Fans, Bands and Friends, Sad news: effective September 1, 2016, SpokesBUZZ will be ceasing operations. Despite our best efforts, and the love and support of people like you, we no longer have the financial resources required to carry out our mission and sustain the organization into the future. We wanted you to hear it…

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High Fives and Hugs for our SpokesBUZZ Graduates

We spent some time celebrating our graduating SpokesBUZZ bands at the beautifully renovated New Belgium Brewing last week — thanks for your continued support NBB! As always, there was an abundance of laughter, a few happy tears, and of course, music (courtesy of SpokesBUZZ sophomore band Grim&Darling). A video posted by SpokesBUZZ (@spokesbuzz) on May 20, 2016 at…

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Meet the SpokesBUZZ Class of 2017!

Suspense is overrated, so let’s get right to it, shall we? It is our great pleasure to welcome the following bands to our incubator program as part of the SpokesBUZZ Class of 2017: Altas Holly Lovell Last Call Romance Moon Frog One Flew West Silver & Gold These amazing artists will join their SpokesBUZZ brothers and…

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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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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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How Does SpokesBUZZ Get Its Funding?

Given that this is the eve of Colorado Gives Day (a statewide movement created to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado), and we’ll be asking our supporters to consider making a donation to SpokesBUZZ, we thought it might be interesting to take a look at where our funding has come from so far in 2015. So…

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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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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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