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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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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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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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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: 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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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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The Buzzword: Head for the High Country!

Compared to how busy the bands have been in the past month, there is a little bit of a lull in the performance schedule this week — we suspect it has to do with preparation for a couple of big upcoming festivals in the next few weeks of August (including Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest August 14 – 16…

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