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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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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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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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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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SpokesBUZZ Bands at Bohemian Nights

The unofficial end of summer arrives this weekend, with Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, a three-day FREE music extravaganza in Downtown Fort Collins. This annual event was once intended to be Fort Collins’ birthday party, and while it’s hard to find mention of that these days, we still intend to celebrate. And eat cake. Possibly constructed…

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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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