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 and told them all about how music makes a difference in our community. And this Thursday, September 17, we’re super-excited to attend a screening and celebration of a documentary produced by Colorado State University and Rocky Mountain PBS called How A Place Matters — which happens to feature our beloved alumni Post Paradise.
Our bands are also all over the place — in a good way! — in the coming weeks (including in The Blasting Room to record the next SpokesBUZZ compilation CD, woohoo!)
This week, we’ve got the Front Range fairly well covered:
- If you’re in Fort Collins tonight (Wednesday, September 16) Eldren takes you on a little trip (perhaps to Deathville!) as they open for The Bright Light Social Hour at Hodi’s.
- It’s a SpokesBUZZ band doubleheader in Denver as American Blackout joins iZCALLi at the Moon Room at Summit Music Hall on Saturday, September 19. Pick up pre-sales tickets today!
- Gasoline Lollipops has back-to-back shows on Friday, September 18 (at The Gold Hill Inn in Boulder) and Saturday, September 19 (at Nederland Miners’ Days and Oktoberfest).
- The elusive Wire Faces makes their first appearance at the Downtown Artery venue during an instrument drive and benefit for Blue Star Connection on Sunday, September 20.
- Oh, and if you didn’t see it: The Yawpers are … EVERYWHERE this week. Via a nifty little article in Rolling Stone. Real proud of ’em.
On The Horizon
- Never content to stay put for long, Red Fox Run and Slow Caves are getting ready to head to the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC in October, where they’ll play at the Holy Underground showcase (go #COmusic!). To help fund their trip they’ll be playing a show together at Hodi’s Halfnote on Friday, September 25. Go send them off and wish them well, and help put a little gas in the tour tanks!
- A full season of fantastic music is ahead at The Lincoln Center with The Local Link, and discounted season tickets are available now. Get yours, and enjoy a complimentary Odell Brewing Co. beer with each of the five upcoming shows throughout the series!