3:30pm (Friday) @ Equinox Brewing
Singer-Songwriter from Fort Collins, Colorado; Michael Kirkpatrick is a modern day minstrel with a voice that has been described as deep, earnest, swoony and powerful. Recently, Michael won the 2014 Telluride Troubadour Competition and is performing over 100 dates a year as a soloist. Original Americana, Rock and Folk combine with Michael's rich bass voice to define his timeless sound--imagine a Cat Stevens-Darrell Scott-David Bowie hybrid....
9:00pm (Friday) @ Aggie Theatre
Wasteland Hop carves a unique space into your imagination, a space where one feels the soulful pourings of Janis Joplin interlaced with the cerebral speech of Aesop Rock. This live 6 piece band designs a new, original sound via violin, guitars, drum and bass plus the potent back and forth energy between leading vocalist Steph Jay and MC Mickey Kenny. Wasteland Hop has played with Flobots, Air Dubai, Zion I, Talib Kweli and Macklemore...
The Patti Fiasco
12:00am (Saturday) @ Aggie Theatre
Jet-fueled by powerhouse front woman Alysia Kraft, The Patti Fiasco rides the edge of emotional extreme, delivering a brash yet fiercely soulful brand of rock and roll with a heavy dose of rockabilly, blues, and ballad. At times raw and volatile, and at others, sweet and lilting, the band fuses a hard-rock swagger with the two-step of its Wyoming roots. It's the attitude of Joan Jett with a Steve Earle twang, the soul and slide of Bonnie Raitt,...
Mama Lenny and the Remedy
10:00pm (Friday) @ Aggie Theatre
Let's just start with the basics. Ben and Ken saw Laniece perform in 2011 and were mesmerized by her unassuming presence and gut wrenching vocals. The three of them decided to form a band, and met over cocktails to discuss their master plan to take over the world with great songs. A buzz formed throughout the streets of Fort Collins, and folks were chomping at the bit to be a part of the magic. Kelly volunteered to be a backup singer with...
The Widow's Bane
10:00pm (Saturday) @ Aggie Theatre
The Widow's Bane sailed unhindered for three hundred years, laying to waste every ship that crossed its path while entertaining every pub in every port town in which it dropped anchor. That is, until they had the great misfortune of crossing paths with St. Gabriel and his ship, The Pale Horse. It was off the coast of Alaska where Gabe laid into The Widow's Bane with a vengeance. The Devil retreated into an abyss beneath the Bering Sea, while the...
11:00pm (Friday) @ Hodi's Half Note
A stripped down, brazen rock and roll band from Colorado, accompanied by overdriven acoustic guitars and a trap kit. Inspired by Whitman's promise to "sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world," the Yawpers have created a sound that is equal parts frenetic, earnest, and menacing, all while bringing together disparate pieces of the American musical lexicon. Though less than three years old, the Yawpers have played over 350 shows on both...
The Velvet Rope
7:00pm (Friday) @ Aggie Theatre
Super group 80's cover band.
10:30pm (Saturday) @ The Whisk(e)y
Qbala has been rockin' shows and crushing it in the Colorado music scene since 2005. Q has been competing and winning music competitions at an incredible pace, starting with the win for Westword's Music Showcase \Best Hip Hop Female Mc\ of 2012, while shortly after taking 1st place in the 2013 Colorado Music Buzz Bandwagon4 competition. 2014 is turning out to be just as successful with Qbala Music earning a spot in the new SpokesBUZZ Class of...
Pandas & People
7:00pm (Saturday) @ Aggie Theatre
9:00pm (Saturday) @ Hodi's Half Note
Inspired by late nights in Hollywood, high speed car chases, red eye flights and vintage skateboard videos, the synth-punk musings of SLOW CAVES bleed a James Dean-esque revelry that explodes into a rich baritone croon.
There's adrenaline, there's sonic vibration, there's blistering guitars and throbbing bass lines. It blends and molds together to create something visceral yet refined. It's badass. And like any crash, you just can't turn...