This week’s KCSU concert calendar is brought to you by Washington’s, a premier music venue in downtown Fort Collins. For more information, visit www.washingtonsfoco.com
These concerts will be announced on 90.5 KCSU and kcsufm.com every day at 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5:30 p.m.
This calendar is also printed in The Rocky Mountain Collegian Newspaper Monday and Thursday.
Sunday, February 16th
The Fox Theatre is hosting JAUZ with Habstrakt and TYNAN at 8:30 pm.
Saturday, February 15th
The Aggie Theatre is hosting Tubby Love at 8:30pm. For those of you who seek a medicinal, conscious, reggae sound, Tubby Love and Amber Lily will be putting on a show that might speak to your higher self. For Tubby, music has been
Magic Rat Live Music is hosting Taarka at 8pm. Described as a “collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman” by San Francisco Weekly, this modern string bands draws from folk, jazz, bluegrass, and rock sounds. The husband and wife duo has been recently recognized for their songwriting skills and ability to get a crowd on their feet at various shows and music festivals.
Friday, February 14th
Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon is hosting Bart Crow at 6pm. This country artist has made an impression being featured in Country Weekly, CMT, and one of Rolling Stones “artists you need to know” list. As a former member of the US army, Bart Crow pays homage to Veterans at every show stating “Being a Veteran I will always pay homage to our brothers & sisters who heed the call to volunteer & preserve our peace & freedom….”
Washington’s is hosting Ozomatli at 7pm. variety of genres from classic to modern Latino, urban, hip-hop and other world styles. The band has earned a title from fans as the “Gods of Dance”. They perform by following their instincts, generating new concepts and foreign sounds that will keep people dancing.
The Aggie Theatre is hosting DeVotchKa at 7:30pm. DeVotchKa’s front man, Nick Urata, found new inspiration for live performances after the bands tour in 2012, stating “I was realizing how nearly anyone can sing, almost everybody has the ability, but if you want to perform for people, then you have to fight for it.” The alternative band brings that mentality to this tour, aiming to deliver a dynamic show.
Thursday, February 13th
Magic Rat Live Music is hosting Stillhouse Junkies at 7:00pm. From Durango, CO, Stillhouse junkies performs a mixture of roots, blues, funk, swing, and bluegrass music. This three piece band divides vocals among everyone and swaps instruments throughout their shows, creating their original material.
Washington’s is hosting The Lil Smokies and The Ballroom Thieves at 7:00pm. The Lil Smokies are an Americana band who are touring the music of their most recent album Tornillo. They will be joined by The Ballroom Thieves who have a more alternative rock sound that appeals to those who want to critique society, stating that “it’s impossible to ignore the inadequate state of the world” at the moment.
Hodi’s Half Note is hosting Space Force, The Painters and My Dog Ate Chad at 7:30pm. Space Force brings a unique, psychedelic funk sound with heavy spacey elements for a high energy experience. This six-piece band brings smooth grooves to get you in a happy-go-lucky mood. Feel free to swing by and dance the night away.
Wednesday, February 12th
The Lincoln Center is hosting Alex Brown Music at 7:30pm. Alex Brown is a grammy nominated pianist and composer of jazz, and more specifically latin jazz. His arrangements have been played by orchestras from all over and feature popular songs like Shake It Off by Taylor Swift.
The Fox Theatre is hosting Zach Deputy and The Girl Cous at 8pm. With the idea of always living in the moment, Zach Deputy plays a different set at each of his performances. He dubs his sound to be “island-infused, drum ‘n’ bass, gospel-ninja-soul. Deputy is a one man band who, on live music states, “music to me is about bringing people together from all walks of life and living in the moment with a joyful heart!”
Tuesday, February 11th
The Fox Theatre is hosting Brother Ali and Open Mike Eagle at 8pm. This hip hop legend brings a sense of togetherness and peace. Speaking on his latest album, All the Beauty in This Whole Life, Brother Ali says, “Every word and note of this album is intended to either reflect beauty, or expose the ugliness that blocks us from living lives of meaning.”
Monday, February 10th
Washington’s is hosting Dr. Dog and Michael Nau at 6pm. Dr. Dog is a neo psychedelic rock band specializing in their distinctive guitar riffs and DIY style. According to October Magazine, “their live shows are completely riveting, brimming with infectiously catchy choruses.” Taking inspiration from 60’s rock and fusing it with punk, folk-rock and psych pop, Dr. Dog has a sprawling discography which should make for an upbeat, dancy show.
Sunday, February 9th
St. Vrain Cidery is hosting Winter Folk at 5:00 pm. For this segment of Winter Folk, an event which spans from February 7th to March 1st, taking place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Josiah Johnson, formerly of the Head and the Heart, Heavy Diamond Ring and Caitlin Jemma will be sharing the stage. This festival highlights is a 12 day event featuring 40 artists and serving as a photography showcase.
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