With summer in full swing and restrictions going out the window, Colorado has had a continuous influx of incredible entertainment, with many artists selecting the Rocky Mountains for their tour openers and album release parties. Friday saw this theme continued at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins with the talented souls of Rachael & Vilray employing the intimate venue to kick off their summer tour.
Tab Benoit packed the house last night and boy was he happy to be playing live music. The Fort Collins crowd welcomed him and his band with open arms and hearts. When Tab is not melting your face with his guitar and vocals you can usually find him behind the drum kit, yup he is multi-instrumental. He is not just a drummer he plays the drums with energy and power.
Z2 Entertainment venues–the Boulder Theater and Fox Theatre in Boulder and the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins–have each launched Recovery Funds to help weather the financial storm the global pandemic has brought upon independent music venues across the nation. Unable to hold concerts for the past four months, Z2 Entertainment has been unable to accrue any income.
The Aggie Theatre and the home town crowd of Fort Collins welcomed the second show of Dead Floyd’s Shine On Your Crazy Fingers Tour with open arms last night. The guests were treated to support acts All Night Train (Allman Brothers Tribute) and the Night Shades (Funk and Rock). Soon after the two opening acts completed their sets, Dead Floyd took the stage and never gave it back. From the opening notes of Help On The Way, the evening vibe was set.
Last Thursday, the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, Colorado became ground zero for Marco Benevento’s winter tour and the beginning of a three-night run through The Centennial State. Backed by the usual suspects Karina Rykman on bass and Dave Butler on drums, the trio delivered a 90-minute set of tunes pulled from each of Benevento’s solo releases.
Last Thursday, the Connecticut-based quartet Goose found its way back to the familiar nesting grounds of Fort Collins, Colorado and the Aggie Theatre. Playing to over 300 patrons, the band and its loyal flock took flight for two sets and nearly three hours of originals, covers, and enough improvised jam in between to suspend the belief that human flight is impossible.
Historically, Legend is born out of greatness but rarely does greatness follow legend and the saga of The High Hawks is one such lore that has only just begun. The namesake is said to be inspired by a journey to a sacred space by a lone traveler who summits a mountainous apex whereupon, prepared to take part in the herbal sacrament, is met by a bird-of-prey on soaring wing who relieves this seeker of his cerebral transport, leaving him alone to reflect on the arcane and to derive meaning and his role in this experience.