Monday morning … usually my weekly playlist update etc. Today is the day AFTER the biggest weekend of the summer for me, and what really is the culmination of my “year.” There are no more festival events for me this year, as there has been in years past.
There was bittersweet news that came out of this year’s event. The Aggie was sold, and long time Aggie sound engineer Dean Curtis wound up in the hospital dealing with unannounced medical issues.
In a FB post Friday night, Adam Stroul posted: “It’s a historic day for Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, my partners and I can finally announce to the public that we have purchased the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins. A ton of respect goes out to my good friend Scoo Leary who kept the Fort Collins music scene alive for years and years, from the Starlight to the Aggie, and has now passed the torch on to us. Fort Collins, we’re going to bring more of that Cervantes flavor to this great city than ever before.”
Reviews on the street from musicians I spoke with were mixed, as with any major change. I’ve known Scoo for as long as I can recall now … his history in the FoCo music scene goes back at least to the late 80s. He’s always been an ardent supporter of our scene, and whatever he moves onto, I wish him well. Sources close to the deal say that there’s new sound equipment moving in, and an interior upgrade. That’ll be very good as the house p.a. currently in play is pretty well worn out and out of date.
What’s not known today is the direction that Adam and Scott and the team will move Fort Collins, and if they’ll continue the high level of support for Fort Collins bands that we’ve enjoyed the past 13 years.
Also on Friday night the 14th, I received word that Dubskin would not be able to perform this year because their bass player, Dean Curtis, had been hospitalized. Dubskin posted “We regretfully announce that due to an unforeseen medical emergency we will be canceling our next 2 shows at New West Fest on Sunday Aug 16th & at Hideaway Park in Winter Park on Thursday Aug 20th. Send prayers up for a speedy recovery to bassist Dean Curtis while he deals with a private medical condition and DubSkin will see you soon. Respectfully- DubSkin” Dean is very well known around Fort Collins. I most recently saw him when he did monitors for our show at the Mishawaka last week. Nothin’ but love from goat and the family.
News broke on Monday that Megan Burtt signed with Sweetwine who also reps Euforquestra and Trout Steak Revival among other Colorado and non-Colorado acts …
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene turned in a blistering set — literally — on the Mountain Ave stage at Bohemian Nights this weekend. It had to have hit 105 on the stage under a typically intense blast of late afternoon sun since the stage faces west. Looking forward to doing a show with them in Fort Collins at Avogadro’s Number September 13.
The Colorado Sound Live365 –
ADDED AUG 15 2015
(M) – mornings
(P) – afternoons
(N) – nights
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band – Missing – Born To Love the Blues (M,P)
Finders and Youngberg – She Wants to Eat the Moon – Eat the Moon (M)
Ian Cooke – Epilogue – Antiquasauria (M,P)
Instant Empire – Balloons – Lamplight Lost (N)
Instant Empire – Zoo Lions – Lamplight Lost (N)
Kid Astronaut – Elevate – single (P, N)
Megan Burtt – Fast As I Go – The Bargain (M,P)
Megan Burtt – In A Minute – The Bargain (M,P)
Megan Burtt – The Bargain – The Bargain (M,P)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – I Need Never Get Old – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (M,P)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – S.O.B. – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (M,P,N)
Red Fox Run – I Am A Fox (radio edit) – Red Fox Run (N)
Red Fox Run – Roller Coaster – Red Fox Run (N)
Shaley Scott – Style – Rescue Me (M,P)
Symbols – Alone – Smile (M,P)
The Burroughs – Anna – Sweaty Greeley Soul (M,P)
The Burroughs – My Shining Star – Sweaty Greeley Soul (M,P)
Young Ancients – Going Back to Tulsa (Tulsa) – Fishstory (M,P)
Young Ancients – Nobody Loves You (the Way I Do) – Fishstory (M,P)