UPCOMING EVENTS

Live Music: Bruce Forman

6pm-8pm | $12 GA, Free for Lyric Members

"Bruce Forman is one of the great lights of our age.” Barney Kessel, Jazz Times

A hectic touring schedule; eighteen recordings as a leader, including his newest release, Junkyard Duo; countless sideman recordings including Ray Brown, Bobby Hutcherson, Roger Kellaway; soundtrack performances on three of Clint Eastwood’s distinguished films—most notably Academy Award-winning Million Dollar Baby; producer, arranger, acclaimed educator, in residence at USC’s Studio/Jazz Guitar Dept., when does Bruce Forman rest?

Deep immersion in American culture inspires Forman to contribute to the traditions that he drew from. Formanism (his trio project); original works like The Red Guitar; his popular podcast with Scott Henderson, GuitarWank; Cow Bop and the “road challenges” down historic byways like Route 66; JazzMasters Workshop; his newest project: Junkyard Duo…these are only the latest answers to the endless question that underlies Bruce Forman’s creativity. His music and life reflect every step of his journey, and demonstrate the awareness of an artist who’s very much at home in the world, and at the top of his form.

The Red Guitar is serious one-man theater, incorporating great musical virtuosity and storytelling skills to explore the obsessive demands that music places on its truest followers. Junkyard Duo, scavenging music from the edge of sound, uses an unusual sonic landscape to create a rich and exciting musical palette…hobo chic at it’s most utmost. And though he can shred bebop at blistering tempos with the best of ‘em, he is no urban snob. Cow Bop, Forman’s unique “western bebop” band, hit four separate charts with its CDs, Swingin’ Out West, Route 66, Too Hick for the Room and Cowlifornia Swing. Having won the Route 66 Challenge three times with Cow Bop, he created a linear music festival in 2013, establishing a new paradigm for touring and the use of social media, which included a collaborative mentoring model for young musicians.

Bruce Forman’s life and musical journey provide an American saga that is still in full swing. His Texas origins, his early career in San Francisco and New York, and his years on the road, all contribute to the unique and highly personal vision that he demonstrates today.

Live Music: Bruce Forman

6pm-8pm | $12 GA, Free for Lyric Members

"Bruce Forman is one of the great lights of our age.” Barney Kessel, Jazz Times

A hectic touring schedule; eighteen recordings as a leader, including his newest release, Junkyard Duo; countless sideman recordings including Ray Brown, Bobby Hutcherson, Roger Kellaway; soundtrack performances on three of Clint Eastwood’s distinguished films—most notably Academy Award-winning Million Dollar Baby; producer, arranger, acclaimed educator, in residence at USC’s Studio/Jazz Guitar Dept., when does Bruce Forman rest?

Deep immersion in American culture inspires Forman to contribute to the traditions that he drew from. Formanism (his trio project); original works like The Red Guitar; his popular podcast with Scott Henderson, GuitarWank; Cow Bop and the “road challenges” down historic byways like Route 66; JazzMasters Workshop; his newest project: Junkyard Duo…these are only the latest answers to the endless question that underlies Bruce Forman’s creativity. His music and life reflect every step of his journey, and demonstrate the awareness of an artist who’s very much at home in the world, and at the top of his form.

The Red Guitar is serious one-man theater, incorporating great musical virtuosity and storytelling skills to explore the obsessive demands that music places on its truest followers. Junkyard Duo, scavenging music from the edge of sound, uses an unusual sonic landscape to create a rich and exciting musical palette…hobo chic at it’s most utmost. And though he can shred bebop at blistering tempos with the best of ‘em, he is no urban snob. Cow Bop, Forman’s unique “western bebop” band, hit four separate charts with its CDs, Swingin’ Out West, Route 66, Too Hick for the Room and Cowlifornia Swing. Having won the Route 66 Challenge three times with Cow Bop, he created a linear music festival in 2013, establishing a new paradigm for touring and the use of social media, which included a collaborative mentoring model for young musicians.

Bruce Forman’s life and musical journey provide an American saga that is still in full swing. His Texas origins, his early career in San Francisco and New York, and his years on the road, all contribute to the unique and highly personal vision that he demonstrates today.
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Live Music: Cool Hand Juke

May's Music Lineup:

5/7 - Pipin’ Hot // Lucid Blues Trio - 6 PM - FREE
5/8 - Danno Simpson - 2 PM - FREE
5/9 - Jared Janzen // Tyler Rennix - 3 PM - $10
5/14 - Headfirst 6 PM - FREE
5/15 - High Plains Blues Fundraiser - Price TBD
5/16 - The Kitty Project // Rob Solo 2 PM - FREE
5/21 - Black Moon Howl // Spinster - 7 PM - $15 (Indoors record release)
5/22 - Cool Hand Juke - 2 PM - FREE
5/23 - Cowboys Dead - 2 PM - $10
5/28 - Hagdaba - 6 PM - FREE
5/30 - Chris Murray - 2 PM - FREE
5/30 - Vive Latino Concert Series - $10
5/31 - Shtonk Brass // Space Force - 2 PM - $10

Live Music: Cool Hand Juke

May's Music Lineup:

5/7 - Pipin’ Hot // Lucid Blues Trio - 6 PM - FREE
5/8 - Danno Simpson - 2 PM - FREE
5/9 - Jared Janzen // Tyler Rennix - 3 PM - $10
5/14 - Headfirst 6 PM - FREE
5/15 - High Plains Blues Fundraiser - Price TBD
5/16 - The Kitty Project // Rob Solo 2 PM - FREE
5/21 - Black Moon Howl // Spinster - 7 PM - $15 (Indoors record release)
5/22 - Cool Hand Juke - 2 PM - FREE
5/23 - Cowboys Dead - 2 PM - $10
5/28 - Hagdaba - 6 PM - FREE
5/30 - Chris Murray - 2 PM - FREE
5/30 - Vive Latino Concert Series - $10
5/31 - Shtonk Brass // Space Force - 2 PM - $10
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Live Music: Cowboys Dead

May's Music Lineup:

5/7 - Pipin’ Hot // Lucid Blues Trio - 6 PM - FREE
5/8 - Danno Simpson - 2 PM - FREE
5/9 - Jared Janzen // Tyler Rennix - 3 PM - $10
5/14 - Headfirst 6 PM - FREE
5/15 - High Plains Blues Fundraiser - Price TBD
5/16 - The Kitty Project // Rob Solo 2 PM - FREE
5/21 - Black Moon Howl // Spinster - 7 PM - $15 (Indoors record release)
5/22 - Cool Hand Juke - 2 PM - FREE
5/23 - Cowboys Dead - 2 PM - $10
5/28 - Hagdaba - 6 PM - FREE
5/30 - Chris Murray - 2 PM - FREE
5/30 - Vive Latino Concert Series - $10
5/31 - Shtonk Brass // Space Force - 2 PM - $10

Live Music: Cowboys Dead

May's Music Lineup:

5/7 - Pipin’ Hot // Lucid Blues Trio - 6 PM - FREE
5/8 - Danno Simpson - 2 PM - FREE
5/9 - Jared Janzen // Tyler Rennix - 3 PM - $10
5/14 - Headfirst 6 PM - FREE
5/15 - High Plains Blues Fundraiser - Price TBD
5/16 - The Kitty Project // Rob Solo 2 PM - FREE
5/21 - Black Moon Howl // Spinster - 7 PM - $15 (Indoors record release)
5/22 - Cool Hand Juke - 2 PM - FREE
5/23 - Cowboys Dead - 2 PM - $10
5/28 - Hagdaba - 6 PM - FREE
5/30 - Chris Murray - 2 PM - FREE
5/30 - Vive Latino Concert Series - $10
5/31 - Shtonk Brass // Space Force - 2 PM - $10
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Live Music: Hadgaba

Get ready to move your body! Hadgaba brings the Balkan dance party to the Rocky Mountains.

Live Music: Hadgaba

Get ready to move your body! Hadgaba brings the Balkan dance party to the Rocky Mountains.
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Nightshades w/ Cactus Cat

$10 General Admission | Free for Lyric Members

The Nightshades’ emergence in the Fort Collins Music scene has been similar to their music: smooth, driving, and precise. Five of the six met in Downtown Artery’s Make More Music Battle, 3 of whom were part of the winning band. Since officially forming in April of 2018, they’ve attracted the attention of many.

All six technically proficient players bring a unique musical taste to the group. The Nightshades blend the sounds of hard rock, metal, jazz, western, and reggae under a large funk rock umbrella. The group takes pride in creating an environment that urges people to shake their bodies. Putting strong intention on the art of composition, the band has given great attention and nuance to each song. Catch them while you can!

Cactus Cat is a mellow, weaving, surf-tinged, psychedelic ride. Featuring lush vocals, dreamy guitar, a tight rhythm section, and helmed by an unhinged pedal-heavy saxophonist who frequently picks up an electric ukulele, expect danceable grooves, instrumental adventures, and thoughtful lyrics.

Occasionally departing from self-contained bops to expansive effects-laden jams before snapping sharply back into focus, Cactus Cat always lands on its feet. Oh, and watch out for the spikes.

Nightshades w/ Cactus Cat

$10 General Admission | Free for Lyric Members

The Nightshades’ emergence in the Fort Collins Music scene has been similar to their music: smooth, driving, and precise. Five of the six met in Downtown Artery’s Make More Music Battle, 3 of whom were part of the winning band. Since officially forming in April of 2018, they’ve attracted the attention of many.

All six technically proficient players bring a unique musical taste to the group. The Nightshades blend the sounds of hard rock, metal, jazz, western, and reggae under a large funk rock umbrella. The group takes pride in creating an environment that urges people to shake their bodies. Putting strong intention on the art of composition, the band has given great attention and nuance to each song. Catch them while you can!

Cactus Cat is a mellow, weaving, surf-tinged, psychedelic ride. Featuring lush vocals, dreamy guitar, a tight rhythm section, and helmed by an unhinged pedal-heavy saxophonist who frequently picks up an electric ukulele, expect danceable grooves, instrumental adventures, and thoughtful lyrics.

Occasionally departing from self-contained bops to expansive effects-laden jams before snapping sharply back into focus, Cactus Cat always lands on its feet. Oh, and watch out for the spikes.
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{Symptoms May Include} Shortness of Breath

Double short film presentation starting at 7:30pm, Saturday May 22nd. Presented by Slyfox Films.

Encore presentation of the award-winning short film “Maggie,” starring Calista Masters, Marc Brown and Luz Lescano. Directed by Ben Hess. Written by Ben Hess and Shad Rhoades.

Maggie is a short film about a young woman hoping to find what it takes in herself to escape a life of prostitution.

Followed by the premiere of “{Symptoms May Include} Shortness of Breath,” starring Patrick Call, Chloé Colleen and Mikandrew. Written and directed by Ben Hess.

{Symptoms May Include} Shortness of Breath is the brand new short film by Slyfox Films. Gary and Connie meet one night in a hotel bar. They learn decisions can have consequences that reveal the darkness that lives in all of us, and sends them past the point of no return.

A portion of proceeds will benefit a local non-profit organization helping the survivors of human trafficking.

{Symptoms May Include} Shortness of Breath

Double short film presentation starting at 7:30pm, Saturday May 22nd. Presented by Slyfox Films.

Encore presentation of the award-winning short film “Maggie,” starring Calista Masters, Marc Brown and Luz Lescano. Directed by Ben Hess. Written by Ben Hess and Shad Rhoades.

Maggie is a short film about a young woman hoping to find what it takes in herself to escape a life of prostitution.

Followed by the premiere of “{Symptoms May Include} Shortness of Breath,” starring Patrick Call, Chloé Colleen and Mikandrew. Written and directed by Ben Hess.

{Symptoms May Include} Shortness of Breath is the brand new short film by Slyfox Films. Gary and Connie meet one night in a hotel bar. They learn decisions can have consequences that reveal the darkness that lives in all of us, and sends them past the point of no return.

A portion of proceeds will benefit a local non-profit organization helping the survivors of human trafficking.
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