Review of the 10th Annual Bohemian Nights at New West Fest – #FoCoMusic

By Tuesday, August 19, 2014 0 Permalink 0

This past weekend was New West Fest which was started to celebrate the birthday of Fort Collins. This year Fort Collins turned 150! Lookin' good for 150 FoCo! It was also the 10th annual Bohemian Nights at New West Fest, and boy was it fun! Upgrades I love the upgrades that Bohemian Nights made including using the Mountain stage for the main stage on Friday and including a secondary stage at the Library for even more rock to start the weekend off right. In addition, the stage backgrounds were amazing. Think Starry Night over Horsetooth. And when the lights came out, it made it even more magical. Friday Unfortunately I ...

I Can’t Give Up Shampoo – My Hair Is Too Greasy!

By Monday, August 18, 2014 0 Permalink 0

The most common reaction I get when I tell people that I don't use shampoo is "Your hair looks great! Can I touch it?". The second most common is "I could *never* do that, my hair is too greasy. I have to wash it every day!" When I was in college in the sorority (yup, I was a sorority girl. Ask me nicely and I'll tell you which house), I was the same way! I showered and washed my hair EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. It got too greasy to not wash daily, and this was before I discovered dry shampoo. It wasn't until after college that I discovered ...

Bohemian Nights at New West Fest 2014 – #FoCoMusic

By Wednesday, August 13, 2014 0 Permalink 0

I'm excited for yet another year of Bohemian Nights at New West Fest - and it's only a day away! This three day event starts on Friday, August 15th and rocks straight on through August 17th. Bohemian Nights is always a favorite Fort Collins festival of mine as they always have a few stages of local bands, in addition to some national headliners, and the lineup this year is just as awesome. Included in the lineup are my faves (obvi) Wiredogs! I'm excited to see my brother, Stefan, and his wife Madeline. This festival is just like a family reunion, but with good music! Monika's List of ...

Navigator – A Fun, Geeky, Addictive Video Game Set to Chemistry Club’s Music

By Thursday, July 31, 2014 0 Permalink 0

What's better than shooting a high quality music video for local bands? How about taking it to the next level and designing a mobile video game, set to your songs? That's what local band Chemistry Club is about to do! Their upcoming show with Post Paradise will aptly be held at the 1upColfax, and will be where they are releasing the video game, Navigator. After meeting Chemistry Club at Big Gig, I knew I had to learn more about them and what inspired them to create and release a video game. Yesterday I had lunch with Jeff Wiencrot and we had a long discussion about everything from ...

Natural Sunburn Remedy – Tea Tree Oil and Coconut Oil

By Tuesday, July 29, 2014 0 Permalink 0

This Summer is already going by so quickly, and I haven't spent nearly enough time enjoying the outdoors, but I have already had a pretty bad sunburn. The last day at Firefly Music Festival I got a nice little tank top sunburn (aka shoulders, arms and neck) despite repeated applications of sunscreen. It looked like it was going to blister and peel pretty bad. Of course we had a wedding coming up in just about a week - I didn't want to have peeling skin for it! (There was a random woman in the back of this photo talking on her phone, so I blurred her out ...

Where to Park at UMS (Dude, Where’s My Car?)

By Friday, July 25, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Ever walk out to where you left your car, freak out that it isn't there, only to realize you parked on a different street? Yeah, that didn't happen to me this morning. Being the responsible adults that we are, Aimee and I took a cab back to her house after the first night of the Underground Music Showcase (UMS) last night. On our way, we stopped at my car so I could grab my laptop and bag of clothes. There was a small discussion about if my car was good to leave there, and we all agreed it was. This morning, Aimee and Bryan and I go to ...

Lists, Lists and More Lists. Lists of the 2014 UMS Bands and Venues!

By Thursday, July 24, 2014 1 Permalink 0

I love lists. Whether it is daily to-do lists in my many notebooks, list of places to go, or upcoming concerts, I love making lists.

I also love making lists on Twitter. They are underused and so incredibly helpful for keeping track of people and events! For the Underground Music Showcase (starting TONIGHT!) I made a list of the bands playing each night AND all of the venues hosting these 400 bands.

Kill the Artist Hype the Trash – Wiredogs EP

By Tuesday, July 22, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Obviously I'm a little biased here as my bro is the drummer, but I absolutely love this Kickstarter video Wiredogs did for their upcoming campaign. Watch it now: Iggy Pop Did you watch the video? No? Well, there is a great story about Stefan working at Riot Fest last year and driving around Iggy Pop. While Stefan has MANY stories about Iggy Pop (buy him a drink sometime, I'm sure he will gladly tell you about his time spent driving Iggy around), I really like this one as it is the inspiration for the title of their new EP. I'd repeat the story here, but you really ...

The Underground Music Showcase (UMS) 2014 with SpokesBUZZ and FanPlan!

By Monday, July 21, 2014 2 Permalink 0

The Underground Music Showcase (also known as UMS or #UMS2014 on Twitter and Instagram) is almost upon us! I really love festival season here in Colorado that is kicked off by FoCoMX in April and continues with Denver Day of Rock, Westword Music Showcase, Big Gig, UMS, Riot Fest and I'm sure some others that I'm forgetting. UMS is no exception! Starting on Thursday, July 24th, UMS kicks off at 8pm and continues through Sunday, July 27th at midnight. There are over 400 local and national bands playing over 4 days down on Broadway in Denver at more than 20 venues. That's right 400 bands! Single day passes ...

KTCL Channel 933′s #BigGig14 Social Stats

By Sunday, July 20, 2014 1 Permalink 0

Yesterday was awesome! As I said before, I love Big Gig and have been going since before it was called Big Gig (used to be Big Adventure). While I didn't tweet much during the event, it was because I was having too much fun running between the local stage and main stage and watching the bands! Bands In case you missed the lineup for #BigGig14: Panic! At The Disco Walk The Moon Twenty One Pilots MSMR American Authors Brick+Mortar Bad Suns Magic Man Locals Stage Rumours Follow Post Paradise Chemistry Club Pandas & People Glowing House Videos Sitting in the lawn wasn't the best for video and since Aimee was in the pit taking pictures, I figured that would be better than my ...