The Aggie Theatre should be given mad props for setting up an
outstanding lineup this week. Three great shows dominate the local
scene and should lie to rest any concerns that Fort Collins is not
seeing enough quality bands touring through the area. And just as
an extra incentive, two of these three bands are Colo. natives.
That’s right … homegrown.
Friday night is a homecoming of sorts. Five years ago when many
current students (including myself) were just entering the FC music
scene there was a local band that seemed destined for stardom.
This band, On Second Thought, was truly a pleasure to watch live
and had a good funky-grassroots sound that almost everybody could
get into. However, like so many dope local groups, the band broke
up and many were disappointed to see such promising talent
But last December a press release announced a “one-time reunion
show” that was being played in Denver. The show was a huge success
and drew rave reviews from audience members. This seemed to set
into motion a chain of events that saw the reuniting of the
This Friday night will see the triumphant return of On Second
Thought at the Aggie. And, as a sign of good faith the show is free
of charge, an incredible price!
The opening band is another local act, The Mercury Project.
People tend to bitch and moan about not supporting local music and
only recognizing national stars. Well, here’s our chance to support
some of the finest local talent in the past decade, without getting
our checkbooks involved.
For those who like toying and possibly destroying their neural
cells should drop by an acid jazz show. The Greyboy All-stars who
formed in 1993 by saxophone, flute and vocal virtuoso, Karl Denson,
and drummer, Zak Najor, the band is touring in support of their
newest release, LIVE. Denson was the saxophonist in Lenny Kravitz’s
band for years and is honestly a hypnotically fantastic artist. The
group’s funky acid-jazz sound can set a groove that is easy to slip
into throughout the show. Consider this a public service
announcement for all dope-ass groove-hounds.
Finally, Wednesday sees the arrival of a Colorado native band
that has definitely made it on the national scene. Big Head Todd
and the Monsters, the trio from Columbine High School, has drawn
fans worldwide and is set to release their most recent album,
“Crimes of Passion” on Tuesday. BHTM’s most famous songs include
“Bittersweet,” “Broken-hearted Savior” and “Resignation Superman.”
Once again the Aggie Theatre hosts this show, which really should
be a must-see for any Colorado native and anybody else for that