Many students will be enjoying Spring Break, going crazy and
reveling in the chaotic unions of two-or possibly several-bodies,
while the local band Plan B. will be doing the same here in
Colorado, only in a different context.
Dust off the moshing shoes and therapists be prepared … Plan
B. and their “anger-influenced” rock will be touring through the
state during all of break.
Fort Collins is blessed with an extraordinary amount of talented
musicians. Plan B. is one of the many bands trying to separate
themselves from the mass of musical groups, taking steps to
diversify both their music and their fans.
“This Spring Break mini-tour will be good for getting more
people interested in our band,” said Dave Curtis, a senior English
major, and vocalist for Plan B. “We depend heavily on word-of-mouth
to get people interested. I know that I wouldn’t go to see a show
just because of a flier I saw. You have to hear good things about
the band from other people. That’s what we’re trying to do with
Plan B. performed a free acoustic show last Friday at Everyday
Joe’s, a local coffee shop, but won’t be performing in Fort Collins
again until early April, due to the band’s busy tour schedule.
The tour will last through Spring Break and stops in numerous
Colorado towns, including another free acoustic set in Loveland on
“Playing acoustic shows is great because it’s a new sound for
us,” said Mickey Dollar, a senior music major, and lead guitarist
of the band. “We try to be eclectic with our sound but our regular
shows are pretty heavy. It gets crazy because we’re all running
around and bumping into each other. There’s a lot of energy in our
audience and our music.”
Plan B. describes its sound as “emotionally-immersive hardcore”
and has been compared to bands such as Korn and 311.
Free samples of their music are available on their Web site,
www.planbass.com, along with pictures, show times and bios.
But there’s also the possibility of learning about the band by
bumping into them on campus as Plan B. has three members enrolled
here at CSU.
“We love it here,” Dollar said. “This is where we have our
biggest fan base and our live shows in Fort Collins are where it’s
at. There’s more intensity when we play up here as opposed to shows
in other towns because this is our home and the crowd knows our
After playing together for around two years, the group has
become very familiar with the local music scene.
“There are so many good bands up here,” Dollar said. “It helps
to keep us motivated. Plus, we’re friends with most of the other
bands that we’ve played with and everyone supports each other.”
As for making a name for themselves, Plan B.’s plan is
“We’ve got to just keep playing and promoting,” Curtis said.
“Perseverance is one of the main demands of this industry. We know
what we’re capable of and we’ve set our watch by those goals. Every
show is us giving it our all. I leave every night out of
Date: March 14 – Sunday
Venue: No Excuses
City: Arvada, CO.
Date: March 17 – Wednesday
Venue: One Leg Johnny’s Bar & Grill
City: Federal Heights, CO.
Date: March 18 – Thursday
Venue: Java Lounge
City: Loveland, CO.
Date: March 21 – Sunday
Venue: Iliff Park Saloon
City: Aurora, CO.