Check, check one, check one, two. Is this thing on?
Holla if you can here me FC, and welcome back! Hopefully
everybody got a chance to enjoy the blockbuster week that was
Spring Break, which from now on will be referred to as “The Love
Below.” School is back but never fear, this weekend holds the
potential for some young, homegrown, reestablished, hometown heroes
and one sweet supergroup.
Down in Denver there stands The Molly Brown House Museum.
According to its Web site, Margaret Tobin Brown lived at that
residence for many years and it has since become a historical
hotspot as an enduring symbol of the Victorian era and the city of
Denver (hotspot being relative to interpretation).
Margaret Tobin Brown is most famous for not only surviving the
infamous wreck of the Titanic but also helping row the lifeboat to
safety. On top of that, she then helped raise money for the other
survivors. After this incident she came to be known as the
“Unsinkable” Molly Brown.
By now many of you have to be wondering what in the world is
going on with this music column. I mean, what does this story
really have to do with local talent?
Fort Collins High School has produced a band with many of the
same characteristics as this famous woman including inner drive
and, well, hopefully longevity. And if they have any of the good
fortune that befell the late Ms. Brown then they should be afloat
for quite some time.
This band, also known as Unsinkable Molly Brown, deserves some
attention and will get a chance to showcase their skills Friday
night at the theater at the Northside Aztlan Community Center
located at 122 Willow St., right by Old Fort Collins Heritage
Saturday night, one of the best local talents to see live, On
Second Thought, perform at Herman’s Hideaway in Denver. This band
has just recently begun performing again and is working on a new
album. If you missed them last time at the Aggie, this is another
opportunity to see a great show and support local musicians.
When the Napster issue was huge and musicians were rallying
against free downloads, there were a few bands who really looked
bad. Metallica was at the forefront of that group, as the
international superstars spoke out against the injustice that was
being done. The multimillionaires cried out against the pirating of
music and complained that a horrible disservice was being done. The
hard rockers looked like little babies with Lars Ulrich sucking his
However, they still are one of the sweetest hard-rock bands in
history. Growing up listening to “Enter Sandman” and seeing a semi
truck crush the kid’s bed in the video right before he got out of
the way was awesome. Despite the Napster fluff the guys still know
how to rock … even Lars. Watch them work their magic at the Pepsi
Center Wednesday with openers Godsmack.
Holla back now.