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Musician’s Help Desk: Office HoursEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:00pm
  • Tuesday February 19 (Today)

Looking for advice to take that next step in your career? Curious about certain practices of the modern music industry? Wanna just brainstorm your next release plan? Drop in (no appointment necessary) to the Musicians Help Desk: Open Office Hours taking place every Tuesday from 5-6pm in the Media Library at The Music District. This new series, presented by FoCoMA and The Musician’s Help Desk will feature Matthew Fritz and a rotating cast of industry professionals and artists who are here to lend a hand in offering advice and answers to your burning questions.

About Matthew Fritz:
Matthew Fritz, who now serves as the Executive Director of the Fort Collins Musicians Association comes to Fort Collins with 10+ years of music business and music management experience working with notable artists such as Ben Sollee, King Cardinal, Satsang, The Last Revel, and Yonder Mountain String Band.

In addition, music attorney Jess Gries will be joining Matthew for the first session of each month to provide answers to music-related legal questions.

Jess Gries has practiced law in Fort Collins since 2000, focusing on the representation of artists, production companies, talent agencies, festivals, record labels, and other music industry players. He specializes in contract negotiation and review, entity formation (LLC’s, Corporations, etc.), intellectual property protection and licensing, risk management and special event permitting. Jess has served on the Board of Directors of SpokesBUZZ, KRFC and other local non-profits and is currently a Director at Positive Legacy, a charitable organization that organizes service projects in conjunction with international music festivals. He is a volunteer attorney with Colorado Attorneys for the Arts and a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

Groove Theory w/ CovexEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Wednesday February 20
Join us at the Music District every 3rd Wednesday of the month for Groove Theory: Producer Meetup. This month features a production masterclass from Covex.
 
Our mission is to provide a place and format for music producers of all levels to share new, original works-in-progress and to get constructive and supportive feedback from fellow producers so we can all improve our craft.
 
We encourage bringing your laptop/DAW, or recordings of your tracks.
 
Producer meetup begins at 7pm.
The masterclass begins at 8pm.
 
More about Covex:
Taking the loudest elements of life and compressing them into soothing ballads of sound takes genius musical ability, a feat Brendan Bell has accomplished with grace. Raised in Boulder and based out of Denver, Colorado, this chilled out producer has been crafting phenomenal hits for years under the alias Covex.
Originally diving into music with vocal and piano training at the age of 7, Bell has shaped his talents into a full spectrum of sonic creation, learning to produce at the young age of 13. Honing his skills behind the screen and blending production prowess with his natural knack for inventive melodies, the chilled out talent takes fans on an immersive journey of ethereal bliss and dreamy soundscapes. This rising star has found a perfect niche for himself with his signature blend of melodic production and indie influence, garnering praise on hit singles like “Ordinary Lies,” “Alone,” and lending his vocal talents to re-creations of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” and Bon Iver’s “Woods.” Bell has performed alongside names like Illenium, Jauz, Slow Magic, Haywyre, Said the Sky, Crywolf and more, not to mention back-to-back performances at Denver’s Decadence festival featuring names such as Bassnectar, Odesza and Deadmau5 among others. Receiving support from the likes of Hebinomichi, Gravitas Recordings and YourEDM plus having his remix of Ember Island’s “Can’t Feel My Face” in Illenium’s Ashes to Ashes mix series, Bell has continually garnered praise across the dance music spectrum, becoming a new force in musical ingenuity.
 
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Saja Spectacular's Love 'em or Leave 'em JamEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Thursday February 21

Join us Thursday February 21 for an all-levels open jam hosted by Saja “Spectacular” Butler on the banjo. Bring your own instrument! We will be showcasing love songs, and not-so-love songs.

All levels welcome, beginners encouraged. Bring your own instrument. Jam time is 6-8pm.

Refreshments served.

Sound ConstructionsEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Saturday February 23

Pendulum New Music @ CU Boulder and The Music District Present: Sound Constructions

The Sound Constructions Ensemble is an avant-garde sound artist collective featuring Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, Nina C. Young, and Senem Pirler. As sound and video artists, the three create expansive soundscapes that feature found objects and metal sound sculptures. Using these nontraditional objects as instruments and projections, the ensemble creates longform installation pieces. The ensemble had their debut performance at New York’s Metropolis Space last spring. Since then, they have created an installations at Montalvo Arts Center in collaboration with the Lucas Artists Residency, and have at Arts Letters & Numbers in upstate New York.

The individual members of the Sound Construction Ensemble are influenced by their varied backgrounds: sound and visual artist Pirler draws from her childhood experiences in Turkey where she spent lots of time in clubs and hearing electronic popular music. Violist-composer Lanzilotti is influenced by her indigenous heritage and the rhythmic and meditative quality of repetition. Young draws from her Russian heritage, from the spectral overtones of church bells, to speech rhythms in her native tongue. Together, their multi-cultural influences overlap in the exploration of sound.

For this performance, the ensemble will be joined by Adam Morford, founder of Morfbeats and creator of the Marvin, a metal sound sculpture that has a unique resonance because of its large bell-shaped base.

For individual bios, please visit:

http://annelanzilotti.com

http://senempirler.com

http://www.ninacyoung.com

https://www.morfbeats.com

Artists, Teachers and Teaching Artists – Everybody Wins!EventThe Music District
  • 4:00pm
  • Tuesday February 26

Musicians and artists offer an invaluable perspective that can enliven a classroom and connect to a wide cross-section of kids. Join us to learn more about the power and potential of engaging teaching artists in the classroom, how to become one (and supplement your income by sharing your knowledge) and where and how teachers can find them (to add relevance to your creative curriculum).

RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2SmdBov

https://think360arts.org
https://2mx2.com/
https://www.lineagemusic.com/

Musician’s Help Desk: ARTup Week EditionEventThe Music District
  • 5:00pm
  • Tuesday February 26
Are you a working musician looking for ways to advance your career? New technology and the digital world has many tools that can help you get exposure, sell your music, cut an album, show your videos and so much more. This special ARTup week edition of Musician’s Help Desk features a structured sessions focused on leveraging technology to advance your music career.

RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2G7rS2G

Looking for advice to take that next step in your career? Curious about certain practices of the modern music industry? Wanna just brainstorm your next release plan? Drop in (no appointment necessary) to the Musicians Help Desk: Open Office Hours taking place every Tuesday from 5-6pm in the Media Library at The Music District. This new series, presented by FoCoMA and The Musician’s Help Desk will feature Matthew Fritz and a rotating cast of industry professionals and artists who are here to lend a hand in offering advice and answers to your burning questions.

Matthew Fritz, who now serves as the Executive Director of the FoCoMA – Fort Collins Musicians Association, comes to Fort Collins with 10+ years of music business and music management experience working with notable artists such as Ben Sollee, King Cardinal, Satsang, The Last Revel, and Yonder Mountain String Band.

In addition, music attorney Jess Gries will be joining Matthew for the first session of each month to provide answers to music-related legal questions.

Jess Gries has practiced law in Fort Collins since 2000, focusing on the representation of artists, production companies, talent agencies, festivals, record labels, and other music industry players. He specializes in contract negotiation and review, entity formation (LLC’s, Corporations, etc.), intellectual property protection and licensing, risk management and special event permitting. Jess has served on the Board of Directors of SpokesBUZZ, KRFC and other local non-profits and is currently a Director at Positive Legacy, a charitable organization that organizes service projects in conjunction with international music festivals. He is a volunteer attorney with Colorado Attorneys for the Arts and a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

Sharing Your Personal Culture: Where Dance and Music IntersectEventThe Music District
  • 5:00pm
  • Wednesday February 27
Dance is a universal language… but it does have its own distinct styles. This panel discussion will explore the ways that dance and music reflect our own personal cultures and experiences while building bridges across groups. Come learn more about how dance is a powerful force in our communities and how it is positioned to be a leader in understanding.


Sound Decisions: Know Your MicrophonesEventThe Music District
  • 6:00pm
  • Thursday February 28
An open discussion exploring the differences between, and applications for, both dynamic and condenser microphones. The goal of the discussion will be to help musicians more effectively communicate with sound engineers, and improve the overall recording and or live performance experience for everyone involved.
When most people picture a microphone they probably imagine the classic Shure SM58 , or maybe an old school Unidyne, or perhaps just an unidentified bulky condenser in a high-end L.A. recording studio. In reality there are countless models of microphones with just as many applications.

RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2GaYZCT

Sonic Social: a celebration of all things music + geekeryEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 4:00pm
  • Saturday March 2

Join the Music District for Sonic Social, a party immersed in music and fandom fun, where you are invited to plug in, turn up, and geek out.

Themed to science fiction, fantasy, and video games, Sonic Social has music at its core and will feature live performances by Trash Cat, Retrofette, The Chunderfins, DJ Echo of Wire Faces, and more, as well as hands-on activities, pixel art display by Mike Manor, gameplay, out-of-this-world video projections, photo ops, cash bar, a food truck, and an interactive, challenge-filled Quest inspired by some of your favorite realms.

Costumes and/or fandom-inspired wares encouraged but not required (think Harry Potter, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, LOTR, Zelda, Adventure Time etc!)

More info and full event schedule coming soon.

Free with RSVP | All Ages | 4pm-9pm

History of Soul and R&B: Performed and Narrated by Quinn DeVeaux and BandEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Thursday March 7

Quinn DeVeaux and band perform their way through the history of Soul and R&B. Join the band as they perform and discuss the songs that pushed soul and R&B forward– from Sam Cooke, Chris Kenner, Wilson Pickett, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles to Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Kool & the Gang and many more.

Quinn DeVeaux’s music is from another time. Part past, part future. With songs that will have you whistling the next day, Quinn’s lyrics and natural tenor voice will sooth your soul and electrify your feet. Truly music for the people. Quinn DeVeaux is a world class singer and songwriter, performing with some of the R’n’B Soul legends: Kool & the Gang, Aaron Neville, Taj Mahal, War and Nashville Country legend Bobby Bare Jr. , Margot Price, Kenny Vaughn and many, many more.

Synthesizer SaturdaysEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 2:00pm
  • Saturday March 9

Fort Collins Synthesizer Enthusiasts presents Synthesizer Saturdays. Join us on Saturday, March 9th and bring a synth or two to share with the group! The afternoon will open with a performance by Curtis Paul followed by a synth show-and-tell among the group. Please bring a pair of headphones (1/4” jack preferred) for private listening. If you plan on bringing more than 2 pieces of gear, please be sure to provide your own stands, etc.

Free entry! Starts at 2pm.

Feel free to post and comment with any questions!

Saja Spectacular presents: Beginner EnsembleEventThe Music District
  • 6:00pm
  • Monday March 18

Saja Spectacular presents:
Beginner Ensemble

Cap of 8
18+
March 18 – May 6
6-8 Mondays in the Blue Room

Want to feel more confident jamming and performing with others?

This the class for you!

In this 8 week ensemble class you and 7 others with join Saja to learn the ins and outs of playing music confidently.

Students will choose 5 songs to work on, while learning the dynamics to make the song come to life. You’ll learn to take a lead vocally and instrumentally, how to build up volume and back off for soloists, learn to blend sound within the band and set up mics and learn the basics on a PA and mixer.

The last class will be our live performance in the Living Room of the Music District!

It’s a fun educational class and you’ll meet some great people to jam with.

Come join us!

This class is geared toward beginner and intermediate musicians who need experience in collaborating musically from jams to future performances.

Earlybird discount $135 till March 1st.
$160 after that

Need more info?
Contact Saja directly:
urbanmonkstudios@gmail.com

Click the link below to RSVP and pay for your spot!




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