|The Write to Rage: Songwriting Workshop with Dessa||Event||The Music District||Free|
Internationally touring rapper, writer, and social entrepreneur Dessa shares techniques and tools for effectively channeling and communicating in lyric writing.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Know that this program prioritizes women, girls, femmes, queers, trans, intersex and non-binary songwriters, MCs, lyricists, and vocalists but there is no identity policy. Let’s rage together.
Dessa is an internationally touring musician and writer who has built a career by bucking genre conventions and industry trends. As a recording artist, she’s appeared on the Billboard Top 200 charts, contributed to The Hamilton Mixtape, and co-written for a 100-voice choir. As an author, she’s been published by the New York Times and National Geographic Traveler and has served as a guest writer for the Welcome to Night Vale podcast. In 2018, Dutton Books (Penguin Random House) published her first hardcover book, a non-fiction essay collection titled, My Own Devices: True Stories from the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love.
|Fort Collins Synthesizer Enthusiasts: January Synth Meetup!||Event||The Media Library||Free|
Come get weird with the Fort Collins Synthesizer Enthusiasts at their next synth meetup!
We will be meeting in the Media Library, which is a much smaller space, so bring one synth, or a very compact rig to share. Or, just bring your sense of child-like wonder! Young and old, newbies and veterans, we can all learn from each other!
This performance will be unique as she has not played as Mirror Fears since joining the band church fire in December 2018, which has been an exciting and demanding project. She has no plans for Mirror Fears right now, but may revive it sometime in the future.
|16 Bars screening with Speech Thomas (Arrested Development)||Event||The Lyric (1209 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524)|
Don’t miss a special one-night-only screening of 16 Bars featuring a Q&A with Speech Thomas at The Lyric!
Presented in partnership with The Lyric, Washington’s, and KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins, 16 Bars is a feature-length music doc that offers a rare glimpse at the human stories — and songs — that are locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons. In a Virginia jail’s makeshift recording studio, four men collaborate on an album with Grammy-winning recording artist, Todd “Speech” Thomas, from the hip-hop group Arrested Development.
Immediately following the film, KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins presents the Music District Mic Check: A Conversation with Speech Thomas. Mic Check invites you to go behind-the-scenes and beyond the music with intimate conversations featuring your favorite musicians and industry insiders. Veteran hip hop journalist and radio DJ Kyle Eustice moderates this discussion.
Date: Wednesday, February 26