Here in Fort Collins, we just wrapped up FoCoMX, which is basically Christmas for the local music scene. Over the course of two nights, there were nearly 400 bands that played across 2 dozen venues in Fort Collins. Amy and the Peace Pipes were lucky enough to be selected, but in addition to playing I also had the chance to go out and do some shooting for the FoCoMA.
I ended up covering a lot of ground over the course of the night but still didn’t get to see many of the bands as I hoped. Rather than park myself at a single venue, I roamed throughout downtown and captured bands in venues of all sizes and lighting. Some made for some interesting challenges, but I’m overall pretty happy with how the images turned out.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve been out to shoot some bands, but I recently had the opportunity to catch some talented high school bands at the Downtown Artery in Fort Collins.
Cosmic Hot Sauce opened for My Dog Ate Chad, both which put on an awesome show for a packed crowd. It was a bit of the challenge to work on the extreme amount of red light that was being cast on faces, but I captured some pretty fun shots.
I’m so incredibly excited to be playing FoCoMx again this year with Amy and the Peace Pipes, this time headlining the Boot Grill on Friday Night! There are so many incredible bands taking part in this festival, and to celebrate that I wanted to share some Spotify Playlists of the bands. Whether you’ve already got your wristband, love the FoCo Music Scene, or want to check out some awesome bands, hopefully these playlists will get you excited about the upcoming weekend!
Friday Night Artists (April 22)
Friday’s Schedule at FoCoMx
Saturday Night Artists (April 23)
Saturday’s Schedule at FoCoMx
Notes (for Bands) on the Playlist
I compiled this list by manually searching for each FoCoMx artist on Spotify, then clicking on the #1 listed “Most Popular” song.
The list is roughly in the order that artists are playing throughout the day
I apologize if I could not find your band, or if I identified the wrong band (I did try to verify some of those I had doubts by looking for release info on their web site or Facebook page).
Collaboration is turned on, so please feel free to swap out your band’s song if you’d prefer
One song per band please
If you don’t have a Spotify account or can’t modify the list, Tweet at Me and I’ll be happy to fix it for your band.
Thanks for checking out the playlist! I hope you enjoy it, follow it and pass it along to other #FoCoMusic lovers.