Meet Bevin Luna: Hey Neighbor!

Every month we like to feature one of our supporting neighbor bands. This month we dig in with Bevin Luna!

Bevin Luna

How long has Bevin Luna been a band, and what made you decide to seek out shared rehearsal space for band practice?

Bevin started playing solo shows in Denver in 2005, and then in 2008 she started persuading her brother, Gabe Luna, to play with her from time to time as a duo project. At the time, Gabe played drums and Bevin sang vox and played guitar. Since then, there have been a rotating cast of characters in the band at the shows. We decided to seek out shared rehearsal space simply because of the convenience of a backline and Fort Collins noise ordinance regulations were getting us into some neighborly conflicts.

What is your favorite part about rehearsing at Bandwidth?

The location is excellent, it’s easy to reserve times in the space, and the staff have always been extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful!!

What do you do for work … and play?

We work in a variety of places ranging from being a delivery driver for 2 restaurants, a safety and health consultant, a bartender, and a manufacturing guru. For play? Oh yes, we have all of the fun taking photos, playing music with friends, going to see live music shows, playing at Blues Jam, roller skating, searching yard sales and flea markets for records, listening to records, running, fishing, going to Fort Fun, traveling, bird-watching, camping, riding bikes, building forts, hiking, crafting friendships, cooking things, writing things, laughing at everything, oh and playing on the Poudre river.

What makes your band unique?

A blend of different styles; Rock, Punk, Garage, Blues, Roots music and Country.

 

 

Who are the members of your band (and what instruments do they each play)?

Bevin Luna vox and rhythm guitar, Gabe Luna lead guitar, Mitch Clark bass guitar, Steve Hartman drums

How did you meet?

Gabe and Mitch met at Bevin Luna’s house. Then Steve, Gabe and Mitch were introduced at Cohere Bandwidth Rock Solid Rehearsal Space!

Are there any other local bands that you find inspiring?

Yep, Serpentfoot, Porlolo, Senorita Sometimes, Mirror Fields, A.M. Pleasure Assassins, Whippoorwill, Dee Tyler, Elway, Sour Boy Bitter Girl, Magic Cyclops, Qbala, Mosey West, The Patti Fiasco, The Swashbuckling Doctors, Matt Skinner Band, Maxwell Mud, Wire Faces, Victim Culture, In the Whale, Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams, The Waylon Willies, Monofog, Matson Jones, and so many more!!!!!

Current soundtrack to a day in your life — (what band(s)/song(s) you’re listening to, local or otherwise?

Blotted Science, Pelican, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bonobo, Toadies, A.A. Bondy, QotSA, Guns N’ Roses, Sylvan Esso, White Lung, Beck,The Hives, The Lost Sounds, Drive By-Truckers, AC/DC, Ali Farka Toure, Orchestra Baobab, Deadboy and the Elephantmen, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Priest, Hector Lavoe, Scorpions, R.L. Burnside, Nina Simone, Deep Purple, Diplo, Freak Nasty, Metallica, Hendrix (aka Jimi sh*t, Jimi sh*t, Jimi sh*t!)

Any goals you’re working toward as a band?

Releasing quality recordings, playing gigs more often, rehearsing so we sound more professional. It’d be fun to work on more crowd interaction at the shows and add more backing vocals to the tunes. Ultimately, we want to have fun doing what we love and that’s creating and playing music.

What’s the most important thing you accomplish at band practice?

Getting through songs without any mistakes, playing them the same way twice, watching for visual cues for breaks, deciding on a setlist order (only for Bevin to throw it out the window once the show starts), breaking drum sticks, bouncing around ideas for different arrangements of the songs, getting out of the rehearsal space in time for the next band to start 🙂

Where can people find Bevin Luna music?

iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Youtube, Bandcamp, Sound Cloud

Having Trouble Booking Your Band in Fort Collins?

How are those other bands getting those sweet gigs at venues in Fort Collins?

Take a moment to think about how you contact booking agents.  An informal approach only makes sense if you already have a relationship with that person.

When making a cold contact to inquire about a show, make sure your email is clear, professional, and contains all the information a booking agent might need.  It is not their job to research bands, and they probably won’t look you up if you don’t include links.

Here, we’ve provided a sample booking inquiry.  We recommend that you don’t use this as “fill in the blank” form, but try to customize it in a way that makes sense for your band.  Keep it on hand to use as a template so you can quickly submit your band for opening slots as soon a show is announced.

Hi (VENUE or BOOKING AGENT or ANOTHER BAND),

I would like to submit my band as support for (SHOW) on (DATE).

(BAND NAME) is a (# OF MEMBERS) piece (GENRE) band, based out of (TOWN).  We have released (#) albums, and played (List venues, festivals, and notable supporting slots), and gathered a loyal following locally.  We actively market every show we play, and will help pack the house!

Feel free to add a more personal note, but remember the object is to convey your value.

Official Website:

LINK

Facebook:

LINK

Youtube:

LINK

Thank you for your consideration!

Best regards,

NAME

BAND

A cool press photo at the bottom can help grab attention.

3 Ways to Enjoy FoCoMX 2016

FoCoMX is near! Here are THREE ways to enjoy it on April 22nd and 23rd: low stress/easy, medium difficulty, and early bird/can’t stay out late.

Low Stress/Easy. Julie is an 8 year veteran of FoCoMX. If she tells you to park your ass somewhere for the best lineup without the hustle, you listen!

Friday: Park yo’self at Hodi’s.

Saturday: Snag a bench at The Aggie. Easy peasy.

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Chieftain

Medium Difficulty/Genre Smorgasbord. Angel doesn’t get out much after dark so naturally, she’ll try to do ALL THE THINGS. Efficiency is queen in her world. Tag along on her schedule**:

Friday
4:30pm
Equinox Brewing | All Ages
Matt Mahern
Singer-Songwriter

5:30pm
Downtown Artery | All Ages
Emma Marie w/ Benji Smith
Singer-Songwriter

5:45pm
Illegal Pete’s | All Ages
The Little Black Bottles
Indie-Alternative

7:00pm
Illegal Pete’s | All Ages
Shaley Scott
Rock-Pop

8:30pm
Hodi’s Half Note | All Ages
Shatterproof
Rock-Pop

10:00pm
Lyric Cinema Cafe (Theatre) | All Ages
ComBATILLAC
Metal-Punk-Hardcore

12:00am
Aggie Theatre | All Ages
The Patti Fiasco
Country-Bluegrass-Americana

Saturday
2:00pm
Illegal Pete’s | All Ages
Paradox
Rock-Pop

5:30pm
Downtown Artery | All Ages
Senorita Sometimes
Rock-Pop

7:00pm
Blue Skies Winery | All Ages
Elyse Miller
Singer-Songwriter

8:00pm
The Whisk(e)y | 21+
Chieftain
Metal-Punk-Hardcore

8:30pm (literally couldn’t decide between these two)
Hodi’s Half Note | All Ages
Eldren
TBA

Surfside 7 | 21+
Serpentfoot
Rock-Pop

10:30pm
Tap N Handle | 21+
Cool Hand Juke
R&B-Soul-Funk

11:00pm
Lyric Cinema Cafe (Theatre) | All Ages
I Am the Owl
Metal-Punk-Hardcore

11:45pm
Downtown Artery | All Ages
Wire Faces
Rock-Pop

**build your own schedule by creating an account at http://focomx.focoma.org/.

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Wire Faces

Early Birds/Can’t Stay Out Late: Go to the Whisk(e)y on Saturday from 4:00-6:00p. You’re guaranteed to see LOTS of surprise musicians joining DJ Alf on stage. You’ll be wrapped up in time to grab an early dinner and head home.

Fort Collins: 7 Days of Rockin’ Christmas Videos

No matter if your holiday travels take you out of Fort Collins or shuffling to your couch in bunny slippers, we’ve put together some of our all-time favorite Christmas music videos to help you pass the time, avoid your family or bring you cheer. Come January, bring your band to Cohere Bandwidth, your rock solid rehearsal space!

The 12 Beers of Christmas

River Bottom Nightmare Band

Bing Crosby & David Bowie Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy 1977

Taylor Swift Last Christmas

SHEL Sleigh Ride

Holiday Road Cover by Shane Zweygardt & Alana Rolfe

Muppet Christmas Carol: Marley and Marley

Bonus Song: Carol of the Bells by Post Paradise

Bonus 8th Video: Josie Carey and Fred Rogers (on Organ and Piano) “I Know It’s Time for Christmas”

This Week in Music December 6th-12th

This Week in Music is out! Notable: Surfside 7 is finally open on Linden Street! Wahoooo!!!

This Week in Music Nov. 21st-28th: Fort Collins

This Week in Music Nov. 21-28: Fort Collins

This Week in Music Nov. 15th-21st: Fort Collins

Picking this week’s music was HARD but we couldn’t pass up the lady who signed our custom ukelele, a gal who rocks a leopard suit or the band who used whiteout on our bathroom poster.

Electric Smile by Patti Fiasco

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Listen to this epic 80s mashup by Danielle and David Bashford

Friday, November 20

7:30pm: Acoustic Treatment with Alysia Kraft of Patti Fiasco at Otterbox Digital Dome

8 pm: The Yawpers CD Release at Hodi’s

Saturday, November 21

8 pm: Danielle Ate the Sandwich at Avo’s

 

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