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Max, Griff & Stelth from The Dovekins on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch ~ August 2011

Griff, Max, Stelth (3 of 5 Dovekins), Alex (intern/sound), Andrew (host) & Drew (sound) from left to right. Photo by Cindy Schneider @2011

Dovekins consists of members Blake Stepan, Stelth Ulvang, Griff Snyder, Laura Goldhamer and Max Barcelow. All members are able to play multiple instruments, a characteristic that not only separates them stylistically but allows a greater range of sounds in their music.

Thanks to this versatility, Dovekins is able to effortlessly go from delicate, breathy acoustic folk (“Raining Buttons”) to Bellingham-esque accordion-driven folk (“Broke Trombone”). For some bands, however, especially new ones, the lack of a defined sound can make it difficult to build an audience. Typically, bands will wait until they have a loyal fan base to start experimenting (e.g. Radiohead, Kanye West and more recently, Yeasayer and Minus the Bear).

But in this case, the fact that Dovekins can’t be pigeonholed works to their advantage. The success of artists like Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes have certainly attributed to a bit of a “folk revival” and the recent influx of folk-centric bands can make it hard for a new group to gain attention. Dovekins’ wide stylistic range certainly gives them a leg up. “~ Matt Crowley/The AS Review

KRFC’s Tour de Fat Tent

View the Parade RouteTour de Fat rolls through Fort Collins on Saturday, September 3rd, once again spreading the good word about the positive societal offerings of the bicycle.

Tour de Fat-Fort Collins will not be at the New Belgium mothership this year. Instead we’ll be celebrating sustainable folly with the community at the Civic Center Park Area: North Howes Street and Laporte Ave.

The parade begins at 10:00 am

(be there early to register).

Stick around the KRFC tent after the ride and enjoy music and theatrics by Colorado band The Dovekins, along with Daredevil Chicken Club, YoYo Squared and Los Amigos Invisibles.

More information on Tour de Fat is available at http://www.newbelgium.com.