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Contemporary Artist Music Series: Fierce Bad Rabbit

August 28, 2014

'Fierce Bad Rabbit are a rootsy folk rock quartet that cut their teeth in the Colorado music scene before taking their show on the road to the west and east coasts. Their new album, 'Living Asleep,' blends a warm, rich tapestry of folk music with a cerebral, lyrically driven brand of rock making for a unique, and rather charming, sound.' []

Friday, September 5
9 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center for the Arts
1400 Remington St.

The Contemporary Artist Music Series at Colorado State University sponsored by Bohemian Foundation continues this fall with Fort Collins-favorite indie rock quintet Fierce Bad Rabbit on Friday, September 5.


  • Tickets are free for CSU students (with ID)
  • $1/youth (under 18)
  • $12/public

Limited VIP seating (must be 21 or older), including on-stage cocktail seating with two free drinks, is available.

Ticket office hours have changed

Please note that the University Center for the Arts (UCA) ticket office hours have changed. There are no longer day box office hours.

Tickets are available at the ticket office in the UCA lobby 90 minutes prior to any UCA performance and through intermission or online. Purchasing tickets online saves you a $3 at-the-door fee.

Information about upcoming performances is available by calling (970) 491-ARTS (2787).

Unique soundscape

Fierce Bad Rabbit, comprised of Chris Anderson (lead vox/guitar), Alana Rolfe (viola/vox), Dayton Hicks (bass), Max Barcelow (drums/vox), and Nathaniel Marshall (keys/guitar), has been revolutionizing the Colorado music scene by branching out worldwide with their eclectic but accessible sound.

The band’s new album, Living Asleep, was recorded at the famed Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, Tex. and was just released at Bohemian Nights 2014. Currently the band members reside in Fort Collins and Boston, Mass., tour nationally, and just released brand new single, Crystal Ball

Known for crafting a unique soundscape that spans pop-infused tunes to gritty rock roots, Fierce Bad Rabbit showcases strong and innovative songwriting and poignant lyrics that blend their seasoned musical talents. The band’s sound is reminiscent of Arcade Fire, Delta Spirit, The Shins, The National, and Wilco.

Band formed just before first show

FBR had a fortuitous start in early 2009. Having just returned from West Africa for a trip with his wife in the Peace Corps, Anderson had stockpiled a series of songs he wanted to record and met Rolfe and Hicks from previous bands in Fort Collins. The band formally united just days before their first show together at Surfside 7 on March 15, 2009. With the line-up on board, FBR released their first EP, Black and White EP, on June 25, 2009 at Road 34 in Fort Collins.

About the Contemporary Artist Music Series

This performance is part of the 2014-15 Contemporary Artist Music Series. The series is made possible by the generous support of Bohemian Foundation. The series aims to increase the amount of live contemporary music performances in Fort Collins and encourage audience and community support of local musicians.

Additionally, the series exposes students to different models of success in the music world and helps to bridge the gap between classical and contemporary music for audiences.

Fall 2014 Contemporary Artist Music Series

Fierce Bad Rabbit
With the Covz
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall

Justin Roth
With Shaley Scott
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital Hall

Contact: Carrie Care