Straight White Teeth is the synth-pop solo project of Patrick McGuire, formerly of Denver indie rock band Flashbulb Fires. This week McGuire announced the follow-up to 2015's "Medicine Sword" EP. He'll release the record "Physical Truth" one song at a time over the course of 2018. McGuire brought Straight White Teeth into the CPR Performance Studio this month. He played three songs and spoke with Alisha Sweeney about composing music for film, the differences between performing with a full band and as a solo act, and how a recent bicycle accident affected his songwriting.
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Denver musicians Anna Morsett and Maria Kohler took over our airwaves for a Guest DJ session.
The alternative music pioneers brought back their Dial-A-Song hotline to promote their 20th album, "I Like Fun."
Denver's inaugural new music fest will take place Sept. 14-16 at the Overland Park Golf Course.
See videos and photos from the five-day event, and listen to Jessi Whitten and Scott Carney's favorite musical highlights and discoveries with a Spotify playlist.
The Denver soul-rock octet this month released "Tearing At The Seams," the follow-up to its gold-selling debut album.
Dragondeer released its debut album, "If You Got The Blues," last week. The Denver quartet has long been one of our favorite local bands for its lively blend of blues and psychedelic rock music. We welcomed them back into the CPR Performance Studio for the third time shortly before the record's release. The members of Dragondeer played three songs and spoke with Alisha Sweeney about writing music in the bathtub, how "If You Got The Blues" documents the last four years of their lives and incorporating reggae themes into their music.
The Nashville band stopped in before a show at Denver's Larimer Lounge.
Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir is one of eight Colorado acts performing at this year's South By Southwest music showcase in Austin, Texas. The Denver Americana-rock quintet formed in 2013 -- the same year it first played in the CPR Performance Studio. Last week the band released its debut album, "Long Way Home," before heading down to perform at SXSW. Brown and his band returned to CPR's OpenAir to share three songs from the new LP. Brown also spoke with Alisha Sweeney about how listening to albums from start to finish as a teenager influences his songwriting and how the band will open for country musician Keith Urban at SXSW this week.
Hear a Spotify playlist of Jeremy Petersen's favorite new songs this month.