Two members of the Colorado band Elephant Revival joined us last week for an unusual session in the CPR Performance Studio. Violinist Bridget Law and singer-percussionist Bonnie Paine played with members of the Colorado Symphony for a special performance that featured music from the band's latest album, "Petals," as well as some older material. Elephant Revival will share the stage with the Symphony Saturday night at Denver's Boettcher Concert Hall.
The Fort Collins highlight episode also features The Covz and Slow Caves.
The members of Chimney Choir have defied genres and labels with their music since they got together in 2011. The Denver band blends folk, electronica, rock and even ballet music on last year's "Boomtown." Chimney Choir will release the album "(dream)" with an interactive live show at the Mercury Cafe on Saturday. The band stopped into the CPR Performance Studio beforehand to preview some music from the new LP. They talked with Alisha Sweeney about composing "sound collages," collaborating with the Denver dance troupe Wonderbound and what they have in store for their concert this weekend.
On Nov. 24, we're playing 24 hours of Colorado music -- including OpenAir Sessions with local artists and a full concert from Reverend Deadeye, recorded live at The Bluebird Theater, at 4 p.m.
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The episode also features Plume Varia and Kayla Marque.
The fourth episode of "OpenAir Live & Local" Season 3 features performances from the various projects of Denver singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff, including the Night Sweats, Born In The Flood and a solo performance filmed at the Underground Music Showcase.
The episode also features Whiskey Autumn and Anthony Ruptak at The Walnut Room.
The episode also features The Milk Blossoms and Colfax Speed Queen at Lost Lake Lounge.
Denver musician Jon Shockness caught our attention as a member of hip-hop band Air Dubai and his soulful solo work as Kid Astronaut. Now, he's teamed up with Nigerian-born producer Daniel Iyere for the new band HVN -- which is pronounced "heaven." CPR's OpenAir was privy to one of the first ever HVN live performances when we welcomed them into our studio last month. Iyere's synth-heavy electronic production gives a modern edge to the R&B that Shockness has explored throughout his career. HVN performed four songs in our studio and spoke with Alisha Sweeney about the genesis of their collaboration, how living in Denver has influenced their music and some details of their forthcoming debut EP.