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  1. Wheelchair Sports Camp Teams With Sage Francis And The Late Ikey Owens For Debut LP

    Wheelchair Sports Camp has spent years establishing a reputation as "Denver's biggest smallest band" through live shows, EPs and singles that blend Kalyn Heffernan's rap lyrics with rock, jazz and even country instruments. Their music has won them fans like rapper Sage Francis and landed them on the cover of The Village Voice. This month the band released their debut studio album, "No Big Deal." They worked with keyboardist and producer Isaiah "Ikey" Owens on the album shortly before his death in 2014. Wheelchair Sports Camp returned to our CPR Performance Studio this month to perform some music from the album. They also spoke with Alisha Sweeney about working with the late Owens, signing to Sage Francis' Strange Famous label and getting "roasted" by comedian Jeff Ross at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas.
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  2. Hear Covenhoven Live At The UMS This Saturday

    OpenAir presents a full concert from Denver band Covenhoven recorded at the Underground Music Showcase.
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  3. Lillian Enlists Notable Members Of Denver's Music Community On 'Desert Song'

    Lillian Soderman -- who performs simply as Lillian -- has a lot of musical friends in Colorado. That's a big reason she moved back to the Centennial state from California to record her new EP, "Desert Song." The release features members of Denver bands Inner Oceans and Paper Bird, but it's Soderman who is front and center on its five songs. The music features sparse folk arrangements that allow her breezy vocals to shine but often move into dream-rock crescendos. Lillian stopped into the CPR Performance Studio before her show tonight at Larimer Lounge. She performed three songs from the EP with her band and spoke with Jeremy Petersen about recording at Denver's Mammoth Cave Studio, how her sound has changed over the past five years and her time working as a counselor for homeless youth.
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  4. Hear Morning Bear Live At The UMS This Saturday

    OpenAir presents a full concert from Denver folk band Morning Bear recorded at the Underground Music Showcase.
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  5. Hear Edison Live At The UMS This Saturday

    OpenAir presents a full concert from Denver rock band Edison recorded at the Underground Music Showcase.
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  6. For Keeps Continues Denver's Indie Pop Legacy

    Denver band For Keeps started as a collaboration between co-lead singers Merideth Pryor and Cody Witsken while teaching in China. Now the band is a five-piece that writes fun and light-hearted indie pop. ​Pryor and Witsken -- now engaged -- and the other three members of For Keeps stopped into the CPR Performance Studio to play some songs from their debut "The People We Let In" as well as some new material. They also spoke with Alisha Sweeney about their self-described "BFF pop," the influence of fellow Denver bands Dressy Bessy and Apples In Stereo and their upcoming acoustic tour in South America.
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  7. Brent Cowles Returns After You Me & Apollo To Launch His Solo Career

    Singer Brent Cowles took a big risk in late 2014 when he split up his Fort Collins-based band You Me & Apollo. He's now pursuing a solo career and shared some new songs in the CPR Performance Studio.
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  8. Eros And The Eschaton Preview New Album 'Weight Of Matter' At OpenAir

    Eros And The Eschaton last joined us at OpenAir in 2014 after the release of their lo-fi debut album “Home Address For Civil War.” Since then Denver Westword readers voted the Colorado Springs band as the best local pop band of 2015 for their blend of shoegaze and pop melodies. The band has also extended to a five-piece for their sophomore album, “Weight Of Matter,” out August 19. Songs like "Rxx" are faster and louder, but still in the experimental rock vein that has made them local favorites. Eros And The Eschaton played "Rxx" and others from the forthcoming album during their second OpenAir session and spoke with Alisha Sweeney about signing to indie label Bar/None Records, the Colorado Springs arts scene and expanding their sound on "Weight Of Matter."
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  9. Snapshots From The 2016 Underground Music Showcase: Polica, Thee Oh Sees, Tacocat And More

    Browse our photos from the 2016 UMS.
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  10. Watch: 10 Artists To See At The 2016 Underground Music Showcase

    Watch artists like San Fermin, Edison and Inner Oceans perform at OpenAir, and learn where to see them at UMS this weekend.
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