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  1. 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.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  2. Mesita Takes A Break From Electronica For An Acoustic OpenAir Session

    James Cooley has spent eight years making electronic beats and melodies in his Littleton bedroom. He has self-released five albums and three EPs under the name Mesita. Cooley rarely performs live, but he recently stopped into our studio for a unique Mesita performance: Instead of electronica, he performed solo with acoustic guitar. He performed three songs from his catalog including the recent single "All Out In The Open," and spoke with Alisha Sweeney about his new album "Laniakea," exploring new pop music directions and the possibility of a Mesita tour.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  3. 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.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  4. Inner Oceans Returns To OpenAir And Announces Plan For Debut Album

    Inner Oceans has had a steady rise since forming three years ago. The Denver experimental pop group received the "Best New Artist" of 2014 award from Westword and performed on the Underground Music Showcase main stage in Denver last July. The band has released only a few singles, but plans to release a debut album, "I Don't Mind," on Sept. 16. It will feature material they wrote and recorded during a month of seclusion in a studio outside Bailey. Inner Oceans returned to the CPR Performance Studio to play three synth-driven songs and spoke with OpenAir's Jeremy Petersen about how the band has developed its sound over the years and the details of their anticipated debut album.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  5. OpenAir's Colorado Music Sampler: Spring 2016

    Hear new tracks from 10 Colorado artists like Turner Jackson, Mesita, The Savage Blush and more.
    CPR's OpenAir · Blog Post
  6. Magic Cyclops Celebrates 16 Years Of Entertaining And Confounding Audiences

    This month marks the anniversary of Denver musician Magic Cyclops’ live debut. Here's a list of 16 things you might not know about him.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  7. Watch: 8 Colorado Artists To Check Out At The 2016 Westword Music Showcase

    Watch performances from eight Colorado artists set to appear at the showcase, including Brent Cowles, Dirty Few and more.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  8. DeVotchKa Teams Up With The Colorado Symphony Once Again

    The Denver band performed in our studio before their annual concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. They also gave a few hints about their forthcoming album.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  9. Sound Of Ceres Aims For The Stars After Candy Claws

    Karen and Ryan Hover are the married duo behind Fort Collins band Sound of Ceres. They recorded three synth-pop albums as Candy Claws before venturing into ethereal space-rock territory with their new group. The Hovers recruited members of The Polyphonic Spree and Brooklyn indie rockers The Drums for "Nostalgia For Infinity," their debut album as Sound of Ceres. The band stopped into our CPR Performance Studio shortly before heading to Austin, Texas, for SXSW.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  10. Whiskey Autumn, Another Tiny Desk Contest Artist, Performs At OpenAir

    We first heard the music of Whiskey Autumn in the band's submission to NPR Music's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest. The Boulder trio's video for "Dog Days" introduced us to their smart, catchy electronic pop and we included it as one of our 10 favorite Colorado entries this year. The band played four songs at OpenAir and spoke with OpenAir's Jeremy Petersen about the production behind their Tiny Desk video, shifting from folk to electronic music and how R&B singer Frank Ocean inspired their sound.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story